Mar 28, 2020
Description Position at IDEA Public Schools About IDEA Public Schools At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities! IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 53 ,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions an d new launches in Houston (2020), Permian Basin (202 0 ), and Tampa Bay (2021)! When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality. To learn more about IDEA, check out this video . bout San Antonio San Antonio is the nation's 7 th largest city and boasts the highest rate of population growth across the U.S. As the San Antonio region continues to grow rapidly, IDEA is committed to increasing our community presence to provide the best experience for all families and children. In May 2019, we welcomed our region's first graduating seniors. We believe through the hard work of our passionate IDEA Team & Family ; college acceptance and matriculation can be realized. Currently, 1 in 6 San Antonio students graduate college ready. Changing this statistic for the better is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students. Join our IDEA San Antonio family as we are poised to serve 29,000 students at 37 local schools by 2022. Role Mission : IDEA Directors of College Counseling oversee the college admissions and financial aid application process for 12th grade students at an IDEA College Preparatory school (Grades 6-12) in order to ensure 100% of high school graduates enroll at and set foot on a four-year college or university. The DCC manages the Counseling team (often comprised of the College Counselor and Road-To-and-Through (RTTC) Teachers). They educate students and parents about the benefits of post-secondary education. They guide students in their college search and selection and ensure all students are on track for graduation. Directors of College Counseling may also teach college readiness lessons. Accountabilities Matriculation and College Acceptance 100% of students accepted to a College/University 50% of students accepted to Tier I/II College/University 100% of graduates matriculate to a College/University 25% of students matriculate to Tier I/Tier II College/University Student Achievement 96% students passing all classes (On track to graduate) 21 average ACT score 3.0 average GPA for seniors 100% of seniors on track to graduate Student Engagement 95% of students attend field lessons 75% of high school juniors attend Summer Away Experience 100% students complete community service hours 90% student persistence 93% high school persistence Staff Retention 85% college counseling team retention Responsibilities: Manage and lead the college counseling team to meet student achievement and department goals Ensure all students are on-track to graduate from high school Guide students and parents through the college search, admissions, and financial aid processes Support teachers in planning college field lessons and scheduling college visits to IDEA Teach RoadToand Through College (RTTC) classes to 9-12th graders Create the school's master class schedule and schedule all students Establish and maintain a cooperative working relationship with students and families based on trust, understanding and respect for the communities in which they identify. Participate in weekly manager check-ins, grade-level meetings, parent meetings, parent information sessions, before and after-school duties, and school wide meetings and functions Engage in summer and year-long district, school and personal learning and development Minimum of 40+ hours spent at school per week We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics: Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students. Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in counseling preferred Experience: At least 3 years of t eaching experience ; High School counseling experience preferred; Ability to write and speak Spanish preferred Certificate: Valid Texas Counseling certificate preferred Knowledge and Skills: Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment Experience in college admissions is preferable Ability to build solid student and family relationships Strong command of the English language both verbal and written Ability to manage other adults to achieve ambitious outcomes Proven track record of results with student academic progress Compensation: Salaries for this role typically fall between $61,828 and $78,831, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment. IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.
IDEA Public Schools San Antonio, TX, USA Full-time