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Pedagogical Chair (PK - Grade 12)

CHI St. Joseph Children's Health

Lancaster, PA, USA

Full time


Mar 14

What would it be like to work for an organization that believes you truly can change the world? To work with a team where the big ideas are embraced, explored and implemented rather than dismissed? To collaborate with a team that not only believes that changing the world is possible but that the work we do every day moves us closer to a new and better reality? To believe that we can create a community with the power to unlock opportunity for every child and family?

While that may sound like a fantasy, that’s the reality of working at CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health.

Dedicated to improving the health of children and families in the Lancaster Community, our organization takes a holistic, family and community-focused approach to strategically address and eliminate health challenges and barriers impacting children and their families and create opportunity. Bold ideas drive our healthy ministry forward as we seek to create both individual and systemic changes that will have lasting positive impacts on our children, their families and their communities.

From our innovative family-focused approach to behavioral health, to our ground-breaking children’s education programs and schools, the programs and services of CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health are transforming the Lancaster Community.

As CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health prepares to open our newest venture - a grades school and high school in the former Dominican Monastery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania - the organization is seeking qualified candidates to serve as our first Director of Curriculum / Pedagogical Chair.

Our approach to education is unique. We infuse our commitment to service to the community and the most vulnerable from our Catholic roots with a Waldorf-informed approach to offer children a relationship-based form of experiential learning that supports each individual child as a whole person while also nurturing their love and learning and fostering stronger and more resilient families. We believe this combination unlocks the potential of each child. Allowing them to blossom as part of a powerful, impactful and transformative school community.

The talented individual selected as our new Director of Curriculum (Pedagogical Chair) will help to craft our vision into a stellar curriculum and lead the faculty and staff in breathing life into the unique curriculum we envision filling the classrooms and hallways of our new school.

The Director of Curriculum (Pedagogical Chair) will work in collaboration with the Vice President of Education (Head of Schools) to develop our curriculum, design programs and learning opportunities, support and train teachers and faculty and guide our academic strategies, programs and opportunities to create lasting and meaningful relationships as well as a life-long love of learning.

Director of Curriculum (Pedagogical Chair) Responsibilities:

Develop and Implement PreK to Grade 12 curriculum and assessment
Facilitate faculty assessment and aligned professional development
Coordinate faculty onboarding, new teacher orientation and mentoring
Establish protocols for school/faculty communications to families and collaborative partners
Chair the College of Teachers
Collaborate with the school building directors on school operations including student retention, recruitment and family/caregiver engagement and education.
Lead the creation of a dynamic school culture where students enjoy learning
Collaborate on the creation of school festivals
Determine the proper balance of core subjects, special subjects, co-curricular, and fine and performing arts student opportunities
Qualifications and Characteristics:

Bachelor's degree, master's preferred with a focus on teacher training, curriculum development
Experience in a Waldorf-informed school setting (preferred)
Experience and training in student assessment data management
Desire and ability to work in a collaborative environment
Ability to create impactful student-centered programming
Excellent communication skills (internally and externally) leading to positive parent-school relationships
Experience with Google Suite Applications, preferred.

To be considered please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the position. Resume and coverletter may be emailed to: philipgoropoulos@catholichealth.net or mailed to CHI St. Joseph Children's Health, Attn: Philip Goropoulos, President, 1929 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602.

CHI St. Joseph Children's Health is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status

About CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health

CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is dedicated to improving the health of children and families by improving access, linking families to care, coordinating health-related services and providing clinical programs, while serving as a leading voice in collaborative efforts to improve the health and well-being of the Lancaster, PA community.

Every child has a unique health journey; the goal of CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is to serve as a supportive voice and companion for children and families along their path to growing up healthy and happy.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $26.00 - $34.00 per hour


401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

Monday to Friday
COVID-19 considerations:
All CHI St. Joseph Children's Health employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or apply for a valid religious or medical exemption. At this time, all CHI St. Joseph Children's Health facilities require masks for entry regardless of vaccine status.

Ability to commute/relocate:

Lancaster, PA 17602: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Instructional & Curriculum Developers: 3 years (Preferred)

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