Director - Missouri School for the Blind
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Residential Life Administrator
Job Location: Missouri School for the Blind
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Feb 04, 2022**
District: Missouri School for the Blind
St. Louis, MO 63110
Telephone: 314-776-4320
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Job Description:
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Missouri School for the Blind
Vacancy Title:  Residential Life Administrator
Annual Salary:  $64,104
Job Location:  This position is located at 3815 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, MO
Essential Functions:  This is a 12-month position with primary responsibility for planning, coordinating and supervising activities for students enrolled in the Residential component of the Missouri School for the Blind’s programs.  The Residential Life Administrator serves as member of the Leadership Team and oversees the daily operations and staff assigned to the Residential program.  The incumbent must have the ability to perform the essential functions below either with or without reasonable accommodation.
  1. Plans, coordinates and supervises a variety of activities designed to provide students opportunities to practice the skills taught through the education program, work, explore leisure recreation opportunities and community experiences.
  2. Serves as a mentor and role model to students as they explore hobbies, engage in new experiences and develop social skills.
  3. Supervises employees as assigned.
  4. Coordinates weekly transportation of residential students.
  5. Works in concert with the Assistant Superintendent and Leadership Team to ensure cohesive operation of our school’s services.
  6. Works in cooperation with the Professional Development Coordinator and Leadership Team to provide staff training and professional development designed to refine staff skills and promote MSB’s vision, mission and beliefs. 
Prerequisites of the Job:
  1. Proven history as an energetic, flexible and strategic thinker, who is a good communicator and team player with a passion for working with persons with disabilities.
  2. Understanding, patience and appreciation for students as unique individuals who are growing, developing and learning.
  3. Ability to conceptualize, plan and implement new and creative program initiatives.
  4. Knowledge of programming in a variety of areas including but not limited to physical fitness, art & crafts, cooking, intramural sports, self-care and employment.
  5. Proven ability to share MSB’s vision and motivate others to engage in student programming and their own professional growth at a high level.
  6. Ability to effectively supervise staff in a variety of disciplines.
  7. Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with students, staff, and parents.
Education Required/Preferred:
  1. The successful individual will have a Masters’ degree in Recreational Therapy, Fitness and Recreation or a related area.
  2. Three years of supervisory or programming experience (preferred).
To apply, please visit:  https://mocareers.mo.gov - Select Missouri School for the Blind on the "Division" drop down menu.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer:  Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at hr@dese.mo.gov.

Notice of Non-Discrimination:  The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, or any other basis prohibited by statute in its programs and activities. Inquiries related to Department employment practices may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Human Resources Director, 8th floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-0480; telephone number 573-751-9619 or TYY 800-735-2966.

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.  TTY/TDD Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.

Notice to Applicants:  The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is unable to sponsor applicants in their application for work visas through INS. If you have questions, please contact Human Resources.

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

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