About the job
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Total Enrollment: 3,000
Location: Arlington, Texas
The Role: District Administrative Officer
Meet Newman International Academy:
Newman International Academy was established in 2010, offering PreK-12 education to students of diverse cultures. NIA emphasizes a balanced, well-rounded education focusing on excellence, innovative learning, and discipline, striving to instill a passion for learning, and challenging students to become better and more equipped for their future.
Newman International Academy - "Helping good kids become great!"
NIA is geared toward providing students with a balanced and well-rounded education. The classes focus on excellence, innovative learning, and discipline; the dedicated and highly qualified faculty and staff and the many co-curricular activities will all make NIA students capture a passion for learning, challenge them to become better, and equip them to face their future as warriors of knowledge, hope, and love.
NIA staff believe that every child is gifted, and in partnership with dedicated parents and the community, the Academy will help every child reach his or her highest potential. The students of NIA will successfully face the challenges and needs of this nation and the world with the care shown to them, the rigorous educational opportunities provided to them, and the character carefully instilled in them.
NIA is the educational home for about 3,000 PreK-12th grade students on seven campuses - Newman International Academy of Arlington (NIAA), Newman International Academy of Arlington (NIA Gibbins), Newman International Academy at Cedar Hill (NICH), Newman International of Fort Worth (NIAFW), Newman International at Mansfield East (NIAME), Newman International of Mansfield (NIAM), and Newman International of Pioneer (NIAP).
Newman International Academy is dedicated to raising a generation/generations of well-rounded individuals who will realize their worth and purpose, find their interest and gifting, develop their skills, reach their highest potential, and meet the demands of this nation and world by receiving personalized educational experiences in a disciplined, nurturing and character-building environment facilitated through a partnership between faculty, students, parents, and community.
The mission of Newman International Academy is to train and educate future generations of young men and women with wisdom, stature, and favor; to give students opportunities to become whole individuals ready to serve the world by helping them reach their highest potential and to provide in partnership with parents and community a well-rounded education within the context of American heritage.
Building the whole person for the whole world by raising warriors of wisdom, stature, and favor.
About the District Administrative Officer:
Newman International Academy is seeking its next District Administrative Officer. The DAO leads, oversees, and directs the District Administrative departments, including but not limited to Human Resources (HR), Grants, Reports, Compliance, and Legal.
The Effective District Administrative Officer:
Directs and oversees district administrative staff.
Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
Collaborates with all district and campus leadership to identify and deliver the required administrative support operations for the school.
Drafts and distributes statistical reports, analyses, and exhibits to district leaders and key stakeholders and when required, to regulatory and government agencies.
Develops, evaluates, and maintains the HR information management system.
Maintains the school’s administrative policies and procedures manuals and employee records.
Ensures the school’s compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines as they pertain to human resources, employee licensing and certification requirements, mandatory employee training, state and federal grants compliance, local, state, and federal reports, reviews and audits, and public inquiries or investigations.
Serves as a member of the organization’s administrative decision-making and planning body.
Collaborates with district and campus leadership to draft and implement administrative policies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
What You Bring:
Skills & Abilities
Thorough understanding of, or ability to quickly learn, office equipment and technology, recordkeeping systems, information management systems, and related protocols and processes.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Professional and tactful interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with a variety of personalities; able to remain focused and courteous in a demanding environment.
Strong leadership and supervisory skills.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Extremely proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
Ability to interpret and organize data and operate state reporting mechanisms to upload files.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related required; emphasis in HR preferred.
Master’s degree in Business Administration or related preferred.
Five years working in HR or related, including at least three years in a supervisory role, are required.
Administrative experience in a public school environment is preferred.
Finance, fiscal compliance, and/or legal experience preferred.
What it's Like to Live in Arlington, Texas:
Nicknamed “The American Dream City,” Arlington lives up to its reputation by offering a great education system with affordable housing, a strong job market, and more recreational opportunities than you will know what to do with. From the massive and diverse University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) to the more affordable but still high-quality Tarrant County College, there are educational opportunities for everyone. It is number 4 in the “best cities to raise a family,” making it the dream home for so many. Money Magazine also refers to Arlington as the “Best Big City” in the South because, here, you don’t have to sacrifice the urban lifestyle for simple southern living. It is a city that is good for all ages and stages of life!
With Dallas and Fort Worth only 15-20 miles away on each side, Arlington has quick access to other metropolitan areas. Being only a few miles away, DFW Airport gives international access, which only adds to the extensive diversity you will find in Arlington. Not only is it a diverse city, but it is also a young city with over half of the population being under the age of 45.
The entertainment opportunities in Arlington are not sacrificed for its low cost of living. In fact, the city has been named the “entertainment capital of Texas.” It is home to Six Flags Over Texas, a great place to get outside for a little family fun, or you can check out AT&T Stadium to watch the Dallas Cowboys or attend one of its many concerts. If you want to slow down and enjoy a more leisurely activity, you can check out the Arlington Museum of Art or go fishing in Lake Arlington.
Being one of the best places to live in Texas, Arlington will not disappoint. This great city is home to many different types of people and has something to offer everyone!
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