Head of Languages

St Aloysius' College (see more jobs from this school)

Milsons Point, NSW 


Head of Faculty / Department

Teaching Subject: Arabic , Armenian , Auslan , Australian Languages , Bosnian , Chinese , Classical Greek , Croatian , Dutch , Filipino , French , German , Hebrew , Hindi , Hungarian , Indonesian , Italian , Japanese , Khmer , Korean , Latin , Macedonian , Malay , Maltese , Modern Greek , Persian , Polish , Portuguese , Punjabi , Romanian , Russian , Serbian , Sinhala , Spanish , Swedish , Tamil , Turkish , Ukranian , Vietnamese , Yiddish

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 17 August 2022


Wonderful opportunity to lead a dynamic team of teachers within the Languages Department to deliver a rigorous and engaging curriculum.

<p><i>Established in 1879, St Aloysius&#39; College is a Catholic, Jesuit day school for boys from Year 3 to Year 12. Situated in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, it has an enrolment of over 1200 students.</i></p><p><i>The College is conducted by the Society of Jesus and is part of a worldwide network of Jesuit primary and secondary schools and universities.</i><br /></p><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>A</b><b>bout the Role</b></p><p>St Aloysius’ College is seeking to appoint an outstanding educational leader to the role of Head of Languages. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the academic and administrative functions of the Languages Department at the College across Years 3-12.<br /></p><p>This is a full-time opportunity, initially on a three (3) year contract, commencing January 2023, though open to negotiating an early commencement.<br /></p><p><b><br /></b></p><p><b>Key Responsibilities</b><br /></p><p>Reporting to the Director of Teaching and Learning, the Head of Languages will provide leadership in the following areas:<br /></p><p><b>Academic Leadership</b><br /></p><ul><li>Coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of prescribed NESA curricula across all Language subjects;</li><li>Map curriculum documents and programs that support the Characteristics of Jesuit Education;</li><li>Encourage and advocate the teaching of languages through the promotion of contemporary pedagogical practice;</li><li>Work closely with the Heads of Year and the relevant Director to coordinate and prepare the promotion class lists at the end of each year;</li><li>Annually review all teaching and assessment programs using student feedback and student assessment data;</li></ul><p><b> Human Resource Leadership</b><br /></p><ul><li>Monitor and ensure compliance with all College safeguarding children policies within the department;</li><li>Work collaboratively with colleagues in identifying the development and implementation of integrated programs across Language subjects;</li><li>Innovatively lead the team to encourage and model best practices in the teaching and learning of Language subjects; </li><li>Work closely with the Head of Library Services and relevant Directors to coordinate staff texts, reference books, resources and professional journals;</li><li>Support and mentor new staff, provide Professional Development opportunities for staff and conduct their annual performance review and appraisal.</li></ul><p><b>Administrative Leadership</b><br /></p><ul><li>Work collaboratively with other Heads of Department and be an active participant in developing whole-school initiatives;</li><li>Responsible for the alignment of Departmental operations with the strategic priorities of the College;</li><li>Coordination of examination procedures including instructions to Faculty staff on preparation and marking;</li><li>Maintenance of, and responsibility for, expenditure and budgeting within subject area.</li></ul><p><b>About You</b><br /></p><p>At a minimum the successful candidate will demonstrate:<br /></p><ul><li>Alignment to the Christian values and mission of the College;</li><li>Educational leadership and a proven record to develop a culture of learning excellence in Languages;</li><li>An understanding of the educational needs of boys and young men;</li><li>Hold relevant education qualifications including current NESA accreditation;</li><li>Demonstrated senior educational leadership in schools, with expertise in curriculum design, implementation and evaluation, including assessment procedures;</li><li>Proven ability to lead, motivate and manage a team and effect change – this could have been demonstrated in a variety of capacities within a school;</li><li>Possess a strong understanding of the use of data to analyse, report on and manage student progress and to shape curriculum and teaching;</li><li>Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written;</li><li>Strong conflict resolution and organisation skills;</li><li>Good computer knowledge and its integration into the curriculum.</li></ul><p><b>How to apply</b><br /></p><p>For more information about the College, this opportunity, selection criteria and the application process please visit the College website: <br /></p><p><a href="https://www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au/about-us/employment/current-opportunities" rel="nofollow">https://www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au/about-us/employment/current-opportunities</a> <br /></p><p>Only applications received via recruitment&#64;staloysius.nsw.edu.au will be considered, and St Aloysius’ College reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.<br /></p><p><i>St Aloysius’ College is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.</i><br /></p><p><b>Applications Close</b>: 5.00 pm, Wednesday, 17 August 2022.<br /></p><p>www.staloysius.nsw.edu.au<br /></p>
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