William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High Sch

William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Tech High School

Lincoln, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3420199
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 30, 2020
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Director of the William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School (“Davies”) provides leadership and management of all aspects of the school. Davies’ mission is to prepare all students for a seamless transition into higher education AND into the workforce. As such there is an equal focus on comprehensive high school academics, as well as career and technical education in one of nine areas. The successful candidate will have a proven track record as a change agent in achieving excellence in academics as measured by student outcomes, refreshing state of the art technical programs to ensure relevance for the region’s job market, while building a positive and collaborative school/community culture. The Davies Director reports to the Davies Board of Trustees.

-The ability to qualify for and obtain a valid Rhode Island Certificate: Building Level Administrator, Grades K-12
- Minimum 3 years’ experience in educational and organizational leadership in the areas of curriculum, development and evaluation.
- Masters degree with coursework in administration
- Demonstrated experience in developing and operationalizing strategic plans
- Proven track record at the secondary level in an administrative leadership role in a career and technical setting
- Demonstrated leadership in addressing equity gaps in a secondary education school
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as may be appropriate and acceptable

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
- Provide leadership and overall administration of the William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School.
- Develop, implement, and monitor school-wide policies that guide instructional and operational components of the school while setting standards for student and teacher conduct.
- Responsible for oversight of operations and budget functions of a large-single school district including payroll, personnel, and budget development for optimal operation of the school while advocating with key stake holders for funding needed to achieve the school's operating and strategic improvement plans
- Market and promote the school’s role in the State of R.I.
- Act as an appointing authority for all faculty and staff selection.
- Develop and support a program of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
- Provide leadership in the planning and implementation of integrated academic and technical education.
- Develop and monitor a system to measure student achievement and the impact of improvement activities.
- Direct physical plant maintenance and capital planning.
- Manage and improve recruitment and public relations for the career and technical school.
- Assumes the responsibilities of working collaboratively and successfully with a Board of Trustees or other governance body ( i.e. school committee)
- Build collaborative and maintain cooperative relation with parents, community groups, business/industry, and government leaders with the aim to fulfill Davies’ mission and strategic goals.
- Maintain memberships in various civic and professional organizations and learn new educational methods and trends through advanced study, attending conferences and seminars, professional literature and other appropriate methods
- All other duties to be assigned by the Board of Trustees as appropriate
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
    Administrator > Superintendent
  • Employer Description

    At Davies Career and Technical High School in Lincoln, Rhode Island, we're a lot like your local high school. Our students take four years of math and English; three years of science and social studies, and our classes are fully accredited. Students can play sports like basketball, softball, soccer, and baseball. They can run cross-country, attend after-school clubs, and learn to build guitars, perform forensics investigations, or work with RISD artists. And when it comes time to attend college or decide on that next step after Davies, they can turn to their guidance counselors for support and a plan.

    At Davies, our commitment goes beyond the typical high school classroom: we prepare students with a technical skillset and training they can carry to future careers. Over 90% of graduates leave Davies with industry certification, with students choosing from across nine different career areas: Automotive Careers, Electrical, Machine Technology, Pre-Engineering, Biomanufacturing Technology, Early Education and Childcare, Health Careers, Hospitality Careers, and Graphics & Interactive Media.

    By providing hands-on training and career preparation, we not only help our students discover new passions, we help ensure each Davies graduate has the academic background and technical skills needed for future success.

    The William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, religion, national origin, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability. Learn more about us...

    Location Description

    William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School, located in Lincoln Rhode Island, is a local education agency (LEA) serving approximately 800 students from Central Falls, Lincoln, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence and Smithfield.
    Davies is a State-funded high school governed by an independent, business-led Board of Trustees. Students must take entrance examinations and apply for admission to Davies. Sending districts do not pay tuition, only the cost of student transportation.
    In partnership with businesses and institutions of higher education, Davies prepares students for promising careers in Rhode Island’s business sectors: hospitality, healthcare, telecommunications, cosmetology, construction, information technology, high tech manufacturing, graphic design and printing, automotive and financial/business services.
    Davies, a 4-year high school, offers both academic and career-focused programs, plus SkillsUSA membership and competitions, intramural sports and many other activities for students.
    After a ninth grade exploratory experience, students may choose programs in 12 different career-related areas.
    Current industry and academic standards guide decisions on curriculum and equipment.
    Technical programs: Academy of Information Technology, Automotive Careers, Biotechnology, Business Technology, Cosmetology and Barbering, Electrical/ Telecommunications, Electronics, Graphic Design/Printing, Health Careers, Hospitality, Machine Technologies, and Woodworking/Cabinetmaking.
    ·Certifications, such as A+, MOUS, ASE, ProStart, measure students’ proficiency in technical areas.
    ·Standards-based, fully accredited 4-year academic program leading to a high school diploma.
    ·Technology-rich learning environment featuring computers in every classroom, fully equipped library with Internet access and state-of-the-art Senior Project Center.
    ·Labs: CAD-CAM, Internet, literacy, career assessment, chemistry/ science, biotechnology, special projects.
    ·Extra-curricular activities: Student Council, Athletics, Cheerleading, Photography, Computer and RISD Arts Clubs, SADD, Mock Trial, Teen Solutions, and Tutoring/Homework Club.
    ·Comprehensive support services for students with limited English proficiency and special needs.
    ·Actual work experience is an essential component of Davies comprehensive educational program. Most students participate in business tours, job shadows, community service and internships related to their technical areas. Davies School-to-Career staff supervises all placements.
    ·Davies’ on-site business-sponsored training centers -- DuPont, Carquest, Hunter Engineering-- are nationally recognized business-education partnership models.
    ·Davies graduates have many choices: go straight into well-paying jobs related to their career/technical area, attend 2- or 4-year college, work while attending college, or continue their technical training in the military.
    Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Tech High School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Education Requirements
      -Master’s Degree.

      Terms of Employment
      Benefits: Align to State of RI healthcare plan and other benefits in accordance with the standards recognized by the Board of Regents’ Personnel Policy Manual and applicable RI State Personnel Rules.
      Work year: 12 Months.
      Workweek: Hours agreed upon by Davies Board of Trustees; based on standard workweek.
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. How would you focus on closing the math and english language arts achievement gap in a comprehensive career and technical high school setting?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. How would you address a skills gap (from a technical education content perspective) in the RI business community?
      Long Essay (Answer limited TO 4000 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • Davies Career & Tech HS
    • 50 Jenckes Hill Road
    • Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865
    • Phone: 401-728-1500 X. 307
    • Fax: 401-722-5241
    • Email: click here

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