Professional Opportunity: Director, Global Online Academy
Location: Seattle, WA
(Catlin Gabel is a founding member of the Global Online Academy.)
The Global Online Academy is a 21st-century educational initiative of leading independent schools around the United States and worldwide. The founding members of the Global Online Academy are well known nationally and globally for the strengths of their curricula and programs and for the excellence of the teaching and advising they provide their students. Collaborating in this online educational enterprise allows member schools to offer courses that would not otherwise be available to their students; to share their best teachers’ expertise; and further to diversify the communities and experiences at each member school as students from, ideally, all over the nation and the world interact vigorously with one another. The academy will foster a vital network of schools with a common purpose, enabling a sharing of ideas and initiatives that will benefit each and all.
The mission of the Global Online Academy is to replicate in online classrooms the intellectually rigorous programs and excellent teaching that are hallmarks of its member schools; to foster new and effective ways, through best practices in online education, for students to learn; and to promote students’ global awareness and understanding by creating truly diverse, worldwide online schoolroom communities.
This will be a full-time, year-round appointment beginning immediately.
The Director of the Global Online Academy will report to the Board of Trustees of the academy. The director will be responsible for carrying out the academy’s mission; for working with the board to envision, plan, and implement the initial stages of the online academy and its future growth; to direct the goals and activities of the academy; and to produce regular reports and feedback on the academy’s operations.
The Director will manage the day-to-day operations of the academy. S/he will be responsible for managing student enrollment and ensuring adequate student support, as well as for supervising curriculum development and instructional design, faculty evaluation and professional development, and technology investigation, implementation, and support. S/he will also oversee business operations of the academy, including marketing and communications, budgeting, and strategic planning. Frequent travel will be required.
• A master’s or higher degree in a relevant field.
• Online- and/or hybrid-classroom teaching experience at the high school or college level.
• A sound understanding of online education in a secondary school setting.
• Successful experience in hiring, managing, and developing faculty.
• Successful experience in managing a complex budget with revenue and expenses, directing performance reviews of employees, and executing a business and/or strategic plan.
• Superb organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Knowledge of leading academic technologies and a demonstrated commitment to and passion for staying current with emerging technologies.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary based on education and experience along with a generous and comprehensive benefits package.
This position will reside on the Lakeside campus and the selected candidate will be expected to reside in the Seattle area. While Lakeside School representatives are leading the recruitment process, the Global Online Academy will be incorporated in Washington State and will be seeking 501c3 status.