The new educational director/head of school will report to and partner with a board consisting of three owner investors. Two of the owner investors are the original founders having started this school for their own children 13 years ago. The third investor joined HWIS in late 2018 to support the NY expansion. Initially the role would focus on the education and operations of the school, expansion to middle school grades 6-8, development of after school clubs and building the parent community. The roles of finance, legal, HR, marketing and admissions would be outside the scope of the role. It is believed that in 2-4 years the role would expand to include these functional areas and evolve from Educational Director to Head of School.
Educational Director/Head of School
The Educational Director (ED) is a leader who is a strong collaborative builder of people, possesses pedagogical high standards, and is passionate about the benefits of immersion education. The ED will oversee two locations: Stirling, NJ and NY, NY. Reporting to the ED will be a team of assistant directors with both significant and newly acquired immersion experience. The position will be subject to a bi-annual review by the school founders.
Staff and Program Development
Inspires a culture of mission-driven excellence and inclusion
Implements and enhances a language immersion education program that promotes an international perspective for responsible citizenry at both a local and international level
Manages and supervises all full and part-time staff
Helps formulate performance management and culture of accountability
Ensures that school’s curriculum and programs are evolving to meet student needs
Ensures that school appearance and day to day management of operations is smooth
Coordinate and oversee staff development and training that is aligned with New York and New Jersey State Standards, and the school’s curriculum
Conducts regular staff meetings
Designs and implements professional development workshops for all employees
Oversees school data reporting systems and data analysis to inform instructional practice
Effectively recruits and retains student population
Effectively recruits and retains teacher population
Provides input in developing the school’s long-term strategic plan
Oversee the development of other programs such as after school, extended care, summer camp and Mommy & Me
Works with high schools to develop feeder programs in support of ex-missions
Works with licensing regulatory bodies
Ensures that the school builds enrollment and retains students
Maintains an open-door policy for parents
Participates in Family conferences when appropriate
Articulates the school’s mission and vision to parents and the community
Works with the parent association
Oversees the implementation of the school’s annual budget
Tracks and assigns all purchases
Assures proper reporting of financials to Owners
Policies and Procedures
Provides regular updates to founders/investor on:
Policies and procedures
Curriculum plan and achievement
All instructional teachers; a diverse cultural and lingual employee base
Administrative – finance, custodial, HR, admissions (this may evolve in year 2)
The successful candidate will possess many of the following experiences and skills:
MA in Education related field (Administration, Curriculum & Instruction, Linguistics, etc.)
Prior administrative experience in a leadership role in an independent school
Prior teaching or administrative experience with an immersion school
K-8 and early childhood experience
Excellent community-outreach and relationship building skills
Extensive knowledge of curriculum development; new research and technology enhancements
Ability to create and sustain positive, ambitious school culture among staff and students
Ability to develop teachers- mentor, provide feedback and constructive criticism, corrective action, coaching and discipline if necessary.
Experience in assessment and achievement data analysis
Leading school in acquiring accreditation
Bilingual/fluent in one of the languages of instruction – Mandarin or Spanish
Ability to partner with HR, Accounting, Admissions, Facilities, etc. in upholding and enforcing School policies and procedures
Excellent communication skills– clear, direct communication with tact and professionalism
Highly organized and attentive-to-detail, ability to manage administrative paperwork
Applicants may submit a cover letter, resume (with salary requirements) and a personal statement to: email@example.com
HWIS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We actively encourage all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation to apply.
We regret that we will not be able to respond to every submission. Only applicants of interest will be contacted.
Thank you for your interest in working for HWIS!
Additional Salary Information: Compensation:
•Benefits package includes PTO, medical, dental, vision, FSA, 401K, etc.
There will be an initial contract for a two-year period as Educational Director, followed by a two-year period as Head of School. This is a Full-time 12-month position. To start as soon as agreed upon, possibly prior to the end of the 2018/2019 academic year.
About Hudson Way Immersion School
HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) has the reputation as the “best Mandarin and Spanish immersion program in NYC and NJ” due to its unique full immersion model, early start in preschool, teacher training and immersion leadership. Reflecting that reputation, the school’s mission is to develop students as flexible thinkers, culturally aware and linguistically capable in at least two languages.
HWIS, serving children ages 2 to Grade 5, is the oldest independent Mandarin and Spanish immersion program in the NY/NJ area with two campuses – one on the upper west side of Manhattan, and one in NJ. The school is poised to more than double enrollment growth with recently-obtained funding to expand and relocate the NY school in September 2019, and with the recent NJ move to a newly renovated Church school location in NJ this past September 2018. The school has also announced plans to grow in grades through grade 8 by 2021.
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