Regional Director

Program Administration Phoenix, Arizona


Position at SESI Schools

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Why Join Us

Are you looking for a new opportunity to make an impact in the lives of students? Join us at SESI Schools, where we are proving what is possible for students with unique needs. We offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and 401K matching
  • Bonus Eligible 
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $3,000
  • Continued training, mentorship, and opportunities for growth

The Opportunity

The Regional Director provides oversight and support to programs located in their region and ensures a high-quality, safe learning environment for all enrolled students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Include the following. Other duties as assigned.

  • Overall region/program management. Ensure all programmatic, operational and compliance related goals and objectives for students, staff, and customers meet and exceed benchmark goals.
  • Manage all budgeting, forecasting, and financial management within region. Ensure all business objectives are met. Develop and lead growth initiatives within the region.
  • Intimately understand and implement the terms and conditions of all contracts and state-level certification requirements for all programs within the region.
  • Communicate regularly and effectively with representatives of School and District partners. Along with School Directors and Executive Directors, ensure maintenance of customer relationships year-over-year.
  • Develop a strategic plan for optimal renewal of contracts for the region each year. Carry out appropriate renewal activity throughout the year.
  • Assume active lead role in the start-up of all new programs within the region.
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship with all corporate support service departments to assure effective use of resources within the region, ensure compliance with all contract and state-level certification requirements as well as with appropriate laws and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Ensure program quality and effective program evaluation; monitor and provide guidance on student performance and outcomes.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations affecting programs in the region.
  • Oversee performance and effectiveness of School Directors and Executive Directors to assure that school staff functions well and program goals are attained.
  • With support of the HR department, oversee recruitment, selection, evaluation, retention, and, if necessary, termination of direct service staff. Ensure appropriate bench strength across the region.
  • Assure that assembled staff can demonstrate appropriate skills, ability and training to meet the demands of the education programs within the region. Responsible for staff development and performance management.
  • Act as a role model for establishing appropriate positive morale and attitude toward work and organization.
  • Maintain appropriate and regular communication with staff.
  • Assist School Directors and Executive Directors to resolve problems quickly and effectively as they arise.
  • Assure that instructional staff, physical facilities, instructional materials, and equipment are adequate.
  • Keep appropriate corporate support staff informed of contract activities.
  • Communicate regularly with and provide needed information to supervisors.  


  • Master's Degree preferred Bachelor’s degree required, in Special Education, Educational Leadership/Administration, Social Services or other related educational fields from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • 5+​ years experience working with students with behavioral challenges and/or at risk youth preferred.
  • 3+ years of direct supervisory experience
  • Experience in territory/program management in education preferred
  • Able to travel frequently throughout the region.

About Us

SESI Schools provides specialized education programming for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. Every child deserves to reach their full potential and we’re looking to hire an exceptional principal who will play an essential role in fueling student success.