Feb 24, 2020
Description Position at IDEA Public Schools About IDEA Public Schools At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities! IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2020), and Tampa Bay (2021)! When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality. To learn more about IDEA, check out this video . About Austin Austin is a vibrant city filled with a rich cultural heritage and is ranked as the #1 Best Place to Live for the second year in a row by U.S. News and World Report. The city of Austin is the state capital and holds the ranking as the 11 th largest city in the United States. Currently, Austin is home to 16 of IDEA's schools and serves nearly 7,800 students at campuses in Austin, Kyle, and Pflugerville. In a city that is a hub for knowledge, IDEA is working to support the community through education, which is the single most effective anti-poverty strategy we possess as a nation. This is why we focus on AP courses for all students, college acceptance, and matriculation. Only 1 in 8 Austin students' graduate college ready. Changing this statistic is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students. Our goal is to add 16 more schools over the next 4 years, including IDEA's first health professions school, in support of our mission of college for all, positioning us to serve approximately 13,000 students by 2022. Role Mission: The Regional Vice President of Academic Program leads curriculum implementation, execution, and continuous improvement in the region. This team of content and pedagogy experts leans in to teacher and leader coaching, staff training, onboarding, and the implementation of program to ensure that IDEA's students excel in their classrooms. The Regional Vice President of Academic Program reports directly to the Executive Director, but business partners with the Chief Program Officer and senior team. Accountabilities: 1 . 85% teacher retention; 85% retention of all IDEA employees Regularly communicate about and reinforce a culture that values longevity and retention of high performing employees with managers across the region Monitor continuous improvement of pathway programs, including Teacher Career Pathway to recognize, reward, and retain all IDEA teachers, with a particular focus on Level 4 and 5 teachers, and the launch of Assistant Principal of Operations (APO) Career Pathway Ensure regional leaders have strong plans and focus on retaining effective teachers and other staff members Build a culture of joy amongst instructional leaders and senior leaders Region earns an A rating; 100% of schools earn an A or B rating. Collaborate with Regional Leadership Cabinet to prioritize and support schools in regions, as appropriate. Effectively manage team to outcomes serving adult learning, coaching, and feedback mechanisms resulting in increased student achievement metrics Analyze academic based data metrics in collaboration with regional and national team members to make appropriate decisions about resource allocation and support Region meets all Academic Goals , as listed below, through deliberate coaching, collaboration, and partnership with national, regional, and campus leaders. Senior Class ACT Average Score of 21 90% of Pre-K-2nd students are on/above grade-level in reading, language, and math (all campuses). 80% of Pre-K-2nd students are on/above grade-level in reading, language, and math (Year 1+ campuses) 50% of students in CSI grow 2+ years in Reading and 60% grow 2+ years in Math 30% of Seniors graduate as AP Scholars and, where applicable, 25% of Seniors graduate with IB Diploma 100% Special Education Compliance Partner with campuses and the Staffing Team to ensure all campus and HQ based Special Programs staff are highly qualified (certified, licensed) Ensure Special Education staff are trained for effectiveness in instruction, direct and indirect service, and facilitation of ARD meetings Business Partner with the National Academics team to support trainin g and compliance efforts 100% of IDEA principal vacancies are filled by Principal in Residence (PIR) alum Partner with staffing team to ensure high-quality recruitment and selection of internal and external PIR candidates in order to meet regional hiring targets for current and expansion campuses Ensure high-quality execution of PIR program through actively monitoring the development of PIR candidates and confirmation of a flowing pipeline to fill all vacancies 50% of new principals achieve ambitious student achievement goal Ensure strong new principal coaching Track and monitor progress for new principals' development and student outcomes Ensure ongoing follow-up with VPs of Schools to move new principals forward on their student achievement goals 65% of teachers managed by PIRs and APIs in Coaching Academy earn 3+ on student achievement portion of TCP placement/grow at least one level, or reach level 4/5 on student achievement Engage in development of New Teacher Institute to effectively prepare new to IDEA teachers to be successful in their first year Ensure effective Coaching Academy program to build competence in our new teacher managers to effectively coach and develop teachers to meet ambitious student achievement goals Actively monitor progress and engage schools team leadership on this goal and plans to achieve it 100% of schools have the curricular resources and training needed for first day of school Partner with Human Assets team and Academic Services team to implement high quality Teacher Professional Development Review campus based professional development plans Create content specific professional development plans to be internalized and cascaded by campus, or presented by regional team as requested Focus mainly on launching campuses and with novice leaders on beginning of year plans 90% retention or promotion of regional coaching team members at IDEA Build and ensure a strong adult culture within and across the regional HA team so that team members feel valued, supported, and that they are able to grow and develop to build a career here Engage in individual outreach to all regional HA team members, particularly those who are identified as retention risks, in partnership with their manager Live Values of IDEA Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college Is driven by outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them 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 Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes Embodies IDEA's core values Supervisory Responsibilities: Manage coaches (academic and human assets) within the region, directly or through layers Competencies: Mission Focus - focuses on IDEA's core purpose of getting all students into college Record of Results - holds high expectations for self and others to achieve and surpass intended goals Managing Others to Deliver Results -- leads team to achieve measurable and ambitious results Instructional Leadership - leads instructional staff to improve their teaching quickly and measurably through observations, coaching, data conversations, and effective evaluations Problem Solving - able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data and opportunities to develop strategies , for achieving quantifiable goals Coaching & Developing - develops team through formal and informal methods; makes professional development a top priority Communication - effectively conveys information using a variety of channels and techniques Continuous Improvement - proactively identifies opportunities to improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide future decisions Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred Experience: 2-5 years teacher experience required; school leadership experience preferred Experience in adult learning or curriculum and instruction Knowledge and Skills: Adult learning Special Education knowledge Curriculum & Instruction IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.
IDEA Public Schools Austin, TX, USA Full-time