English Department Chair
Company: Township High School District 113
Posted on: February 16, 2021
- Date Posted:
Deerfield High School
- Closing Date:
Position Title: English Department Chair
Reports To:-- Principal and Assistant Principal
Building: Deerfield High School
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience (based upon salary
Work Year: 10-Month Administrative Position (193 days)
Application Deadline: February 12, 2021
Start Date: School Year 2021-2022
The English Department Chair exercises direct supervisory and
administrative responsibility for teachers and programs in the
respective department and is responsible for the safety and welfare
of both students and staff. The English Department Chair
responsibilities will include teaching two classes.
The Department Chair is responsible for the smooth functioning of
the total school program as it relates to members of that
department's staff. The Department Chair carries out supervisory
responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and
applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring
recommendations and training employees; planning, assigning, and
directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and
The Department Chair must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of
the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:-- Required:
- Master's Degree
- Minimum of five years' experience in teaching and
- Successful completion or willingness to complete Illinois
Teacher Evaluator Program-- Preferred:
- Master's Degree in Education, Supervision or Administration
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Required:
- Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with Teacher
Leader, General Administrative (Type 75) or Principal
- License registered with Lake County ROE.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- The Department Chair has prime responsibility for assisting
teachers to improve their instructional skills, and must be
familiar with evaluation techniques and with other tools designed
to assist teachers in analyzing their strengths and weaknesses.
Through a systematic program of visitation and conferences, the
department head is a teacher of teachers.
- The Department Chair submits periodic evaluation reports on all
personnel within the department, and must establish standards of
evaluation for members of the department so that a staff member
clearly understands what is expected, what the duties of the
position are, and how the individual will be evaluated.
- The Department Chair is responsible for identifying staff needs
through careful assessment of programs and personnel. The
Department Chair shall assist teachers in preparing and
accomplishing annual and career goals. The Chair shall counsel
teachers to use the resources of the Professional Advancement
(PARC) program in facilitating their professional growth. Working
cooperatively with the Principal and district administrators, the
Chair helps recruit and select new staff members for the
department, and directs retraining of experienced staff as
appropriate. The Chair will assist in the selection and integration
of transfer teachers when necessary.
- The Department Chair, as first line supervisor, responds to the
needs of administration as well as to the personal and professional
needs of the teachers in the department. In this dual role, the
Department Chair provides communication between the department and
building administration. Within the limits of their skills, they
provide counsel to individual members who have a broad range of
personal or professional concerns.
- The Department Chair will be responsible for the assignment,
performance and evaluation of specialized supportive staff such as
teacher aides, clerical staff, community volunteers and special
assistants to the department.
- Overall program development in the department is the
responsibility of the Chair. In this capacity, it is necessary to
conceptualize the program in its entirety with particular emphasis
on the interrelatedness of courses within the department and with
other departments. Student needs and how they can be best served by
the department should be a major concern. The Chair will work with
the building curriculum committee to revise the department program
- The Chair assumes building-wide leadership involving literacy
development across all learners and all curricular areas and
identifies ways in which to integrate this within a broad STEAM
- The Chair gives leadership to the staff in assessing overall
program impact and in designing instructional programs appropriate
for a public secondary school.
- The Department Chair will assist counselors in working with
students to insure appropriate course selections. When offered
courses do not attract sufficient enrollment, the Department Chair
will work with counselors in finding an acceptable placement for
students if placement within that department is necessary.
- The Department Chair helps the staff translate broad
educational plans into specific plans and relate operational needs
to the broader programming of the department. In this capacity, the
Chair gives leadership to specific program developments within the
context of the overall plans of the department and the school.
While responsible for one department, the Chair is expected to
offer insight and to assist in developing total school or district
positions. The Chair develops the department budget and makes staff
assignments, in cooperation with building administrators, in
relation to these overall plans.
- The Department Chair will assist students, parents and
counselors in selecting the appropriate level or section of
- The Department Chair will accept student referrals and conduct
conferences to work toward the solution of student problems related
to that department's personnel and curriculum.
- The Department Chair will identify and recognize students who
have demonstrated exceptional achievement in his/her departmental
- Specific administrative responsibilities include the following:
CIC activities to articulate between high school and feeder
schools; Faculty attendance; Staff roles in homeroom, study hall,
open lab, resource center, and similar assignments; Supervision of
substitute teachers including preparation for class activities;
Student teachers assignment to staff members; Budget development
and monitoring; Supplies and equipment procurement; Monitoring and
making recommendations about facilities needed to ensure the
program's success; Assignment to selected all-school administrative
duties to assist in the general management of the school.
- Undertake other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- The ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of
employee, student and other sensitive District information per the
district's confidentiality guidelines.
- The ability to perform duties with awareness of all district
requirements and Board of Education policies.
- The ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business
periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or
governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business
correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- The ability to work with mathematical concepts. Ability to
apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and
proportions to practical situations.
- The ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory
in a specific field.
- The ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with students, staff and the school community.
- The ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts,
and draw valid conclusions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands described here are representative of those
that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions.--While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, bend, write,
type, speak, and listen. In addition the employee may occasionally
be required to bend, twist, reach and climb. Specific vision
abilities required by this job include close, peripheral and
distant vision. The ability to work in an office environment,
sitting, standing, light lifting, filing, operating office
machines, computers, and communicating with staff and others.-- The
noise level in the work environment ranges from quiet/moderate to
loud. The employee is required to interact with the public and
other staff. The employee is directly responsible for the safety,
well-being and work output of students.-- The statements in this
job description are intended to describe the general nature and
level of the work to be performed by (an) individual(s) assigned to
this position. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and
responsibilities related to the position. This job description will
be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with
business necessity and School Board Policy and procedures.
Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.--
The information contained in this job description is for compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an
exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.
Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently
holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
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