Assistant Head of Upper School

Req No.
Regular Full-Time


The Kinkaid School is seeking an innovative academic leader to join its Upper School team at the start of the 2018 school year. The Assistant Upper School Head has the principal function of working in coordination with the Upper School Head to oversee the Upper School program. The ideal candidate will have experience fostering collegial relationships among faculty, inspiring teachers to grow professionally, motivating high school students, maintaining high standards, and developing curriculum. The Assistant Upper School Head reports to the Upper School Head and serves as the authority in charge when the Upper School Head is not available.


The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling over 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the School offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture. With an enrollment of about 610, the Upper School fosters a learning environment centered on academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and personal attention. The Upper School faculty enjoys small class sizes and a collegial, collaborative environment centered on intellectual curiosity and continuous professional development.



  • Assist the Upper School Head with the leadership of academic initiatives, recruitment of teachers, supervision of faculty professional growth, support of teachers and students, communication among constituencies, maintenance of student decorum, visibility at school events, and administration of other responsibilities as they arise
  • Enjoyment in working with students across the entire range of grades (9-12)
  • Teach one academic class
  • Serve as the Testing Coordinator for Upper School exams, AP Exams, and PSAT/Pre-ACT exams
  • Serve as the Assistant Director of Interim Term
  • Participate in class scheduling
  • In coordination with other administrators, aid in the support of students with academic challenges
  • Support the School, its mission, and its leadership
  • The natural ability to model Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the community


  • Bachelor’s degree in an educational field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Experience in academic leadership, curriculum development, and a variety of pedagogical techniques.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with faculty and administration.
  • Core knowledge about the development of upper school age children
  • Passion for and experience with integrating technology into the curriculum
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Eagerness to grow professionally and remain current within the field.


The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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