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.
Master’s 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 stakeholders 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
Supervise and effectively guide daily operations.
Analyze and interpret data to drive sound decision making.
Demonstrated proficiency with computer technology.
Effective communications, written and oral proficiency.
Ability to work independently, as well as with a team, to complete projects in a timely manner.
Demonstrated problem-solving skills that utilize effective decision-making.
Knowledge of school budget and finance.
Work collaboratively with others to provide successful outcomes.
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.
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.
Master's degree with coursework in administration required, Doctorate preferred.
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.
About William M. Davies, Jr. Career and Technical High School
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 discov...er new passions, we help ensure each Davies graduate has the academic background and technical skills needed for future success.