Eagle Ranch, a Christian children's home in Northeast Georgia, is seeking an experienced educational leader to serve as its Director of Education.
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Full-time. Exempt.
PURPOSE OF POSITION:
To lead Eagle Ranch School, a SACS-accredited on-campus school for grades six through nine designed to increase the educational success of Eagle Ranch residents. To assist the treatment staff in facilitating positive educational outcomes for the Eagle Ranch residents in grades three through five and ten through twelve. The Director of Education serves as the educational leader, responsible for managing the policies, regulations, and procedures of Eagle Ranch Inc. to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe learning environment that meets the approved curricula and mission of the school. Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for scheduling, curriculum development, personnel management, emergency procedures, maintaining accreditation, and facility operations.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Oversees Eagle Ranch School staff – recruits, hires sets expectations, develops, and manages/evaluates teachers, para-pros, and school administrative staff.
2. Monitors academic progress of each student, and ensures that students are being met at their academic point of need and challenged to make continual improvement.
3. Coordinates Eagle Ranch School program and calendar with Eagle Ranch residential program.
4. Annually reviews curriculum options available and makes selections based on the needs of the Eagle Ranch children.
5. Works in tandem with Executive Director in sharing the Eagle Ranch School story to potential funding sources, community, professional colleagues, and potential staff.
6. Works in tandem with the Director of Treatment to ensure integration between the residential program and educational program.
7. Develops grant proposals and seeks foundation support for Eagle Ranch School.
8. Manages the financial/budget dimensions of school.
9. Maintains a tutoring program for students in grades ten through twelve during the afternoon.
10. Facilitates and maintains a working relationship with Flowery Branch High School and Chestnut Mountain Creative School of Inquiry.
11. Manages facilities and their upkeep – from cleanliness and safety viewpoint.
12. Selects testing/evaluation tools and administers the testing/evaluation process to monitor student progress and make appropriate instructional decisions.
13. Handles all matters related to accreditation.
14. Spiritual leader of school and staff.
15. In the absence of the Executive Director, represents Eagle Ranch at churches, civic clubs, and other groups.
16. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
1. Evangelical Christian and is an active member of a church.
2. Passion for walking with God.
3. Passion for helping children develop their God-given potential; must understand and support the importance of small group instruction, differentiation and other educational methodologies that will serve the unique challenges of the ER population of children.
4. Model the “love of learning” and the “love of teaching.”
5. History of passion and giftedness for teaching others.
6. Natural giftedness and history of shepherding others.
7. Astute manager with entrepreneurial vision who leads and inspires by example.
8. Dynamic leadership style – able to inspire staff to inspire children and overcome barriers for the benefit of our children.
9. Excellent communicator – ability to translate ER School vision, values, mission, goals, and philosophy into appropriate forms and language.
10. “Out-of-the-box” thinker – not enthralled with traditional educational approaches, but creative in approach to develop children’s giftedness, critical thinking skills, etc.
11. Excellent character, health and emotional stability.
12. Cultivator of good relational skills.
14. Able to multi-task and prioritize effectively.
The following years are not meant to be absolutes, but rather are intended to ensure a certain level of responsibility, maturity and longevity in role modeling. The following skills and leadership experiences are important:
1. Masters level in educational leadership.
2. 6+ years combined teaching and administrative experience.
3 years leadership as an Instructional Coordinator or Assistant Principal.
Experience as a small/special needs school headmaster or assistant headmaster.
3. 3+ years managing people/direct reports.