Director of School Support, Ohio

Achievement Network (ANet)

Posted: 4/22/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Education

City: Greater Cleveland

Postal code: 44113

State: Ohio

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +


Mission statement:

ANet is a nonprofit dedicated to the premise that every child deserves an excellent education and the opportunities it provides.

Position Details:

Job Description:


Every student
deserves opportunities in life, and every educator committed to
providing those opportunities, deserves support. Those beliefs
drive us to work alongside schools to support great teaching so
that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students are
receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900
schools - both district and charter - in underserved communities
around the country, thus impacting more than 330,000
students. Third-party
evaluations confirm that when schools have the right basic
conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8 months
of additional learning over a two-year period compared to schools
not partnering with ANet.

At ANet we
are committed to living out our
core values
, both across
our organization and with our partner schools. We acknowledge that
systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that
in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must
center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to
guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race,
class, power and privilege influence the education system as well
as influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing
learning opportunities through org-wide professional development,
affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.

Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a
dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is
committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other
and learning together. We were named
as The NonProfit Time's “Best Nonprofits to Work For”
and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the
unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff
members are valued.


are seeking a dynamic and skilled instructional leader to serve as
the Director of School Support (DSS) in our Ohio Network.
As a DSS,
your coaching of school and system leaders will empower them to
enact change that sets teachers up for success in the classroom,
thus ensuring students receive the educational opportunities they
deserve. You will leverage your past experience as an instructional
leader to quickly build trust within your partner schools, identify
strengths and opportunities, and develop action plans that lead to
breakthrough results for kids. You'll be successful in influencing
and motivating our partners because you thrive at marrying humility
and assertiveness in everything you do. Your flexibility, team
first approach, and commitment to equity will be infectious to
everyone you interact with, whether it's a CAO of a school system,
a principal of one of your partner schools, or another DSS on your
team. Reporting to
the Ohio Executive Director, this individual will also work in a
highly collaborative, supportive, and
innovative fashion with peer coaches across ANet's other Networks
and national teams.

Cleveland's school system, the second largest in the state of Ohio,
serves 44,000 students, nearly all eligible for free or reduced
lunch. Across the district, however, only 58% of

graders are proficient in reading at grade level, and 64% of
students graduate high school within 4 years. Still, this is a
significant increase from 6 years ago, when Cleveland Metro School
District boasted the third highest dropout rate in the country. The
growth reflects the bold initiatives the district has taken over
the past couple of years, including a strong partnership with
high-performing charter schools, a shift in teacher performance
ratings, and deep support for underperforming schools. These moves
signal an opportunity to bring the local school, district, funder
and community leaders together to drive stronger schools for


Partner with and coach school leaders to strengthen instruction and
increase student achievement

Serve as an
instructional leadership coach for school leaders, inspiring and
motivating teams, supporting school-wide change management, and
building expertise in standards-based and data-driven instruction
and teacher development

school leaders and teachers on effective use of real-time data from
the ANet interim assessments to target student misunderstandings,
to improve teacher practice, and to continually deepen
understanding of the rigor of the Common Core standards

Train and
coach school leaders and teachers on effective backwards planning
using state standards, complex texts, and curricula to achieve
student mastery of grade-level content

student data and use research-based practices to inform an
individualized strategy for coaching each school

Serve as a
leadership coach for school leaders, partnering with them to
overcome barriers to successful data-driven instruction and
increased student achievement, including how to develop and
leverage school-wide practices and structures to build a culture of
achievement that accelerates student impact

Engage in a
gradual release of support to build some schools' independence with
teacher development, first by modeling meeting facilitation, then
observing and providing coaching and feedback to leaders on their

Develop a strong network of ANet schools

school leaders with other schools to facilitate best practice

Design and
lead professional development sessions for groups of school leaders
and teachers

Support the
regional leadership in growing the Network by sustaining current
school partners and fostering new partnerships

Support internal ANet strength and growth

tools, coaching strategies, and innovative ideas for the
organization that improve our ability to coach schools

Serve in
internal ANet leadership roles, which could include recruiting and
hiring, network event coordination, sales, professional development
planning and facilitation, and strategy development



In order to
be successful in this role, candidates
the following:

You are energized by roles where no day will be the same, but where
instructional excellence is at the heart of everything you

You know how to get breakthrough results for kids because you have
a proven track record of using standards and data to drive

You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the
support of schools
, along with
a belief that all students can achieve at high levels. You believe
in the power of formative assessment, coaching, and professional
development as critical levers in school improvement.

You bring prior experience managing or coaching other adults

(e.g. school
leadership, instructional coaching, etc.) and know how to develop
and motivate others to drive results, while balancing humility and
assertiveness. You
thrive off building strong relationships, especially when it comes
to building trust and credibility quickly.

You are a learner.
You don't shy
away from new or ambiguous situations, but rather dive right in and
seek out opportunities to continuously improve your skills and
expand your impact on kids, while learning from those around

You draw others in.
Your ability
to read and respond to unspoken and implicit cues, and your
engaging presentation skills leave others energized and wanting to
know more.

You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out
our core values daily.
You are eager
to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics
related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet's
Advance Equity and People Matter values, and our work towards
becoming an anti-racist organization.

You are excited to partner with schools and systems across the
Region and within your portfolio
and are
therefore willing to travel and have access to a vehicle (mileage
will be reimbursed) and/or public transportation in order to do

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following



You bring familiarity implementing the Common Core instructional
shifts, as teacher and/or as an instructional coach, specifically
in math and/or ELA

You have prior experience coaching teams, leading professional
development, and/or managing programs at a


ANet offers
highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and
qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best
support our people. Benefits we offer include: health, dental and
vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost of these benefits
for employees and their families/domestic partner; 3 weeks of
vacation (4 weeks after two years with ANet); 10 paid holidays with
paid days off between the Christmas and New Year's holidays; a paid
floating holiday; paid sick & personal days; paid parental
leave; retirement plan options; commuter benefits; tuition
reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; short and long-term
disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident


Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

To apply, please click on the blue “Apply” button. You
will then be prompted to complete a brief application and upload a
resume and thoughtful cover letter in which you outline why you are
interested in working for ANet and how your skills and experience
meet the qualifications of the position.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization.
We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of
all ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply to
our positions.

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$75k - 90k

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