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Assistant Director (Preschool - 5th grade)

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Category: School Administration
School: Stratford School
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Date Opened: Aug 17, 2021
Job ID: 8707

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The Assistant Director will aid the principals at two of our Santa Clara locations in the overall administration and supervision of Stratford School. The Assistant Director is responsible to support a safe and disciplined school environment.  Working in tandem with the campus Directors to ensure the highest levels of instructional quality, and have wide responsibility for the healthy operation of the school as a whole.

As the Assistant Director at our Santa Clara campuses, your time will be spent at both our Pomeroy and Winchester locations. You have the unique opportunity to support students from our Preschool through 5th-grade classrooms. Our campuses are looking for a team player that does not look at any task as too big or too small to conquer. An ambitious learner that can roll up his or her sleeves to get the job done.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assume responsibility for the Director’s duties in their absence.
  • Assist in maintaining student discipline and overall student achievement.
  • Edit newsletters and progress reports.
  • Assist with campus tours.
  • Support with student campus arrivals or departures.
  • Assist in the orientation of new staff members.
  • Assist the principals in the supervision and evaluation of classroom instruction.
  • Serve in a supportive role with parents, teachers, and students to promote a positive school culture.
  • Work in conjunction with the school principals in supervising all school activities and special events. 
  • Assist the principals in creating classroom schedules and other activities as necessary.
  • Cover in a classroom when needed
  • Perform such duties and responsibilities as the principals assign.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and loyalty to the school at all times.
  • Maintain a friendly and positive attitude toward parents, students, and administration.
  • Cooperate in the maintenance of interpersonal relationships, refrain from complaining and gossiping.
  • Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers.
  • Be punctual and reliable. 
  • Perform daily tasks and responsibilities with integrity, making effective use of time schedules and not requiring constant reminders to complete tasks.
  • Treat all children with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate patience and self-control in dealing with students, parents, and staff.
  • Display energy and enthusiasm, maintaining evident interest in the job.
  • Contribute and share ideas freely with other staff members.
  • Use appropriate language in and out of the classroom.
  • Dress professionally, well-groomed, and neat.


Strong customer service both external and internal 
Cooperative and builds interpersonal relationships
Alert to the needs of others, students, and co-workers.
Punctual and reliable
Oral and Written Communication Skills


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major or emphasis in Childhood and Adolescent Development.
  • 1 year of experience in a school leadership position (Principal, Assistant Principal, Team Leader, etc.). 1 year of previous elementary teaching experience.
  • Completed or willing to enroll in Early Childhood Education Supervision course to comply with California State Licensing.
  • Previous responsibility for building maintenance, program evaluation, employee engagement and management, office operations, and emergency procedures.
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