The Town School is a 110 year-old coeducational Nursery through 8th Grade school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Town embraces high academic and ethical standards for each student and our school’s motto, “Let there be joy in learning,” guides all members of the community. We are committed to equity and inclusion, creating a school community where all have a sense of belonging. Town students graduate as well-rounded emerging scholars and citizens, who are articulate, resilient, morally responsible, and committed to a path of lifelong learning. We now seek an experienced educator to lead our Upper School. The new appointee will build on our school’s history of excellence and collaborate with us on future possibilities. The salary range for this position is $180K - $202K. *
Overseeing grades 5-8, 125 students, and 20 faculty
Leading and managing the day-to-day operations of the division
Supervising faculty, including hiring, goal setting, and evaluations
Designing and overseeing academic and co-curricular programs in collaboration with the Academic Team to ensure programmatic alignment
Overseeing and managing the Upper School Student Support Team in order to ensure students’ educational and social-emotional well being
Collaborating with the Admissions office to deliver the school’s mission and evaluating prospective students
Communicating with parents proactively and responsively
Maintaining a challenging and warm learning culture
Teaching and/or advising, based on background and school needs
Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Head of Upper School is a member of Town’s senior leadership team
Candidates should send a letter of interest, a resumé, and the names/contact information of three professional references (in a supervisory capacity) to Doug Brophy, Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our hiring practices are consistent with our values, and candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply.
*Base salaries do not reflect additional compensation based on degree level, stipends, and years of service beyond step 20 on the salary scale.
A bachelor’s degree; advanced degree preferred
Demonstrated teaching experience in or commitment to a middle school setting
Background in curricular development and essential learning skills
Demonstrated belief that guiding faculty to reach their potential and realize professional happiness requires the interconnected practices of care, support, and accountability, alongside clear expectations
Love of children and belief in their potential
Supportive of Town’s mission and philosophy
Demonstrated commitment to equity and support of Town’s Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; demonstration of personal growth in this area preferred
Personal characteristics of an outstanding professional: warmth, tact, discernment, superb communication and organization skills, high energy, and a good sense of humor
The Town School is committed to elementary co-education, serving students in nursery through eighth grade. As we embrace high academic and ethical standards for each student, we are guided by our school motto, “Joy with Purpose.”
Town’s program balances the traditional and the innovative, emphasizing excellence in academics and a thorough exposure to the arts and physical education. We teach children to think creatively, read critically and reason logically, stressing the value of both individual learning and collaboration. We are committed to diversity, teaching students to be inclusive and to respect themselves and others.
Students leave Town as well-rounded, articulate, resilient and morally responsible individuals. They are prepared to meet the challenges of a demanding secondary education and continue on the path of lifelong learning.
We believe that the process of learning is as important as the result. Town builds on children’s natural curiosity and creativity, helping them discover and celebrate their strengths. In our nurturing and supportive environment, we challenge each student to take risks and persevere. The pr...ogram enables students to experience success, increase self-confidence and develop individuality. Faculty and parents collaborate in support of each child’s growth.
Town students develop social awareness through age-appropriate service within the school and the community at large. Students exercise responsibility and assume leadership roles as they learn to become involved citizens of the world.