Program Director - Boston
Job Type
Full-time, Full-time

The Program Director is responsible for a broad range of activities including staffing, curriculum design & development, budgeting, instructional implementation, and compliance responsibilities.

This is a regular full-time salaried position and reports to the Chief Program Officer.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:


• Ensure that listening and spoken language strategies/techniques are implemented on campus

• Oversee school administration to ensure the development of school policies and procedures are consistent with Clarke’s overall vision, mission, and strategic plan

• Ensure that curriculum, programs, and services are compliant with all laws and regulations

• Value and encourage creativity and initiative in assessing, identifying, formulation and implementing Clarke’s curriculum and assessment of goals and objectives.

• Lead and participate in the measurement, assessment and improvement of academic standards, curriculum, services, and programs to produce quality student education with optimal outcomes.

• Determine standards for classroom behavior and provide discipline measures for students according to the standards set by school policy. Assist in development and implementation of behavior management programs as deemed appropriate.

• Ensure policies, practices and monitoring protocols are in place to ensure all documentation is prepared and maintained in accordance with guidelines and all regulatory requirements.

• Plan, develop and implement the communication process and systems for monitoring students’ academic success and proactively identify areas of concern.

• Communicate goals, vision, and needs to all constituents including teachers, parents, community, and school board.

• Assist and contribute to strategic planning, day-to-day operations, and attainment of the strategic initiatives of the organization.

• Attend various meetings related to departmental staff, IEP’s, district relationship contracts, etc.; make presentations to the community, students’ parents, district administrators, and others.

• Keep abreast of local, state, and federal regulations and policies for education.

• Adhere to and effectuate the health, safety and emergency procedures and protocols as developed and provided by Clarke’s Health and Safety Manager.

• Responsible to address building safety concerns with the Health and Safety Manager and the Chief Program Officer.


• Responsible to hire and develop staff which including teachers, administrative, and others at respective campus.

• Provide supervision and staff performance evaluations in a timely manner consistent with the organizations and state Department of Education’s established practices, policies, and requirements.

• Support online learning platform, live and on-demand web seminars, certificate programs, journal, and ethics-based opportunities, etc. for educational staff

• Provide in-service training to school staff and community

• Identify Professional Development Opportunities


• Manage and develop an annual departmental budget.

• Accountable for expense management and team financial efficiency targets are met while maintaining superior quality and service outcomes.

• Responsible for establishing and maintaining budget targets and team's impact to achievement of financial goals. Communicate the availability of resources and constraints to staff.

Other Responsibilities:

• Oversee the identification and recruitment of candidate children and families for Clarke

• Supervise the provision of direct services as needed to infants/toddlers and their families in the Parent/Infant program

• Create an environment which fosters independence, confidence, creativity, and respect, and is conducive to enjoyment in learning

• Facilitate children’s interaction with a curriculum which is child-centered, based on basic

principles of child development, and state early learning standards which provides children with critical thinking skills and a foundation for success in the elementary years

• Provide a comfortable, supportive environment for parents so they are respected, encouraged to observe their children, and supported in their efforts to parent their children with hearing loss

• Oversee the provision of diagnostic information about auditory, expressive, and receptive (spoken language) and cognitive skills of the children through the use of formal tests, diagnostic teaching, and observation

• Ensure the program’s participation in data collection and research activities as appropriate

• Attend IEP, and other regularly scheduled student progress meetings for the children at Clarke.

• Develop a staff culture that supports the execution of the overall strategic plan of Clarke

• Represent Clarke at conferences, meetings, and other events



• Master’s degree in Deaf Education with an emphasis on listening and spoken language.

• BS in related education field.

• Department of Education License as a Teacher of the Deaf.

• ASHA certification and/or license may be required (depending on educational qualifications)

• At least 5 years of experience as an educator in Deaf Education in an educational environment.

• Position may require a principal’s certification and/or license.

• Knowledge of curriculum and instructional design and delivery systems

• Expertise and competencies required of a supervisor including knowledge of the law, budgets, ethics, and performance appraisals

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Strong and demonstrated decision-making skills

• Strong and demonstrated presentation skills

• Demonstrated skills in organizing ideas and presenting them with clarity and conciseness

• Demonstrated creative and imaginative approaches to problem solving

• Demonstrated ability to make sound decisions

• Ability to facilitate stakeholder’s involvement in shared decision making to build collective efficacy

• Experience and knowledge of educator effectiveness

• Ability to build relationships with different stakeholders