The Hockaday Institute for Social Impact: The Hockaday Institute for Social Impact represents a distinctive and innovative approach among K-12 schools, using the power of engaged, hands-on learning to prepare students for leadership in their communities, workplaces, and society. Through both new and longstanding partnerships with Dallas-area organizations, the Institute allows students to engage with diverse partners, learn from civic leaders, tackle projects with community impact, and put their creative ideas into action for lasting social benefit.
Hockaday launched the Institute for Social Impact in 2018 to organize its community engagement work for greater impact and to make a statement about the importance of this concept as part of effective education in the 21st-century.
Led by Laura Day, the Dr. William B. Dean Executive Director of the Institute for Social Impact, a recognized leader in the community service landscape in Dallas and nationally, the Institute is a distinctive approach among independent schools across the country. It allows Hockaday to extend its reach, increasing opportunities for collaboration with non-profit entities, businesses, and other Dallas-based community organizations. Through a carefully designed set of real-world projects and experiences, Hockaday students have the chance to test what they are learning in the classroom, tackle tough problems, learn to work in teams, cultivate empathy and respect for others with different backgrounds and expertise, build character and confidence, and explore their purpose in the world.
Position Description: The Assistant Director for the Institute for Social Impact will manage the development, execution, and implementation of programs that help achieve and sustain the Institute for Social Impact objectives.
Essential Functions: • Run daily programs Pre-K-12 involving community service, community engagement, and service learning • Work with division liaisons, parents, and alumni to build more ownership, involvement, and knowledge of the program. • With the Institute’s Executive Director, develop and implement an experiential engagement strategy that drives towards Institute objectives • Identify key needs, opportunities, and potential partnerships to inform program strategy • Serve as an Institute ambassador to cultivate relationships and secure partnerships with NGOs, foundations, community leaders in the issue space, and others who support the programmatic impact initiatives • Lead Institute programs by setting and managing day-to-day execution against a clear vision of success and deliverables with Institute Executive Director • Conduct research to develop subject matter expertise on issues related to social impact programs • Track and report on key program outcomes • Work cross-functionally to identify, cultivate, and secure Institute relationships, both locally and nationally • Develop and implement a cohesive social and promotional strategy that incorporates compelling content and storytelling to improve engagement across platforms • Leverage programmatic and digital analytical data to improve Institute planning, growth, and efficiency • Abide by Hockaday’s Code of Ethics and Conduct • Commit to the ideals expressed in Hockaday’s Tenets of Faculty Excellence • Other duties as assigned by Institute Executive Director
• A bachelor’s degree required • Experience with community outreach and strong interest in social impact issues • Demonstrated ability to establish authentic relationships, organize programs, cross-functionally collaborate, and lead multi-faceted projects in a fast-paced dynamic environment • Comfort in working with students and diverse populations, teaching experience preferred • Superior writing and compelling presentation skills • Outstanding organizational skills • Proven ability to accurately set, manage, and meet deadlines • Understanding of the ever-changing social media landscape and how to best adapt • Strong eye for visual trends, design and marketing • Successful project management and event planning experience • Familiarity with local nonprofit organizations • Must successfully complete background screening and verification
About The Hockaday School
The Hockaday School is an independent, college preparatory day and boarding school for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world. With an enrollment of almost 1,100 students, The Hockaday School is the nation’s largest prekindergarten through grade 12 independent girls’ school. Ranked among the country’s finest college preparatory schools, it was founded over a century ago and continues today to build on its original Four Cornerstones: Character, Courtesy, Scholarship, and Athletics.
Hockaday’s faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field and students in every grade benefit from outstanding faculty and access to unmatched resources. Families who choose Hockaday care deeply about providing their daughters with a comprehensive and rigorous education, both inside and outside the classroom. Hockaday’s student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the School. While most Hockaday families come from across the great Dallas-Fort Worth area, Hockaday students also come from across the United States and around the world.
The Hockaday School is an ...extraordinary place to work, with bright and engaged students and unparalleled professional development opportunities and support.
Mission Statement: Believing in the limitless potential of girls, Hockaday develops resilient, confident women who are educated and inspired to lead lives of purpose and impact.