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Fort Worth Country Day seeks an Assistant Head of School to be a Senior Leadership Team (SLT) member reporting directly to the Head of School and serving the entire Junior Kindergarten through 12th grade community. Aligning the School’s JK through 12th grade curriculum and academic programming will be primary among this position’s responsibilities. In addition to curricular work, the Assistant Head will oversee social and emotional initiatives, to include both faculty and student well-being. The Assistant Head will guide the school’s student support programming across all three divisions, facilitating the work of the division counselors and academic support leaders. The Assistant Head will also guide faculty professional development, working with division heads and department chairs to enhance on and off campus offerings. That professional development will include strategizing how best to support students across a variety of learning styles. It will also include soliciting and responding to other faculty and staff needs across the three divisions. The Assistant Head will work closely with the Head of School firming up progress on the 2018 Strategic Plan and putting actions in place to best utilize the School’s ongoing Portrait of a Graduate project.
In addition to being an eager collaborator and consistently good-humored professional, successful candidates will bring significant leadership experience, will embrace the school’s commitment to the arts and athletics while championing its academic aspirations, and will provide significant support for the school’s commitment to inclusivity through its Inclusivity Statement.
All employees of FWCD must
Embody, model and communicate the School’s mission and core values (respect, responsibility, kindness, courage, integrity and scholarship)
Exhibit generous community spirit, professional flexibility, a sense of humor and a positive attitude
Collaborate and work well with colleagues, parents and students
Execute duties in a positive and punctual manner
Be enthusiastic lifelong learners driven toward professional self-improvement and personal growth
Equal Opportunity Employer / Statement of Inclusivity: Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. The ideal candidate should possess a thoughtful approach and knowledge of intercultural communication and inclusion of underrepresented groups. Employment decisions at FWCD are based on merit, qualifications, abilities and performance and are subject to the academic and business requirements of the School.
The FWCD Inclusivity Statement confirms: We believe that understanding and respecting differences not only inspires compassion and empathy, but also fosters intellectual curiosity and creativity. We embrace the diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives that comprise and enhance our learning environment. We commit to sustaining and growing an intentionally inclusive community.
About Fort Worth Country Day and the City of Fort Worth:
Fort Worth Country Day earned the distinction of being ranked one of the Best Companies to Work for in Fort Worth for 2018. Fort Worth Country Day is a coed, junior kindergarten through grade 12 college-preparatory day school with approximately 1,100 students and 250 faculty and staff. Country Day seeks to promote inclusivity and retain a diverse faculty. The 104-acre campus offers excellent facilities for academics, arts and athletics. Faculty and administration nurture a collegial professional environment in which innovation is encouraged. Opportunities for ongoing professional development are exceptional. Fort Worth Country Day is proud of its school community where students, parents, faculty, staff and administration join together to develop an effective and enjoyable place to teach and learn.
Fort Worth ranks as one of the top 20 largest cities in the United States and is known for its vibrant arts, music and cultural life. The Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan region is home to over 6.5 million people. More information about the School and Fort Worth community is available at www.fwcd.org.