REPORTS TO: Superintendent/Executive Director FLSA CATEGORY: Exempt LEVEL: Management
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS: Responsible for driving the strategic leadership, development and management of educational strategies, plans and services designed to enhance and ensure student achievement and success and to prepare students to function effectively in the marketplace; performs other duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Any one position may not include all the duties listed nor do all the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class.
Provides leadership and guidance in strategic planning and organizational change.
Conceptualizes and articulates strategies to improve student achievement.
Brings creativity to instructional methods, plans and implementation.
Provides leadership and guidance to the instructional management team and collaborates with them in the development, implementation and assessment of programs designed to improve student achievement.
Confers with Superintendent/Executive Director and management team to coordinate and implement strategic efforts.
Oversees and provides leadership to student support services (ELL, Special Education and testing).
Establishes and supervises student discipline procedures and programs.
Oversees the coordination of school programs and events (graduation, WASC, CCR, etc.).
Manages projects, team members and/or other staff.
Provides leadership and participation in enlisting school-wide efforts by staff.
Ensures that Education Directors and other staff provide support to administrators in plan development, self reviews, instructional leadership, teacher evaluation, compliance reviews, measurement and evaluation of education outcome data, and making data-driven decisions.
Hires, provides ongoing training and evaluation assigned staff.
Mentors, guides and trains instructional managers to ensure program, student and customer service goals are achieved and that leadership and teamwork are developed and practiced.
Provides one-to-one management and coaching support for instructional managers.
Provides leadership to ensure appropriate management and teamwork skills are developed and practiced.
Assesses and analyzes student and program needs and outcomes through appropriate, multiple measures that show clear results and authentic student growth towards standards and graduation.
Evaluates and analyzes trends and policy issues relating to charter schools, facilities, operations and monitors California Charter School legislation.
Coordinates efforts with Visions business management to enhance student services.
Forms key partnerships charter organizations, educational partners, local law enforcement and social service agencies.
Promotes community partnerships to provide support for the Pathways to College and Career readiness.
Provides guidance, leadership and input in the development of operational strategies, processes and programs that support instruction.
Monitors, evaluates and analyzes trends and policy issues relating to charter schools and student achievement.
Ensures program compliance with Visions Charter, state and federal charter school laws and related educational laws.
Creates and maintains assigned budgets.
Participates in the development of the strategic plan, LCAP, annual goals and objectives, budget and resource allocation.
Prepares cumulative reports to the Board of Directors and all stakeholders on academic growth and progress.
May act as the Executive Director in the absence of the Executive Director.
Possession of a valid California teaching credential.
Possession of a valid California administrative credential.
Administrative experience in instructional leadership. Prefer individual with knowledge of charter schools, a home school program, or an independent study program.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Experienced, highly motivated, well-organized individual who can help take the organization to the next level in terms of student achievement and team leadership.
Experience conceiving, designing and managing strategies and programs that facilitate organizational change and/or improvement.
Demonstrated success partnering with senior management in developing, managing and evaluating business plans and strategies.
Ability to think strategically while having the skills to handle day-to-day details and problems.
History of success in roles requiring logical, systematic thinking while managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency and diplomacy, both independently and as part of a management team.
Ability to work confidentially.
Ability to develop short-range and long-range business and program plans.
Knowledge in learning theories, human needs, and curriculum development and assessment.
Knowledge of school finance and budget.
Knowledge of charter school laws and regulations.
Knowledge of staffing, organization, selection, and supervision of personnel.
Ability to demonstrate, use and motivate others to the highest level of customer service.
Skill in defining problems, collecting information, establishing facts, evaluating alternative solutions, problem solving and drawing valid conclusions.
Written and oral communication skills requiring clarity and diplomacy in communicating with a broad and diverse audience.
Knowledge, skill and ability to use a wide variety of office equipment including, but not limited to: personal computers, associated software programs (including Windows, word-processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentation, database and web based applications), e-mail, Internet, copiers, faxes and phones.
Possession of a valid California driver’s license, availability of a vehicle and evidence of vehicle insurance.
Willingness and ability to travel locally and within the surrounding counties.
Willingness to work irregular hours/days including evenings, weekends, holidays, and on-call for emergencies.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES The physical requirements below are necessary to perform the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable a person with a disability to perform these functions.
Work environment is a combination of an office setting with frequent travel. Requires willingness and ability to work effectively and move about in an office and travel on a frequent basis to local locations and to surrounding counties.
Physical, mental and emotional stamina to work an eight-hour shift (and sometimes more hours) under sometimes-stressful conditions, with frequent distraction and interruptions and deal with angry/upset people in a calm and professional manner.
Sufficient hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity to use a wide variety of office and computer equipment, to keyboard and write, file, and maintain records and reports.
Sufficient hearing to conduct in-person and telephone conversations.
Ability to speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distance, on the telephone and in addressing groups.
Sufficient visual acuity to see and read small print.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time, up to an eight-hour shift (with the exception of lunch and breaks).
Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, push/pull, lift, stand, and walk on an occasional basis to file, move equipment or supplies or take work from one location to another.
Sufficient mobility to enter/exit a vehicle and drive to various locations locally and to surrounding counties.
A valid California teaching credential and a valid California administrative credential, required.
Please attach resume, 2 letters of reference, and cover letter detailing your experience which qualifies you for the position.
Visions In Education offers a generous medical/dental/vision benefits package and also makes STRS contributions.
About Visions In Education Charter School
Visions In Education is one the largest TK-12 Public Charter School serving northern California. We provide educational options for those students and families seeking alternatives to the traditional public school setting. Visions In Education has successfully supported students and families for over 18 years and is a growing, thriving organization.
We have built our organization based upon hiring the most qualified people and helping them acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our students and families choose us as their school because we provide great teachers, systems and technology to achieve their educational goals.