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Dean of Curriculum (Remote)

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Category: School Administration
School: Laurel Springs School
Location: West Chester, PA
Date Opened: Mar 19, 2024
Job ID: 4843

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Laurel Springs School, a subsidiary of Spring Education Group, a WASC-accredited school, is a pioneer in online private school education since 1991. Laurel Springs provides flexible and personalized learning experiences online for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and beyond.

The Dean of Curriculum position is a remote position and reports to the Director of Teaching and Learning. The Dean leads the Curriculum Team in designing, developing, and implementing curriculum and related academic programming. The Dean must be a creative, student-centered thought leader in the field of education with a commitment to outside-the-box teaching and learning practices and must be informed and knowledgeable about the K-12 education technology market. This position requires exceptional leadership and communication skills, a deep commitment to student-centered learning, a solid background in curriculum design and production, a positive can-do spirit, and the ability to collaborate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders. The Dean of Curriculum role is a virtual full-time position, but may spend up to 25% of the calendar year traveling to attend in-person meetings, conferences, and events.

JOB DUTIES: Duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Managing the planning, development, and implementation of the Laurel Springs K-12 academic experience, including a roadmap for proprietary curriculum.
  • Supervising, onboarding, training, evaluating, and coaching a team of curriculum and instructional design experts.
  • Collaborating closely with the Dean of Lower School, Dean of Upper School, Academic Department Chairs (ADCs) and other department and program leaders to best serve the interests of all students at Laurel Springs.
  • Assisting in providing professional development opportunities for teachers.
  • Managing vendor relationships.
  • Managing internal and external vendor ticketing systems.
  • Supporting the admissions, marketing, fulfillment, student services, technology, and education teams by providing relevant, timely information about curriculum research and design in relation to new and existing offerings.
  • Researching content-specific instruction, instructional design principles, educational technology/multimedia design, and best practices in online teaching and learning.
  • Collecting and analyzing student and system data, interpreting results, and communicating findings to support appropriate instructional practices and student learning.
  • Collaborating with staff, guardians, students, and the larger community.
  • Promoting a positive school culture focused on the unique needs and educational environment of online/distance students.
  • Implementing school-wide academic initiatives, goals, projects, and policies.
  • Supporting the strategic plan for LSS education and curriculum.
  • Participating in accreditation processes.
  • Working closely with the Director of Teaching & Learning to gather and present department data and information to the Spring Education Team and others interested in LSS educational programs when requested.
  • Representing LSS at educational conferences and associations as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • Advanced degree in education or relevant field preferred.
  • Demonstrated education leadership and management experience, with excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and conflict management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and success in online instructional design, content design, and assessment design.
  • Project management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate people, instill accountability, and achieve results.
  • Excellent skills with productivity and educational technology systems; expertise with G-Suite, Learning Management Systems, and Student Information Systems, is strongly preferred.

WHAT WE OFFER:
  • Health, vision, dental benefits
  • Paid holidays and sick days
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Student Tuition Discount

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. In general, this position requires an individual to frequently walk, stand, sit, squat, stoop, reach, kneel, rise from the floor, twist, listen, read, write, and speak the English language. In addition, this position often requires an individual to carry, lift, use repetitive or fine hand movements, and occasionally push, pull, or bend. This position is regularly required to hear and use clear vision with or without correction. Spring Education Group, including, but not limited to SEG Inc., and their affiliates (collectively "Company") is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment and employees are provided equal employment opportunities, including in recruitment, hiring, and assignment, without regard to actual or perceived race, color, religion and religious creed, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment or discrimination.

Other details

  • Job Function: School Administration
  • Pay Type: Salary
  • Employment Indicator: Full Time
  • Min Hiring Rate: $90,000.00
  • Max Hiring Rate: $100,000.00
  • Travel Required: Yes
  • Travel %: 25
  • Required Education: Bachelor's Degree
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