Vacancy for Head of School at The Sycamore School

 PRINCIPAL DUTIES OF THE HEAD OF SCHOOL OVERALLResponsible for the administrative success of all school programs.Ensures that the school is in compliance with all applicable governmental laws and regulations.ORGANIZATIONCoordinates scheduling of, and attends, all required school functions and activities.FINANCEExecutes the financial policy set by the Board of Directors, including communicating Board policy and decisions to parents and prospective parentsAssists the bookkeeper and Board Treasurer with financial issues and long term planning.Assists in coordination and execution of fund-raising plans.Serves as a resource for the Fundraising ChairPERSONNELTeaching Staff:Assists Head Teachers and Personnel Chair in recruitment of teaching staffSupervises the Music teachers/programs, coordinating across all classroomsNon-Teaching Staff:Selects and employs non-teaching personnel in conjunction with BoardAdvises Board on the need to dismiss non-teaching staff when appropriate. Administers equitable systems of compensation, working conditions and professional development of all staff in cooperation with the Personnel ChairWhere necessary, counsels and advises school employeesAdvises Personnel Chair.ENROLLMENTRepresents and explains the TSS school mission program to prospective families.Oversees and coordinates recruitment of students.Informs parents and prospective parents of enrollment policies.Performs all admissions tasks necessary to achieve TSS objectives.Oversees and coordinates enrollment of graduating sixth graders into respective middle schools.EDUCATIONWorks with Head Teachers to coordinate curricula.Helps guide Head Teachers in achieving their educational goals.Coordinates and attends all Head Teachers meetings.Serves as liaison between teachers and parents to resolve classroom issues.Maintains school discipline policy in a consistent and respectful manner.PUBLIC RELATIONSCoordinates all internal and external school communications.Serves as spokesperson for TSS.Maintains constructive liaisons with other educational institutions and associations.Facilitates communication among all of the school’s constituents and encourages their participation in TSS activities and events.Represents TSS in the community at large.SCHOOL FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, DAILY OPERATIONSOversees daily operations of school, ensuring a safe and friendly environment.Attends to tasks and responsibilities associated with successful operation of school (e.g. communication, security, maintenance) in an as-needed and sometimes hands-on capacity.Supervises maintenance of all school equipment.Supervises the maintenance of TSS as an aesthetically attractive and safe environment, in cooperation with the Maintenance Chair.Maintains all lease and mortgage arrangements.Advises Board on facilities and equipment improvement.OPERATIONS SUPPORTRemains informed of trends, research and legislation that may affect TSS management, operation and policy.Advises Board when policy changes or action may be necessary.Maintains a comprehensive set of records on students, staff and prospective students.RESPONSIBILITY TO BOARD OF DIRECTORSServes as non-voting member of the Board and is expected to attend all Board meetings and functions.Keeps the Board President informed of all aspects of school operations.Brings to the Board’s attention issues that may require Board action or Board education.Communicates all Board policies and changes to the teaching staff and non-teaching staff and to TSS members.Serves as a resource for the Board in developing new policies and initiatives.Serves as a resource for the Treasurer and the Board on financial matters.Represents the Board and Board decisions and policies to parents when appropriate.

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