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Educational Regional Executive Director

at Southwest Key Programs

Posted: 6/20/2020
Job Reference #: 14416

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Posted Date1 month ago(5/29/2020 10:42 AM)
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Job Summary:

The Regional Executive Director of Alternative Education Programs is responsible for providing guidance, leadership and supervision of education programs and personnel in assigned region. The Regional Executive Director must maintain a flexible work schedule that may include working hours other than regular work schedule and evenings, weekends and holidays.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist Program Director in developing creative ways to motivate and recognize personnel.
  • Monitor programs on site at various program locations to ensure they are run in a high-quality, efficient manner delivering quality services to youth and families.
  • Assist the Program Directors to provide cutting edge programming which exceeds contractual requirements.
  • Develop and maintain, in concert with Program Director, a monthly monitoring procedure to ensure high-quality services that meet contract, licensing and organization policy requirements.
  • Develop positive relationships with funding sources and work with them to ensure TJJD compliance and quality programming.
  • Ensure all documentation and reports are provided to the funding source and national headquarters as required.
  • Provide oversight of budget development and overall financial health of the assigned programs; train and assist Program Directors to develop and maintain the program budget.
  • Enhance program services and maintain fiscally responsible programs by seeking supplemental funding for the program in concert with Program Directors.
  • Ensure the implementation of quality assurance process, including data reporting and analysis, quarterly quality assurance meetings and reporting, and on-going program monitoring.
  • Develop and implement procedures and controls to promote communication and adequate information flow within programs managed.
  • Disseminate legislative actions pertaining to education and juvenile justice to all Program Directors and to the Vice President of Juvenile Justice Services.
  • Participate in TJJD trainings and ensure updated standards are communicated to all Program Directors and to the Vice President of Youth Justice Services.
  • Ensure that the programs and all employees in their region are knowledgeable and closely follow their program contract requirements.
  • Serve as a liaison between corporate programs and Program Directors.
  • Travel to manage programs as well as lead start-up of new programs.

Other Functions:

  • Participate in and coordinate regional hiring for all staff when necessary.
  • Participate in contract negotiations as needed.
  • Conduct onsite monitoring of: staff and student files, all procedural handbooks, and the physical facility prior to TJJD audits.
  • Establish the need for further programming in areas where SWKey does not currently operate.
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A combination of one of the following:
    • Master's degree in education or related field, at least three (3) years experience managing programs serving at risk youth and families with supervisory responsibilities.
    • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field with at least five (5) years’ experience managing programs serving at risk youth and families with supervisory responsibilities.
  • Supervisory experience in monitoring and quality assurance of behavior/case management, budget management, personnel management, conflict resolution, cultural diversity awareness, overall office management, group or family counseling, youth services, residential, educational or institutional settings and advocacy.
  • Valid Texas State Driver’s License, maintain current insurance and registration and clear driving record.
  • Clear result from a criminal background check.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Excellent computer and data analysis skills.
  • Ability to travel as often as needed to maintain quality programs.


  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).
  • Experience in direct services with at risk student populations.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to drive and travel as needed. Daily use of various office equipment. Bending, stooping, climbing up stairs and lifting up to 15 lbs. required to complete tasks.

Work Environment:

This position oversees programs in various cities and requires travel to program locations. Work schedule is subject to change. Noise levels vary from mild to moderate. This position may require extended periods of time in an automobile. Exposed to prevalent weather conditions.

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