Chief Academic Officer

Mesivta High School of Greater Philadelphia | Bala Cynwyd, PA, United States

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Posted Date 9/05/2023

The Mesivta High School of Greater Philadelphia is seeking a Chief Academic Officer to begin in Summer 2024.

About the School and Job Overview:

The Mesivta is an Orthodox boy’s high school, educating students in grades 9 through 12 in Limudei Kodesh and secular disciplines. The Mesivta is based on a dual curriculum model, consisting of a college preparatory General Studies curriculum and a comprehensive Judaic Studies curriculum. Courses are kept small to allow for student-centered instruction and tailored curriculum to meet the goals and aspirations of each student. The Mesivta strives to instill in their students the values, inspiration, and education that will prepare them to be the next generation of leaders in Torah and professional environments.

The Chief Academic Officer for The Mesivta High School of Greater Philadelphia will oversee and manage all educational operations for the school. The Chief Academic Officer will work together with the Rosh Mesivta, the head of Learning Support, the college guidance counselor, the educational staff, the administrative staff, and the Board of Directors, to ensure that the School accomplishes its mission of educating students in Torah and secular disciplines, and preparing them for high-level post high school yeshiva study, as well as for acceptance into the highest caliber universities.

The Chief Academic Officer also provides guidance as a mentor and supervisor to the students through formal and informal engagement, and oversees academic standards for The Mesivta. The Chief Academic Officer will be accountable to the Rosh Mesivta.

Key areas of responsibility include:

Educational Leadership

  • Work with Rosh Mesivta to create high-level educational goals and standards
  • Oversee general studies curriculum, instruction and assessment
  • Set school-wide educational improvement goals and track progress
  • Recruit, supervise, and retain excellent faculty
  • Coordinate staff professional development
  • Create and manage the schedule of classes and electives, including personalized student schedules
  • Monitor and support individual student academic and developmental progress
  • Ensure effective educational data collection, associated decision-making, and reporting
  • Communicate with parents around school-wide and individual student issues
  • Supervise learning and social/emotional/behavioral counseling support
  • Supervise and oversee college guidance program
  • Maintain compliance with state educational requirements

School Advancement

  • Work with the Rosh Mesivta and Board of Directors to develop and enhance the School’s relationships with the parent body, community, and donors
  • Strengthen school relationship with all parents
  • Work with the Rosh Mesivta and Board of Directors to recruit and retain students, as needed, including student interviews, parent consultations, and recruitment visits

How to Apply

If you are interested in learning more about the position and/or nominating someone for the role, please email [email protected]. Thank you 

Full Time
Education - Other | General Studies Director | Principal
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