The President’s Office is in charge of the over-all administrative and academic concerns of the school.
The President is the chief executive officer of the De La Salle Santiago Zobel School. He is responsible for the overall, effective and efficient management and delivery of the school’s academic and administrative services and achievement of its strategic goals. The President also serves as a Lasallian Animator in charge of inspiring the academic community with the Lasallian Spirituality.
Under the President’s direct supervision is the Office of the Executive Vice President (EVP). He is the chief operating officer of DLSZ. The EVP is primarily responsible for ensuring the day-to-day operational efficiency of DLSZ. The EVP is a key member of the President’s Council and the Operations Council. The goal of the EVP is to secure the functionality of the organization to drive extensive and sustainable growth. Among the essential functions of the EVP are to provide day-to-day leadership and management that mirrors the vision, mission, and core values of DLSZ; oversee daily operations of the institution and the work of administrators; is responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all internal and external processes; and establishes and develops consistent, transparent and effective policy, processes and systems to provide the highest quality, integrated central operational function that supports the institution.
Under the Office of the EVP are several units to ensure active support for co-curricular programs in sports, business processes and procurement, fundraising, communications, promotion of positive school image and brand, aesthetics, campus development and services, and the monitoring of quality academic and business practices to ensure that the school achieves its strategic goals.
ADVANCEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
The Advancement and Communications Office (AdComm) is not only the communications center of DLSZ under the Executive Vice President’s Office but is also the fund-raising arm and the external linkage of the school. As such, the AdComm promotes a highly effective communication network amongst the different sectors of the school and its key partners in education–the parents, the alumni, related communities, and organizations, as well as the general public; not only spearheads institutional fund-raising projects but also serves as the clearing house for all fundraising projects in school; and advances the school’s positive image.
The AdComm aims to coordinate and facilitate the exchange of information among all sectors/units of the school and its immediate public through an efficient communication system while it endeavors to help achieve a socially responsive institution. It also endeavors to generate funds through worthwhile projects that would further help in the development of the school and its programs.
The Purchasing Office is in charge of the central procurement of materials, equipment, machines and other tools directly and indirectly needed in the teaching and learning process.
It supervises the online Employee Request System for an efficient procurement process. It purchase goods and services that meets the quality requirements and standards of the school but with consideration of the lowest cost. It also monitors and maintains the availability of the supply of regular items needed in the school.
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Project Management Office
The Project Management Office prepares and coordinates special projects under the President’s Office. It also handles the internal and external communications of the school president with other educational networks such as De La Salle Philippines and Muntiparlas Consortium and external stakeholders for school concerns and special events and activities. It prepares the quarterly and annual reports of the school president to the Board of Trustees and assists in organising of meetings, follow-up and preparation of progress reports for the President’s Council, Operations Council and the Finance Executive Committee and planning workshops for school administrators.
The Growth in Organizational Leadership and Development Program is an ongoing succession program spearheaded by the President’s Office that trains potential and new administrators through a series of sessions and workshops on topics ranging from management, leadership and Lasallian spirituality.
The SparkEd Center is an educational training center with the goal to contribute to the advancement of Philippine education by providing opportunities to develop and hone the knowledge and skills of teachers through seminars and workshops in curriculum development, education technology, teaching strategies, and instruction.
It aims to strengthen the educational initiatives and innovations to make learning more efficient, inclusive, relevant, and engaging for students.
It was envisioned to continue the mission of the founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle to train teachers being the “pioneer in founding training colleges for teachers, reform schools for delinquents, technical schools, and secondary schools.”
The SparkEd Center was established on 2016 under the supervision of the Executive Office, headed by Br. Bernard S. Oca FSC, the president of De La Salle Santiago Zobel School.
To know more about the SparkEd Center, please visit http://sparked.dlszobel.edu.ph/.
QUALITY ASSURANCE AND MONITORING OFFICE
As Lasallian schools strive for academic excellence, the Modern Conduct of Schools (MCS) issued by DLSP recognizes the importance of excellence in governance and management to achieve its goals. Under the Quality Assurance and Monitoring Office are the following:
Data Privacy Office
DLSZ is committed to comply with the rules and regulations implemented in the country. One of which is to have a Data Protection Officer as mandated in the 2012 Data Privacy Act of the Philippines which is administered and implemented by the National Privacy Commission (NPC), a government agency that promotes the country’s compliance with internal standards set for data protection.
DLSZ respects and values individuals’ data privacy rights (regardless of their nationality) and makes sure that all personal data collected from various stakeholders are processed in adherence to Data Privacy Act’s general principles of transparency, legitimacy of purpose, and proportionality.
The Data Protection Officer (DPO) shall prepare and review the DLSZ Data Privacy Manual on an annual basis and monitor compliance to assess the effects of emerging issues. DLSZ’s privacy and security policies and procedures shall be updated to be consistent with NPC issuances and privacy and security best practices. This is a person appointed or designated by the Board who will be accountable for ensuring DLSZ’s compliance with the Data Privacy Act, as the Personal Information Controller or Personal Information Processor of data, its Implementing Rules and Regulations, related issuances of the NPC, and other applicable laws and regulations relating to data privacy and security.
Reference: DLSZ Data Privacy Manual
Risk Management Compliance and Audit Office
Risk Management, Compliance and Audit (RMCA) Office shall be recognized as an oversight function, administratively under the Office of the President and accountable to the Board of Trustees. The President shall commit organizational structure, financial and human resources, professional development and technology to ensure that RMCA management achieves its objectives.
The RMCA Office ensures adherence of the school with all applicable laws and regulations, internal rules, policies and procedures with the goal to advance DLSZ’s mission and strategic plans by proactively partnering with various stakeholders in promoting stewardship, accountability, integrity, efficiency and compliance.
It identifies, prioritizes and assigns accountability for managing strategic, financial, operational and reputational risks.
It requires administrative and operating units to have written internal policies, procedures and guidelines in place for monitoring of compliance with law, regulation, or other binding rule or agreement for all agreements entered into by DLSZ. It monitors, makes commendations for compliance and recommends corrective courses of action in case of non-compliance such as training programs.
The RMCA Office has full access to properties, records, data and other necessary information. The RMCA Officer reports directly to the school president and may be required to report to the Board of Trustees on a periodic basis.
The RMCA Office assists further the institution to accomplish its objectives by strengthening and enhancing the efficiency of its control environment and governance process.
The services of the office include:
Strategic Planning Office
The Strategic Planning Office is responsible for ensuring that DLSZ follows through with the implementation of its vision, mission and strategy in line with its goals and objectives.
It leads institution-wide strategic planning, budget and target-setting processes, including key performance monitoring. Further, it assists in the development of the Annual Plan, and 3-year (rolling) Strategic Plan emphasizing the role of effective strategic monitoring, evaluation and sufficient planning & development activities in the achievement of the plan.
Research and PAASCU Coordination Office
The Research Office prepares and present plans and reports for the research agenda or themes in collaboration with the heads of the different departments. It conducts lectures/workshops to initiate and perpetuate the culture of inquiry and research among the members of the academic community. It assists teachers from the initial conception to the final results of their classroom-based researches/action researches and maintains an inventory of all researches conducted in each department. It provides technical and logistic support in accordance with the guidelines for assistance. It recommends meritorious researches to the Faculty Performance Incentive Board for awards. It spearheads in the preparation of the school’s research publication. It establishes linkages with other research offices (national and international ) for possible collaborative efforts in addressing common problems.