Director of School Support – Georgia (Future Opportunity)

Achievement Network (ANet)

Posted: 11/11/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Education

City: Atlanta

Postal code: 30301

State: Georgia

Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

$20M +

Website:

https://www.click2apply.net/wyXKa2IwRzkWSqEVuq6a5

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 – 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

Qualifications:

WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU BRING

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

? You are familiar with implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as a teacher, and/or as an instructional coach.

? 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. 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.

? 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.


Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

? You have experience working within, and/or knowledge of, the educational landscape in Georgia.

? You have experience implementing the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards (CCGPS).

? You have experience in leadership and support to secondary schools (6-12).

? You have expertise in middle and high school mathematics .

? You have experience coaching teams, leading professional development, and/or managing academic programs at a district/CMO-level.

? You are excited to partner with schools and systems across the country and within your portfolio and are therefore willing to travel (mileage will be reimbursed for drives to partners and a rental car or flight will be provided for longer trips).

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 future Director of School Support - Georgia openings, 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.

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



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Benefits:

Not Specified

Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:

1/10/2021

How to Apply:

Apply Online 

Posted By: Achievement Network (ANet)


 

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