Director - Goodwill Excel
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Director of Columbia Excel Center
Job Location: Columbia MO
Beginning: Jul 01, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Goodwill Excel
St. Louis, MO 63103
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:
Position: Director of Columbia Excel Center
Job Location: Columbia, MO
Beginning: July 1, 2019, or sooner if available
District: Goodwill Excel Center
Telephone: (314) 241-3464
Application must be made through our website at under the Careers tab or simply apply to the link provided below:

Resumes will be reviewed and Interviews will be scheduled soon.

MERS Goodwill has been selected by DESE to be responsible for developing four adult high schools that will administer the curriculum that allows adults to earn a traditional HS degree, at an accelerated rate, and often times coupled with dual college credit and industry-recognized credentials. The school is open from 9 am to 9 pm, have daycare provided on site, is year round, and is the first of its kind here in Missouri.

Primary Duties:
  • Provide a positive learning environment for adult learners 
  • Ensures appropriate coverage in all areas of the Excel Center, (Teachers, Daycare, etc.)
  • Develops and implements strategies, goals and objectives for learners and teachers
  • Work with teachers both in a group setting and one on one to yield the highest possible graduate success rates
  • Work with teachers to prepare lesson plans (at the level of the learner), and individualized as needed
  • Track each students and teachers progress  
  • Work with Excel Coaches, teachers and other Excel Center Directors to address outside social needs that impact learning
  • Provide office hours (weekly) to allow for one-on-one meetings with teachers 
  • Demonstrate a professional demeanor at all times
  • Maintain a professional relationship with all students, teachers and co-workers
  • Participate in the overall development of Educational strategies 
  • Assist instructors (Teachers) in setting priorities, facilitating meetings and development of their leadership skills 
  • Provides leadership in the development of new partnerships and/or methodologies in response to the changing needs of learners
  • Other duties as assigned
Benefits include:
  • Medical insurance coverage
  • Dental insurance coverage
  • Vision insurance coverage
  • Life insurance coverage
  • 6 weeks of paid leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Short-term disability
  • 401k
  • and more!
Our goal is for Instructors to find joy in both teaching and learning. To achieve this, we will need a Director with experience in managing staff, student relationships, and community relationships. Must be able to demonstrate creativity in recruiting and in the delivery of education to an adult population in an accelerated format. Missouri is the 6th state to open Goodwill Excel Centers so there is the opportunity to exchange ideas, curriculum, and best practices on a national level as well.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education required, Master’s Degree or Doctorate preferred
  • 3 years of experience as a Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, or Principal or Assistant Principal preferred
  • 5 years supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written skills required
  • Must be able to work with a diverse group of students, staff and co-workers
  • Knowledge of Missouri educational requirements to receive a high school diploma is strongly preferred
  • Must be available to work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m
MERS/ MO Goodwill considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability or any other legally protected status.
Reasonable accommodations may be requested by contacting HR and are provided whenever reasonable to assist the employee's in the performance of job duties.
MERS/ MO Goodwill requires various background, records and drug checks/test upon employment.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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