Elementary Program Director Job Description
Job Mission: The Firewall Program Director ensures that their assigned Firewall Center(s) operate effectively and that all student and program outcomes are being met.
Summary of Key Responsibilities:
- Ability to write curriculum, oversee implementation of the curriculum, and train staff to teach the curriculum.
- Develop a familiarization with the public school system and assigned schools and faculty to advocate effectively on behalf of Firewall, its students, and parents.
- Evaluate the individual needs of the students at each assigned Firewall Center so that all general attendance, academic and/or behavior concerns are addressed and all necessary interventions carried out.
- Ensure that assigned Center(s) are running effectively and efficiently – thus solving problems, mediating conflicts, and providing maximum accountability to everyone connected with the Center(s).
Required Skills and Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree preferred in Education or a related field.
- 1-2 years of experience with elementary students, teaching, and writing curriculum.
- Ability to manage and modify student and staff behavior
- Strong communication skills and the ability to work well with students, staff, parents, teachers, and school administrators.
- Ability to work independently and in a team setting.
- Self-starter with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
- Knowledgeable in Microsoft Suite & Google Drive.
- Highly organized with good time-management skills.
List of Duties:
- Oversee Center operations and supervise staff, so that the Center is functioning efficiently.
- Attend all necessary Firewall and school-related events.
- Establish relationships with school administrators and teachers to ensure that students are being advocated for and that attendance, behavior, and academic outcomes are being met.
- Review student applications and orient new students and their parents, prior to enrollment, to communicate program requirements and expectations.
- Monitor student progress to improve student outcomes.
- Conduct specific on-site and quarterly training sessions, to equip center staff to carry out academic and behavior plans of action for students.
- Communicate with parents, teachers and school administrators as necessary to keep everyone informed and to address any special concerns.
- Attend parent/teacher conferences including 504 and IEP meetings as necessary.
- Observe and coach staff, developing their teaching and behavior management skills.
- Ensure all centers are running smoothly, staff are completing their tasks, and students are meeting the program requirements.
Interested applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org with their resume and cover letter.