Assistant Director of Middle School

  • Brentwood School
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
Full Time Academia Education Executive

Job Description

Brentwood School inspires every student to:

Think critically and creatively.

Act ethically.

Shape a future with meaning.



Assistant Director of Middle School

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for an Assistant Director of Middle School beginning July, 2018. We are seeking individuals with administrative experience to assist the Middle School Director in maintaining a dynamic environment in the Middle School.  

It is expected a successful candidate would:

  • Foster a culture of community in Middle School
  • Support programming that strengthens student commitment to the Core Values
  • Nurture the growth of emotional intelligence and character development of students
  • Demonstrate and promote a collaborative approach when working with faculty and staff
  • Support students in meeting various school expectations
  • Support and advance school- wide initiatives

In addition, a candidate should possess the following qualities and attributes:

  • Shown dedication to being a student advocate
  • Demonstrated success as a confident problem solver
  • Commitment to professional growth and to high professional standards
  • Flexibility
  • Sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
  • An interest in and openness to professional growth and development
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion

Candidates should have at least 5 years of teaching or other relevant experience, preferably in independent schools. Candidates holding advanced degrees are preferred.


The Assistant Middle School Director should:

  • Be highly organized and have excellent communication skills
  • Exhibit a collaborative approach to leadership that produces effective decision making and that reveals a genuine enthusiasm for working with colleagues, sharing strategies, and exploring effective ways to enhance the student experience
  • Have a passion for teaching and learning and find joy working with adolescents
  • Cultivate an equitable and diverse the Middle School community

Specific duties include:

  • Provide overall assistance to the Middle School Director in the routine operation of the Middle School          
  • Oversee the Advisory program and work with the Human Development teachers to create programming
  • Plan community time and assemblies
  • Manage the logistics and preparations for 7th Grade orientation and retreat
  • Support faculty leaders of student organizations (affinity groups, student council, SLO)
  • Plan school-sponsored social events
  • Coordinate end of year events
  • Work with faculty on student life matters
  • Assist the Parents Association regarding student events
  • Work with Middle School Director regarding student conduct            
  • Counsel students when necessary, working closely with the MS psychologist                
  • Attend all grade level, faculty, administrative, and other meetings                                   
  • Engage in curricular discussions                                                                     
  • Participate in the process of hiring faculty and staff
  • Assist with the review of report cards                                                                         
  • Engage in various aspects of MS scheduling (including class assignments and room allocation) in coordination with the Middle School Director

Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. Information about our school can be found at


Please submit a letter of interest and a resume to:


Ms. Nasrin Farahmand

Administrative Assistant to the Middle School Director

Brentwood School

100 S. Barrington Place

Los Angeles, CA 90049


Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, M.B.A., Other Graduate Degree