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Campus Director

Phalen Leadership Academies
Dallas/ Fort Worth, TX, United States

Job Details

The Opportunity
The Campus Director, reporting to the National Executive Director, is responsible for the overall leadership, administration, and management of the career school. This includes ensuring compliance with regulatory standards, overseeing academic and administrative functions, and fostering a positive learning environment for students. The Director will work closely with faculty, staff, and external stakeholders to maintain high
standards of education and operational excellence.

The Details
Key Deliverables:
Leadership and Management
  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for the school.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure effective operation and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee daily operations, including academic programs, student services, admissions, and financial management.
Academic Oversight
  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality educational programs.
  • Work with faculty to develop, review, and improve curriculum.
  • Monitor and evaluate teaching methods and learning outcomes.
  • Use data to improve instructional practices and student achievement.
Compliance and Accreditation
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Maintain accreditation standards and prepare for accreditation reviews andaudits.
  • Develop and implement policies to ensure compliance with industry standards.
Student Services
  • Oversee student recruitment, admissions and retention.
  • Ensure the provision of student support services, including career counseling,
  • tutoring, and extracurricular activities.
  • Address student concerns and grievances in a timely and effective manner.
Staff Development
  • Recruit, hire, and train qualified faculty and staff.
  • Conduct performance evaluations and provide professional development
  • opportunities.
  • Foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment.
Financial Management
  • Develop and manage the school's budget in collaboration with the National Executive Director.
  • Oversee financial operations, tuition, financial aid, and expenditures.
  • Seek additional funding opportunities through grants and partnerships.
Community and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Build and maintain relationships with industry partners, employers, and other
  • stakeholders.
  • Represent the school at community events, professional associations, and
  • public forums.
  • Promote the school's programs and achievements to enhance its reputation
  • and visibility.
  • Master's degree in Education, Business Administration, or a related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in school leadership, required
  • Strong understanding of regulatory and accreditation requirements for career
  • schools.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to manage budgets and financial operations.
  • Experience in curriculum development and instructional methods.
  • Commitment to student success and staff development.
Working Conditions
  • This position typically requires working in an office environment, with occasional travel for meetings, conferences, and events.
  • The Director may need to work evenings or weekends to accommodate theneeds of students, staff, and stakeholders.

LOCATION: Dallas, TX or within a 40 mile radious

Organization Overview:
As part of PLA University's commitment to empowering adults in marginalized communities, the Career Advisor/Career Readiness Specialist is crucial in supporting individuals through career transitions. At PLA University, we aim to provide the tools, training, and resources necessary for individuals to secure high-demand jobs and achieve economic stability. Through comprehensive vocational programs, wraparound services, career counseling, networking, and mentorship, we equip our participants with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in today's job market. The success of our program graduates underscores the transformative impact of PLA University in breaking the cycle of poverty and fostering long-term economic growth.

Compensation and benefits: A base salary competitively aligned to the market.

PLA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Please read carefully.

Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) is an equal opportunity employer. PLA does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

By completing this application you understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for PLA to hire me. If hired, I understand that either PLA or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of PLA has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

You attest by applying to this position that you have given PLA true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize PLA to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.


  • PLA is non-profit network founded in 2013
  •  Currently serves over 10,000 scholars at 22 schools across the country
  •  Our model is specifically designed to raise the achievement of historically underserved students by providing a rigorous, personalized, and well-rounded educational experience for all students
  •  Successfully transformed six F-rated schools into A-rated schools.
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2323 N. Illinois St

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