Apr 03, 2020
District Charter Incubation Manager Featured
$63,103 - $83,298 yearly
MISSION: The Texas Education Agency (TEA) will improve outcomes for all public-school students in the state by providing leadership, guidance, and support to school systems. POSITION OVERVIEW: In order to advance TEA’s mission of improving outcomes for all public school students, TEA is launching its first district charter school incubator and support network. Since the passage of SB1882 in 2017, the number of district charter schools has dramatically increased. The District Charter Incubation Manager will design, launch, and oversee the Agency’s district charter incubation program and district charter support network. The district charter incubation program will provide technical assistance to leaders to design successful school models and then launch these new schools as district charter schools increasing the number of high-quality schools across Texas. The district charter support network will provide support, training, and cohort building opportunities to district charter organizations already in existence and launching across the state. The District Charter Incubation Manager reports to the Director of the Division of System Support and Innovation (DSSI) and will work in collaboration with DSSI’s District Support Team and Texas Partnerships Manager. This individual works under minimal supervision, with extensive latitude for use of initiative and independent judgement. Please note that a resume and tailored cover letter are required attachments for applying to this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Additionally, please be sure to respond to the short answer prompts found in the supplemental questions. These responses should be added in a separate Word or PDF document in the attachments section of the application. Applicants who are strongly being considered for employment must submit to a national criminal history background check. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Incubation Program Design and Participant Selection: Designs and conducts an annual subchapter C charter school (district charter) incubation program or manages a vendor that conducts an annual subchapter incubation program; Determines the selection process for incubation candidates to design and launch new district charter partnership schools; Helps districts identify leaders and helping them to launch district charter schools Incubation Program Implementation: Tracks progress towards success, maintains an understanding of all incubation organizations in the District Charter Incubation and supports these organizations during the process Support Network Design: Creates and launches the new District Charter Support Network and delivers resources, supports, communication plans, and trainings for this respective network; newly created or emerging district charter schools Support Network Assistance: Maintains an expert understanding of Subchapter C charter schools and district charter authorizing practices to provide assistance, guidance, and support to new and existing in district charter organizations DSSI Team: Collaborate with the Division of System Support and Innovation’s District Support Team and Texas Partnerships Manager to support consultative work to school districts interested in launching district charter partnerships or already approved district charter partnerships and to ensure subchapter C operators meet Texas Partnerships requirements Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university. Advanced degree or major course work in a field relevant to the assignment is generally preferred. Experience: At least four (4) years of experience in the education sector. OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Expertise in new school design or previous successful participated in a new school design or leadership program Knowledge of charter school authorizing best practices Documented experience in system level school reforms, particularly in school portfolio management, performance-based accountability, school choice programs, district charter partnerships, school autonomy and empowerment, new school creation, replication of successful schools, or restarting struggling schools Manage critical relationships and drive forward to results despite multiple obstacles and layers of organizational structures Ability to quickly comprehend complex information and break it into easily understandable parts Highly organized with ability to develop and execute project plans and progress monitoring tools Experience in developing and managing critical relationships that include but are not limited to internal TEA staff, district superintendent and leadership team-level partners, and external organizations (non-profits, foundations, consultants, etc.) Skill in qualitative and quantitative analysis; and creating MS PowerPoint, Excel, and Word-based toolkits, guides, and resources A desire to self-reflect, give/receive feedback and continuously improve Demonstrates outstanding leadership and personal relations skills including excellent written and oral communication skills As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or veteran status, unless an applicant is entitled to the veteran’s preference. Additional Military Crosswalk (occupational specialty code) information can be accessed here . This position requires the applicant to meet Agency standards and criteria which may include passing a pre-employment criminal background check, prior to being offered employment by the Agency. No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the high volume of applications, we do not accept telephone calls and cannot reply to all email inquiries. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.
Texas Education Agency Austin, TX, USA Full-time