Ilan Ramon Day School is a vibrant preschool through 5th grade community focused school in the Conejo Valley. Named after one of the most heroic and inspirational Israeli leaders of our time, we are a school that develops educational skills and fosters creativity through outstanding and rigorous academics. We are an inclusive, pluralistic Jewish Day School that upholds Jewish traditions and the love and support of Israel. We are a tight knit community celebrating growth and learning.
We are looking for a new leader, a Head of School who can guide the administration and staff as we prepare our children to embrace the diverse challenges of the 21st century. Our search is for an innovator who will support our mission to develop lifelong learners and leaders by emphasizing intellectual, spiritual and creative development with a focus on social-emotional growth.
Our school is built on the development of deep interpersonal connections between parents, teachers, family, and students. We are seeking a skilled communicator who can continue to foster these relationships and forge new ones in the future.
At Ilan Ramon Day School, the Head of School has the overall responsibility for efficiently running all school operations. They are the keeper of the school’s values, setting the ethical tone and environment of the school. Through regular prioritizing, delegating, and negotiating among constituents, the Head upholds school standards with ongoing evaluation. The Head also demonstrates respect for stakeholders by maintaining prompt, honest, and sensitive communication.
More information can be found about our schools at our website www.ilanramondayschool.com
Roles and responsibilities of the Head of School:
Exhibits excellent people skills. The Head of School can interact and engage comfortably with a wide variety of key constituents including board members, parents, faculty, students, major donors and community leaders. They are warm, honest and have a fair approach in dealing with others. Must be a charismatic, joyful, instinctive ambassador and “Storyteller-in-Chief.”
Places the needs of the student first and foremost. The Head of School keeps a pulse on the needs of each and every child, and supports them as individuals.
Ensures the educational program aligns with the school’s mission (experiential learning, ‘out of the box’ thinking) and values while overseeing the development and implementation of the general studies and Judaic curriculum
Supports and trusts the staff. The Head of School encourages creativity which aligns with the school's mission while maintaining a positive morale. They are also responsible for staffing the school appropriately.
Participates in long range strategic planning, ensuring that the school stays cutting edge.
Encourages, fosters, and maintains meaningful relationships with all constituencies including administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents, Board, donors, alumni and the broader Jewish community.
Communicates effectively and in a timely fashion with all constituents. This includes excellent written and oral communication skills that complements and enhances the role of being an inspiring leader and ambassador.
Shows strong management, organizational and operational skills.
Oversees admissions and marketing to ensure it aligns with the schools vision.
Builds commitment, identity, and community among parents, grandparents, alumni and community members and develops their loyalty as advocates of the school and as contributors to its financial strength and well-being. They need to show a solid track record with the development and implementation of an advancement strategy, as well as experience with donor cultivation.
Exhibits strong financial acumen including the ability to design and prepare budgets and set financial priorities.
Applications will be************************
Current, updated resume
Cover letter including personal statement of educational philosophy including explanation of interest and qualifications.
The names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. (We will obtain permission from candidates before contacting references.)
Optional: Other supporting material (e.g. articles, speeches/communication, or letters of recommendation)
All inquiries will be treated confidentially.