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Part-Time Director of Education

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Do you have a healthy blend of teaching experience and customer-service talents? Sylvan Learning needs you! 

As a Director, you will have responsibility over P&L controls, the hiring of staff and the curriculum delivery, as well as optimization of the sales process and of marketing activities to schools and your surrounding community.
Your specific duties will include: • Ensuring that the expectations of customers and students are exceeded • Selecting, training, and managing Center employees (including instructors and other Center staff) • Ensuring the professional appearance of your Center • Providing staff oversight on all educational policies and procedures • Keeping Mom and Dad informed on program progress • Motivating and developing staff through ongoing training • Administering Sylvan Assessments and interpreting results • Writing and recommending goal-based programs for Sylvan Students as well as monitoring programs for performance • Establishing relationships and communications with students' teachers for insights on school progress • Creating a positive learning environment by modeling motivational behavior in the center for staff, students and parents, during all phases of the instructional program • Directing the sales process of new and potential enrollments, including successfully handling initial inquiries from parents as well as consultations and conferences with parents • Engaging in marketing activities to increase awareness of Sylvan Learning in your region • Monitoring and tracking Center performance, revenues, expenses, and fee collection Job Requirements As a Director, you must be able to effectively demonstrate Sylvan Learning values to families in order to drive enrollment. You must also be an enthusiastic and likeable leader with the ability to create a positive environment in your Center. It is also important that you are highly detail-oriented and organized with strong problem-solving and planning skills. Specific qualifications for the Director position include: • Minimum 5 years of related experience (education, sales, marketing), with a strong focus on customer service • Excellent verbal communication and persuasion skills and strong relationship-building abilities • Detail oriented. • Ability to work evening hours and Saturdays Flexible schedule. Typical schedule is 24-32 hours per week, MTWT 2:00 AM - 8:00 PM and Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be a complete list of all job responsibilities or skills, knowledge and abilities required.

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