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Director of Student Life - FT Virtual  

About the Organization Fusion Education Group with HomeBase offices in Grand Rapids MI manages multiple school programs focused on providing life-changing educational experiences for students in grades 6-12. Each model, Futures Academy, Fusion Academy, and Fusion Global Academy, offers fully accredited courses, 1:1 learning, and an individualized and flexible educational plan to accommodate each student's unique needs.

Our largest network, Fusion Academy, is a revolutionary alternative, accredited private school for grades 6-12 that offers a fully individualized classroom: one student, one teacher. As the nationwide leader in one to one schooling, Fusion Academy has campuses throughout the country.

Every student at our schools is unique - some students are accelerated learners; some need flexible scheduling; and others have special learning needs due to attention challenges, learning differences, or social and emotional difficulties. No matter why students come to Fusion, the model is simple - through compassion and acceptance, Fusion students learn on their terms, on their schedule, and in their learning style.

Our environment is highly personal and socially inclusive. Equal emphasis is placed on students' emotional well-being as it is on academic achievements. In addition to full-time enrollment, students at Fusion Academy may take a class for credit or enroll in our tutoring/mentoring program.

The Fusion culture offers a special place to work, teach, and learn. Fusionites are a special brand of educators--they are creative, passionate, embrace change, and have fun! They communicate honestly and with compassion to both students and colleagues. People join the Fusion family for more than just a paycheck; they seek to work with peers who share these values. And because Fusion is growing rapidly, we offer considerable opportunity for career growth.  
Pay Range 55-60K Annual Salary  
Hours  
Location FGA Remote  
Description

FGA Student Life Department

Position Summary: This position is responsible for ensuring the Global Homework Café® (GHC) meets FGA brand promise, managing the GHC operations and GHC Student Life team, and developing and maintaining a comprehensive, well-rounded student social experience. Requirements for this position include a Bachelor's degree and at least three years of teaching or tutoring and/or school administration experience. The ideal candidate must relate well with others, have exceptional classroom management skills, lead by example, have positive energy, encompass the ability to remain calm in a high-paced virtual environment, and be tech savvy self-starter. They must respect the personhood of the student while maintaining authority, boundaries, and discipline. The Director of Student Life® must create a healthy balance between productivity toward homework completion and academic accountability, socialization, and fun. Knowledge of multiple subjects at the high school level and experience with Special Education and Youth Mental Health background is a plus.

Direct Supervisor: Audrey Wall, Head of School

Positional Mentor and Collaborative Partner: Justin Talkington, Director of Global Community 

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure students are completing assignments through managing an effective sign out process.
  • Communicating with all stakeholders to share successes and develop strategies to ensure academic success.
  • Support teacher's and the FGA academic team to individualize their student's assignments, using accommodations and modifications.
  • Provide input for students quarterly goal setting and performance concerns.
  • Facilitate the administration of formal assessment tools and surveys.
  • Supervise weekly Finish Line Friday.
  • Manage student extracurricular activities, student yearly events and school traditions, community service events, monthly student meetings, FGA student council, FGA Clubhouse, and the FGA Global Neighborhood (student and family facing website).
  • Manage FGA Student Life® team and ensure the GHC is staffed appropriately, providing adequate student support.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
Position Requirements
  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in area of content focus.
  • Experience with Special Education and Youth Mental Health background a plus.
  • Must be able to multi-task, be detail-oriented, a great communicator and self-starter.
  • Our ideal candidate has exceptional classroom and small group management skills, creative programming experience, and is an outgoing, well-organized individual who is eager to work in a highly dynamic, energetic virtual setting.
  • Experience with Canvas, Salesforce, and other education technology platforms.

Preferred Skills and Attributes

  • Ability to manage group dynamics and mediate conflict.
  • Broad content knowledge in area of focus.
  • Understand learning differences and emotional difficulties.
  • Ability to mentor as a positive role model.
  • Understand and support each student's behavioral and academic plan as designed by the Director of Global Community and FGA academic leadership.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Self-directed, proactive, intelligent, knowledge of curriculum and assessment, multi-tasker, problem solving skills, professional written and verbal communication skills, ability to connect with students with patience and compassion.
  • Ability to manage stress, and self-regulate during chaos and crisis, consistently positive attitude, strong teamwork, passionate, genuine, organized, internally motivated, service orientation, ability to reserve judgment and respond with curiosity and compassion.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

 
Number of Openings 1  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  

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