Job Summary/Basic Function: The Summer Principals Academy-New Orleans (SPA-NOLA) is seeking an Assistant Director for Recruitment and External Relations. As part of the SPA-NOLA Program, the AD is responsible for the overall integrity and administrative management of the program implementation. This entails continuous communication with the Director of the SPA-NOLA Program; involvement in all aspects of the program including admissions, marketing and promotion, recruitment, program management, financial oversight, alumni relationships and programming, adjunct faculty support; assisting Director with budget development and management, and external fundraising.
In addition, the Assistant Director will be responsible for the following:
Designing and delivering high caliber professional development sessions for district and building leaders nationally and internationally.
Publishing simulated case studies, research articles, and conference presentations.
Leveraging personal and professional school district and building leader networks for SPA-NOLA strategic partnerships and recruitment.
Supervising graduate student researchers, SPA-NOLA partners and consulting facilitators of SPA-NOLA programming.
Manage information/database and budget.
Coordinate programs, recruitment, and reporting; strategic planning & Advisory Board management; and support research, case design, multimedia simulation platform.
The position serves as a key resource to faculty, staff, prospective and current students, and to external agencies and constituents. This position reports to the SPA-NOLA Director.
Master's Degree in Educational Leadership or similar field of study, or the equivalent years of education and experience.
Experience designing professional development sessions for education leaders.
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and creatively about program development.
Research knowledge including research design, methodology (focus group experience will be key).
Flexible work schedule
Willingness to travel
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills: both oral and written.
Strong customer-service orientation.
Task-oriented with proven ability to obtain results.
Excellent follow-up, organizational and time management skills; work with deadlines and possess ability to prioritize and handle simultaneous demands.
Knowledgeable of higher education institutions and culture, particularly in academic and student affairs.
6-8 years’ work experience in urban school or district setting experience.
Strategic thinking and strategic data analysis abilities.
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