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Director of Student Life

The Recruitment Range of this position is a minimum pay of $44,588 with a maximum pay of $56,925 and includes shift differential.

The Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf (ENCSD) is a state school serving the 54 easternmost counties that provides a specialized learning environment for deaf and hard of hearing students, kindergarten through 12th grade, following a typical school calendar. The ENCSD offers students an academic setting with standards-based instruction, low classroom ratios, career and vocational skills development, current technology, and an overall accessible environment for learning through American Sign Language. A boarding program is available for enrolled students residing outside of Wilson County. The ENCSD seeks to promote both intentional and experiential learning to provide continued advancement in student academic achievement and social/emotional well-being.

This position provides a comprehensive boarding program to students ages 6-21 who are deaf or hard of hearing. Through the School’s education and student life programs, students receive academic, independent living and vocational instruction as well as participate in athletics and other extracurricular activities. Staff in the boarding program provide students with a safe, secure, and stimulating after-school environment.

This position is responsible for sponsoring and guiding student organizations, activities and programs as well as overseeing all functions of the Residential Life Program, including supervision of staff, administrative responsibilities and program planning. This position must strive to build a campus climate that makes students feel welcome, treats everyone equally, and fosters intellectual and social development beyond the classroom. This position also ensures that activities are developed and implemented that enhance the education of the students at ENCSD during after school hours, that appropriate positive behavior interventions are followed, and that Boarding staff have the training and support needed to provide a safe and secure environment for all students. The necessity for a strong administrator to oversee programming and supervise student care is vital for the safety and wellbeing of the students.

This position serves on the School's Leadership Team. This position works on 2nd Shift (evening) and will occasionally work on 3rd shift (night) in order to provide guidance and to observe/supervise staff. This position is paid a 10% shift premium for all 2nd and 3rd shift hours worked. 


The state of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits. Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis). Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, personal observance and community service leave. In addition, paid parental leave is available to eligible employees.

Some highlights include:

  • Retirement Plan
  • Twelve (12) holidays/year
  • Fourteen (14) vacation days/year which increase as length of service increases and accumulate year-to-year
  • Twelve (12) sick days/year which are cumulative indefinitely
  • Longevity pay based on length of service
  • 401K, 457, and 403(b) plans

Learn more about employee perks/benefits:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

  • Demonstrated experience creating, implementing and facilitating opportunities for curricular or co-curricular learning.
  • Demonstrated experience in program development and organization; safety and security; crisis management.
  • Experience analyzing situations, applying policies and exercising good judgment to make sound decisions on a course of action in order to implement an action plan and following up on outcomes.
  • Experience collaborating with staff and students in planning, implementing and evaluating programs and activities.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising a team.

Management will give preference to applicants who can effectively communicate using American Sign Language and applicants who have experience working with children who are deaf/hard-of hearing and are familiar with strategies which aid in their developmental process.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Some state job postings say you can qualify by an “equivalent combination of education and experience.” If that language appears below, then you may qualify through EITHER years of education OR years of directly related experience, OR a combination of both. See for details.

Bachelor’s degree in child development, special education, or education from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of experience in the delivery of services to the population served in a residential program or in a goal-oriented program setting, two of which must have been supervisory or managerial in nature.

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