Head Of School

Location: Saint Louis, MO 63141

See more here: https://mirowitz.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Mirowitz-HOS-Opportunity-Statement.pdf

This position requires an educator with significant experience who has spent some time
in a top administrative role. Candidates should be innovative and knowledgeable in
current best educational practices, able to guide faculty and staff and attract new talent,
and to oversee day-to-day operations with skill, passion and a sense of humor.

Roles include:

Head of School will bring the school’s values to life, and champion its mission and vision.
• Lead the development and implementation of all educational programs, including
general education, Judaic studies, and extra-curricular programs, in a way that aligns
with the school’s mission, vision and values.
• Support and guide the school’s child-centered, Constructivist-based curriculum for both
general and Judaic studies.
• Ensure the success of all students through the support of varied methods of instruction.
• Create a culture that reinforces the school's values including: a love of learning, a
passion for social responsibility, joyful Jewish learning, Jewish pluralism, a love of Israel,
a culture of kindness, and the creation of significant learning memories.

Head of School will build, cultivate and engage a community of faculty, students, families,
alumni, donors, leaders of other Jewish agencies in a shared commitment to providing
Mirowitz students a childhood filled with meaning.
• Serve as the key spokesperson, visionary leader and advocate for the school.
• Enhance all school relationships, including those with parents, the Jewish community,
and the secular community.
• Lead a systematic student recruitment and retention process.
• Collaborate with the board of trustees, its chair, and its committees to carry out
established school policies; attend meetings, prepare reports, maintain board records,
and keep trustees informed on all aspects of the school's operation.
• Work with the board of trustees and the school's administrative team to identify and
prioritize strategies for institutional growth, academic excellence and community
• Represent the school in its relations with state and federal agencies, and with
educational organizations and accrediting agencies.

Head of school will lead a team to ensure the effective administration and execution of the
• Attract, hire, develop, evaluate and retain a world-class team to execute and augment
the school’s mission and vision.
• Supervise faculty and staff, setting standards for performance and holding employees
accountable to deliver against them.
• Cultivate future leadership of the school and make intentional investments to help
them grow. Guide, motivate, and empower faculty and staff to grow professionally.
• Promote a team spirit among faculty and staff in support of the school’s mission.
• Manage all aspects of the school’s operations.
• Lead a team of professionals responsible for development, marketing, admissions
and administration.
• Maintain the highest standards in safety, both physical and cyber. Ensure that safety
protocols are established and updated. Communicate those protocols to the
community to instill confidence and a sense of security.
• Maintain, and ultimately increase, student enrollment through effective recruitment
and retention efforts. Oversee the school’s “Tangle Protocol” to solve learning, social
and other challenges in a timely manner.
• Ensure the school and faculty have all appropriate certifications and comply with all
associated regulations, without exception.
• Address and manage unplanned or unexpected situations by bringing in the
appropriate people—both inside school and outside experts; communicate openly,
provide transparency and leadership, and act with care and consideration.
• Ensure the effective maintenance of the existing facilities and technology.

Head of School will ensure the long-term financial viability of the school.
• Collaborate with the Board of Trustees to increase the school’s revenue.
• Manage the school’s finances within the budget.
• Work with development professionals to cultivate and effect generous financial
support of the school.
• Make wise investments that improve the school and deliver superior learning to
Mirowitz students.
• Make strategic organizational decisions while safeguarding the educational
experience of the students.

Head of school will have these traits
• Dynamic, inspirational, charismatic leadership style.
• Deep knowledge of current best educational practices and innovative approaches to
• Display sound judgement and strong approach to decision making steeped in logic
and facts. Proactively and effectively engage the expertise within the school’s
community to inform decision making when appropriate.
• Lead with compassion and consistency; model the values of kavod and kehilla to
students, employees, parents, donors and all school stakeholders.
• Apply and connect Jewish principles and learnings to daily situations.
• Collaborate with and seek guidance from the community in solving problems and
shaping the future of the school and the local Jewish community.
• Be entrepreneurial, act with a sense of ownership for the institution and its community,
openly recognize potential problems and conflict, and take the necessary steps to
resolve them in a way that ensures the school’s continued success.
• Embody a love of learning. Celebrate curiosity and inquiry. Empower staff and faculty
to be continuous learners, to deliver superior programs and be part of a collaborative
team that pursues excellence.
• Recognize the importance of communication in building community and take care to
use words thoughtfully and with consideration.
• Effectively manage a team by listening actively, identifying strengths in others, and
enabling teachers and staff in their own leadership capacities