CAMPUS DIRECTOR - Somerville, MA
- ● LEAD - Supervise a team of AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows and volunteer teachers who inspire students in 6th-8th grade.
- ● IMPACT - Inspire students to set and achieve ambitious academic and personal goals
- ● TRANSFORM - Grow as a leader and as an educator while re-imagining the school day
- ● Instructional Leadership - Serve as the primary instructional leader for the Citizen Schools program. Model high-quality teaching, conduct consistent classroom observations and provide constructive feedback to staff and volunteers.
- ● Program Quality - Collaborate with school partners and Citizen Schools staff to share and analyze data from student assessments in order to drive student achievement. Lead initiatives to increase impact through high-quality apprenticeships, student retention, and focus on academic outcomes. Set meaningful individual and team goals and create concrete plans to attain them.
- ● Operations Management - Manage budget, campus expenses, and student data. Ensure the safety of all program participants and compliance with all Citizen Schools, state, and local standards.
- ● Campus Culture - Develop and support a strong, positive campus culture. Support students, staff, volunteers, families, and school partners to actively engage in the Citizen Schools program. Take a strength-based, inclusive approach to relationships and culture-building. Celebrate success and highlight small victories.
- ● Stakeholder Management - Serve as a relationship manager with the school administrative team. Establish effective family engagement and communication strategies that support the development of meaningful relationships. Increase community participation by building trust and creating opportunities for site visits, events, and local partnerships.
- ● Leadership Presence - Inspire others by modeling outstanding performance and calm under pressure. Express confidence in self and others, as well as a strong belief in the Citizen Schools program as a vehicle for student success. Relentlessly focus on goals and the vision for sustained success.
- ● Staff Management- Serve as supervisor, coach, and mentor for a team of first- and second-year educators. Develop and lead trainings that meet individual and team needs and align with regional and national goals. Provide opportunities for professional development that focuses on individual and team goals.
- ● Performance Management - Conduct performance reviews for all direct reports that identify strengths and areas for growth. Address performance challenges and prepare for potential staff transitions. Regularly update staff and team on performance and progress to goals.
- ● Team Building - Participate in annual and ongoing talent selection for both campus and regional teams. Give clear, accurate, and helpful feedback on candidates. Support the recruitment and retention of staff and volunteer Citizen Teachers.
- ○ (plays an active role in the recruitment and selection of staff)
- ● Educational Leadership. Educators with a track record of driving strong student outcomes, with a strong preference for experience with middle school students. At least one year of experience providing coaching and/or mentorship to new teachers.
- ● Inspiration. Leaders with demonstrated success in moving a team of educators towards achieving goals through culturally-responsive teaching and student support.
- ● Achievement. Goal-oriented drivers who take personal ownership for results and have a track record of overcoming barriers to achieve ambitious outcomes for both children and adults.
- ● Community. Mobilizers who believe education is a vital project that requires community-wide support.
- ● Team Building. Leaders with a proven track record of establishing and maintaining strong relationships with external partners. An affinity for creating buy-in from multiple stakeholders.
- ● At least two years of experience leading a K-12 classroom.
- ● At least four years of professional, post-undergraduate experience required.
- ● Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in a relevant subject preferred.
- ● Bilingual preferred; at a minimum, the ability to speak conversational Spanish required
What We Offer:
- ● An opportunity to work closely with smart, driven leaders focused on student impact.
- ● Participate and actively engage in regional and national retreats, trainings, and meetings with colleagues in the greater Citizen Schools network.
- ● A proven program model to make an immediate and long-term impact on the lives of middle school students.
- ● Competitive salary and full benefits: health care, 403(b), and three weeks of paid vacation and respite.
- ● Organization perks include a month-long sabbatical awarded after five years of employment.
- ● Professional development funds available after six months of employment.
To apply, please submit a resume and two short essay responses through our online application. PDF format strongly preferred.
About Citizen Schools
Operating in seven states nationwide, Citizen Schools works collaboratively with schools by connecting them with the second shift of educators: AmeriCorps service members and over 5,000 volunteer Citizen Teachers from community organizations, local businesses as well as major corporations like Google and Cognizant. Students benefit from mentorship and hands-on learning experiences that spark curiosity and illuminate the world of opportunity available through education. When you succeed as a Deputy Campus Director, you’ll see students measurably increase their sense of self-efficacy and ability to advocate for themselves while also achieving significant gains in math, reading, and writing. Learn more about our results by clicking here.