Essential Function: Reporting directly to the Principal and indirectly to the President/CEO, will help shape the school’s academic mission and is a key member of the President’s senior executive staff. Serves as a key school leader in the planning, coordination, & administration of school activities and programs, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, behavior intervention, student attendance, special events and the supervision and evaluation of assigned personnel, including providing leadership and the management in the following areas: the hiring, supervision, evaluation & retention of faculty; issues related to inclusion, professional development, educational technology & curriculum development; admissions, student recruitment and enrollment management; school emergency policies; maintain good working relationships with school districts and expand school district base; division’s budget management; as well as educational and campus expansion.
Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:
- Assisting in the day-to-day management of the academic division
- Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of intervention programs that address the needs of students
- Performs a variety of administrative duties to assist the Principal in managing the school; assumes the duties of the Principal in the absence of the Principal and as assigned by the President/CEO
- Works with the Principal to establish a safe and secure learning environment for students.
- Assist the Principal in overseeing responsibilities of the teaching faculty, faculty assignments, behavioral and related services
- Assist with the development, implementation & supervision for: classroom expansion; increase academic and program offerings; and with admissions/enrollment
- Assist in the development, implementation and oversight of : academic policy; orientation of new faculty; in-service training; curriculum; parent handbook; admissions and enrollment policies & procedures; school goals; academic materials; methods; and means of assessment
- Special projects assigned by the Principal, President/CEO, CFO, and Director of School & Program Operations
- An advanced degree in education, educational administration or a related field Illinois State Board of Education Type 75 Certificate
- At least five years’ experience in special education
- At least two years’ experience in a leadership role at the high school or elementary school levels
- Working knowledge of Illinois State Board of Education regulatory policies and requirements, particularly pertaining to special education
- Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
- Excellent working knowledge and understanding of school business, technology and operations
- Combines vision with strong organizational skills
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The Winston Knolls School encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for employment. The Winston Knolls School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information.