The Bellwether School, a holistic education community and non-profit organization, is looking for a new School Director. This position is multi-faceted and would require a blend of knowledge/understanding of early childhood and progressive elementary education as well as experience fundraising and marketing for independent schools. Ideal candidates would have a minimum of 5 years working in a similar leadership role, experience collaborating with a board of directors, a growing understanding of progressive/holistic education, and budgeting/financial know-how. The heart of Bellwether is its teachers and students, as well as the families that value and trust in the unique educational experience that happens there. We are looking for a leader to join us in this wonderful journey and lead us to an even stronger future.
Title: School Director
Domains: Vision, Mission, and Growth of the School; Fundraising; Marketing; Teacher and Student Affairs; Fiscal Management; Enrollment and Admissions; Board-Staff-Director Relations; Human Resources
Reports to: The Bellwether School’s Board of Directors
The School Director, in collaboration with the staff, is responsible for upholding Bellwether’s educational mission and philosophy; the integrity of its curriculum and programs; and executing any strategic plan. The Director understands and embraces the Bellwether School’s philosophy and sense of community. With support from the Board of Directors, the School Director continuously seeks ways to guarantee the school’s short and long-term security through overseeing sound financial management, ongoing fundraising, marketing, and outreach. He/she/they will connect community members with the school’s mission and strategic direction, and enlist their support in achieving school-wide initiatives. The Director is a champion for the Bellwether teachers, providing support and structure while empowering them to lead their classrooms with the dedication and passion that makes the Bellwether learning environment so special.
The Bellwether School is a holistic education school for children from 3-12 years of age. Founded in 1995, by progressive education activist, Ron Miller, The Bellwether School’s highest goal is the cultivation of relationships between, and within, the learner and their world. The school has long been at the forefront of sound ecological and environmental practices and strives to be a leader in education for the 21st-century utilizing an emergent curriculum. Bellwether teachers recognize diversity in learning styles and learners’ interests, celebrate relationships, and strive for balance. Daily life in a Bellwether program reflects respect for a student’s need to move, converse, and be active. Schoolwork is process-oriented rather than product-oriented which is demonstrated by Bellwether’s commitment to eliminating homework as part of the curriculum. Classrooms are multi-age which provides a flexible setting that recognizes the variance in student experience, maturity, and ability as well as honors the diversity in the group.
Salary Range: $58,000 – $62,000 12-month employee
Please send a resume and cover letter highlighting your interest and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
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