Instructional and Education Support Director

InnovateEDU - Brooklyn, New York - Full time

Position:

InnovateEDU is currently seeking a full-time Instructional and Education Support Director to serve as an instructional leader, supervising academic programs and teachers, managing a high dosage tutoring program, and provisioning professional feedback to early career educators. This position leads the LAB Corps Fellows who work in our partner organization, Brooklyn Laboratory Charter Schools(LAB). LAB is an urban charter network with 1070 students. This role reports to the InnovateEDU’s Executive Director.

The Instructional and Education Support Director will coordinate and direct the supervision of the LAB Corps Fellowship as well as ensure educational cohesion with the afterschool program. This includes coordinating the middle school STEM and Humanities instructional leadership teams to organize the scope and sequence, assessment calendar, intellectual preparation, and supervision. It also includes directing and ensuring strong grade level team coordination between teachers and Fellows, ensuring that small group instruction (both in person and remote) is data-driven, impactful, and aligned to instructional priorities.

The Instructional and Education Support Director will be responsible for the ongoing development, implementation, and assessment of the academic program for the middle school and the LAB Corps Fellowship.

Additionally, the Instructional and Education Support Director is responsible for assisting after school instructional staff in designing effective lessons, aligned in activities and curricula with Common Core Standards and youth development goals, and in supporting the development of appropriate staff trainings for InnovateEDU’s After School Program. In collaboration with the Program Director, they will monitor program delivery, observe sessions, provide feedback, and help ensure that the program exceeds its goals. This includes providing feedback on and support in developing programmatic systems, and in coordinating program policies and procedures with the partner school for around 10 hours each week.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Fellows instructional program, evaluate lesson plans, and observe classes/sessions on a regular basis to evaluate and coach Fellows, and encourage high-quality instruction;
  • Support efforts to align curriculum to meet ambitious student performance objectives, curriculum standards, and proficiencies in all grades and subject areas;
  • Lead the formulation, planning, and implementation of professional development for the LAB Corps Fellowship; train and orient staff and Fellows in LAB’s curricular systems and pedagogical issues; and ensure participation in quality external professional development;
  • Own day-to-day relationship with LAB and develop, supervise, and support the Fellows in delivering high-quality tutoring;
  • Utilize TeachBoost to ensure that Instructional Leaders and Teacher Leaders track progress toward goals of the Fellows, including increasing academic performance improving student engagement and attendance;
  • Support Fellow recruitment, selection, and hiring processes including outreach to colleges, posts on job boards, interviews, reference and background checks, and hiring;
  • Ensure the coordination and direction of summer training and weekly professional development for Fellows;
  • Ensure that each Fellow is formally evaluated at least two times per year;
  • Collect, maintain, interpret, and, when necessary, act upon data from Fellows including time sheets, and teacher, student, and family satisfaction survey results;
  • Help Fellows diagnose top needs based on student progress and gaps in their learning for remediation in conjunction with the School Director
  • Participate in the implementation of systems to assess student achievement including the administration of NWEA MAP, Illuminate and other interim and formative assessment systems;
  • Support overall LAB school community by attending family nights, report card nights and occasional work events outside of normally scheduled work hours;
  • Assist InnovateEDU’s after school staff in designing lessons aligned with Common Core Standards and youth development goals;
  • Support the development of related after school staff trainings;
  • Coach after school instructional staff for daily activities through observation and providing feedback;
  • Collaborate with the After School Program Director to ensure the delivery of productive programming.
  • Report to InnovateEDU’s Executive Director;
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree and at least five years of instructional leadership experience;
  • New York State Teaching Certification, or coursework in progress to receiving certification;
  • Three years working with adolescents as a teacher or coach, or designing curriculum;
  • At least two years experience mentoring or managing a team of employees;
  • Demonstrated extracurricular or non-teaching professional experiences a plus;
  • Demonstrated classroom and management skills, with experience facilitating staff trainings;
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proven track record of staff-facing leadership (previous teacher leadership experience is preferred);
  • Highly competent in supervising or designing instruction
  • Demonstrates the belief that every student can work hard, excel academically, and graduate from college; leads in a way that reflects LAB’s values and beliefs;
  • Demonstrates a commitment to urban school leadership and management;
  • Demonstrates a sense of urgency to achieve dramatic gains in learning;
  • Mobilizes adults to take action toward common goals and achieve results; develops clear, shared purpose that guides and unifies the team; builds effective teams to meet the needs of the task;
  • Demonstrates the ability to teach other adults and commit to adults’ growth and development; Demonstrates the ability to distinguish between poor, mediocre, solid, and outstanding teaching;
  • Aligns objectives and instructional activities to students’ academic goals;
  • Articulates clear and compelling instructional expectations for classroom settings;
  • Makes clear decisions while considering diverse perspectives to reach the best solutions;
  • Holds him/herself and others accountable for ensuring high achievement for every student;
  • Demonstrates high expectations by setting challenging goals for him/herself and others;
  • Exhibits willingness to engage in difficult conversations and make hard decisions;
  • Takes initiative, goes above and beyond typical expectations, and demonstrates relentless drive and determination to achieve exceptional outcomes and results;
  • Exhibits resilience in overcoming setbacks and remains constructive despite resistance or failure; demonstrates tenacity; supports perseverance in others; Focuses on results and how they are achieved; does not confuse effort with results;
  • Identifies, analyzes and prioritizes complex problems and key issues in a timely manner;
  • Gathers information from multiple relevant sources and stakeholders when problem-solving; Establishes decision-making processes, communicating how decisions will be made and who has input, and ensuring that decisions are made by those best suited to make them;
  • Demonstrates ability to evaluate results and use data to drive decision-making. Considers both the longer-term and unintended consequences of potential decisions;
  • Makes and stands by decisions that benefit the school. Shares the rationale for decisions, particularly when consensus cannot be reached;
  • Manages time and resources effectively, prioritizing efforts according to organizational goals;
  • Accurately sizes projects and secures resources needed to accomplish them;
  • Proactively develops contingency plans in advance of potential or unforeseen circumstances;
  • Delegates decision-making and authority in an effective manner;
  • Monitors a project by assessing milestones and modify plans based on data; Multi-tasks and balances detailed steps with a strategy to ensure successful project completion;
  • Takes responsibility for behavior, mistakes, and results, learns from successes and failures, and teaches others to do the same;
  • Uses data to accurately assess areas for improvement and teaches others to do the same;
  • Continuously and humbly seeks opportunities for personal and organizational improvement; proactively solicits and willingly accepts assistance;
  • Takes calculated risks and teaches others to do the same; Values creative and innovative ideas;
  • Promotes and contributes to a culture of sharing effective practices;
  • Possesses strong written and verbal skills;
  • Demonstrates professionalism in diverse situations;
  • Accurately reads group dynamics to maximize individual strengths.

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Brooklyn, New York

Department

Fellowship

Employment Type

Full-Time

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District / Charter Chief Academic Officer

Experience Level

Mid Level

InnovateEDU

InnovateEDU is a non-profit whose mission is to eliminate the achievement gap by accelerating innovation in standards-aligned, next-generation learning models and tools that serve, inform, and enhance teaching and learning.

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