Director of The Center for Innovative Leadership

  • Brentwood School
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
Full Time Academia Education Executive Management

Job Description

Brentwood School inspires every student to:

Think critically and creatively.

Act ethically.

Shape a future with meaning.



Director of The Center for Innovative Leadership

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for a Director of The Center for Innovative Leadership to begin July 2018.

Position Title:  Director of The Center for Innovative Leadership

Reports to:  Head of School and the Associate Head of School (For at least the first two years.)

Summary of Position: The Director of The Center for Innovative Leadership is a new position that requires an individual who is a self-starter, able to make connections with existing Brentwood programs, able to forge new relationships—in and out of the school—and someone who is able to develop and implement a collaborative vision for The Center.  The Director is a member of the Brentwood Leadership Team (BLT) and is responsible for all programming and staffing of the Center.


Duties & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work closely with the leadership of the school develop and articulate an overarching vision and model for The Center
  • Develop a mission statement and theoretical leadership framework for The Center
  • Lead discussions on various decisions to be made about The Center:
    • To integrate with the current curriculum or not?
    • Examine and decide on the viability of a Leadership Certificate comprised of certain courses and out-of-classroom experiences.
  • Identify existing Brentwood programs that fit within the Center’s vision and make appropriate connections to The Center. This may include, but is not limited to: Peer Leadership, Internship Program, Social Entrepreneurship, Service Learning, and Teen Court
  • Identify and reach out to potential partners beyond Brentwood School
  • Outreach to the VA to identify needs and develop appropriate programs with our students and vets
  • Work with the Assistant Head School to develop a framework for adult and student programs with the VA
  • Create and manage The Center’s budget
  • Work closely with existing school personnel, especially the division directors, in the creation and ongoing implementation of The Center and its programs
  • Participate as needed in fundraising related to The Center
  • Work collaboratively to design the physical space for The Center—initially expected to be between 600-1000 square feet
  • Develop a strategic, long-range plan for the staffing and finances for The Center

Desirable attributes include:

  • A detail-oriented approach to work and outstanding communication skills including writing, listening, and public speaking
  • The ability to work collaboratively with the administration, faculty and other key members of the Brentwood community
  • The energy, patience, and sense of humor necessary to work effectively with students in a variety of grades
  • An interest in and openness to professional growth and development
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion

Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. Information about our school can be found at


Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references electronically to:

Amelia Hollis

Assistant to the Head of School