Director of Global Studies

St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Ridgeland, MS United States

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is seeking a global-minded professional to oversee all aspects of the pre-K – 12th grade global studies program and initiatives and to define and design curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular opportunities to promote knowledge of global issues throughout the school community and advance a pedagogy for teaching global competencies to students and faculty across divisions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner proactively with faculty and administration to define curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular programs.
  • Develop a vision and strategic plan for integrating global perspectives into the pre-K – 12th academic program.
  • Oversee global education opportunities for students and faculty and arrange related workshops and speakers for the benefit of the wider school community.
  • Manage international outreach and study programs.
  • Manage existing and explore new partnerships with schools abroad.
  • Responsible for teaching two sections.
  • Serve as a mentor and advise international students and collaborate with the host family coordinator.
  • Manage the comprehensive school global travel program for students and faculty including the following:  budget; student conduct; trip leader training; parental permissions; risk management; record keeping; and advising individual trip trip leaders in their interactions with trip providers, transportation vendors, local artisans, etc.
  • Promote the school global travel program to faculty and administrators (as potential trip leaders) and to students and their families (as potential applicants) through correspondence, meetings, one-on-one conversations, announcements, and presentations.
  • Prepare curriculum and ensure adequate training for trip leaders risk management program.
  • Liaise with local, national, and international organizations, developing partnerships that result in opportunities for students to engage in study that develops a global mindset.
  • Partner with the associate head of school and CFO and assistant head of school for advancement and community relations to build the operations infrastructure to sustain the global studies program.
  • Manage the Global Studies budget.
  • Administer the Global Studies student and faculty travel grant program.
  • Serve as the faculty sponsor of the Global Studies student council and faculty council.
  • Serve as the school’s Global Education Benchmarking Group and World Leading Schools Association liaisons.
  • Collaborate with the communications department to promote global studies programs through multiple platforms including social media accounts.
  • Partner with the director of diversity, equity, and inclusion, multicultural leadership team, faculty, and administration to foster a school-wide culture that values being part of a diverse community and to oversee programs, for example, the International Week, International World Peace Day, International Womens’ Day, etc.
  • Collect data on various aspects of the global education program and analyze its effectiveness in developing students’ global perspectives.
  • Attend and contribute in full, divisional, and team faculty meetings.
  • Stay current on trends in independent schools, particularly global education, by taking an active role in professional activities and attending relevant professional development opportunities.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional school environment.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time, twelve-month position.  Some weekend and evening work will be required, especially when communicating with global partners during their work day based on time zone differences.  Regular domestic and international travel with groups is expected.  As with any independent school, faculty should be ready to serve as an advisor, chaperone class trips, perform typical day-to-day duties such as lunch and carpool duties, and engage fully in all school events that develop the student.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree preferred.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in language education, global education, or related field required.
  • Fluency in a second language is a plus.
  • Demonstrated success collaborating with faculty in all disciplines to enhance student learning.
  • Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, administrators, parents, alumni, and guests.
  • Professional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Superior attention to detail and flexibility.
  • Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous, and complex tasks and projects efficiently and effectively without constant supervision.
  • High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong commitment to culturally responsive teaching and learning and anti-bias education.
  • Proficiency in Google Suite required.

Contact Information

To apply, visit http://gosaints.org./jobs.

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