Temporary Director of School Support

The Achievement Network - Austin, Texas - Full time

TemporaryDirector of School Support

Location:Austin, New York City, Seattle (metro area)

Travel:Occasional travel may be required, depending on school need; willnot exceed 4 trips/year

Positionis available: Spring 2023


Everystudent deserves opportunities in life, and every educatorcommitted to providing those opportunitiesdeserves support.Those beliefs drive us to work alongside schools to support greatteaching so that we can work towards guaranteeing that all studentsare receiving high quality instruction. We partner with over 900schools - both district and charter - in underserved communitiesaround the country, thus impacting more than 330,000 students.Third-party evaluations confirm that when schools have the rightbasic conditions in place and partner with ANet, they achieve 6-8months of additional learning over a two-year period compared toschools not partnering with ANet.

At ANet we are committed to living out our core values,both across our organization and with our partners. We acknowledgethat systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities andthat in order to ensure educational equity for all students, wemust center on the experiences of those from marginalizedcommunities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understandingof how race, class, power and privilege influence the educationsystem as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so, weprovide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wideprofessional development, affinity groups, working groups, andresource sharing.


We areseeking a part-time Temporary Director of School Support (DSS) towork with leaders to build a school culture where learningstandards, data, high quality curricula, and teacher developmentare used to achieve breakthrough learning for students. TheTemporary DSS will be responsible for coaching and developingleadership teams in a portfolio of schools. Portfoliosmay include school coverage during employee leaves and transitionsor initial stages of new school partnerships. This is a uniqueopportunity for an outcomes-driven educator to enact change in theclassroom through coaching and supporting school leaders, workingalongside other peer coaches, and collaborating regularly with ANetnational teams. The Temporary DSS will report to the CoachingImpact Lead.


Partner with and coach school leaders to strengthen equitableinstruction and increase student achievement

?Serveas an instructional leadership coach for school leaders, inspiringand motivating teams, supporting school-wide change management, andbuilding expertise in standards-based and data-driven instructionand teacher development

?Trainand coach school leaders and teachers on effective backwardsplanning using state standards, complex texts, and curricula toachieve student mastery of grade-level content and addressinglearning loss

?Developschool leaders and teachers on effective use of data from interimassessments to target student misunderstandings and improve teacherpractice

?Analyzestudent data and use research-based practices to inform anindividualized strategy for coaching each school

?Buildand maintain strong relationships with school leaders and teachersthat establish ANet as a key partner in increasing studentachievement

?Workalongside other ANet team members to share learnings with districtteams and strengthen coherence between system and school levelwork

?Designand lead professional development sessions for groups of schoolleaders and teachers to strengthen their understanding ofstandards-based and data-driven instructional bestpractices


Inorder to be successful in this role, candidates must demonstratethe following:

?You have a passionate commitment towards achieving equitableinstruction for all students andyou recognize and are willing to address mindsets and biases thatserve as barriers to student learning.

?You are motivated by working in an environment where we live outour core values daily. Youare eager to examine personal archetypes and biases whilediscussing topics related to race, class, and privilege whichrelate to ANet's Advance Equity and People Matter values, and ourwork towards becoming an anti-racist organization.

?You are a learner. Youdon't shy away from new or ambiguous situations, but rather diveright in and seek out opportunities to continuously improve yourskills. You use professional learning opportunities, feedback, andcollaboration to extendyour skills and impact on students. You remain resilient in theface of challenges or setbacks.

?You are familiar with implementing and coaching around the CommonCore State Standards (CCSS)

?You have a demonstrated expertise and interest in providingprofessional learning. Youare knowledgeable and experienced in designing, facilitating andassessing the quality of adult learning experiences that results inchanges to practice.

?You are energized by roles where no day will be the same, but whereinstructional excellence is at the heart of everything youdo. You know how to get breakthrough results for kids because you havea proven track record of using standards and data to driveinstruction.

?You bring prior experience developing other adults to achieveresults over time (e.g.school leadership, instructional coaching, etc.). You know how todevelop and motivate others to drive results, while balancinghumility and assertiveness. Youthrive off building strong relationships, especially when it comesto building trust and credibility quickly. You set long-term goalsfor change and execute towards them.

?You draw others in. Yourability to read and respond to unspoken and implicit cues, and yourengaging presentation skills leave others energized and wanting toknow more.

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the followingpreferred qualifications:

? You have experience coaching teams, leading professionaldevelopment, and/or managing academic programs at adistrict/CMO-level.


Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of adynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that iscommitted to having impact in schools by investing in each otherand learning together. Wewere named as The NonProfit Times Best Nonprofits to Work For andwork tirelessly to foster a working environment where the uniqueperspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members arevalued.

Thepay for this position is $73.02 per hour. In order to uphold ourcommitment to equity, ANet does not negotiate pay.


We arenow accepting applications for this position, which will bereviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your applicationonline.

ANet has implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy, which requiresall staff to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 orobtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religiousreasons prior to commencement of employment unless applicable stateor local law provides otherwise.

ANet is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization.We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals ofall ethnic and racial backgrounds and gender identities to apply toour positions.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the UnitedStates on a full-time basis.

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