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28 Jan 2021

Teacher Science Department Head (21-22 SY)

The Packer Collegiate Institute
 Kings County, New York, United States

Job Description

The PK-12 Science Department Head is responsible for providing leadership and direction that supports school-wide and department goals, effective teaching of the sciences and professional growth by encouraging faculty to examine pedagogy through both study and practice. The department head shares responsibility for the design, organization, support and evaluation of the curriculum and the physical and material resources necessary to implement it.

The ideal candidate should have extensive teaching experience in a PK-12 environment, deep emotional intelligence, and a passion for sharing best practice pedagogy in the field especially modeling and inquiry-based curricula. The department head has reduced teaching responsibilities and a generous stipend, in order to fulfill the administrative responsibilities.

Packer is deeply committed to diversity and to fostering an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, nationalities, and beliefs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a PK-12 department in advancing the school’s mission and departmental goals
  • Collaborate closely with other administrators on hiring, retention, evaluation, coaching and professional growth of science teaching faculty
  • Support ongoing conversations and implementation of culturally-responsive teaching and learning
  • Envision and support professional development for science faculty resulting in each teacher effectively implementing a wide range of best practice instructional and assessment strategies
  • Ensure cohesion, continuity, and rigor of science curriculum in grades PK-12
  • Organize department meetings structured around departmental and divisional goals
  • Serve on Department Heads group, responsible for broad curricular and instructional initiatives
  • Serve on Academic Council, responsible for schoolwide programmatic planning
  • Manage departmental budget and make decisions regarding textbook, software and technology orders
  • Communicate with parents and the wider community about the science department’s philosophy, vision, offerings, measures of success, challenges, etc.
  • Design testing and placement for students entering Packer or seeking to accelerate in our program
  • Oversee and communicate about department budget

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to with "Job Listing 72003" in the subject line. To be considered, materials submitted should be titled “Last Name First Name - Document Title.” Note: This position begins in August, 2021.

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Teacher. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.