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Dean of Academics and Innovation - The Bay School of San Francisco

  • Job Description:
    F.T.E.:​ ​​100%
    Reports​ ​to:​ ​​Head​ ​of​ ​School

    The​ ​Bay​ ​School​ ​of​ ​San​ ​Francisco Dean​ ​of​ ​Academics​ ​and​ ​Innovation Position​ ​Description 

    Direct​ ​reports:​ ​​Registrar,​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Learning​ ​Services,​ ​Librarian,​ ​Department​ ​Chairs,​ ​Director of​ ​Partnerships,​ ​Senior​ ​Signature​ ​Projects​ ​Faculty

    Close​ ​working​ ​relationships:​ ​​​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Faculty​,​ ​​Associate​ ​Head​ ​of​ ​School​,​ ​​Dean​ ​of Technology,​ ​Instructional​ ​Coaches,​ ​Faculty

    Scope:​​ ​​The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Academics​ ​and​ ​Innovation​ ​is​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school’s​ ​senior​ ​leadership team,​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​overseeing​ ​academic​ ​structures​ ​and​ ​systems,​ ​for​ ​maintaining​ ​the​ ​scope and​ ​alignment​ ​of​ ​curriculum,​ ​and​ ​for​ ​advancing​ ​and​ ​supporting​ ​the​ ​school’s​ ​mission​ ​as​ ​a​ ​center of​ ​educational​ ​innovation.​ ​This​ ​position​ ​includes​ ​responsibility​ ​for​ ​overseeing​ ​and​ ​supporting​ ​the breadth​ ​of​ ​day-to-day​ ​academic​ ​affairs;​ ​developing​ ​and​ ​executing​ ​strategic​ ​plans​ ​around educational​ ​innovation;​ ​leading​ ​and​ ​facilitating​ ​the​ ​work​ ​of​ ​departments​ ​and​ ​teams​ ​in conceptualizing,​ ​designing,​ ​implementing,​ ​and​ ​refining​ ​innovative​ ​approaches​ ​to​ ​teaching​ ​and learning;​ ​upholding​ ​and​ ​helping​ ​to​ ​sustain​ ​the​ ​school’s​ ​values​ ​and​ ​work​ ​within​ ​diversity,​ ​equity, and​ ​inclusion​ ​(DEI);​ ​and​ ​researching​ ​and​ ​sharing​ ​ideas​ ​and​ ​trends​ ​around​ ​educational innovation.

    Key​ ​Responsibilities: The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Academics​ ​and​ ​Innovation’s​ ​role​ ​is​ ​broad​ ​and​ ​requires​ ​a​ ​highly​ ​collaborative, process-oriented​ ​skill​ ​set.​ ​​ ​Primary​ ​responsibilities​ ​fall​ ​into​ ​three​ ​major​ ​categories:​ ​school leadership,​ ​academic​ ​affairs​ ​management,​ ​and​ ​innovation.

    School​ ​Leadership:
    ● Serves​ ​as​ ​the​ ​school’s​ ​academic​ ​leader,​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​aligning​ ​the​ ​school’s​ ​academic programs,​ ​practices,​ ​and​ ​outcomes​ ​with​ ​school​ ​mission,​ ​philosophy,​ ​and​ ​values.
    ● Co-leads​ ​and​ ​convenes​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Committee​ ​in​ ​partnership​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of Faculty,​ ​engaging​ ​departmental​ ​leaders​ ​in​ ​the​ ​oversight​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school’s​ ​academic program​ ​and​ ​in​ ​reflecting​ ​on​ ​the​ ​big-picture​ ​opportunities​ ​and​ ​challenges​ ​within education.
    ● Shares​ ​Bay’s​ ​distinctive​ ​work​ ​in​ ​academic​ ​programming​ ​and​ ​innovation​ ​at​ ​admissions and​ ​other​ ​public​ ​or​ ​internal​ ​events,​ ​both​ ​during​ ​the​ ​day​ ​and​ ​evening.
    ● As​ ​a​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Education​ ​Leadership​ ​Team,​ ​actively​ ​contributes​ ​to​ ​the​ ​ongoing shaping​ ​and​ ​supporting​ ​of​ ​Bay​ ​culture​ ​and​ ​community.
    ● Oversees​ ​and​ ​supports​ ​direct​ ​reports,​ ​including​ ​completing​ ​evaluative​ ​reviews. 
    ● Plays​ ​a​ ​key​ ​role​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Admission​ ​process,​ ​including​ ​assisting​ ​the​ ​Admission​ ​Department with​ ​file​ ​reading​ ​and​ ​the​ ​interpretation​ ​of​ ​transcripts​ ​and​ ​testing​ ​results.​ ​Partners​ ​with academic​ ​department​ ​staff​ ​and​ ​department​ ​leaders​ ​to​ ​coordinate​ ​the​ ​placement​ ​testing process​ ​for​ ​incoming​ ​students.
    ● Teaches​ ​1​ ​class​ ​per​ ​year,​ ​advises​ ​8-10​ ​students,​ ​and​ ​shares​ ​in​ ​the​ ​all-school​ ​work​ ​of senior​ ​leadership.
    ● Executes​ ​special​ ​projects​ ​at​ ​the​ ​discretion​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Head​ ​of​ ​School.

     Academic​ ​Affairs​ ​Management:
    ● Partners​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Head​ ​of​ ​School,​ ​academic​ ​leadership​ ​and​ ​staff,​ ​and​ ​academic department​ ​chairs​ ​in​ ​developing​ ​and​ ​implementing​ ​operational​ ​and​ ​strategic​ ​plans​ ​for programmatic​ ​review​ ​and​ ​innovation.
    ● Ensures​ ​the​ ​vertical​ ​and​ ​horizontal​ ​alignment​ ​of​ ​the​ ​curriculum​ ​and​ ​fidelity​ ​in​ ​assessing and​ ​measuring​ ​student​ ​achievement​ ​across​ ​departments​ ​and​ ​school-wide.
    ● Provides​ ​an​ ​academic​ ​voice​ ​and​ ​perspective​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​Support​ ​Team​ ​in​ ​partnership with​ ​academic​ ​department​ ​staff;​ ​provides​ ​student​ ​case​ ​management​ ​support​ ​as​ ​needed to​ ​the​ ​Dean’s​ ​Office.
    ● With​ ​Associate​ ​Head​ ​of​ ​School​ ​and​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Faculty,​ ​sets​ ​academic​ ​policies​ ​around instructional​ ​practices,​ ​including​ ​curricular​ ​scope​ ​and​ ​sequence​ ​work,​ ​pedagogy,​ ​and assessment.
    ● Partners​ ​with​ ​academic​ ​department​ ​staff​ ​to​ ​facilitate​ ​robust​ ​academic​ ​advising,​ ​the course​ ​enrollment​ ​and​ ​scheduling​ ​process,​ ​the​ ​preparation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​master​ ​schedule​ ​and academic​ ​calendar,​ ​the​ ​alignment​ ​of​ ​graduation​ ​requirements,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​reporting​ ​of student​ ​progress.
    ● Responsible​ ​for​ ​obtaining​ ​UC​ ​approval​ ​for​ ​all​ ​new​ ​courses;​ ​along​ ​with​ ​academic department​ ​staff​ ​supports​ ​the​ ​college​ ​admissions​ ​processes.
    ● Oversees​ ​the​ ​academic​ ​budget.
    ● Ensures​ ​programmatic​ ​compliance​ ​with​ ​legal​ ​requirements​ ​of​ ​government​ ​regulations and​ ​other​ ​regulatory​ ​agencies​ ​as​ ​applicable;​ ​maintains​ ​the​ ​educational​ ​standard​ ​of​ ​the school​ ​to​ ​satisfy​ ​accrediting​ ​bodies.

    ● Oversees​ ​and​ ​co-directs​ ​the​ ​Immersives​ ​program​ ​implementation,​ ​including​ ​ongoing assessment​ ​and​ ​refinement​ ​of​ ​programming.
    ● Shepherds​ ​a​ ​culture​ ​of​ ​innovation​ ​through​ ​visioning,​ ​serving​ ​as​ ​a​ ​thought-partner​ ​to faculty,​ ​and​ ​modeling​ ​effective​ ​processes​ ​and​ ​practices.
    ● With​ ​the​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Partnerships​ ​manages​ ​and​ ​nurtures​ ​productive​ ​relationships​ ​with external​ ​organizations​ ​pertaining​ ​to​ ​program​ ​development​ ​and​ ​innovation.
    ● Serves​ ​as​ ​Site​ ​Director​ ​for​ ​school’s​ ​work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Mastery​ ​Transcript​ ​Consortium.
    ● Gathers,​ ​curates,​ ​and​ ​shares​ ​research​ ​about​ ​trends​ ​and​ ​findings​ ​around​ ​cognitive science,​ ​educational​ ​research,​ ​and​ ​educational​ ​innovation​ ​with​ ​faculty​ ​and​ ​staff,​ ​both​ ​as a​ ​matter​ ​of​ ​practice​ ​and​ ​upon​ ​request​ ​from​ ​teachers​ ​and​ ​administrators.

    The school offers a salary commensurate with experience and a highly competitive benefits package. If interested in the position, please email all of the items below by 12/11/17 to: Katie Koene, Assistant to the Head of School at:, subject line: DAI
    1) Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to The Bay School of San Francisco
     2) Resume/C.V.
     3) List of references, including at least one supervisor, peer, and supervisee
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    The Bay School of San Francisco
    San Francisco, California, United States of America
    Start Date: July 08,2018
    Admin/Teaching mix, Full Time Permanent
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