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Job Category:
Personal Service
Director of Cosmetology
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confidential | New Orleans, LA
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Job Description

GENERAL SUMMARY OF DUTIES: To assist the Director of Education in managing the associated program for the college. Responsibilities include providing oversight on student issues, managing program schedules and lesson plans, coordinating Program Advisory Committees, monitoring retention, enforcing policies and procedures and abiding by and sharing responsibilities for accreditation standards in order to maintain quality education which meets commission, state and federal requirements and company guidelines




·         Teach any assigned courses and act as a substitute instructor as needed

·         Ensure that assigned classes are held as scheduled

·         Models effective teaching techniques for other faculty

·         Oversee the design, development, revision and assessment of curricula, including course objectives, instructional methods, learning outcomes, projects and assessments

·         Recommend program equipment, supplies, library materials, textbooks and other items for purchase and use; monitor the safety and quality of instructional materials

·         Manage special projects assigned by the Director of Education (including, but not limited to new student orientation programs and open houses, assistance with accreditation preparation, campus events and supervision of staff)

·         Actively engage in retention activities including documented communication with both students and administration regarding attendance and progress

·         Assist students with course registration and academic advice and mentor instructors on effective academic counseling techniques

·         Assist with the coordination of externship sites; monitor student placement and performance at externship sites

·         Identify and refer at-risk students to specific academic support services

·         Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus

·         Where applicable, ensure safety and sanitation of all labs, equipment and supplies

·         Train, mentor and evaluate instructors; maintain the continuity and relevance of the program curriculum by meeting regularly with the instructors

·         Provide annual documentation of continuing professional growth in educational theory or techniques and in field; instruction in educational theory or techniques may include such things as college courses, seminars or in-service on topics such as learning theory, curriculum design, test construction, teaching methodology or assessment techniques

·         Develop community contacts that can assist with job placement, externship site set-up, community involvement and/or student orientation

·         Attend regularly scheduled program meetings, academic in-service workshops and college-wide meetings

·         Adhere to and publicly support academic policies and procedures, including but not limited to the handbook and catalog

·         Assist Director of Education in program evaluation and planning

·         Ensure program faculty remain current in licensure, certification and professional development

·         Suitably challenge, engage, serve and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect

·         Respond to student questions and concerns on a timely basis

·         Attend graduation ceremonies

·         Perform (or assist in) the annual evaluation of program faculty

·         Complete and maintain an Individual Development Plan/Summary

·         Attend regularly scheduled in-services and discipline specific professional development activities

·         Complete annual appraisal with Director of Education




·         Basic Cosmetology

·         Chemistry

·         Health and Safety/Hazardous Substances

·         Cosmetology Electricity

·         Bacteriology

·         Anatomy

·         Physiology

·         Disinfection and Sanitation

·         Basic knowledge of theory in the following subjects:

o   Wet Hair Styling

o   Thermal Hair Styling

o   Permanent Waving

o   Chemical Straightening

o   Hair Cutting

o   Scalp and Hair Coloring and Bleaching

o   Hair Treatment




·         Cosmetology licensure through applicable state board, required;

·         Cosmetology Instructor’s License required




·         Minimum of three (3) to four (4) years of directly or closely related work experience

·         Previous management experience required

·         Some level of teaching or training experience is preferred




·         Knowledge on how to formulate and articulate policies, procedures, expectations and practices

·         Knowledge of basic mathematical skills such as percentages, fractions, etc.

·         Knowledge of educational measurement

·         Familiarity with operating a calculator, copier, fax machine, television and VCR




·         Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills

·         Sound instructional skills

·         Able to exercise sound judgment and be able to develop programs and curricula to meet industry needs




·         Ability to supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments

·         Ability to assume positions of leadership in the program and on committees

·         Ability to multi-task and juggle competing priorities

·         Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

·         Ability to work effectively with students, peers and community

·         Ability to work with professional integrity and discretion


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About confidential

Our client is a progressive-minded, rapidly growing consultancy in Phoenix with clients across the country. They provide outsourced and advisory services to some of the top nation-wide financial institutions. Our client is passionate about providing world-class opportunity for growth to their top performers, and is scaling their business with this strategy at the forefront.