Build partnerships and provide on-site leadership coaching and support to identified schools and leaders.
Work in partnership with schools to set goals, and develop and implement plans to improve student experiences and outcomes through a shared leadership framework.
Enhance Principal Leadership:
Support the Principal with strategic management of school priorities, especially through cultivating the development of a Senior Leadership Team and the Principalâ™s distribution of leadership to Assistant Principals and other staff leaders.Â
Support the principal to manage NCS partnership resources, including individual coaching, team coaching, and NCS collaboratives.
Support the Principal and Instructional Leadership Team (ILT) to lead instructional improvement in the school.
Help Principal and ILT interpret research and data to guide school improvement efforts.
Ensure High Quality Supports to Partner Schools:
Coordinate NCS coaching teams to ensure coherent and effective efforts at the school level.
Maintain on-going communication with school leaders and purposeful documentation of work.
Collaborate with NCS staff to design and facilitate professional learning for participants within NCS and district wide.
Work collaboratively with NCS staff to develop and sustain organizational mission and vision.
Utilizes breadth of expertise in the identification and establishment of collaborative partnerships with schools.
Plays a key role in program evaluation and improvement efforts.
Performs other related work as needed.
Masterâ™s Degree in Education or related field.
A minimum of 8 years experience in school improvement, preferably at the high school level.
Experience forming and facilitating teacher teams.
Principal experience, preferably at the high school level.
Licenses and Certifications:
Current Driver's License
Type 75 Certificate or equivalent.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Integrate and effectively utilize technology for professional productivity, including word processing, presentation (PPT), and spreadsheet software.
A relentless commitment to public education, social justice, and equitable outcomes for all students.
A commitment to self-reflection, examination of identity and role in systems of oppression and to challenging inequities.
Demonstrated track record of supporting urban students to achieve at high levels and prepare for postsecondary success.
Demonstrated ability to work and cultivate relationships with diverse constituencies, including principals, teachers, school staff.
Strong background in curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Strong facilitation skills and demonstrated knowledge of adult learning principles.
Ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues and school partners in a team environment.
Eagerness to participate in ongoing professional development and team and self-evaluation.
Excellent data analysis and problem-solving skills.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent organizational and project management skills and ability to effectively prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to respond with flexibility to demands and requirements and adjust to ambiguous circumstances and change.
Capable of exercising sound judgment, tact, courteousness, reliability and employing good decision-making skills.
Daily access to a reliable car.
Attendance at meetings around the city requiring ability to ambulate to various sites in and around the city; frequent use of computer, telephone, and other office equipment.
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