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Vice President, Partner Success Team

Posted by | October 8, 2021 |

About the opportunity

Springboard Collaborative invites talented and passionate candidates to apply for the position of Vice President of Partner Success. The VP of Partner Success will be responsible for leading a rapidly growing team of diverse and talented full-time and part-time staff to deliver consistently excellent program results with thousands of students and parent-educator teams across the country and throughout the calendar year.  The leader in this role is responsible for ensuring that Springboard Collaborative programs: 1) put students on a path to read on grade level by 3rd grade, 2) equip parents to lean in as their children’s first literacy coaches and 3) support teachers to engage parents much more authentically in the process.

We ask all of this in a context of rapid growth and on the heels of significant programmatic iteration to meet the remote learning needs of pre-k to 4th grade students through COVID-19.  Our Partner Success team needs a leader who can simultaneously drive toward immediate results, make decisions about the future with clarity and conviction, and honor the learning and experiences of everyone involved – students, families, teachers, partners, and our own team members.

A successful candidate will be a tenacious and values-driven leader of people and teams, an equity warrior, an outstanding integrator, and a data-driven manager.

The VP of Partner Success will report to the President and work as part of the Leadership Team at Springboard. This is a great opportunity to support an entrepreneurial team in maximizing the impact of a rapidly growing organization.

Diversity is more than a commitment at Springboard Collaborative—it is the foundation of what we do. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different.

We believe that these diverse communities must be centered in our work. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities.

Who we’re looking for:

    • Tenacious and Values-Driven Leader of People and Teams: You pursue goals with tenacity, especially when those goals stem from a belief that systemic inequities in reading skill and parent engagement must be disrupted and reversed.  You’re a values-driven leader of people and teams.  You consistently predict and consider the implications of your actions and your team’s actions, and work toward alignment between stated values and outcomes.
  • Equity Champion : You respect and honor the role of parents and families, particularly in the context of marginalized communities in the United States.  You believe that the opportunity and achievement gaps in early literacy are a manifestation of opportunity gaps caused by systemic racism and classism with long-term consequences in the lives of children, and you act with conviction to support family-educator teams to provide opportunities so that students can read on grade level by 3rd grade.  You consistently spot and mitigate the roles of racial bias as a systems leader.
  • Outstanding Integrator: You are able to take a variety of programs and programmatic components and lead efforts to build a coherent and sustainable path to long-term impact with our partners. You recognize the strengths of programs and leaders and are able to find paths forward that honor our strengths and directly address our weaknesses.  You work thoughtfully and collaboratively with other members of the Leadership Team to ensure that all of our collective work adds up to extraordinary impact and experiences for students, families, and educators.
  • Data-driven Manager: You use data and primary source information to guide your leadership, management, and decisions. You help your team prioritize direct information from families and teachers in the program. You seek and review authentic work samples from your team rather than relying on anecdotal evidence. You use relevant details to inform your understanding of the big picture.

How you’ll accomplish this:

Leadership 

  • Actively contribute to Springboard’s Leadership Team, collaborating with other departmental leaders to co-create strategy and lead the organization towards executing that strategy.
  • Communicate vision and purpose such that departmental members understand and support the vision and the strategy
  • Coach and develop team leaders to bring out their best and augment their success
  • Integrate team functions and consider other functions across the organization in order to make strategic programmatic decisions; collaborate with leaders from other Springboard departments to think strategically short and mid term (3 months, 6 months, 9 months out)
  • Lead change management in a rapidly growing entrepreneurial organization; support and lead team members through change
  • Model behavior; establish and nurture team norms and culture that align with organizational values
  • Inform upward and across; ensure other departments and Springboard Leadership are informed of programmatic progress and challenges
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partners, peers, departmental members, and other departments

Management

  • Support team decision-making, delegation, quality management, planning, priorities, problem-solving, productivity, information flow, and productivity
  • Focus team on key priorities/projects; ensure planning and milestones are on track
  • Develop and improve processes for smooth coordination of work within and across departments
  • Hold first line managers accountable for their team’s work; support their management of their teams
  • Plan and facilitate weekly Partner Success Leadership Team meetings, weekly one-on-ones, and daily team check-ins
  • Conduct end-of-summer reviews for functional leaders on Partner Success Team
  • Enable strong hiring and onboarding of team members within all departmental functions

Program planning, implementation, and coaching

Springboard’s Partner Success Team has five program functions. The VP of Partner Success is responsible for supporting all five functions:

  • Program design: program planning in coordination with summer and fall partners
  • Program management: program implementation (direct management) of Springboard Summer, Springboard’s flagship program
  • Program coaching: program coaching of site-based Program Leaders implementing Springboard Learning Accelerator (SLA), Springboard’s light-touch, plug-and-play program 
  • Teacher professional development: Teacher training for all summer and fall programs
  • Community support: Direct support of families participating in Springboard programs

Within each of these sub-functions, the VP of Partner Success will be responsible for programmatic outcomes:

  • Deliver the program such that partners meet KPIs; identify and use leading indicators to measure performance and adjust course to best support partners
  • Maintain persistence in the face of highly complex and/or adverse circumstances
  • Align departmental sub-function plans with company-wide strategy and operational processes

While this description is meant to provide a comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of the VP of Partner Success, we are seeking candidates who demonstrate flexibility and can adapt to evolving needs in an entrepreneurial environment. 

 Required skills, qualifications, and characteristics:

  • Minimum of a B.A./B.S.
  • 10+ years of total experience with two of three:
    • Manager of individual contributors
    • Manager of managers
    • Served on an executive team
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with experience managing individual contributors, managing managers, and leading complex functions
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications (Word, Excel, Google Suite) and ability to learn new systems

Desired skills, qualifications, and characteristics:

  • Experience in the K-12 education or nonprofit sectors
  • Teaching experience, educational sales, or fundraising–extra points for intersectionality!
  • Salesforce and Asana experience 

Compensation

This is a full-time, exempt position offering benefits and a salary within the range of $150 – $200k, commensurate with Springboard Collaborative’s VP-level compensation band.

Benefits

At Springboard, we feel it is important to take care of our employees, which is why we offer a competitive benefit package. Some of these benefits include: 

  • 4 weeks annually, prorated from the date of hire
  • 11 paid holidays, federal election day, birthday holiday, and two floating holidays according to Springboard’s Paid Time Off Policy
  • Dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability insurance are 100% covered by Springboard
  • Cash Stipend available to those who waive healthcare coverage from Springboard
  • Annual technology allowance
  • Annual Professional Development allowance
  • Twelve weeks paid parental leave for those employed for at least six months

Location

Springboard Collaborative’s headquarters office is in Philadelphia, PA. Although applications are welcome from any location, preference will be given to candidates who live in or are able to commute to Philadelphia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Springboard Collaborative offices are closed for the time being. 

About Springboard

Children typically spend 75% of their waking hours outside of the classroom, yet our education system does shockingly little to capture instructional value from that time. Parents’ love for their children is the single greatest—and most underutilized—natural resource in education.

Springboard Collaborative has cracked the code on activating and equipping low-income parents to teach at home. Since launching 8 years ago, we have grown Springboard’s reach from 40 to nearly 15,000 students across 22 cities and 700+ schools. Amidst rapid growth, Springboard consistently delivers best-in-class results. Students average a 3-4-month reading gain during each 5 or 10-week cycle, closing the gap to grade-level performance by more than half. Weekly family workshops average 91% attendance. Springboard’s work has recently been featured by Forbes, NPR, and the New York Times.

 

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Corporate Partnerships Manager

Posted by | September 24, 2021 |

Position Overview

The anticipated start date range for this position is in November 2021.
Salary range for this position is in the low $50,000s.
This is currently a virtual position. We anticipate this position will become a hybrid position (partially in-person, partially virtual) later in the fall of 2021.

Job Description

Position Overview

City Year Philadelphia is seeking a Corporate Partnerships Manager who is responsible for supporting the overall efforts of the corporate giving team.  The Corporate Partnerships Manager reports to the Corporate Partnerships Director and collaborates with site leadership and the development team to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward corporations and corporate foundations. The Corporate Partnerships Manager’s focus will be on creating and retaining sustainable and engaged corporate partnerships through effective stewardship activities. Specific focus will be on engaging our corporate donor base to raise increased resources, and ultimately, serve more students in Philadelphia.

What You’ll Do

Team and Program Sponsorships – 35%

  • Steward City Year Philadelphia’s team and program sponsors by learning and understanding their philanthropic mission, and working with them to determine the best sponsorship opportunities possible; provide superior recognition and benefits based on gift agreement and level of gift.
  • In partnership with the corporate partnerships team, facilitate the team sponsorship program; identifying, securing, engaging, and retaining seam sponsors who give $100,000+ annually.
  • Leverage new and existing City Year partnerships, to identify, secure, engage, and retain program sponsorships of $25,000+ annually.
  • In partnership with the development and impact staff teams, manage the implementation of the programs and initiatives sponsored by corporate partners, including but not limited to Homework Zone, STEM programs, digital literacy, attendance initiatives, school events, literacy programs and math projects.

Cultivation and Stewardship Activities – 25%

  • Ensure the successfully stewardship of current corporate and foundation donor relationships by managing appropriate frequency of outreach, communication, appreciation, and involvement.
  • Work with staff and key volunteers to develop, execute and evaluate strategies to engage corporate partners through outreach, education, invitations to special events, and personal contacts.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Director to create and implement donor communications and acknowledgement related to cultivation and stewardship of corporate partners.
  • Recommend new engagement opportunities and implement best practices for future partnerships and activities.
  • Ensure site-wide implementation of City Year messaging with a focus on asset-framed storytelling and systemic inequities.

Donor Management – 20%

  • Identify and secure partnerships with corporations and foundations that reflect their marketing and business needs as well as philanthropic and community engagement goals.
  • Maintain a portfolio of corporate partners to meet annual corporate fundraising revenue goals.
  • Partner with Regional Grant Writer to deliver grant proposals and reports for corporate funders.
  • Document and maintain clear and timely records and call reports to track contacts, donor giving, notes, and assist in the maintenance of an accurate database.
  • Support all corporate giving efforts, including team sponsors, program sponsors, event and civic engagement sponsorships, corporate foundation giving, cause marketing, and general corporate support.

Prospect Generation – 15%

  • Work closely with the development team and site board to identify, engage, and cultivate a pipeline of corporate prospects that can make annual investments at the $10,000+ level.
  • Leverage existing City Year programs, including team and program sponsors, corporate service days, annual spring gala, and specialty market events to attract new partners.
  • Engage individual executives, within our corporate partnerships, in City Year’s mission to help cultivate new and existing individual donors.

Organizational Initiatives and Site Support – 10%

  • Engage in structured discussion and trainings on diversity, belonging, inclusivity and equity aimed at developing stronger cultural competency, both individually and collectively as a site.
  • Participate in site and network-wide meetings and calls, providing insight, feedback, and collective problem solving.
  • Work closely with fellow development team members to understand priorities and business goals, and develop strategies to meet the team’s needs.
  • Partner with City Year Philadelphia’s departments and staff to ensure that site-wide goals are met, including, but not limited to, the AmeriCorps member applicant interview process, stakeholder engagement, event and service day participation, and cross-departmental committees.
  • Attend conferences, as well as additional engagement and training activities throughout the year.

What You’ll Bring

  • Minimum 2 years experience with relationship cultivation, partner engagement and/or fundraising, with proven ability to deliver strong, measurable results
  • City Year experience a plus
  • Outstanding ability to communicate with diverse audiences verbally, in writing, and via presentation
  • Track record of successful collaboration experience with individuals, teams, and organizations
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently to achieve goals
  • Efficient time management skills: ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple projects
  • Willingness and availability to occasionally work irregular hours, such as early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Willingness to engage in conversations on race and all aspects of identity
  • Ability to adapt and excel in diverse, high energy, entrepreneurial, and rapidly-changing environment

How You’ll Grow

City Year values diverse skill sets and encourages staff members to seek continuous growth.  A successful staff member in this role will bring and continue to develop themselves in the following competencies:

  • Relationship Development:  uses interpersonal interactions to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes and advance City Year’s mission; demonstrates cultural/diversity competence; builds trust in critical partner relationships, both internal and external to City Year; demonstrates personal presence and confidence when working with partners
  • Communication: clearly articulates information and ideas orally and in writing; inspires diverse audiences through compelling, tailored messaging; communicates with confidence and credibility; listens carefully and is responsive to feedback
  • Executes to Results:  accomplishes tasks on time with high quality; accepts accountability and takes initiative; designs and plans to work to achieve desired results; prioritizes work and multitasks effectively; delegates responsibilities and holds others accountable
  • Resource Catalyst:  generates commitments of time, resources, and advocacy from a broad range of City Year stakeholders; leverages personal networks on behalf of City Year

Work Shift
Temporarily 100% Remote (Travel Required) (United States of America)

Benefits

Full time employees will be eligible for all benefits including vacation and sick days and organization holidays. You may participate in all benefit programs that City Year establishes and makes available to eligible employees, under (and subject to all provisions of) the plan documents that govern those programs. Currently, City Year offers medical, dental and vision, life, accidental death and dismemberment and disability coverage, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), other benefits including 401(k) plan(s) pursuant to the terms and conditions of company policy and the 401(k) plan document. For more information, click here.

Employment at City Year is at-will.

City Year does not sponsor work authorization visas.

City Year’s core values include advancing diversity, social justice for all, and inclusive environments where everyone can thrive. We aspire to become an antiracist organization, to support the holistic growth and development of our AmeriCorps members, and to promote educational equity for all students. We work each day, in partnership with schools and communities, to ensure that people of all identities feel welcome, valued, empowered and engaged.

 

As an equal opportunity employer, City Year is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

City Year encourages people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC); those who are first in their family to attend college; adults without a college degree; LGBTQIA+ community; and people from low-income backgrounds.

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Technology Assistant

Posted by | September 8, 2021 |

Wissahickon Charter School is looking for one Technology Assistant for each of our school sites, Fernhill and Awbury. The Technology Assistants will be responsible for supporting the Technology Director and Technology Manager in providing consistent delivery of information systems to students and staff and responding to all technology needs in a timely, customer-friendly manner. The Technology Assistant will also be responsible for teaching daily classes on typing and technology throughout the school year. This is a 12-month position that reports to the IT Director/Manager, and will also interface regularly with school leadership and the front office administrative staff.

Key Responsibilities

  • Teach typing and technology classes to students in 3rd through 6th grade
  • Provide technical support to students, families, and staff. Supported products include PowerSchool, Apple, Google Workspace, Chrome OS, Securly, Zendesk, Microsoft Office, RUVNA, various web-based applications, and a growing suite of other applications
  • Assist with workstation administration and management set-up, configuration, and support of workstation hardware and software. Common tasks include operating system installation, configuration and upgrades, application installation and configuration, hardware upgrades, and hardware/software troubleshooting
  • Rollout, implementation, and support of new technologies on an ongoing basis

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Passionate about teaching 3rd-6th grade students; classroom teaching experience a plus
  • 2 to 5 years experience providing technical support in an education/business environment
  • Ability to communicate with users effectively and display good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills with the ability to diagnose and research solutions
  • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks
  • Ability to work with other technical personnel for collaborative problem solving
  • A desire to teach, and ability to implement strong classroom management and engaging lessons
  • Flexible and able to adjust priorities and strategies in order to meet the changing needs of the team and of students
  • High level of personal organization, planning, and follow-through and comfort with autonomy
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with students, families, supervisors and colleagues
  • Receptiveness to feedback, positive attitude, and a desire to continuously improve
  • PA Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI clearance and proof of a negative TB test
  • Willing and able to comply with all of WCS’ COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Belief in Wissahickon Charter Schools’ mission and the belief that all children can learn and succeed

About Wissahickon Charter School

Wissahickon Charter School’s first and current campus, Fernhill, opened in 2002 and serves 452 K-8 students from across Philadelphia. Our second K-8 campus, Awbury, will open in fall 2014. The mission of Wissahickon Charter School (WCS) is to provide a community of learning that stimulates and builds the child’s intellectual, social, and character development. Wissahickon Charter Schools are planned around three essential elements: an environmental focus that allows students to experience the curriculum, recognition of service learning projects as key in students’ success, and an emphasis on parents as partners in the learning experiences of their children.

How to Apply

To be considered, visit our website at http://wissahickoncharter.org/join-our-team and click on the Apply Now button.

Wissahickon Charter School is committed to hiring a diverse staff and encourages those from traditionally under-represented backgrounds to apply. Wissahickon Charter School does not discriminate in hiring or employment, or in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, or other programs.

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Chief School Officer

Posted by | August 16, 2021 |

Organization Summary

Independence Mission Schools (IMS) provide a transformative Catholic education that develops students intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually and that provides children of all faiths across the City of Philadelphia with the opportunity to learn in an academically rigorous environment and to grow in a culture of love, setting them on the path to a promising future.

 

The vision of the IMS network is that their students will leave the school community emotionally and spiritually formed by IMS’s Catholic example, performing at or above grade level, and enrolled in an academically rigorous high school program ready to achieve their dreams.  IMS strives to become a top-tier academic destination for all children in Philadelphia.

 

During their first seven years, the IMS network has built the foundation of a successful private school network, serving 4,000+ students in 14 Pre-K through 8th grade schools.  IMS’s goal is to achieve best in class academics for all the schools and students in their network and seeks a Chief Schools Officer (CSO) to lead the network to academic excellence.

 

Position Summary

The CSO serves as the network’s chief academic and school official, providing overall leadership and direction to the academic and school-based teams.  The CSO will be responsible for driving the realization of IMS’s vision for all students across the current IMS network.  The CSO will ensure success for IMS students through establishing best in class instructional and academic programs, as well as ensure the development and delivery of the academic programs is effective and efficient, incorporates network goals, and supports student achievement.  Keeping the work emblematic of the schools’ Catholic identity and legacy, the CSO will advance the teaching and learning within the IMS network to continually improve the outcomes for their students. The CSO champions IMS’s vision both internally and externally.

 

The CSO reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is a key member of the IMS Executive Leadership Team, which includes the Deputy Chief of Human Resources, Chief Finance Officer, and Chief Development Officer.

 

The CSO will serve as the primary representative of the organization to external educational partners, interact closely with funders and board members of IMS, and manage (directly and indirectly) the academic and school-based staff.

 

IMS is an equal-opportunity employer with good benefits and an entrepreneurial, results-oriented work culture.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Executive Leadership

  • In partnership with the CEO and the Board, align network-wide priorities, set, and implement an overarching strategic vision for the organization.
  • Uphold and support IMS’s vision and values by modeling expectations at all times.
  • In close partnership with school leadership, provide support/guidance in the development and effective implementation of the network’s instructional program leading to academic success to all 4,000 students.
  • Recruit and train exceptional incoming school principals and coordinate programs for emerging leadership among instructional staff.
  • Manage and develop principals in their roles as instructional leaders of their schools to improve student achievement.
  • Serve as a thought partner to colleagues, help solve a variety of day-to-day challenges, and generate creative solutions for internal and external improvements.
  • Support school leaders in the development and realization of IMS’s vision in their schools.

 

Academic and Instructional Leadership

  • Lead and implement overall academic priorities and programs for the IMS network in support of the vision.
  • Design, Implement, and manage the network’s academic program to include high-quality, standards-aligned curriculum, effective instructional practices, analyzing, interpreting, and using data to drive results, and leadership development.
  • Implement IMS’s new strategic plan related to “Best in Class Academics” by building the capacity of school leaders and staff to deliver exceptional, high-quality instruction in service to student learning and to create a culture where faculty and staff choose to stay at IMS over time.
  • Assess needs of the schools and implement systems and practices related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development intended to drive student achievement.
  • Achieve breakthrough school performance in student achievement, instructional quality, teacher support and retention.
  • Lead school reviews and leverage instructional expertise through the analysis of artifacts of school practice and observations of classroom instruction and school culture.
  • Lead ongoing school-based walkthroughs and feedback sessions to ensure that curriculum and instructional systems are implemented with fidelity.
  • Facilitate instructional planning that ensures schools identify and focus on the highest-leverage instructional materials and practices to improve teaching and learning and drive student outcomes.
  • Develop, adopt, refine, and implement curriculum, instructional approaches, and assessments.
  • Share evolving education trends and best practices with the team.

 

School Management and Support

  • Serve as the direct manager to the network school leadership and curriculum teams; provide support and guidance around best practices for managing and developing the entire staff to ensure IMS promotes a culture of professional growth and high achievement.
  • Advise Deputy Chief of Schools and Director of School Leadership on school management and initiatives.
  • Oversee successful performance management practices to ensure all academic and operational requirements are met.
  • Elevate the work of each individual school’s successes, facilitate and network school communities with each other and with the broader education community to scale effective practices.
  • Ensure standard operating procedures are maximized and the school-based teams are actively and effectively problem solving.
  • Work in close collaboration with colleagues to develop and deliver best-in-class services to schools
  • Serve as a culture carrier for the network in building positive morale.
  • Understand and manage school law, policy, and protocols.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to IMS Catholic mission, vision, and core beliefs.
  • Commitment to serving children of all faiths in an urban environment with the belief that all students can learn.
  • Demonstrated success in driving academic outcomes, specifically in curriculum and instruction.
  • Ability to lead and inspire others to deliver high performance.
  • Strong strategic thinking and planning skills, with the ability to leverage qualitative and quantitative information in decision-making.
  • Ambitious and innovative mindset with a track record of translating strategy into action and delivering results.
  • Exceptional communicator: adept at sharing information both verbally and written in a way that resonates with a variety of audiences, both internally and externally.
  • Understanding of the complexity of managing school-based organizations, and the ability to communicate effectively with a full range of stakeholders involved in a school’s community.
  • Ability and desire to work with a socioeconomically and racially diverse community with the ability to connect and collaborate across lines of difference.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and responsibility, and a strong work ethic.
  • A positive, high-energy attitude, and a drive for personal excellence.
  • Flexible attitude, ability to work with urgency.

 

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in Education or similar field of study.
  • Minimum of 10 years professional experience (preferably in a K-8 school setting) with at least five years in school leadership experience or higher level educational administrative experience with a strong passion for advancing educational achievement.
  • Experience working or serving in a faith-based, Catholic School, preferred.
  • Extensive management experience (preferably leaders and/or educators) with a track record of success in leading and sustaining a high-performing organization.
  • Experience cultivating partnerships with individuals and institutions across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors.
  • Experience effectively managing complex budgets and the strategic allocation of resources.

 

Physical Requirements

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as:

  • Traveling to external meetings – valid driver’s license and/or access to transportation when necessary.
  • Functioning in office space – reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, copying, typing, mailing, making phone calls.
  • Must be able to sit for up to two hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing.

 

Compensation

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

 

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K-8 Certified Special Education Teacher

Posted by | August 6, 2021 |

Special Education Teacher

Term:(10) month position – Salaried

Full-Time – Exempt

School Background:

Established in 1997, Harambee Institute of Science & Technology Charter School is one of the first African-centered charter schools formed in the state of Pennsylvania. With a focus on Science and Technology, Harambee is an elementary public school currently serving 525 students in grades K-8. Harambee prides itself on delivering an academic experience to students in a loving, safe, and culturally rich environment.

Mission:

To build self-respect, self-reliance, and empowerment through practical, educationally sound and culturally relevant curricula and services embedded in science and technology.

Position Summary:

The Special Education Teacher is responsible for ensuring the delivery of services to students who have been identified with disabilities. The Special Education Teacher is also responsible for the management of IEPs, Progress Monitoring and related services for the students they service. The Special Education Teacher is responsible for demonstrating strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, as well as good organizational ability. Collaboration with regular education teachers is imperative.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • PA State Teacher certification in Special Education
  • Teaching experience preferred

Assurance:

HISTCS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HISTCS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

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9th Grade Success Coach

Posted by | August 5, 2021 |

Are you interested in helping school leaders be more effective as they seek to increase high school graduation rates? Are you ready to put your facilitation and communication skills to use as part of a team that coaches teachers and school administrators on using data to create positive changes for students? Are you open to learning new skills in the areas of data analysis, leadership coaching, and professional development? As a PAI 9th Grade Success Coach these will be key roles you will play as we partner with school leaders to increase the 9th Grade On-Track rate in order to increase high school graduation rates and long-term student success.

Who We Are: Philadelphia Academies, Inc. is a 51-year-old non-profit whose mission is to design and implement industry informed, career-connected learning strategies and school supports that position young people for success in post-secondary education and the workforce. We envision a world where all young people have the skills, resources, and networks to reach their full potential.

Position: 9th Grade Success Coach (Full-Time)
The 9th Grade Success Coach is responsible for providing coaching and technical assistance to partner schools in data utilization and intervention planning strategies, as well as implementing supportive practices for 9th grade students. The 9th Grade Success Coach works as part of a team of professionals, and reports to the Associate Director of Data Supports and Evaluation.

The ideal candidate for this position will have experience working in public schools and coaching/facilitating small groups; be willing to learn new technical and professional skills; have experience with Microsoft Excel, tracking and monitoring systems, and data-driven decision making; have strong written and interpersonal communications skills; and have a desire to improve the educational experience of teachers and students in Philadelphia.

This is an excellent opportunity for a passionate professional who is interested in expanding their skill base while supporting students and teachers through coaching and technical assistance in the areas of easing the transition to high school, keeping students on-track for graduation, and continuous improvement methodologies.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Coach 9th Grade Assistant Principals at 4-5 high schools in the School District of Philadelphia on data utilization strategies, effective team meetings, protocols, intervention tracking and monitoring systems, building distributed leadership, and accountability in order to promote 9th Grade On-Track rates
  • Guide school leaders in looking at data dashboards and analyzing trend data in order to impact their thinking and planning; help leaders translate and communicate relevant data trends to their teams in a succinct way
  • Assist with planning and executing school-level professional development sessions and Network-level Community of Practice meetings for school leaders
  • Assist with planning and executing two-day Orientation for New Schools, two-day Summer Summit for full 9th Grade Success Network, and one-day Winter Retreat
  • Design and manage work plans for each individual school, in collaboration with each school’s leadership team
  • Engage school leaders in regular reflection, practice analysis, and planning
  • Attend all assigned schools’ weekly 9th Grade Team meetings and offer support, suggestions, and coaching during and/or after meetings
  • Collect “best practices” from schools for Network-wide sharing and help assigned schools integrate best practices from other schools
  • Document and track school progress toward their goals, including completing in-depth quarterly reports
  • Collaborate with partners from the School District of Philadelphia and UChicago’s To&Through Project in order to advance adaptation of best practices for 9th graders across Philadelphia
  • Participation in all PAI signature events and fundraisers, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, required
  • Coaching/professional development experience preferred
  • Experience working with teachers and/or administrators to achieve specific goals      preferred
  • Experience working in public high schools strongly preferred
  • Passion for racial equity and commitment to applying an equity lens to all that you do
  • Great attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability for public speaking, as well as leading small/large group presentations
  • Organization
  • Strong interpersonal communication and relationship building skills
  • Ability to analyze and respond to problems, and communicate potential solutions in an approachable way
  • Able to work well both independently and in a team, with strong collaboration skills
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement methodologies is a bonus
  • Access to reliable transportation or a high comfort level using Philadelphia Public Transit a must.

Salary Range: $50,000-52,000, with full benefits package including but not limited to Health, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off and 401K.

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Middle School Apprentice Teacher – Math & Science

Posted by | July 29, 2021 |

Wissahickon Charter School is seeking two Middle School Apprentice Teachers for Math & Science, one for each of our sites (Fernhill and Awbury). The Apprentice Teacher position is a wonderful opportunity for recent graduates or career changers who are looking for a pathway into the teaching profession. Candidates currently enrolled in or recently graduated from teacher education programs are strongly encouraged to apply, as well as individuals who have prior experience working in fields such as math/science research.  This position provides invaluable classroom experience and professional development. Experience as an Apprentice Teacher for one to two years is great preparation for becoming a lead teacher in the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborative planning with 3 middle school teachers across 2 subject areas
  • Partner with lead teachers to implement curriculum and utilize classroom routines and procedures with consistency
  • Provide one-on-one and small group instruction to students in grades 6 through 8 for additional academic support
  • Work closely with lead teachers to assess, track and analyze student progress
  • Collaborate with the middle school team to ensure student growth in subject areas of focus
  • Participate in on-going professional development
  • Lead a teaching elective, special, and/or study hall
  • Provide substitute teaching coverage for colleagues, as needed
  • As instructional skills gradually increase, may be responsible for providing whole group instruction to students in select subjects
  • Complete administrative duties as necessary (data entry, homework review, filing, copying, etc.)
  • Accompany the students to recess and/or help monitor indoor recess as needed
  • Support intake, dismissal and transitions between classes
  • Assist lead teacher with other student responsibilities as requested

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong content knowledge and skill in math and science
  • Experience working with adolescents, in a school setting preferred
  • All required FBI & PA clearances and compliance with all of WCS’ COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Reflective and open to feedback and coaching
  • Appreciation of the unique strengths and challenges of adolescents
  • Ability to work with a variety of colleagues who have diverse teaching and organizational styles
  • Willingness to speak openly and honestly about issues of race and equity and to work to dismantle white supremacist culture
  • Interest in the mission of Wissahickon Charter School, and a belief that all children can learn

Compensation:

This is a full time, 10-month position with 100% employer-paid benefits (medical, dental and vision).

About Wissahickon Charter School

Wissahickon Charter School’s first campus, Fernhill, opened in 2002 and serves 480 K-8 students from across Philadelphia. Our second K-8 campus, Awbury, opened in the fall of 2014. The mission of Wissahickon Charter School (WCS) is to provide a community of learning that stimulates and builds the child’s intellectual, social, and character development. Wissahickon Charter Schools are planned around three essential elements: an environmental focus that allows students to experience the curriculum, recognition of service learning projects as key in students’ success, and an emphasis on parents as partners in the learning experiences of their children.

 

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Sixth Grade Math and Science Teacher – Fernhill Campus

Posted by | July 29, 2021 |

Wissahickon Charter School is seeking a 6th grade Math and Science Teacher. Sixth grade teachers are responsible for developing and implementing instruction that builds positive classroom community and promotes academic and social/emotional growth. Teachers must be committed to the belief that all students can learn and must be relentless in their efforts to address the wide range of learning styles, needs and interests of Wissahickon Charter School students. The ideal candidate will have classroom teaching experience in an urban setting and will thrive in a collaborative work environment. This is an outstanding opportunity to improve the academic and social outcomes of children from across the city of Philadelphia.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a learning environment that excites, invests, and motivates students to achieve academic and behavioral expectations
  • Design and implement organized, differentiated unit and lesson plans aligned with WCS’ curriculum
  • Work collaboratively with grade team, learning specialists, teaching assistants, and other staff to support student growth
  • Build classroom community through the development of CARES values (CARES stands for Collaboration, Academic Excellence, Responsibility, Empathy and Self-Reflection)
  • Consistently implement WCS’ student management practices within the classroom and throughout school
  • Establish and maintain relationships with families through regular communication, updates and opportunities for involvement
  • Track student performance and use data from Wissahickon Charter School’s internal assessments to drive instruction and behavior interventions
  • Exemplify WCS’ CARES values in all interactions with students, families and colleagues
  • Seek out and be receptive to feedback from the school’s administrators and peers with the goal of improving instructional and culture-building skills
  • Participate in all professional development, team planning and data analysis meetings
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the administrative team

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Current or pending relevant teaching certification
  • Teaching experience in an urban setting highly preferred
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills, with a record of increasing students’ academic and behavioral growth
  • Knowledge of Pennsylvania and Common Core Standards; experience with Open Up math a plus
  • Familiarity/experience with Responsive Classroom approach a plus
  • Receptiveness to feedback, positive attitude, and a desire to continuously improve
  • Flexible and able to adjust instructional strategies in order to reach goals
  • High level of personal organization, planning, and follow-through
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with students, families, supervisors and colleagues
  • Collaborative work style; including maturity, humility, and a sense of humor
  • Belief in Wissahickon Charter Schools’ mission and environmental education model, and the belief that all children can learn and succeed

 

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Math Interventionist – Awbury Campus

Posted by | July 29, 2021 |

Wissahickon Charter School is seeking a Math Interventionist for our Awbury campus. Interventionists are responsible for supporting student achievement across grades K-8 in math. The Interventionists will provide small group or one-on-one instruction to students identified as needing additional academic support in order to meet grade level proficiency benchmarks. This position is also responsible for monitoring, reporting, and communicating student progress and performance. Because this is a newly created position on our team and many of our students and staff will be returning to the building for in-person instruction for the first time since March of 2020, Interventionists must be willing to be flexible in order to meet the most pressing needs of our students, and should be open to the position evolving over time. Candidates who have recently graduated from teacher education programs are strongly encouraged to apply. This is a two-year position that reports to the site-based Principals. This position provides invaluable teaching experience and professional development, and is great preparation for becoming a lead teacher in the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provides targeted math instruction to individual students and small groups
  • Uses data to provide instruction to students and to work to bring their skills to grade-level
  • Works to build a close rapport with students
  • Uses identified research-based interventions focused specifically on individual student needs
  • Maintains documentation of continuous monitoring of student performance and progress
  • Communicates with the literacy or math program coordinator, teachers, administration, and families regarding student progress, and may be asked to participate in meetings to discuss this information
  • Provides assessments for students as needed
  • Provides input for program development
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Strong content knowledge and skill in math
  • Knowledge of Bridges math and/or Open Up a plus for math
  • Experience working with students in grades K-8, in an urban school setting preferred
  • All required FBI & PA clearances and compliance with all of WCS’ COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Reflective and open to feedback and coaching
  • Appreciation of the challenges for students returning to in-person instruction after a potentially traumatic time during the pandemic
  • Ability to work with a variety of colleagues who have diverse teaching and organizational styles
  • Willingness to speak openly and honestly about issues of race and equity and to work to dismantle white supremacist culture
  • Interest in the mission of Wissahickon Charter School, and a belief that all children can learn

Compensation:

This is a full time, 10-month position with 100% employer-paid benefits (medical, dental and vision) for the employee and any spouse or dependents. This position is funded by federal pandemic relief funds that will expire at the end of the 2022-2023 school year. While the hope is to make this a permanent position, WCS cannot commit to the position beyond that date at this time.

About Wissahickon Charter School

Wissahickon Charter School’s first campus, Fernhill, opened in 2002 and serves 480 K-8 students from across Philadelphia. Our second K-8 campus, Awbury, opened in the fall of 2014. The mission of Wissahickon Charter School (WCS) is to provide a community of learning that stimulates and builds the child’s intellectual, social, and character development. Wissahickon Charter Schools are planned around three essential elements: an environmental focus that allows students to experience the curriculum, recognition of service learning projects as key in students’ success, and an emphasis on parents as partners in the learning experiences of their children.

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Lower School Math Apprentice Teacher

Posted by | July 29, 2021 |

Wissahickon Charter School is seeking a Lower School Math Apprentice Teacher. The Apprentice teacher will support teachers and students in the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. The Apprentice Teacher position is a wonderful opportunity for recent graduates or career changers who are looking for a pathway into the teaching profession. Candidates currently enrolled in or recently graduated from teacher education programs are strongly encouraged to apply. This position provides invaluable classroom experience and professional development. Experience as an Apprentice Teacher for one to two years is great preparation for becoming a lead teacher in the future.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborative planning with 3rd through 5th grade lead teachers.
  • Partner with lead teachers to implement curriculum and utilize classroom routines and procedures with consistency
  • Provide one-on-one and small group instruction in content area to students in grades 3rd through 5th for additional academic support
  • Work closely with lead teachers to assess, track and analyze student progress
  • Collaborate with the 3rd-5th grade team to ensure student growth in subject area of focus
  • Participate in ongoing professional development
  • Provide substitute teaching coverage when 3rd-5th grade teachers are out
  • As instructional skills gradually increase, may be responsible for providing whole group instruction to students in select subjects
  • Complete administrative duties, including but not limited to data entry, homework review, filing (in-person only), and copying (in-person only).
  • Accompany the students to recess as needed (in-person only)
  • Assist lead teachers with other student responsibilities as requested

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Experience working with students, in an urban school setting preferred
  • Strong content knowledge and skill in math
  • Ability to work with a variety of colleagues who have diverse teaching and organizational styles
  • Reflective and open to feedback and coaching
  • Commitment to learning about and consistently implementing Wissahickon Charter Schools’ behavioral management plan
  • Solid technology skills and the ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI clearance and proof of a negative TB test.
  • Willing and able to comply with all of WCS’ COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Interest in the mission of Wissahickon Charter School, and a belief that all children can learn

Compensation:

This is a full time, 10-month position with health benefits.

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Assistant Teachers for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade

Posted by | July 29, 2021 |

Wissahickon Charter School is looking for Assistant Teachers for grades K through 2 for our Fernhill and Awbury Campuses. The Lower School Assistant Teacher position includes classroom and recess duties. Serving as an Assistant Teacher is an excellent opportunity to improve the academic and social-emotional outcomes of children from across the city of Philadelphia.

Key Responsibilities

Classroom responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting the lead teacher during lesson(s)
  • Leading students in small breakout groups guided by the teacher’s direction
  • Instructing students one-on-one when necessary
  • Communicating daily with the lead teacher
  • Supporting classroom management and student discipline follow-up
  • Holding students accountable to individual classroom rules and Wissahickon Charter School (WCS) rules
  • Completing administrative duties for the classroom as necessary (data entry, homework review, filing, making copies)
  • Supporting students using the “Talk it Out” method for resolving conflicts
  • Understanding and applying Responsive Classroom (RC) techniques when interacting with students and colleagues
  • Noticing and conveying uncharacteristic student behavior to teachers, counselors or other administration to ensure students’ well being

Recess Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring the welfare and safety of the students at all times
  • Engaging students on various levels from group activities and sports to conversations
  • Supporting students on a one-on-one basis if necessary
  • Being mindful of other community members sharing outdoor space with our students and ensuring our students’ safety
  • Encouraging environmental exploration if possible
  • Interacting with students in a friendly but professional manner
  • Holding students accountable to all WCS rules
  • Enforcing disciplinary action with consistency when infractions occur
  • Supporting students using the “Talk it Out” method and understanding and applying Responsive Classroom (RC) techniques when interacting with students
  • Noticing and conveying uncharacteristic student behavior to teachers, counselors or other administration to ensure students’ well being

General Expectations include but are not limited to:

  • Being on time and present in your role each day
  • Conducting yourself in a professional manner at all times
  • Understanding what constitutes appropriate interactions with students and other staff members
  • Ensuring adult conversations are held in spaces provided for adults
  • Wearing business casual clothing with the understanding that ATs will go outdoors each day in all seasons
  • Limiting cell phone and other electronic use to break times or when emergencies arise; always away from students when possible
  • Contacting your supervisor and lead teacher when you are unable to come to work via phone and/or email

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Degree in education a plus.
  • Pennsylvania Criminal Record Check, Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance, FBI clearance and proof of a negative TB test
  • Willing and able to comply with all of WCS’ COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Passion for education
  • Interest in the mission of Wissahickon Charter School, and a belief that all children can learn
  • Reflective and open to learning
  • Appreciation of the unique strengths and challenges of students’ in grades K-2
  • Experience working with students, in a school setting preferred
  • Ability to work with a variety of colleagues who have diverse teaching and organizational styles
  • Commitment to learning about and consistently implementing Responsive Classroom practices

Hours and Compensation:

The position runs from 8 am to 3:30 pm daily, with a paid 30 minute lunch break and a paid 15 minute break. In total it is 35 hours per week and pays an hourly rate of $16/hour. It also includes fully employer-covered medical and vision benefits for the individual.

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First Grade Teacher

Posted by | July 29, 2021 |

Overview

Wissahickon Charter School is seeking a first grade teacher for each of our school sites. First grade teachers are responsible for developing and implementing instruction that builds positive classroom community and promotes academic and social/emotional growth. Teachers must be committed to the belief that all students can learn and must be relentless in their efforts to address the wide range of learning styles, needs and interests of Wissahickon Charter School students. The ideal candidate will have classroom teaching experience in an urban setting and will thrive in a collaborative work environment. This is an outstanding opportunity to improve the academic and social outcomes of children from across the city of Philadelphia.

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a learning environment that excites, invests, and motivates students to achieve academic and behavioral expectations
  • Design and implement organized, differentiated unit and lesson plans aligned with WCS’ curriculum
  • Work collaboratively with grade team, learning specialists, teaching assistants, and other staff to support student growth
  • Build classroom community through the development of CARES values Collaboration, Academic Excellence, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-Reflection)
  • Consistently implement WCS’ student management practices within the classroom and throughout school
  • Establish and maintain relationships with families through regular communication, updates and opportunities for involvement
  • Track student performance and use data from Wissahickon Charter School’s internal assessments to drive instruction and behavior interventions
  • Exemplify WCS’ CARES values in all interactions with students, families and colleagues
  • Seek out and be receptive to feedback from the Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean of Culture, Instructional Coaches and peers with the goal of improving instructional and culture-building skills
  • Participate in all professional development, team planning and data analysis meetings
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the administrative team

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Current or pending relevant teaching certification
  • Teaching experience in an urban setting highly preferred
  • All required FBI & PA clearances and compliance with all of WCS’ COVID-19 safety protocols
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills, with a record of increasing students’ academic and behavioral growth
  • Knowledge of Pennsylvania and Common Core Standards
  • Familiarity/experience with Responsive Classroom approach a plus
  • Receptiveness to feedback, positive attitude, and a desire to continuously improve
  • Flexible and able to adjust instructional strategies in order to reach goals
  • High level of personal organization, planning, and follow-through
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with students, families, supervisors and colleagues
  • Collaborative work style; including maturity, humility, and a sense of humor
  • Willingness to speak openly and honestly about issues of race and equity and to work to dismantle white supremacist culture
  • Belief in Wissahickon Charter Schools’ mission and environmental education model, and the belief that all children can learn and succeed

About Wissahickon Charter School

Wissahickon Charter School’s first campus, Fernhill, opened in 2002 and serves 480 K-8 students from across Philadelphia. Our second K-8 campus, Awbury, opened in the fall of 2014. The mission of Wissahickon Charter School (WCS) is to provide a community of learning that stimulates and builds the child’s intellectual, social, and character development. Wissahickon Charter Schools are planned around three essential elements: an environmental focus that allows students to experience the curriculum, recognition of service learning projects as key in students’ success, and an emphasis on parents as partners in the learning experiences of their children.

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Program Director

Posted by | July 28, 2021 |

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

The Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders, Inc. (School Leaders) was created in 2015 based on the belief that Philadelphia’s strength as a city depends on its ability to deliver quality educational opportunities for all 215,000 students in its district, charter, and faith-based schools.  Realizing this vision requires strong leadership in our schools.  Recognizing that principals are the catalyst for change, School Leaders invests in leaders across district, charter, and faith-based schools in Philadelphia.

 

The Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders is a nonprofit organization that develops, engages, and retains principals and system leaders who transform schools, dramatically improve student outcomes, and drive systemic change to prepare all Philadelphia students for college, career, and life.  Our programs develop principals – and the system leaders who supervise and support principals – by providing hands-on, relevant, and actionable training and cultivating collaboration among a network of outstanding peers.  We provide school and system leaders with the necessary tools, skills, and networks to elevate their performance and improve school and student outcomes.  Now in our seventh year, School Leaders serves nearly one-third of Philadelphia’s principals, the critical mass needed to drive systemic change for our city’s schools and students.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Program Director will play an instrumental role in supporting School Leaders’ vision of achieving educational equity in Philadelphia so every child in every neighborhood attends a school that prepares all students to attain their dreams.  This requires a highly effective principal in each Philadelphia district, charter, and faith-based school who ensures every student is prepared for college, career, and life.  The Program Director will design, lead, and implement a portfolio of School Leaders’ programs to ensure participants experience engaging and impactful leadership development opportunities that build their capacity to improve schools and dramatically increase student outcomes.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Program Director’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

 

Lead program design

  • Directly design, lead, and implement a portfolio of School Leaders’ programs (initially including the Performance Partners Program, Leaders of Leaders, and new program/service development)
  • Develop or refine program-specific goals and session objectives aligned with organizational metrics
  • Prioritize competencies for development and design aligned scope and sequence
  • Manage towards annual program metrics aligned to School Leaders’ mission, strategies, and goals
  • Support program evaluation and incorporate findings into program design and implementation as part of a continuous improvement process

 

Ensure high-quality program implementation

  • Develop program content and delivery aligned to program goals and prioritized competencies
  • Design sessions that model effective adult learning principles
  • Identify and partner with faculty – either internally within School Leaders or external individuals or organizations – to plan, develop content and delivery, and debrief sessions
  • Directly facilitate sessions and other activities with program participants as applicable
  • Coach a caseload of program participants in the Neubauer Fellowship and Senior Fellows (alumni)
  • Support program-specific participant recruitment and selection
  • Oversee stakeholder communication with participants, faculty, school system partners, and others
  • Supervise event logistics to ensure seamless, efficient, and effective program delivery
  • Manage program-specific budgets – monitor budget to actuals and anticipate future needs
  • Supervise and support related program staff to ensure program quality and consistency

 

Develop cross-sector partnerships

  • Cultivate relationships with school and system leaders across charter, district, and faith-based school systems as well as educational nonprofits
  • Collaborate with school and system leaders to identify needs, align programs to address those needs, and coordinate program implementation
  • Assess the Philadelphia principal landscape to identify potential candidates for our programs
  • Develop content for communications and updates for external partners, funders, and stakeholders
  • Identify strategic opportunities for new partnerships or programs

 

Provide organizational leadership

  • Support development and implementation of organizational priorities and strategic plan
  • Serve as a thought-partner in developing and refining School Leaders’ overall program portfolio
  • Lead design and implementation of systems to promote sharing of strategies, tools, and resources across participants and programs

 

Additionally, the Program Director will fulfill any other responsibilities as needed or assigned by the Executive Director.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Passionately believes that all students can achieve at high levels
  • Exhibits a strong focus on goals and results – including a track record of meeting or exceeding goals – and holds self personally accountable
  • Develops, articulates, and builds buy-in to a clear vision
  • Builds positive relationships with diverse stakeholders and maintains a service orientation
  • Motivates, inspires, and moves other adults to action to achieve ambitious goals
  • Communicates effectively in both written and verbal communication – actively listens and tailors message for audience, context, and mode of communication
  • Plans strategically and offers innovative solutions to challenging problems
  • Demonstrates excellent project management and implementation skills – works efficiently, maintains attention to detail, and is able to plan, multi-task, adapt, and balance requests from many stakeholders
  • Exhibits a commitment to and action to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrates an entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintains a positive attitude, flexibility, and humor

 

The ideal candidate will have the following experience:

  • Experience as a K-12 principal or school leader
  • A proven track record of training, developing, and/or coaching adult learners to improve practice
  • A minimum of 5 years of strategic leadership and management experience in a K-12 education setting
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office and Google-based applications
  • Bachelor degree required. Master’s degree in education, public policy, management, or related field preferred.

Compensation is competitive and based on experience.  The Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders, Inc. offers a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

The Philadelphia Academy of School Leaders, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information about School Leaders, please visit our website at phillyschoolleaders.org.

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Bilingual Intervention Teacher

Posted by | July 22, 2021 |

Part-time

 

INTERVENTION TEACHER

 

Organization Summary:

Independence Charter School (ICS) is a community-based K-8 public charter school of academic excellence, centrally located in Philadelphia and serving a diverse community of learners. ICS provides an intellectually-stimulating curriculum with a global focus designed to develop independent, thoughtful global citizens. We emphasize second language acquisition and integrate arts, ideas, and histories from around the world. Independence Charter School fosters equity and excellence in learning by embracing global citizenship, bilingual education, rigorous academics, and creative expression through the arts.

 

Position Summary:

The Intervention Teacher is responsible for push-in and pull out support in English Language Arts, Spanish Language Arts and Math.  The Intervention Teacher will implement and design specific strategies to promote academic and social growth in the students they support.  The Intervention Teacher will support the instructional programs by utilizing intervention curriculums and engaging in frequent communication with regular education teachers, the Principal, Assistant Principal and school counselors.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

 

  • Provide academic support tutoring to identified students in English Language Arts, Math and/or Spanish Language Arts
  • Develop and use instructional support tools and curriculum effectively
  • Use assessment tools for progress monitoring purposes
  • Support teachers in documenting children’s progress by helping administer Diagnostic Reading Assessment and other benchmark assessments
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons and communicates these objectives to the students
  • Build effective relationships with teachers and administration via regular meetings
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of behavior management techniques
  • Participate in professional growth and development provided by the school
  • Complete other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Commitment to ICS values of equity, courage, community, and growth
  • Ability to relate to a diverse population of students

 

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience Tutoring or teaching English, Spanish and/or math is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in a K-8 school preferred
  • Valid teaching certificate preferred
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Substitute Teacher

Posted by | July 19, 2021 |

Your Students Can’t Wait To Meet You!

At Kokua, we match schools with passionate guest educators who empower students to expand their horizons. We are looking for dynamic, positive leaders to be Substitute Teachers and change the lives of students. Apply today.

Kokua is currently hiring for both daily and long-term positions at partner schools across the Philadelphia area for the 21-22 school year!  

Benefits:

  • Flexible schedule – teach 2-5 days/week
  • Access to full-time positions with our partner schools
  • Access to Kokua’s support team from 6 am – 8 pm every day
  • $125-$140/day

Requirements:

  • Have a strong belief that every child has a unique & powerful gift to share with the world
  • 1+ year(s) experience working with students
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong ability to manage a classroom of students
  • Ability to pass a State & FBI background check
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Lead Interventionist

Posted by | July 9, 2021 |

Lead Interventionist
Grades K-12 

 

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS 

Title:  Lead Interventionist

Reports To: Principal  

Commitment: Full-Time

Term: 10 Months, this position would be available through June 2025 based on federal funding

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

The Lead Interventionist will help design programming, assessments, and processes to be used by the Interventionist Team being formed to support student literacy and math instruction.  The Lead Interventionist will lead the Intervention Team, and report to the Building Principals.

Interventionists will be responsible for supporting student achievement across grades K-8 and High School in either literacy or math. The Interventionists will provide small group and/or one-on-one instruction to students identified as needing additional academic support in order to meet grade level proficiency benchmarks.

 

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Founded by Sheryl Perzel and Paul Stadelberger, New Foundations Charter School opened in 2000. Our core principle was simple: be student-centered and growth focused. This ethos remains and at New Foundations we maintain that in order for our children to thrive as leading members of society, they must grow academically, socially, and emotionally today.

Twenty years later, New Foundations is a prominent public charter school serving grades K-12 in Northeast Philadelphia and a leader in academic excellence, social emotional awareness, and community engagement. In a constantly changing world, we continue our work to evolve and improve. We are ambitious about New Foundations’ future. We’re a great school, but we still have work to do to be better and to redefine what it means to be a great school.

Our Mission: The mission of the New Foundations Charter School is to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high-achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. The teachers and staff of New Foundations Charter School will ensure a commitment to lifelong learning and achievement of all of our students by creating an atmosphere of caring that pervades every aspect of school life and promotes responsibility for all members of our school community.

Our Vision for Impact: In 2019, New Foundations embarked on an ambitious five year strategic plan.  The Strategic Plan’s “Vision for Impact” is that by June 2025, New Foundations will provide daily opportunities for all students to engage in rigorous academic preparation, integrated and well-rounded character development, and inclusive and expansive specials and extracurricular activities that prepare them for individualized post-secondary success.

Our Students

As an open enrollment public charter school, we seek to prepare each student for the college, career and service opportunity of their choice. New Foundations Charter School currently educates 1,500 students across a K-8 & High School campus in Northeast Philadelphia.

New Foundations has a highly diverse and representative student/family population: 57% White, 22% Black, 13% Latino, 5% Asian and 3% Mixed Races & Other; 40% Free Lunch, 30% Reduced-Price Lunch, 30% Paid Lunch.  The political and ideological diversity of our student and family body is representative of the United States as a whole.

Our Buildings 

The K-8 and High School buildings are located within walking distance of each other in the Holmesburg neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Both buildings include recent renovations and are well-maintained to provide a positive learning environment for students and staff.

Building highlights include bright and spacious classrooms, technology-enabled classrooms, science labs, gymnasiums with full size basketball courts, cafeterias and learning commons.  The buildings are near major roadways with on-site parking for staff and within walking distance from the SEPTA Regional Rail Suburban station with trains to Center City.

Our Community 

New Foundations opened in 2000 and has had a strong, positive presence in its Northeast neighborhood of Philadelphia throughout the past 20 years.  New Foundations is highly-regarded on various academic performance measures compared with other Philadelphia charter and district schools and we have an admissions wait-list of over 10,000 students.

 

QUALIFICATIONS  

All staff at New Foundations Charter School are expected to:

  • Embrace our mission and embody our vision for New Foundations’ future;
  • Model our core values of being student-focused, serving our community and consistently engaging in solutions-oriented and caring conversations;
  • Welcome the opportunity to be constantly challenged to grow, learn and improve;
  • Demonstrate role model mentality in all interactions and activities;
  • Have a track record of success and achievement within an environment of limited resources.

The Lead Interventionist at New Foundations Charter School is expected to:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with a record of academic achievement;
  • Possess valid Pennsylvania teacher certification;
  • Demonstrate expertise and enthusiasm for and a track record of success  working with struggling students to meet grade level standards;
  • Preferably possess a minimum of five years of relevant teaching experience;
  • Preferably possess prior teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting.

COMPENSATION 
New Foundations offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We are committed to pay equity.

This position is funded by federal pandemic relief funds that will expire at the end of the 2024-2025 school year. While the hope is to make this a permanent position, NFCS cannot commit to the position beyond that date at this time.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Intervention Leadership and Services

  • Design the Intervention Program at New Foundations that includes a research-based curriculum, as well as an assessment process that both assesses growth and identifies and tracks individual students needs.
  • Institute a process for strong communication among Interventionists and between Interventionists and teachers.
  • Oversee the individual and/or small group instruction provided by Interventionists.
  • Serve on the Intervention Teams at both the K-8 and High School Campuses.
  • Ensure the Interventionists:
    • Implement research based intervention curriculum to students with fidelity.
    • Develop individual student goals for intervention growth and monitor progress towards goals.
    • Administer school assessments and standardized assessments for progress monitoring.
    • Analyze assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and use this assessment data to inform and differentiate instructional practices.
    • Communicate student progress and performance to parents/guardians. Engage families in their children’s education by building relationships and maintaining regular communication.
    • Communicate and plan with classroom teachers, special education teachers, and other school personnel on a regular basis.
    • Maintain an effective, creative, and balanced learning environment that meets the needs of all students.
    • Enforce the school’s discipline policies and code of conduct.
    • Demonstrate genuine interest, belief, and care for students’ personal and academic success.

Professional Comportment

  • Exhibit a professional image and demeanor at all times.
  • Commit to continual professional growth.
  • Attend all professional development meetings and faculty/staff meetings.
  • Participate and support grade-level activities and school-wide functions throughout the school-year.
  • Adhere to school schedule and be punctual for work and meetings.
  • Maintain an effective and positive relationship with colleagues, staff and supervisors.
  • Professionally and effectively communicate with all colleagues, staff and supervisors.

Other

  • Become a member of the school community, building strong relationships and being highly engaged.
  • Do whatever else is necessary or requested to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities.



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Launchpad Executive Director

Posted by | July 7, 2021 |

Title: Launchpad Executive Director
Reports To: Co-CEO Building 21
Status: Full time Exempt
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Building 21 Background: 

The mission of Building 21 is to empower networks of learners to connect with their passions and build agency to impact their world. Building 21 is a nonprofit organization that is reimagining secondary schooling to meet the needs of all learners. Building 21 partners with school districts to design, launch and operate innovative schools. Our schools are afforded significant flexibility and autonomy by our district partners to pursue our vision for student and adult learning. We also work with schools and districts that are making the transition to competency-based education through our Learning Innovation Network. Our mission is to create a network approach to secondary and post-secondary learning for high school age youth that fundamentally reorients the system to place the learner at the center. www.building21.org 

Launchpad Background: 

By integrating career-connected learning, authentic work experiences, and the development of general “Future Ready” skills across high school and the ensuing two years, Launchpad will harness the power of connected networks of schools and employers to prepare students to thrive as they transition into full-time work. Students will leave Launchpad with a “good job” (one that pays a living wage) in a high growth industry with upwardly mobile career opportunities. In order to ensure their long-term success, they will also be armed with general “Future Ready” skills and mindsets, pathway-specific skills, industry certifications, real world experience, strong networks of professionals in their career area, a portfolio of relevant work, and either an Associates degree or meaningful credit towards a degree—all translating to a significant “leg up” as they launch their careers. A summary of the Launchpad initiative can be found here.

Building 21 is currently looking for a passionate and experienced individual to lead our Launchpad initiative. The ideal Executive Director possesses a deep commitment to positive youth development, an unwavering faith in the potential of every student, and a strong  belief in the power of innovative solutions to help young people connect with their bright futures. As part of the senior Building 21 team, the Launchpad Executive Director will lead the continued design, piloting and implementation of Project Launchpad. The Launchpad Executive Director will report to the Building 21 Co-CEO, Chip Linehan. To date, the Building 21 team  has laid the groundwork for Launchpad, including the design of the high level academic program and the development of  key partnerships (funders, high schools, postsecondary institutions, employers). When the Executive Director is hired, they will assume responsibility for refining  the program curriculum, hiring the initial staff, and managing the day to day operations of the program. Chip will continue to lead fundraising, building and nurturing high level partnerships, and supporting the Executive Director in their work to build the program.

What you’ll do: 

  • Serve as the leader and the external representative for the Launchpad program
  • Build off of completed research of similar models, stakeholder interviews, and exploration of post-secondary options, and oversee the continued design process of Launchpad including the development of a sustainable financial model and the identification of relevant curricular resources
  • Lead the continued iteration of specific programmatic details, including the student experience, partnership criteria, partnership commitments and responsibilities, professional development, and the data systems to support the program
  • Participate in the necessary fundraising efforts to launch and sustain the program
  • Design and implement pilots to test key aspects of the program during the planning year (2021-2022 school year)
  • Lead the implementation of the first Launchpad network in the launch year (school year 2022-2023), including partnership development, student recruiting and the hiring and oversight of the Launchpad staff

The beliefs, mindsets, and skills you possess: 

  • A educator who believes deeply in the potential of young people, builds strong relationships with students grounded in trust, and possesses an unyielding commitment to expanding opportunity for our students
  • A strong strategic visionary leader who galvanizes others and influences actions across the network and externally:
    • Strong understanding of secondary education, workforce development and trends impacting the future of work
    • Ability to co-create and implement an innovative vision for program success
    • Ability to lead the iteration of the program over time
    • Ability to leverage quantitative and qualitative data to drive transparency and improvement
    • Ability to influence the actions of others across the organization, including direct and indirect management lines
    • Ability to successfully lead around change
    • Ability to accurately represent Building 21 vision externally, particularly to existing and potential funders
  • An effective project manager who manages competing priorities and implements strategy with fidelity
    • Ability to set up and implement complex projects and initiatives
    • Ability to seek out and advocate for resources that will drive work forward
    • Ability to navigate and manage competing priorities
    • Ability to collaborate across the organization
  • A highly relational leader with the capacity to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Ability to leverage relationships to drive a coaching and development agenda
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in clear, concise, and linear ways
    • High level of self-awareness, humility, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence
    • Ability to work collaboratively with team members and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and build a culture that fosters diversity and inclusion
    • Capacity to accept feedback from others, make decisions, and exhibit sound and accurate judgement in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
  • A values driven and empathetic leader who will find success at Building 21
    • Excitement to work at an organization that is constantly innovating and challenging the status quo
    • Enjoys working on a team and operates in a way that will build trust with students, families, and teammates (e.g. integrity, consideration, empathy, etc.)
    • High level of self-awareness, humility, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence. Ability to engage in conflict confidently and with empathy/kindness
    • Ability to articulate and navigate tensions while remaining comfortable not knowing or agreeing to disagree with others
    • Operates with a growth mindset for self and others

What you’ve already done: 

  • Experience in workforce development, urban secondary education and/or post-secondary education
  • Demonstrated success coaching, supervising or leading a team
  • Experience in systems level change management including building support across a wide variety of stakeholders.
  • Entrepreneurial problem-solving experience – creating and building new programs and/or creating innovative solutions to problems within a traditional organization or system

Salary and Benefits: 

    • Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
    • Benefits: Strong benefits package provided.
    • Applicants will be provided with a salary range and information about benefits early in the interview process

Application Submission: 

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Building 21 is a non-profit organization that is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Building 21’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability.

Building 21 has partnered with RCG Talent Solutions on our search for the founding Executive Director of Launchpad. Please follow this link to submit your application and direct all questions to Aramis Grant (aramis@rcgtalent.com). RCG Talent Solutions will review all applications and, upon qualification, contact you to determine next steps.

 

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Launchpad Executive Director

Posted by | July 2, 2021 |

Building 21 Background: 

The mission of Building 21 is to empower networks of learners to connect with their passions and build agency to impact their world. Building 21 is a nonprofit organization that is reimagining secondary schooling to meet the needs of all learners. Building 21 partners with school districts to design, launch and operate innovative schools. Our schools are afforded significant flexibility and autonomy by our district partners to pursue our vision for student and adult learning. We also work with schools and districts that are making the transition to competency-based education through our Learning Innovation Network. Our mission is to create a network approach to secondary and post-secondary learning for high school age youth that fundamentally reorients the system to place the learner at the center. www.building21.org 

Launchpad Background: 

By integrating career-connected learning, authentic work experiences, and the development of general “Future Ready” skills across high school and the ensuing two years, Launchpad will harness the power of connected networks of schools and employers to prepare students to thrive as they transition into full-time work. Students will leave Launchpad with a “good job” (one that pays a living wage) in a high growth industry with upwardly mobile career opportunities. In order to ensure their long-term success, they will also be armed with general “Future Ready” skills and mindsets, pathway-specific skills, industry certifications, real world experience, strong networks of professionals in their career area, a portfolio of relevant work, and either an Associates degree or meaningful credit towards a degree—all translating to a significant “leg up” as they launch their careers. A summary of the Launchpad initiative can be found here

Building 21 is currently looking for a passionate and experienced individual to lead our Launchpad initiative. The ideal Executive Director possesses a deep commitment to positive youth development, an unwavering faith in the potential of every student, and a strong  belief in the power of innovative solutions to help young people connect with their bright futures. As part of the senior Building 21 team, the Launchpad Executive Director will lead the continued design, piloting and implementation of Project Launchpad. The Launchpad Executive Director will report to the Building 21 Co-CEO, Chip Linehan. To date, the Building 21 team  has laid the groundwork for Launchpad, including the design of the high level academic program and the development of  key partnerships (funders, high schools, postsecondary institutions, employers). When the Executive Director is hired, they will assume responsibility for refining  the program curriculum, hiring the initial staff, and managing the day to day operations of the program. Chip will continue to lead fundraising, building and nurturing high level partnerships, and supporting the Executive Director in their work to build the program.

What you’ll do: 

  • Serve as the leader and the external representative for the Launchpad program
  • Build off of completed research of similar models, stakeholder interviews, and exploration of post-secondary options, and oversee the continued design process of Launchpad including the development of a sustainable financial model and the identification of relevant curricular resources
  • Lead the continued iteration of specific programmatic details, including the student experience, partnership criteria, partnership commitments and responsibilities, professional development, and the data systems to support the program
  • Participate in the necessary fundraising efforts to launch and sustain the program
  • Design and implement pilots to test key aspects of the program during the planning year (2021-2022 school year)
  • Lead the implementation of the first Launchpad network in the launch year (school year 2022-2023), including partnership development, student recruiting and the hiring and oversight of the Launchpad staff

The beliefs, mindsets, and skills you possess: 

  • A educator who believes deeply in the potential of young people, builds strong relationships with students grounded in trust, and possesses an unyielding commitment to expanding opportunity for our students
  • A strong strategic visionary leader who galvanizes others and influences actions across the network and externally:
    • Strong understanding of secondary education, workforce development and trends impacting the future of work
    • Ability to co-create and implement an innovative vision for program success
    • Ability to lead the iteration of the program over time
    • Ability to leverage quantitative and qualitative data to drive transparency and improvement
    • Ability to influence the actions of others across the organization, including direct and indirect management lines
    • Ability to successfully lead around change
    • Ability to accurately represent Building 21 vision externally, particularly to existing and potential funders
  • An effective project manager who manages competing priorities and implements strategy with fidelity
    • Ability to set up and implement complex projects and initiatives
    • Ability to seek out and advocate for resources that will drive work forward
    • Ability to navigate and manage competing priorities
    • Ability to collaborate across the organization
  • A highly relational leader with the capacity to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Ability to leverage relationships to drive a coaching and development agenda
    • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in clear, concise, and linear ways
    • High level of self-awareness, humility, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence
    • Ability to work collaboratively with team members and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and build a culture that fosters diversity and inclusion
    • Capacity to accept feedback from others, make decisions, and exhibit sound and accurate judgement in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment
  • A values driven and empathetic leader who will find success at Building 21
    • Excitement to work at an organization that is constantly innovating and challenging the status quo
    • Enjoys working on a team and operates in a way that will build trust with students, families, and teammates (e.g. integrity, consideration, empathy, etc.)
    • High level of self-awareness, humility, interpersonal skills, and emotional intelligence. Ability to engage in conflict confidently and with empathy/kindness
    • Ability to articulate and navigate tensions while remaining comfortable not knowing or agreeing to disagree with others
    • Operates with a growth mindset for self and others

What you’ve already done: 

  • Experience in workforce development, urban secondary education and/or post-secondary education
  • Demonstrated success coaching, supervising or leading a team 
  • Experience in systems level change management including building support across a wide variety of stakeholders. 
  • Entrepreneurial problem-solving experience – creating and building new programs and/or creating innovative solutions to problems within a traditional organization or system

Salary and Benefits: 

    • Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
    • Benefits: Strong benefits package provided. 
    • Applicants will be provided with a salary range and information about benefits early in the interview process

Application Submission: 

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Building 21 is a non-profit organization that is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Building 21’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability. 

Building 21 has partnered with RCG Talent Solutions on our search for the founding Executive Director of Launchpad. Please follow this link to submit your application and direct all questions to Aramis Grant (aramis@rcgtalent.com). RCG Talent Solutions will review all applications and, upon qualification, contact you to determine next steps.

 

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Math Specialist

Posted by | June 28, 2021 |

Math Specialist (full-time, Grant-funded position)

 

Position Summary:

The math specialist is responsible for designing meaningful and individualized academic lessons, small group activities, and a positive classroom environment aligned to the values of ICS. The math specialist works in collaboration with classroom teachers to ensure rich and appropriate learning experience as well as any extra support that students may need to be successful in ICS’ math program and beyond. The math specialist works under the direction of the principal.

Core Responsibilities:

Student Support

  • Provides small group math intervention for designated students
  • Works with the Instructional Leadership Team to identify, organize and assign intervention and enrichment in mathematics.

 

Teacher Support

  • In concert with the Instructional Leadership Team, provides professional development and  teacher support and coaching in the implementation of hands-on, exploratory, student centered math curriculum aligned with common core standards

 

Parent Support

  • Coordinates math related extracurricular event(s).
  • Provides teachers with parent resources for supporting math at home and electronically.

 

Administrative

  • Participates in decisions regarding math curricula
  • Coordinates inventory of math manipulatives, calculators, etc

 

Teaching

  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflects an understanding of the learning styles and needs of students
  • Qualifications and skills to Teach Algebra I preferred
  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.

 

Other Duties, as assigned (i.e., arrival/dismissal assignment, etc.)

 

Qualifications:

  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish/English)
  • A minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • Middle School Math certification and elementary certification preferred
  • Knowledge of  PA Core Standards and progressions: Mathematics (Algebra I)
  • Proven willingness and ability to collaborate with a diverse community
  • Ability to work with flexible hours
  • Proven ability to take initiative and to problem solve

 

Salary:

Salary commensurate with experience

 

Apply:

Please email resume to jobs@icscharter.com

 

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position.

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Health & Safety Coordinator (Part-Time)

Posted by | June 27, 2021 |

Health & Safety Coordinator (part-time)

Job Details

Job Type

Part-time

Description

Part-Time (generally 20 hours per week, may require more hours during the beginning of the school year)

Reports To: Senior Director of Human Resources

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mission

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School’s mission is to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and career as critically conscious leaders, committed to positive change for themselves and their communities.

Vision

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides an outstanding alternative education that activates the capacity of all students to learn, achieve, and grow. YBPCS will be recognized as a model of authentic experiential learning, not only among programs serving out-of-school youth but also among all high-achieving schools and youth programs in the country.

High expectations, a nurturing climate, personalized culture, and rigorous real-world learning experiences ensures that graduates are poised for life-long learning and career advancement. It is our vision that YouthBuild graduates will emerge as highly accomplished, self-sufficient, self-aware, and socially conscious citizens. Graduates will be energized about their futures and build support networks for their personal, social, and emotional health and well-being.

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School will maximize its capacity to engage each student’s passion, tap into his or her individual potential, and provide him or her with real opportunities for personal and professional transformation.

Values

YBPCS’ values are deeply held and come from a love of humanity and a perspective that views each student as a community asset. The program’s three core values – respect, excellence, and perseverance – are reinforced through all aspects of the program.

Impact Statement

Young people in Philadelphia who are disconnected will build skills and access resources and opportunities to achieve economic stability and personal development, and become critically conscious leaders within their communities.

Job Summary

Coordinate the health and safety aspects of student life at YouthBuild through ensuring compliance with mandatory student health-screening and immunization requirements and overseeing the school’s safety protocols.

Responsibilities and Duties

School Nurse

  • Conduct annual vision and growth (height and weight) screenings for all students in compliance with the mandate of the PA Department of Health
  • Collect immunization data on all students upon enrollment from the City of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania immunizations databases
  • Identify those students who have not had the required immunizations, and organize opportunities for those students to receive those missing immunizations
  • Complete and submit the annual online School Immunization Law Report (SILR) to the PA Department of Health by December 31 each year
  • Is aware of and encourages wellness activities at school

School Safety Oversight

  • Serve on the School’s Safety Committee
  • Maintain awareness of current CDC/PDE recommendations for safety protocols to be implemented in schools
  • Provide recommendations and guidance on school safety policies and protocols in accordance with various governing bodies, i.e. CDC, PDE, health department, etc.
  • Ensure YouthBuild’s health and safety policies and protocols remain up to date
  • Advise on various safety and contact tracing tools/technology, as needed
  • Coordinate student wellness initiatives to include flu shot/vaccination education and clinics, etc.

Program Involvement

  • Act as formal mentor to 4 – 5 students, forging empowering relationships that ensure that the students they coach stay connected and on track
  • Work in inter-departmental teams to support the success of a group of twenty five students as they move through our rigorous program
  • Participate in a highly collaborative, fluid school culture that requires strong interpersonal skills and flexibility
  • Participate in community-service projects as part of the service ethic of the school
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Human Resources

Qualifications

  • PA School Nurse certificate
  • 1-2 years of previous experience with or working for a similar non-profit or school
  • Experience with grant and file compliance preferred
  • Flexible and open to change in regulations, duties, etc.
  • Works well under deadlines
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Experience with and commitment to positive youth development and cultural competence

Common Competencies

  • Mission-driven to work with YB’s student body
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Advanced Google Suite skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Demonstrated values that align to restorative practices
  • Willingness to prioritize data collection, analysis, and sharing
  • Willingness to reflect on impact data and incorporate that information into routine decision-making

Note: If selected, you will be required to reproduce the following items on the first day of employment.

FBI – Criminal History Report

PATCH – Pennsylvania Police Department – Criminal Background Check (and/or applicable based on State of residency)

PA Child Abuse History Clearance

TB Test Results

Act 24 – Arrest Conviction Form

Act 168 – Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form

NSOPW – National Sex Offender Clearance

The HR Department will provide the selected candidate with additional details regarding clearances and other job requirements.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee..

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Health & Safety Coordinator (Part-Time)

Posted by | June 27, 2021 |

Health & Safety Coordinator (part-time)

Job Details

Job Type

Part-time

Description

Part-Time (generally 20 hours per week, may require more hours during the beginning of the school year)

Reports To: Senior Director of Human Resources

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mission

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School’s mission is to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and career as critically conscious leaders, committed to positive change for themselves and their communities.

Vision

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides an outstanding alternative education that activates the capacity of all students to learn, achieve, and grow. YBPCS will be recognized as a model of authentic experiential learning, not only among programs serving out-of-school youth but also among all high-achieving schools and youth programs in the country.

High expectations, a nurturing climate, personalized culture, and rigorous real-world learning experiences ensures that graduates are poised for life-long learning and career advancement. It is our vision that YouthBuild graduates will emerge as highly accomplished, self-sufficient, self-aware, and socially conscious citizens. Graduates will be energized about their futures and build support networks for their personal, social, and emotional health and well-being.

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School will maximize its capacity to engage each student’s passion, tap into his or her individual potential, and provide him or her with real opportunities for personal and professional transformation.

Values

YBPCS’ values are deeply held and come from a love of humanity and a perspective that views each student as a community asset. The program’s three core values – respect, excellence, and perseverance – are reinforced through all aspects of the program.

Impact Statement

Young people in Philadelphia who are disconnected will build skills and access resources and opportunities to achieve economic stability and personal development, and become critically conscious leaders within their communities.

Job Summary

Coordinate the health and safety aspects of student life at YouthBuild through ensuring compliance with mandatory student health-screening and immunization requirements and overseeing the school’s safety protocols.

Responsibilities and Duties

School Nurse

  • Conduct annual vision and growth (height and weight) screenings for all students in compliance with the mandate of the PA Department of Health
  • Collect immunization data on all students upon enrollment from the City of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania immunizations databases
  • Identify those students who have not had the required immunizations, and organize opportunities for those students to receive those missing immunizations
  • Complete and submit the annual online School Immunization Law Report (SILR) to the PA Department of Health by December 31 each year
  • Is aware of and encourages wellness activities at school

School Safety Oversight

  • Serve on the School’s Safety Committee
  • Maintain awareness of current CDC/PDE recommendations for safety protocols to be implemented in schools
  • Provide recommendations and guidance on school safety policies and protocols in accordance with various governing bodies, i.e. CDC, PDE, health department, etc.
  • Ensure YouthBuild’s health and safety policies and protocols remain up to date
  • Advise on various safety and contact tracing tools/technology, as needed
  • Coordinate student wellness initiatives to include flu shot/vaccination education and clinics, etc.

Program Involvement

  • Act as formal mentor to 4 – 5 students, forging empowering relationships that ensure that the students they coach stay connected and on track
  • Work in inter-departmental teams to support the success of a group of twenty five students as they move through our rigorous program
  • Participate in a highly collaborative, fluid school culture that requires strong interpersonal skills and flexibility
  • Participate in community-service projects as part of the service ethic of the school
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Human Resources

Qualifications

  • PA School Nurse certificate
  • 1-2 years of previous experience with or working for a similar non-profit or school
  • Experience with grant and file compliance preferred
  • Flexible and open to change in regulations, duties, etc.
  • Works well under deadlines
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Experience with and commitment to positive youth development and cultural competence

Common Competencies

  • Mission-driven to work with YB’s student body
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Advanced Google Suite skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Demonstrated values that align to restorative practices
  • Willingness to prioritize data collection, analysis, and sharing
  • Willingness to reflect on impact data and incorporate that information into routine decision-making

Note: If selected, you will be required to reproduce the following items on the first day of employment.

FBI – Criminal History Report

PATCH – Pennsylvania Police Department – Criminal Background Check (and/or applicable based on State of residency)

PA Child Abuse History Clearance

TB Test Results

Act 24 – Arrest Conviction Form

Act 168 – Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form

NSOPW – National Sex Offender Clearance

The HR Department will provide the selected candidate with additional details regarding clearances and other job requirements.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee..

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Health & Safety Coordinator (Part-Time)

Posted by | June 27, 2021 |

Health & Safety Coordinator (part-time)

Job Details

Job Type

Part-time

Description

Part-Time (generally 20 hours per week, may require more hours during the beginning of the school year)

Reports To: Senior Director of Human Resources

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mission

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School’s mission is to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and career as critically conscious leaders, committed to positive change for themselves and their communities.

Vision

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides an outstanding alternative education that activates the capacity of all students to learn, achieve, and grow. YBPCS will be recognized as a model of authentic experiential learning, not only among programs serving out-of-school youth but also among all high-achieving schools and youth programs in the country.

High expectations, a nurturing climate, personalized culture, and rigorous real-world learning experiences ensures that graduates are poised for life-long learning and career advancement. It is our vision that YouthBuild graduates will emerge as highly accomplished, self-sufficient, self-aware, and socially conscious citizens. Graduates will be energized about their futures and build support networks for their personal, social, and emotional health and well-being.

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School will maximize its capacity to engage each student’s passion, tap into his or her individual potential, and provide him or her with real opportunities for personal and professional transformation.

Values

YBPCS’ values are deeply held and come from a love of humanity and a perspective that views each student as a community asset. The program’s three core values – respect, excellence, and perseverance – are reinforced through all aspects of the program.

Impact Statement

Young people in Philadelphia who are disconnected will build skills and access resources and opportunities to achieve economic stability and personal development, and become critically conscious leaders within their communities.

Job Summary

Coordinate the health and safety aspects of student life at YouthBuild through ensuring compliance with mandatory student health-screening and immunization requirements and overseeing the school’s safety protocols.

Responsibilities and Duties

School Nurse

  • Conduct annual vision and growth (height and weight) screenings for all students in compliance with the mandate of the PA Department of Health
  • Collect immunization data on all students upon enrollment from the City of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania immunizations databases
  • Identify those students who have not had the required immunizations, and organize opportunities for those students to receive those missing immunizations
  • Complete and submit the annual online School Immunization Law Report (SILR) to the PA Department of Health by December 31 each year
  • Is aware of and encourages wellness activities at school

School Safety Oversight

  • Serve on the School’s Safety Committee
  • Maintain awareness of current CDC/PDE recommendations for safety protocols to be implemented in schools
  • Provide recommendations and guidance on school safety policies and protocols in accordance with various governing bodies, i.e. CDC, PDE, health department, etc.
  • Ensure YouthBuild’s health and safety policies and protocols remain up to date
  • Advise on various safety and contact tracing tools/technology, as needed
  • Coordinate student wellness initiatives to include flu shot/vaccination education and clinics, etc.

Program Involvement

  • Act as formal mentor to 4 – 5 students, forging empowering relationships that ensure that the students they coach stay connected and on track
  • Work in inter-departmental teams to support the success of a group of twenty five students as they move through our rigorous program
  • Participate in a highly collaborative, fluid school culture that requires strong interpersonal skills and flexibility
  • Participate in community-service projects as part of the service ethic of the school
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Human Resources

Qualifications

  • PA School Nurse certificate
  • 1-2 years of previous experience with or working for a similar non-profit or school
  • Experience with grant and file compliance preferred
  • Flexible and open to change in regulations, duties, etc.
  • Works well under deadlines
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Experience with and commitment to positive youth development and cultural competence

Common Competencies

  • Mission-driven to work with YB’s student body
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Advanced Google Suite skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Demonstrated values that align to restorative practices
  • Willingness to prioritize data collection, analysis, and sharing
  • Willingness to reflect on impact data and incorporate that information into routine decision-making

Note: If selected, you will be required to reproduce the following items on the first day of employment.

FBI – Criminal History Report

PATCH – Pennsylvania Police Department – Criminal Background Check (and/or applicable based on State of residency)

PA Child Abuse History Clearance

TB Test Results

Act 24 – Arrest Conviction Form

Act 168 – Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form

NSOPW – National Sex Offender Clearance

The HR Department will provide the selected candidate with additional details regarding clearances and other job requirements.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee..

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Mathematics Teacher

Posted by | June 27, 2021 |

Mathematics Teacher

Description

Full-Time – 10 month Instructional Contract

Reports To: Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

EEO-1 Classification: Professional

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mission

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School’s mission is to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and career as critically conscious leaders, committed to positive change for themselves and their communities.

Vision

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides an outstanding alternative education that activates the capacity of all students to learn, achieve and grow. YBPCS will be recognized as a model of authentic experiential learning, not only among programs serving out-of-school youth, but also among all high-achieving schools and youth programs in the country. High expectations, a nurturing climate, personalized culture and rigorous real world learning experiences ensures that graduates are poised for life-long learning and career advancement. It is our vision that YouthBuild graduates will emerge as highly accomplished, self-sufficient, self aware and socially conscious citizens. Graduates will be energized about their futures and build support networks for their personal, social and emotional health and well-being. YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School will maximize its capacity to engage each student’s passion, tap into his or her individual potential and provide him or her with real opportunities for personal and professional transformation.

Values

YBPCS’ values are deeply held and come from a love of humanity and a perspective that views each student as a community asset. The programs three core values – respect ,excellence and perseverance – are reinforced through all aspects of the program.

Impact Statement

Young people in Philadelphia who are disconnected will build skills and access resources and opportunities to achieve economic stability and personal development , and become critically conscious leaders within their communities.

Job Summary:

Teachers at YouthBuild are creative, flexible and passionate about seeing all students succeed. As part of an unapologetically comprehensive organization, they balance their academic responsibilities with facilitating students’ holistic self-development. Using astrengths-based approach, they focus on engaging students and developing their selfawareness, critical consciousness and confidence as lifelong learners.

Working at YouthBuild is joyful, challenging and inspiring. Teachers have the autonomy to design meaningful curriculum within a social justice context, aligned to core transferable competencies. Beyond their classrooms, they participate in a warm, loving culture that uses a variety of structures to build community, including a restorative-justice approach to discipline, weekly community meetings, and school-wide service projects. Teachers are supported in all aspects of their job, and are encouraged to always continue growing into their best professional selves.

Responsibilities and Duties:

YouthBuild’s math teachers focus on strengthening students’ quantitative reasoning and mathematical habits of mind, and on building students’ confidence. Math content ranges from number and operation sense to proportional reasoning to algebraic reasoning. It can also include geometry, statistics, financial literacy and other areas of math. Regardless of content, math teachers:

  • design lessons that use real world contexts and actual data, and prioritize conceptual understanding over memorization of procedures
  • recognize the importance of “productive struggle,” and coach their students to persist in solving complex problems
  • collaborate with other academic teachers, vocation instructors and community projects coordinators to create interdisciplinary learning experiences that develop quantitative reasoning.

In general, teachers at YouthBuild:

  • create a positive learning environment built on strong relationships
  • design learner-centered units that develop transferable competencies and culminate with “demonstrations” (projects) that showcase students’ original work
  • use instructional strategies where student voice and thinking are the primary focus and content coverage is secondary
  • develop learning experiences that emphasize professional skills (e.g. teamwork, people skills, motivation, high quality work, resilience and self-development).

Beyond the classroom:

  • act as formal mentor to 4 – 5 students, forging empowering relationships that ensure that the students they coach stay connected and on track
  • work in inter-departmental teams to support the success of a group of twenty five students as they move through our rigorous program
  • participate in a highly collaborative, fluid school culture that requires strong interpersonal skills and flexibility.

Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Certification in Secondary Mathematics
  • 5 years teaching experience
  • Ability to evaluate and design curriculum
  • Experience with and commitment to positive youth development
  • Creative, innovative approaches to curriculum and instruction
  • Demonstrated commitment to continual professional growth

Common Competencies

  • Mission driven to work with YB’s student body
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Intermediate to advanced Google Suite skills
  • Commitment to social justice
  • Demonstrated values that align to restorative practices
  • Willingness to prioritize data collection, analysis, and sharing
  • Willingness to reflect on impact data and incorporate that information into routine decision-making

Clearance Requirements

  • FBI – Criminal History Report
  • PATCH – Pennsylvania Police Department – Criminal Background Check (and/or applicable based on State of residency)
  • PA Child Abuse History Clearance
  • TB Test Results
  • Act 24 – Arrest Conviction Form
  • NSOPW – National Sex Offender Clearance
  • Act 168 – Sexual Misconduct Form

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry,

national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition,

veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

www.youthbuildphilly.org

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Health & Safety Coordinator (Part-Time)

Posted by | June 27, 2021 |

Health & Safety Coordinator (part-time)

Job Details

Job Type

Part-time

Description

Part-Time (generally 20 hours per week, may require more hours during the beginning of the school year)

Reports To: Senior Director of Human Resources

Supervisory Responsibilities: No

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mission

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School’s mission is to empower young adults (18-20 year-olds) to develop skills and connect to opportunities by fostering an environment of love, support, and respect for their whole person. Students graduate high school and successfully transition to college and career as critically conscious leaders, committed to positive change for themselves and their communities.

Vision

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School provides an outstanding alternative education that activates the capacity of all students to learn, achieve, and grow. YBPCS will be recognized as a model of authentic experiential learning, not only among programs serving out-of-school youth but also among all high-achieving schools and youth programs in the country.

High expectations, a nurturing climate, personalized culture, and rigorous real-world learning experiences ensures that graduates are poised for life-long learning and career advancement. It is our vision that YouthBuild graduates will emerge as highly accomplished, self-sufficient, self-aware, and socially conscious citizens. Graduates will be energized about their futures and build support networks for their personal, social, and emotional health and well-being.

YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School will maximize its capacity to engage each student’s passion, tap into his or her individual potential, and provide him or her with real opportunities for personal and professional transformation.

Values

YBPCS’ values are deeply held and come from a love of humanity and a perspective that views each student as a community asset. The program’s three core values – respect, excellence, and perseverance – are reinforced through all aspects of the program.

Impact Statement

Young people in Philadelphia who are disconnected will build skills and access resources and opportunities to achieve economic stability and personal development, and become critically conscious leaders within their communities.

Job Summary

Coordinate the health and safety aspects of student life at YouthBuild through ensuring compliance with mandatory student health-screening and immunization requirements and overseeing the school’s safety protocols.

Responsibilities and Duties

School Nurse

  • Conduct annual vision and growth (height and weight) screenings for all students in compliance with the mandate of the PA Department of Health
  • Collect immunization data on all students upon enrollment from the City of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania immunizations databases
  • Identify those students who have not had the required immunizations, and organize opportunities for those students to receive those missing immunizations
  • Complete and submit the annual online School Immunization Law Report (SILR) to the PA Department of Health by December 31 each year
  • Is aware of and encourages wellness activities at school

School Safety Oversight

  • Serve on the School’s Safety Committee
  • Maintain awareness of current CDC/PDE recommendations for safety protocols to be implemented in schools
  • Provide recommendations and guidance on school safety policies and protocols in accordance with various governing bodies, i.e. CDC, PDE, health department, etc.
  • Ensure YouthBuild’s health and safety policies and protocols remain up to date
  • Advise on various safety and contact tracing tools/technology, as needed
  • Coordinate student wellness initiatives to include flu shot/vaccination education and clinics, etc.

Program Involvement

  • Act as formal mentor to 4 – 5 students, forging empowering relationships that ensure that the students they coach stay connected and on track
  • Work in inter-departmental teams to support the success of a group of twenty five students as they move through our rigorous program
  • Participate in a highly collaborative, fluid school culture that requires strong interpersonal skills and flexibility
  • Participate in community-service projects as part of the service ethic of the school
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Human Resources

Qualifications

  • PA School Nurse certificate
  • 1-2 years of previous experience with or working for a similar non-profit or school
  • Experience with grant and file compliance preferred
  • Flexible and open to change in regulations, duties, etc.
  • Works well under deadlines
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds
  • Experience with and commitment to positive youth development and cultural competence

Common Competencies

  • Mission-driven to work with YB’s student body
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office skills
  • Advanced Google Suite skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice
  • Demonstrated values that align to restorative practices
  • Willingness to prioritize data collection, analysis, and sharing
  • Willingness to reflect on impact data and incorporate that information into routine decision-making

Note: If selected, you will be required to reproduce the following items on the first day of employment.

FBI – Criminal History Report

PATCH – Pennsylvania Police Department – Criminal Background Check (and/or applicable based on State of residency)

PA Child Abuse History Clearance

TB Test Results

Act 24 – Arrest Conviction Form

Act 168 – Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form

NSOPW – National Sex Offender Clearance

The HR Department will provide the selected candidate with additional details regarding clearances and other job requirements.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee..

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Teacher Leadership Coach

Posted by | June 16, 2021 |

Overview of Teach Plus

The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that advance equity, opportunity, and student success. The organization empowers expert teachers to advance policy changes and improve instructional leadership and teacher supports; trains and coaches teacher leaders to successfully mobilize and lead teacher teams; and empowers teacher leaders to be change agents among their peers and policy makers.  Since 2009, Teach Plus has trained thousands of teacher leaders across the country who are driving policy changes and improving the instructional practices of teachers to create an education system driven by equity, access, and excellence for all students.  

 

Position Description 

For the next three years, Teach Plus will be partnering with Independence Mission Schools, a non-profit network of 15 Catholic elementary schools in Philadelphia, to launch cross-school, grade-level, teacher-led professional learning communities (PLCs) supporting effective implementation of early literacy curriculum and best practices. This three-year partnership follows a successful first year of collaboration to develop structures and systems for cross-school PLCs and the launch of the Literacy Content Cadre, a group of 18 pre-K-8 teacher leaders who have received several months of coaching and professional development in preparation for leading PLCs in the fall. We are hiring for a Teacher Leadership Coach who will lead the partnership and provide coaching and support to the IMS Literacy Content Cadre teacher leaders to ensure their successful facilitation of PLCs.

 

The Coach will support teacher leaders in developing capacity to be:

  • Purpose-driven instructional leaders
  • Evidence-based decision makers
  • Skillful facilitators of adult learning
  • School wide change agents
  • Equity advocates

 

Beginning in fall 2021, the Teacher Leadership Coach will provide Literacy Content Cadre teacher leaders with the following supports as they lead their PLCs:

  • Biweekly one-on-one coaching sessions, focused on PLC planning and agenda creation, feedback, and individualized leadership development 
  • Biweekly after-school cohort meetings, focused on content knowledge development (in partnership with IMS’ Director of Literacy as well as IMS’ content partners, SchoolKit and EL Education) and Leadership Attribute Continuum growth
  • Annual three-day Summer Institute in June, developed and facilitated by the Teacher Leadership Coach with support from the National Instructional Leadership Team
  • Monthly feedback on their PLC facilitation and agenda drafts

 

In addition to providing the above supports to literacy CCLs, the Teacher Leadership Coach will provide the following supports to IMS leadership:

  • Meeting monthly with the network leadership to share trends in teacher leader progress and achievement
  • Regular communication and collaboration with other leaders and partners across the network, such as SchoolKit, Jounce, and TNTP, to ensure aligned approaches to teacher and student support
  • Participating in network walkthroughs with experts from the leadership of EL Education as well as SchoolKit, to help connect professional learning to instructional practice and further alignment (upon request by IMS)

 

To support program and evaluation, the Teacher Leadership Coach will also:

  • With support from the National Evaluation Team, collect, analyze, and share data on the impact of the program, including student achievement data, teacher survey data, and data on PLC function and impact.

 

Teach Plus invests heavily in the development of the coaching team, ensuring that coaches learn from and with each other in the following ways:

  • Comprehensive onboarding & orientation
  • Regular Teach Plus PA and national coaches’ meetings
  • Monthly national practice team meetings
  • Consistent feedback and support through one-on-one meetings with the Teach Plus PA Executive Director and/or the National Instructional Leadership Team

 

Qualifications

To be successful in this role, ideal candidates should have: 

  • 6+ years in the education field, with preference given to candidates who have both a teaching background and experience coaching teachers and school leaders in an urban environment
  • Expertise in early literacy and the science of reading, with a demonstrated track record of student reading gains and experience working with high-quality curricular materials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience with coaching, leadership development, leading professional development, and/or facilitating adult learning
  • Strong project management skills and the initiative to complete tasks independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with and value the perspectives of diverse stakeholders
  • A passionate commitment to improving educational experiences for underserved students

 

Start Date  

The start date for this position is July 2021.  

 

Commitment to Diversity

In order to better-serve the teachers and students at the core of our mission, Teach Plus 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.

 

Compensation and Benefits

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Full time employees have access to Teach Plus’s benefit package to include medical and dental insurance, retirement, life insurance, disability, and generous paid time off benefits. 

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Individual Giving/Donor Engagement Manager

Posted by | June 14, 2021 |

Position Overview

City Year Philadelphia is seeking an Individual Giving Manager (IGM) who is responsible for supporting the overall efforts of the Individual Giving team.  The IGM partners with Site Leadership and the Development team to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward individual donors and family foundations. The IGM’s focus will be on engaging individual donors under $10,000 through campaigns, donor communications, and developing and executing cultivation and stewardship events and activities.  The IGM will also provide staff leadership to the Associate Board of young professionals. Specific focus will be on building an individual donor base to raise increased resources, and ultimately, serve more students in Philadelphia.

 

What You’ll Do:

Donor Communications

  • Oversee all mailed and online appeals, including content creation, list personalization and segmentation, vendor collaboration, and results analysis.
  • Build and execute campaigns including #GivingTuesday, and year end giving opportunities, to engage new individuals and renew outstanding gifts.
  • Develop stewardship and engagement plans for individual donor segments that ensure consistent and tailored communication, convey impact, and advance toward renewals and upgrades.
  • Create and develop effective communication and engagement materials/tools based on City Year’s mission and vision, in coordination with the Communications & Marketing team.
  • Ensure site-wide implementation of City Year messaging with a focus on asset-framed storytelling and systemic inequities.

Donor Management

  • Build relationships with new, current, and lapsed individual donors (<$10,000) to renew their commitment to City Year Philadelphia.
  • Lead efforts of the Associate Board and provide leadership around all meetings, campaigns, and activities.
  • Manage the Young Friends of CYP, a volunteer group of young professionals who advance the mission of City Year through annual donations and event support.
  • Collaborate with the Senior Events Manager to execute on all young professional events and initiatives.
  • Document and maintain clear and timely records and call reports to track contacts, donor giving, notes, and assist in the maintenance of an accurate database.

Prospect Generation

  • Analyze CYP’s current individual giving portfolio and identify opportunities for upsells as well as new donor entry points.
  • Build out full individual giving strategy in collaboration with the Senior Individual Giving Director.
  • Support the efforts of volunteer committees to identify and solicit prospects, with a specific focus on the annual dinner and specialty market events.
  • Build strategies to connect with and expand our relationship with event attendees and volunteers.

Cultivation and Stewardship Activities

  • Work with the Development staff and key volunteers to develop, execute and evaluate strategies to engage individual donors through outreach, education, invitations to special events, and personal contacts.
  • Leverage City Year events, such as the annual dinner, specialty-market events, champions’ receptions, service days, and other select gatherings, to raise awareness and to secure financial resources for our work.
  • Recommend new engagement opportunities and implement stewardship best practices including thank you cards, gifting, and additional recognition components.

 

Organizational Initiatives & Site Support

  • Engage in structured discussions and trainings on diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity aimed at developing stronger cultural competency, both individually and collectively as a site
  • Work closely with fellow Development team members to understand priorities and business goals, and develop strategies to meet the organization’s needs.
  • Work collaboratively with other site departments, other City Year sites, and City Year headquarters on a frequent basis.
  • Support and attend all major site events, including fundraisers, service days, trainings, and other activities and initiatives.
  • Partner with City Year Philadelphia’s departments and staff to ensure that site-wide goals are met, including, but not limited to, the AmeriCorps member applicant interview process, stakeholder engagement, event and service day participation, and cross-departmental committees.
  • Attend internal and external engagement and training activities throughout the year.

 

What You’ll Bring

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in fundraising, donor relations, and/or communications, with proven ability to deliver strong, measurable results
  • Excellent written, oral, and organizational skills; high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Outstanding ability to communicate with diverse audiences
  • Efficient time management skills: ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple projects
  • Willingness to occasionally work irregular hours, such as early mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Ability to adapt and excel in diverse, high energy, entrepreneurial, and rapidly changing environment
  • Attitude essentials: growth mindset, passion for City Year’s mission of education equity, detail-oriented, resilience, committed to teamwork

 

How You’ll Grow

City Year values diverse skill sets and encourages staff members to seek continuous growth.  A successful Individual Giving Manager will bring and continue to develop themselves in the following competencies:

  • Communication: clearly articulates information and ideas orally and in writing; inspires diverse audiences through compelling, tailored messaging; communicates with confidence and credibility; listens carefully and is responsive to feedback
  • Executes to Results: accomplishes tasks on time with high quality; accepts accountability and takes initiative; designs and plans to work to achieve desired results; prioritizes work and multitasks effectively; delegates responsibilities and holds others accountable
  • Relationship Development: uses interpersonal interactions to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes and advance City Year’s mission; demonstrates cultural/diversity competence; builds trust in critical partner relationships, both internal and external to City Year; demonstrates personal presence and confidence when working with partners
  • Team Collaboration & Leadership: values individual perspectives and encourages sharing of information and ideas; provides inspirational leadership that mobilizes diverse groups towards achieving goals; builds systems and structures to facilitate collaboration across the organization

 

 

Compensation and Benefits

The anticipated start date range for this position is September 2021.

Salary range for this position is in the low $50,000s.

City Year offers generous time off to all staff members, along with competitive benefits package.

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Substitute Teachers

Posted by | June 7, 2021 |

Make a difference this fall! No experience needed with BD!

Now Hiring:

  • Long Term
  • Daily Substitutes
  • Nurses
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Food Service
  • Clerical Support

For more information register for one of our weekly virtual information sessions.

 

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Lead Middle School Social Studies Teacher (single grade between 5-8) at Independence Charter School West (ICS West)

Posted by | May 28, 2021 |

Lead Middle School Social Studies Teacher (single grade between 5-8) at Independence Charter School West (ICS West)

 

Our Team and School

 

    Who We Are

  • ICS West exists to equip and empower global citizens, so that our communities are united.  Our students are becoming the leaders who will bring a divided world back together, and as a team, it is our responsibility to give them everything they need to do so.
  • We believe that every student, with no exception, can achieve at their highest level, and our Big Goal reflects this – our students who are below grade level will make two years of growth every school year until they are at or above grade level in all subjects.  Right now, many of our students are not at this level.  Supporting them in getting there is the focus of everything we do as a team.
  • We believe deeply in being an open enrollment, neighborhood public school, with the responsibility to meet the needs of every student who enrolls, with no exception.  Special education students currently make up 27% of our student population.
  • Finally, we believe that being a cohesive team is the way to realize our vision.  Building trust with each other enables us to honor the unique perspectives that every team member brings, talk candidly about these perspectives as we commit to decisions, and hold each other accountable for the results our students deserve.

 

    Fast Facts

  • Founded in 2016
  • Serving 800 students in grades K-8 in the 21-22 school year, and growing to our full enrollment of 900 students in the 23-24 school year
  • 100 team members and growing
  • All students taught Spanish starting in Kindergarten
  • Located in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia
  • Newly renovated three-building school campus (renovation of fourth building in planning)

 

The Position

 

    Your Job

  • You will support 4 groups of approximately 25 students in a single middle school grade (5-8) to make two years of growth every school year until they are at or above grade level in Social Studies.
  • You will work with your Assistant Principal and our other Social Studies teachers to become an expert in Social Studies, and to continually refine your classroom practices, ensuring that every student is working and thinking at an appropriately rigorous level, all the time.
  • As a member of the middle school team, you will collaborate on the creation of our new student support program, moving ICS West from a school that reacts to our students’ social and emotional needs, to a school that sees our students and adults as part of the same team, with a comprehensive system of social and emotional supports for all team members, driven by what we all believe and value.

 

    Your Teams

  • You will be part of the middle school team (5-8) consisting of an Assistant Principal, a Student Support Specialist, other Lead Teachers, Intervention Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Spanish Teachers.
  • Your team is supported by our Principal, Director of Student Support, Content Specialists, Counselors, Operations Manager and team, and CEO.
  • You will also be part of the team composed of the entire staff of the school, meeting weekly to celebrate each other for living our values and doing our best to support our students.

 

    Your Life

  • ICS West is located at 56th St. and Chester Ave. in Southwest Philadelphia.  The 13 trolley stops at our front door, and we have limited off-street parking.
  • Your start date will be August 16, 2021, the first day of our three-week Summer professional development session (this is a 10-month position).
  • Our work day is 8am to 4pm.
  • The salary range for this position is $43,500 to $65,000, depending on experience and certification.
  • ICS West pays for 100% of the cost of employee and dependent health benefits, and matches 403b contributions up to 5%.  We do not participate in PSERS.

 

You

 

    This role is a fit if…

  • You know that it is our responsibility as educators to give every single student everything they need.
  • You are excited about having a coach and becoming the best teacher you can be.
  • You know that a team can accomplish more than an individual, and are excited to get to know your teammates, build trust with them, and have candid conversations with them.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree and a valid teaching certificate.
  • You have at least one year of teaching experience.

 

    Your Impact

  • Within the timelines set out in their individual learning plans, the students you have supported will all be at or above grade level in Social Studies, placing them on a path toward a rigorous, college preparatory high school, and the ability to choose the life they dream of.
  • A generation from now, the students you and your team have supported will be the global citizens and leaders that our world so desperately needs, uniting communities in Philadelphia, across the country, and around the world.

 

Application Details

 

If reading about ICS West and this position excites you, we want to meet you!  Please send your resume and a cover letter to icswesthiring@icswest.org, and we will be in touch shortly with next steps.

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Lead Middle School Science Teacher (single grade between 5-8) at Independence Charter School West (ICS West)

Posted by | May 28, 2021 |

Lead Middle School Science Teacher (single grade between 5-8) at Independence Charter School West (ICS West)

 

Our Team and School

 

    Who We Are

  • ICS West exists to equip and empower global citizens, so that our communities are united.  Our students are becoming the leaders who will bring a divided world back together, and as a team, it is our responsibility to give them everything they need to do so.
  • We believe that every student, with no exception, can achieve at their highest level, and our Big Goal reflects this – our students who are below grade level will make two years of growth every school year until they are at or above grade level in all subjects.  Right now, many of our students are not at this level.  Supporting them in getting there is the focus of everything we do as a team.
  • We believe deeply in being an open enrollment, neighborhood public school, with the responsibility to meet the needs of every student who enrolls, with no exception.  Special education students currently make up 27% of our student population.
  • Finally, we believe that being a cohesive team is the way to realize our vision.  Building trust with each other enables us to honor the unique perspectives that every team member brings, talk candidly about these perspectives as we commit to decisions, and hold each other accountable for the results our students deserve.

 

    Fast Facts

  • Founded in 2016
  • Serving 800 students in grades K-8 in the 21-22 school year, and growing to our full enrollment of 900 students in the 23-24 school year
  • 100 team members and growing
  • All students taught Spanish starting in Kindergarten
  • Located in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia
  • Newly renovated three-building school campus (renovation of fourth building in planning)

 

The Position

 

    Your Job

  • You will support 4 groups of approximately 25 students in a single middle school grade (5-8) to make two years of growth every school year until they are at or above grade level in Science.
  • You will work with your Assistant Principal and our other Science teachers to become an expert in Science, and to continually refine your classroom practices, ensuring that every student is working and thinking at an appropriately rigorous level, all the time.
  • As a member of the middle school team, you will collaborate on the creation of our new student support program, moving ICS West from a school that reacts to our students’ social and emotional needs, to a school that sees our students and adults as part of the same team, with a comprehensive system of social and emotional supports for all team members, driven by what we all believe and value.

 

    Your Teams

  • You will be part of the middle school team (5-8) consisting of an Assistant Principal, a Student Support Specialist, other Lead Teachers, Intervention Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Spanish Teachers.
  • Your team is supported by our Principal, Director of Student Support, Content Specialists, Counselors, Operations Manager and team, and CEO.
  • You will also be part of the team composed of the entire staff of the school, meeting weekly to celebrate each other for living our values and doing our best to support our students.

 

    Your Life

  • ICS West is located at 56th St. and Chester Ave. in Southwest Philadelphia.  The 13 trolley stops at our front door, and we have limited off-street parking.
  • Your start date will be August 16, 2021, the first day of our three-week Summer professional development session (this is a 10-month position).
  • Our work day is 8am to 4pm.
  • The salary range for this position is $43,500 to $65,000, depending on experience and certification.
  • ICS West pays for 100% of the cost of employee and dependent health benefits, and matches 403b contributions up to 5%.  We do not participate in PSERS.

 

You

 

    This role is a fit if…

  • You know that it is our responsibility as educators to give every single student everything they need.
  • You are excited about having a coach and becoming the best teacher you can be.
  • You know that a team can accomplish more than an individual, and are excited to get to know your teammates, build trust with them, and have candid conversations with them.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree and a valid teaching certificate.
  • You have at least one year of teaching experience.

 

    Your Impact

  • Within the timelines set out in their individual learning plans, the students you have supported will all be at or above grade level in Science, placing them on a path toward a rigorous, college preparatory high school, and the ability to choose the life they dream of.
  • A generation from now, the students you and your team have supported will be the global citizens and leaders that our world so desperately needs, uniting communities in Philadelphia, across the country, and around the world.

 

Application Details

 

If reading about ICS West and this position excites you, we want to meet you!  Please send your resume and a cover letter to icswesthiring@icswest.org, and we will be in touch shortly with next steps.

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Lead Middle School ELA Teacher (single grade between 5-8) at Independence Charter School West (ICS West)

Posted by | May 28, 2021 |

Lead Middle School ELA Teacher (single grade between 5-8) at Independence Charter School West (ICS West)

 

Our Team and School

 

    Who We Are

  • ICS West exists to equip and empower global citizens, so that our communities are united.  Our students are becoming the leaders who will bring a divided world back together, and as a team, it is our responsibility to give them everything they need to do so.
  • We believe that every student, with no exception, can achieve at their highest level, and our Big Goal reflects this – our students who are below grade level will make two years of growth every school year until they are at or above grade level in all subjects.  Right now, many of our students are not at this level.  Supporting them in getting there is the focus of everything we do as a team.
  • We believe deeply in being an open enrollment, neighborhood public school, with the responsibility to meet the needs of every student who enrolls, with no exception.  Special education students currently make up 27% of our student population.
  • Finally, we believe that being a cohesive team is the way to realize our vision.  Building trust with each other enables us to honor the unique perspectives that every team member brings, talk candidly about these perspectives as we commit to decisions, and hold each other accountable for the results our students deserve.

 

    Fast Facts

  • Founded in 2016
  • Serving 800 students in grades K-8 in the 21-22 school year, and growing to our full enrollment of 900 students in the 23-24 school year
  • 100 team members and growing
  • All students taught Spanish starting in Kindergarten
  • Located in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia
  • Newly renovated three-building school campus (renovation of fourth building in planning)

 

The Position

 

    Your Job

  • You will support 4 groups of approximately 25 students in a single middle school grade (5-8) to make two years of growth every school year until they are at or above grade level in ELA.
  • You will work with your Assistant Principal and our Literacy Specialist to become an expert in ELA, and to continually refine your classroom practices, ensuring that every student is working and thinking at an appropriately rigorous level, all the time.
  • As a member of the middle school team, you will collaborate on the creation of our new student support program, moving ICS West from a school that reacts to our students’ social and emotional needs, to a school that sees our students and adults as part of the same team, with a comprehensive system of social and emotional supports for all team members, driven by what we all believe and value.

 

    Your Teams

  • You will be part of the middle school team (5-8) consisting of an Assistant Principal, a Student Support Specialist, other Lead Teachers, Intervention Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Spanish Teachers.
  • Your team is supported by our Principal, Director of Student Support, Content Specialists, Counselors, Operations Manager and team, and CEO.
  • You will also be part of the team composed of the entire staff of the school, meeting weekly to celebrate each other for living our values and doing our best to support our students.

 

    Your Life

  • ICS West is located at 56th St. and Chester Ave. in Southwest Philadelphia.  The 13 trolley stops at our front door, and we have limited off-street parking.
  • Your start date will be August 16, 2021, the first day of our three-week Summer professional development session (this is a 10-month position).
  • Our work day is 8am to 4pm.
  • The salary range for this position is $43,500 to $65,000, depending on experience and certification.
  • ICS West pays for 100% of the cost of employee and dependent health benefits, and matches 403b contributions up to 5%.  We do not participate in PSERS.

 

You

 

    This role is a fit if…

  • You know that it is our responsibility as educators to give every single student everything they need.
  • You are excited about having a coach and becoming the best teacher you can be.
  • You know that a team can accomplish more than an individual, and are excited to get to know your teammates, build trust with them, and have candid conversations with them.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree and a valid teaching certificate.
  • You have at least one year of teaching experience.

 

    Your Impact

  • Within the timelines set out in their individual learning plans, the students you have supported will all be at or above grade level in ELA, placing them on a path toward a rigorous, college preparatory high school, and the ability to choose the life they dream of.
  • A generation from now, the students you and your team have supported will be the global citizens and leaders that our world so desperately needs, uniting communities in Philadelphia, across the country, and around the world.

 

Application Details

If reading about ICS West and this position excites you, we want to meet you!  Please send your resume and a cover letter to icswesthiring@icswest.org, and we will be in touch shortly with next steps.

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Lead Middle School Math Teacher (single grade between 5-8) at Independence Charter School West (ICS West)

Posted by | May 28, 2021 |

Lead Middle School Math Teacher (single grade between 5-8) at Independence Charter School West (ICS West)

 

Our Team and School

 

    Who We Are

  • ICS West exists to equip and empower global citizens, so that our communities are united.  Our students are becoming the leaders who will bring a divided world back together, and as a team, it is our responsibility to give them everything they need to do so.
  • We believe that every student, with no exception, can achieve at their highest level, and our Big Goal reflects this – our students who are below grade level will make two years of growth every school year until they are at or above grade level in all subjects.  Right now, many of our students are not at this level.  Supporting them in getting there is the focus of everything we do as a team.
  • We believe deeply in being an open enrollment, neighborhood public school, with the responsibility to meet the needs of every student who enrolls, with no exception.  Special education students currently make up 27% of our student population.
  • Finally, we believe that being a cohesive team is the way to realize our vision.  Building trust with each other enables us to honor the unique perspectives that every team member brings, talk candidly about these perspectives as we commit to decisions, and hold each other accountable for the results our students deserve.

 

    Fast Facts

  • Founded in 2016
  • Serving 800 students in grades K-8 in the 21-22 school year, and growing to our full enrollment of 900 students in the 23-24 school year
  • 100 team members and growing
  • All students taught Spanish starting in Kindergarten
  • Located in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia
  • Newly renovated three-building school campus (renovation of fourth building in planning)

 

The Position

 

    Your Job

  • You will support 4 groups of approximately 25 students in a single middle school grade (5-8) to make two years of growth every school year until they are at or above grade level in Math.
  • You will work with your Assistant Principal and our Math Specialist to become an expert in Math, and to continually refine your classroom practices, ensuring that every student is working and thinking at an appropriately rigorous level, all the time.
  • As a member of the middle school team, you will collaborate on the creation of our new student support program, moving ICS West from a school that reacts to our students’ social and emotional needs, to a school that sees our students and adults as part of the same team, with a comprehensive system of social and emotional supports for all team members, driven by what we all believe and value.

 

    Your Teams

  • You will be part of the middle school team (5-8) consisting of an Assistant Principal, a Student Support Specialist, other Lead Teachers, Intervention Teachers, Special Education Teachers, and Spanish Teachers.
  • Your team is supported by our Principal, Director of Student Support, Content Specialists, Counselors, Operations Manager and team, and CEO.
  • You will also be part of the team composed of the entire staff of the school, meeting weekly to celebrate each other for living our values and doing our best to support our students.

 

    Your Life

  • ICS West is located at 56th St. and Chester Ave. in Southwest Philadelphia.  The 13 trolley stops at our front door, and we have limited off-street parking.
  • Your start date will be August 16, 2021, the first day of our three-week Summer professional development session (this is a 10-month position).
  • Our work day is 8am to 4pm.
  • The salary range for this position is $43,500 to $65,000, depending on experience and certification.
  • ICS West pays for 100% of the cost of employee and dependent health benefits, and matches 403b contributions up to 5%.  We do not participate in PSERS.

 

You

 

    This role is a fit if…

  • You know that it is our responsibility as educators to give every single student everything they need.
  • You are excited about having a coach and becoming the best teacher you can be.
  • You know that a team can accomplish more than an individual, and are excited to get to know your teammates, build trust with them, and have candid conversations with them.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree and a valid teaching certificate.
  • You have at least one year of teaching experience.

 

    Your Impact

  • Within the timelines set out in their individual learning plans, the students you have supported will all be at or above grade level in Math, placing them on a path toward a rigorous, college preparatory high school, and the ability to choose the life they dream of.
  • A generation from now, the students you and your team have supported will be the global citizens and leaders that our world so desperately needs, uniting communities in Philadelphia, across the country, and around the world.

 

Application Details

 

If reading about ICS West and this position excites you, we want to meet you!  Please send your resume and a cover letter to icswesthiring@icswest.org, and we will be in touch shortly with next steps.

 

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Manager of Special Education at Independence Charter School West (ICS West)

Posted by | May 28, 2021 |

Manager of Special Education at Independence Charter School West (ICS West)

 

Our Team and School

 

    Who We Are

  • ICS West exists to equip and empower global citizens, so that our communities are united.  Our students are becoming the leaders who will bring a divided world back together, and as a team, it is our responsibility to give them everything they need to do so.
  • We believe that every student, with no exception, can achieve at their highest level, and our Big Goal reflects this – our students who are below grade level will make two years of growth every school year until they are at or above grade level in all subjects.  Right now, many of our students are not at this level.  Supporting them in getting there is the focus of everything we do as a team.
  • We believe deeply in being an open enrollment, neighborhood public school, with the responsibility to meet the needs of every student who enrolls, with no exception.  Special education students currently make up 27% of our student population.
  • Finally, we believe that being a cohesive team is the way to realize our vision.  Building trust with each other enables us to honor the unique perspectives that every team member brings, talk candidly about these perspectives as we commit to decisions, and hold each other accountable for the results our students deserve.

 

    Fast Facts

  • Founded in 2016
  • Serving 800 students in grades K-8 in the 21-22 school year, and growing to our full enrollment of 900 students in the 23-24 school year
  • 100 team members and growing
  • All students taught Spanish starting in Kindergarten
  • Located in the Kingsessing neighborhood of Southwest Philadelphia
  • Newly renovated three-building school campus (renovation of fourth building in planning)

 

The Position

 

    Your Job

  • You will be the leader of the Special Education team at ICS West, coaching and supporting our Special Education Teachers with whom you will ensure that our students with IEPs meet their IEP goals and make the academic growth necessary in all subject areas to be at or above grade level within the timeline set out in their IEPs.
  • You will work with our Director of Student Support and our Principal to continue to develop our curriculum and instruction plan for special education, ensuring that our students with IEPs are given the scaffolding they need to be able to be successful with grade level content as soon as possible.
  • You will work with our Director of Student Support and our Principal to become an expert in coaching and leading professional development that ensures that every student in every special education setting is working and thinking at an appropriately rigorous level, all the time.
  • You will coach and partner with our Special Education Compliance Specialist to ensure compliance with all timelines, meetings, procedures, and documentation; build and cultivate relationships with all outside stakeholders (agencies, districts, PDE, APS); and ensure that we meet not only the requirements, but also the spirit of special education law, meeting the needs of our students and families completely.

 

    Your Teams

  • You will lead the Special Education team consisting of our Special Education Compliance Specialist, Special Education Teachers and Assistants, Occupational Therapist, and Speech Therapists.
  • Your team is supported by our Director of Student Support and the entire Student Support team (including Counselors, School Social Worker, Student Support Specialists, ELD Teacher, and SEL Teachers), Principal and Assistant Principals, Operations Manager and team, and CEO.
  • You will be part of the Instructional Leadership team with our Principal, Director of Student Support, Assistant Principals, and Content Specialists.
  • You will also be part of the team composed of the entire staff of the school, meeting weekly to celebrate each other for living our values and doing our best to support our students.

 

  

 

  Your Life

  • ICS West is located at 56th St. and Chester Ave. in Southwest Philadelphia.  The 13 trolley stops at our front door, and we have limited off-street parking.
  • Your start date will be July 1, 2021 (this is a 12-month position).
  • The salary range for this position is $60,000 to $75,000, depending on experience.
  • You will have 15 vacation days in each of your first 3 years with us, increasing to 20 days in your 4th year and beyond.
  • ICS West pays for 100% of the cost of employee and dependent health benefits, and matches 403b contributions up to 5%.  We do not participate in PSERS.

 

You

 

    This role is a fit if…

  • You know that it is our responsibility as educators to give every single student everything they need.
  • You are excited about having a coach and becoming the best leader you can be.
  • You are excited about being a coach and helping teachers become the best they can be for our students.
  • You know that a team can accomplish more than an individual, and are excited to get to know your teammates, build trust with them, and have candid conversations with them.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree and a valid Special Education certificate; Supervisor cert is preferred, but we will consider an outstanding candidate who does not have this yet and wants to attain it while working with us.
  • You have at least 3 years of Special Education teaching experience, with at least 1 year of experience leading a Special Education team or department.
  • You have at least 1 year of experience coaching and/or leading professional development for teachers.

 

    Your Impact

  • A year from now, the partnerships between our Special Education and general education teachers grown under your leadership are simply “the ICS West way of doing things”, and have created an environment of safety and success for all students with special needs.
  • Within the timelines set out in their IEPs, the students you and your team have supported will all have made clear incremental progress toward being at or above grade level in every subject area according to their IEP goals, placing them on a path toward a rigorous, college preparatory high school, and the ability to choose the life they dream of.
  • A generation from now, the students you and your team have supported will be the global citizens and leaders that our world so desperately needs, uniting communities in Philadelphia, across the country, and around the world.

 

Application Details

 

If reading about ICS West and this position excites you, we want to meet you!  Please send your resume and a cover letter to icswesthiring@icswest.org, and we will be in touch shortly with next steps.

 

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Leadership Coach

Posted by | May 4, 2021 |

NORTHEAST REGION

TNTP seeks a full-time Leadership Coach to join our Consulting Division in the Northeast Region.  This position is based in a home office anywhere in the Northeast, with preference given to candidates in Maryland, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, or Massachusetts. Travel up to 40% is required (contingent upon organizational/state/federal regulations).

Who We Are
A national nonprofit founded by teachers, TNTP believes our nation’s public schools can offer all children an excellent education. Today we’re a diverse team from a wide range of fields, united by a fierce commitment to helping school systems end educational inequality. We work at every level of the public education system to attract and train talented teachers and school leaders, ensure rigorous and engaging classrooms, and create environments that prioritize great teaching and accelerate student learning.

Staff in TNTP’s Consulting Division work alongside teachers, school leaders, districts, and states to help them achieve their goals for students. Our staff work across urban and suburban school districts, independent charter schools, and charter networks. Our team is diverse and brings a wide range of expertise across content areas. We work to create effective leaders by recruiting and training new school leaders and developing current leaders through targeted professional development and one-on-one coaching.

What You’ll Do
We know that to have an effective teacher in every classroom, there must be an effective leader in every school.  As a Leadership Coach, you will work with our team and leaders in districts and schools in our Northeast Region to drive systemic change by creating and developing a shared vision of what excellent instruction looks like. You’ll coach current school leaders to operationalize that vision by developing their instructional expertise, identify gaps, and help them determine where to prioritize and focus their time as a school leader to best enable deeper learning in their school.

Specific responsibilities may include:

  • Facilitating weekly goals-based coaching aligned to program priorities and differentiated for individual leader and school needs and context

  • Designing and facilitating professional development for new and veteran school leaders

  • Designing and delivering training experiences for aspiring school leaders

  • Collaborating with state, network and district leadership to observe and deliver concrete, actionable feedback to school leaders

  • Collaborating with TNTP Leadership Coaches across contracts to develop TNTP’s best practices in leadership development

  • Contributing to the vision and strategy, as well as expansion, of TNTP’s leadership development work

What You Bring
We are looking for amazing people who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children’s lives through education. You’ll be right at home here if you learn from failure and overcome adversity, cultivate strong relationships, understand the power of diversity, advocate for equity, aspire to lead through inclusion, and push yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level.

We expect our Leadership Coach to:

  • Bring a distinguished track record in school leadership. You have coached school leaders or led schools that achieved great things for their students and believe a strong school leader is essential to the success of a school.

  • Demonstrate expertise in facilitating powerful learning experiences for adults. You excel at designing and implementing professional development experiences and have the content expertise to create rich training materials, conceptualize meaningful interactive learning experiences, and facilitate training sessions for school leaders that helps them shift their practice and support them in implementing learning experiences at the campus-level.

  • Propose innovative solutions to complex challenges. You have a history of tackling high stakes challenges head on and moving work forward toward successful outcomes. Ambiguity doesn’t overwhelm you; just the opposite, you thrive on it. Your creative instincts will help you deal with vague situations and develop new approaches with limited guidance.

  • Influence leaders to act. You’ll regularly interact with and be expected to influence clients – motivating them to make both incremental change and take quantum leaps.

  • Embrace cross-cultural agility.  Authentic self-reflection, self- awareness, and high emotional intelligence are central to who you are, and you utilize these skills to contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You have an adept cultural understanding of yourself and use your understanding of yourself and others to build trusting relationships with colleagues and stakeholders.   

  • Build relationships. You have the ability to connect and build relationships with diverse communities. Bilingual abilities are a plus, Spanish language preferred.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience as a school principal and a proven track record of raising student achievement (required)

  • Experience coaching and facilitating professional development for school leaders and teachers (required)

  • Immediate understanding of what effective teaching looks like and a deep commitment to effective instruction (required)

  • Strong familiarity and expertise with College and Career-Ready standards, such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) (preferred)

  • Ability to track and analyze performance data to uncover trends and act strategically and effectively to improve results

  • Ability to communicate compelling feedback that motivates leaders, develops instruction and accelerates student achievement

  • Comfort modeling and engaging in courageous conversations

  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills, including the ability to collaborate, and attain and grow effective partnerships to meet common goals

What We Offer
TNTP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience in a similar position with the potential for an annual performance-based bonus. The salary range for this position is $93,600 – $140,400. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary between the range minimum and midpoint depending on experience and in alignment with internal equity.  We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, commuter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. TNTP may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.

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K-8 Certified General Education Teacher

Posted by | March 29, 2021 |

Job Description

General Education Teacher 

Term(10) month position-Salaried

Full-Time Exempt

School Background:

Established in 1997, Harambee Institute of Science & Technology Charter School is one of the first African-centered charter schools formed in the state of Pennsylvania. With a focus on Science and Technology, Harambee is an elementary public school currently serving 525 students in grades K-8. Harambee prides itself on delivering an academic experience to students in a loving, safe, and culturally rich environment.

Mission:

To build self-respect, self-reliance, and empowerment through practical, educationally sound and culturally relevant curricula and services embedded in science and technology.

Position Summary:

The teacher is the central person responsible for planning and implementing the school’s instructional program in relationship to the academic, emotional, social, physical, cultural and aesthetic development of all students. Teachers are also responsible for fostering open lines of communication with parents and guardians.

Duties:

  • Plan and skillfully deliver instruction in a clear, concise, interesting and culturally relevant manner
  • Organize and maintain a classroom environment that fosters an attitude of acceptance
  • Maintain accurate record of student attendance-including responses to excessive tardiness/absences
  • Maintain regular contact with parent(s) or guardian(s) concerning student’s pattern of misconduct, excessive missing or poor quality homework; overall social and academic progress
  • If applicable, collaborates with all assigned personnel, i.e. paraeducators, student teachers, clinical/classroom volunteers
  • Take appropriate care and precaution to protect students, equipment, materials and school facilities
  • Work cooperatively with other members of the teaching faculty and staff to plan, develop, implement and assess the school’s instructional program-including school based problem solving activities
  • Complete and submit accurately maintained anecdotal records/reports, upon request, to principal/supervisor in a timely manner
  • Teachers are expected to prepare Lesson Plans according to PA Common Core standards, and based on an agreed upon schedule

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • PA State Teacher certification
  • 5 years of Teaching experience

Assurances

HISTCS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, HISTCS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

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Executive Director

Posted by | January 25, 2021 |

Organization Summary

The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) works to give every child in America’s fifth largest city the opportunity to attend a great school. We invest philanthropic funds in high-impact schools so they can serve more low-income students—whether they be in the traditional public, public charter or private sectors. Our aim is to catalyze the creation or transformation of enough schools to ensure better options for 50,000 students, or nearly one in four of all Philadelphia schoolchildren. Since 2011 PSP has invested in more than fifty schools, creating new educational opportunities for 21,000 students. PSP believes that in a city as large as Philadelphia, there is not one best or right kind of school. Two hundred forty thousand children need a wide variety of schools from which to choose. The city has numerous examples of high-performing schools, and they span all three sectors: charter schools, district schools and private/Catholic schools. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of quality options in each sector. More than 35,000 students sit on waiting lists for the city’s best schools—which include private, charter, district magnet, and district neighborhood schools. Our work centers on leveraging philanthropic capital to attract entrepreneurial leadership and overcome inertia and financial and political barriers so that Philadelphia can have more great schools.

 

Over the past decade, PSP has been at the forefront of the fight for increased educational opportunities for students and families in Philadelphia:

  • PSP’s school investments of over $80M in nearly seventy K-12 schools (district, charter, renaissance and parochial), have led to better schools for tens of thousands of underserved students.
  • PSP’s talent investments have supported recruitment and/or development of over 350 teachers and school leaders across the city.
  • GreatPhillySchools (GPS) and Apply Philly Charter (APC) have dramatically expanded parents’ ability to find and enroll in a school that best meets their children’s’ needs.

 

Despite this progress, there remain significant challenges in PSP’s fight for increasing educational opportunities for students and families in Philadelphia:

  • While 38% of students in Philly are attending a charter and over 50% attend a school of choice of some kind, the overall quality of schools in Philadelphia continues to lag behind other major cities for a variety of reasons.
  • The critical work of attracting, launching, and expanding great schools needed to solve this problem has only become harder, and while there are a variety of organizations fighting on the advocacy front, there is no coordinated vision and strategy for how those pieces will come together as a coalition and achieve success.

 

PSP is the only organization that can lead the work to fight through these challenges and achieve the type of education system in the city that all families deserve: one where there’s access to a great school for every child, regardless of their economic background. To accomplish this, PSP’s next Executive Director must be a leader who can build on the work to date by developing and executing a new strategy to build a citywide coalition that will enable meaningful expansion of high-quality seats throughout the city.

 

Position Summary

The Executive Director will be a visible and strategic executive with oversight and leadership of all aspects of PSP including strategic planning, operations, finances, fundraising and investments, advocacy, and stakeholder relationships. The Executive Director will bring a track record of leadership and a genuine passion for advancing educational opportunities across the city. It is the expectation that the new Executive Director will:

 

  • Be a Visionary – The next leader of PSP must be a transformational vision-setter, who can first and foremost develop and align with the Board on a clear vision for long-term success with the focus upon ensuring a high-quality educational option for every child in the city.
  • Lead a Team to Create and Execute a Strong Strategic Plan – Equally important to setting a clear and bold vision, is the ability of the next PSP leader to transform that vision into a clear strategic plan that can serve as a roadmap to achieving success, and in turn to build and lead a high-quality team that can execute on that plan successfully.
  • Create Coalitions and Forge Meaningful Partnerships – Critical to the success of this effort will be recognizing that our work cannot be done alone. It will take a broad and diverse coalition of stakeholders coming together to work towards a common purpose. The next leader must have the ability to develop and execute a strategy that forges partnerships and coalitions at the grassroots and grasstops level and harnesses their collective power to make the changes needed for students and families.
  • Engage Local and National Funders in Pursuit of Educational Equity – The Executive Director will drive PSP’s fundraising strategy, including working with the Board to set fundraising goals, directly engaging funders to invest in our mission-critical initiatives, managing the development team, and stewarding PSP’s relationships with the funder community.
  • Communicate to Inspire Others – The next PSP leader must be a compelling communicator who can bring together different audiences – from elected officials, to education leaders, to business leaders and funders – to collectively understand the educational challenges facing students and families today and inspire others to join in the effort to create solutions.

 

The Executive Director reports to PSP’s Board and will manage the PSP team members and staff.

 

PSP is an equal-opportunity employer with good benefits and an entrepreneurial, results-oriented work culture.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

External Relations and Fundraising

  • Advance PSP’s public brand by serving as an active and magnetic ambassador for PSP’s mission and vision with key stakeholders, including representing PSP locally and across the country.
  • With support of the Board, play a central role in fundraising, fostering significant donor relationships, cultivating strategic partnerships.
  • Form relationships throughout the Philadelphia region (and beyond) that contribute to enriching and collaborative experiences for Philadelphia students and families.

 

Executive Leadership

  • In partnership with the Board and key stakeholders, align organization-wide priorities and set an overarching strategic vision for PSP.
  • Uphold and support PSP’s commitment to our vision and values by modeling expectations at all times.
  • Oversee the development and effective implementation of PSP’s initiatives and core values.
  • Set and drive team to aggressive outcomes for the organization directly impacting the quality of educational options for children in Philadelphia.
  • Establish and foster a collaborative relationship with the Board, keeping the Board informed of significant issues and events at PSP, collaborating on key projects, and seeking advice and expertise from board members, as appropriate.

 

Management and Operations

  • Serve as the direct manager and partner to the Leadership Team; provide support and guidance around best practices for managing and developing the staff.
  • Create and foster a healthy and productive team culture of professional growth and high achievement inside the organization, while maintaining a positive staff morale
  • Oversee successful performance management practices to ensure all professional and operational requirements are met.
  • Manage an operational budget of $8.7 million, ensuring effective fiscal stewardship and sustainability for the organization.

 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission of PSP and possess a bold vision for how to achieve educational equity for all children in Philadelphia.
  • Some experience in direct service to low-income, communities of color and an understanding of the barriers to quality educational options for the families we serve.
  • Energy, drive, and passion for continuous improvement, both personally and at an enterprise level.
  • A dynamic, proactive, inclusive, open, and decisive leadership style; an entrepreneurial planner and builder rather than a “steady-state” manager.
  • Proven commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion both inside organizations and in their approach to education reform
  • Ambitious and innovative mindset with a track record of translating strategy into action and delivering results.
  • Ability to lead and inspire others to deliver high performance.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written, with an enthusiasm for the mission of PSP and a passion to develop relationships with stakeholders.
  • A strategic and creative thinker with the agility to balance competing priorities, complex situations, and tight deadlines; comfort leading within ambiguity.
  • Ability to leverage qualitative and quantitative information in decision-making.
  • Proven track record of fundraising and grantmaking.
  • Ability and desire to work with a socioeconomically and racially diverse community with the ability to connect and collaborate.
  • Demonstrated professionalism and responsibility, and a strong work ethic.
  • Flexible attitude, ability to work with urgency.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s or advanced degree is desired.
  • Minimum of 10 years of senior leadership experience with oversight across multiple functional areas.
  • Experience leading in the K-12 sector in one or more areas of school leadership, education philanthropy, and/or education policy is desired.
  • Extensive management experience with a track record of success in leading and sustaining a high-performing organization.
  • Experience cultivating partnerships with individuals and institutions across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors.
  • Experience effectively managing complex budgets and the strategic allocation of resources.
  • Track record of success in raising philanthropic dollars and stewarding donor relationships.

 

Physical Requirements

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as:

  • Traveling to external meetings – valid driver’s license and/or access to transportation when necessary.
  • Functioning in office space – reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, making phone calls.
  • Must be able to sit for up to two hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing.

 

Compensation

Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

 

 

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2021-2022 School Year Teachers (All Grades and Subjects, K-12)

Posted by | January 19, 2021 |

TEACHER (ALL GRADES AND SUBJECTS K-12)
Now Hiring for 2021-2022 School Year

 

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

Reports To: Principal
Commitment: Full-Time
Term: 10 Months Annually, 2021-2022 School Year

 

ABOUT THE POSITION

High quality Teachers who have a professional and personal dedication to student achievement and the school community are the single most important factor to the success of the New Foundations Charter School mission and vision.

  • Our Mission: The mission of the New Foundations Charter School is to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high-achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities. The teachers and staff of New Foundations Charter School will ensure a commitment to lifelong learning and achievement of all of our students by creating an atmosphere of caring that pervades every aspect of school life and promotes responsibility for all members of our school community.
  •  Our Vision for Impact: In 2019, New Foundations embarked on an ambitious five year strategic plan.  The Strategic Plan’s “Vision for Impact” is that by June 2025, New Foundations will provide daily opportunities for all students to engage in rigorous academic preparation, integrated and well-rounded character development, and inclusive and expansive specials and extracurricular activities that prepare them for individualized post-secondary success.

 

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Founded by Sheryl Perzel and Paul Stadelberger, New Foundations Charter School opened in 2000. Our core principle was simple: be student-centered and growth focused. This ethos remains and at New Foundations we maintain that in order for our children to thrive as leading members of society, they must grow academically, socially, and emotionally today.

Twenty years later, New Foundations is a prominent public charter school serving grades K-12 in Northeast Philadelphia and a leader in academic excellence, social emotional awareness, and community engagement. In a constantly changing world, we continue our work to evolve and improve. We are ambitious about New Foundations’ future. We’re a great school, but we still have work to do to be better and to redefine what it means to be a great school.

  • Our Students

As an open enrollment public charter school, we seek to prepare each student for the college, career and service opportunity of their choice. New Foundations Charter School currently educates 1,500 students across a K-8 & High School campus in Northeast Philadelphia.

New Foundations has a highly diverse and representative student/family population: 57% White, 22% Black, 13% Latino, 5% Asian and 3% Mixed Races & Other; 40% Free Lunch, 30% Reduced-Price Lunch, 30% Paid Lunch.  The political and ideological diversity of our student and family body is representative of the United States as a whole.

  • Our Buildings 

The K-8 and High School buildings are located within walking distance of each other in the Holmesburg neighborhood of Philadelphia.  Both buildings include recent renovations and are well-maintained to provide a positive learning environment for students and staff.

Building highlights include bright and spacious classrooms, technology-enabled classrooms, science labs, gymnasiums with full size basketball courts, cafeterias and learning commons.  The buildings are near major roadways with on-site parking for staff and within walking distance from the SEPTA Regional Rail Suburban station with trains to Center City.

  • Our Community 

New Foundations opened in 2000 and has had a strong, positive presence in its Northeast neighborhood of Philadelphia throughout the past 20 years.  New Foundations is highly-regarded on various academic performance measures compared with other Philadelphia charter and district schools and we have an admissions wait-list of over 10,000 students.

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

All staff at New Foundations Charter School are expected to:

  • Embrace our mission and embody our vision for New Foundations’ future;
  • Model our core values of being student-focused, serving our community and consistently engaging in solutions-oriented and caring conversations;
  • Welcome the opportunity to be constantly challenged to grow, learn and improve;
  • Demonstrate role model mentality in all interactions and activities;
  • Have a track record of success and achievement within an environment of limited resources.

A Teacher at New Foundations Charter School is expected to:

  • Possess a bachelor’s degree with a record of academic achievement;
  • Possess valid Pennsylvania teacher certification for relevant subject and grade level of instruction;
  • Demonstrate expertise and enthusiasm for subject of instruction;
  • Preferably possess a minimum of two years of relevant teaching experience;
  • Preferably possess prior teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting.

 

 COMPENSATION 
New Foundations offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. We are committed to pay equity.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 
Core Responsibilities

  1. Curriculum and Instruction
  2. Assessment
  3. Classroom Management
  4. Classroom Culture
  5. Professional Comportment
  6. Other

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Develop and implement rigorous and appropriate lesson plans, assignments, and assessments in cooperation with New Foundation’s leadership team and curricular resources.
  • Deliver the curriculum in an appropriate manner consistent with the student’s educational levels.
  • Ensure that the Standards of the State of Pennsylvania and New Foundations Charter School are incorporated in daily, weekly, monthly, and long term lesson plans.
  • Adapt the curriculum for individual student’s needs.
  • Maintain/write individual learning plans for each student.
  • Provide for the needs of special education students placed in the classroom.

Assessment

  • Prepare achievement reports (report cards/progress reports/etc).
  • Administer school assessments and mandated standardized assessments.
  • Maintain and record student’s achievement (homework/quizzes/tests/etc.)
  • In partnership with school leadership, analyze assessments that measure progress towards academic standards and use this assessment data to inform and differentiate instructional practices

Classroom Management

  • Maintain an effective, creative, and balanced learning environment that meets the needs of all students.
  • Enforce the school’s discipline policies and code of conduct.
  • Maintain student records including attendance, behavioral and academic.  Ensure that all student records are secured.
  • Maintain proactive communication with parents/guardians about their student’s academic progress and wellbeing.

Classroom Culture

  • Demonstrate genuine interest, belief, and care for students’ personal and academic success
  • Maintain a warm and  “friendly” classroom.
  • Maintain a safe and clean learning environment that is free of hazards.
  • Allow for the students to utilize the space in the room to enhance their learning.
  • Engage families in their children’s education by building relationships and maintaining regular communication.
  • Collaborate with other professionals in regard to student’s development and achievement.

Professional Comportment

  • Exhibit a professional image and demeanor at all times.
  • Commit to continual professional growth.
  • Attend all professional development meetings and faculty/staff meetings.
  • Participate and support grade-level activities and school-wide functions throughout the school-year.
  • Adhere to school schedule and be punctual for work and meetings.
  • Maintain an effective and positive relationship with colleagues, staff and supervisors.
  • Professionally and effectively communicate with all colleagues, staff and supervisors.

Other

  • Become a member of the school community, building strong relationships and being highly engaged.
  • Do whatever else is necessary or requested to provide students with the academic, social, and emotional foundations and skills necessary to become high achieving, socially competent stewards of their communities.

 

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National Research Coordinator

Posted by | December 21, 2020 |

Who We Are 

The mission of Teach Plus is to empower excellent, experienced, and diverse teachers to take leadership over key policy and practice issues that affect their students’ success. The organization empowers expert teachers to advance policy changes and improve instructional leadership and teacher supports; trains and coaches teacher leaders to successfully mobilize and lead teacher teams; and empowers teacher leaders to be change agents among their peers and policy makers.  Since 2009, Teach Plus has trained thousands of teacher leaders across the country who are driving policy changes and improving the instructional practices of teachers to create an education system driven by equity, access, and excellence for all students.

What We Do

The Teach Plus national research team leads several research studies a year, administers timely research studies to support national policy initiatives, and collaborates with teachers to support regional and national policy projects. Examples of this work can be found in the publications section of the Teach Plus website under publications (http://www.teachplus.org/news-events/publications) and flash polls (http://www.teachplus.org/teacher-polls).  

The national research team works closely with the national policy team as well as with regional teams and their respective Teaching Policy Fellows. The research team also convenes groups of alumni Teaching Policy Fellows in a Teacher Research Council and ad hoc National Working Groups to support and lead individual research projects. 

What You’ll Do 

Reporting to the Senior National Director of Research and Knowledge, the National Research Coordinator will have key responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

Collaborate in the development of regional policy research:

  • Working closely with Teach Plus staff and teacher leaders, support and, in some cases, co-lead, the development of state research-driven policy projects. An example of these types of projects include “Improving as we go: Learning from Indiana district reentry plans” (2020).
  • This includes drawing on a variety of research methods to help Teach Plus state teams design, implement, and produce a state-focused research project. Methods typically include surveys, focus groups, interviews, and secondary data analysis.

Support national research studies:

Co-lead the Senior Research Fellowship:

  • The Senior Research Fellowship program offers alumni of Teach Plus programs the opportunity to advance their research skills by leading their own projects. They also train and support other Teach Plus teacher leaders in conducting their own research. 
  • The National Research Coordinator will co-lead this program by organizing monthly sessions, coordinating the work of the Senior Research Fellows, and design content and sessions for these teacher leaders.

Serve as project manager for national research initiatives:

  • Manage and update Teach Plus research resources, including an organization wide library of research resources and research-related software tools, e.g. survey tools.
  • Project manage multiple national initiatives, projects, and studies.

 

Who We Want

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and experiences:

  • At least three years of work experience in an education setting. 
  • Training or experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Strong project management skills, including designing, planning, monitoring, and communicating project timelines.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including demonstrated proficiency in writing and editing reports and other written materials.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:

  • Classroom teaching experience.
  • Experience conducting public policy or education policy research.
  • Proficiency with statistical software (SAS, SPSS, STATA, or R).
  • Graduate degree in education, public policy, business, public administration, or related fields.
  • Experience leading and writing research reports.

 

Commitment to Diversity

In order to better serve the teachers and students at the core of our mission, Teach Plus 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.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job with the potential to develop and succeed with coaching and support. We recognize that such a candidate may have a less traditional background or have different kinds of relevant experience. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our qualifications described.

Salary and Benefits

Salary range is $50,000-$60,000 and actual salary offered will be commensurate with candidate’s experience. Teach Plus offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance, 3% matching 401k plan, disability and life insurance, and Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and childcare expenses. Teach Plus offers generous time off benefits including 15 vacation days, 3 personal days, 5 sick days, 11 holidays, and winter break. Additionally, Teach Plus offers paid parental leave and a 4-week paid sabbatical for every five years of service.

Location

This is a remote position that will be conducted virtually (primarily from a home office).

Application Instructions

To apply, please complete an online application found here. The online application will require you to upload a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should include an explanation of the candidate’s interest in the position as well as a summary of relevant qualifications and experience. Teach Plus will receive applications until the position is filled. 

Application link: https://teachplus.tfaforms.net/328038 

Teach Plus is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex or natural origin.

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Newsroom Visuals Coordinator

Posted by | December 3, 2020 |

Chalkbeat, the growing nonprofit news organization telling the story of education in America, seeks a visuals coordinator to join our team. Chalkbeat provides deep, local coverage of education policy and practice to inform the decisions and actions that lead to better outcomes for children and families, especially those in low-income communities. We believe that every child deserves an excellent education and that a strong press is vital to making that happen. In our eight local bureaus and a national desk (and growing), we’re working with communities to reimagine and recreate the press public education deserves. Learn more about how our unique model — a nonprofit newsroom covering a single topic in multiple locations — represents a promising path forward for local news. Read more about our mission and values.

The newsroom visuals coordinator collaborates daily with reporters, editors, data journalists, and bureau chiefs across Chalkbeat to make sure our stories are accompanied by the best photos and visual treatments. While this is not a photographer role, if you have photography skills there is an opportunity to take photos occasionally.

We’re looking for a flexible, self-directed person who enjoys interacting with people and finds fulfillment in sweating the smallest details. You must thrive in a fast-paced environment. You will report to Chalkbeat’s Managing Editor for Style and Standards.

 

Your impact as the visual coordinator:

  • Enhance the visual presentation of Chalkbeat’s journalism by maintaining our photo database, building our photo library, and uploading freelance and partnership photos.
  • Manage the daily process of selecting and acquiring photos and/or other visuals for stories and track which photos are used. 
  • Ensure that our published photos reflect the communities that we report for.
  • Maintain our asset manager. Fix errors or omissions in metadata and oversee best practices.
  • Refine and maintain our guidelines for workflow, stock photography, indexing, partnerships, and editorial and ethical standards for visuals. 
  • Work closely with the operations team to manage and oversee our Getty Images accounts, freelance photography relationships, and photo partnerships with other newsrooms.
  • Train and coach reporters on incorporating photojournalism best practices into newsgathering and story field production.
  • Work with our data team to create and organize a searchable database of past graphics and data sets.

 

What background and skills do you have?

  • You are highly organized, comfortable working with databases, and thrive on bringing order to chaos.
  • You have strong time management skills and are adept at prioritizing and multitasking while maintaining an attention to detail.
  • You have a basic understanding of photography and strong understanding of post-production workflows including metadata tagging, the Adobe Creative Suite, and storytelling. 
  • You are an avid news consumer.
  • You are comfortable working remotely or with remote team members.
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with a variety of personalities.
  • You are a solid communicator who knows how to ask for help, empathize with teammates, and take ownership of your work.
  • You share Chalkbeat’s commitment to reflecting and including diverse people and perspectives in our content.

 

Bonus points if you’ve got:

  • Experience working in a newsroom.
  • Experience or familiarity with copyright law and contracts. 

We recognize that every candidate brings interesting skills and experiences that we haven’t thought of. Don’t hesitate to apply and tell us about yourself. 

We are working remotely for the foreseeable future, but our virtual newsroom features daily interaction, fun slack channels (#pets and #foodies), personal development sessions, and team exercise and meditation get-togethers.  This position can be done permanently remotely, or when it is safe for our offices to reopen, you’re welcome to join us in person in Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Memphis, Newark, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., or New York City.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a paid winter recess from December 26-31.

Chalkbeat is dedicated to equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. Chalkbeat encourages people of all races, colors, national origins, ancestries, creeds, religions, genders, ages, disabilities, veteran statuses, sexual orientations, and marital statuses to apply.

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Operations and Data Analyst, Apply Philly Charter

Posted by | October 14, 2020 |

Organization Summary

The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) works to give every child in America’s fifth largest city the opportunity to attend a great school. We invest philanthropic funds in high-impact schools so they can serve more low-income students—whether they be in the traditional public, public charter or private sectors. Our aim is to catalyze the creation or transformation of enough schools to ensure better options for 50,000 students, or nearly one in four of all Philadelphia schoolchildren. Since 2011 PSP has invested in more than 50 schools, creating new educational opportunities for 21,000 students. PSP believes that in a city as large as Philadelphia, there is not one best or right kind of school. Two hundred forty thousand children need a wide variety of schools from which to choose. The city has numerous examples of high-performing schools, and they span all three primary sectors: charter schools, district schools and private/Catholic schools. Unfortunately, there is a shortage of quality options in all three sectors. More than 35,000 students sit on waiting lists for the city’s best schools—which include private, charter, district magnet, and district neighborhood schools. Our work centers on leveraging philanthropic capital to attract entrepreneurial leadership and overcome inertia and financial and political barriers so that Philadelphia can have more great schools.

 

Position Summary

The Philadelphia School Partnership (PSP) believes that helping to empower parents to find, choose, and advocate for higher quality schools of all types (district, charter, and private) is a critical part of our strategy to ensure every child in Philadelphia is enrolled in a great school.  Specifically, we are working to better equip families with information to find and choose great schools for their children.  In 2018, PSP launched Apply Philly Charter, an online application system that now has grown to serve over 80 charter schools in the city and is the predominant way in which families apply to Philadelphia charter schools. Apply Philly Charter allows families to apply to charter schools from a single website, and all participating charter schools abide by the same application, lottery and notification timeline. Participating charter schools conduct their lotteries on Apply Philly Charter, send seat offers to applicants and manage their waitlists on the system. Families are able to accept seat offers and monitor their placement on waitlists using the system.  Last year, over 30,000 applicants from every zip code in Philadelphia used Apply Philly Charter to submit 170,000 applications to participating charter schools. Apply Philly Charter is run on a Salesforce platform.

 

The Operations and Data Analyst will serve as the system administrator for Apply Philly Charter and will be responsible for providing technical support to participating schools. The Operations and Data Analyst will be responsible for the successful operation of the system, including, but not limited to: intake of applications, oversight of the lottery, waitlist, and seat offer functionality, and general support to schools and families as needed. The Operations and Data Analyst will also serve as the project lead for any technical enhancements made to the system, working closely with our Salesforce developers and vendor(s) to create the project scope and test functionality. Outside of system responsibilities, the Operations and Data Analyst will be responsible for managing, analyzing, synthesizing, and reporting on school-level and city-wide application data for both internal and external initiatives.

 

This position includes creative opportunities to use technical programs or software to advance the policy initiatives and efficacy of Apply Philly Charter and to support other PSP teams in their data management, analysis and use of Salesforce systems.

 

This position reports to the Director, Apply Philly Charter. He/she will work closely with the entire Apply Philly Charter team, including the Managing Director, Community Resources, Manager, GreatPhillySchools, and other staff as needed.

 

PSP is an equal-opportunity employer with good benefits and an entrepreneurial, results-oriented work culture.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

General:

  • Report directly to the Director, Apply Philly Charter to manage day-to-day system administration, data analysis, and customer service to schools
  • Manage all technical systems relating to Apply Philly Charter including (but not limited to) Salesforce and Google Analytics
  • Provide ongoing technical support to schools and respond to charter school inquiries in a timely manner
  • Serve as liaison to the technical vendor to ensure user and system administration concerns are addressed in a timely manner

System Administration:

  • Monitor system application and usage data for family and school users to ensure smooth operation of the system, identify technical issues to be resolved
  • Develop and run system level reports, create system-level and school-level dashboards
  • Report out and analyze system-level data for internal organizational purposes
  • Help to manage and support data integrations between Apply Philly Charter and external data systems using Python
  • Work with the Apply Philly Charter team and schools to ensure application process benchmarks are hit (i.e. opening and closing of application, lotteries run on the correct day, etc.)
  • Perform other system administrator duties, including testing system features in advance of school user and/or family use

Data Analysis and Programming:

  • Clean large data sets for further analysis
  • Manipulate data in statistical software
  • Analyze and report out on key metrics
  • Edit scripts (Python and SQL)

Other System Support:

  • Support the Director, Apply Philly Charter and other staff in advancing policy goals and decision making
  • Support the Director, Apply Philly Charter and other staff in the operation of the Apply Philly Charter Steering Committee, including presenting system-level data to school partners
  • Create updated school training materials as needed, including annual updates to the Apply Philly Charter user manual
  • Conduct school training sessions, as needed
  • Work with and support potential Salesforce administration in other areas of the organization, including supporting the GreatPhillySchools and School Investment teams
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission of the Philadelphia School Partnership.
  • Experience working with and managing data systems. Salesforce experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g. Stata, R, SPSS, Python, C#, etc.)
  • Capable of cleaning, analyzing, managing, and processing large data sets using complex functions and programming languages.
  • Experience providing technical support to clients and/or partners.
  • Strong communication skills and the capability to synthesize data for lay audiences.
  • Strong strategic thinking skills.
  • Confidence working under pressure of deadlines and managing multiple priorities.
  • Ability to work independently, solve problems and be flexible.
  • Willingness and desire to participate in unexpected projects.

 

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience with CRM database(s), Salesforce preferred.
  • Experience with statistical reporting software (R, STATA, SAS, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in client services and/or providing technical support.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Proficient in Google Drive products (i.e., Google Sheets, Google Docs)
  • Experience and/or familiarity with charter school application and/or enrollment processes, a plus.

 

Physical Requirements

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as:

  • Traveling to schools – valid driver’s license and/or access to transportation when necessary
  • Functioning in office space – reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, making phone calls
  • Must be able to sit for up to two hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing

Salary commensurate with experience, along with excellent benefits.

A modest relocation package may also be available for out-of-state candidates.

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Philadelphia Bureau Chief

Posted by | July 30, 2020 |

Chalkbeat, the nonprofit news organization covering the effort to improve schools for the almost 30 million children in America who live near or below the poverty line, is seeking a seasoned journalist to serve as our first Philadelphia bureau chief. 

This is an exciting moment to help launch our bureau in Philadelphia,a result of The Philadelphia Public School Notebook (the Notebook) joining forces with Chalkbeat.  The past year has seen an onslaught of news carrying profound implications for students and families in one of the nation’s largest school districts. Most immediately, the district is grappling with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic and how to educate its 200,000 students in the coming school year. The district, like many in the wake of unrest around police killings of Black Americans, is reimagining its school police force. District leaders are also continuing to navigate the 2018 return to city control after decades under state takeover. Chalkbeat wants to be at the forefront of these and other stories, breaking news and providing smart analysis of the implications on policy and politics.

The bureau chief role at Chalkbeat is unique, blending reporting, editing, people management, community engagement, and team building. You will guide our coverage decisions and priorities in Philadelphia, starting with your own reporting and overseeing one senior reporter. You will work with the reporter and senior editors to help shape stories on the front end so they connect to the important story of educational equity Chalkbeat is telling across the country. (You may pinch-hit on editing when one of our ace story editors is out, too.) You’ll also serve as Chalkbeat’s public face, working with our central engagement team to build a local community strategy, establish news partnerships, and represent the organization in the community. Finally, you’ll oversee the bureau’s budget and office with support from Chalkbeat’s central network.

 

Who are you?

You are committed to local journalism and respect the transformative power a good story can wield. You find coaching reporters energizing, from helping them connect the dots across several incremental stories to instructing them in the fine art of source-building. You are devoted to elevating the voices of historically marginalized communities. You can balance quick news hits with enterprise work and have experience planning longer-term projects. While you love being on the ground and in the community, you’re also inspired by the idea of collaborating with colleagues across the Chalkbeat network to learn and share best practices and get the support you need to lead your team to greatness. You can serve as a guide for our readers — school personnel, education insiders, parents, students, and curious citizens — in explaining how education works in your bureau’s location. And you’re not afraid to call officials to task when warranted.

 

What background and skills do you have?

  • 7+ years’ experience in journalism, preferably in digital, with a focus on public policy issues
  • Breaking news metabolism and decisiveness under pressure
  • Proven strategies for building an effective team and experience managing direct reports
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a knack for working with curious reporters and skeptical editors
  • Stellar news judgment
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and interest in building a sustainable local newsroom
  • Experience managing budgets and other administrative duties preferred
  • Passion for education is a must; knowledge of education is a strong plus, but not required

This is a full-time position with benefits. Chalkbeat offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package, including a retirement plan and a paid recess between Christmas and New Year’s in addition to vacation time.

 

About Chalkbeat:

Chalkbeat is the nonprofit news organization committed to covering one of America’s most important stories: the effort to improve schools for all children, especially those who have historically lacked access to a quality education. We are mission-driven journalists who believe that an independent local press is vital to ensuring that education improves. Currently in eight locations and growing, we seek to provide deep local coverage of education policy and practice that informs decisions and actions, leading to better schools. Read more about our mission and values.

We are dedicated to improving our newsroom, in part by better reflecting the people we cover. (Here is a breakdown of our staff.) We are committed to diversity and building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and ages. And we are taking steps to meet that commitment. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and people with disabilities.

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Executive Director

Posted by | July 20, 2020 |

Executive Director Position
The Executive Director has the responsibility for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission. In order to fulfill that responsibility, it is expected that the successful candidate for this position will have the competencies to be successful in four areas of concentration.

  • Effectively advocating to assure that legislation and administrative policies provide accountability, transparency, and equitable treatment and funding for all forms of K-12 public education
  • Driving to establish high standards of performance and consistently strong and fair authorizers for all charter schools
  • Providing support to help member schools improve, with the goal of having every charter school in Pennsylvania become a high-performing public school relative to the mission for which the charter school was created
  • Creating a strong and sustained financial base for the organization.

Desired Competencies, Experience, and Education

  • The maturity, confidence, composure, and presence to effectively build relationships and promote policies and standards with legislators, legislative staffs, members of the Governor’s office, the Department of Education, peers in other states, and the print and electronic media
  • Knowledge of the issues and challenges facing education reform and school choice, the national charter landscape, and K-12 education
  • A high level of integrity and the ability and tact to work effectively with persons across the entire political spectrum, and the entire public charter sector
  • Superb listening and oral and written communication skills, including the ability to tailor and convey ideas and positions as a spokesperson for charter schools to a wide range of constituent groups through position papers, press releases, print and electronic media interviews, testimonies, and social media
  • The ability and integrity to promote an equity strategy to ensure racial and gender equity in education, often afforded through charter school enrollment, as well as working with experts and other relevant organizations to help execute this goal and ensure stakeholders view PCPCS as an effective and inclusive advocacy organization
  • The skills to develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Trustees and facilitate Board and Leaders Council involvement in PCPCS actions
  • The ability to work with the Board to obtain a strong and continuing financial base for the organization. This includes demonstrated skills in working with individuals and foundations to raise funds, including writing and organizing grant proposals, and business development skills in working with charter schools to ensure relevance, growth, and sustainability of the organization
  • Demonstrated skill to develop and implement sound financial practices and ensure good fiscal and fiduciary responsibility, stewardship, and accountability
  • An entrepreneurial spirit, including the abilities to initiate actions, seek appropriate and timely guidance, and achieve amazing results with limited resources; this includes being proactive relative to the aspirations of the organization as well as reactive to its immediate needs
  • The ability to work with charter school leaders to provide the type of experiences and training needed to improve the operation and performance of their schools and ensure ongoing programmatic excellence
  • Legislative, advocacy, and legal experience combined with political savvy to understand the legislative, legal, and philosophical complexity of the charter school movement and its opposition
  • The ability to react rapidly to continually changing legislative, legal, and media needs
  • The ability to ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations
  • At least 3 years of leading and managing organizations during periods of political uncertainty
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred; degrees in education a plus

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