Job Posting – Executive Director of ECU Lab School

Executive Director ECU Lab School
College of Education
Vacancy 002586

NC General Statue Chapter 116, Article 29 A (116-239.5), provided for the establishment of eight university laboratory schools with the mission “improving student performance in local school administrative units with low performing schools by providing an enhanced education program for students residing in those units and providing exposure and training for teachers and principals to successfully address challenges existing in high need school settings. The laboratory school shall provide an opportunity for research, demonstration, student support, and expansion of the teaching experience and evaluation regarding management, teaching, and learning.”  To serve as administrator of the East Carolina University School, the Executive Director will cultivate a culture of innovation that supports effective instructional practices/strategies to promote student academic success and personal success for all students and adults in the school. The Executive Director will work collaboratively to develop and implement policies, innovative programs, curriculum activities, professional development, and budgets to achieve the mission of the school. The Executive Director will work collaboratively with university staff to support the work of teacher leadership preparation, school leadership preparation, and education research.  The lab school involves cross campus collaboration to provide the students a spectrum of support and services to comprehensively address their academic, social-emotional, physical, and family/community needs. The school will include one class per grade level for pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. The lab school involves an integrated partnership with Pitt County Schools and will be housed within a local elementary school. Responsibilities include Leadership; Positive School Culture; Administrative and Human Resources; Clinical Experience Coordination; Cultural Competence; Community Relations; Strategic and Organizational Planning; and Research.

Minimum Qualifications include:  Master’s degree in educational leadership or related fields (such as educational policy analysis, adult and continuing education or curriculum and instruction); excellent oral and written communication skills; and evidence of skill working with at risk student populations. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions. A current license or eligibility of licensure in the area of supervision is required.

Preference will be given to candidates who have leadership experience in innovative and diverse schools with a track record of improving student outcomes for all subgroups. The preferred candidate would also show the following: knowledge of public school and university partnerships; experience as a school-level administrator; administrative and supervisory skills or experiences and skills that closely parallel administrative type work. The individual would have previous experience that demonstrates the ability to be self-directed; organized with attention to detail; innovation and outcome oriented; technology proficient across multiple platforms; develop strong interpersonal relationship skills including collaboration with community members, school personnel and university personnel; highly motivated and be willing to be receptive to innovative practices/procedures; willing to take the initiative to learn the duties/responsibilities/expectations of the work and operations of the lab school; and willing to work alone or as a group/team when needed.

Applicants must submit an online profile, including a cover letter, current resume/CV, and list of references with contact information. Applicants selected for interview must provide copies of transcripts.  The selected candidate must provide official transcripts and three letters of reference (hard copies with wet-ink signatures, no emails/scans) upon hire.

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.