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Who We Are

Student Achievement Partners is a nonprofit organization that designs for the students whose potential is not currently being realized by the American public education system. We believe that addressing this issue, which is most persistent for Black students and students who are English learners, is critical to supporting all students. We stand firm in the belief that effective educational leadership and instruction persistently takes action to eradicate racist systems and policies so that all students can thrive academically.

Core to our work is the notion that challenging K-12 academic standards, in the context of culturally relevant teaching and equitable classroom practice, are non-negotiable when it comes to improving student outcomes. In partnership with other passionate change-makers, we design tools and resources, professional learning, and other supports, grounded in research and the reality of the classroom. We share these resources freely with educators across the country through our website www.achievethecore.org

Student Achievement Partners is committed to becoming an anti-racist, multi-cultural institution. Student Achievement Partners is an equal opportunity employer, committed to reflecting the diversity of the students we serve. We welcome applications from qualified candidates of all backgrounds. 

Candidates should thrive in a collaborative, remote environment that emphasizes equitable design principles, excellence, attention to detail, analytical rigor, and critical thinking. We use team collaboration software such as Zoom Video Conference, Microsoft Teams, Dropbox and Google Docs to facilitate communication and collaboration while working remotely. We value and provide growth opportunities to individuals who are eager and self-motivated in learning about equitable literacy and mathematics instruction and education. 

About the Position: 

The Director brings strong K-12 instructional knowledge, content expertise in ELA, mathematics, and English learner instruction. This role is responsible for coaching individuals as well as collaborating and leading projects with design teams. The Director is also responsible, along with the entire SAP team, for promoting and sustaining a company culture that is human-centered and emphasizes excellence, continuous improvement, equity, and inclusion. As a team member of Student Achievement Partners, the Director also contributes towards our commitment to becoming an anti-racist and multicultural organization.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Host a “home team” of 5-7 team members focused on learning, building community/collaboration, and ensuring transparency across projects.
  • Contribute content expertise (including but not limited to literacy, mathematics, equitable instructional practices, culturally relevant pedagogy, English learner supports, and/or educational research) to design teams (project teams).
  • Coach 5-7 team members towards individual professional learning goals, in partnership with the Director of Human Resources.
  • Guide organizational strategy in collaboration with the President, Directors, Program Managers, design leads and design team members.
  • Alongside design team members, co-lead one or more design project teams across the organization. 
  • Lead the planning and execution of the action research activities in service of the project team’s, our organization’s and our partners’ ongoing reflection, learning and accountability for impact. 
  • Support the design team to apply the equitable design principles and tools consistently and effectively.
  • Collaborate and strategize with the design team to inform decisions regarding the use of consultants and budgets to expand the project team’s capacity to execute projects.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with partner organizations.

Travel is not currently required, but as travel guidelines evolve some travel for this role will be required. 

Qualifications

  • At least 7-10 years of experience working in K-12 education focused on instructional or educational equity. 
  • ELA and/or Mathematics expertise.
  • Expertise in instruction of English language learners preferred.
  • At least 7-10 years of experience coaching individuals and/or multi-racial, diverse teams.
  • Experience with anti-racist practices, coaching and developing teams toward achieving goals and navigating challenging conversations.
  • Track record of building authentic partnerships and relationships with external partners and organizations rooted in anti-racist practices.
  • Excellent record of strong written and verbal communication; and
  • High level of initiative, critical thinking, sound judgment and problem-solving skills, and excellent attention to detail.  

Compensation and Benefits

Student Achievement Partners offers a competitive salary commensurate with experiences. Additionally, Student Achievement Partners is a remote organization that provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes 3-weeks vacation time, unlimited sick days, professional development funds, medical, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, and an employer-sponsored 401k retirement plan.


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Who We Are

Student Achievement Partners is a nonprofit organization that designs for the students whose potential is not currently being realized by the American public education system. We believe that addressing this issue, which is…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Benefits

Student Achievement Partners offers a competitive salary commensurate with experiences. Additionally, Student Achievement Partners is a remote organization that provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes 3-weeks vacation time, unlimited sick days, professional development funds, medical, dental, and vision insurance, FSA, and an employer-sponsored 401k retirement plan.

Student Achievement Partners offers a competitive salary commensurate with experiences. Additionally, Student Achievement Partners is a remote organization that provides a…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
228 Park Avenue S #96810, New York, NY 10003

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