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Director of African-American Achievement

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Green Dot Public Schools | Los Angeles, CA
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July 1, 2019

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The annual salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.


Director of African-American Achievement

Reports to: VP of Curriculum and Programs

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried

Start Date: by July 1, 2019                         

Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

ABOUT GREEN DOT

Green Dot Public Schools California is a non-profit network of public charter schools helping to transform the public education system so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Our schools are founded on an unwavering belief in the potential of all students, and there are four key elements to our school model that help us unlock the inherent potential in every student we serve: quality teaching and instruction, a college-going culture, a focus on fostering leadership and life skills, and a focus on eliminating barriers to learning. We have 20 schools and close to 12,000 students across Los Angeles. Our schools are located in some of the most underserved communities that have been denied access to high-quality educational opportunities, and we seek to prove that it is possible to close the access and opportunity gap that exists between low-income students and their more affluent peers.

Part of what differentiates Green Dot is our intense focus on truly serving ALL students; our collaboration with reform-minded unions; and our work focused on large-scale turnarounds of schools formerly run by the districts; and our ability to take on the toughest challenges with the same public funding received by traditional district schools but accomplishing very different results. Green Dot California’s results are undeniable. Nine of our high schools have been ranked among the top schools in the country. We have three California Distinguished schools and 3 California Gold Ribbon schools, and several of our schools have been recipients of the CORE Districts’ Academic Growth Awards, which honor schools having the greatest impact on student achievement. Additionally, Green Dot’s first turnaround, Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy, was named Charter School of the Year by the California Charter Schools Association in 2019.


OPPORTUNITY

Green Dot Public Schools California is seeking a talented Director of African American Achievement who will serve as a change agent responsible for the development of the vision, goals, and strategy for Green Dot’s African American Achievement initiatives. They will engage in this work in collaboration with Green Dot staff and senior leadership. This position will identify and implement strategies, initiatives and partnerships that seek to highlight and leverage the unique talents and perspectives of Green Dot’s African American students. The Director will be responsible for designing ways to embed cultural competency and best practices for the success of African American students across the organization and will lead organization-wide initiatives aimed at eliminating the opportunity gap and disproportionality of academic and behavioral outcomes between African American students and their peers.   


ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES


Organization-Wide Support:

> Collaborate with the Education team on supporting a multi-tiered systems of support, including academic supports, social-emotional supports and behavioral supports

> Collaborate with Home Office departments to support the achievement of African American students (recruitment of teachers, college persistence initiatives, etc.)

> Leverage data to provide insights that drive decision making, including specific school supports and home office level supports:

* Data includes, but is not limited to SBAC, California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) and Suspension Rates

> Implement and facilitate professional development across the organization, focusing on culturally responsive teaching and cultural awareness

> Research and connect relevant stakeholders with community partnerships that promote the support and development of African American students (mentorships, college access programs, etc.). Partnerships should be ones that have proven effectiveness at high performing schools serving similar student populations.

> Facilitate the African American Achievement Committee

> Collaborate with relevant stakeholders on initiatives related to DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) and attend DEI Committee Meetings

> Communicate progress on initiatives and organization wide metrics, both internally and externally

> Develop a multi-year plan (including scope and sequence) for bias training across the organization for key stakeholder groups


School Site Support:

> Provide support to school site teams/initiatives specific to increased achievement of African American students

> Support specialized Advisory programs for African American students across the organization

> Support schools in the improvement cycle, including conducting and analyzing the results of observations and focus groups

> Collaborate with school sites on engagement of parents and community in support of African American students’ success

 

QUALIFICATIONS

> A valid CA Clear Single Subject or Multiple Subject teaching credential, or a PPS credential in School Counseling (or an equivalent out-of-state credential which is transferrable to California) is required. 

> Experience as a school site administrator and/or managerial experience is required

> A valid CA administrative credential is preferred

> A Master’s degree in Education (or related field) is preferred

> You are passionate about improving outcomes for African American students and families and deep knowledge of best practices for doing so.

> You have worked in an urban school setting.

> You are able to develop a strategic vision based on input from many stakeholder groups and use that vision to influence change within schools and home office teams.

> You have a demonstrated record of taking initiative, building consensus, and solving complex problems through effective change and project management

 > You have a demonstrated record of effectively building, managing and sustaining impactful programs and systems.

> You are able to work both independently and collaboratively.

> You are hardworking, motivated and self-directed; able to think critically and anticipate needs of stakeholders.

> You have excellent interpersonal communication and written skills.

> You have a strong ethical base and self-awareness.

> You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve.

> You have a valid CA driver’s license: job requires work at multiple sites.

> You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer.


The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

 

Director of African-American Achievement

Reports to: VP of Curriculum and Programs

Classification: Full-Time, Exempt, Salaried

Start Date: by July 1, 2019                         

Location: Los Angeles, CA

 

ABOUT GREEN DOT

Green Dot Public Schools California is a…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support overall work-life balance while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support…

How To Apply

We require all candidates to complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position for a start date no later than July 1, 2019.


Green Dot Public Schools has embedded a diversity, equity and inclusion lens in our organizational culture, as well as in our educational and talent practices. We are committed to hiring those who reflect the diversity of our communities, and we recruit, employ, support, compensate and promote employees, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.

We require all candidates to complete an online application at http://careers.greendot.org/. Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill…

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