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Leader/Administrator in Residence [2021-2022 SY]

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Organization Overview

Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality education to students in East Boston and Chelsea. Over the years, we have grown from one middle school to a network of four schools with 1,400 students in grades 5 to 12. At Excel Academy Charter Schools, we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned to their personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change their life trajectory. 

We present our students with educational experiences that allow them to grow and discover their best selves so that when they leave our halls, they can successfully navigate all of the post-secondary options available to them. You can read more about the impact of the Excel Academy model here.

At Excel Academy we learn from our students, families, and staff and make improvements. We have increasingly adapted to provide a holistic education that values our community as collaborators in the learning process, social-emotional support, equity for diverse learners, and fosters identity development. We prioritize an approach that is both rigorous and inclusive. Our team of passionate, intelligent, driven, and loving staff are at the core of the work we do. 

Growth Happens Here.

Duties and Responsibilities

Excel Academy Charter Schools is seeking a strong Leadership Fellow who will work as a member of the Administrative Team, responsible for implementing and overseeing our rigorous and inclusive academic and culture programming. This role is designed for experienced teachers who are looking to make the transition into culture, instructional, or operational leadership as an administrator. This residency is designed to be a one year role.

Specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:  

  • Advance schoolwide priorities and support teachers in a flexible and responsive way, including through coverage, crisis response, adjusting in key moments of the year, and before- and after-school duties  
  • Manage teachers and/or operational staff in alignment with our commitment to anti-racism and anti-bias; this includes both proactive and reactive measures to explicitly support positive and equitable outcomes for traditionally marginalized populations, including and especially BIPOC, LGBTQ+, disabled, and immigrant staff and students 
  • Manage 4-6 teachers, paraprofessionals, teaching fellows, and/or other staff members, including being responsible for their support, development, and evaluation
  •  Includes:
  • Observations and meetings 
  • Weekly lesson plan feedback 
  • Review of data 
  • Completing preliminary (for new) and mid-year evaluations 
  • Serve as a member of the Administrative Team, responsible for tracking data and organizing schoolwide teacher support programs such as professional development
  • Support with extended staff leaves, as needed
  • Serve as interim manager, as needed
  • Support with administering academic programming such as: summer school, MCAS exams, Admin-on-duty field trips
  • Support with administering staff-facing programming such as: New Staff Orientation, Summit, All-staff meetings, PD days 

Do whatever it takes to ensure the mission of the school is upheld 

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience, with demonstrated academic results and positive student culture 
  • A commitment to and belief in all students and the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model;
  • A commitment to addressing racial and economic inequity in education;
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow-through on task completion;
  • A high level of discretion and the ability to manage sensitive information confidentially; 
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
  • An openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in receiving feedback for continuous improvement.

Preference will be given to applicants who also:

  • Have experience in a public or charter school setting;
  • Can speak to the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Speak Spanish, Portuguese or Arabic fluently;
  • Can speak to the importance of rigorous classroom instruction and culture. 


Organization Overview

Excel Academy was founded in 2003 with the mission to provide a high-quality education to students in East Boston and Chelsea. Over the years, we have grown from one middle school to a network of four schools with 1,400…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 2, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    July 16, 2021

Location

On-site
East Boston, Boston, MA, USA

How to Apply

Apply here: https://www.excelacademy.org/openpositions/?p=job%2FoOmoffwx

Apply here: https://www.excelacademy.org/openpositions/?p=job%2FoOmoffwx

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