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Education Program Director

Company: Ombudsman Educational Services LTD
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

???? Starting Salary: $75,000 - $80,000Ombudsman Educational Services, a growing, dynamic organization with a social mission to offer hope, is seeking a School Principal to join our award-winning team and perform meaningful work in a culture that welcomes innovation, encourages creative expression and offers limitless potential for personal and professional satisfaction!If you thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, outcome-driven environment, seek a career with genuine purpose, and possess a problem-solving mindset, a sense of humor, and a stellar work ethic We Should Talk! ??As the School Principal, you are first and foremost responsible for increasing student achievement by consistently ensuring the implementation of instructional practices and strategies endorsed by Chancelight Education and in accordance with Ombudsman policies. As the instructional leader, you will supervises site staff to assure quality instruction is delivered and Ombudsman policies and procedures are implemented in an effective and efficient manner.This position oversees all site operations and functions as the liaison between the site and the school districts designated site contacts by establishing and maintaining positive, interactive, working relationships.? Responsibilities Include:

  • Providing vision and leadership to support student achievement and effective operations by supervising staff, developing and implementing performance management plans, identifying professional learning needs and participating in professional learning opportunities.
  • Providing individual and group counseling sessions to address interpersonal or family issues that interfere with school performance, including crisis intervention consultation and/or family therapy as needed.
  • Participating in the employment process to ensure an effective site team is in place.
  • Providing guidance, consultation, and assistance to teachers in the development of classroom schedules, maintenance of student data systems and facilitation of student transition plans to assure appropriate schedules and services based on each students individual goals.
  • Consulting with and assisting teachers in the classroom with teaching students social, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Providing supervision through assigning work, helping create personal development plans, consistently monitoring and evaluating employee effectiveness and communicating and coaching employee development.
  • Actively recognizing accomplishments and addressing issues to ensure productive site operations.
  • Ensuring a safe learning environment for students and staff by maintaining site and classroom operation and following guidelines for addressing/reporting issues and incidents.
  • Maintaining compliance with contract and specific state requirements, ensuring that all staff are knowledgeable of the specific success criteria outlined in the contract and any requirements set forth by the state.
  • Performing a wide range of managerial responsibilities including, but not limited to: staff supervision, scheduling, technology, and facility.
  • Representing Ombudsman at community, district and local levels.
  • Communicating and collaborating with families, district and community members.
  • Analyzing the professional development needs of staff and aligning implementation with the instructional vision and Ombudsman and district goals.
  • Demonstrating effective leadership, team building, and written skills.
  • Instructing, monitoring and evaluating teachers and students in the use of learning materials and equipment to ensure fidelity of instruction and student performance/evaluation.
  • Observing, evaluating and reporting staff and student performance and development.
  • Maintaining accurate and complete records of students' progress and development, updating all necessary records accurately and completely as required by law, Ombudsman policies and district policies.
  • Compiling and analyzing assessment data to measure student growth, guide instruction and/or academic intervention for each student and site.
  • Modeling and overseeing the implementation of ChanceLight identified instructional practices and strategies that facilitate active learning experiences and support the instructional vision for the site.
  • Managing student behavior in the center by embracing the Ombudsman philosophy and policies, and applying appropriate disciplinary measures when necessary. Perform duties including but not limited to student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encourage.
  • Participating in the assurance and accreditation processes to ensure that the site passes or meets performance.
  • Keeping up to date with research-based practices and developments in subject area, resources, and professional development, including but not limited to organization-wide initiatives such as CPI.
  • Providing, soliciting and responding constructively to formal and informal feedback.
  • Working collaboratively with site team, field level support and national support for the good of the organization.? Qualifications Required:
    • Bachelors degree or higher in education or related field.
    • Minimum 5yrs prior experience working in an alternative secondary education program setting.
    • Minimum 2yrs prior experience working in an education leadership role (i.e. head of school, director, administrator, or principal).
    • Meet state teacher licensing and/or certification requirements.
    • Active school administrator and/or principal credentials. Ombudsman Educational Services is a division of Chancelight Education, the nations leading provider of alternative and special education programs for children and young adults. For more than 45 years, and in partnership with over 235 school districts nationwide, we have helped change the direction of more than 240,000 student lives!???? Learn more about our history, our mission and the program services we provide by visiting the links below:
      • As a member of the Chancelight family you will be provided with the opportunity to make meaningful impacts, the support needed to achieve success, and all the tools essential to reaching personal & professional fulfillment!? Additional Perks and Benefits Include:
        • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
        • Virtual Medical Visits
        • Health Savings Account
        • Paid Time Off
        • School Hours and Paid Holiday Schedule
        • Company Paid Life & Disability Insurance
        • 401k Options
        • Legal Insurance
        • Pet Insurance
        • Employee Assistance Program
        • Employee Discount Program
        • Opportunities for Growth & Development
        • And So Much More!If you're ready to start changing the direction of students' lives by providing them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures this is your Chance!Join us and start making a genuine difference in the lives of children today!Chancelight Careers ???? Work. With Purpose. EducationRequired
          • Bachelors or better in Education or related fieldLicenses & CertificationsRequired
            • General Administration
            • Has License/CredentialingEqual Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Ombudsman Educational Services LTD, Phoenix , Education Program Director, Education / Teaching , Phoenix, Arizona

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