American School for the Deaf | W Hartford CT 06107 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 12/20/2013
THE AMERICAN SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
ANNOUNCES AN OPENING FOR
Closing Date: February 7, 2014.
American School for the Deaf (ASD) is located in West Hartford, Connecticut. Established in 1817 as the first permanent
school for the deaf in America, the current school is a comprehensive
center-based and community-based educational institution serving deaf and
hard-of-hearing students from preschool through high school, and providing an adult
service program, utilizing a total communication philosophy. The American School for the Deaf is approved
by the Departments of Education in ten states including Connecticut,
Massachusetts, and New York and serves students from ten states as well as international
The Executive Director is the head of the school
and reports to the Board of Directors. The Executive Director is responsible
for the management, operations, and maintenance of the school in accordance
with the Board’s established policies.
The Executive Director has eight (8) direct reports, with a total staff
of approximately 350 and an on-campus student population of 170. The Executive
Director will be experienced in working with deaf, hard of hearing, and deaf
with special needs students. For a detailed description of all programs, please
visit the ASD website at www.asd-1817.org.
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities
The Executive Director will
be familiar with the internal/external mechanisms used in complex organizations
and will need to have demonstrated abilities in:
- Decision-making and execution.
- Organizational development and change management
- Finance and budgeting.
- Internal and external communication.
- Legislative relations and fundraising.
- Strategic and long-term planning.
- Creative problem-solving.
- Developing and building relationships.
- American Sign Language (ASL proficiency required.)
- Technological proficiency.
The Executive Director will assume the lead in
capitalizing on opportunities. The
Executive Director will:
- Serve a changing
student population (82% of ASD students are deaf with special needs.)
- Assure the school has a
long range strategy which aligns with its mission, ensuring that it makes
consistent and timely progress.
- Maintain official
records and documentation to comply with federal, state, and local
- Provide leadership in
developing program, organizational and financial plans with the Board of
Collaborate with the Director of Institutional Advancement on all aspects
of fundraising. Will assist with donor prospect, cultivation and stewardship.
Demonstrate initiative for creating strategies to increase the
Work collaboratively with the Director of Human Resources in planning
for negotiations with collective bargaining units, and other staff issues, as
needed. Make periodic reports to the
Board of Directors or its committees.
Develop and maintain a working relationship with school departments,
professional organizations, the ASD administration, state and local
governments, parents, alumni (ASDAA), and other school constituencies, and is
conversant in current professional issues, trends, and practices.
The Executive Director will have an open and
flexible management style conducive to working with diverse groups.
- Will keep the Board
fully informed on the state of the organization.
- Establish and maintain
sound working relationships with state and federal legislative bodies,
local education authorities, special education directors, state departments
of education and community groups.
- Keep the public
apprised of the activities of the school, its programs and goals.
- Maintain a climate
which attracts, retains, and motivates a diverse staff of highly qualified
- Encourage staff
development and education.
- Knowledge of
state-of-the-art technology to oversee and maximize the potential of the
new Gallaudet-Clerc Education Center.
The Executive Director will have experience or
expertise with the state budgeting process, ASD funding mechanisms and school
finances and must operate all school programs in a fiscally responsible manner.
- Develop and maintain
sound financial practices.
- Work with the CFO, the
Investment - Finance Committee and the Board of Directors in preparing a budget
and operating the school within budget guidelines.
- Ensure funds are
available so that the school may carry out its work.
Master’s degree or higher in Education, Special
Education or closely-related fields from accredited institutions required.
Eight to ten years of progressive leadership
experience at a complex and diverse educational institution.
Advanced degree in Educational Administration or
Special Education Administration.
Eligibility for Connecticut Administrative
A compensation package will offer a competitive
salary and a package of benefits commensurate with the position.
applying for the position must send all of the following items to be
send all materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Executive Director Search
c/o Office of Institutional Advancement
American School for the Deaf
139 North Main Street
West Hartford, CT 06107-1269
American School for the Deaf does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age,
national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual
disability, history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning
disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut
state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws.
applicants will be screened and the most highly qualified applicants will be
invited to interview.
|Location||W Hartford, CT, United States|
|Categories||CEO/Superintendent/President, Head of School/Principal|
|Organization Type||Non-profit Organization|
|Experience Years||8 yrs|
|Contact Name||Office of Institutional Advancement|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|