Maret School seeks a dynamic mathematics teacher, curriculum leader and innovator to serve as Mathematics Department Chair. Department Chairs are teachers, academic leaders, and faculty supervisors. The department chair supervises instruction and the implementation of the curriculum within the department. Department chairs work closely with division directors, collaborate with other school administrators and report to the Assistant Head: Curriculum Development.
As an Educational Leader the successful candidate will:
Lead department members in the establishment and implementation of departmental goals, course objectives, and instructional strategies which are consistent with the overall mission of the School, the Strategic Plan, and the annual operating budget.
Serve as a member of the D2 committee (Department Heads/Division Heads), a decision-making group overseeing the School's educational program and graduation requirements.
Demonstrate knowledge of new trends in education through attendance at conferences and seminars, membership in organizations, and subscriptions to appropriate journals.
Motivate teachers to embrace collaboration and professional development.
Serve as an energetic team leader who models respect for others and an ability to embrace and lead positive change.
As an Academic Leader the successful candidate will:
Establish and maintain, in collaboration with department members and a broader circle of administrators, the departmental philosophy and standards for the development of current and new course offerings within the department.
Facilitate a clear scope and sequence in grades K-12 that is developmentally appropriate, innovative and in line with Maret's Essential Skills and broader curricular offerings.
Chair regular department meetings to discuss programmatic issues and offer support to teachers within the department.
Educate students and families about the program and coordinate the course selection process.
Work with students new to the school to determine an appropriate mathematics program for each individual.
Coordinate with other department chairs in order to facilitate cooperation, integration and cross-disciplinary work.
Allot teaching assignments yearly while balancing individual teacher's talents and interests with overall school needs and arrange coverage for classes in case of departmental faculty absences.
Observe each teacher's classes on a regular basis and provide evaluation, constructive feedback, praise and mentorship for effective teaching. Communicates teacher effectiveness and related personnel matters as appropriate.
Hire for grades 5-12, in collaboration with the Head of School and other relevant administrators: dedicated and professional teachers who are lifelong learners; show passion and expertise in K-12 Math; are aligned with the school's mission, and are dedicated to the success of each student.
Exhibit excellent collaboration, communication, leadership and managerial skills.
As a teacher the successful candidate will:
Have a demonstrated track record of excellent teaching in an academic environment comparable to Maret.
Have a Master's degree (preferred).
Demonstrate expertise in mathematics and the ability to teach a variety of courses.
Exhibit a deep passion for teaching and great enthusiasm for working with students of all ages and differing strengths.
Display excellent classroom management skills.
Enjoy and be committed to professional development and collaboration with colleagues.
Maret School stands firmly behind the principle that the admission of students, the employment of faculty, the operation of programs, and the governance of the School be open to all who are qualified regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. We believe that this principle is both firmly grounded in the spirit of American democracy and in keeping with the civil responsibilities of an independent school.
Every Maret employee must abide by our Code of Conduct which is outlined HERE.
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If this description speaks to you, please send a cover letter and résumé BY EMAIL ONLY to email@example.com. Unfortunately, we will not be able to respond personally to every applicant. You will hear from us only if your experience matches our current needs.