Nov 05, 2019

Vice President of Schools

  • IDEA Public Schools
  • Midland, Texas, USA
Full-time Executive Leadership

Job Description

About Permian Basin


Permian Basin is a large region encompassing the majority of West Texas. When you think of the Permian Basin, think oil country, Friday Night Lights, sunny days and gorgeous sunsets. The two major cities that IDEA Public Schools will serve are Midland and Odessa, located about 15 miles from each other and situated almost exactly halfway between El Paso and Fort Worth.

Though only 17% of residents have a college degree, the community is eager to innovate, partner and transform the education system for the next generation of scholars. IDEA Public Schools is proud to launch in Permian Basin as a high-quality education opportunity for families, with a commitment to serve over 10,000 students at scale by launching 14 schools across Midland and Odessa.

Role Mission: The Vice President of Schools is a senior member of the regional leadership cabinet, directly managing a portfolio of schools, principals, and initiatives that impact the education of future graduates.  The Vice President of Schools is responsible for the superior performance of schools in the regional portfolio. 


1. S/he is a skilled manager and team leader with exemplary instructional and coaching acumen. Our Vice Presidents of Schools are the senior instructional leaders in the region – supporting the technical skill building, continuous improvement, and impressive results of schools academically, culturally, and in human capital practices.
2. S/he is driven by goals and uses data in making decisions, providing in-depth monitoring of regional performance metrics and producing compelling plans to motivate and inspire others to act and share investment in achieving operating outcomes. S/he can both build and execute strategy, motivate others to make change, and invest and build relationships with other business partners to support the ambitious academic outcomes of our schools.
3. S/he has a keen attention to detail and can also see the big picture. Our Vice President of Schools focus on building management capacity and ensure that all of our regional leaders are well equipped and on track to meet goals, additionally they are able to plan to reallocate resources as appropriate to meet the needs of the region.


The role of the Vice President of Schools changes in breadth, scope, and complexity as a region matures.  As a region develops – both in number of schools, students, grade levels, staff members - the responsibilities, tasks, and challenges of the Vice President of Schools will evolve and change. 

New Region (Year 0 – Year 3)

  • Supports the Executive Director in establishing and setting a vision for regional and organizational culture
  • Partner with Academic Services Team (Curriculum, Special Programs, Assessments) to ensure that systems, processes, and procedures for services are established and Human Assets Team (Recruitment and Staffing, Professional Development) to plan and launch professional development for all instructional staff prior to first day of school
  • Support regional goals, as assigned, including recruitment and enrollment
  • For new regions, spend up to 60% of time in IDEA’s current regions building partnerships, observing IDEA’s curriculum and leadership models
    100% of schools meet their academic performance goals
    Region earns an A rating; all schools earn an A or B rating
  • Manage healthy adult and student school culture, resulting in positive organizational healthy results, employee retention, student persistence, and family feedback
  • Ensure school improvement so that 100% of schools improve on 100% of unmet performance goals and 100% of schools continue to meet/exceed met performance goals
  • Ensure that students meet and exceed district average on all tested subjects in all tested grades
  • 90% of 1st-2nd students are on/above grade-level in reading, language, and math (Year 2+ campuses)
  • 80% of 1st-2nd students are on/above grade-level in reading, language, and math (Year 1+ campuses)
  • 50% | 60% of all students in critical student intervention grow two or more years in reading and math

Established Region (Year 3+)

  • All responsibilities as mentioned above
  • Create an expectation of college through academics, student and adult culture, and results so that 100% of IDEA seniors are accepted and matriculate to college in the fall after their senior year; 25% of seniors are accepted to Tier 1/II colleges or universities
  • 100% of campuses receive 100% of distinctions from TEA (Texas Education Agency) based on end of year academic results (Texas) 100% of schools meet all academic goals pertaining to state testing, college admissions testing, elementary programming, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate student achievement
  • Coach school leaders into transformational administrators who can ensure schools have culture of joy present so that 100% of schools attain 97.5% Average Daily Attendance and meet yearly student persistence goals as a region
  • Ensure strong staff retention in the region by engaging in and modeling in strong people management practices, staff development strategies, and partnerships with other teams
  • Lives and embodies the values of IDEA
  • Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
  • Is driven by meaningful outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
  • Prioritizes quality learning for both students and adults
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization, and actively self-reflects on gaps.
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes


Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred
  • Experience: 3+ years of teaching experience; 3+ years of school leadership experience
  • Proven track record of achieving success and of leading others

Compensation:

Salary for this role typically falls between $121,000 and $150,717, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.


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