English Department Chair 


Fenn seeks an individual to lead its English program as English Department Chair. Within the context of Fenn’s educational philosophy, each department chair is responsible for curricular leadership and curriculum development; departmental staffing; faculty supervision, evaluation, and professional growth; budget oversight; and student placement and support. Additionally, academic department chairs teach three sections of their subject, coach, and advise.

The Fenn School is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. A successful candidate will, therefore, be a proactive and collaborative educator who is also committed to the manifestation of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in the Fenn community. The ideal candidate will be able to support Fenn’s mission in all work with students, parents, faculty, and staff. Fenn strongly encourages applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.


Responsibilities

  • Oversee Fenn’s English curriculum, in collaboration with the Assistant Head of School for the Academic Program;
     
  • Support and supervise English teachers through departmental meetings, individual feedback and evaluation for faculty members, and pursuit of individual and departmental professional development;
     
  • Oversee the staffing of the English department;
     
  • Oversee and manage the English department budget;
     
  • Support students and their parents in the area of English;
     
  • Manage student placement in English courses, in conjunction and collaboration with other department chairs;
     
  • Address student cases of concern in collaboration with advisors, teachers, Division Heads, learning specialists, the administrative team, and parents;
     
  • Teach three sections of English;
     
  • Serve as a student advisor;
     
  • Coach athletics in Fenn’s Lower, Middle or Upper School;
     
  • Serve on the Academic Department Chair Group;
     
  • Keep administrative colleagues informed about all relevant matters in the English department.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, master's degree preferred;
     
  • Significant English teaching experience required and administrative or supervisory experience preferred;
     
  • Leadership experience; strong communication skills; a commitment to collaboration;
     
  • Experience with and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work in a school setting;
     
  • A passion for and understanding of working with adolescent boys;
     
  • Experience engaging in productive conversations with faculty, parents, and students;
     
  • The ability to foster connections between the English Department and other academic disciplines.
     

Fenn offers a highly competitive salary and a generous benefits package. Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for professional references via email attachment to Nat Carr, Assistant Head of School for Faculty and Professional Development, at the following email address: employment@fenn.org. Receipt of materials will be acknowledged via email.

The Fenn School does not discriminate in hiring or terms or conditions of employment on the basis of sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, age, marital status, military or veteran status, application for military service, race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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An Independent Day School
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516 Monument Street, Concord, MA 01742

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