Head of Greengate Division (2024-2025)

  • Randolph School
  • Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Nov 01, 2023
Full time Division Director/Head

Job Description

Position Summary: 

Randolph School seeks a dynamic, student-centered Head of Greengate School to begin on July 1, 2024. The successful candidate will be eager to work with a collaborative administrative team, an accomplished faculty, and a dedicated parent community to uphold the Greengate division philosophy and mission. The successful candidate will model inclusive and ambitious educational leadership within the division and will contribute broadly to an integrated and cohesive PK-12 student experience at Randolph. The new Head of Greengate School will be called upon to provide visionary leadership aligned with the strategic plan and will assume day-to-day responsibility for the Greengate School division and its operations. 

The Head of Greengate School serves as a member of both the Administrative Leadership Team and the Executive Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will have a proven record of success in leading new initiatives that add value to the student, faculty, and parent experience. Additionally, a collaborative leadership style with the ability to develop a positive culture that aligns with the School’s mission and values will be important.  
Randolph is a coeducational, college preparatory day school that enrolls nearly 1,000 students in prekindergarten through twelfth grade. Twice named a National School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, Randolph is the only independent college preparatory school in North Alabama, and Huntsville is a thriving, but manageable metropolitan area that is routinely celebrated for its quality of life and openness to progress and innovation. The School is housed on 67 acres on two campuses and employs over 200 faculty and staff. Greengate School at Randolph serves students in grades 1-6 using an Orton-Gillingham approach to provide a specialized program of instruction that meets individual learning needs, while also offering students with dyslexia a full complement of co-curricular and extra-curricular school experiences. Greengate, one of 19 schools in the nation accredited by the Orton-Gillingham Academy and the only such school in Alabama, has educated children with dyslexia and related language-learning differences since 2002. 

Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as the educational leader of Greengate School 
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Greengate division, including the Day School, testing center, dyslexia therapy and therapists, summer programs, and training programs 
  • Provide leadership and manage the day-to-day operations of the PK-8 Learning Center
  • Actively support the School’s enrollment management process, with a focus on recruiting, admitting, and retaining mission-appropriate students and in support of overall enrollment goals
  • Select, hire, and supervise highly qualified educators to serve as members of the faculty and staff
  • Enthusiastically lead the division in the execution of the School’s mission and strategic goals
  • Be a visual presence in all areas of school life and an ambassador for Randolph in the wider community
  • Be a lifelong learner with the ability to articulate innovative trends in pedagogy and instruction
  • Be cognizant of the educational, social, emotional, physical, and psychological needs of the young learner and develop plans to meet those needs
  • Execute and administer the policies of the School 

 Qualification Requirements 

  • Master’s Degree in education or school administration preferred 
  • Orton-Gillingham certification at fellow level preferred, associate-level at a minimum
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and presentation skills
  • Administrative experience in an educational setting, with demonstrated leadership qualities required
  • 5+ years experience as a classroom educator, ideally in an independent school environment 

As a member institution, Randolph School is committed to the principles of diversity as stated by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). In that spirit, Randolph School does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sexual orientation, age, physical challenge, nation of origin, gender, or any other characteristic.