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Assistant Head of Lower School
Collegiate School [NY]
New York, New York
Salary: 85,500-162,000
Date Posted: 12/2/2022
Job ID: 67990
Position/Title: Assistant Head of Lower School
Employer: Collegiate School [NY]
Category / Heading #1: Teaching  Early Childhood/Elementary Ed.
Category / Heading #2: Administration  Division Head/Principal - Assistant Division Head Lower/Elementary Sch
Category / Heading #3:  
Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:

Collegiate’s Lower School seeks a dedicated, dynamic, and experienced full-time Assistant Head of Lower School, grades K-4, to begin August 2023. The ideal candidate will possess a strong passion for teaching and learning, with an ability to be fully engaged in and committed to the education of young boys. 

Devoted to a dynamic learning environment filled with curiosity and independence—with a focus on community, empathy, and kindness—we provide a developmentally-appropriate, social-emotional foundation upon which students build academic and personal excellence. Administrators and teachers collaborate in teams, with specialists’ support, and use a range of pedagogical approaches to foster active, yet structured learning within an aligned and well-sequenced curriculum. Our faculty culture of continuous learning—ongoing work to develop and hone skills, knowledge and understanding—proves critical to our success.

Additionally, the Assistant Head of Lower School must possess an enthusiastic commitment to the importance of building and sustaining a diverse, just, inclusive, and equitable academic environment.

General Summary

Under the general direction of the Head of Lower School, the Assistant Head of Lower School is responsible for assisting in curriculum review and development, participating in faculty recruitment, hiring, supervision, and evaluation, and leading the mentoring program for Associate Teachers within the Lower School. The Assistant Lower School Head serves as the division leader in the Head’s absence. This position is also responsible for overseeing the administration of the afterschool program and its employees, working closely with the Afterschool director.

Essential Duties:

  • Assists the Head of Lower School in the daily operations and communications of the division;

  • Assists in curriculum development and review;

  • Participates in faculty recruitment process including screening of candidates, interviews, tours, reference checks and other hiring procedures;

  • Participates in the supervision of Lower School faculty including performance evaluations and feedback process;

  • Assists the Head of Lower School in planning meetings, presentations, and professional development offerings;

  • Regularly visits Lower School classrooms;

  • Teaches reading to Lower School students;

  • Participates in the Admissions and Enrollment process;

  • Serves as a member of the K-12 Academic Council;

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 7-10 Years


Education and Experience:

A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in education or related field required. Master’s degree or higher preferred. Must possess a minimum of ten years of teaching experience. Leadership experience preferred.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to complete a background check

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability and willingness to participate fully in a dynamic day school located in New York City;

  • Knowledge of Lower School teaching and learning;

  • Experience with various literacy curriculums for grades K-4;

  • Strong knowledge of child development and implications of an all-boys environment;

  • Familiarity with research about learning with an eagerness to help sustain and inspire the improvement of classroom practice;

  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing;

  • Ability to multitask, keep calm under pressure and treat everyone with respect;

  • Displays curiosity, a positive attitude, flexibility and a good sense of humor;

  • Ability to follow all policies and procedures of the School as written in the employee and parent handbooks.

Tuition Remission: No
Spend for Graduate Study: No
Relocation Assistance/Allowance: No
Support/Sponsor Work visas to overseas candidates: No
ON Campus Housing: No
OFF Campus Housing: No
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Contact Info
Melanie Hutchinson