Job posted by: Achievement First
Posted on: December 13, 2012
All Subjects, Kindergarten – Grade 12
Start Date: June 2013
Location: Providence, RI
About Achievement First:
Achievement First is a non-profit charter school management organization that is creating a network of achievement-gap-closing public schools in New York, Connecticut and other high-need areas in the Northeast. Achievement First currently operates 22 schools in Brooklyn, NY, and New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford, CT (and will expand to Rhode Island in 2013). Over the next five years, Achievement First plans to open 10-15 additional schools, spanning the full K-12 spectrum and creating college-prep opportunities for more than 12,000 urban students. Beyond our students and schools, Achievement First is an engaged and prominent partner in the larger conversation about how to improve public education and student achievement in our country. For more information about the Achievement First mission, model, our schools and team, please visit our website at www.achievementfirst.org.
Leading at Achievement First:
Achievement First invites dynamic educators to apply for the position of academic dean for the 2013-14 school year. This is an ideal position for a strong teacher or leader who would like to gain experience and development in school leadership, systems and project management and curricular design. Each school has a dean of students/culture, academic dean, director of school operations and principal. These leaders collaborate to ensure all students show dramatic student achievement gains and develop strong character skills to succeed in college and beyond. The primary responsibility of the academic dean is to envision, cultivate and lead an academic environment where every child reaches ambitious targets for school-wide levels of mastery. In addition to serving on the school's leadership team, s/he coaches a portfolio of teachers, takes leadership of a particular subject or grade level, teaches one to two sections of students and facilitates high-impact professional development for staff. This position requires an organized and thoughtful educator with adult leadership experience, deep passion for academic subject matter, a proven ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and a talent for inspiring outstanding achievement in children.
Essential Responsibilities of the Academic Dean Include but Are Not Limited to:
Cultivate high-achievement academic environment:
Demonstrate exceptional teacher leadership:
Facilitate excellent professional development
Serve as an active member of the school leadership team
Desired Skills and Characteristics:
Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Achievement First offers a comprehensive benefits package.
To Learn More About AF and to Apply
Please visit the Achievement First careers site at http://www.achievementfirst.org/careers/.
Achievement First is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Learn more about diversity and inclusion at Achievement First at http://www.achievementfirst.org/about-us/diversity/.