Director of Whole Child Education
Summary Job Description
The Director of Whole Child Education is a 4-year position (starting in July 2019 and ending after the 2022-23 school year unless new or additional ongoing funding is identified) focused on providing programs and activities for LCSD students that will improve academic and whole-child outcomes. The Director oversees the district’s out of school time initiatives; outdoor, 5th day and after school programming; and local partnerships. The Director is also responsible for developing and maintaining community partnerships and the district’s work to satisfy and engage parents and families.
Essential Job Tasks
Program & Administrative
- Lead and ensure strategic alignment of staffing, programming, resources and funding for out of school time and partnership initiatives, including 5th Day Friday programs, Get Outdoors Leadville! and 21st Century after school programs, focusing on improving academic outcomes, integration and alignment with in-school initiatives, and sustainability.
- Develop high quality academic intervention / tutoring systems and programs to operate during out of school time (after school and Fridays) that will improve academic outcomes for students. Collaborate with school and district staff and instructional leaders in the creation and oversight of these programs.
- Develop high quality enrichment programs to operate during out of school time (after school and Fridays) that will provide a wide range of experiences for students. Collaborate with school and district staff, and local partner agencies, in the creation and oversight of these programs.
- Create, develop, support and oversee 5th Day Friday programs to ensure that programs are aligned to the district’s goals and are sustainable. 5th Day Friday programming will be planned and developed during the 2019-20 school year and implemented starting in August 2020.
- Support and oversee after school programs and initiatives, including 21st Century Community Learning Center programs and staff, to ensure that programs are aligned to the district’s goals and are sustainable.
- Support and oversee the Get Outdoors Leadville!-LCSD partnership, including working closely with the Community Learning Director to ensure that GOL! programs are aligned to the district’s goals and are sustainable.
- Coach and evaluate After School Director and Community Learning Director. Provide support and oversight in the hiring, management and evaluation of program and contract staff.
- Coordinate training and professional development where appropriate to align out of school and partnership strategies with academic/instructional culture.
- Oversee all aspects of program operation, including risk management; parent involvement and communication; staffing; and budgeting.
- Facilitate special projects as needed
Engagement & Equity
- Participate in the district’s work to ensure that all students and families have equitable access to a high quality education and that our schools and staff provide a welcoming and culturally competent environment.
- Serve as the point person for engaging community agencies in the school district’s work. Partner agencies include Full Circle, LCBAG, Get Outdoors Leadville!, the public library, the county recreation department, public health, the Department of Human Services and others.
- Collaborate with school leaders and community partners on parent engagement and parent satisfaction initiatives and evaluation.
- Support and oversee any staff or partnerships related to family advocacy or support
Funding and Fiscal
- Develop relationships with funders and partners to build sustainable, long-term solutions for ongoing student supports.
- Seek and secure funding to support 5th Day Friday and after school programs.
- Write grants and grant reports as needed.
- Oversee budgets of programs and departments supervised.
- BA in education or related field; Master’s preferred
- Leadership experience in K-12 education
- Strong commitment to equity in education
- Experience working with students living in poverty and English language learners.
- Experience writing and securing grants
- Familiarity with Expeditionary Learning core principles
- Experience managing grants, preferably federal and state
- Administrative experience in a non-profit or educational setting
- Experience supervising programs and employees
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Flexible and creative
- Computer skills
- Bilingual preferred
Interested candidates apply here