Temporary Director of School Support - Philadelphia

The Achievement Network - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Full time

Temporary Director of School Support - PhiladelphiaLocation: Philadelphia, PAPosition is available: ImmediatelyTravel: This role requires frequent travel to Philadelphia partner schools. On average you can anticipate up to 10 travel days per month, which will fluctuate based on your portfolio of partner schools.


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

At ANet we are committed to living out our core values, both across our organization and with our partners. We acknowledge that systemic inequities impact student access to opportunities and that in order to ensure educational equity for all students, we must center on the experiences of those from marginalized communities to guide our work. We work to deepen our understanding of how race, class, power and privilege influence the education system as well as influence our own perspectives. To do so, we provide ongoing learning opportunities through org-wide professional development, affinity groups, working groups, and resource sharing.


We are seeking part-time Temporary Directors of School Support (DSS) to work with teachers and leaders to build a school culture where learning standards, data, high quality curricula, and teacher development are used to achieve breakthrough learning for students. Temporary Directors will work on special assignments to support professional learning, coaching and implementation of the Illustrative Math curriculum in a portfolio of Philadelphia Public Schools. This is a unique opportunity (September 2023 through June 2024) for an outcomes-driven educators to enact change in the classroom through coaching and supporting teachers and school leaders, working alongside other peer coaches, and collaborating regularly with ANet national teams. Temporary Directors report to the Coaching Impact Lead.


Partner with and coach school leaders to strengthen equitable 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
  • Train and coach teachers and school leaders on effective backwards planning using state standards, complex texts, and curricula to achieve student mastery of grade-level content and addressing learning loss
  • Develop teachers and school leaders on effective use of data from interim assessments to target student misunderstandings and improve teacher practice
  • Analyze student data and use research-based practices to inform an individualized strategy for coaching each school
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with teachers and school leaders that establish ANet as a key partner in increasing student achievement
  • Work alongside other ANet team members to share learnings with district teams and strengthen coherence between system and school level work
  • Design and lead professional development sessions for groups of teachers and school leaders to strengthen their understanding of standards-based and data-driven instructional best practices


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

  • You have a passionate commitment towards achieving equitable instruction for all students and you recognize and are willing to address mindsets and biases that serve as barriers to student learning.
  • 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 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. You use professional learning opportunities, feedback, and collaboration to extend your skills and impact on students. You remain resilient in the face of challenges or setbacks.
  • You are familiar with implementing and coaching around the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
  • You have a demonstrated expertise and interest in providing professional learning. You are knowledgeable and experienced in designing, facilitating and assessing the quality of adult learning experiences that results in changes to practice.
  • 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 bring prior experience developing other adults to achieve results over time (e.g. school leadership, instructional coaching, etc.). You 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 set long-term goals for change and execute towards them.
  • 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.

Ideal candidates may also demonstrate the following preferred qualifications:

  • You have experience with K-12 math standards and/or knowledge of Illustrative Math.
  • You have experience coaching teams, leading professional development, and/or managing academic programs at a district/CMO-level.


Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to be part of a dynamic, values driven, and team-oriented organization that is committed to having impact in schools by investing in each other and learning together. We were named as The NonProfit Times Best Nonprofits to Work For and work tirelessly to foster a working environment where the unique perspectives, backgrounds, and identities of our staff members are valued.

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


We are now accepting applications for this position, which will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit your application online.

ANet has implemented a Mandatory Vaccination Policy, which requires all staff to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or obtain an approval for exemption due to medical or religious reasons prior to commencement of employment unless applicable state or local law provides otherwise.

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

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

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Customer Implementation / Customer Success

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Mid Level

The Achievement Network

ANet is a nonprofit dedicated to the idea that every child deserves an excellent education and the opportunities it provides.
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