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Director or Education and Certification Programs - Little Rock

Director or Education and Certification Programs - Little Rock

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Job DescriptionGoodwill Industries of Arkansas is currently accepting resumes and applications for a Director of Education and Certification Programs to lead our Excel Center adult high school.Why Goodwill? Because our Mission is changing lives through education, training and employment.Do you have the Education, Experience and Skills required to lead our education initiatives?GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:The Director of Education, as leader of The Excel Center at Goodwill and the Academy at Goodwill, is responsible for developing and successfully executing a strategy to provide comprehensive education and career development services to Arkansans. Through a hands-on leadership approach, the Director of Education will direct, plan, manage, and coordinate the educational goals and visions of the Goodwill Arkansas Education Initiatives; and ensure that instructors, coaches, managers and resource staff are providing the highest quality academic and career services for students. All programs and services will be designed to integrate into Workforce Development and Business Solutions. The Director of Education will also work collaboratively with leadership of Goodwill and the Goodwill Arkansas Education Board to establish school goals and objectives and ensuring they are met.Uphold a positive work environment that follows Goodwill\'s Amazing Customer Experience (ACE) culture, Values, and Mission in everything you do and every interaction you have with co-workers, clients, customers and management.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:1. Develops, oversees and evaluates all programs, courses, activities, and staff to ensure academic and operational goals are met.2. Develops annual Academy strategic plan and budget and ensures all financial transactions are completed in accordance with State policies and procedures. Monitors all activities and expenditures related to the Academy and other charter, public, or private education activities.3. Oversees the evaluation and assessment requirements for the Academy by developing and implementing assessment tools to include classroom evaluations, assessment and grading, grade reporting, standardized assessments and surveys of participants and stakeholder groups.4. Provides leadership, direction, motivation and supervision of direct reports. Provides coaching and improvement of skills for staff and instructors with specific and constructive feedback. Interviews and hires staff and course instructors.5. Counsels with students and staff and oversees the academic process to foster the most inclusive, non-restrictive learning environment leading to the success course completion for all learners.6. Provides statewide leadership for the implementation and expansion of charter, public, or private educational opportunities provided through Goodwill.7. Provides leadership in the development of new partnerships and/or methodologies in response to the changing needs concerning students, test results, and/or ADE Standards.8. Responsible for maintenance of school facilities, maintenance of proper administrative records, and other matters related to the administration of the schools.9. Manages the GAEI’s career-related workshops and seminars, job shadowing, employment counseling and referral, student employment, internship program, career-related academic courses, on-campus recruiting, and job fairs.10. Collects and analyzes data and evaluates progress towards meeting goals.11. Manages, plans, and coordinates the implementation and delivery of new and existing programs.12. Promotes Goodwill’s mission to community agencies, employers, and other stakeholders.13. Works collaboratively with employers to enhance employment opportunities for students.14. Represents Goodwill at community meetings.15. Leads school staff so that they can meet or exceed divisional and organizational metrics and ensures that staff is providing high quality, efficient services.16. Continuously evaluates the Goodwill Industries of Arkansas & GAEI progress in meeting strategic objectives, implementing changes based on feedback from students, staff, employers, and community partners.17. Establishes and maintains positive, professional working relationships with all levels of leadership within Education Services, Business Development, and Workforce Development to ensure provision of high quality services.18. Develops policies and procedures for the department to ensure efficient and effective operations and programs/services, and compliance with Federal and State regulations.19. Establishes professional working relationships with Community, Education, other business and community agencies.20. Demonstrates ethics and complies with Corporate Compliance Program.21. Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:At least five (5) years leadership experience as a high school Principal, assistant principal or related professional field. Must possess state required continuing education unites (CEUs) and required to meet ongoing continuing education requirements.REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Bachelors degree required in education, management or related field from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Masters degree preferred. Valid Arkansas Driver\'s licenseAre you a person who takes actions?Apply today, provide a cover letter with your resume and tell us why we should consider you for this incredible opportunity?Learn More about us at www.GoodwillAR.orgCompany DescriptionGoodwill Industries of Arkansas is dedicated to making our local community a better place. Our employees are an important part of the cycle of giving in the community and hold valuable positions that move our organization ahead, from retail jobs to office supports.Those who work at Goodwill get more than a paycheck, they go home with a sense of pride, dignity, and a job well done. They know they are making a difference.About Us:At Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, we help people with disabilities and other disadvantages reach their highest potential through training, education and employment services. \"Donate, Shop, Change a Life!\" is more than just a tagline - it’s how we have been operating for over 90 years.Our programs and services offer a hand up, not a hand out. Sometimes that hand up is resume development or job placement assistance. Other times, the hand up comes in the form of education or training programs.The number of transformed lives is more than just glowing statistics; they are actual stories of people who turned their lives around and discovered their potential. Get to know a few of the lives that have been touched by Goodwill.When you support Goodwill by donating to or shopping at stores in your neighborhood, you support our mission and make a lasting impact in your community by changing lives.Goodwill offers competitive wages and a strong benefits package. Apply today for immediate consideration.Source:

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