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Academic Director

Academic Director
Job Summary:
Under the supervision of the Head of School, the Academic Director develops and implements the school wide program of study, curriculum, instruction, and professional development in order to ensure all students achieve at high levels. The Academic Director also oversees the development and implementation of instructional strategies throughout, supports and evaluates teaching staff and performs related work as required to ensure the overall quality of education at the school. The Academic Director facilitates good communication with families about student progress.

Job Duties:
45% - Consistent with school mission and program, the Academic Director is responsible for collaboratively developing (with teachers and school leaders) integrated, experiential curriculum for Hampshire Country School to implement in both traditional and outdoor settings.

35% - The Academic Director is responsible for academic communication within the department, the school community, with parents, and with other professionals, as needed.

10% - Learning Community responsibilities for the Academic Director include weekend activities, enjoying meals together, and helping to build relationships with students and faculty outside of role specific responsibilities.

10% - Individual student support through one-on-one sponsorship of interests, projects, and unique needs.

In carrying out their duties, the Academic Director also:
Aligns with school Mission, Vision, and Program.
Engages with students and builds positive relationships.
Participates in meals and community life in addition to job responsibilities.
Oversees spending to stay within department budget.

Commitments, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to participate in individualized academic planning for each individual student.
Ability to generate lesson plans adaptive to multiple settings and teaching modalities.
A commitment to students’ dignity and their whole learning process.
A commitment to the method of lightheartedness, understanding, structure, and compassion.
A commitment to experiential, outdoor, and adventure based learning.
Facilitation, presentation, interpersonal, and mediation skills.
Have the ability to manage a number of competing demands and triage what needs attention first.
Resilience and creativity.
Familiarity with challenging students and difficult behaviors.
Being flexible and adapting to changing circumstances.
Being willing and able to exercise judgement and take risks.

Required Qualifications:
(An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered.)

Master’s degree or higher in Educational Administration, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, or related field.
Minimum of four years of related experience.
Experience with learners who are neuro-diverse or twice exceptional.

Preferred Qualifications:
Five years of teaching experience.
Experience in program and curriculum development in PreK-12.
Administrative experience.
Experience working in traditional or therapeutic residential settings.

To seek more information or apply for this position, please email a cover letter and resume or CV to Position will be open until filled.

Hampshire Country School (HCS) is a 10 month boarding school in southern New Hampshire for high-ability, neurodiverse boys enrolling in later elementary or middle school. HCS offers understanding, light-heartedness, and structure to educate boys in a family-style, supportive, and collaborative learning community. For more information:

Hampshire Country School is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Hampshire Country School is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.
Phone: (603) 899-3325
Fax: (603) 899-6521
28 Patey Circle, Rindge, NH 03461