The Assistant Director will aid the Director and Head of School in the overall administration and supervision of Stratford School. The Assistant Director is responsible to support a safe and disciplined school environment. Adhering to the organization’s core values – respect, excellent customer service, always improving, collaborative culture, and high expectations- the Director maintains a climate of continuous improvement in student achievement.
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.
- Support and implement Stratford policies and directives.
- 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.
- 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.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major or emphasis in education or child development
- Three (3) years of successful teaching experience.
- Teaching experience in grades KG – 5th desirable
- Prior school leadership experience preferred
- Successful experience working in a collaborative environment
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills