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Program Director ~ Annandale School

  • Location

    Annandale, VA
  • Posted On

    December 8, 2017
  • Job Type

  • Category

    Special Education
  • Experience Level

    10+ Years
  • Education Level

    Master's Degree
  • Salary

    Commensurate with Experience

Job Description

Applications are being accepted for this key leadership position within PHILLIPS Programs. The PHILLIPS School ~ Annandale Program Director, reporting to the President & CEO, will be responsible for all aspects of operation of a 200 pupil campus for students with emotional & behavior problems, learning disabilities and other school challenges. The Program Director also oversees a staff of 150. The Program Director will ensure that PHILLIPS values of integrity, compassion, commitment, individualization, effectiveness, safety and community are fully integrated into the Annandale program. The current Program Director is retiring after 46 years with the organization, 30+ as Program Director.

Key areas of responsibility to include:

Direction of education programs and related services
Supervision of faculty and administrative staff
Senior school official and liaison to parents and students
Oversee transition to public school or adult services
Manage school wide systems (i.e. IEPs, progress reports, budget, etc)
Hire Manager and oversee ESY program
Fiscal management, including participation in annual budget development
Regulatory compliance
External representation of program to professional community and community at-large
Liaison to LEAs and other outside professionals

Required Credentials:

Master’s degree in education or special education
Special Education Certification
Significant professional experience within a special education school
Extensive supervisory experience
Experience with non-public special education school management and administration preferred

Related Qualifications and Skills:

Be approachable, creative, supportive and open to staff
Understanding of strength-based behavior management approaches in working with special student populations; ability to convey positive and compassionate attitudes about students to others
Creativity and skill in developing innovative approaches to service delivery
Commitment to families and to forging meaningful partnerships with parents to help their children succeed in school
Excellent communication skills
Thoughtful decision making
Ability to lead others
Either have knowledge of or a willingness and ability to learn about community resources, both adult services and public school programs
Excellent interpersonal skills
Conscientious, detailed orientation toward administrative work
Demonstrated conflict resolution and creative problem solving
Demonstrated knowledge of federal education law, and applicability of IDEA and ESSA within a Virginia special education program
Ability to learn school compliance and regulation processes

How to Apply

If you have a sincere interest, please send your letter of interest and resume via email to:   

Candidates will be interviewed by a panel of staff.



Attn:  HR

7010 Braddock Road

Annandale, VA 22003

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