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

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

Lincoln, Rhode Island ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4113191
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 28, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Job Goal:
To oversee and manage the School Counseling Department and the Davies recruitment and admissions process

- Outstanding knowledge of best practices in high school counseling and of school counseling department operations, per the Rhode Island School Counselor Association
- Extensive experience supporting students in academic planning, in developing Individual Learning Plans, and in post-secondary/college admissions planning
- Strong knowledge of best school counseling practices for supporting students in crisis
- Knowledge and experience in developing and delivering school counseling curriculum
- Well versed in college admissions requirements, financial aid requirements, and scholarships opportunities
- Knowledge and experience supporting high school recruitment, admissions, and transition processes for rising 9th grade students
- Ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment with an emphasis on student and family engagement
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including outstanding writing and public speaking skills, and the ability to interact with a wide variety of people
- Ability to develop partnerships in order to promote Davies as an option for prospective students
- Strong supervisory abilities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):
- Organizes, supervises, and evaluates the School Counselors, the Department Coordinator, support staff, and the Communications and Marketing Specialist
- Counsels students individually and in groups
- Ensures that cumulative records are maintained for all students
- Oversees efforts to support students and families through the college application process
- Initiates and maintains relationships with colleges/universities or alumni to arrange information sessions for students
- Organizes and oversees a calendar of informational events for families to support transition planning
- Oversees building-wide processes to ensure that parents are informed regularly of student progress toward graduation; collaborates to ensure that processes are initiated to support struggling or credit deficient students
- Supervises the Communications and Marketing Specialist to ensure effective marketing campaigns, and the development of marketing materials to support enrollment efforts
- Oversees Davies recruitment and admissions for new students and makes recommendations for improvements; maintain school’s historic admissions statistics
- Initiates and maintains relationships with local middle schools to help with recruitment efforts
- Engages with and informs prospective parents/students about Davies and of the benefits associated with a Davies education
- Develops and implements processes for gathering and tracking post-secondary data of Davies alumni
- Understands the schedule build process and collaborates to ensure that students are able to access courses needed for graduation
- Ensures that the school counseling department provides strong support during standardized testing season and end-of year/graduation season
- Oversees the delivery of guidance curriculum and of the development of student Individual Learning Plans
- Supports building-wide supervision
- Perform other duties as assigned

School Counselors
Department Coordinator
Support staff
Communications and Marketing Specialist

Skills Required:
- Ability to navigate Davies Admissions policy as well as deliver general practices while supporting students in a guidance capacity
- Ability to multitask and prioritize projects
- Ability to effectively communicate with a diverse set of people inclusive of students, parents, teachers, middle school guidance counselors, and college admissions officers
- Strong public speaking skills
- Working knowledge of general college admissions processes,financial aid eligibility and scholarship opportunities
- Capable of collaborating to run a successful School Counseling Department

Physical Demands
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, bend, sit, and talk or hear. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision and distance vision. Daily use of small and large motor skills applicable to the daily operation of a computer. Regularly interacts with staff, the public, and with other workers. Regularly and essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with time constraints.

Work Environment:
- The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Work environment consists of classrooms, ramps, and the ability to move throughout the facility; sometimes to other buildings. The noise level in this environment may be loud, depending upon the activity level during the day and the location.

Education Requirements:
- Masters Degree required
Valid RI Building Administrator certification (12001)
- Experience as a school counselor required
- At least 3 years in a supervisory capacity
- Experience with recruitment, admissions, and/or marketing and communications preferred
Or, possession of any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
    Administrator > Development / Marketing
  • 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.

    Okay. We're like a high school plus.

    At Davies, our commitment goes beyond the typical high school classroom: we prepare students with a technical skill set 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.

    Contact Us
    50 Jenckes Hill Road
    Lincoln, RI 02865

    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

    • - Ability to pass a National Background check
      - Ability to complete a Federal I-9 with active forms of identification
    • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

    Contact Information

    • Holly Lemieux , HR Development Coordinator
    • 50 Jenckes Hill Road
    • Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865
    • Phone: 4017281500
    • Fax: 401-722-5241
    • Email: click here

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