Educational Director - Garvin Intensive

Jean Garvin School is expanding their current structure to include supports for a more intensive educational program and wants YOU to be a part of it! This is a great opportunity to help grow a unique, new program for youth in our community.

Garvin Intensive Program is seeking motivated staff that are passionate about embracing each student's individuality and strengths, while supporting their academic success in a friendly, therapeutic, and supportive environment.

Develop positive relationships with the students and staff by sharing the same mission to develop a flexible curriculum to meet the unique needs of our students. In Garvin Intensive, we maintain a higher staff-to-student ratio to ensure that support is as individualized as possible! If you enjoy working with adolescents and value alternative education, apply today! 

Oversee academic assessment, curriculum instruction and progress monitoring of all students in the Jean Garvin School Intensive Program. Lead and support daily operations at the Jean Garvin School Intensive Program, ensuring teachers are proficient in the delivery of the 21st century learning practices including use of technology in the classroom.  In collaboration with the Clinical Supervisor, oversee and support staff to carry out a balance of therapeutic and academic opportunities for students in a trauma transforming environment.

The Jean Garvin School is a therapeutic alternative school providing academics and clinical treatment services for students in grades 7-12.  The School is expanding its programming to include Intensive Program with higher levels of support for students. The school is a dynamic environment where relationships and trauma-transforming care work to reclaim youth and set them up for success. 


  • Develop and lead program and educational staff development initiatives
  • Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate education staff in the areas of Individual Education Plan (IEP) development, educational evaluations, curriculum development/instruction, speech/language needs, behavior management/intervention and collaborative teaming
  • Assist in development, coordination and delivery of employee in-service training
  • Serve as the Acting Director in the absence of the Director
  • Participate in administrative oversight of operations, ensuring education instruction meets VT State requirements
  • Participate on Leadership teams, representing the agency and school in community forums
  • Collaborate with LEA liaisons and other service providers
  • Coordinate legally-mandated special education procedures for the school along with comprehensive evaluations, progress monitoring assessment reports and Educational Outcome Reports

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  • Masters degree
  • EducLevel_II License
  • Vermont Special Educators License or equivalent
  • Supervisory Experience
  • Experience providing consultation and training with students with emotional/behavioral challenges
  • Valid driver's license and use of a personal vehicle


  • This is a full time
  • This is an exempt position

Perks & Benefits:

  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families.
  • Delta Dental
  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more.
  • Agency paid 401K retirement and additional incentive match program
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Childcare stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program HC4ME including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency's culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit "About Us" to review Howard Center's EOE policy.