Vice President of Teaching and Learning, Envision Education

As a senior member of the Education Team, and working closely with the Superintendent, principals, the Director of Instructional Development and other support office administrators, the Vice President of Teaching and Learning (VP of T&L) is responsible for developing network-wide professional development to support instructional improvement (our "instructional focus") within a constructivist professional development model, as well as managing instructional coaches to implement and support this model, and to align all site-based and support office teams in support of our instructional focus and state and national instructional assessments, standards and instructional requirements. The VP of T& L also provides implementation support and oversight of network-wide educational programs, and oversees data and assessment to meet organizational goals.

Key Responsibilities:

Professional Development

  • Manages a team of five instructional coaches; supports the Director of Instructional Development to train this team to provide training and support to individual teachers and teacher leader groups in our network-wide focus areas (literacy and numeracy) aligned to the Common Core State Standards;
  • Provides direct support (through professional development and individual coaching) to the Manager of Data and Assessments (1), Instructional Coaches (5), the Director of Instructional Development (1), Vice Principals (6) and Principals (3) to develop necessary content knowledge, develop and align systems and structures, and provide effective instructional support at school sites to fully and successfully implement our instructional plan.
  • With the Superintendent, provide direction to principals, content area teachers, and teacher teams to ensure course maps and instructional practices are aligned to our portfolio system, California instructional and college entrance requirements, and the Common Core State Standards.
  • With the Director of Instructional Development, design and deliver organization-wide professional development days (All Envision Days).
  • Schedule, design and facilitate professional development for leaders, including school leadership team retreats, Educational Leadership Team meetings, Educational Support Team meetings and instructional rounds.
  • In coordination with the VP of Special Education, the Superintendent, the Manager of Data and Assessments, and other Support Office staff, play a central role in scheduling, designing, coordinating and aligning other departmental and organizational retreats, trainings, and quarterly cycles of inquiry.

Instructional Partnerships

  • Manage grants and grant outcomes (or support coaches to manage grants) received through various educational partner organizations.
  • Work closely with Envision Learning Partners' (ELP) Executive Director to ensure alignment of our instructional model (including message and tools) between Education Team and ELP.

Data Driven Coaching and Assessment Coordination

  • Work closely with the Education Support Team to understand data assessment needs and build plans to address needs.
  • Supervise the Manager of Data and Assessments to ensure the use of test data is gathered and analyzed in a thorough and meaningful way and in alignment with site and partner needs, to meet organizational goals.

BTSA Program

  • Oversee the BTSA Teacher Induction Program Director to administer the BTSA program and meet compliance and reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Support BTSA coaches to provide high quality coaching (using the New Teacher Center Formative Assessment System) to identified new teachers.
  • Provide summer orientation for all Envision Schools new teachers.

Essential qualifications:

  • Teaching Credential or Administrative Services Credential required; graduate degree preferred in relevant field (i.e. Education, Organizational Development, Policy, Non-Profit Leadership).
  • Eight + years experience in education including five + years providing leadership development and coaching at the individual and site level (leadership and leadership team development within a systems change model).
  • Experience as a Principal highly preferred.
  • Experience as a classroom teacher, preferably in urban high schools, highly preferred.
  • Experience with literacy planning and implementation at the organizational level, the research base to support organizational design, and a demonstrated capacity with system/organizational implementation.
  • Experience with team development, familiarity with models for and/or tools to support high-capacity teams (rubrics, resources, etc.) and experience with CCSS (content/curriculum alignment and best practices in adult education, training and implementation).
  • Comprehensive experience with team development and various support and coaching models (with an emphasis on the New Teacher Center Formative Assessment System and the Transformational Coaching models highly preferred); familiarity/experience with best practices in adult learning.
  • Expertise with project based learning, student exhibitions and portfolios strongly desired.
  • Significant experience using data to achieve academic results.
  • Demonstrated commitment to improving urban high schools and driving education reform.
  • A deeply held belief that all children can learn and achieve at high levels regardless of race, ethnicity, or socio-economic background.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate, positively influence, and negotiate in a team environment.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, results driven environment.
  • Strong computer application skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

Education:

  • A valid California Teaching Credential or Administrative Services Credential
  • Master's Degree or Doctorate preferred.

Salary and Benefits:

This position is full-time, on a year-round schedule. Compensation is competitive based on experience. Strong benefits package offered including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance with a significant contribution from Envision. Optional 403b, commuter check and flexible benefits pre-tax deduction plans.

To apply: Please submit an application via www.envisionschools.org/apply

About Envision Education

Envision Education transforms the lives of students—especially those who will be first in their family to attend college—by preparing them for success in college, in careers, and in life.

Vibrant learning communities apply compassion and high expectations to inspire and empower students. Our approach is specifically designed to increase student engagement, deepen integration and understanding, promote active learning, and ensure college success. Envision further distinguishes its campuses with:

  • Economic, ethnic, and racial diversity,
  • Rigorous academic discipline, and
  • Excellence at every level.

Young people quickly become high-performing eager learners by engaging with a rigorous and creative project-based learning curriculum that is relevant to their lives. Each year our graduates are accepted to colleges around the country, and once they enroll, they persist toward their degrees at high rates. Our proven educational model is currently being adapted for schools across the country through Envision Learning Partners.

For more information, visit www.envisionschools.org

As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to identifying and developing the skills and leadership of people from diverse backgrounds. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

How to apply

Please submit an application via www.envisionschools.org/apply

Oakland, California
2013-11-30
Envision Education
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111 Myrtle St, Suite 203, Oakland, CA, 94607, US
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