Assistant Head of School

Assistant Head of School

Red Bridge Description Red Bridge is an independent K-8 school opening in San Francisco in September 2020. Red Bridge was founded as a demonstration school for a new model of education designed to foster a sense of agency in every student as the foundation for academic and life success. Student ownership is built into every system and structure of the school, so that students gradually take on more responsibility for their learning. This puts every student on the path to becoming a lifelong learner – so that no matter what the future looks like, they have the capacity to adapt and flourish.Teachers at Red Bridge are models of lifelong learning: collaborating to design meaningful learning experiences for students, closely observing children’s development and needs, and creating and reflecting on new routines and systems. Red Bridge currently has two teaching roles: Learning Guide and Subject Expert. Learning Guides are the in-school advocate for each child and meet with each student weekly one-on-one to discuss their development as learners and community members. Subject Experts are primarily responsible for leading small-group instruction in their area of expertise, and for providing individual support in the subject as needed. Red Bridge has three core subjects: Communication, Computation and Observation.Position Overview As the assistant head of school your role is to support the development and maintenance of an excellent learning community in close partnership with the head of school. The assistant head of school supports the implementation of the school’s mission through instructional leadership and organizational support. The assistant head of school works to ensure Red Bridge lives up to its commitment of reflecting the diversity of the community through creating an equity-centered and inclusive environment.The assistant head of school is in charge of planning, programming and execution of the extended day program. This includes managing the budget and collecting payment from families, vetting and hiring instructors, marketing the program and evaluating its success.The assistant head of school is an instructional leader who provides coaching and feedback to teachers, recommends professional development opportunities, steps in as a substitute teacher when needed, and has a vast knowledge of high-quality teacher resources. The assistant head of school helps to evaluate lesson plans, curriculum, assessments and online tools. Also, the assistant head will support the school in attracting and retaining great teachers, and cultivating talent pipeline partnerships. The assistant head of school will work closely with the head of school and community outreach manager during the admissions season to ensure a full class of diverse families that believe in the vision of the school. The assistant head will also develop relationships to ensure a smooth transition for students out of Red Bridge and into high school.The assistant head of school will work closely with the head of school to set a long- and short-term strategy for the school, and track progress toward school goals. This includes fundraising, growing the student body, codifying the school model, and physical expansion.QualificationsExperience Ideal candidates will have:• minimum ten years teaching and leadership experience in a K-12 setting• a track record of success as a classroom teacher• experience working in high-performing schools, ideally in both public and private settings• Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field• experience working with students with diverse needs and from diverse backgrounds• understanding of child development and developmental milestones• a deep understanding of progressive education and its history• an area of passion outside of the classroomMindsetIdeal candidates will believe:• in high expectations for all students, and have the ability to recognize excellence• that collaboration yields better results• that the role of the teacher is not to get students to listen, but to get students to think• that thoughtful feedback is welcome and helpful for personal developmentWork habits Ideal candidates will consistently:• address issues proactively• take on a variety of tasks flexibly, as necessitated in the school’s early years• plan lessons intentionally to engage students in learning through conversation and discovery• demonstrate authentic enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry• model lifelong learning• work to create a culture of belonging for students, parents and colleaguesSteps to Apply Please make sure you have read all of the materials on our website. Red Bridge is a new model of school, and it’s important that you are excited to be on a founding team where you will be creating brand new systems, projects, documents, resources, etc. and that you are fully aligned with our mission.If you’re interested in applying e-mail jobs@redbridgesf.org with your resume and cover letter. Be sure to specify the name of the role you are applying for.Start Date July 2020 (for the 2020-2021 school year)What we offer
  • Opportunity to be part of a founding team of motivated, intentional, life-long learners
  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Stipend for lifelong learning
  • Meaningful opportunities for professional development
 Red Bridge Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs. In addition, Red Bridge Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Red Bridge strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.