A Private Independent School Inspiring Children Ages 3 - Grade 8
The Orchard School, Indianapolis, Indiana, www.orchard.org
Director of Student Services
FT/PT: FT beginning August 2021
Reports To: Assistant Head of School
The Orchard School
Founded in 1922, Orchard is an independent, non-sectarian, Progressive school for 500 students in preschool through the 8th grade. Orchard is committed to advance each student’s academic success, self-confidence, open-mindedness, ethical character, leadership, and love of learning. Located in north Indianapolis on a 43- acre wooded campus with a state-of-the-art facility, Orchard promises academic excellence through a well-rounded education, engaging the natural curiosity of students in an active, child-centered, and experiential learning environment. We seek, and strive to maintain, a diverse and inclusive school community, and are committed to the principles that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion. We value the skills, knowledge and experiences a diverse workforce brings to our school.
Student support is an important part of the work we do with students at Orchard in educating the whole child, and a large part of that work is differentiated instruction, targeted skills development, and social-emotional support. The Director of Student Services has oversight of Orchard’s learning support systems across our multi-age through eighth-grade program. Working with Division Directors, the Assistant Head of School, and a team of six learning support specialists, the Director of Student Services will be the primary contact for both families and staff regarding all issues related to learning support, and will coordinate with teachers, families, and support providers to ensure that interventions and resources are targeted, measurable, and successful. The Director of Student Services will be a member of the academic leadership team, reporting directly to the Assistant Head of School, and collaborating with Division Directors in our Early Childhood/Elementary School and Middle School programs, the Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Head of School. The Director of Student Services will be key in helping us plan for the future of what student support will look like at The Orchard School.
This is a 10-month position that runs concurrent with the faculty instructional calendar.
Particular domains of responsibility include:
Instructional Support and Professional Development
Student and Family Support
Required Qualifications and Attributes
Preferred Qualifications and Attributes
The Orchard School values our employees and offers a total compensation package designed to attract and retain talented individuals who make our school successful. Benefits include:
Candidates should apply by sending a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please place “Student Services” in the email subject line.
Orchard values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. Orchard does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin in the administration of its admission, tuition assistance, or employment determination.
The Orchard School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.
For more information about The Orchard School, please visit: www.orchard.org.
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