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Job Opening: NCTL Director of School & District Support (Part Time)

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  • Joanna Hurier
    National Center on Time & Learning Director of School & District Support (Part Time) in Hartford, CT The National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL) the
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 15, 2013
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      National Center on Time & Learning Director of School & District Support (Part Time) in Hartford, CT

      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.
      Together with the Ford Foundation, NCTL is completing the first year of its groundbreaking TIME Collaborative initiative, a multi-state public-private partnership designed to create schools with more and better learning time. �With five leadership states (Colorado, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Tennessee), participating in the TIME Collaborative, NCTL has the potential to pave the way for large-scale, high-quality expanded learning time across the country. Specifically, NCTL is guiding districts and schools in implementing ELT by eliminating barriers to affecting change in public systems of education.� NCTL will provide valuable support in helping states and districts identify ELT funding�through use of the (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) ESEA waiver flexibility, and the Ford Foundation will fund state and district capacity building and NCTL’s technical assistance to states, districts, and schools to enable high-quality implementation.��
      This initiative, which is devoted to increased learning time as a central strategy in the national education reform arena, will significantly raise the national profile on the need for expanded learning time for high-poverty students, and will catalyze the adoption of expanded learning time in key states and districts by crystallizing and building momentum for the expansion of local movements.�
      Reporting to the Senior Director of School & District Support and working closely with NCTL’s Knowledge Management team, the Director of School and District Support will be a sophisticated education leader with the expertise to support the development and implementation of expanded learning time initiatives at district, and school levels.
      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 Connecticut; and be an expert presenter to school and district-level leaders in a variety of states.�

      ·���������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.
      ·���������Strong 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 a part time position based in Connecticut***

      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.

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