POSITION: Teaching Excellence Manager of Certification
REPORTS TO: Managing Director, Teaching Excellence
POSITION TYPE: 12-month
COMPENSATION: $57,423 - $74,650
Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. ?Even though 85% of our students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Eighty-seven (87%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at five times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do we do this? Each of YES Prep’s 19 campuses serves 6th-12th graders like Monique Bowie. Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind, but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory. This is a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders, and access to excellent educational opportunities.
As the first minority-majority city, Houston’s schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 2,000 families on YES Prep’s waitlist. YES Prep’s student enrollment is estimated to grow 31% between now and 2023 (from just over 13,000 students currently to 17,000).
YES Prep needs a dynamic Manager of TE Certification with a diverse set of experiences, to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice.
To put it simply, you will be a project manager who collaborates with personnel at various Houston districts to ensure the 300+ Teachers going through Teaching Excellence are on the pathway to certification.
When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work and responsibilities will include:
Leading and supporting the Teaching Excellence Certification team in planning and implementing processes that ensure compliance to the Texas Administrative Code and alignment to the TEA Educator Standards
Collaborating with the Managing Director in making certification decisions and communicating programmatic requirements
Collaborating with the Manager Leadership Team (MLT) to ensure aligned execution of certification-related items across the Teaching Excellence team
Developing and managing systems to monitor and communicate the certification tactical plan and implementation
Monitoring and adjusting processes/systems to increase the consistency, accuracy, and clarity of communication so that stakeholders feel equipped to successfully complete certification requirements.
Supporting Teaching Excellence stakeholders in completing action items aligned to the Texas Administrative Code to gain both Initial Certification and Standard Certification.
Advising and collaborating with the Talent Acquisition, Payroll, and Talent Support teams regarding the certification of teachers
Collaborating with HR Departments at partnership districts to streamline the Teaching Excellence onboarding and experience for partnership teachers
Lead the certification of over 300 Houston Teachers from districts and schools such as KIPP Texas – Houston, Étoile Academy Charter School, Baker Ripley, Yellowstone Academy, and Aldine ISD
Support and develop team members, including the ACP Coordinators, through direct and growth-oriented feedback and goal-setting that promotes engagement and advances team productivity
We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility. Other traits needed and desired for this role are:
THE MUST HAVES
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
Outstanding record of organization, and attention to details
3-5 years of experience with data tracking, people- and project-management, and communication with a customer-service focus
Belief in and commitment to the mission and core values of YES Prep Public Schools
Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
Demonstrated ability to work on a team
Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
THE BONUS POINTS
Experience managing a team
Experience working in an Alternative Certification Program (ACP)
Experience with compliance in a school district
Compensation – This position is an exempt, salaried position; salary offers commensurate with experience.
Health and Supplemental Insurance – A $0.00 medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Short and Long-Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc.
Paid Time Off – 15 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures of our Academic Calendar
Paid Leave Programming – In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers up to 12 weeks of full paid leave
Professional Development - YES Prep values longevity and performance over time through our Commit to Five program. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development.
Award Winning Culture – The strong cultures of our campuses and Home Office are just one of many reasons we were named Houston’s Best Place to work in 2018. We won the 2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education and were a 2016 finalist as well.
WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY
YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.
YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.
THE NEXT STEPS
If this sounds like your just right job, please apply here.
If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition team to be connected to a recruiter at [email protected].