Director of School Support – Georgia (Future Opportunity)
Accepting applications now. Position could start as early as January 2021.
Location: Greater Atlanta Area, Georgia
(up to 25% travel contingent upon organizational/state/federal regulations)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 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.THE OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking a dynamic and skilled instructional leader to serve as a Director of School Support (DSS) in Greater Atlanta, Georgia and available to serve other schools across the country if needed in the future. This is a unique opportunity for an outcomes-driven educator to enact change in the classroom through coaching and supporting school leaders. The DSS will work with leaders to build a school culture where learning standards, data, high quality curricula, and teacher development are used to achieve breakthrough learning for students. The DSS will be responsible for coaching and developing leadership in approximately 12 schools. Due to COVID, support will be provided virtually until it is deemed safe to resume in-person interactions. The Director of School Support will work alongside other coaches serving schools in Atlanta as well as across the country. This role will collaborate regularly with ANet national teams and peer coaches in other regions.WHAT YOU'LL DO
Partner with and coach school leaders to strengthen equitable 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 and addressing learning loss
? Develop school leaders and teachers on effective use of data from interim assessments to target student misunderstandings and improve teacher practice
? Analyze 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 achievement
? Work alongside other ANet team members to share learnings with district teams and strengthen coherence between system and school level work
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
? Collaborate with coaches locally and nationally to connect leaders with similar strengths and needs
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, anti-racist leadership, network event coordination, sales, professional development planning and facilitation, and strategy development