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Site Director- Chicago

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Saga Education
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Chicago, IL
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Published 5 days ago

Employment Status: Full-time

Reports to: Director of Programs

Start date: July 1, 2021

Anticipated compensation: Starting at $58,000, commensurate with experience 

Who We Are

Saga Education is a national nonprofit, founded in 2014 and aimed to confront educational inequity to support historically under-served schools and their students. Saga Education has dedicated itself to providing high-dosage, in-school tutoring in partnership with public high schools. Since our founding, Saga Education and our tutoring fellows have served over 17,600 students across Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Broward County. 

In the 2021-2022 school year, Saga Education is exploring partnerships with several new city districts including Providence, RI and Charleston, SC.

Saga Education is a proud member of AmeriCorps’ network of programs in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, IL. For more information about Saga Education’s mission, please visit us at www.sagaeducation.org.

The Work and Why it Matters

Nationwide, students are experiencing a significant interruption in their formal education due to COVID-19 and resulting extended school closures. While educators and students alike have many unprecedented challenges to overcome this upcoming school year, educators report that their top concern is students falling behind in math. This concern is heightened for educators in high-poverty districts who teach predominantly black or Latinx students.

Now more than ever, we need talented, caring, and capable people, committed to supporting our students in their academic and social development. Finding academic interventions that address inequities that historically underserved students face is one of our nation’s most urgent challenges. 

Position Overview 

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Site Director is responsible for ensuring that Saga math tutoring is functioning effectively at the school site. The Site Director serves as the direct supervisor and coach for a team of AmeriCorps Member Math Fellows. The primary goal of the Site Director is to drive student learning in Saga Math Lab by consistently improving the effectiveness of tutorials. This is accomplished through weekly observations and coaching sessions with AmeriCorps Member Math Fellows and with consistent collaboration with school administration and teachers to ensure an effective and healthy partnership.  

Responsibilities 

  • You will observe a team of up to 10 AmeriCorps Members daily, and provide feedback through real-time and weekly coaching sessions to individual AmeriCorps Members and the team as a whole
  • You will analyze internal assessment data and consult with the Director of Programs on trends and implement the feedback to create action plans to improve site and student performance
  • You will adapt and lead all professional development sessions, created by the Academics Team, for AmeriCorps Members at your site during the school year
  • You will meet regularly with school administrator(s) to provide updates on Saga Math Lab successes and challenges, and to engage feedback on how the program can improve
  • You will meet regularly with math teachers to optimize alignment of Saga curriculum with math class instruction and scopes and sequences, and to seek feedback for future improvements
  • You will maintain, monitor and analyze student progress and attendance in Saga Math Lab and math classes to create intervention plans for struggling and chronically absent students in collaboration with their AmeriCorps Member
  • You will collaborate with the Regional Programs Operations Manager to maintain your site budget through expense tracking and monitoring

Competencies

  • Mission Alignment - You have a deep understanding of social injustice in education 
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness - You use feedback and reflection to gain productive insight
  • Stakeholder Focus - You build and value strong stakeholder relationships
  • Action Oriented - You take on new opportunities and have a solutions-oriented approach
  • Manages Conflict - You handle conflicts efficiently and effectively
  • Develops Talent - You develop people to meet their career and organizational goals
  • Values Differences - You recognize the value of different perspectives and cultures

Experience & Qualifications 

  • You have 2+ years experience teaching high school or middle school math
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or a related field
  • You are proficient in high school math (through Algebra I/II and Geometry)
  • You have lived or work experience in historically underserved communities
  • You have experience with online math learning platforms, preferred but not required
  • You have a valid teaching license in the state of Illinois, preferred but not required

Benefits

Saga Education offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package, generous PTO, as well as opt-in programs such as 401k retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and discounts through Tickets At Work. Saga Education will provide company-owned technology when applicable. 

Saga Education provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. 

People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Thank you for applying to Saga Education.

Employment Status: Full-time

Reports to: Director of Programs

Start date: July 1, 2021

Anticipated compensation: Starting at $58,000, commensurate with experience 

Who We Are

Saga Education is a national nonprofit, founded in 2014 and aimed to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

At least $58,000

Benefits

Saga Education offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package, generous PTO, as well as opt-in programs such as 401k retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and discounts through Tickets At Work. Saga Education will provide company-owned technology when applicable. 

Saga Education offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package, generous PTO, as well as opt-in programs such as 401k retirement plan…

Location

On-site
Chicago, IL, USA

How to Apply

Please apply directly on our website.

Please apply directly on our website.

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