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Director of Programs- Charleston

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Saga Education
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Charleston, SC
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Published 26 days ago

Employment Status: Full-time, In Person 

Position Reports To: Vof Programs

Start date: Immediate

Anticipated Compensation: Starting at $72,000, 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:

Saga Education has launched our inaugural team in Charleston, South Carolina this 2021-2022 school year. As the Director of Programs you will be charged with establishing Saga as a strong partner with the Charleston Public School District as well as responsible for ensuring the fidelity of Saga’s program implementation (related to systems/procedures, culture, academics, etc.) across all Saga sites in Charleston, SC. Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Director of Programs will collaborate with all Saga departments to ensure that every site's needs are met and that all site operations and tutorials are implemented with a high level of rigor and success. You will also collaborate with our Senior Leadership Team to support the health, culture, and success of the organization as a whole. 

Responsibilities 

  • You will train, develop, evaluate, and provide ongoing support to Site Directors, and their Assistant Site Directors, prior to and throughout the school year
  • You will respond to challenges at sites that require support beyond the Site Director level.
  • You will support Site Directors in addressing sensitive issues that arise at their sites
  • You will support Site Directors in building relationships with school administrators and teachers via periodic meetings, in person or virtually, with the administration
  • You will coach Site Directors to lead effective professional development sessions for Fellows
  • You will monitor curriculum implementation, academic rigor, and instructional practices at Saga sites
  • You will work on maintaining and/or growing district partnerships
  • You will participate in and support hiring initiatives for the Programs Team and designated cohort

Competencies

  • Mission Alignment - You have a deep understanding of social injustice in education 
  • Ensures Accountability - You hold yourself and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Values Differences - You recognize the value of different perspectives and cultures
  • Develops Talent - You develop people to meet their career and organizational goals
  • Manages Conflict - You handle conflicts efficiently and effectively
  • Drives Vision and Purpose You promote a vision and strategy that motivates others to action
  • Communicates Effectively - You deliver clear, multi-mode communication to various audiences
  • Stakeholder Focus - You build and value strong stakeholder relationships

Experience & Qualifications 

  • You have a completed Bachelor's degree, or higher, in any discipline
  • You have experience in remote management, organization, and communication
  • You have high school math proficiency (Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II)
  • You have prior experience as a math teacher
  • You have 3-4 years working in a school leadership role (teacher coach, department head, principal, etc.)
  • You have a valid South Carolina or transferable state teaching license/certification (preferred, but not required)
  • You have experience with Salesforce (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, In Person 

Position Reports To: Vof Programs

Start date: Immediate

Anticipated Compensation: Starting at $72,000, commensurate with experience

Who We Are

Saga Education is a national nonprofit, founded in 2014…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
Salary
At least USD $72,000
/ year

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
Charleston, SC, USA

How to Apply

Please apply directly on our website.

Please apply directly on our website.

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