Assistant Head of School for Academics


The Institute of Notre Dame (IND) is seeking a full-time Assistant Head of School for Academics. The position is located at 901 Aisquith Street, Baltimore, Maryland, 21202. The starting date is July 1, 2018.

The Institute of Notre Dame (IND), located in the heart of Baltimore, offers a unique educational experience for high school girls. Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), IND is a culturally diverse community, which educates its students to become women of discernment, active leaders, lifelong learners and responsible citizens of the world. IND opened its doors 170 years ago. We share the SSND message of hope, faith and education for all. The urban experience develops our students’ inner strengths, increases their depth of character and prepares them for the “real-world.” Strong and meaningful traditions connect our girls to the 11,500 alumnae who came before them. Our unique location in a vibrant, creative city affords our girls many opportunities to learn, work, volunteer and enjoy themselves all over Baltimore and beyond. IND is first in Maryland to offer all three programs developed by Project Lead the Way®, the nation’s top provider of STEM curriculum—Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science. Five new courses, a new dance studio, arts scholarships and planned upgrades to our historic auditorium enhance our already popular Visual & Performing Arts Program. With more than 40 clubs and activities as well as 19 sports teams, our girls have many opportunities to pursue interests outside the classroom.


The Assistant Head of School for Academics of IND reports directly to the Head of School and serves as an active member of the school’s Administrative Team. The Assistant Head of School for Academics is responsible for the daily management of the school, all matters related to student learning, student discipline, parent communication of student progress, as well as supervision and professional development of the instructional staff. The Assistant Head of School for Academics ensures the overall curriculum of the school is focused within the context of the mission, vision and philosophy of IND.


  • Practicing Catholic
  • Master’s degree required
  • Minimum of five successful years of teaching at the secondary level
  • Minimum of three years of academic administration experience
  • Strong commitment to participating in a diverse learning and social economic community
  • Commitment to the learning and awareness of current trends for effective curriculum, instruction and assessment design for 21st century learning
  • Embrace the SSND charism and IND mission


  • Facilitates day-to-day academic operations of the school that effect faculty, staff, students, and parents as well as coordination with other school administrators.
  • Communicates directly with teachers regarding student, parental, and programmatic issues that arise throughout the school year and actively facilitates resolution of issues to improve student and programmatic outcomes.
  • Communicates directly with students and parents regarding behavior, social, emotional, and academic issues and actively facilitates resolution of issues to improve student outcomes
  • Facilitates regular school and individualized communication with parents.
  • Administers development and implementation of curriculum, including all academic, special subjects, and social emotional learning programs for all students. This includes ensuring consistency, continuity, coordination, collaboration, and coherence of the curriculum across grade levels and managing a curricular budget.
  • Oversees the review, development, and production of student progress reports, which are compiled at various times throughout the school year.
  • Works with the Head of School to establish joint and distinct administrative priorities, particularly focused on academic programs, staffing, extracurricular and schoolwide activities, as well as parent involvement.
  • Directly supervises all full- and part-time faculty. Collaborates with the Assistant Head of School for Operations, Office of School Counseling, the Technology Coordinator, the Business Office, Admissions, Development and PR and Communications Offices.
  • Works alongside the Head of School to evaluate all teachers through direct and indirect classroom observations and participates in goal setting and review meetings.
  • Coordinates with other school administrators on academic, non-academic, enrollment, facilities, and extra-curricular activities, needs, issues, and requirements.
  • Develops, coordinates, and implements the annual school calendar, the school’s daily schedule, school duties assignments for all faculty and staff, division meetings, extracurricular activity schedules, and school-day special events.
  • Writes weekly communications to faculty and staff and parents as it pertains to weekly assignments, events, and expectations.
  • Oversees mentoring program for new faculty, through goal-setting, regular meetings, coaching, individualized professional development, and supporting their integration to a new school community.


Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to the Executive Assistant to the Head of School, Michelle Gahagan at All communication and documentation are to be completed electronically.