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Director, University Lab School

Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Education
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time


The Director of the University Laboratory School (ULS) serves as the chief academic, fiscal, and administrative officer for the school. Under the oversight of the College of Human Sciences & Education, the Director provides leadership and support in the areas of finance, teaching, student services, development, outreach, and professional activities that promote the school and Universitys mission and vision; represents the school at regular meetings and other events that have school, college, or university implications; and develops and maintains positive working relationships with various agencies, ULS constituents and stakeholders.


Responsibilities:


Finance & Administration:



  • Establishes priorities and assumes responsibility for the overall financial planning of ULS including, but not limited to, the preparation of the school's annual budget; Establishes and maintains effective procedures and effective controls for all expenditures of school funds; Reviews budgets on a monthly basis and makes adjustments as needed; Recommends selection of personnel to the Dean and HRM; Recommends employment actions (hiring, promotion, salary, title changes, and any disciplinary action), as necessary, to the Dean and HRM.

  • Ensures all faculty are properly certified, credentialed, and meet qualifications according to school and university policy, as well as state laws and requirements; Oversees all administrative decisions necessary for the proper function of ULS; Supervises all activities of ULS, to adhere to applicable state laws and requirements, and University policy; Summons school employees to attend regular and occasional meeting as are necessary to carry out the educational program of ULS; Conducts routine and periodic administrative meetings; Provides supervision of methods of teaching, supervision, and administration in effect within the ULS Elementary and Secondary schools; Reviews decisions from the Principals, Dean of Students, and disciplinary committee; Oversees the filing of all reports required by the state, university, and other governing bodies; Oversees all construction and/or renovation projects for ULS, and general upkeep of facilities and maintenance of equipment; Prioritizes long-range plans for preventative maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment, in collaboration with the college and appropriate university offices.

  • Oversees scheduling the use of buildings and grounds by all groups/organizations; Attends extra-curricular activities on a regular basis including, but not limited to, events scheduled on nights and weekends; Serves on the ULS Admissions Committee; Serves on the CHSE Dean's Administrative Council.


Academic Policy & Student Services:



  • Defines educational needs and establishes necessary policy for them to be addressed; Interprets and implements all state laws, requirements, and policies relevant to public education; Establishes policies for provision of student services, including admissions, attendance, activities, rights and responsibilities, discipline, and welfare; Establishes policies necessary to ensure the health and safety of the ULS student population; Oversees the classification and advancement of students in accordance with state law and policy.

  • Establishes educational philosophy, goals, and objectives for the instructional program of ULS and conducts regular reviews of development, implementation, and evaluation of the instructional program; Stays abreast of latest educational trends.


Advancement, Development & Outreach:



  • Develops and implements a strategic plan for ULS that is aligned with the mission and vision of the school, and aligns with the goals and objectives of CHSE; Serves as liaison between ULS and the community, while maintaining awareness of the communities values, concerns, and interests; Establishes and maintains a program of public relations to keep the community well-informed of the activities and needs of ULS, while fostering effective and cooperative working relationships between the school and community.

  • Implements initiatives to increase public services efforts of ULS; Works with the ULS Foundation on development efforts and to create and maintain strong alumni and community relations; Engages in recruiting, curriculum, and professional development activities.


Other duties as assigned by the Dean


Required Qualifications:



  • Masters degree from regionally accredited institution of higher education

  • 10 (5 years of successful classroom teaching; 5 years of school administrative experience)

  • Ability to qualify for a school administrators certificate


Preferred Qualifications:



  • An earned doctorate (PhD or EdD) in education or closely related field

  • Prefer the five years of school administrative experience to be as superintendent, head of school, or head of school division; an understanding of the genuine commitment to the core principles & practices of the International Baccalaureates Diploma program




Reference: 1152699015

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