Director, University Lab School
Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Louisiana State University
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.
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
- 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
- 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