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Director of Elementary Programs

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Achieve Miami, Inc


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Published 14 days ago

July 31, 2020
$60,000 - $70,000

Achieve Miami is searching for a self-driven, passionate, and fun-spirited individual to join our team as our Director of Elementary Programs! This leader will both lead the implementation of both school year and summer programming at four elementary school sites throughout Miami-Dade and will be a leader in mapping out the vision of the Achieve’s elementary programs into the future. This role requires a confident self-starter with an attention to detail, strong entrepreneurial spirit, relationship-building skills, and the ability to get things done. This is a full-time, salary-exempt position. 


Required: 

A valid driver’s license and must be available for evening and weekend responsibilities such as programming events, trips, professional development, etc. 


Roles & Responsibilities:

Lead execution of Achieve Saturdays program at 4 elementary school sites during the academic year:

  • Set both program vision and high expectations for program execution
  • Coordinate with Director of Music Programs to recruit and register students for Achieve Saturdays
  • Recruit, hire, train, and manage part-time staff. Model teaching techniques. Offer regular feedback and coaching. Conduct evaluations. 
  • Coordinate with High School program staff to engage high school volunteers in Saturday programming
  • Maintain student, school, and staff relationships and communications
  • Oversee the purchase, maintenance and inventory of program supplies
  • Maintain budget throughout the fiscal year. 
  • Gather and analyze data to track the impact of the program on program participants
  • Collaborate with Executive Director and Founder on fundraising and grants for programming. This may require presentations to current and potential donors and foundations. 


Lead planning and executive of the Achieve Summer program at 4 elementary school sites:

  • Set both program vision and high expectations for program execution
  • Lead effort to recruit and register students for Achieve Summer
  • Recruit, hire, train, and manage Summer staff, including teachers and the leadership team. Model teaching techniques. Offer regular feedback and coaching. Conduct evaluations. 
  • Coordinate with High School program staff to engage high school students in the Summer program, specifically in relation to their leading enrichment tracks for elementary students
  • Maintain student, school, and staff relationships and communications
  • Oversee the purchase, maintenance and inventory of program supplies
  • Maintain budget
  • Gather and analyze data to track the impact of the program on program participants
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Founder on fundraising and grants for programming. This may require presentations to current and potential donors and foundations. 

 

Who we’re looking for:

The ideal candidate for this Director role will have:

  • Experience teaching elementary school students: You have a demonstrated track record of effective classroom teaching. Your prior experiences show your commitment to students and your use of effective backwards planning and innovative teaching methods to drive student success.
  • Experience coaching teachers and teacher leaders: You have significant experience building and developing teams of teachers, coaches, and other teacher leaders. You have been effective in this work, as demonstrated by the effectiveness of those you’ve previously coached. 
  • Strong management skills: You’ve had experience managing others and are able to help your team set goals, strategize on how to achieve those goals, and celebrate wins. You are able to set a high bar and hold others accountable to meeting that bar. 
  • Creativity: You enjoy thinking creatively about new initiatives and projects, all grounded in the vision to create the most value we can for the students we serve. You are comfortable ideating about new initiatives and then have the project planning skills to create an infrastructure to bring those new initiatives to life.
  • Strong organizational skills: We have a lot going on, and we need someone who can help us maintain an organized and calm work environment. You thrive on staying organized and knowing what you need to do to reach set goals. You have systems to help you stay on top of your personal to-do list and can integrate new tasks and prioritize effectively. 
  • Self-direction: You’re the type of leader who can map out what it takes to get it done - and then you do it! You’re a step ahead of the rest of the team, always anticipating potential pitfalls and creating action plans to avoid them. You know how to both manage up and down and can ask effective clarifying questions to ensure that your work and the work of those you manage stays on track. 
  • Solution orientation: You have a strong vision for what excellence looks like and you consistently put in the time and effort necessary to meet your goals. You know it’s less about the “hours worked” and more about the impact we have as an organization.  
  • High quality work product: You’re detail oriented and always double-check your work before handing it off. You take the time necessary to always do your best work and consistently tap into other staff members to learn from their expertise. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills: At Achieve Miami, we work with students, parents, donors, community members, and community leaders - and we need someone who can comfortably engage with all of these audiences! You have a strong customer service mindset and the ability to navigate complex conversations. You are a strong writer, emailer, and phone-answerer and are able to communicate clearly and warmly in all situations. 
  • Growth mindset: You’re hungry to develop your professional skills. You constantly request feedback on your work and ask for new responsibilities and challenges. 
  • Enthusiasm to do it all: You know that “doing good” isn’t always glamorous - it’s sharpening pencils, answering phone calls, gathering field trip forms, and ordering buses. You’re hungry for new challenges but also enthusiastic to pitch in on the small stuff. 


Additional Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree in education or education leadership preferred.
  • 2+ years of elementary teaching experience.
  • 2+ years of education leadership (as a coach, assistant principal, principal, or other education leadership role)


Details:

This will be a full-time, salary-exempt position which will pay $60,000-$70,000 annually. Medical, dental, and vision benefits are included the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment. To apply, please send a resume and tailored cover letter to achieve@achievemiami.org.


About Achieve Miami:

At Achieve Miami, we believe in the potential of every child. Together with partners from public and private schools, Achieve Miami designs and manages programs that extend learning opportunities for students, teachers, and education leaders. Through programs like Achieve Saturdays, Achieve Summer, the College Readiness Cohort, and Achieve Music, Achieve Miami is working to ensure that every child and leader have the opportunities they need to succeed. 


Achieve Miami is 501(c)(3) organization. Achieve Miami’s main office is located at 1951 NW 7th Ave, Suite 600, Miami, FL 33136. You can visit www.achievemiami.org to learn more about Achieve Miami.

Achieve Miami is searching for a self-driven, passionate, and fun-spirited individual to join our team as our Director of Elementary Programs! This leader will both lead the implementation of both school year and summer programming at…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

Medical, dental, and vision benefits are included the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment.

Medical, dental, and vision benefits are included the 1st of the month after 60 days of employment.

Level of Language Proficiency

Fluency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole preferred, but not required.

Fluency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole preferred, but not required.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume and tailored cover letter to achieve@achievemiami.org.

To apply, please send a resume and tailored cover letter to achieve@achievemiami.org.

Location

1951 Northwest 7th Avenue, Suite 600, Miami, FL 33136

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