Senior Director of Special Projects

Springer School and Center

Senior Director of Special Projects

Position opening for the 2022-23 School Year

Position Summary

The Senior Director of Special Projects is a senior-level administrator who will work to develop and execute a study to understand the viability of expanding Springer’s student-centered culture to include a High School program. The initial stage of the position is expected to span two years, with the incumbent moving permanently into a school leadership role should the High School become successful. This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced school professional with extensive knowledge of students with learning disabilities who is passionate about designing the school of their dreams. The Senior Director of Special Projects will be supported by and report to the Executive Director.

Job Goals

In partnership with the Executive Director the Senior Director of Special Projects will develop, design and execute a plan to study the viability of opening Springer High School. Key components of this project include:

– Gaining a deep and meaningful understanding of the student-centered culture that makes Springer necessary for students and beloved by families.

– Designing and executing a study of best-in-class programs for high schools across the country specifically designed to serve students diagnosed with learning disabilities.

– Preparing and designing an innovative, cutting-edge program rooted in building on the strengths of our students.

– Becoming a trusted member of a thoughtful, dedicated leadership team.

Required Qualifications

– Deep, meaningful knowledge and astute awareness of the strengths of students diagnosed with learning disabilities as well as keen awareness of their needs.

– Professional leadership experience in a high school setting including, but not limited to, experience serving as a high school grade level advisor, department chair, college counselor or high school leader.

– The desire and passion to create a world-class program to prepare our students for the future.

– An entrepreneurial mind-set.

– A high degree of self-awareness, high expectations of self and others, and a dedication to team success.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

– Prior high school leadership experience at an independent school specialized in serving students with learning disabilities.

– Experience designing innovative programming and making adaptations to best meet the needs of students.

– Experience coordinating projects with state agencies.

– Experience developing programming to support students into a high school environment.

– Prior experience starting and opening a school, or being intimately involved early in the launch of a new school.

– Technology acumen.

– The desire to be a leader and long-term contributor to the growth and development of a high school.

– Master’s Degree from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Key Characteristics: Smart, dependable, personable and tech-savvy.

Terms of Employment: Full-time, 12 months per year.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants should email a resume, cover letter and employment application (found on the Springer employment page) to Executive Director Brett Marcoux The subject line of that email should reflect the position title.

Springer School and Center considers all applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

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