The Dean of Teaching and Learning reports directly to the Head of School and serves as the academic leader of the school. The Dean of Teaching and Learning is responsible for the curriculum of the school and providing leadership to faculty. The Dean understands and supports the mission of the school and the commitment to being a diverse and inclusive community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Work with the head of school and faculty in developing and articulating a mission-aligned, strategic and detailed curriculum with a commitment to 21st-century pedagogy.
Oversee the curriculum to ensure that all students can achieve success and ensure the excellence of the academic program at SEM.
Spearhead new and innovative academic programs.
Ensure horizontal and vertical alignment of the curriculum.
Prepare an annual report on the state of the curriculum, reviewing all proposed changes to the curriculum.
Manage daily operation of academic programs.
Assist in developing the school's master class schedule, exam and standardized testing schedules, and daily scheduling of students.
Set and communicate standards for assessment, parent reporting, and academic program and collaborate with the Director of DEI to ensure that teaching and assessment are planned and carried out equitably.
Make recommendations to the head of school regarding faculty recruitment and development, hiring and retention, and the assignment of faculty.
Establish and manage programs for the orientation of new teachers, for in-service training of all teachers, and for the evaluation of classroom teachers.
Serve as a resource for faculty, building morale and identifying appropriate workshops, speakers, and programs for professional development.
Coordinate work with the dean of students and department chairs.
Conduct professional development workshops for faculty to keep faculty informed of current trends/research in curriculum and instruction.
Establish graduation requirements and other educational standards.
Be involved in the school community at large including participation in residential activities.
Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the head of school.
Chair the curriculum committee
Serve as an advisor to a small group of students
Common Qualification Requirements
Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree in education preferred
10 years' teaching experience, preferably within independent schools
Successful track record of collaboration, curriculum assessment and design across grades, teacher evaluation, and working with a wide range of learners
Exceptional administrative, management, and leadership skills, facility with technology
Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with all stakeholders, including administration, faculty, parents, and students
Strong work ethic and high level of integrity
High-energy and enthusiastic about working in an all-girl high school
Buffalo Seminary is an independent, day and boarding school for college-bound girls. Founded in 1851, and among the oldest girls’ schools in the United States, SEM has designed a culture of scholarship, leadership, creativity, and service for 170 years. At Buffalo Seminary, we celebrate our diverse identities and perspectives. We embrace diversity as necessary for our collective growth and achievement. To fulfill this purpose, we welcome and seek students, families, and employees who contribute to the richness of our diverse community. And we work every day to ensure that all who come within our walls have what they need to realize their potential and to participate fully in school life.
Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, statement of philosophy including comments on background, training, work, or other experiences with a resume and reference to the attention of Ann More, Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14222 or emailed to [email protected]
Additional Salary Information: Benefits are included