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Academy Director

Company: Source Academy
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITIONResponsible for providing instructional leadership, managing and leading the staff, and overseeing the facility and budget. Responsible for providing for the overall well-being of the Academy students.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES1. Provide the instructional leadership - Monitor and support instructional activities, participate in and provide staff development, have knowledge of curriculum and standards, and evaluate the instructional practices of early childhood teachers.2. Communication - Communicate the vision of the Academy, be an active listener, maintain cooperative professional relationships, provide opportunities for two way communication between school and community.3. Manage students - monitor and maintain consistent standards for student behavior, provide activities to involve students in all aspects of early childhood school life, monitor attendance, and maintain guidance, health and food services for the children.4. Provide leadership and management of staff - recruit, hire, train and evaluate all staff members, motivate, and provide a positive work environment.5. Scheduling- Develop master schedule and oversee/coordinate scheduling processes.6. Oversee facilities - supervise the maintenance of all facilities and equipment, identify and plan for future facilities needs, develop procedures for transportation, building safety and emergencies.7. Manage budget - oversee the building budget by proper management of all cost such as curriculum supplies, food cost, and employee labor.8. Parent Communication- Participate in parent communications, build strong family relationships; Including parent engagement activities and outside referrals whenever needed.9. Community Involvement- Coordinate community activities and involvement, including outside marketing activities.10. Regulatory-Monitor licensing and program policy implementation. Including QRIS and Accreditation Standards.Perform any other related duties as required or assigned.QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability requirements.COMMUNICATION SKILLS:Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy/procedure manuals; Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS:Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.SUPERVISION RECEIVED:Under administrative direction, setting up own standard of performance. Virtually self-supervising. Reports to District Manager/Owner.PLANNING:Considerable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work, in addition, the organization and delegation of work operations for a group of employees engaged in widely diversified activities.MENTAL DEMAND:Highly intense mental demand. Continual involvement with strategic and operational management functions which relate to both the short-term and long-term time periods.USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERS:Regular use of complex machines and equipment (desktop, laptop, tablets, computer and software, etc.)PUBLIC CONTACT:Regular contacts with patrons where the contacts are initiated by the Director. Involves both furnishing and obtaining information and, also, attempting to influence the decisions of those persons contacted. Contacts of considerable importance and of such nature, that failure to exercise proper judgment may result in important tangible or intangible losses to the organization.PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear; frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; and color vision.An Academy Director oversees the day-to-day operations of the Academy. She hires and manages teachers and other employees and is in charge of recruiting and maintaining students for the school. Below are the 4 key areas of focus that if manage correctly by the Academy Director will likely guarantee the success of the academy.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform in each Key Area mentioned satisfactorily.StaffHiring and managing staff is a major component of the Academy director's role. The quality and credibility of the teachers affects the ability of the school to get students and to charge reasonable tuition rates. The director considers state and company requirements when recruiting new teachers. The director should strive to attract the best teachers. Monitoring classroom performance, giving feedback and motivating teachers and staff are integral to the director's job.EnrollmentSteady enrollment is necessary to the long-term operation and success of the Academy. The Academy needs enough paying students to cover the costs, including employee pay, other operational cost and to earn a profit. The Academy Director may use advertising, special events, visitation days, community involvement and other methods to inform parents and persuade them to send their kids to the school. She also will make cost affective admissions decisions during the application processes when considering new enrollments. Once students are there, the director monitors parent-student-teacher relationships to ensure kids are having a good experience.FinancesThe Academy Director role involves managing operations and finance. This includes monitoring the use of supplies, payroll procedures for staff and maintaining a cost effective employee schedule. It also involves the billing and payment side of generating revenue. The director is responsible for following up with parents who don't pay their bills on time. In some cases, a child may be removed for failure of the parents to pay tuition cost.Curriculum and CredentialsIn cooperation with company standards, the preschool director assumes the responsibility of establishing curriculum standards. SOURCE uses age-appropriate curriculum that includes social and behavioral development training as well as academic instruction in math, science, reading and the arts. The director also monitors the education process to ensure the school meets accreditation requirements from national and state agencies.

Keywords: Source Academy, Las Vegas , Academy Director, Executive , Las Vegas, Nevada

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