Division Head - Lower School
Pembroke Hill School
Kansas City, Missouri
Salary: Based on Experience
Date Posted: 9/25/2020
Job ID: 52665
Position/Title: Division Head - Lower School
Employer: Pembroke Hill School
Department: Lower School
Category / Heading #1: Administration  Division Head/Principal of Lower/Elementary Sch
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Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:
The Pembroke Hill School Kansas City, Missouri Lower School Principal/ Division Head Begins 2021/2022 School Year The Pembroke Hill School is a 100+ year independent school with 1150 students Early Years through 12th grade located in the heart of Kansas City, MO near the historic Country Club Plaza.  There are 2 campuses serving the Upper and Lower schools, located within a mile of each other.  Pembroke Hill is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).  We are dedicated to helping our students achieve educational excellence while guiding them to become individuals of character who believe that they can and do make a difference in our school community and the community beyond Pembroke Hill. The Lower School division, located on the Wornall campus across from historic Loose Park serves approximately 375 children.  Our lower school students in kindergarten through fifth grade experience an educational environment that focuses on their social, emotional and academic needs and recognizes their individual learning styles.  Our classrooms feature two experienced educators (a lead teacher and a faculty assistant) who use a multitude of teaching methods, extensive classroom materials and technology to support students as they go about their work.  We have excellent programs in Spanish, science, art, music, physical education, library and computer technology. Primary Duties:  Plan, develop and supervise all division programs – academic, student support services and activities, division calendar and events, parent communication and education. Develop and supervise division faculty and staff. Develop and manage the school division’s operating budget. Plan and communicate with other school divisions (administration and faculty) and with other areas of the school’s operations (ex. admissions, athletics, development, communications, finance).    Communicate with division parent community
Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 5-7 Years

The Principal, reporting to the Head of School, is responsible for all aspects of the lower school. The successful candidate will possess a zest for learning, a commitment to academic excellence, a keen and curious intellect, strong interpersonal and communication skills, a high level of energy and a passion for school age children, their families and those who teach them.  A master’s degree is preferred. Previous experience in administration and/or leadership roles and at least five years of classroom teaching are required. This is a 12-month, full-time position.  Experience in leadership at the grade school level is desired. Core Competencies: Leadership – collaborate, manage and motivate Communication – professional, respectful, and active listener Education Knowledge - theory and practice Relationship Building – ability to connect and build bridges Professional Development / Growth - continuous learning Managerial and Administrative Skills – planning, organization and follow through
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Contact Info
Vanessa Alpert, HR Director 816-936-1212 valpert@pembrokehill.org