The Executive Director (ED) is the paramount educator and key management leader of Summit Speech School. He/she will embody, manifest and advocate Summit Speech School’s mission, and articulate the vision for the school and its future. The ED is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the school. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the ED is responsible for assisting the board in setting and subsequently implementing policies and objectives for the school, managing day-to-day activities, and maintaining positive relations with all school constituencies and their individual members.
Qualifications •Advanced Degree and appropriate certification preferred. •Experience as an Executive Director/Head of School or have held senior management/leadership position for three or more years. •Current or past experience as a listening and spoken language educator, speech pathologist or audiologist. •Ability to convey a vision of Summit Speech School’s strategic future. •Demonstrate transparent and high integrity leadership. •Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector. •Collaborative skills to motivate board members and other leadership volunteers. •Strong relationship-building and public speaking skills. •Ability to interface and engage diverse constituent groups. •Demonstrated ability to oversee and collaborate with staff.
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About Summit Speech School
Summit Speech School’s mission is to enable children who are deaf or hard of hearing to take their place in a hearing world by providing superior educational and therapeutic support services through a listening and spoken language program. Summit Speech School serves more than 200 children from birth through high school annually in communities throughout northern and central New Jersey.
Founded in 1967, Summit Speech School (SSS) is one of only 37 private listening and spoken language schools in the country and the first in New Jersey teaching children who are deaf and hard of hearing to listen and talk without the use of sign language. Approximately 3,000 children from more than 230 communities throughout New Jersey have attended the school.