May 02, 2021

Achievement Manager

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • San Jose, CA, USA
Full-time Curriculum

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

The Regional Achievement Manager will build instructional staff capacity and elevate student achievement in the region, balancing consistency across Rocketship Public Schools with the unique needs of each school and region. The regional achievement manager will work with a subset of approximately 3-5 schools.

The position will report to the Director of Schools.

This position is contingent on term-limited supplemental funding and will be reassessed annually.

Essential Functions:
    • Design:

    • Work in partnership with the network STEM and ELA team and regional leadership to personalize Rocketship resources for a regional context including but not limited to, unit and lesson plans, model videos, professional development, skill labs, and data analysis tools all aligned to Common Core Standards
    • Create & curate a library of teacher-facing instructional supports, including but not limited to, unit and lesson plans, model videos, and exemplar artifacts
    • Develop expertise in regional STEM & ELA assessments to ensure instructional resources are aligned with assessment standards and format when needed.


    • Coaching:

    • Coach schools in your portfolio in priority areas, such as close reading, phonics, guided reading, STEM core lesson, STEM corrective instruction, etc.
    • Facilitate ongoing training, coaching, and professional development for school leaders and teachers to build the capacity and skills of instructional staff and school leaders
    • Provide regular, in-person coaching and other support to school leaders as they conduct formal classroom observations, and provide feedback to teachers and school leaders
    • Work in partnership with Directors of Schools, Humanities and STEM teams, to provide additional professional development and coaching.


    • Data Driven Leadership and Planning:

    • Assess the effectiveness of implementation of academic priorities and identify greatest instructional levers for student engagement growth, and proficiency. This includes supporting school leaders and building teacher capacity to analyze student data (e.g. Unit Assessment, STEP, MAP) to determine instructional response.
    • Support timely and complete execution of regional and network assessments (e.g. MAP, State Test, Unit and Cumulative Assessments, Fluency testing, STEP, LNS)
    • Maintain a close working relationship with other members of the Network Support Team (NeST-Rocketship's centralized office that operates in support of its schools and regions), especially Achievement and Analytics teams to ensure alignment of expectations, deep knowledge of resources, and coordination of efforts.


    • Supplemental responsibilities:

    • Monitor regional state, district and authorizer accountability requirements related to academic achievement including communications with local agencies and coordination with school and network teams to ensure teams are informed about implications of requirements.
    • Support the Schools Team in design, implementation and assessment, toward initiatives that improve student academic outcomes.

Qualifications:
    • At least 2 years of classroom teaching experience, with a demonstrated track record of excellent student achievement results.
    • At least 2 years of school leadership experience, with a demonstrated record of successfully managing adults towards achievement outcomes preferred
    • Demonstrated expertise in successfully addressing the Common State Standards
    • Content: Deep understanding of elementary instructional and pedagogical content in humanities and STEM
    • Adult learning design: Experience designing strong and innovative professional development and adult learning opportunities at scale
    • Collaboration: Exceptionally strong collaboration skills; able to listen, learn, and understand content across teams within the organization and integrate diverse perspectives into the work
    • Influence: Ability to engage and invest diverse stakeholders across multiple teams without direct authority
    • Facilitation: Ability to facilitate group and one on one programming that engages and inspires participants
    • Communication: Excellent oral and written communication
    • Operational effectiveness: Prioritizes time and actions in alignment with organizational needs
    • Comfort with ambiguity and ability to ask the right questions to set direction
    • Initiative: Ready to act and seize opportunities; drives personal growth and takes ownership over work
    • Demonstrated knowledge of, and support for, Rocketship's mission, vision, and educational model

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.

Compensation:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy . For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

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