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Director of Academic Support
Title:Director of Academic Support
Belmont Hill School seeks a Director of Academic Support to begin in July 2023. The Director of Academic Support primary responsibility is to run the school’s Office of Academic Support Services, a group of four professional tutors, and to provide direct instruction to students in need of support. The Director is a member of the Health Team and the Academic Policy Committee, and attends both faculty and advisor meetings. A member of the staff, the Director of Academic Support reports to the Dean of Studies.

More specific responsibilities include:
  • Determine students’ eligibility for academic support by reviewing relevant information with the heads of middle and upper schools.
  • Review all neuropsychological and educational testing, and meet with teachers of students with learning evaluations to discuss learning style needs
  • Approve appropriate boys for extended time on quizzes and tests and / or the use of laptop for essay questions.
  • Submit documentation to the College Board and ACT to support students’ requests for accommodations
  • Coordinate the Peer Tutor program
  • Review Admission files as requested by the Director of Admission
  • Refer appropriate students for outside evaluation
  • Responsibilities are not intended to be all inclusive. Candidates should be capable of handling responsibilities as assigned.
  • Experience as a department head of academic support at an independent school or leadership position in a special education at a public school
  • Experience interpreting and / or administrating neuropsychological testing and applying for accommodations with College Board and the ACT
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as needed and to collaborate with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community;
  • A Master’s Degree in special education is preferred but not required

Belmont Hill School is a non-denominational school for boys in grades 7-12 situated on 29 acres in Belmont, MA, a suburb 20 minutes northwest of Boston. Primarily a day school, Belmont Hill also maintains a five-day boarding program for approximately 30 students in order to serve students from a broader geographic region. The School seeks to build a diverse and inclusive community of teachers and students as it pursues its timeless mission of “developing young men of character.” A faculty of 65 men and women work together to offer the 440-member student body a challenging, college preparatory curriculum grounded in the School’s deep commitment to character education and relational learning. Beyond a strong history of athletic competition as a key component of character education, Belmont Hill is also proud of its burgeoning programs in the fine arts, music, and theater. 

The School’s deep sense of community is evidenced by its passionate alumni body and cherished traditions including weekly chapel gatherings, sit-down family style lunches, and a daily pause for milk and cookies. A founding member of the International Boys’ School Coalition, Belmont Hill is a worldwide leader in boys’ education. Having welcomed a new Head of School in 2018 as the School looks towards its centennial in 2023, it is an exciting time to join Belmont Hill as the School seeks to embrace both its time-honored traditions with a broad commitment to innovative thinking and teaching.
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