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Director of Education

Director of EducationLocation:AMIkids Piedmont (Clinton, SC)Job Code:5/18-099# of openings:1 DescriptionDirector of Education
Every child has potential. Your role is to find it.
Are you the sort of individual who believes that every child-even the most challenging one-deserves a fair chance to succeed? Do you feel that if we resolve their problems and treat them with respect, they will respect us in return? If you embrace the belief that every life matters, and everyone has the potential for greatness, then you belong on the team at AMIkids. Nationally recognized, our non-profit organization is dedicated to offering the resources and support that every child within our community needs to become a well-adjusted, productive adult.
Offering motivating programs that inspire learning, leadership and personal growth, AMIkids has been helping at-risk kids shape promising futures since 1969. Through the years, others have shown their appreciation for our commitment to bettering the lives of children
Now, you can be a part of this outstanding organization and help guide the way. Take the step. Make a difference.
POSITION SUMMARY
The Director of Education is responsible for the development, implementation and supervision of academic programming, policies and procedures. Employee functions to ensure quality learning services are provided through professional development and effective classroom management skills of instructional staff. Position is responsible for developing and maintaining positive relationships with school district contract managers and professionals. Employee executes all education components of the Personal Growth Model (PGM), and ensures compliance with all applicable local, State and Federal regulatory and contractual requirements governing academic programs. Employee ensures all staff is appropriately trained and certified. Employee assists the Executive Director/Principal in development and implementation of program policies and procedures.
Primary objective is the realization of AMIkids' mission to provide a safe and successful learning environment for troubled youth, while encouraging social and emotional development through the achievement of academic and personal goals.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Establishes effective Interpersonal skills to encourage positive cooperation in the work place, and increase team success through meaningful interactions with Treatment, Behavior Modification, and Behavior Health Overlay Services professionals.
Provides effective Leadership to motivate and guide staff toward the successful accomplishment of established education goals and objectives; facilitates a successful and collaborative work environment.
Participates in the administration of program management and development functions; ensures all functions and programs under charge are performed within established budgetary parameters.
Directs and implements Academic programs while ensuring the integration of educational services with the Personal Growth Model; coordinates and oversees delivery of appropriate educational services by qualified staff in the achievement of favorable academic outcomes; executes all applicable policies and procedures.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience
Masters' Degree in Education with a focus in Leadership or Curriculum.
A minimum of two (2) years of teaching experience.
A minimum of two (2) years professional experience working with children to include supervisory/administrative responsibility.
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Must possess and maintain professional Teachers Certification as defined by local and/or state requirements in the state of employment
May be required to obtain and maintain appropriate crisis intervention and physical restraint training and certification as defined by state requirements, e.g., Protective Action Response (PAR), Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI), or Safe Crisis Management (SCM)
Must obtain and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification by nationally recognized organization.
Must possess and maintain valid driver's license in the state of employment and have a driving record that meets the standards of the AMIkids Transportation Policy; may be required to obtain and maintain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with passenger and school bus endorsement.
Key Competencies
Excellent communication skills
Excellent ability to work in and coordinate teams
Strong problem analysis and resolution skills
Strong ability to counsel and persuade others
Ability to research issue and gather relevant information
Ability to plan and organize work to ensure deadlines are met
Strong follow-up skills
Ability to switch priorities and multi-task
Exceptional integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality
As well as an opportunity to make an exceptional difference in kids' lives, AMIKids offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and STD Insurance, Retirement Opportunities, Holidays & PTO, Education Assistance, EAP, Disability Programs and Credit Union Membership.
For more information on AMIkids go to www.amikids.org
For additional AMIkids career opportunities visit www.amikids.org/careers
AMIkids Inc., Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Drug-Free Workplace

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