The Baldwin School is seeking a dynamic, collaborative leader to serve as its Director of Upper School, to start on July 1, 2018.
Founded in 1888, the mission of the Baldwin School is to develop talented girls into confident young women with vision, global understanding, and the competency to make significant and enduring contributions to the world. The School nurtures students’ passion for intellectual rigor in academics, creativity in the arts, and competition in athletics, forming women capable of leading their generation while living balanced lives. The new Director of Upper School will be instrumental in inspiring a division that fulfills this mission. She or he will report directly to the Head of School and serve as a key member of the School’s senior leadership team.
As leader of the Upper School, the Director of Upper School is responsible for the continued academic, programmatic, administrative, and cultural health of grades 9 through 12. She or he will provide vision and direction to the Upper School Faculty, oversee daily operations and programs of the division, and guide the overall curriculum and pedagogical practice in the Upper School. As a key member of Baldwin’s leadership team, the Director of Upper School will work with fellow administrators; to shape and implement school-wide strategic objectives that reflect the Baldwin mission and values; to preserve its core culture of collaboration, community, and inclusivity; and to ensure innovative, student-centered practices thrive throughout the three divisions. Together with the Department Chairs and Dean of Academic Affairs, the Director also oversees the professional development of our Upper School faculty, recruiting, supervising, and mentoring over 53 talented educators. She or he provides leadership and direction for the Upper School with the support of eight direct reports including four Department Chairs, the Directors of College Counseling, the Dean of Students, and an Administrative Assistant.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced, committed educator, with a proven record of academic and administrative leadership, who is excited by the opportunity to inspire and shape a division of exceptional educators dedicated to providing an unparalleled educational experience to our Upper School students.
In addition she/he will:
Embrace the School’s mission and core values;
Work effectively with all constituencies, cultivating a strong sense of community and culture;
Foster a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment, for students, faculty, staff, and families;
Demonstrate transparency, sensitivity, integrity and respect for others;
Promote innovation, creativity, and best pedagogical practices as related to our academics, co-curricular programs, and use of educational technology;
Have extensive knowledge of girls’ developmental and educational needs;
Be skilled in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating, and retaining gifted teachers;
Be an effective, dynamic communicator and have exceptional relationship-building skills;
Lead by effectively balancing collaboration and decisiveness, with the best interest of our students always in mind;
Be an approachable and accessible administrator who listens well, displays a genuine interest in others, and builds authentic relationships;
Be an enthusiastic, highly visible community member who actively engages in the life of the School by being present in the classrooms, afterschool programs, and campus events.
The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, at least ten years of relevant academic and leadership experience, and a dedication to continuous personal and professional growth. She or he should be highly committed to all-girls’ education.
Founded in 1888, The Baldwin School is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, PreK -12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in all-girls education. In a nurturing atmosphere that reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought.