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Interim Director, College School

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Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Full Time, Trainers & Educators

Pay Grade: 33E

Context of Job: 

The University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development is currently seeking a collaborative leader and innovative thinker to serve as the Interim Director of the College School.  This is a temporary, full-time position with an anticipated duration of up to one year. This position has the possibility of  becoming a permanent, full-time role contingent upon available funding and other associated factors. 

About the College School

The College School offers students in grades 1 through 8 a rigorous and engaging curriculum, unique to a University setting. While some of our student population presents with mild learning challenges that may impact school success, ALL benefit from a supportive environment that promotes confidence, discovery and self-advocacy. The College School teachers and staff are passionate in their pursuit to transform students into proud and competent learners. 

No other regional school for children with learning differences is backed by the expertise and experience of a major national academic institution like the University of Delaware.  The College School maximizes the power of research and teaching through the College of Education and Human Development to create a winning experience for the students.

Summary of Responsibilities

The Interim Director will oversee the daily operations of the College School.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supervision of all full-time and part-time faculty and staff and oversight of disciplinary interactions among students. 
  • Assure the overall quality of The College School’s programming.
  • Management of all enrollment aspects such as developing admissions strategies, conducting tours for prospective parents and students, facilitating student evaluations and action plans for success, and making determinations for financial aid and award assistance to families.
  • Management of all fiscal aspects such as budget and financial planning, approving expenditures, seeking external funding for scholarships, and facilitating fundraising efforts.
  • Prepare pre-service professionals to serve students and their families through internships and other experiences. 
  • Represent the College School to internal and external parties through meetings and partnerships with UD colleagues, contact with community outreach programs, consultation of DOE officials, event planning, and more. 


  • Advanced degree in Education/Special Education/Ed. Leadership or related field with at least five years’ experience in a directly related field.
  • Broad knowledge of special education, inclusive programming, etc.
  • Five years of experience successfully leading a team.
  • Experience with fiscal and operational management in an organization.
  • Prior admissions experience, utilizing effective strategies to achieve admission goals.
  • Strong communication skills, specifically written, oral and listening skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to successfully connect with various stakeholders of diverse backgrounds such as students, parents, faculty/staff, donors, etc. 
  • Deep passion and knowledge in education and a commitment to purposeful learning that yields powerful results.
  • Competence in Microsoft Office products and Google Apps.
  • Prior experience leading an independent school is preferred.
  • Prior K-8 teaching experience is preferred.

Interested applicants should submit an application, resume, cover letter and statement of education philosophy through the UD careers site:, requisition 496578.   




Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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