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The Division of Youth Services (DYS) Academic Administrator is responsible for the oversight and general operation of DYS residential education programs and facilities, advising

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Plans, develops, and coordinates implementation of short and long term goals and objectives for educational programs in residential institutions to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. Provides general supervision to subordinate professional and support staff by assigning and prioritizing work assignments, providing instructions, reviewing work performed, and evaluating employee performance. Participates and attends meetings with staff, students, parents, and other constituents to promote and articulate the institution’s mission and vision with an aim of ensuring all stakeholders have a common understanding of outlined objectives and address/resolve complaints or concerns. Manages, evaluates, and supervises institution operations and functions consistent with the philosophy, mission, values, and goals of the institution, including instructional programs, extracurricular activities, and discipline systems to ensure a safe and orderly learning environment, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations, and emergency procedures. Monitors, reviews, analyzes, and develops budget reports used to identify program needs and develop long range planning; conducts research and analyses of resources for additional funding. Prepares, presents, and submits program assessments to DYS Director and legislative body identifying program outcomes and improvements; develops, interprets, and evaluates program policies and procedures related to service deliverables and program operations. Establishes relationships and communicates with other school districts, juvenile courts, law enforcement, and community organizations to promote successful student community transitions. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, regulations, and guidelines related to educational development, assessment, and implementation of curriculum. Knowledge of supervisory practices and techniques. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and fiscal management. Ability to evaluate program effectiveness and services. Ability to prepare and present oral and written reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a master’s degree in public administration, education, business administration, educational administration; plus six years of progressively more experience in education program or social service program management, or a related area, including four years in a supervisory capacity.

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