Gilman School seeks a dynamic educator to help implement its strategic vision and lead the School’s people and program. Two priorities of the School’s strategic plan are to align the teaching and development of core skills, character, and wellness, and to develop and support an already gifted and dedicated faculty. The Assistant Head of School will pay particular attention to these two priorities, which focus on further integrating the Gilman Skills (think, communicate, collaborate, create) into the schoolwide program, hiring diverse and talented teachers, and engaging faculty in ongoing professional development. Additionally, s/he will support the Headmaster in attending to a third strategic priority: ensuring school vitality through careful stewardship of resources.
The Assistant Head of School will report directly to the Headmaster. Broadly speaking, s/he will support the Headmaster in the leadership and operation of the entire school. S/he will serve on the Administrative Council, which is the School’s leadership team that ensures alignment between program, operation, and mission. The Assistant Head of School will work closely with the Headmaster and the heads and assistant heads of the three divisions (Lower, Middle, and Upper School) to ensure smooth alignment of programs across the Pre-K through 12 spectrum. S/he will also engage in work with the Board of Trustees.
Responsibilities will include:
Overseeing the Academic Council, Gilman’s Pre-K through 12 teaching and learning leadership team
Developing and coordinating an integrated, principles-based, year-round faculty hiring process
Leading the School’s faculty evaluation and professional development process, based on the Definition of Excellent Teaching (DET)
Guiding the collection and reporting of data related to student outcomes, working closely with the Director of Institutional Research and Data Analytics
Serving as an administrative liaison between and among faculty and leadership team members
Overseeing and coordinating various projects and initiatives, as assigned by the Headmaster
Teaching one section of an academic course and, as appropriate, coaching one season of athletics
Involving her/himself in the overall life of the School
Qualified Candidate will demonstrate:
Significant experience in and passion for Pre-K through 12 education
Capacity to advance the community’s efforts to be diverse, inclusive, and equitable
Interest in and enthusiasm for boys education
Ability to work closely and collaboratively with others
Strong written and oral communication skills
A sense of humor
Embodiment of the Gilman Five: Honor, Integrity, Respect, Humility, Excellence
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Gilman School Mission:
Gilman School is a diverse community dedicated to educating boys in mind, body, and spirit through particular emphasis upon academic excellence, athletic participation, and aesthetic appreciation. Gilman seeks to produce men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.
Originally established in 1897 as “The Country Day School for Boys,” Gilman School is rooted in the belief that, in order to build character, school should provide every boy with strong academics and a full-day program that includes afternoon sports. Today, Gilman educates boys in kindergarten through Grade 12 through a rich, college-preparatory program of offerings in academics, athletics, and the arts. The school subscribes to the teacher-coach model and takes great pride in the fact that its teachers connect with the students through activities outside the classroom. Most Gilman teachers are involved in athletics and/or physical education. Teachers also help to cultivate students’ interests in music and performing arts through a variety of groups, bands, and productions.
Set on a 68-acre campus in the northern part of Baltimore City, the school serves roughly 1000 students in three divisions: Lower School (K-Grade 5), Middle School (Grades 6-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12). Facilities include separate buildings for each of the three divisions, an Upper School science building, an auditorium, and a shared dining hall. Athletic facilities include an arena and other gymnasiums, indoor pool, weight room, locker rooms, game and practice fields, tennis courts, and alpine tower. Gilman has a full-time faculty of nearly 140, and the average class size is 16 students. A strong coordinate program with two neighboring girls schools—Roland Park Country School and The Bryn Mawr School—provides students in the Upper School with a broad and comprehensive curriculum and with opportunities for coeducational classes on all three campuses.
Gilman School is an equal opportunity employer and educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.