Position Classification:Full-time, 10-month, salaried-exempt faculty employee,
with administrative responsibilities
Hours:School Day is 7:55 a.m.-3:30 p.m., plus after-school coaching/activity responsibilities and limited summer hours
Reports To: Assistant Head of School
St. Christopher’s defines global engagement as an understanding of the interconnectedness of the world and a commitment to building relationships across cultures in an effort to work productively as part of a global community and thereby act on our responsibilities to both one another and the environment. The School seeks a creative and innovative educational leader to develop and manage its intentional, JK-12 approach to global engagement and international travel.
The Director of Global Engagement helps to fulfill the School’s commitment to preparing boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world. In a part-time administrative capacity, the Director develops, oversees, evaluates, and promotes global education programs and initiatives at St. Christopher’s and creates and executes an overall strategy guiding why, how, when, and with whom students, teachers, and families engage with the global community. In addition, this role will allow for additional teaching responsibilities.
The Director of Global Engagement is a member of St. Christopher’s Administrative Team, which works with the Head of School to determine strategy and implement key initiatives and programs.
Qualifications & Key Skills:
Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred
Effective, highly motivated, and collaborative leader with a passion for working with students
Creative, strategic thinker who is curious about best practices and innovative approaches in education
Experienced coordinator of travel and/or related professional programs within a school setting
Able to handle frequently changing priorities and multiple initiatives simultaneously
Confident and skilled communicator
Highly organized, detail-oriented, and technologically savvy
Committed to personal and professional integrity
Develops a vision and plan to integrate an appreciation for multiple perspectives and curiosity about global citizenship more deeply into the curriculum, including supporting faculty towards this end.
Works with representatives from each division to research and develop a JK-12 global citizenship curriculum framework.
Works with partner schools and through GEBG and IBSC to create virtual and face-to-face opportunities for cross-cultural connections in all divisions.
Communicates professional development opportunities to Division Heads and faculty, including the GEBG and other global education conferences.
Coordinates with St. Catherine’s to assess students’ language proficiency in grades 5, 8, and 11 with the AVANT Assessment STAMP test.
Creates programming for students and faculty to advance their understanding of Global Citizenship.
Seeks out speakers and opportunities for students to engage with global issues and events.
Works with Digital Photography Teacher, Art Exhibit Coordinator, and Lower School teachers to plan, execute, and market the Saints SEE the World Global Student Photo Contest and opening night cultural celebration.
Works with Director of Community and Inclusion to develop and support student initiatives such as the Muslim Student Symposium.
Supports the Global Ambassadors Upper School Student Group.
Works with St. Catherine’s, the St. Christopher’s Director of X-Term, and other faculty and staff to provide coordinated oversight of international travel opportunities, including supporting trip leaders in all aspects of proposing, creating, executing, and managing risk for international trips.
Communicates and executes existing risk management policies and procedures and stays abreast of risk concerns, partnering with the School’s Business Office and outside insurance counsel to this end.
Serves as Program Supervisor for overnight trips that fall outside of X-Term or Athletics (Examples include, but are not limited to: MS Service Trip, Choir/Band trip to Disney, etc.).
Oversees all aspects of short-term exchanges (currently Australia, New Zealand, and Guatemala), collaborating with the Upper School Exchange Coordinator as appropriate.
Serves as the School’s ASSIST representative and manages the School’s partnership with ASSIST and the yearlong exchanges.
Serves as the School’s SEVIS PDSO (Principal Designated School Official) and handles the School’s F-1 student visas.
Serves as a member of the School's Administrative Team.
Serves as a faculty representative on the Community and Inclusion committee of the Board of Governors.
Represents Global Engagement and student overnight travel on the Non-tuition financial aid task force.
Communicates the School’s work in global education to St. Christopher’s and members of the broader community through push pages, meetings with School constituents, community partners, membership and participation in key international educational organizations (such as IBSC and GEBG).
Works with the Communications Office and Division Heads to promote student participation in international travel and hosting of international students.
Works with the School’s Upper School multimedia arts faculty to promote Global Engagement through the LLC cabinet display.
Works with the International Student Support Committee of the Parents Association and its liaison to support the School’s host families and international students?.
Maintains relationships with former STC exchange students.
Additional Information:Candidates interested in pursuing this position should send a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information to: email@example.com. Include “Global Engagement” in the subject line.
St. Christopher’s School, founded in 1911, is a college preparatory school for boys (junior kindergarten through 12th grade) located in Richmond, Virginia. The School’s mission is to prepare a talented and diverse group of boys for college and for life in an ever-changing world.
St. Christopher’s currently enrolls 1001 boys in JK-12 from 57 zip codes in the Richmond metropolitan region. Lower School (JK-5) has 423 boys, Middle School (6-8) has 242 and Upper School (9-12) enrolls 336. The 162 full- and part-time members of the faculty have an average tenure of 12.7 years and 61 percent have advanced degrees, including 6 with doctorates. The average class size is 16.
Coordination with St. Catherine’s School for girls offers many opportunities for interaction at all levels including coed classes in the upper school. Virtually 100 percent of St. Christopher’s graduates attend four-year colleges and universities, often at some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Honor, service, and community are hallmarks of the St. Christopher's experience.