Director of School and District Support Syracuse, New York (Part Time)
The National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL) the nation’s
leader on the frontline of urban K-12 education reform dedicated to expanding learning time to improve student achievement and enable a well-rounded education, seeks nominations and applications for the position of Director of School and District Support. Currently in a period of rapid growth, NCTL is leading the nation’s most ambitious effort through research, public policy and technical assistance to support national, state, and local initiatives that add significantly more school time for academic and enrichment opportunities to help children meet the demands of the 21st century.
The Director of School and District Support will be working side-by-side with district and school administrators, union leaders, teachers, parents, and community organizations to help build a better school day and year with more time. This includes helping district leaders create comprehensive planning processes that redesign the school day and year, from the ground up; working with districts to support funding for expanded time; assisting schools with improving implementation of their newly expanded schedules; supporting district leaders in developing expanded learning time efforts and building community support for expanded learning time.
The Director will consult on the design and delivery of technical assistance sessions; will serve as a coach and technical assistance advisor in Syracuse, New York; and be an expert presenter to school and district-level leaders in a variety of states.
The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:
Substantive knowledge of the education reform movement including deep understanding of existing school turnaround efforts.
Significant expertise and demonstrated success in advising education professionals, improving academic results, using data to enhance instruction, implementing initiatives to drive school improvement including considerable knowledge and skill in K-12 scheduling and in creative and effective budgeting practices and leveraging of financial resources.
A minimum of 8-10 years of relevant school and/or district leadership experience as a principal or district administrator with a track record of improving academic results and deep knowledge of school scheduling, budgeting, and the use of data to drive instructional improvement.
The ability to travel in-state frequently and travel out-of-state occasionally is required.
Experience working closely with diverse stakeholders including policymakers, union officials, superintendents, parent groups, and community organizations.
Exceptional oral and written communications skills with the capacity to move ideas from concept to implementation and the ability to synthesize, translate, and disseminate complex data into clear and understandable forms to broad and diverse audiences.
Excellent interpersonal skills and a management style combining respectful collaboration with disciplined productivity.
organizational skills teamed with a flexible and adaptable style. The ability to work both independently without close oversight and as a team player who will productively engage with others.
Strong fact-based analytic skills including the ability to collect, manage, and use data in order to inform and measure instructional improvement and academic outcomes. A results-driven approach to setting goals and celebrating accomplishments.
The ability to multitask and meet deadlines often within very tight timeframes, demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities, and the ability to communicate proactively.
The integrity, wisdom, persistence, and humor necessary to address the practicalities of a dynamic nonprofit moving through significant growth and continued national expansion.
Passion for the mission, vision, and values of NCTL. Experience working in an education reform and/or social change driven, entrepreneurial organization that has scaled nationally is preferred.
A Bachelors Degree is a must with an advanced degree in education, or a related field is preferred.
This is position will be based in New York
APPLICATIONS AND NOMINATIONS
Additional information about NCTL may be found at www.timeandlearning.org Applications including a cover letter describing your interest
and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), salary history, and where you learned of the position should be sent to: hr@... In order to expedite the internal sorting and review process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.
The National Center on Time & Learning is an equal opportunity employer.
NCTL offers a flexible work environment affording high capacity work with focus on work/life balance.