OPEN POSITION: Heritage High School Future Center Director
Lynchburg Beacon of Hope (a nonprofit partner of the Lynchburg City Schools) is seeking a creative, driven individual to direct the Heritage High School Future Center. Lynchburg Beacon of Hope is an exciting non-profit focused on student empowerment, college and career access, and scholarship programs. Through a unique public/private partnership with Lynchburg City Schools (LCS), Beacon of Hope works with families and students to achieve postsecondary goals by providing the tools, knowledge and financial resources essential for success.
Beacon of Hope’s Future Center Director at Heritage High School requires a Bachelor’s Degree in education, counseling, or related field and experience in advising, counseling, career planning, mentoring, teaching, financial aid, college admissions, or workforce development. A preferred candidate will possess a Master’s Degree and/or have extensive and relevant experience working with students in pursuit of post-secondary education or career access. An ideal candidate will demonstrate creative, outside-the-box thinking, a problem-solving mentality, strong organizational skills, and the ability to build relationships with a multitude of stakeholders, including students, families, teachers, administrators, community partners, college and career professionals, and business/employers. He/she will also demonstrate a familiarity working with multiple stakeholders in a fast-paced high school environment.
Candidate must have:
- result-focused, adaptable and creative work style, with a focus on organization, communication, evaluation, and relationship building ;
- a successful track record of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with diverse groups including students, parents, admissions and financial aid staff, transfer coordinators, high school and college faculty and staff and community partners;
- a successful employment history of managing and prioritizing multiple responsibilities;
- outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including research, analysis, well-organized written and verbal reports designed for a wide variety of audiences.
This position is an 11-month position, full-time. The Director of the HHS Future Center Position may require working non-standard hours, on site and in outreach locations, including some evenings and weekends.
Any combination of education and experience that qualifies a candidate may be considered in lieu of the specific criteria listed above. Salary dependent on education and experience. Salary range $43,000-49,000. Lynchburg Beacon of Hope provides robust health insurance benefits.
The position is open until filled.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit resume and any additional and pertinent materials immediately to Laura Hamilton, Executive Director of Beacon of Hope at email@example.com or at 434.515.5082.