The Assistant Headmaster answers directly to the Headmaster and assists the Headmaster with the supervision of the educational program of the school. He or she also assists the Headmaster in the making and implementation of school policy.
One of the primary day-to-day functions of the Assistant Headmaster is ensuring prompt and clear communication between parents/students and teachers.
Other duties include:
Participates in the hiring of new faculty
Assists the Headmaster in updating the Faculty Handbook on a yearly basis
Facilitates the creation of the yearly academic calendar
Chairs the Department Heads and Curriculum Committee
In conjunction with the Dean of Faculty, visits classes and evaluates faculty
Collects and assembles course syllabi and curricula
Examines academic credentials and designs an academic program for each student, often in consultation with the Department Heads and/or the Director of Counseling Services
Oversees the distribution of progress reports each quarter
Oversees report card processing and distribution to parents
Creates and maintains the Academic Probation list and notifies students, parents, and advisors; meets with students on Academic Probation
Communicates academic concerns to parents
Examines and submits credentials for new faculty for State approval
Liaison with state and governmental agencies
Ensures the translation of academic transcripts into English when necessary
Administers placement tests and with Department Heads determines course level
Coordinates standardized testing (PSAT, AP, national language tests, etc.)
With the Director of Counseling Services sees that students receive testing for learning differences; facilitates the academic accommodations suggested by testing and communicates the student needs to the faculty
Assists parents and students in selection of enrichment and credit classes at other institutions
Approves and grants credit for summer make-up classes
Maintains permanent report cards
Arranges for the off-site storage of school records
Prepares transcripts for alumni
Certifies students for the National Honor Society
Certifies students for Honor Roll, departmental awards, etc.
Prepares all academic assemblies
Oversees semester examinations
Coordinates all aspects of scheduling of student classes
Oversees all aspects of Graduation
Other responsibilities as determined by the Headmaster
Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Mrs. Rosemary Manfreda, Assistant to the Headmaster, at firstname.lastname@example.org.