Middle School Dean of Students/Athletic Director Full-time Fellowship/Training period to begin immediately; anticipated full-time school leader duties to begin in June, 2019 Hiring for two locations: Columbus, OH and Cleveland, OH
***This is not a typical job, and we are not looking for a typical candidate.*** >>>WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND IMMIGRANTS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY<<<
You might be: ?A coach who appreciates the potential impact of sports on a child’s character development, self-discipline, and sense of belonging; ?A coach who has always secretly thought that you could be a great school leader; ?A management consultant (with a plethora of skills and a creeping sense of purposelessness) who’s looking for a change; ?Or a concerned citizen who has been frustrated with the limitations of the public school system
You definitely: feel in your bones that you could be a great fit for this job.
Fugees Academy, founded by 2016 CNN Hero and TED 2017 Speaker Luma Mufleh, is expanding into a National network of schools for refugee youth. As of August 2018, we have schools in two states. In order to support our growth, we are hiring Deans of Students/Athletic Directors who will be the ground-level leaders of the newest schools in our network. Effective immediately, the new Deans of Students/Heads of Athletics will spend time shadowing and training at the Columbus campus to prepare for leadership roles in the seamless replication of our school culture. After spending the majority of the ‘18-’19 school year doing hands-on, on-the-ground training, shadowing, and preparing, the Dean/AD fellows will assume school leadership responsibilities for their respective campuses beginning in June, 2019.
Job Description & General Responsibilities We were a soccer program before we became a school; we embrace the power of sport as a central part of our identity, even as an academic institution. The head coach naturally establishes trust with players, and a rapport that allows for open and honest communication. The head coach has a “field-based” perspective; for students with limited formal education and an uphill climb to learn English and become acclimated to American society, the value of a consistent leader--from soccer practice to school--cannot be overstated. As Dean of Students/Athletic Director, your responsibilities will include:
?First and foremost: “wearing many hats”; this position requires extreme flexibility, willingness to jump in as needed, and a positive attitude when faced with all kinds of challenge; Job Description & General Responsibilities, cont’d ?Serving as head coach of the school’s soccer teams; implementing the Fugees model of character building through sports. ?Serving as a cultural broker with students, their families, and the community; ?Providing day-to-day leadership of Fugees Academy: supervision and support of faculty, familiarity with curriculum and student learning, student discipline, teacher coaching, and student recruitment; ?Fostering a safe, highly effective, and well-organized educational environment that welcomes and nurtures a team approach and close working relationship with all school-wide constituencies (i.e., parents and guardians, families, students, faculty and staff, other administrators, advisors, trustees). ?In alignment with the Fugees Academy’s mission, goals, and standards, overseeing implementation of the instructional program to ensure that all students have access to rigorous and relevant learning experiences; ?Performing administrative duties as needed Qualifications & Experience The ideal candidate must have: Coaching experience, preferably soccer (minimum 1 year); ?Some teaching and educational leadership experience in a middle and/or high school setting (minimum 3 years); ?A track record of success working in challenging and/or non-traditional environments; ?A passion for serving as a cultural broker for students and their families as they acclimate to their new homes in the U.S. ?Preference given to individuals with refugee/immigrant community experience.
If this sounds like a challenge you would love to take on, please get in touch via email: email@example.com. Send us a one-pager detailing your strengths and what would make you an ideal candidate. Please attach your resume as well. Applicants selected to move on to the next round will receive follow-up questions via email. Location: There are TWO different positions associated with this post. Ultimately, one is based in Columbus, OH and the other is based in Cleveland, OH. However, please note that BOTH positions require being based in Columbus, OH for the duration of the ‘18-’19 school year.
Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is $60,000. In addition, a comprehensive health and dental package is included.
The Fugees Academy is an equal opportunity employer. The Academy is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from those with refugee and/or immigrant backgrounds, women, and minorities.