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Verde Valley School educates students for college and for life by encouraging them to become intellectually curious, academically accomplished and creatively expressive.  The program fosters intercultural understanding and world citizenship, environmental stewardship, the value of physical labor, and service to humanity with a willing spirit. It is an intentionally international school with 50% of students from 20 countries, 50% from 18 US states including a number of local day students from the Sedona area.
At the heart of VVS is an experienced, motivated and caring faculty.  Possessing a variety of life experiences, strengths, and cultures, the VVS faculty are passionate about their subjects and dedicated to providing a project-based, student-centered program. We are always interested in receiving employment inquiries from talented educators who share our mission.

To apply for a position at Verde Valley School please email your resume and cover letter to Lori Perkins at lperkins@vvsaz.org.

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  • Head of School (Start 2023)

    Title: Head of School
    Location: Sedona, AZ, USA
    Employer: Verde Valley School
    Type: Full time Administration
    Preferred Education: Masters
    Benefits: Benefit Package, Year-round Housing, Meals while in session.
    Salary: Commensurate with experience
    Start Date: July 1, 2023 (Preferred)
    Employer Information:
    Verde Valley School is a small (120 students), independent, boarding and day school serving grades
    9-12. VVS was founded in 1948 on the principles of academic excellence, world citizenship,
    environmental stewardship, physical labor, and service to others. The International Baccalaureate
    (IB) Diploma Program is our main curriculum, and our diverse community comprises local and
    international students. Please visit our website for more information at www.vvsaz.org.

    Description
    Position begins July 1, 2023 for the 2023-24 academic year. Head of School for a multi-cultural and
    experiential co-ed boarding and day school nestled in the valley overlooking Cathedral Rock in
    Sedona, Arizona. Proven administrative and leadership experience and in-depth knowledge of the
    international and domestic boarding school market required. Experience of a school with a mix of
    day and boarding students and interest in experiential education strongly preferred. The Head of
    School will work closely with the Board of Trustees in implementing a Long-Term Strategic Plan to
    redefine VVS’ competitive position in the market. Collaborative leadership skills and commitment
    to fiscal discipline are a must. Graduate degree in a relevant field is strongly preferred. Salary
    commensurate with other small schools, with opportunity for performance bonuses, plus a benefits
    package that includes year-round housing and meals on campus while school is in session. As Verde
    Valley School courses are inherently international, cultural sensitivity is highly valued.  Candidates
    must be willing to wholeheartedly engage in all facets of boarding school life.

    Timeline
    Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2022. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom, and
    a select group of finalists will be invited to campus to meet with additional stakeholders including
    staff and students. We hope to sign a contract of employment as soon as possible but no later than
    January 31, 2023.
    The position begins July 1 st  2023 (negotiable).  This is a 12 month position with vacation and other
    opportunities subject to negotiation.
    Please send cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and five letters of reference
    with the subject heading ‘Head of School Application’ to headofschoolsearch@vvsaz.org.
    No phone calls please.

    Key responsibilities:
    ● To supervise the School’s Leadership Team as well as all faculty and staff, and lead
    ongoing team meetings. To handle all matters regarding employment, retention, and
    dismissal of personnel, salaries and contracts, job assignments and performance
    evaluations, and orientation and training.
    ● To guide the curriculum strategy for the School.
    ● To lead the admissions program to generate a healthy recruitment and retention strategy
    for students and families.
    ● To support School and disciplinary policies related to standards of conduct.
    ● To supervise programming of the School (academic, athletic, and experiential programs
    including field expeditions).
    ● To prepare and manage financial budgets.
    ● To work collaboratively with and report to the Board of Trustees on all matters involving
    the current and future health and welfare of the School.
    ● To represent the School to all its constituents including neighborhood, parents, students,
    alumni, business community, educational organizations, faculty, and staff.
    ● To support fundraising efforts in collaboration with the School’s Head of Advancement.
    ● To forge strategic partnerships and develop alternative sources of revenue (land use,
    facilities rental) in collaboration with the Head of Advancement.
    ● To supervise and/or assist with the School's operation, including (but not limited to)
    facilities maintenance and operation, transportation, and summer programs.
    ● To further advocate the Mission of the School as put forth by the Board of Trustees.
Verde Valley School is an International Baccalaureate boarding and day high school for students in grades 9-12.