The President of John de la Howe shall serve as Chief Executive and Administrative Officer of the agency. The President shall be the Chief School Administrator of the agency and principal advisor to the Board. The President shall directly or indirectly supervise all persons employed by the agency.
Duties of the President include:Partnering with the Board of Trustees in developing a vision and strategic plan to guide the agency. Developing an operational plan which incorporates goals and objectives that support the strategic direction of the agency. Serving as a professional advisor to the Board on all aspects of the agency's activities. Managing the planning, implementation and evaluation of the organization's programs and services. Working closely the principal to promote student academic progress. Assuring the agency complies with all rules, regulations and reporting requirements on a timely basis. Working with the Board to secure adequate funding for the operation of the agency. Working collaboratively with multiple agencies to secure and maximize resources. Establishing good working relationships and developing collaborative arrangements with community groups, funders, politicians, and other organizations to help achieve the goals of the agency.
The School for Agriculture is a public, residential high school for students interested in developing their skills and education in agriculture. Located in McCormick, SC, the John de la Howe School sits on 1,310 acres of forest and farmland. The campus is a working farm that supports the future agricultural mission of the Agency. The farm is composed of a herd of registered Polled Herefords, a cow and calf operation, Yorkshire hogs, goats, horses, pastures, and managed forestry plots, as well as natural areas, wilderness areas with wildlife, pecan groves, crops, and a greenhouse operation.
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Master's Degree in Education or a related field from an accredited college or university. A doctoral degree is preferred. Also, experience and/or a degree in agricultural education or an allied agriculture or forestry and natural resources field is required. Must hold a valid driver's license with no serious violations. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of curriculum development and program evaluation, child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to learning. Leadership and Human Resources Management, communications, quantitative and qualitative decision making, finance, education law, school facilities government and community relations, and management of agency operations. Must be eligible for a South Carolina certification as a superintendent.
Preferred Qualifications:Doctoral Degree
Additional Comments:Please provide in addition to application a resume, documentation of the qualifications listed under requirements, a minimum of three letters of reference from former employers, teachers, professors, or other professional sources, or copies of recent evaluations and observations of teaching performance. Official college transcripts. Occasional overnight business travel required.