The Episcopal School of Los Angeles (ESLA) seeks an experienced, dynamic, and innovative educator to fill the newly-created position of Dean of Academics in this rapidly growing, vibrant school. Reporting to the Head of School and working alongside the Dean of Students (also a newly-created position), Director of Student Life and Diversity, and Chaplain in the daily management of school life, the Dean of Academics will oversee all aspects of grade 6-12 academic curriculum, teaching, and learning at ESLA. As part of the school’s strategic plan, the Dean will lead our review and development of curriculum scope and sequence, implement best practices in faculty evaluation and development, and use data analysis to help drive improvement in classroom delivery and assessment and overall student achievement.
We’re looking for...
An experienced, dynamic educator with a background in curriculum development and faculty leadership in middle and upper schools.
The ideal candidate will display some or all of the following characteristics:
- Experience designing creative, engaging curricula, and differentiating instruction and assessment for a heterogeneous student body
- Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher meeting developmental needs of students across grades six through twelve
- Successful administrative, leadership, and/or teaching experience, preferably in an Episcopal school
- Experience and a passion for working with a diverse student body with a commitment to equity and inclusion
- Evidence of being a proactive self-starter
- A desire to collaborate with and support colleagues, and
- Flexibility, joy, and a thirst for leading and collaborating with an energetic faculty and staff shaping a young school.
- Curriculum Coordination and Development
Lead curriculum growth and coordination (scope and sequence) in line with the school’s mission,
strategic plan, and SLO’s
- Faculty Development and Support
Observe, evaluate, develop, and nurture a top-notch academic teaching faculty
- Student Academic Progress
Oversee individual academic progress from entry until graduation
- Scheduling and Academic Operations
Ensure smooth annual, monthly, and daily operation that supports and enhances the academic
Communicate proactively with parents on academic matters
Collaborate on the school’s lead Administrative Team
Support the work of the Admissions and Development teams, the Chaplaincy, and the Office of
Student Life and Diversity
Cultivate a highly visible presence on campus and at school events
Teach, coach, and/or chair a club or council as time allows
- A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree in Educational Leadership or similar is strongly preferred,
- Minimum of 2-3 years administrative or departmental leadership involving curriculum development and faculty observation, evaluation and mentoring,
- Minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience in public, charter, parochial, or independent schools, preferably in both middle and upper school grades, and ideally in an Episcopal school,
- Demonstrated knowledge of effective differentiation techniques in delivery and assessment of learning, including the ability to integrate technology to enhance student achievement,
- Demonstrated work using data to enhance learning outcomes,
- The ability to lead a faculty through a strategic curriculum development process
- The inclination and motivation to seek out opportunities to collaborate with peers.
Compensation & Benefits
- Salary is competitive with other area independent schools.
- Full medical, dental, vision, flexible spending benefits, plus 401(k) with employer match after 1 year of employment.
- Lunch is freshly prepared and shared family-style by faculty and students each day.
- Beyond competitive pay and benefits, faculty enjoy working in a student-centered, collaborative, and joyful learning community.
Please send a cover letter and the following information to email@example.com:
- Résumé or Curriculum Vitae; Write the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.
- A written statement that includes, at a minimum, answers to the following questions:
- Why do you enjoy working with grade 6-12 students and faculty?
- What work have you done in curriculum development and what have you learned from that experience that you would bring to this position?
- What work have you done in faculty evaluation and development and what have you learned from that experience that you would bring to this position?
- What does it mean for you to have a commitment to diversity and inclusion? How have you demonstrated that commitment, and how would you see yourself demonstrating it here?
- How would your understanding of the Episcopal tradition inform your leadership in developing the curriculum and intellectual life of the school?
- What are you eager to learn and develop in yourself as you grow in this profession?
- ESLA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by state or federal law.