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Dean of Teaching and Learning

United World College

What is the role? The next Dean of Teaching and Learning will need strengths in three categories: ● Strategy Implementation ● Creative and collaborative ability to leverage the IB innovatively while bringing faculty and students along ● Acting as a Bridge across constituencies through strong relationship building skills. Strategy Implementation: Dean of Teaching and Learning will need to… ● Manage intersection between UWC-USA's mission and the school's vision, strategic plan, educational programming (including, but not exclusively, the IB), staffing and development, and student experience ● Engage in innovation while recognizing UWC-USA's time-honored DNA as an intentional, demanding, adventurous, and outward-facing learning community ● Articulate and advocate for the ways in which learning is evolving in our rapidly changing world, shaping the implementation of our strategy along the way ● Measure progress against strategic aspirations and annual goals in collaboration with the Associate Head of School Distributed Leadership Execution: Dean of Teaching and Learning will need to… ● Work closely with the Associate Head of School as a strategic thought partner ● Lead collaboratively in an environment that invites all members of the community to “lead from where they are” ● Coach faculty and students for growth and development ● Communicate effectively and inspirationally with all stakeholders Acting as a Bridge: Dean of Teaching and Learning will need to… ● Work closely with the Associate Head of School in order to inform the President’s vision and strategy for the school ● Manage, coordinate, and build relationships among the faculty, students, staff, and Associate Head of School ● Manage and coordinate educational programming, focusing on the intersection of programming with faculty capacity and the two-year student experience ● Engage and communicate across constituencies, from faculty and staff to students ● Serve as part of the Program Team and the Educational Leadership Team as well as co-lead it when the Associate Head is away ● Seek dialogue in leadership decisions to develop leadership across the school ● Care for and celebrate students, staff, faculty, leadership team members and volunteers

Contact Information

Name: Kelly Barnes