Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization focused on improving public schools to make sure that all students - especially low-income students and students of color - have access to schools that will prepare them for success in college, careers and life. We publish easy-to-understand data and research to inform the public about which schools are excelling and which ones are struggling, as well as about the policy and school-based solutions that work. We work with educators from both school districts and charter schools to start excellent new public schools and redesign chronically low-performing schools. And we support and empower parents in high-need communities so they can effectively advocate for better schools and sustain community efforts over the long term.
Innovate is proud to be partnering deeply with the Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto, CA, as they work to transform themselves into one of the best districts in the Bay Area. Ravenswood is a small K-8 district with a high-need student population that has faced declining enrollment and significant teacher turnover. Under the leadership of a new school board and Superintendent, Ravenswood has laid out a new strategic plan and is tackling many of its underlying challenges. The district is attracting significant philanthropic and community support as it seeks to invest in students and staff to ensure that Ravenswood schools offer a world-class education to all students.
Innovate is supporting Ravenswood in multiple ways, including through our flagship World-Class Schools Fellowship, a year-long leadership development program aimed at supporting school leaders to create and/or lead successful schools, with a particular emphasis on students of color and low-income students. In addition, Innovate supports the design and implementation of high quality leadership development systems across schools, districts, and organizations and conducts intensive school audits focused on improving management, instruction, and school culture.
Reporting to the VP, Schools and the Regional VP, Peninsula, the Senior Program Manager, Leadership Development will primarily coach and support school leaders in the Ravenswood City School District as they work to transform their schools into some of the best in the Bay Area. Additionally, this individual will lead a major element of Innovate’s broader school support work, such as our School Site Review process or our School Innovation Fellows program.
This is an excellent opportunity for a successful former school leader with a demonstrated track record of academic achievement with low-income students. We are seeking someone who is energized by coaching transformational leaders and leading program design efforts for a fast-paced, results-oriented organization that is making a huge difference in the quality of schools in the Bay Area.
This position will focus on schools in East Palo Alto, working out of our Redwood City, San Jose or San Francisco office spaces, and will involve significant local travel within the San Francisco Bay Area.
Start date: Summer 2020 (or sooner, if candidate is available)
Work Environment / Physical Demands
The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while successfully performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.
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Innovate Public Schools is a nonprofit organization focused on improving public schools to make sure that all students - especially low-income students and students of color - have access to schools that will prepare them…