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Associate Director, Student Life (Gr 9-12) - 998965

Apply Now Job Number: 498163
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Categories: Student Life/Services - Housing, Recreation, Activities

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Job Title: Associate Director, Student Life (Gr 9-12) - 998965
Location: Fort Lauderdale-Davie, Florida
Work Type: Full Time with Full Benefits
Job Category: Exempt
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience.
Pay Basis: Annually  
Subject to Grant Funding?: No  
Essential Job Functions: 1. Builds and coordinates course, academic, special schedules.
2. Gathers and compiles information for special reports and curriculum revisions.
3. Oversees and monitors student activities including school government, student council, clubs, field trips, special events/programs, and community service hours.
4. Collaborates with college counselors; becomes knowledgeable about the college placement process.
5. Articulates the U School's strategic plan for academic and college counseling to parents, students, and staff.
6. Supervises counseling team regarding scheduling, registering, and testing students.
7. Monitors and articulates academic placement procedures.
8. Advises and monitors students regarding course selections and provides guidance and assistance for students in balancing extracurricular activities, lengthy illnesses/absences with demands of academic work.
9. Oversees the implementation of the 4-year graduation plan.
10. Articulates the graduation paths for U School in various formats, updating website information, presenting to perspective parents and students, and providing written information in various formats.
11. Works with admissions to keep them abreast of new requirements, policies, and procedures in counseling and student services.
12. Oversees the registration process from 8th through 12th grade.
13. Oversee the transition meetings from 8th to 9th grade.
14. Attends grade level meetings to stay informed about curriculum and transition issues.
15. Counsels students/parents/teachers regarding academic issues and facilitates academic intervention meetings when needed.
16. Develops procedures for delivery of special services to students, including extended time.
17. Provides referral information to parents and students when needed.
18. Assists with Department Chair responsibilities including annual performance appraisals. Provides monitoring and clinical education supervision of teachers, and curriculum coordinators. As part of this function, Blend Flex technology use, lesson plans, UbDs, Atlas Rubicon, Canvas, and My Backpack should be utilized as formative evaluative sources.
19. Maintains records that chronicle student activities (both in and out of school), awards, and recognitions for all Upper School students for the purpose of sharing with U School's staff, students, parents, and the Advancement Office.
20. Attends and participates in departmental meetings, planning projects, activities, and school related evening and weekend programs.
21. Performs other duties as assigned or required.
Marginal Job Functions:  
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities: Knowledge:
1. Administration and Management - Thorough knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, budgeting, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and/or coordination of people and resources.
2. Customer and Personal Service - General knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of user satisfaction.
3. English Language - General knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
4. Psychology - Working knowledge of human behavior and performance, individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
5. Digital Media - General knowledge of digital media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and persuade via digital, web, and social media.

1. Active Listening - Advanced skills in giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
2. Speaking - Advanced skills in talking to others to convey information effectively.
3. Critical Thinking - Advanced skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.
4. Reading Comprehension - Advanced understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
5. Judgment and Decision Making - Advanced skills in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the appropriate one.
6. Writing - Advanced skills in communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
7. Complex Problem Solving - Advanced skills in identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
8. Service Orientation - Proficient skills in actively looking for ways to help people.

1. Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
2. Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
3. Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
4. Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
5. Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
6. Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
7. Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (including finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Physical Requirements:
1. Speech Recognition - Must be able to identify and understand the speech of another person.
2. Speech Clarity - Must be able to speak clearly so others can understand you.
3. Near Vision - Must be able to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
4. May be required to work nights or weekends.
5. Travel - Must be able to travel on a daily and/or overnight basis.
6. May be exposed to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.
7. May be required to accomplish job duties using various types of equipment/supplies, to include but not limited to pens, pencils, mobile devices, and computer keyboards.
Job Requirements:  
Required Certifications/Licensures:  
Required Education: Master's Degree
Major (if required):  
Required Experience: Eight (8) years of successful teaching experience including three (3) years of leadership service experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 1. Familiarity with school centralized computer systems.

2. Experience in an independent school.
Is this a safety sensitive position? No  
Background Screening Required? Yes  
Pre-Employment Conditions:  
Sensitivity Disclaimer: Nova Southeastern University is in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and does not discriminate with regard to applicants or employees with disabilities, and will make reasonable accommodation when necessary.

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