The Upper School Director oversees the day-to-day operations of the 9 - 12 division, leads the development of curriculum in partnership with the Academic Leadership Team and faculty, supports the growth of faculty through professional development and evaluation, oversees the creation of the division calendar and student academic schedules, represents the school in front of current and prospective Upper School parents, and manages Upper School student life issues.
The Director is supported by the newly created - Dean of Students position - who will collaborate with the counseling team along with faculty advisors. The Director works closely with other division directors and is a member of the senior leadership team. The Upper School Director reports directly to and partners with the President. The new Director will find a team of faculty committed to growth and excellence, student support, and shared leadership.
The next Upper School Director will provide educational knowledge and vision and the organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills to guide and support a talented group of faculty and students. The Director will play a pivotal role in moving the division to the next level.
The next Upper School Director at Hill Murray will benefit from the school’s notable strengths which include:
A Catholic school culture that is focused on intellectual inquiry and engagement;
A strong and innovative academic program that challenges each student to engage fully in learning that is interesting, demanding, and rewarding;
A large campus serving a 6 - 12th grade school community;
An engaged, passionate, and devoted Upper School faculty dedicated to meeting the needs of individual students;
A strong commitment to creating an innovative learning environment that is inclusive of all students;
A well-balanced program of academics, arts, and athletics to engage every student;
The support of The Nicholas Center to fuel teaching and learning excellence by helping every student reach success and bridging research and practice;
A commitment to living the school’s Catholic identity through a commitment to Benedictine, Lasallian, and the Catholic values of servant leadership.
A collaborative, enthusiastic, and welcoming senior leadership team with a shared leadership ethos.
Opportunities and Areas of Focus:
Continue to nourish the culture of academic excellence while catalyzing a spirit of innovation in teaching and learning through new curricular and pedagogical initiatives;
Serve as a collaborative leader in Hill-Murray’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, in part by ensuring that the Upper School program is inclusive, reflective, and supportive of all students and voices;
Support faculty in their professional growth and development, especially as they consistently provide a differentiated, student-centered curriculum that meets each student where they are;
Evaluate and support Upper School systems, structures, and assignments that will ensure the school’s human and financial resources are put to their best use in support of the school;
Serve as the cultural leader of the Upper School, engaging meaningfully with parents, students, and faculty and supporting the school’s commitment to developing students’ intellectual curiosity, self-knowledge, and social responsibility;
Work collaboratively with faculty leaders to provide clarity and definition in the academic program.
Application & Selection Process
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact Hill-Murray in confidence. Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate Word or PDF documents by January 31, 2020:
A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position; A current and comprehensive résumé; A one-page statement of educational philosophy and leadership practice; A list of three professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (References will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to: