HFO is Hiring: High School Director

Position: Full-time

Reports to: Administrative Director

‘Hope for Opelousas’ is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization seeking to employee a full-time staff person to support our community development program. This person will create a high school program plan and corresponding annual calendar to address the educational, spiritual, and emotional needs of high school students. The High School Director will be responsible for coordinating hands-on compassionate high school youth programs for approximately 40 hours per week with non-traditional hours. 

Job Overview/Responsibilities

9th through 12th Grade Education and Programming

  • Create and maintain a welcoming and organized learning environment and routine/schedule-this includes homework help, enrichment activities, grade monitoring, Bible Study, and mentoring 
  • Manage student roster and update accordingly
  • Maintain data tracking for students
  • Arrange meetings with students, parents, and teachers on an as-needed basis
  • Perform grade checks and evaluations with students and provide timely feedback
  • Create and implement study skills workshops and summer enrichment programs
  • Maintain effective program through discipline of students
  • Plan and Implement enrichment activities for students
  • Develop goals and next steps for each student preparing them for post grad success
  • Create opportunities for personal development through bible study and character building
  •  Invest in youth’s lives by attending special events


  • Maintain regular communication with parents offering goal setting and accountability

  • Track interactions with parents

Additional Responsibilities

  • Maintain relationships with past students tracking their next steps
  • Collaborate with other staff on resources, guest speakers, tools, curriculum, and enrichment opportunities for all students at HFO 

  • Supervise and guide summer interns 
  • Recruit, train, and manage support staff and volunteers
  • Participate in HFO events for fundraising and community events when needed


  • Prefer Associates/Bachelor’s degree in education or related discipline, OR relevant work experience and interest 
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with high school age kids from a high-risk community 
  • Ability to tutor high school level Math and English courses. 
  • Knowledge of required curriculum and assessment tools
  • Physically able to participate in sports and activities with high school aged kids 
  • Initiative and personal flexibility, as well as an ability to work with others as a team
  • An ability to work diplomatically between races, Christian denominations, and socio-economic groups
  • The capability to balance multiple tasks and work effectively with staff and volunteers
  • Commitment to the well being and success of young people
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and other computer skills 
  • Valid driver’s license 


If interested submit resume to:

Loren Carriere | loren@hopeforopelousas.org  |  337-207-0268   

Hope for Opelousas |  330 E Madison | Opelousas, LA  70570                                                                                                     Hopeforopelousas.org