We are seeking a Head of Lower School that is a dynamic, enthusiastic leader with a high emotional quotient and who values all aspects of the educational journey. One of our fundamental beliefs is that everyone can be a citizen leader. It is essential that the Head of Lower School embraces Ravenscroft’s legacy of “Learning, Leading and Serving” by becoming immersed in Lead From Here and our Citizen Leader Framework.
Specifically, we are seeking someone who embodies the following:
Has a strong commitment to academic excellence and appreciation for differentiated instruction.
Has a passion for cultivating citizen leadership in our students, faculty and families.
Is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment where all members of our community feel known, cared for and positioned to thrive.
Has a high emotional quotient combined with positive energy and can effectively manage relationships with our students, faculty, staff and families with sensitivity and compassion.
Is a thoughtful innovator who can determine what we do well and where we can improve then lead us through well-paced change (while also understanding we aren’t interested in change for change’s sake).
Is able to embrace our spiritual legacy. Founded as an Episcopal parish school in 1862 and becoming nonsectarian in 1966, Ravenscroft embraces our Judeo-Christian heritage and respects the religious beliefs of each individual.
In this role, the Head of Lower School will be a/an:
“Chief Storyteller” for the Lower School who is energized by hands-on work and being immersed in the admissions process.
Inciter of enthusiasm and joy, creating an environment where students are excited, faculty are inspired and parents are valued as partners.
Innovator and orchestrator of activity, making Ravenscroft’s Lower School a place where faculty are eager and empowered to move forward with our mission and goals.
Active member of the Ravenscroft Leadership Team in supporting the school’s mission.
The following traits and skills are essential:
Exceptional communication skills with the desire to eagerly engage with students, families, faculty and staff.
Strong collaboration skills with the ability to foster an environment of teamwork and engagement with the Lower School faculty and staff.
Abundant energy with a fun approach to leadership.
Adaptable, approachable, responsive, visible and warm.
Strong academic credentials, including an advanced degree and a growth mindset.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Ravenscroft School
Ravenscroft School is an independent coeducational day school offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts with numerous advanced classes and an emphasis on best-practices teaching methods at every level. Founded in 1862, the school enrolls 1160 students in grades pre-K through twelve who demonstrate high standards of conduct as well as the capability of achieving success in a rigorous academic program.
Ravenscroft School Mission Statement: "The Ravenscroft community, guided by our legacy of excellence, nurtures individual potential and prepares students to thrive in a complex and interdependent world."