The Assistant Head of School reports to the Head of School and
has responsibility for all aspects of faculty life including
recruitment, hiring, orientation, assignment of responsibilities,
housing, evaluation, professional development, and the many less
tangible needs faculty members have in order to learn and grow,
feel challenged and supported, and be positioned to do their work
well at Brooks School (preparatory high school). The Assistant Head
of School works closely with senior administrators who oversee the
many areas of the school’s program that involve faculty work. This
includes working in partnership with the Associate Head for
Students Affairs, Associate Head for Academic Affairs, Dean of
Community Life, Director of Athletics, Director of Institutional
Advancement and Chief Financial Officer, among others. The
Assistant Head of School will oversee the day-to-day operation of
the school in the Head of School’s absence.
- Works with key partners within and outside the school to
coordinate and execute all faculty recruitment and hiring.
- Designs, organizes, and leads orientation for new faculty
members that runs throughout their first year.
- Works with key administrative partners in assigning academic,
residential, afternoon program, and extra-curricular
responsibilities to all full-time faculty members.
- Coordinates and oversees the evaluation of all full-time
faculty members with a range of administrative partners who lead
the school’s academic, residential, extra-curricular, and afternoon
- Works with both the Head of School and Director of Facilities
to determine housing assignments and coordinate faculty moves
between the school years.
- Oversees the school’s faculty professional development budget
and makes decisions on all faculty grants in consultation with the
Head of School.
- Provides reports and meets with the Board of Trustees on a
- Works closely with the Head of School and takes on his
day-to-day responsibilities, as necessary.
- Teaching and afternoon program roles are a possibility,
depending on a candidate’s experience.
- Lives on campus and is expected to be present and fully
immersed in the life of the school.
The Assistant Head of School is the only member of the senior
leadership team who has responsibility for all faculty members who
do not report to the Head of School. Furthermore, there will be
opportunity to take on additional direct reports at both the
beginning of one’s tenure in the position, and over the course of
time as the Assistant Head of School grows in experience. These
determinations will be made with both a successful candidate’s
strengths and the school’s needs in mind, and in a manner that
allows for one’s initial year to be focused on building
relationships with the faculty and within the school.
- Demonstrated leadership ability and experience inspiring teams
of all sorts to work together in pursuit of collective goals and
- An ability to balance multiple demands in ways that are well
organized, clearly communicated, and inclusive of a wide range of
perspectives within the school.
- An empathic capacity and demonstrated ability to listen while
engaging colleagues in conversation about professional challenges
- A positive and infectious outlook and spirit as it pertains to
the virtually limitless opportunities we have at Brooks to work
with our students in mission-driven, holistic, and furthering
- A high degree of cultural competency accompanied by a palpable
and demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in
current and previous places of employment.
- A passion for advancing equity and justice, accompanied by an
ability to lead, support, and shape school initiatives that aim to
dismantle systemic racism and foster deeper belonging for all
members of the school community.
- A demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both in writing
and public speaking to all school constituencies.
- An enthusiasm for high school students and for working
collaboratively with fellow faculty members in ways that help
students learn, grow, and become exemplary citizens and leaders in
our community and communities they will be a part of in their
All candidates must have earned a Master’s Degree or higher in
education or a related field. In addition, candidates should have
ten or more years of experience working in education with
administrative and leadership experience preferred.
The work environment characteristics described here are
representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. Duties are normally performed in an indoor
environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually
- Occasional lifting, bending and climbing stairs
- Frequent talking, listening, walking, sitting and standing
- Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks and functions in a
fast-paced working environment
There will be occasional need to travel on behalf of the school,
but this will not be a primary component of the position.
Application and Position Information
Brooks School believes that realizing a mission aimed at
providing the most meaningful educational experience its students
will have in their lives requires intentional work to build and
foster diversity, equity, and inclusion for all members of our
predominantly residential school. As such, we seek a diverse
candidate pool that includes those who are traditionally
underrepresented and less familiar with boarding school life.
Position Classification - Salaried/Exempt
Position Type/Hours - Full-Time
Benefits Eligible - Yes
Start Date - July 1, 2022
All interested candidates should submit the following
- Cover Letter expressing why you are interested in Brooks and
- A current resume
- Five professional references and their contact information
Please send your materials by email with attachments to:
Mary Ellen Yates
Assistant to the Head of School/Director of Special Projects
Email - email@example.com
The school will make any offer of employment contingent upon a
candidate being authorized to work in the United States, and
successfully completing criminal offender record (CORI) and sexual
offender record (SORI) background checks.
Brooks School does not discriminate on the basis of race,
gender, color, sexual orientation, disability or religion in the
administration of its educational policies, admission policies,
employment policies, financial aid and loan programs, athletic
programs and other school administered programs and activities.
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Brooks School is a COVID-19 vaccinated community. Unvaccinated
visitors to campus are asked to refrain from entering any school
buildings unless the school has granted an exemption. In all cases,
unvaccinated people who have been granted an exemption must wear a
mask over the nose and mouth at all times when in a school
This job description in no way states or implies that these
are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The Assistant
Head of School will be required to follow any other instructions
and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the Head of
School. Brooks School reserves the right to update, revise or
change this job description and related duties at any