Director - MERS Goodwill - St. Louis Excel Center
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Director
Job Location: Mers/Goodwill Excel Center: North County, St. Louis
Beginning: Aug 04, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: MERS Goodwill - St. Louis Excel Center
St. Louis, MO 63103
Telephone: 314-655-4828
Job Description:
Position Overview
MERS Goodwill is seeking a Director for our north county St. Louis Excel Center. The Excel Center runs five 8-week terms. The director will manage a full-time staff of 4+ teachers, 1-2 life coaches, 1 Skill Up case manager, & one daycare director. The school offers four daytime periods & 2-3 evening periods that meet 4 days per week (Mon - Thurs). Fridays are reserved for meetings, administrative tasks, events, professional development, & recruitment. Directors are responsible for day-to-day operations such as staffing, facilities, scheduling, enrollment, & student success. We seek a director committed to continuous improvement through collaboration & innovation. The Director will support staff as they support students by meeting students where they are & guiding them to academic and career success. Our goal is for Directors to both find joy in, and approach leadership with flexibility, dedication, and creativity.
Primary/Essential Functions
  • Establish & maintain a positive & productive school culture built on professionalism, trust, respect, relationships, communication, & collaboration for students and staff
  • Develop & implement programs, partnerships, activities & objectives for staff and students
  • Effectively facilitate collaboration among different stakeholders, staff members, & outside partners
  • Ensure adequate staffing by scheduling, hiring, supervising, & evaluating employees
  • Develop, implement, and utilize systems to track student progress and staff performance
  • Develop & implement guiding policies and procedures that are effectively communicated to all stakeholders
  • Maintain organizational priorities while nimbly adapting to changing circumstances
  • Balance autonomy and accountability as a leader and a change agent within the program
  • Participate as a member of the district leadership team to grow The Excel Center program in Missouri
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited Educational Institution; Masters Degree preferred
  • Must be able to work with a diverse group of students, staff and co-workers
  • Must be available to work between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. 
  • At-least 1-year of direct educational supervisory experience. 5 years supervisory experience preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Knowledge of Missouri educational requirements to receive a high school diploma strongly preferred
  • Experience working with nontraditional and/or adult learners preferred
Benefits at MERS Goodwill
  • Employer subsidized individual & family medical benefits
  • Employer subsidized individual & family dental and vision
  • Employee retirement (403b) with company matching 50% up to 6% of employee wages after 1 year of employment
  • Employer contributed retirement (401a) annually after 1 year of employment (contributing to social security; not part of PSRS)
  • Employer contributed life insurance (twice W2 wages)
  • Optional short-term disability, additional life insurance, & accidental death & dismemberment offered
  • Employee discount
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid vacation, holiday, & sick time
MERS/Goodwill’s mission is “Changing lives through the power of work.” One barrier to employment is dropping out of school. Adults without a high school degree struggle to further their education & obtain employment with a family-sustaining wage.  There are 500,000+ Missourians without a diploma who lose ~$400,000 over their working lives.  This is your chance to play a key role in helping adults earn their high school diplomas. Goodwill, supported by DESE and MO DSS, runs 4 adult high schools in Missouri. Our schools serve almost 1,000 adults. We marshal resources to support students with flexible scheduling, life coaching, transportation assistance, on-site daycare, & outside resources. Students pick up where they left off to complete the remaining credits they need to earn a MO high school diploma. Students are also able to earn Industry Recognized Credentials (IRC). Currently, 41% of our graduates enroll in college/advanced training & about 60% graduate with dual credit or an IRC. Click HERE to hear from some of our graduates!   
The north St. Louis county center will open in Oct. 2022 and will be located near Florissant Valley Community College.  The center hopes to serve +200 students. &nbs

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.