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Administrative Director

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Peregrine Project
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Davis, CA
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Published 28 days ago

Background on Peregrine School: Peregrine School is a non-profit independent school whose mission is to educate children to be creative, critical thinkers. We apply the latest research in child development to create child-centered, project-based programs that emphasize the natural sciences, the arts, outdoor education, and environmental and social responsibility. Peregrine School serves children ages 18 months to 6th grade. Visit www.peregrineschool.org for more information.


Summary of Position: We are seeking a person who is enthusiastic about supporting the education of children and who thrives in a dynamic work environment. The Administrative Director manages all business and operational aspects of the school. This position supervises all staff in the administration, food service and facilities departments, approximately 10-12 employees. The position is based at Peregrine School South located on Lillard Drive with frequent travel to the West site campus.

Responsibilities

Human Resources 

  • Oversee management of employee life-cycle with the school, from recruitment to termination of employment
  • Review, develop and administer personnel policies e.g., employee handbook, employment agreements, and implementation of state and federal labor laws
  • Coordinate with other Directors on personnel issues, e.g., disability accommodation, protected leaves of absence and separation of employment
  • Oversee payroll process, from timesheets to paycheck disbursement
  • Oversee employee medical benefits   

Finances

  • Work closely with the Head of School and Finance Director to prepare and manage the operating budgets  

Operations

  • Supervise administrative staff, including Admissions Administrator, Extra Curricular and Development Coordinator, HR Coordinator, Financial Administrator, Facilities Coordinator, kitchen staff, and support staff
  • Step in to support various departments as needed in case of staffing shortage e.g., a classroom or COVID-19 screening station
  • Support academic directors to ensure compliance with child care licensing and private school requirements
  • Work with IT vendor to ensure school has suitable technology for cybersecurity and data management

Leadership

  • Provide leadership and oversight of Peregrine School’s operations
  • Work with other Directors and Board to set strategic goals for the school
  • Work with other Directors on policy setting, operational discussions and decisions, and risk management
  • Coordinate with other Directors on school-wide communications
  • Attend Board and Finance meetings as needed

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to work on-site at both south and west campuses
  • Sit/work at a computer for prolonged periods

Qualifications

  • College degree required
  • Three years or more management/supervisory experience
  • Experience in a related school or non-profit position
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills: clear, articulate, and professional
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Works well in a busy, dynamic environment 
  • Ability to use information and computer technology, and standard computer programs such as the Windows operating system, Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Basic understanding of the workings of information technology and the importance of network and systems security and reliability
  • Basic understanding of the human resources function, employment law and compliance

Background on Peregrine School: Peregrine School is a non-profit independent school whose mission is to educate children to be creative, critical thinkers. We apply the latest research in child development to create child-centered…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 3, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

At least $60,000

Benefits

Full-time employees (30 hours/week or more) are eligible for health benefits. Paid holidays and PTO accrual.

Full-time employees (30 hours/week or more) are eligible for health benefits. Paid holidays and PTO accrual.

Location

On-site
2650 Lillard Dr, Davis, CA 95618, USA

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