Director - MERS Goodwill - St. Louis Excel Center
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Director
Job Location: Mers/Goodwill Excel Center: North County, St. Louis
Beginning: Aug 04, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: MERS Goodwill - St. Louis Excel Center
St. Louis, MO 63103
Telephone: 314-655-4828
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Position Overview
MERS Goodwill is seeking a Director for our north county St. Louis Excel Center. The Excel Center runs five 8-week terms. The director will manage a full-time staff of 4+ teachers, 1-2 life coaches, 1 Skill Up case manager, & one daycare director. The school offers four daytime periods & 2-3 evening periods that meet 4 days per week (Mon - Thurs). Fridays are reserved for meetings, administrative tasks, events, professional development, & recruitment. Directors are responsible for day-to-day operations such as staffing, facilities, scheduling, enrollment, & student success. We seek a director committed to continuous improvement through collaboration & innovation. The Director will support staff as they support students by meeting students where they are & guiding them to academic and career success. Our goal is for Directors to both find joy in, and approach leadership with flexibility, dedication, and creativity.
Primary/Essential Functions
  • Establish & maintain a positive & productive school culture built on professionalism, trust, respect, relationships, communication, & collaboration for students and staff
  • Develop & implement programs, partnerships, activities & objectives for staff and students
  • Effectively facilitate collaboration among different stakeholders, staff members, & outside partners
  • Ensure adequate staffing by scheduling, hiring, supervising, & evaluating employees
  • Develop, implement, and utilize systems to track student progress and staff performance
  • Develop & implement guiding policies and procedures that are effectively communicated to all stakeholders
  • Maintain organizational priorities while nimbly adapting to changing circumstances
  • Balance autonomy and accountability as a leader and a change agent within the program
  • Participate as a member of the district leadership team to grow The Excel Center program in Missouri
  • Other duties as assigned
Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited Educational Institution; Masters Degree preferred
  • Must be able to work with a diverse group of students, staff and co-workers
  • Must be available to work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. 
  • At-least 1-year of direct educational supervisory experience. 5 years supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Knowledge of Missouri educational requirements to receive a high school diploma strongly preferred
  • Experience working with nontraditional and/or adult learners preferred
Benefits at MERS Goodwill
  • Employer subsidized individual & family medical benefits
  • Employer subsidized individual & family dental and vision
  • Employee retirement (403b) with company matching 50% up to 6% of employee wages after 1 year of employment
  • Employer contributed retirement (401a) annually after 1 year of employment (contributing to social security; not part of PSRS)
  • Employer contributed life insurance (twice W2 wages)
  • Optional short-term disability, additional life insurance, & accidental death & dismemberment offered
  • Employee discount
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid vacation, holiday, & sick time
MERS/Goodwill’s mission is “Changing lives through the power of work.” One barrier to employment is dropping out of school. Adults without a high school degree struggle to further their education & obtain employment with a family-sustaining wage.  There are 500,000+ Missourians without a diploma who lose ~$400,000 over their working lives.  This is your chance to play a key role in helping adults earn their high school diplomas. Goodwill, supported by DESE and MO DSS, runs 4 adult high schools in Missouri. Our schools serve almost 1,000 adults. We marshal resources to support students with flexible scheduling, life coaching, transportation assistance, on-site daycare, & outside resources. Students pick up where they left off to complete the remaining credits they need to earn a MO high school diploma. Students are also able to earn Industry Recognized Credentials (IRC). Currently, 41% of our graduates enroll in college/advanced training & about 60% graduate with dual credit or an IRC. Click HERE to hear from some of our graduates!   
Expansion:
The north St. Louis county center will open in Oct. 2022 and will be located near Florissant Valley Community College.  The center hopes to serve +200 students. &nbs

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

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