Director, Institute for Responsible Citizenship

Collegiate School seeks a Director of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship for the 2018-19 school year. This signature program brings together under one umbrella the eight pillars of Responsible Citizenship at Collegiate: Global Engagement, Inclusion, Economic Literacy, Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Ethics, Civic Engagement, and Service Learning. The Institute provides a cohesive curriculum in these areas by fully immersing the eight pillars into the School’s academic and co-curricular programs, ensuring that each grade level builds on the foundation of the previous one from Junior Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The Director will serve as a catalyst for the innovative growth of the program while providing leadership and direction for the Institute and its multi-faceted curricula and programmatic work.  This is a full-time, benefited, twelve-month position.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Supervising a team of dedicated faculty-administrators who specialize in one or more pillars of Responsible Citizenship and lead numerous on-campus and off-campus programs, including Collegiate’s International Emerging Leaders Conference
  • Overseeing the risk management and operations of off-campus programming including numerous international travel programs and community-based service learning programs
  • Establishing and leading the implementation of strategic plans, priorities and goals that align with the mission and goals of Collegiate School
  • Managing multiple department and program budgets and collaborating with the Chief Academic Officer to manage numerous endowments dedicated to Responsible Citizenship
  • Cultivating support and involvement, as well as growth and development with all school stakeholders, especially students and faculty
  • Partnering with senior administrators, including the Chief Academic Officer and the three Division Heads to ensure the successful integration of the Responsible Citizenship program into the curriculum
  • Sustaining Collegiate’s large network of community and school partners around Richmond and the world
  • Collaborating with the Capstone coordinators and facilitating the Envision Capstone program, the culminating divisional academic experience for Responsible Citizenship
  • Inspiring, encouraging and nurturing new and innovative programs spearheaded by faculty, and supporting faculty on program improvement initiatives
  • Collaborating and building positive relationships throughout the School
  • Thinking strategically about the Institute and its work and turning vision into reality

Additional qualities of a successful candidate will include:
  • A Master’s degree preferred
  • 5-10 years of teaching and administrative experience with demonstrated expertise and leadership in at least one of the Responsible Citizenship pillars
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability in working effectively with a wide range of individuals, groups and cultures
  • Expertise in building effective teams
  • Demonstrated success in leading complex projects
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Enthusiasm for professional development
  • Ability to listen, learn and embrace new ideas
  • Demonstrated cross cultural competence
Collegiate School is an independent, JK-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. The school’s mission is to create a diverse and inclusive community of learners committed to a challenging and supportive educational experience that will foster the intellectual, moral, emotional, and physical development of each student.

Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer.
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