Feb 18, 2020
Description Position at IDEA Public Schools At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of 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. 58% 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 45,000 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 Tarrant County (Fort Worth/Arlington), New Orleans, Houston (2020), Permian Basin (202 0 ), 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 . Role Mission: The mission of the VP of Curriculum & Instruction is to define the academic program model, manage the development/curation of curriculum and assessments, evaluate the impact of those materials and lead content support services with the goal of preparing IDEA students for success to and through college. Working in a highly distributed charter environment with minimal opportunities for face to face interaction and strategic planning across teams, the VP of Curriculum & Instruction will create a comprehensive, user-friendly, engaging and aligned approach to curriculum and assessment and a teacher support system to achieve the IDEA organizational goals for student achievement in grades K - 12, including STAAR/EOC and AP Scholar goals. Accountabilities 1. Define core academic program model for grade levels PK-12 across the network (all states), so that leaders can articulate program rationale and strategically plan for student success by end of year assessments Create and communicate exemplar rationale for PK-12, program design and sequence by Rhodes 2019, including specialty programs: Pre-AP, Advanced Placement, and core electives like Spanish Create and communicate core operating structures for implementing the academic model, including district assessment structure, curriculum development and publishing timelines and strategic initiative development New leaders in Rhodes Principal program are rated Proficient on Leadership Lever 3: Program and Planning 2. Recruit, train, manage and retain team of high-performing Curriculum Directors and Curriculum Managers in grades K-12 to achieve 85% A-Player team retention of Academics Team Monitor progress toward goals with quality check-ins, strategy meetings and quarterly meetings so that all goals are achieved by end of the year Create individualized development plans for Curriculum Directors to improve performance and leadership Support Curriculum Directors to recruit, develop and retain high-quality Curriculum Managers 3. Lead a high performing curriculum team to design, create and distribute impactful curriculum products and collaborate on professional development for all schools, in all state s Manage team to design and post high quality curriculum materials so that all materials are posted ahead of 6-week bundle drop deadlines Create, edit and refine assessments so that IAs are completed error-free, with exemplar answer keys 95% of participants will rate 'I recommend this training to a colleague' as a 4 or 5 for all content trainings. Increase student achievement results to achieve 90/60/30 district goal for each content 4. Work within the Program Team and collaborate with HA and Schools team to develop and implement a seamless experience between curriculum, coaching and compliance for teachers so that all schools meet accountability in the 2018-19 school year and the district receives an "A" rating Work with HA and other AST members to create a robust teacher onboarding program during New Teacher Institute to increase new teacher effectiveness in executing the district curriculum years so that 85% of new to IDEA teachers advance to proficiency on 2C of the GET Rubric by March Work with other AST members to create a full slate of leader content training for all courses by 2022 5. Analyze student achievement results, identify trends and communicate course corrections to support improvement to meet student achievement goals in 2018 (STAAR/EOC/AP) Facilitate and create weekly data analysis/data sharing with campus leaders, teachers, Schools Team and Human Assets including all content assessments Conduct campus observations with AST, HA and Schools Team personnel on a bi-weekly basis to provide explicit feedback and next steps on curriculum implementation so that the district receives an A rating and meets the 90/60/30 goal. Facilitate AP checkpoints after benchmark exams to provide instructional and planning guidance for AP lead teams so that 30% of graduates earn AP Scholar 6. Facilitate business partnership between NMSI staff and campus leaders who manage NMSI supported AP courses grades so that 30% of IDEA graduates graduate as AP scholars. Facilitate quarterly meetings with NMSI support staff and IDEA managers to plan programming and communicate logistics, program details and teacher and leader goals Plan and manage NMSI budget. 7 . We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics: Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college Has demonstrated effective 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 Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes 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 We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students. Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's Degree required; Master's preferred Experience: 3+ years of teaching experience; 3+ years of school leadership or other administrative experience Proven track record of achieving success and of leading others Knowledge and Skills: Excellent organizational, interpersonal and networking skills with large groups as well as with individuals are essential. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication and presentation skills. Persuasiveness and perseverance in attaining goals. Ability to communicate the project vision to internal and external audiences. Ability to work independently and to exercise good judgment in high-stakes circumstances. Flexibility and a willingness to take on new tasks as the responsibilities of the position evolve. 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 Weslaco, TX, USA Full-time