May 11, 2020

Executive Director of the Governor's School for the Arts

  • TrulyHired
  • Norfolk, VA, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

Full-Time and Permanent; Exempt; 7.5 Hours/Day; 252 Days/Year; 12 Months/Year

Anticipated Start Date: January 1, 2021
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree (doctorate preferred) and a Postgraduate Professional License with an endorsement in administration and supervision.
  • Ten years of successful experience in teaching and school administration required.

Nature of Position

Curriculum and Instruction
  • Develops and oversees curriculum offerings to ensure that students are engaged in learning which will prepare them for college and/or careers which may or not be related to the Arts.
  • Coordinates with participating districts and state agencies to ensure that students will meet graduation requirements.
  • Ensures that the curriculum is designed to provide students with exposure art (performance and visual) that reflects a wide range of cultural perspectives.
  • Provides training and support to staff to meet the social-emotional needs of a diverse student body.
  • Oversees the provision and support and accommodations for students with disabilities as required under IDEA and Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Student Services
  • Promotes the development of a positive school climate and establishes and enforces behavioral expectations.
  • Ensures the safety of the students at school and during school sponsored events.
  • Coordinates with participating school districts regarding;
    • School calendar
    • School schedule
    • Grading
    • Discipline
    • Social and emotional concerns
    • Transportation
    • School events/trips
    • Attendance

Regional and Community Engagement
  • Interprets programs, philosophy, policies, and regulations of the school to staff, students and the community at large.
  • Maintains liaison with social, professional, civic, volunteer, and other community groups and agencies having an interest in the school.
  • Establishes necessary procedures for referral and cooperative planning with other "service to children" agencies, both local and

Human Resources
  • Recruits and retains professional and support staff to adequately support the instructional program.
  • Promotes and reinforces a collaborative professional culture that is student-centered; conferring with appropriate division personnel on any necessary matters.

  • Prepares a detailed budget that is aligned with the mission and vision of the Governor's School for the Arts.
  • Coordinates with the Foundation Board to support the school's mission.
  • Communicates to the superintendents and board the requirements and needs of the school.
  • Manages access to and maintenance of the school plant.
  • Manages the financial resources of the school ethically and with all regulatory guidelines.

Other Responsibilities
  • Attends Board meetings and prepares such reports for the Board as
  • Reports on the status of all programs and
  • Prepares state reports as
  • Responsible for legal matters including contracts, insurance, leases,
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Committee of Superintendents.
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
Classroom Teacher > Art
Contact Information
  • Amanda Schilling
  • 800 E. City Hall Ave
  • Norfolk, Virginia 23510

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