Head of Middle and Upper School

Khan Lab School - Mountain View, CA - Full time

Khan Lab School - Mountain View, CA - Full time

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Your main role:

  • Being a part of an amazing team who builds the blueprints of a continuous, mastery-based model of education that puts students at the center
  • Operational leadership of Middle & Upper School
  • Building out and scaling the Upper School program
  • Assisting with accreditation
  • Please review the complete job description on the above listed Khan Lab School careers website


  • Collaborative and entrepreneurial mindset and customer service orientation
  • Experience with general curriculum and current theories and practice of pedagogy and assessment
  • Extremely organized, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Strong leadership qualities (e.g., resilience) including building strong teams
  • Strong management, communication (both written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making and planning skills
  • Big-picture thinker
  • Positive outlook in all respects
  • A good role model who will lead by example
  • Empathy – the ability to form open, friendly relationships of mutual trust with students,team members, and parents
  • High level of professionalism, including a high level of cultural sensitivity, confidentiality, and exemplary interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and dynamic environment
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Flexibility. A LOT of flexibility. We are in startup mode, so every aspect of the Lab School is subject to change.
  • Equal parts self-starter and team player
  • Passion for connecting and influencing people to drive towards a shared goal


  • Familiarity with Khan Academy
  • Five or more years as a secondary school classroom teacher using innovative teaching approaches and evidence of students meeting the highest academic standards
  • Four or more years of experience in a senior school administrative position
  • Master’s degree in the field of Education or School Leadership
  • Experience building a Middle School and/or Upper School from scratch
  • Experience with managing expectations of demanding stakeholders
  • Strong background in technology integration
  • Experience in a multicultural school environment
  • Experience formulating and implementing accreditation and strategic plans for school improvement


  • Competitive compensation commensurate with experience
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Free lunch,snacks, and coffee
  • Khan Lab School tuition discount


All Khan Lab School employees must undergo criminal background checks and TB risk assessments as mandated by California state law prior to their start dates at Khan Lab School. By submitting an application, you acknowledge that your employment with Khan Lab School would be conditioned on satisfactory background check and completion of the TB risk assessment.


To be considered for this role, you must submit an online application. Please submit a cover letter addressed to the Khan Lab School Hiring Committee that explains why you would be a great fit for this role along with your resume.

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Khan Lab School

Khan Lab School is an independent school serving 140 students ages 5-15+ We provide an extended-year, extended-day, mixed-age program with a project-based learning approach recognizing that ownership and relationship are the keys to success in learning.

To learn more: khanlabschool.org.

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