Summer Exploration Director – Denver, CO

//Summer Exploration Director – Denver, CO
Summer Exploration Director – Denver, CO2016-12-15T16:03:22-05:00

Company Summary

College Living Experience supports young adults with varying exceptionalities to prepare for life as independent adults. The CLE Program includes educational support services, training in independent living skills and social skills, and support services for transitioning into the workforce.

Young adults with autism, learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and other special needs can successfully transition to independent adulthood with tailored support provided by CLE.

Job Summary

The Summer Exploration Director in Denver is responsible for administering, directing, and coordinating all activities of the school and staff for CLE Denver Summer Exploration pre-college program. This unique three-week Summer Exploration program brings students from around the country to Denver to introduce living in a dorm, taking higher education courses, exploring the community and building new relationships.

In collaboration with team members, this position is tasked to implement student programming, meet operational and financial goals, and develop staff and student schedules. Additionally, this position is responsible for developing community and school relations, enrolling prospective participants engage in supervisory activities.

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Essential Responsibilities

  • Review student applications, schedule and participate in applicant interviews and communicate with the team on making recommendations for admission.
  • Communicate with interested applicants and their families regarding programming to assist them in moving forward with application and enrollment process as well as assisting in providing all necessary materials to plan for arrival
  • Collaborate with CLE Director and other team members in development and updating student programming.
  • Interface with site personnel and executive management team to plan and solve student, parent, staff and resource issues.
  • Provide direct instruction and coaching to students in life skills, safety, interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution, self-monitoring, and time management.
  • Facilitate day to day programming and smooth transitions for activities, at dorms, on campus, at the CLE center or around the general community.
  • Collaborate with other team members to communicate student needs, problem solve on concerns and share all pertinent student information.
  • Provide timely and accurate documentation through written student progress notes and other reports as required.
  • Assist with managing a budget, maintaining payroll statistics, limiting authorization of overtime, and managing expenditures. Compile, prepare, and distributes financial and payroll reports as required and assures proper maintenance of petty cash fund.
  • Oversee, either directly or through subordinates, the daily operations and activities of the program, including staff and school schedules and activities, programming, financial and/or budgetary operations, and student outcomes.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems. Professional staff include: teachers, mentors, student advisors, behavior analysts, residential advisors, and administrative personnel.

Position Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. An individual must be able to perform their duties in a positive work mode and serve as a positive role model and influence for clients and peers. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science, Education, Human Services, Social Work or other related field

  • Minimum of three years of relevant experience working with special needs students

  • Skilled in coaching and modeling a variety instructional strategies and programmatic interventions to address life skills, safety, interpersonal relationships, conflict resolution, and time management

  • Experience in leading and supervising teams

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with diverse population

  • Ability to anticipate and assess student needs and respond accordingly

  • Excellent organizational, communication, written and oral skills

  • Skilled in student admissions including record review and interviewing

  • Experience in managing daily operations of program

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint