This opening calls for specific administration qualifications set by the school.
Children’s Day School (CDS) is a co-educational preschool through eighth-grade school serving over 475 students in the Mission Dolores neighborhood of San Francisco. Spanning two campuses, and home to a diverse community of students, faculty, and families, CDS is a vibrant learning community grounded in the newly adopted Mission, Beliefs and Values.
At Children’s Day School, what you learn and who you become are equally important.
CDS is a welcoming community in the big city, a farm and garden among urban streets, an advocate for responsibility to others as well as individual achievement, an independent school with down-to-earth values, always asking how can we do this better.
We strive for balance so students become both academically successful and grounded. They leave CDS confident, with the humility to listen and the resolve to speak up for what they see as right.
Learning is Active, Differences Lift Us, Community Matters
Be Just and Courageous, Share Kindness and Joy, Stay Grounded
Teaching and learning are grounded in our 11 learning beliefs(link). To learn more about CDS, visit our website at www.cds-sf.org.
We are seeking an innovative, dynamic, and civic-minded lower school head to provide strategic leadership to build upon the strength of our program and continue to learn together. The ideal candidate will be a forward-thinking, experienced lower school administrator.
Reporting to the Head of School, this senior administrative position is responsible for providing outstanding leadership for the students, faculty, and families connected to our lower school. The essential duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Program Support and Design
Faculty Development, Nurturing, and Retention
Admission and Enrollment Management
Along with excellent organizational and leadership skills, the ideal candidate will have a background that demonstrates most, if not all, of the following:
CDS offers a competitive salary commensurate with knowledge, skills, and experience. We provide eligible employees, comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer and contribute to a 403 (b) retirement program.
CDS is an EEO employer.
CDS is a racially and ethnically diverse community, and we seek the same in our faculty and staff. This is a full-time position and salary is commensurate with experience.
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