Job Goals: Department Chairs at Antilles School perform various administrative functions that promote the successful day-to-day operation of their departments and the School. They are closely involved in decisions affecting curriculum development, faculty recruitment, faculty evaluation and the budget for their departments.
Reports directly to: Directors of Middle and Upper School and Chief Academic Officer
Teaching Responsibilities: Department chairs teach 4-5 classes
Responsibilities and Duties as Chair:
To articulate the department’s strategies in achieving the mission of the school and to set departmental goals and policies with members of the department. (to include policies for prerequisites, course placement, non-Antilles courses credit)
To facilitate communication between the department and the administration.
To lead department conversation about teaching and learning to promote rigor and innovation.
To hold regularly scheduled department meetings and to copy minutes of the meetings to the division directors, Chief Academic Officer, Head of School, and the Department Chair Committee.
To contribute to faculty goal setting and to conduct classroom observations to provide feedback and support.
To provide input and support concerning professional development opportunities during professional development days and concerning individual professional development opportunities.
To coordinate the scope and sequence of content, teaching methodologies, departmental philosophies, and means of assessment used by each teacher within the department.
To lead the new course proposal process.
To lead the course placement process for honors and Advanced Placement courses in coordination with counselor, admission process, and teacher recommendations.
To review and approve department syllabi, unit plans, and major assessments including midterms and finals.
To make recommendations for teaching assignments in the department.
To assist in the selection of tech hardware, tech software, and library materials for the department.
To partner with Directors and the Chief Academic Officer in the interviewing and hiring of candidates for teaching positions in the department.
To mentor/onboard new faculty members.
To submit each spring listings for textbooks; to prepare an annual departmental budget that allows for the on-going purchase of supplemental texts, supplies, and equipment; and to administer the budget in cooperation with the Chief Financial Officer.
To partner with the Director of Communications to develop and maintain the department web presence on the school’s website.
To perform other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree or higher, required
Demonstrated command of knowledge applicable to the position
Understanding of pedagogy and fostering intellectual growth
Ability to cultivate meaningful relationships with multiple constituencies
Excellent communication skills
Positive, detail-oriented team player with the ability be self-directed
Experience in independent schools, preferred
Internal Number: 202002
About Antilles School
Antilles School is an independent coeducational day school located on St. Thomas, in the US Virgin Islands. Antilles enrolls approximately 500 students in a toddler program through grade 12. Antilles occupies a distinct place in the culture and the history of the larger Virgin Islands community.
Excellence, Diversity and Community are the guiding principles for each day at Antilles.
Antilles School is committed to the pursuit of educational excellence and a purposeful life. We foster a sense of community, embrace diversity and creativity, seek to develop the whole child, and prepare students for success in college and beyond.
Successful employment candidates will have an understanding of, and a commitment to, a culturally, socially, and ethnically diverse population.