Under the direction of the Headmaster, the Upper School Director is responsible for the daily flow of Millennium Charter Academy’s Upper School, grades 6-12. The Director creates and maintains a safe, healthy and supportive culture for upper school students and staff. Furthermore, this individual has a classical worldview, a deep understanding of classical liberal arts education, a solid commitment to the pursuit of transcendent and immanent truth, goodness, and beauty, and an unwavering support of the Academy’s mission, vision, and philosophy.
- Possesses a North Carolina license, at least a BA or BS, and teaching experience
- Deeply understands and commits to the Academy’s mission, vision, goals, and philosophy
- Consistently pursues personal growth, intellectual and moral
- Reads widely and possesses a broad background of knowledge
- Exhibits a strong grasp of classical curriculum and pedagogy
- Organizes and manages people and materials well and in a timely fashion
- Develops strong relationships with students and staff
- Exhibits a professional demeanor
- Speaks and writes well
- Communicates clearly, kindly, and frequently with students and staff
- Understands well the emotional, mental, and social needs of students
- Displays strong teamwork skills
- Takes initiative
- Understands and practices discipline, as well as leadership, by principle
- Works collaboratively with colleagues and parents and caregivers
- Exhibits exemplary ethics and high moral character
- Generates ideas and solutions while holding a clear vision
- Makes firm and thoughtful decisions
Duties and Responsibilities
- Advance the school’s mission and vision.
- Collaborate with and support the Headmaster in a variety of tasks.
- In concert with the Headmaster, plan and deliver professional development.
- Observe and evaluate professional staff.
- In concert with the Lower School Director, maintain a seamless continuum of education K-12
- Participate in prospective teacher interviews
- Seek out and provide academic resources for teachers
- Aid teachers in curriculum planning
- Coordinate Beginning Teacher Support Program
- Build upper school schedules for teachers and students
- Edit and disseminate report cards, grades 6-12
- Maintain and communicate high academic and personal expectations for all students
- Promote the character development of all students
- Respond to Upper School disciplinary needs
- Contact parents regarding student issues
- Oversee advisory program
- Help establish a culture in which students learn to respect others, take responsibility for their own actions, and exercise leadership
- Advise faculty on ways to foster character development in students and to handle discipline
- Counsel students in ways that resolve issues and that encourage ethical and behavioral growth
Involve the headmaster in all situations, as necessary