Lake Forest Academy (LFA) and the Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI) seek an experienced candidate who can help advance the missions of Lake Forest Academy, the Stuart Center for Global Leadership (SCGL) and the Global Youth Leadership Institute.
Lake Forest Academy’s Stuart Center for Global Leadership (SCGL) hosts the offices of Global Youth Leadership Institute (GYLI) and serves as the central hub for a Global Center providing direction, support, and facilitation for immersive, experiential learning and community building. The Executive Director cultivates opportunities for the school, faculty, and students to connect, reflect, engage, transform and apply lessons of Global Leadership Principles to the betterment of the individual and school community that builds global citizens and global perspectives.
The Executive Director will serve as a role model of SCGL’s & GYLI’s mission and values. They will actively seek collaborations with SCGL-GYLI staff, teachers, and students to create experiences and learning opportunities that build global perspectives and foster global citizenship. This person will report to the Head of School.
Specific Duties and Tasks for both the Stuart Center for Global Leadership and Global Youth Leadership Institute:
Set vision, yearly theme and strategic plan.
Manage all financial accounts in coordination with the LFA Business Office.
Coordinate day-to-day decision making in collaboration with LFA and GYLI staff.
Specific Duties and Tasks for the Stuart Center for Global Leadership (SCGL):
Hire, train, and evaluate SCGL staff, program coordinator teams, and interns.
Oversee all travel programs (co-curricular and curricular) to include aligning with school mission, researching logistics and vendors, meeting with program providers, teachers, participants and their families, and pre-departure requirements to include visas and vaccines. Keep accurate records for the Business Office.
Help facilitate financial aid for travel programs
Coordinate mission-aligned service learning opportunities and programming for LFA students
Oversee and facilitate any school retreats: freshman, senior, and faculty.
Engage faculty on SCGL programs and opportunities for collaboration such as global programs, visiting speakers, training and conferences. Assist teachers with creating opportunities in connection with their own classroom work, which may include virtual collaboration.
Support and train faculty in their role as student advisors.
Serve on LFA’s Deans Council and Academic Council.
Chair global education administrative meetings.
Specific Duties and Tasks for the Global Youth Leadership Institute:
Set vision and strategic plan with advice and direction of the GYLI Advisory Board. Summarize progress toward annual and strategic goals in an annual report for discussion at an Advisory Board meeting.
Take leadership responsibility for the health, safety, and curriculum content of all GYLI programs.
Keep up with programs and global education literature to develop new curriculum and program elements. Establish a visible presence in global education circles through conference attendance and presentation.
Prepare and report on annual GYLI budgets at GYLI Advisory Board meetings
Maintain a 3-year budget plan.
Approve contracts for speakers, vendors, facilities and all service providers.
Negotiate terms, costs, and compensation for GYLI custom programs, consulting, and presentations.
Review insurance policies and prepare documentation for an annual insurance audit.
With advice of the GYLI Advisory Board, review, and edit as needed, GYLI policies including medical, safety, travel guidelines, and Advisory Board governing documents.
Report three times per year to the GYLI Advisory Board of Directors.
Recruit new GYLI Advisory Board members and complete their orientation.
Oversee the evaluation of all programs. Report strengths and proposed areas of improvement at GYLI Advisory Board meetings.
Assign and direct tasks of GYLI staff and interns.
Manage GYLI relationship and recruit enrollment at a network of schools with phone calls, in- person meetings, and school visits.
Edit and develop marketing materials: brochures, flyers, on-site signs and materials at conferences, and website content.
Share post-institute reports and evaluation data to the GYLI Advisory Board and LFA Head of School.
Write GYLI Advisory Board meeting minutes and updates with staff assistance.
Develop and implement an annual plan for GYLI fundraising with individual, corporate, and foundation supporters.
Write, edit, and submit grants and funding proposals.
Serve as Program Coordinator for GYLI summer programs and workshops as necessary.
A successful candidate will have these characteristics/skills:
Commitment to GYLI’s (multi-cultural identity, religious pluralism, collaborative leadership, environmental sustainability) and LFA’s (Character, Scholarship, Citizenship, Responsibility) missions
Passion for the development of young people and the professional growth of their teachers through immersive, experiential, place-based education
Effective communication skills, both oral and written
Effective in working both collaboratively and independently
Strong facilitation skills for guiding student and faculty conversations and learning experiences
Strong business acumen
Attention to detail
Ability/experience with payroll and business accounting software such as QuickBooks
Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Willingness to get involved in a boarding school community
Lake Forest Academy offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes full medical and dental coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, and other benefits. Final salary will be commensurate with the experience and expertise of the final appointed candidate.
Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Employment at Lake Forest Academy is "at-will," which means either you or Lake Forest Academy may terminate the employment relationship at any time and for any reason without prior notice.
In accordance with Lake Forest Academy’s policies and state and federal law, receipt of this position is contingent upon the individual’s successful completion of all requirements to establish the legal right to work in the United States, as well as a background check. In the event Lake Forest Academy has not received a complete background check prior to the first day of employment, employment will be on a temporary basis until such results are successfully completed.
Lake Forest Academy is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. This means Lake Forest Academy will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.
Lake Forest Academy reasonably accommodates employees and/or applicants with disabilities, provided the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job. If you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation, you must inform Lake Forest Academy’s Director of Human Resources & Risk Management.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Lake Forest Academy
Founded in 1857, Lake Forest Academy is a coed, boarding school serving 430 academically bright and motivated students in grades 9 to 12 from across the globe. The Academy offers a rigorous curriculum focused on academic excellence and characterized by small classes and close faculty/student interaction. The school's mission of educational excellence is founded on the four pillars of character, scholarship, citizenship, and responsibility. The LFA community places students at the center of their own learning and provides the support needed to develop confidence and strong values. Please visit our website http://www.lfanet.org/ for more information about us.Non-discrimination Policy:Lake Forest Academy is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. This means Lake Forest Academy will not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, religion, color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), marital status, domestic partner status, pregnancy and breastfeeding..., age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.Lake Forest Academy reasonably accommodates employees and/or applicants with disabilities, provided the individual is otherwise qualified to perform the essential functions of the job. If you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation, you must inform Lake Forest Academy’s Director of Business Services & Human Resources.