Principal - MERS Goodwill - Springfield - The Excel Center
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Director
Job Location: Springfield Excel Center
Beginning: Jul 03, 2023
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: MERS Goodwill - Springfield - The Excel Center
Springfield, MO 65804
Telephone: 417-862-5005
Job Description:
MERS Goodwill is looking for a Director to head the Springfield Center. TEC runs five 8-week terms. The director will manage a staff of approximately 4-5 teachers, 2 life coaches, 1 Skill Up case manager, and 1 daycare director. The school offers 4 daytime periods and 2-3 evening periods that meet 4 days per week (Monday - Thursday). Fridays are reserved for weekly support meetings, teacher tutoring, administrative tasks, events, professional development, and recruitment activities. Directors hold responsibility for the day-to-day operations of The Excel Center including staffing, facilities, supplies, scheduling, enrollment, and the success of its students. We seek a director who is committed to continuously improving & expanding our programs through collaboration & innovation. Our goal is for Directors to both find joy in, and approach leadership with, flexibility, dedication, & creativity.

Primary/Essential Functions
  • Establish and maintain a positive and productive school culture built on professionalism, trust, respect, relationships, communication, and collaboration for students and staff
  • Develop and implement programs, partnerships, activities and objectives for staff and students
  • Effectively facilitate collaboration among different stakeholders, staff members, and outside partners
  • Ensure adequate staffing by scheduling, hiring, supervising, and evaluating employees
  • Develop, implement, and utilize systems to track student progress and staff performance
  • Develop, and 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 lead and grow The Excel Center program in Missouri
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Missouri Administrator certification K-12 (earned or eligible).
  • 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) Five years of supervisory experience is preferred. Individuals with school administration experience including superintendent, assistant superintendent, principal, or assistant principal are encouraged to apply.
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Knowledge of Missouri educational requirements to receive a high school diploma is strongly preferred
  • Experience working with nontraditional and/or adult learners is preferred
Benefits at MERS Goodwill
  • Salary range: $70,000-80,000 commensurate with experience.
  • Employer subsidized individual and family medical benefits
  • Employer subsidized individual and 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, and accidental death and dismemberment offered
  • Employee discount
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and 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!   

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