Subject Area Coordinator - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Position: Subject Area Coordinator
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: JK-12 Science Department Chair
Job Location: MICDS
Beginning: Aug 02, 2021
Deadline: Apr 18, 2021**
District: Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
St. Louis, MO 63124
Telephone: 314-995-7417
Job Description:
Application Process
For immediate consideration, complete our online application at and upload a copy of your cover letter, resume, and statement of teaching philosophy.

Job Summary
Under the general direction of the Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning, the JK-12 Department Chair (“Chair”) is responsible for the management and overall effectiveness of pedagogy and the optimization of student learning in a specific discipline. The Chair serves as a faculty leader with a deep understanding of curriculum, best-practice pedagogy, instructional technology, and child and adolescent development. The Chair partners closely with the Division Heads and the Coordinator of Pedagogical Innovation.
Essential Functions
The JK-12 Department Chair:
  • Builds strong relationships with students, faculty, and parents so that there is a shared understanding of and commitment to the forward momentum of the Science Department and the delivery of the MICDS Mission within the science curriculum;
  • With other MICDS academic program leaders, establishes a vision for the Science Department while responding to emerging best practices and research;
  • Manages a reduced teaching load in order to serve as a master and mentor teacher for faculty at all grade levels;
  • Supervises, manages, and oversees the development of MICDS science teachers;
  • Assists the Division Head with the recruitment and selection of new faculty;
  • Assists the Division Head with teacher evaluation and professional development;
  • Serves as a member of the All-School Academic Leadership Team and as a member of the academic committees in all three MICDS divisions;
  • Oversees curriculum development, mapping, and alignment;
  • Coordinates best practices for research and technology;
  • Oversees textbook and teaching material selection and recommends library books, materials, and other learning media acquisitions;
  • Conducts regular Science Department faculty meetings to ensure timely communication of information that impacts teachers and students;
  • Serves as a mentor to Science Department teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and School procedures;
  • Provides academic guidance to and placement for students;
  • Complies with all of the essential functions, job requirements, qualifications, and duties of MICDS science teachers.
  • Prepares course materials such as a syllabus, homework assignments, and handouts that fit into the framework of a one-to-one laptop environment.
  • Evaluates and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Compiles, administers, and grades assessments.
  • Works with the department chair to plan, evaluate, and revise curriculum, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Attends faculty meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops, as well as stays current with professional readings and research in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Uses effective classroom management techniques to ensure effective learning.
  • Serves as an advisor for 10-12 students.
  • Maintains regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
  • Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development.
  • Meets with parents and guardians to discuss their child’s progress.
  • Assures effective two-way communication at all levels of responsibility.
  • Serves on divisional and school-wide curriculum and program committees.
  • Serves as a mentor to new faculty.
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the School’s discretion

Job Requirements and Responsibilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in subject matter, with a preference for a master’s degree as well
  • Minimum of five years of teaching experience
  • Experience working in a one-to-one laptop environment or equivalent experience with instructional technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and group facilitation skills
  • Experience working and learning with children and adults

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.