Purpose: As the founding Director of the Center for Global Learning and Engagement, the Director will implement, supervise, monitor and oversee all GLE programs and operations in grades PK-12.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; Master’s degree preferred
Classroom teaching experience required, preferably in independent schools
Previous experience as a Director of Global Studies preferred, including international travel
Current knowledge of best practices in Global learning, including curriculum and competencies
Experience working with students in elementary, middle, and upper schools preferred
Demonstrates and enthusiastically supports the School’s Mission and values of courage, integrity, compassion, and excellence
Performs in a manner that reflects positively on The Bolles School
Champions Global Learning at Bolles through the establishment of deep relationships with students, families, and staff
Alongside the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and administration, foster a school-wide culture that values being part of a diverse community
Teach up to three academic classes, with goal of implementing Global Learning electives
Regular domestic and international travel with groups is expected
Performs other duties as requested
Partners with School Administration to establish a Center for Global Learning and Engagement
Manage the program budget of the Center for Global Learning and Engagement
Support Global Learning curriculum development PK-12 by consulting with departments and individuals, providing recommendations on how to incorporate global learning into the curriculum, and identifying professional learning opportunities for faculty members
Oversee development of a Global Scholar Certificate Program, including, among other things, course offerings and options (including Global Online Academy), summer reading, experiential learning opportunities, and travel
Present the Global Learning and Engagement mission and programs to all constituencies
Serve on the Academic Council
Serve as the School’s GEBG liaison
Oversee Upper School community engagement – locally, nationally, and internationally – including service clubs, campus-wide drives, and international service trips
Oversee and support the Coordinator of Travel Programs to develop template curriculum (pre-departure, in-country, and post-return) for all international experiences, WL and otherwise
Manage international programs and travel related to the World Languages Department
Research, develop, and oversee off-campus trips in all disciplines, such as Arts trip to NYC, history trips on the Civil Rights Trail, English exchange trip with the UK, etc.
Develop and implement chaperon training programs for all off-campus co-curricular experiences
Explore the viability of a teacher exchange program for teachers of all levels
Partner with the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Multicultural Leadership Team to oversee programs such as the World Cultures and Countries Day, International Education Week, International Day of the Girl, etc.
Along with the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, take part in a review of the current Profile of a Bolles Graduate and incorporate intercultural competence
Preferred Candidate Qualities
Innovative, visionary, independent and driven educator
Diplomatic and tactful manager
Organized and conscientious director
*For best consideration please submit a completed application by February 25,2020.
About The Bolles School
The Bolles School is a nationally renowned, independent day and boarding School serving over 1,600 students in Pre-K through grade 12 on four campuses in Jacksonville and surrounding communities. A leader in academics, arts, and athletics, the School is firmly rooted in the principles that have characterized its community and traditions for nearly 85 years: pursuing excellence through courage, integrity, and compassion. The vast resources and expert instruction available to students as they explore and hone their individual interests and strengths are embodied in the School’s motto -- All Things Possible -- and students eagerly embrace the myriad of opportunities available to them both in and out of the classroom.
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