Director of Center for Innovation - Tower Hill Educational Hub (THE HUB)

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Applied Tech (STEAM / Maker / CS / Design)
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Innovation / Design

The founding Director of Center for Innovation - THE Hub will have the opportunity to create, oversee, and deliver a 21st-century information sharing and collaboration strategy and space for Tower Hill School - in ways that transform and go well beyond library services, particularly with regard to digital/blended learning, student agency, and experiential learning. The Director ensures and supports creative and effective use of the center, technologies, and opportunities for innovation, in order to serve the needs of students and teachers. The Director will provide cutting edge leadership, management, and support for THE Hub in such a way as to meaningfully embed the many resources, labs, and collaborative opportunities into the academic infrastructure and culture of the School. The Director will have the opportunity to create a culture and space that is truly the academic, social, and innovative heart of the school. Successful candidates will have a background in or working knowledge of:  innovation and entrepreneurship, aspects of library and information science, information and communication technology, academic technology, classroom education, student life, and leadership. Impeccable organization skills as well a growth mindset are a must.

Specific responsibilities include (and are not limited to):  

  • Create opportunities for engagement between people, information, and technology while supporting the mission of Tower Hill School.

  • In collaboration with the Director of Social Justice, promote our school’s commitment to social justice, anti-racist, anti-bigotry initiatives via the displays, bulletins, programs, resources, and decor.

  • Manage the operations of each component of the THE Hub: collections, technology, innovation commons, digital design lab, fab lab, and resource commons.

  • In collaboration with the Dean of Students, develop a student leadership program, to run before/during/after school hours, that will help the community be accountable for the operations of each component of THE Hub; oversee the student leaders of each area of THE Hub.

  • Coordinate all reservations and activities of THE Hub to maximize student and faculty use of the resources.

  • Maintain a collaborative learning space that maximizes student and faculty use of resources; collect and assess data to evaluate student/faculty benefit and usage to ensure alignment of programs.

  • Develop and manage the budget for THE Hub services.

  • Participate in committees, program review processes, technology strategy conversations, and online programming committees, while ensuring representation of THE Hub on other related working groups.

  • Promote the THE Hub’s resources to students and faculty while also assisting them in meaningful use of the resources.

  • Promote the THE Hub’s resources to current parents/families as well as prospective students/families.

  • Supervise the day-to-day operations of THE Hub, establishing operational schedules, and ensuring a lively buzz and level of student excitement about the space and its  relevance to their learning experience

  • Supervise the acquisition of both print and non-print materials and the delivery of digital databases and services.

  • Work on grant proposals for THE Hub’s resources, in collaboration with Advancement.

  • Work with faculty to implement institutional goals across the curriculum.

  • Supervise after school hours in THE Hub, making the THE Hub accessible to students and faculty who wish to utilize resources beyond the school day.

  • Consider social ways to ensure that THE Hub becomes a comfortable, warm, and exciting place for students to gather, learn, explore, create, and imagine student centered events such as poetry slams, author readings, cabarets, and other creative events.

  • Report to the Dean of Teaching and Learning for supervision and evaluation.

  • Meet regularly with the Student Support Team to discuss school-wide support issues and plan for professional development opportunities such as THE Collaboratory.

  • Effectively discuss THE Hub’s purpose and value with the larger Tower Hill community and parents, reimagining traditional library related functions.

  • Perform other duties and tasks as deemed necessary and appropriate by the Dean of Teaching and Learning.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, at least two writing samples and other examples of professional work to - Dyann Connor, Director of Social Justice and Dean of Recruitment.