Director of School Support Minnesota

Achievement Network (ANet)

Posted: 3/9/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Education

City: Minneapolis

Postal code: 55401

State: Minnesota

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$20M +


Mission statement:

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

Position Details:

Job Description:

 Director of School Support –

Minneapolis, MN with up to 50% travel across


Position is available: Summer 2020


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.

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 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 in The NonProfit Times' “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.


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.

This DSS will
work as part of our
Central West
The Minnesota
partnerships represent
over 20
schools in a
Minneapolis and St. Paul
The region -
spanning midwestern states - is comprised of a mix of district
schools, public charter schools, and independent schools allowing
leaders from multiple school models to come together under a common
purpose, and to learn and grow for the benefit of the students they
serve. Over the next several years the network team will continue
to help schools achieve student growth, while increasing impact by
growing the number of schools in the network and expanding support
to reach district and CMO leadership in the metro area as well as
exploring support to nearby states and districts.

Reporting to
the Managing Director of Minnesota, Missouri
, this
individual will also work in a highly collaborative, supportive,
and innovative fashion with the Illinois-based
team and
MN-based director of school support, as well as with peer coaches
across ANet's other Networks and national teams.


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

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

school leaders and teachers on effective use of data from interim
assessments to target student misunderstandings and improve teacher

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

Build and
maintain strong relationships with school leaders and teachers that
establish ANet as a key partner in increasing student

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
Louisiana Executive Director 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, anti-racist leadership, network event coordination, sales,
professional development planning and facilitation, and strategy




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. Y
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.


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 in
order to do so (mileage will be reimbursed for drives to partners
and a rental car or flight will be provided for longer

You are also willing to travel to other cities within our region,
and when needed, to remotely coach long distance

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following



You have
experience within, and/or knowledge of, the education landscape in

You bring
familiarity implementing the Common Core instructional shifts, as
teacher and/or a
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


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

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.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United
States on a full-time basis.

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