Uplift Education, Secondary Deputy Chief of Schools

Uplift Education - Multiple Locations - Full time

ORGANIZATION

Uplift Education is the largest, free public charter school network in North Texas. Established in 1996 with one school in Irving, the organization has now grown into a network serving nearly 21,000 scholars in pre-k through 12th grade on 21 campuses across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Its schools have received national recognition and 100% of our graduates have been accepted to college.

Each school provides free, college-preparatory education in a community that has limited high quality public education options. Uplift’s goal is to completely CLOSE the achievement gap between students, regardless of their ethnic or socio-economic background, while ensuring that 100% of students graduate and enroll in college. Uplift’s big goal is for 70% of its graduates to earn a college degree within six years.

For more information on Uplift, please visit https://www.uplifteducation.org/.

OPPORTUNITY

Uplift Education is looking for a Secondary Deputy Chief of Schools. As a member of Uplift’s Executive Team, the Secondary Deputy Chief of Schools for Uplift Education will play a critical role in ensuring each of our 40+ schools are executing with fidelity the network’s instructional program, grounded in the International Baccalaureate framework, that prepares every scholar for college and beyond. This position supervises Managing Directors and potentially some Academic Directors.

The Secondary Deputy Chief of Schools will work in partnership with the CEO and Primary Deputy Chief of Schools to manage, inspire, develop, and retain Managing Directors and Academic Directors across the network. The Secondary Deputy Chief of Schools will also be responsible for working with other senior leaders to ensure that schools are creating environments where scholars can learn social-emotional skills and are exposed to careers in developmentally appropriate ways. The ultimate outcome of the Secondary Deputy Chief of Schools’ work will be to work in partnership with the CEO to ensure that every Uplift school is either an “A” or “B” on the state’s accountability framework and to ensure that 70% of alumni are on track to complete college within 6 years.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The primary responsibilities of the Secondary Deputy Chief of Schools will be to:

  • Serve as a bold, thoughtleader, with strengths in change management, innovation and operationalizing a vision,
  • Build, develop, and lead strong school teams;
  • Ensure all scholars are ready to thrive in college and beyond, and;
  • Serve as a critical and valued Senior Leader at Uplift and member of the Executive Team.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform the job successfully, competitive applicants should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • High expectations (academic and behavioral) for all students;
  • Relentless achiever;
  • Ability to lead;
  • Superior instructional leader;
  • Reflects and self improves;
  • Constantly seeks out and implements bold ideas to drive student achievement;
  • Excellent communicator;
  • Respectful and relationship oriented;
  • Collaborative and mission driven culture.

The ideal candidate will also have the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university (required);
  • Master’s Degree in education or related field (preferred);
  • 3-5 years of Academic Director/Principal supervisory experience with a clear track record of success;
  • Effective communications skills and the ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts, such as probability and statistical inference;
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications;
  • Understanding of safety rules and procedures.

Satisfactory criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable. Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization. Uplift Education retains the right to change and/or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time. This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

Uplift Education offers a competitive salary and a robust benefits package. More details can be provided upon request.

TO APPLY

Please submit a resume online at https://apply.workable.com/j/409A5AA5E5. For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Kevin Bryant at kbryant@edgilityconsulting.com or at 510.575.9635.

Uplift Education is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.

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Locations

Dallas, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas

Role

K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Senior Level

Uplift Education

Uplift Education is the largest, free public charter school network in North Texas. Established in 1996, the organization has now grown into a network serving nearly 21,000 scholars in pre-k- 12th grade on 21 campuses across the Dallas/Fort Worth. 100% of our graduates have been accepted to college.
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