Director of School Support Nevada

Achievement Network (ANet)

Posted: 12/3/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Education

City: Las Vegas

Postal code: 88901

State: Nevada

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

$20M +

Website:

http://www.Click2Apply.net/5mjr34mphx95qfcb

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:

Director of School Support
– Nevada

Location: Nevada (with travel needed in order
to serve schools in Clark County)

Position is available:
Immediately

WHO WE ARE

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.


THE OPPORTUNITY

As a Director of School Support
(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.


In 2016, ANet launched
operations in the West with schools in the Bay Area and in 2017,
the region expanded its reach to serving schools across the state
of Nevada. Currently the team partners with over 75 district and
charter schools throughout the West, including key system
partnerships in Nevada (Clark County and rural districts) and
within the Bay Area and Los Angeles.


This Director of School Support
will report directly to the Executive Director, California &
Nevada to serve school partners in Clark County, Nevada. While this
person may be based anywhere in the state of Nevada, they will need
to be on the ground in order to deliver service to schools in Clark
County and therefore travel may be required. They will work closely
with the California and Nevada Network teams while also
collaborating regularly with ANet national teams and peer coaches
in other regions.


WHAT YOU'LL DO

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
  • Develop 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
  • Analyze 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 facilitation

Support literacy, math, and leadership professional
development


  • In
    partnership with internal teams, customize core sessions to meet
    partner needs for professional learning
  • Traveling to provide in person facilitation
    support for professional learning events alongside other members of
    the regional team (up to 20%)

Develop a strong network of ANet schools


  • Connect school leaders with other schools to
    facilitate best practice sharing
  • 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


  • Develop 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

Qualifications:

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING

In order to be successful in
this role, candidates
must demonstrate 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 do.
    You know how to get breakthrough results for
    kids because you have a proven track record of using standards and
    data to drive instruction.
  • 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.
    Y
    ou 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.
  • 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
    so.

Ideal candidates may also
demonstrate the following
preferred
qualifications:


  • 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
    district/CMO-level
  • You
    bring prior experience working within, and/or knowledge of, the
    education landscape within Nevada

WHAT WE OFFER

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 insurance.


HOW TO APPLY

We are now accepting
applications for this position, which 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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Benefits:

Not Specified

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:

2/1/2020

How to Apply:

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