Position Director of Development (expected start July 1, 2015)
Position Description The Director of Development (DD) reports to the Head of School (HOS) in all aspects of his/her work. She/he works closely with the Board of Trustees development committee, attending all board meetings to support the committee in its regular presentation of development statistics. The DD hires, supervises, and, as necessary, terminates members of the Development team. The DD is charged with advancing the mission of New Roads School (NRS) through fundraising, communications, relationship building, management and, working with the Head of School and Board of Trustees to: realize the Annual Fund goals of NRS each year; realize the capital fundraising and planned giving goals of NRS; help ensure that NRS meets the goals of its long range plans; and, to ensure that the alumni and parents of NRS understand and are supportive of the school’s message and foster good relations with these constituents. It is essential that the DD embraces the unique mission of NRS and knows the school. The DD must exude warmth and enthusiasm for the community; be personable; genuinely enjoy students, parents, grandparents and alumni, and take a real interest in their welfare and growth as individuals; communicate articulately, effectively, and passionately with all constituents through the spoken and written word as well as social media outlets; be courteous, friendly, responsible, conscientious, attentive to detail, and strategic; have a strong aptitude for technology and a willingness to integrate it into daily tasks; and, realize that in a school, community involvement and investment are critical. This is a 12-month, full-time, exempt position.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Bring to the school knowledge and understanding of development and development best practices trends and challenges. • Lead creation and implementation of year-long strategic plan for the development activities of New Roads School • Manage the development office and processes, including: oversight of the day-to-day operations and processes in the office; plan and hold office meetings to update and coordinate efforts on projects; establish and monitor the office budget; motivate and appreciate Development office when necessary; ensure development office team has ample understanding of key issues at administrative level • Lead the school, engaging all constituents, in a campus-wide development effort. • Plan for and manage capital campaign. • Manage all leadership gift constituents. • Evaluate the efforts of the others in the development office on a regular basis. • Lead the hiring process for new development staff members when required. • Serve on the Administrative Leadership Team, serve on the BOT Governance Committee, the Development Committee, Facilities Committee. • Serve as the administrative liaison to the Development Committee of the Board of Trustees. • Communicate regularly with the Co-chairs/Chairs of the Development Committee to update that individual and to prepare agendas and minutes for meetings. • Attend full meetings of the Board of Trustees to report on Development activities. General Development Office Responsibilities • Always speak with constituents about the benefits of supporting New Roads School. • Acquire the ability to use the database, Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge, effectively and efficiently. • Follow all office protocol for tasks. • Plan and travel out of the office to reach out to appropriate constituents. • Attend at least one conference for professional development annually (ISANNE, CASE, Blackbaud Conf., etc.).
The ideal candidate will possess a minimum of 5 years fundraising experience in a leadership role.
How to apply Please send letter of interest, resume and any supporting materials to: Walter Landberg, Head of School, firstname.lastname@example.org
Position Description We are looking for a full-time elementary assistant who will: • Work in a highly collaborative relationship to develop and implement a creative and challenging curriculum • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads philosophy and approach to education • Demonstrate commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community • Have experience and interest in differentiated instruction and a project-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of subject matter and effectiveness in teaching • Demonstrate an ability to assess students at their appropriate developmental levels • Have a training in math and reading instruction at the lower elementary level • Be able to differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so students are appropriately engaged and challenged • Maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner • Provide students with opportunities and support in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, the exploration of ideas, and the development of leadership qualities • Possess strong communication skills with parents and students and the ability to collaborate with other members of the faculty • Have solid organization, communication and writing skills • Possess excellent classroom management skills • Have passion for personal and professional growth
How to apply Please forward your resume and letter of interest to Dr. Jacqueline Olivier, Director of the Elementary School.
Role Focus: The Human Resource Director reports to the COO/CFO and is responsible for managing all aspects of benefit programs, employment practices and workplace policies. The Director will advise on personnel matters, the hiring process, compensation approach and other matters impacting employee welfare or the work environment.
General Duties: • Administers a wide variety of personnel policies, processes and employment agreements (e.g. recruitment, selection, hiring, orientation, labor and employment contracts, compensation schedule, etc.) for the purpose of conforming to School policies, relevant laws, contracts and agreements. • Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. other administrators, auditors, public agencies, community members, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs. • Consults and advises administrators on a wide variety of sensitive personnel issues (e.g. discipline, hiring, promotions, return to work, etc.) for the purpose of assisting in effective decision making and enforcing all relevant policies, procedures and regulations. • Ensures clear and consistent company-wide communication regarding HR policies and practices. • Coordinates with the COO in performing the annual review / update of the employee handbooks. • Assists departmental Directors with the recruitment process (e.g. advertising vacancies, screening applicants, conducting interviews, making recommendations for hire, new employee orientation, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a highly qualified staff. • Directs department operations, the maintenance of services and the implementation of new programs and/or processes for the purpose of providing services including established timeframes and in compliance with related requirements achieving organizational objectives, and ensuring compliance with legal requirements. • Assist CFO with risk management practices and insurance assessment. • Facilitates meetings, workshops, seminars, etc. (e.g. personnel actions, benefits, procedures, regulatory requirements, actions involving outside agencies, etc.) for the purpose of identifying issues, developing recommendations, supporting other staff, and serving as a School representative. • Investigates grievances and/or complaints from employees (e.g. sexual harassment, pay and/or assignment disputes, etc.) for the purpose of reaching resolutions that provide a healthy work environment. • Maintains manual and electronic documents, files and records (e.g. background information, personnel files, vacancy listings, applicant tracking, HR website) for the purpose of providing accurate information in compliance with State requirements and established guidelines. • Monitors a variety of processes (posting process, interview schedules, substitute placement, personnel transfers, new employee orientation, departmental procedures, position control, unemployment claims, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring efficient processing of applicants and employees in addressing position requirements and complying with licensing, legal and/or administrative requirements. • Monitors recruiting budgets, departmental budget, benefit expenditures and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed. • Completes required surveys (e.g. NAIS, EEO, PSA) and interprets benchmarking data for best practices among similar schools compensation structures and departmental staffing requirements. • Participates in drafting employment agreements and salary recommendations. • Participates in meetings, workshops, job fairs and seminars for the purpose of conveying and gathering information regarding a wide variety of subjects required to carry out their administrative responsibilities. • Responsible for updating the Career Opportunities and HR Customer Sites. • Works collaboratively with the benefits broker to negotiate acceptable rates with the insurance carriers. • Prepares bi-weekly payroll. • Works in conjunction with the Controller to review the payroll and HR software and research potential new systems and coordinate implementation of such systems. • Provides workplace verifications for authorized 3rd party institutions.
• The Director of Human Resources must possess a bachelor’s degree, and at least seven years of related experience. • The Director of Human Resources must have significant experience in the field of contracts, labor law, federal employment law, benefits administration, payroll practices, and California employment law. It is necessary that he/she have broad relevant knowledge coupled with good management expertise and excellent written and verbal communication skills. • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be proficient in and comfortable with all levels of technology. • Requires strong interaction with the community-at-large, faculty, staff, and visitors. • Strong computer, communication, and interpersonal skills are essential. • All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check, DOJ, FBI and Tuberculosis screening.
How to apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to HR@newroads.org
Description The Learning Specialist is the coordinator of all academic support services and programs for students with learning challenges. This role includes working with students one-on-one to offer organizational and academic support; strategizing with parents and teachers to develop supports for students in and out of class, monitor and respond to student’s overall well being, with a focus on the needs of students with accommodations in grades 6-12.
Additional responsibilities will include: • Develops solid knowledge of the Curriculum Maps, Scope and Sequence and all other grade level curriculum in each content area taught, including essential concepts and skills so as to better support students and assist classroom teachers. • Assists teachers in the classroom to help adjust, modify and enrich curricular approaches and improve pedagogy. • Establishes and maintains frequent communication with parents about their child’s academic, social and emotional progress and needs. • Create an academic plan with each student’s academic team to support him or her throughout the year and revise plans as needed. • Serve as a resource for faculty and families by maintaining a current and active breadth of knowledge in identifying different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs. • Identify and/or provide professional development opportunities for faculty and parent education. • Assists teachers in strategies to help differentiate instruction as needed. • Works in collaboration with the administration to recommend tutors, neuropsych-educational evaluators, etc., Meets with outside specialists as needed. • Reviews admission files of students who have IEPs or 504 plans to provide feedback. • In consultation with the administration, creates and implements a protocol for determining who will receive special needs support. • Attends and participates in weekly faculty meetings, committee meetings, school functions and professional development activities during and after school hours as needed, appropriate and assigned. • Upholds the philosophy, principles, policies and procedures of New Roads School.
Requirements B.A. degree required/ M.A. degree preferred in Special Education or related field.
Minimum three years experience required in this direct field.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.
How to apply Please send cover letter, describing your educational philosophy and how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your resume via email to: Ryan Hawley at email@example.com.
New Roads School is Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital-status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.