Join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to Westminster’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. In developing the whole person for college and for life, Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators like you to prepare our students to be lifelong learners, well equipped to address local and global challenges.
Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts and athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming--and we need you to help us!
For our part, Westminster stands ready to support you with exceptional resources, including a Center for Teaching that provides workshops, cohorts, coaching, travel grants, and resources to help you be your best. At Westminster, you are more than just an academic expert; you make a difference in the lives of students, colleagues, and families--and they, in turn, make a difference in yours.
Anticipated start date: August 1, 2023
The Director of Student Support:
Reports to Dean of Academics & Curriculum (pre-1st-12th)
Leads and coordinates six divisional counselors, six divisional learning strategists, and three divisional nurses
Is directly involved in the academic life of the school through classroom teaching or counseling
Position Status: This position is a salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 11-month position.
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUPPORT PRE-1ST through 12TH
Educational background and/or professional experience in counseling and neuroscience, including expertise in psychometrics and psychoeducational testing
Deep fluency in the culture of high achieving K-12 schools
An understanding of risk and legal issues as they relate to student support
Knowledge of and commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging practices as part of the mental, cognitive and emotional development of a child
OPPORTUNITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Articulate a vision and a strategy--grounded in neuroscience--that unlocks learning potential and nurtures the health and well-being of all students pre-1st through 12th grade.
Lead and support cross-divisional teams to achieve vision and implement strategy
Present to and connect with a variety of community stakeholders, including parents, alumni, and outside partners
Connect Westminster to Atlanta, and Atlanta to Westminster
Contribute to the larger school community through sponsoring extracurricular programs, clubs and/or coaching sports.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE/M/F/D/V.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out; and smell. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and may frequently walk on slippery or uneven surfaces. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.
Travel is primarily local during the regular business day. Overnight and out-of-area travel may also be required.