At Pittsburgh Urban Christian School (PUCS) our mission is to equip students to engage the world with their unique, God-given gifts. PUCS provides an excellent education in an urban setting for a racially and economically diverse group of students. We are committed to educating from a Christian perspective with a curriculum characterized by integral thematic units, close student teacher interaction and substantive parental involvement. By offering a high quality, affordable education, PUCS seeks to play a leading role in enhancing the quality of life for the people of Wilkinsburg and surrounding communities. Our staff of certified teachers is dedicated to facilitating each student’s spiritual, personal, social, academic and physical growth.
PUCS serves 150 students ranging from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. PUCS employs 25 talented faculty and staff who are devoted to creating a rich learning environment for students. Our talented teachers help foster an environment that empowers PUCS students to realize their full potential and set them up for a successful post-PUCS educational experience.
Please review the PUCS website for further detail on the PUCS approach to learning and the impact PUCS has had on the community.
Reports to: Executive Director and Board of Directors
Position Purpose: The Education Director for Pittsburgh Urban Christian School will oversee the curriculum, instruction, philosophy, and policies of education of Prekindergarten through 8th Grade.
Responsibilities:The Education Director will be responsible for the school safety of students and faculty. She/he will supervise curriculum design and classroom instruction and provide continuing education for teacher professional growth.This position supervises The Assistant Education Director. In addition, this position interfaces with other administrators, PUCS Board, and PUCS Parent Association to support them in their responsibilities.
- Review and revise curriculum
- Daily support for teachers
Student Special Needs Evaluations
- Develop Individual Student Instruction Plans
- One scheduled observation of teacher instruction and debrief and provide written notes for file
- One unscheduled observation and debrief and provide written notes
- Meet with students referred for specific issues to work out reconciliation
- Facilitate final decision with Hiring Committees
- Work with complaints and concerns
- PUCS Post contributions
Faculty Meetings and Professional Development
- Education Committee
- Parent Association
Skilled in use of
- Staff management
- School discipline
- Communication with parents
Interested applicants should send the following to email@example.com:
- Letter of interest
- Three references
- Personal Statement of Christian Faith / Experience
Please write a cover letter that outlines what excites you about PUCS’ mission and what your vision is for PUCS. Please include your Statement of Faith and explain how your personal faith and leadership experience make you the right fit to lead PUCS in this mission.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Learn more about PUCS:
The history & community of PUCS
How PUCS serves students
PUCS and Diversity:
At PUCS we reflect on the fact that our community is interlinked and strive to address the multiracial, multi-cultural composition of the city and the world surrounding us. We seek to reflect the diversity of the students and the greater Wilkinsburg community we serve within the composition of our leadership and faculty, recognizing the strength that results from having a diverse staff.