Jan 27, 2020
Description Position at IDEA Public Schools At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for all and we are committed to ensuring that every student graduates from a four-year college. IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When student interest exceeded the building capacity, IDEA co-founders, Tom Torkelson and JoAnn Gama, responded to the growing demand from families and launched what is now IDEA Public Schools. Under their leadership, we serve tens of thousands of students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will be on track to serve 100,000 students in communities across the country . When you choose to work at IDEA, you aren't just an employee. You are a part of a team and family. You will work alongside colleagues 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 a bit more about who we are, check out this video . About our region: 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 11th largest city in the United States. Currently, Austin is home to 10 of IDEA's schools and serves nearly 5,000 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 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 e nsure 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 $ 115,500 and $ 143 ,000, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment. 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