Job Title: Director of Global and Social Awareness
Date Revised: 02/22/2019
Department: Social Awareness
Position Type: 12 Month
Reports to: Head of School
FLSA: Exempt, Full Time
The Director of Global and Social Awareness oversees, develops, evaluates, and promotes global education and social awareness programs and initiatives and develops and executes an overall strategy which guides the school’s students, teachers, and families as they engage in travel and service.
Develop and manage an intentional, PK-12 approach to global and social awareness engagement, including domestic and international travel Support students who are ready to be accelerated and explore the reading and math curriculum more deeply
Articulate a vision and plan curriculum for integrating an appreciation for multiple perspectives and global understanding
Further refine and execute existing risk management policies Work with parents, students and outside professionals in order to better support individual students
Provide coordinated oversight of domestic and international travel opportunities, including planning support to trip leaders
Manage all aspects of short-term exchanges and the semester school process
Effectively promote the hosting of domestic and international students to our school
develop relationships that result in additional opportunities for students to engage globally
Serve as Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for SEVIS certification
Develop and manage an intentional, PK-12 approach to service and service learning
Cultivate and maintain relationships with a range of community members to identify opportunities for students to engage meaningfully at the local, national, and international level
Deepen key partnerships, ensuring that these relationships are sustainable and mutually beneficial
Guide and support students, teacher, and parents who are seeking volunteer or other external engagement opportunities
Plan, execute and provide student service initiation
share Duchesne’s story of civic and global engagement internally and in the broader community
In the performance of his/her duties, Employee shall be guided by the Goals and Criteria of the Sacred Heart and the Catholic Faith. Candidates must also possess:
A minimum of a Master’s Degree in education, or applicable field
Command of multiple world languages is preferable
Have a strategic vision
Demonstrated project management skills
Experience leading students on domestic and international experiential programs
Demonstrated ability to connect authentically and work effectively with all students
Experience designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment in order to reach a diverse community of learners
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong desire to work collaboratively
Employing a growth mindset and participating in ongoing professional development
Commitment to developing one’s own cultural self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence
Genuine affinity for working with children and families in an educational setting
Ability to make independent decisions along with maintaining the confidentiality of privileged and sensitive information
High level of competence using technology
Experience in a PreK – 12 environment, preferably in independent schools is a plus
Strong references to convey your abilities
Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks
Current Safe Environment training
Current CPR certification
Excellent communication skills with attention to detail
Punctuality and dependability
Ability to maintain accurate records and to maintain confidentiality
Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures, and rules contained in the Duchesne Employee Handbook
Treat parents as partners in their child's education
Maintain productive relationships with other Duchesne faculty and staff
Possess strong people skills in order to be empathetic to children’s and parent’s needs
Tenets of Staff Excellence
Duchesne Academy employees embody and promote the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education. As a staff of excellence, they commit to a personal and active faith in God, a deep respect for intellectual values, a social awareness that impels to action, the building of community as a Christian value, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. As community builders, employees of Duchesne value and respect their colleagues, and they promote School goals and policies with a generous and positive spirit.
A Sacred Heart employee…
Demonstrates an understanding of Catholic Identity, respects the tenets of Catholicism, and participates in the faith life of the School.
Models acceptance of and respect for other faith and cultural traditions.
Values and encourages interactive service as a life-long commitment.
Creates an inviting environment which honors rigor and relevance, and promotes critical thinking, collaboration, and the creative use of the imagination.
Embraces the importance of the integration of technology within the school; supports and promotes the ethical use of all forms of technology.
Researches, reflects on, and adopts best practices to promote excellence in the area of expertise.
Continually seeks professional growth through self-reflection, observations, collegial dialogue and professional development opportunities.
Fulfills routine professional responsibilities in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Works in partnership and open communication with parents and colleagues to ensure the well-being of the school.
Contributes to a community culture that fosters thoughtful decision-making, honorable behavior, accountability, and a sense of hope.
Nothing in this Job Description restricts Duchesne’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or Duchesne may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (gender), age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.