Director of School Support Nevada

The Achievement Network - Las Vegas, Nevada - Full time

Director of School Support – Nevada

Location:Nevada (with travel needed in order to serve schools in Clark County)

Positionis available: Immediately


Every student deserves opportunitiesin life, and every educator committed to providing those opportunities,deserves support. Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to supportgreat teaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all students arereceiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900 schools - bothdistrict and charter - in underserved communities around the country, thusimpacting more than 330,000 students. Third-party evaluations confirm that whenschools have the right basic conditions in place and partner with ANet, theyachieve 6-8 months of additional learning over a two-year period compared toschools not partnering with ANet.

At ANet we are committed to livingout our core values, both across our organization andwith our partner schools. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impactstudent access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equityfor all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalizedcommunities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race,class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influenceour own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing learning opportunitiesthrough org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, andresource sharing.

Individuals who join ANet have theopportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-orientedorganization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in eachother and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Time's “BestNonprofits to Work For” and work tirelessly to foster a working environmentwhere the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff membersare valued.


As a Director of School Support(DSS), your coaching of school and system leaders will empower them to enactchange that sets teachers up for success in the classroom, thus ensuringstudents receive the educational opportunities they deserve. You will leverageyour past experience as an instructional leader to quickly build trust withinyour partner schools, identify strengths and opportunities, and develop actionplans that lead to breakthrough results for kids. You'll be successful ininfluencing and motivating our partners because you thrive at marrying humilityand assertiveness in everything you do. Your flexibility, team first approach,and commitment to equity will be infectious to everyone you interact with,whether it's a CAO of a school system, a principal of one of your partnerschools, or another DSS on your team.

In 2016, ANet launched operations inthe West with schools in the Bay Area and in 2017, the region expanded itsreach to serving schools across the state of Nevada. Currently the teampartners with over 75 district and charter schools throughout the West,including key system partnerships in Nevada (Clark County and rural districts)and within the Bay Area and Los Angeles.

This Director of School Support willreport directly to the Executive Director, California & Nevada to serveschool partners in Clark County, Nevada. While this person may be basedanywhere in the state of Nevada, they will need to be on the ground in order todeliver service to schools in Clark County and therefore travel may berequired. They will work closely with the California and Nevada Network teamswhile also collaborating regularly with ANet national teams and peer coaches inother regions.


Partner with and coach schoolleaders to strengthen instruction and increase student achievement

  • Serve as an instructional leadership coach for school leaders, inspiring and motivating teams, supporting school-wide change management, and building expertise in standards-based and data-driven instruction and teacher development
  • Develop school leaders and teachers on effective use of real-time data from the ANet interim assessments to target student misunderstandings, to improve teacher practice, and to continually deepen understanding of the rigor of the Common Core standards
  • Train and coach school leaders and teachers on effective backwards planning using state standards, complex texts, and curricula to achieve student mastery of grade-level content
  • Analyze student data and use research-based practices to inform an individualized strategy for coaching each school
  • Serve as a leadership coach for school leaders, partnering with them to overcome barriers to successful data-driven instruction and increased student achievement, including how to develop and leverage school-wide practices and structures to build a culture of achievement that accelerates student impact
  • Engage in a gradual release of support to build some schools' independence with teacher development, first by modeling meeting facilitation, then observing and providing coaching and feedback to leaders on their facilitation

Support literacy, math, andleadership professional development

  • In partnership with internal teams, customize core sessions to meet partner needs for professional learning
  • Traveling to provide in person facilitation support for professional learning events alongside other members of the regional team (up to 20%)

Develop a strong network of ANetschools

  • Connect school leaders with other schools to facilitate best practice sharing
  • Design and lead professional development sessions for groups of school leaders and teachers
  • Support the regional leadership in growing the Network by sustaining current school partners and fostering new partnerships

Support internal ANet strength andgrowth

  • Develop tools, coaching strategies, and innovative ideas for the organization that improve our ability to coach schools
  • Serve in internal ANet leadership roles, which could include recruiting and hiring, network event coordination, sales, professional development planning and facilitation, and strategy development


In order to be successful in thisrole, candidates must demonstrate the following:

  • You are energized by roles where no day will be the same, but where instructional excellence is at the heart of everything you do. You know how to get breakthrough results for kids because you have a proven track record of using standards and data to drive instruction.
  • You have a passionate commitment to and a sense of urgency for the support of schools, along with a belief that all students can achieve at high levels. You believe in the power of formative assessment, coaching, and professional development as critical levers in school improvement.
  • You bring prior experience managing or coaching other adults (e.g. school leadership, instructional coaching, etc.) and know how to develop and motivate others to drive results, while balancing humility and assertiveness. You thrive off building strong relationships, especially when it comes to building trust and credibility quickly.
  • You are a learner. You don't shy away from new or ambiguous situations, but rather dive right in and seek out opportunities to continuously improve your skills and expand your impact on kids, while learning from those around you.
  • You draw others in. Your ability to read and respond to unspoken and implicit cues, and your engaging presentation skills leave others energized and wanting to know more.
  • You are motivated by working in an environment where we live out our core values daily. You are eager to examine personal archetypes and biases while discussing topics related to race, class, and privilege which relate to ANet's Advance Equity and People Matter values, and our work towards becoming an anti-racist organization.
  • You are excited to partner with schools and systems across the Region and within your portfolio and are therefore willing to travel and have access to a vehicle (mileage will be reimbursed) and/or public transportation in order to do so.

Ideal candidates may alsodemonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

  • You bring familiarity implementing the Common Core instructional shifts, as teacher and/or as an instructional coach, specifically in math and/or ELA
  • You have prior experience coaching teams, leading professional development, and/or managing programs at a district/CMO-level
  • You bring prior experience working within, and/or knowledge of, the education landscape within Nevada


ANet offers highly competitivecompensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well ascomprehensive benefits in order to best support our people. Benefits we offerinclude: health, dental and vision insurance where ANet pays 80% of the cost ofthese benefits for employees and their families/domestic partner; 3 weeks ofvacation (4 weeks after two years with ANet); 10 paid holidays with paid daysoff between the Christmas and New Year's holidays; a paid floating holiday;paid sick & personal days; paid parental leave; retirement plan options;commuter benefits; tuition reimbursement; flexible spending accounts; short andlong-term disability coverage; and basic life and personal accident insurance.


We are now accepting applicationsfor this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. To apply, pleaseclick on the blue “Apply” button. You will then be prompted to complete a briefapplication and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter in which yououtline why you are interested in working for ANet and how your skills andexperience meet the qualifications of the position.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are anequal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of all ethnic and racialbackgrounds and gender identities to apply to our positions.

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