The Director of
STEAM will be a 12-month senior instructional leader at Gann Academy, reporting
to the Assistant Head of School for Learning and Teaching, and working with
other Instructional Directors to manage the school’s comprehensive approach to
curriculum, instruction, teacher supervision and development.
candidate must be a proven team manager who knows how to inspire adults towards
a common goal and develop a culture of hard work, innovation, and expansive
candidate must have a significant level of content expertise in STEAM.
The candidate must
have a proven track record of developing creative and inspiring mastery-based
curriculum that aligns student learning goals, instructional strategies, and
While big picture,
strategic vision is critical, equally important is the candidate’s track record
in implementing big picture ideas and leading teams to ensure that vision
translates into excellent learning experiences for students. The successful
candidate will be detail oriented, well-organized, and know how to implement
and execute projects with follow-through and appropriate communication.
individual must enjoy working with teenagers and be an excellent teacher. As
part of our core philosophy at Gann, all senior leaders are expected to teach
at least one class a year. The successful candidate should truly relish working
with young adults in both formal and informal settings from the classroom to
the dining hall to the outdoors.
SUMMARY OF JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
with empathy and care.
defines desired student success outcomes and prioritizes meeting time and
energy of the team to meet those outcomes.
able to understand and value the needs of the whole organization.
strategically about enrollment, budget, and performance management; shows
an ability to understand the larger strategy of the organization (big
direct reports in a way that is supportive, allows for growth, and leads
to excellent learning experiences for students.
not afraid to have difficult conversations.
to challenging situations and crises with calm, non-defensiveness,
expansive thinking, resilience, a strong work ethic, and fortitude.
and participates in faculty hiring decisions in conjunction with the
Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning and Head of School.
teachers in the following departments: Science,
Computing/Design/Fabrication, Math, and the Arts.
written goals for each direct report, provides formal and informal
feedback on progress towards goals.
in close collaboration with each teacher, a customized professional
development and growth plan.
some teachers directly and, in other cases, coordinates teacher coaching
and mentoring as part of teachers’ individualized plans for growth and
collaboratively with the other senior instructional leaders to ensure that
approaches to teaching and learning are consistent across departments.
that all curriculum is developed with an eye towards differentiation and
the differing needs of the many learners we have at Gann.
a DEI lens into curriculum development as well as a focus on attaining
gender equity in math and science achievement.
that the curriculum is rich, inspiring, and engaging for students.
Key Administrative Responsibilities
collaboratively with teachers to create a vision of excellent learning and
teaching to align expectations on what one might observe in a classroom.
manages the STEAM budget as a careful steward of the institution’s resources;
budgeting should be student-centric and strategic.
effectively and collaboratively with parents.
Key Teaching and Advising Responsibilities
one course each year in science, math, engineering, computing, or the
DESIRED COMPETENCIES, SKILLS, AND COMMITMENTS
attention to detail and project management skills.
and content knowledge in the fields of science, engineering, computing, or mathematics,
or the arts.
least 2-5 years of successful team management experience PLUS
least 2-5 years of successful teaching experience in the field of STEAM.
development experience in the field of STEAM.
written and oral communication skills.
interpersonal skills and high EQ.
to effectively lead others in managing relationships and interpersonal
dynamics, navigate conflict well, and foster a positive work environment.
to maintain a sense of humor and positive outlook.
in working hard and joining an extremely hard-working team.
Supervise teachers in the
following departments: Science, Computing, Design & Fabrication, Math, and
Must be proficient in
English to carry out work as assigned.
demands include dexterity for office machine/supply operation including but not
limited to computer, telephone, electronic calculator, copy machine, facsimile
and printers. Stooping, bending, and reaching for files or supplies, and
sitting or standing for extended periods of time are common.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Gann Academy is an equal opportunity
employer. It is the policy of Gann Academy to prohibit discrimination and
harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to
employees and applicants, without regard to race, creed, color, religion,
national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression), and pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic
information, or veteran status. The School will conform to the spirit as well
as the letter of all applicable laws and regulations.
External and internal applicants, as well
as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans with
Disabilities Act must be able to perform the essential job functions (as
listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to
be determined by management on a case by case basis.
This employer participates in E-Verify
and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to
confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. If E-Verify cannot confirm
that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written
instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security
(DHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the
issue before the employer can take any action against you, including
terminating your employment. Employers can only use E-Verify once you have
accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.
Life at Gann Academy
Gann Academy is mission-driven and
innovative and is committed to a diverse professional community. Professional
engagement with diversity and multiculturalism informs both our pedagogy, our
work, and our programming.
Perhaps most of all, Gann offers a
community of smart, collaborative, and compassionate professionals—people who
care about their work, their school, and their colleagues. We help one another
learn, solve problems, and have fun. Consistently, Gann professionals tout the
support and teamwork of their colleagues as a unique highlight of their Gann
experience, and one in which Gann is different from any other school or
community. Come find out for yourself!