Leads the collaborative work with our team and partner schools to develop processes, structures, and tools for supporting student success.
Builds partnerships with identified school Principals, grade level, and teacher collaboration teams to: improve on-track rates; improve student course performance; and increase college readiness and access indicators for students.
Assists educators to develop anti-racist and liberatory practices.
Coaches team leaders to build their capacity to successfully perform their role in leading teams towards school change; effectively facilitating collaboration, data analysis, and problem solving; and creating conditions that support overall student success.
Designs and facilitates professional learning.
Maintains ongoing communication with identified school staff and maintains documentation of contacts and progress.
Supervises, develops, and supports staff.
Builds a high-functioning team.
Provides feedback on coaching and facilitation.
Supports skill development.
Develops relationships with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
Leads partnership with Office of Network Support and CPS High School Chiefs.
Develops new ideas, initiatives, opportunities with current and future CPS stakeholders (e.g. Deputy Chief of High School Programs, Network Chiefs, Office of Equity).
Maintains two-way communication with key partners including: The UChicago Consortium on School Research, Local and national funders, CPS by coordinating monthly correspondence to District leads (Deputy Chief of Schools, Network Chiefs, senior leadership, etc.).
Coordinates, co-plans, and co-facilitates professional learning. Examples include:Â National Freshman Success Institute, Anti-Racist Leaders Network, National Leading Professional Learning Communities, National Equity-Based Leaders.
Supports broader student initiatives.
Coordinates program initiatives, ensuring unity of focus and purpose.
Performs other related work as needed.
Masterâ™s degree in education, or related field.
Working knowledge as a middle or high school administrator, either principal or assistant principal.
Minimum five years teaching experience at the middle or high school level.
Proficient forming and facilitating teacher teams.
Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles.
Background with freshman academies or similar structures.
Valid drivers license.
A relentless commitment to public education, social justice, and equitable outcomes for all students.
A commitment to self-reflection and examination of identity and role in systems of oppression and in challenging inequities.
Demonstrated track record of supporting urban students to achieve at high levels and prepare for postsecondary success.
Demonstrated ability to work and cultivate relationships with diverse constituencies, including district leaders, principals, teachers, and school staff.
Strong background in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, preferably Culturally Responsive Instruction.
Effectively collaborate with colleagues and school partners in a team environment.
Eagerness to participate in ongoing professional development and team- and self-evaluation.
Excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Integrate and effectively utilize technology for professional productivity, including word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office and Google Suite).
Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Respond with flexibility to demands and requirements and adjust to ambiguous circumstances and change.
Capable of exercising sound judgment, tact, courteousness, reliability, and employing good decision-making skills.
Daily access to a reliable car.
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