Endeavor College Prep, Campus Director (2016-2017) (Los Angeles, CA)

Los Angeles, CA

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Date published: 30-Nov-2016

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Endeavor College Prep is a kindergarten through eighth grade charter school serving children from the historically underserved neighborhoods of Boyle Heights, Lincoln Heights, and surrounding eastside communities. Our student population is 97% Latino, 95% free/reduced lunch, and among the highest performing in the state. We earned a 2013 API score of 870, are ranked 10 out of 10 for similar schools, became a California Distinguished School in 2012, and were ranked #8 in USC’s annual list of top charter schools in the state. 

Our team is made up of a highly collaborative group of teachers and staff who share a passion for closing the achievement gap. We use a co-teaching structure in elementary grades modeled after the successful Uncommon Schools and Achievement First schools on the east coast. We have high expectations for academics and discipline, and simultaneously value joy in the classroom, making learning fun for our scholars and teachers.

 

Summary

Collaborate with the Co-Director for Academics and Culture, the K-8 Head of School, and other Campus Directors/Co-Directors to provide leadership, coaching, and support that cultivates instructional and cultural rigor and alignment across campuses.

 

Reporting

The Campus Directors/Co-Directors report to the Co-Director for Academics and Culture.

 

General Qualifications for All Endeavor College Prep Faculty & Staff

All faculty and staff must possess a firm belief in our mission and core instructional beliefs, exemplary personal character, and critical professional qualifications.  Ideal candidates for employment at Endeavor College Prep, regardless of their position, will consistently demonstrate the following:

  • Unwavering belief in and commitment to fulfill Endeavor College Prep’s mission
  • Embodiment of Endeavor College Prep’s PRIDE values -- preparation, respect, integrity, determination, and enthusiasm
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to effectively handle challenging situations with students, parents, and faculty
  • Desire to work as a member of a collaborative team
  • Willingness to have frequent and honest dialogue about job performance
  • Model lifelong learning by engaging in individual professional development
  • Demonstrate commitment to academic excellence and high standards -- for themselves, their students, and their colleagues
  • Experience working with urban student populations
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Use of data to inform decisions and drive continuous improvement
  • Comfort with basic Microsoft Office applications
  • Regular, punctual attendance, and professional appearance
  • Appropriate California credentials and qualifications required by No Child Left Behind

 

Specialized Qualifications for Campus Director/Co-Directors

In addition to the general expectations of all school employees, the Campus Directors/Co-Directors should possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred)
  • Appropriate California teaching credential
  • Fulfillment of all criteria set forth to be considered Highly Qualified under NCLB
  • At least five years experience as a classroom teacher with demonstrated quantifiable and objective student performance gains that surpass state or local averages, particularly in reading and writing and math
  • Experience as a successful manager of an urban classroom who has used structure and high expectations to drive student success
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team, especially with leaders, colleagues, parents and community members
  • Demonstrated success leading adults, creating curricula, writing assessments, and analyzing achievement data,

 

Job Expectations

  • K-8 Leadership
    • Participate in weekly K-8 Leadership Team Meetings (LTMs) and communicate proactively with all members of the Leadership Team
    • Identify school-wide needs and priorities, problem-solve school-wide issues, and provide a united front in communicating all K-8 decisions
    • Complete weekly check-in updates with Head of School and Co-Director for Academics and Culture, prepare for weekly one-on-one coaching check-in, and communicates proactively about issues in between scheduled meetings
    • Lead K-8 PD sessions throughout the year
    • Provide tours for guests and participate in the hiring process for new team members
    • Complete other tasks as directed by the Co-Director for Academics and Culture
  • Adult culture
    • Serve as a model of Endeavor’s core values
    • Initiate crucial conversations and ensure that all members of the team also go directly to the source
    • Create a culture of collaborative teamwork and open, honest communication with all adults on campus
    • Handle and appropriately report any personnel issues including concerns with performance, deadlines, attendance, punctuality, dress code, etc.
  • Instructional leadership
    • Keep all teachers and TAs informed and focused through weekly Details and daily Huddles
    • Improve instructional practices through the coaching and support of individual teachers and TAs:
      • Observe assigned teachers and TAs and provide in-person feedback and practice at least every two weeks
      • Document the progress of all coachees using K-8 template, regularly update coaching tracker, and share coaching resources with rest of leadership team
      • Lead annual development process for assigned teachers and TAs, including start-of-year and mid-year rounds of self-reflection and goal-setting and completing a final annual evaluation
      • Serve as Induction Coach and/or University Supervisor for teachers completing new teacher or graduate programs, as needed, or support other experienced teachers to fulfill these roles
    • Improve instructional practices and curriculum development through the leadership of content teams
      • Lead content teams in goal-setting and the on-going collection, analysis, and action planning based on key academic data
      • Create agendas for and facilitate twice weekly Content Team Meetings (CTMs) that allow time for material review, lesson study, data analysis, assessment creation, sharing of best practices, and problem-solving
      • Oversee effectiveness of unit plans and assessments and daily/weekly planning structures
      • Create on-going data analysis processes that ensure current data is used to drive small group instruction throughout the school day as well as with after-school intervention groups
    • Plan and facilitate campus-wide professional development (PD) sessions
  • Culture
    • Develop and maintain structures and systems to create a safe, orderly, disciplined school culture and maintain consistency across the K-8 school
    • Lead weekly Team & Family celebrations and other campus-wide celebrations and recognition of student success
    • Ensure fidelity of school-wide expectations for behavior, positive behavior supports, and K-8 character education program
    • Manage campus student discipline issues that escalate beyond the classroom and work with Head of School to handle suspensions and expulsions
    • Work with the school psychologist and teachers to create specific individualized plans to support students with behavioral needs
  • Student Supports
    • Oversee the Student Success Team (SST) process for students with academic &/or behavioral challenges
    • Participate in IEP meetings and coordinate with K-8 Special Education Director and campus Resource Specialist Teacher (RST) to ensure all needed services are provided for students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
    • Manage student crisis situations on campus, including using Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) techniques, coordinating with other school staff, and contacting appropriate external supports, including the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS), the Department of Mental Health (DMH), emergency services, and/or school police
  • Family Relationships
    • Manage family communications through input in the weekly Friday letter and social media, progress reports, report cards, and other family notifications as needed
    • Plan and facilitate relationship-building opportunities for families, including new family orientation, monthly Family Nights, Cafecitos, and volunteer opportunities
    • Support teachers in addressing parent concerns and facilitate family meetings as needed
  • Logistics
    • Create daily & weekly schedules for students and staff, including adjustments for absence coverage and testing
    • Coordinate with MC for efficient arrival, dismissal, meal, field trips, and other student routines
    • Coordinate with MC for all needed campus operations and logistics

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