1) Develop and facilitate national high school improvement work including: NCSâ™ National Freshman Success Institute, partnership with Chicago Public High Schools, and other national clients.
2) Develop strategies and oversee the implementation of Freshman Success learning networks for high school and district educators that include professional coaching and professional learning.
3) Work with external partners to develop the capacity to ensure grade level teams have access to actionable data in a user-friendly format needed to implement successful Freshman Success initiatives.
4) Work with our program teams, partners, and external evaluators to deliver quality support services while evaluating the effectiveness, outcomes, and impact of our work.
5) Collaborate with NCS coaches and leadership to understand and improve coaching structures for implementation in both the R&D and national networks.
6) Work towards establishing the conditions and criteria for a national network for Freshman Success using improvement science.
7) Develop and implement an internal dashboard to monitor progress of freshman success work to ensure program quality and continuous program improvement nationally.
8) Work in coordination with the NCS Freshman Success Team to develop and codify best practices connected to Freshman Success improvement networks.
9) Develop resources and tools to assess the viability of school and district partnerships.
10) Improve organizational success in all staff functions through the lens of diversity, inclusion, and equity by implementing best practices, appropriate evaluation processes, and measuring organizational benchmarks.
11) Create the vision for the Network for College Successâ™ impact framework including the implementation of a data-driven culture.
12) Partner with the Directors of Data and Research for Continuous Improvement to develop measurement plans.
13) Continuously self-reflect, examining identity and personal role in systems of oppression and in challenging inequities.
1) A relentless commitment to public education, social justice, and equitable outcomes for all students.
2) Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles.
3) Ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues and school partners in a team environment.
4) Eagerness to participate in ongoing professional development and team and self-evaluation.
5) Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
6) Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
7) Ability to respond with flexibility to demands and requirements and adjust to ambiguous circumstances and change.
8) Ability to integrate and effectively utilize technology for professional productivity, including word processing, presentation (PPT), and spreadsheet software.
9) Capable of exercising sound judgment, tact, courteousness, reliability and employing good decision- making skills.
10) â‹Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders, including educators, district leaders, researchers, and funders.
11) Disposition towards finding and cultivating joy in the work.
12) Comfortable navigating ambiguity and working in environments that are fast-paced and evolving.
1) Attendance at meetings around the nation requiring ability to ambulate to various sites in and around the city and nation; frequent use of computer, telephone, and other office equipment. The availability to schedule and complete travel to different national partner sites nationwide.
1) Masterâ™s degree in education, educational leadership, or a related field.
1) Experience in Freshman Team Leadership.
2) Minimum five yearsâ™ teaching experience at the high school level.
3) Minimum two yearsâ™ experience with Data Strategy: creating and displaying relevant data sets to understand and solve problems with teams of educators.
2) Cover Letter
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