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Job: Head of Elementary-Middle School

Title Head of Elementary-Middle School
Location Landmark School – Prides Crossing, MA
Job Information

November 2019

Landmark School seeks a bright, dynamic, engaging, articulate, passionate, decisive, dedicated, ambitious, insightful, and experienced individual to be the next Head of the Elementary-Middle School.

Landmark’s EMS Head must be a person of vision who can think and process abstractly while simultaneously attending to and juggling numerous critical details.

Paramount to success in this position are strong leadership, management, organizational, and communication qualities and skills, as well as a belief in and commitment to Landmark School’s mission and core programs and values.

The EMS Head will be responsible for leading and managing all aspects of the EMS Program and will be a member of Landmark’s top-level administrative team, involved in and depended upon for administrative decision-making.

The EMS Head will work closely with and report to the Headmaster.

A resume and one page statement of interest and educational philosophy must be submitted to: Robert J. Broudo, Headmaster, by December 18, 2019.


CHARACTERISTICS OF THE NEXT LANDMARK ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD:

1a. Possesses strong passion for Landmark’s mission.
1b. Honors and protects Landmark’s core values, programs, teaching principles and practices.
1c. Has an entrepreneurial and forward thinking mindset.
1d. Has a strong personal interest in maintaining and refining core programs while also remaining current with cutting edge research and ideas in the areas of education, special education, and technology – is not satisfied with status quo.

2. Is approachable, connects easily and genuinely with all of the school’s constituencies, effectively builds strong, positive relationships, and is open to listening to other’s thoughts and concerns.

3. Fosters trust and respect.

4. Is a strong communicator and effectively manages meetings.

5. Is a strong student advocate, supports a diverse student population, and appreciates the unique qualities, characteristics, strengths, and challenges of individual students at all developmental levels.

6. Is a strong advocate for faculty and middle managers and encourages professional collaboration and development.

7. Is a strong advocate for and takes ownership of ALL Landmark programs.

8. Is a proven leader who has a capacity for recognizing and retaining talent, is skillful at building a strong and diverse team, is able to implement new initiatives and delegate responsibilities, and is able to have tough conversations with employees when necessary.

9. Is adept at “systems assessment” with an ability to clearly identify strengths and challenges within the program, organize or reorganize roles, responsibilities, expectations, and bureaucratic levels, when and if deemed necessary.

10. Has a strong sense of self that allows her/him to balance a collaborative decision making style with decisiveness.

11. Has a sense of humor and an appreciation for joy while doing hard work.

12. Embraces and easily engages with parents and guardians.

13. Understands and is willing to participate in fund raising activities.

14. Is knowledgeable about and able to implement regulations and mandates of DESE.

15. Is committed to a strong relationship/connection between the HS and EMS.

16. Is willing to attend conferences to learn, share, and network.


CHALLENGES FOR THE NEXT LANDMARK ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL HEAD:

1. Protecting the core of Landmark’s culture, programs, and values, while stimulating growth and refinement.

2. Understanding, managing, and developing the campus budget.

3. Recognizing and addressing real or perceived tensions within faculty around topics of program, space, resources.

4. Implementing effective evaluations and use of effective accountability measures.

5. Exploring educational technology’s role at and outside of Landmark with the goal of establishing a school-wide approach and curriculum for appropriate students.

6. Exploring opportunities for PDPs (training) during the school year, beyond the resources currently provided through BU-Wheelock, InReach, and Outreach.

7. Increasing faculty diversity.

8. Review non-academic (elective) offerings to refine offerings in future years.

9. Maintaining a team atmosphere among the administrative team and middle managers with the priorities focused on teacher success and student success.

Landmark School Non-Discrimination Policy: Landmark School does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, homelessness, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, genetic information, disability, sex, or age in treatment or employment at Landmark, admission or access to Landmark, or any other aspect of the educational programs and activities that Landmark operates and is sharing with all constituencies.

Website www.landmarkschool.org