Employment Status: Full time
Start date: July 1, 2020
End date: June 30, 2021 with the potential to renew
Anticipated compensation: $72,000 - $82,000 -- commensurate with experience
Reporting to the Senior Director of Programs, the Director of Programs is responsible for ensuring the fidelity of Saga’s program implementation (related to systems/procedures, culture, academics, etc.) across all Saga sites in your defined region. In this role you will collaborate with all Saga departments to ensure that every site's needs are met and that all site operations and tutorials are implemented with a high level of rigor and success. You will also serve on our Senior Leadership Team to support the health, culture and success of the organization as a whole.
- You will manage the AmeriCorps program in your region and ensure compliance on all required measures.
- You will collaborate with the Senior Director of Programs, other Directors of Programs, and Site Directors to develop a vision for and oversee the training of Saga Fellows during the summer and throughout the school year.
- You will train, develop, evaluate, and provide ongoing support to Site Directors prior to and throughout the school year.
- You will respond to challenges at sites that require support beyond the Site Director level.
- You will support Site Directors in addressing sensitive issues that arise at their sites.
- You will support Site Directors in building relationships with school administrators and teachers via periodic meetings, in person or virtually, with the administration.
- You will coach Site Directors to lead effective professional development sessions for Fellows.
- You will monitor curriculum implementation, academic rigor, and instructional practices at Saga sites.
- You are orientation to work driven by outcomes/results; willingness to work relentlessly to achieve them
- You have the ability to multitask, prioritize and meet deliverable deadlines with ease
- You have cultural competency; Managing, celebrating, training, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders (internal/external)
- You have the ability to give and receive critical feedback and have difficult conversations
- You have the ability to build relationships across departments and with external partners
- You have the ability to remain calm, focused and problem-solving oriented in stressful situations
- You have a growth-mindset belief that ALL students, Fellows, and Site Director can learn and grow in their math and leadership abilities and that all school and district partners can collaborate and problem-solve
- You have the versatility; ability to roll-with-in when obstacles arise (flexibility, ability to adjust for challenges outside your locus of control)
Experience & Qualifications
- You have demonstrated success in the role of Site Director (for internal candidates)
- You have a completed Bachelors’s degree, or higher, in any discipline
- You have experience in remote management, organization, and communication
- You have the ability to develop and execute professional development in-person or virtually
- You have high school math proficiency (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II)
- You have strong and precise written and verbal communication skills
- You have the ability to identify problems, ask salient questions, and find creative but pragmatic solutions.
- You have prior experience as a math teacher
- You have 3-4 years working in a school leadership role (teacher coach, department head, principal, etc.)