specialist education recruitment

Head of School

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Workplace: Virginia, USA
Added 09-10-2018 08:05:00


North Branch School, a progressive school in Virginia, seeks new Head of School

North Branch School is a progressive school in Afton, Virginia for students ages 3 – 14. We are now looking for a new Head of School for July 2019.

North Branch has a 35-year history of fostering creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking through hands-on and discovery-based learning. Our unique and vibrant community promotes respect, non-violence, environmental responsibility, and the involvement of students, teachers, and families in learning.

The ideal candidate is an experienced leader with a deep understanding of and commitment to our mission, who will be excited to build upon our legacy of leading children to a love of learning. The head of our unique school must also be able to do the following:

  • Be the public face of the school, as well as the bridge between students, staff, parents, community, donors, and Board of Trustees.
  • Understand and articulate the three-way intersection between accessibility, tuition, and salaries.​
  • Carefully manage the admissions process.
  • Lead and support teaching staff in NBS’s mission-driven program.
  • Partner with the Development Director ​to lead fundraising activities ​and with the school Administrator ​in the admissions process and the handling of the day-to-day logistics of school life.

Alongside these qualities, you will also need:

  • Value and support the mission​ of the school.
  • Comfortably and confidently interact with all constituencies​ (students, parents, teachers, community, donors, Board), communicate clearly​ and transparently (when appropriate), and create a welcoming environment​.
  • Be able to make connections ​and recognize interdependent needs​ by being present in the daily life of the school.
  • Maintain a balanced demeanor ​while juggling a number of duties and wearing several hats.
  • Model resourcefulness and budget-driven decision-making​.
  • Be willing to collaborate with both children and adults​ when appropriate and be decisive​ when necessary.
  • Bring his or her own talents and add them to the school community​.

The complete position description is available at north-branch-school.org/transition/head-of-school-position-description/ or by contacting Ellen Bouton or Katrien Vance, co-chairs of the Search Committee, at Search.North.Branch@gmail.com

Go to  north-branch-school.org to apply

Find us at www.north-branch-school.org

Specific details

Specialist Area Progressive
Hours Full time
Salary Range 50,000
Job Type Permanent
Recruiter Type Direct Employer


Virginia, United States, North America
Afton Virginia, 22920


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