University invites applications for the Executive Director of the Campus School
and Early Learning Center (“Executive Director”). Qualified candidates should demonstrate the
ability to serve as a dynamic leader who will manage the transition into a
larger 21st century learning space essential for the growth of the Campus
School and Early Learning Center.
The Executive will be responsible for
articulating the strategic vision for the future direction of The Campus School
and Early Learning Center, endorsing the mission and values of Carlow
University, and building on the heritage and strengths of the institution to provide
a challenging and supportive learning environment that focuses on the total
development of the child.
ideal candidate for the position of Executive Director should possess a proven
record of experience with navigating the politics of leading a school as well
as excellent strategic thinking and conceptual skills that facilitate planning
and results. With confirmed success in
fostering an environment with a deep care for children and families, the
Executive Director must possess strong technology skills and evidence of
innovative educational practices as well as a strong commitment to advocacy for
and professional development of faculty and staff.
Campus School is a Catholic, independent, laboratory school for preschool
through grade eight. In addition, a Montessori school for 3, 4, and 5 years
olds is offered. The Early Learning Center is licensed by the Pa. Department of
Human Services and holds NAEYC and 4-STAR Keystone STAR accreditations.
University is a comprehensive Catholic University located in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. Founded in 1929 by the Sisters of Mercy, Carlow is situated in a
culturally rich and diverse urban setting.
Carlow is recognized for educating traditional students and adult
learners for a lifetime of ethical leadership and service.
- Focus on student achievement, curriculum, accountability, instructional
leadership and other needs essential for the academic success of the
- Provide strategic direction to teachers
and staff in the children’s programs to ensure that long and short-range
planning, capital, resources, and operations are undertaken in an
effective and efficient manner and in keeping with the goals established
by the University.
- Oversee the day to day operations and
management of the Campus School and ELC including marketing, financial
management, employee relations and program planning and assessment.
- Provide leadership for curricular design and renewal to include embedded
- Review and interpret student achievement data to reinforce and
facilitate an institution-wide culture of assessment and data-driven
- Build trust and effective working relationships with teachers, students,
parents, and community leaders.
- Assume a leadership role in the professional development for teachers
and staff, including collaborating on the design and implementation of relevant
development sessions. Mentor, observe,
evaluate, and promote the professional growth of all teachers.
- Serve as liaison with University Department of Education and facilitate
the integration of pre-service teacher candidates into the Campus School.
- Oversee University
students in the settings of:
- Work study
- Informal observations
from all departments
- Field experience and
Practicum for students from the School of Education
- Student teaching
- Action research on
teaching and learning
- Serve as the official communicator to the Board, faculty, staff,
students, parents, donors, Sisters of Mercy, Diocese of Pittsburgh, and any
other segments of the community as needed.
- Demonstrate and reflect an understanding of and a commitment to the
mission and core values of University and the Sisters of Mercy.
- Advanced Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision or related
Education field required.
- At least five (5) years of experience in educational leadership
required. Experience in an independent
school and experience in an elementary school setting are preferred. Teaching experienced in an independent,
preferably lab school, is strongly preferred.
- Knowledge of related Federal, State and Local laws and regulatory
practices governing academic programming and accreditation required.
- Demonstrated ability in building relationships internally and externally
required. Direct fundraising experience
- Commitment to multiculturalism, diversity and inclusion and awareness of
needs of diverse learners is required.
- A high degree of emotional intelligence and a demonstrated financial
acumen as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical
conduct. They commit to act with
integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the
University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain
confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations.
cover letter and resume to HR2@carlow.edu.
University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive for a
campus that reflects our urban setting and is inclusive of underrepresented
groups to enhance our University community.