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Director, Program

at New Leaders for New Schools

Posted: 9/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1179
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Job Description

 

 Our mission is to ensure high academic achievement for all children, especially students in poverty and students of color, by developing transformational school leaders and advancing the policies and practices that allow great leaders to succeed.  

 

 

 

“We believe that every student, in every circumstance, can achieve the highest levels of academic excellence.”  

 

Who We Are  

 

New Leaders transforms underperforming schools by developing outstanding leaders at every level of the education system—from teacher leaders to principals and their supervisors.   

 

 

 

We work hand in hand with our state, district, and charter partners, delivering leadership solutions that build on their strengths and address their most-pressing priorities. Our evidence-based programming cultivates diverse, equity-driven leaders equipped with the skills to elevate instruction, enhance learning, and build vibrant, inclusive school communities. To encourage widespread adoption of effective, sustainable leadership practices, we also advocate for federal and state policies that support the work of school leaders everywhere.   

 

 

 

To date, New Leaders has trained 3,900 education leaders who annually reach nearly half a million young people, mostly students of color and children from low-income families, delivering breakthrough academic results and building brighter futures for high-need urban and rural communities nationwide. Visit New Leaders to learn more.  

 

 

 

Who You Are  

 

The Director, Program will be based out of a home office located in a flexible location in Washington State. This is a full-time position funded through June 30, 2020, with the potential for extension. This position will report to the Executive Director, Program Implementation.   

 

  

 

What You’ll Do  

 

The Director, Program will provide intensive coaching, support and facilitation of adult learning for up to 35 teacher and/or school-based leaders, including but not limited to teacher leaders, coaches, assistant principals and principals. The Director’s core goal is to ensure high-quality programming to all participants aligned` to partnership agreements.  

 

  

 

School-Based Coaching & Leadership Development   

 
     
  • Assess participants’ performance on school-based leadership projects and deliver constructive feedback.  
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  • Provide intensive coaching to program participants, both virtually and through school visits, as they progress through the learning cycle.  
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  • Track progress of all participants’ fulfillment of the requirements of the program.  
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  • Assess and score participant proficiency and growth as needed   
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Partner Relations   

 
     
  • Develop and maintain professional and productive relationships with participants and their supervisors to ensure program effectiveness.   
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  • In partnership with their supervisor, assess the program effectiveness with the school system partner, ensure open communication regarding participants' progress.  
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Curriculum Delivery   

 
     
  • Collaborate with program lead and cross-functional colleagues to inform the design of high quality session content aligned to participants’ needs  
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  • Facilitate nationally designed training sessions. Ensure all facilitation of learning, virtual and in-person, meets New Leaders’ standards for quality facilitation:   
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    • Sessions receive at least a 90% satisfaction rating from participants.  
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    • Session facilitation differentiates for participant learning styles, experience, and school context.  
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    • Sessions keep content relevant for participants; draws on participants’ prior knowledge and experience, and provides opportunities for practice and/or application.  
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    • In session, participants are actively learning, practicing and applying skills and knowledge via a variety of engagement strategies (role play, scenarios, discussions, action planning, etc.).  
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    • Sessions include questions from the facilitator to drive deep thinking and reflection on practice.  
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    • Sessions’ content, materials, and time are organized to support a smooth learning experience for all.  
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    • Hold self and others accountable to session group norms; manage and sustain trust and a safe learning environment – all participants actively share experiences and perspectives.  
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    • Sessions start and end on time and adjust strategies (related to agenda, time management, protocols, activities, etc.) in effective ways, when appropriate, to reach session learning outcomes.    
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Perform other duties as assigned including facilitating and implementing programs across the curriculum, as needed.  

 

  

 

What You Bring  

 

Education and Experience  

 

   

 
     
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.   
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  • 7 years of professional experience required.   
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  • 3-5 years of experience leading professional development in an adult leadership setting.  
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  • 3-5 years of experience in a school setting required.  
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  • 4 years of school leadership experience; 2-3 years as a principal required.    
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Qualifications  

 

   

 
     
  • Belief that every student, in every circumstance, can achieve the highest levels of academic excellence, and passionate commitment to New Leaders’ mission and vision.  
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  • Proven record of success improving outcomes for all students by: using multiple data sources to inform instructional decisions; and using a cycle of inquiry and action-research.  
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  • Proven record of success supporting adult learning around: using multiple data sources to inform instructional decisions; using a cycle of inquiry and action-research; using data to set and monitor growth against individual and group goals; and leadership development.  
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  • Track record of distinguished success in educational and organizational leadership.  
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  • Experience teaching, coaching, and leading adults in a school-based setting.  
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  • Knowledge and experience with Common Core or similar college-and-career-readiness standards.  
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  • Demonstrated ability to work well with people with a very wide diversity of demographic and cultural characteristics; must be capable of achieving results while maintaining an inclusive, collaborative leadership style.  
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  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication.  
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  • Demonstrated strong personal leadership capability, including facilitating adult leaders, interpersonal relations, relationship building and management, and coaching, including building trust among adults and giving candid feedback to adults including engaging in difficult conversations.  
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  • Strong project management and organizational skills with strong attention to detail.  
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  • Self-starter/self-manager and able to initiate work and meet deadlines with minimum supervision.  
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  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and produce high-quality work in a timely manner.  
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  • Strong content knowledge (including evidence of proven strategies) in: personal leadership, instructiional leadership (strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy), and school culture leadership.  
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  • Technology savvy for web-based instructional techniques and tools, computer proficiency, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Internet tools.  
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  • Familiarity with and connections to current local, state, and national education reform practices is a strong plus.  
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  • Must be able to conduct monthly 3 ½ hour in-person training sessions, as needed.  
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  • Ability to travel up to 30% to 40% of your time.   
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  • Flexibility to work evening and weekend hours, as needed.    
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What We Offer  

 

A competitive salary commensurate with experience, and a comprehensive Benefits Package and 401K.  

 

  

 

Notes  

 

To be considered for this role, please attach a cover letter including your motivation and interest in New Leaders and the position. New Leaders is an equal opportunity employer. New Leaders evaluates applicants for employment on the basis of qualifications, merit and work-related criteria and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, mental or physical disability, handicap, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, marital or familial status, family responsibilities, veteran status, personal appearance, political affiliation, matriculation, or any other characteristic protected by law in administration and operation of its Programs and activities, including admission or access thereto, or treatment or employment therein. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of such status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such status