Director of School Culture

 

The mission of our schools is to educate responsible citizen scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. Core to achieving this mission is building high-quality relationships with families and supporting enrollment at our schools.


 

  Who You Are

 

  • An education reformer with experience working in schools and with an unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars. 
  • A professional with a proven ability to work collaboratively and flexibly with a diverse team of teachers and administrators.
  • A youth mentor with the skills to help students navigate and succeed in a high expectations school culture.
  • A clear communicator who appreciates that how something is said is as important as what is said
  • Someone who regularly seeks out feedback and is able to implement at a quick pace
  • A detail-oriented planner 
  • Someone who can manage their time well, prioritize tasks, and manages up to leaders for support when unsure of how to do the above
  • A graduate of a Bachelor’s degree program (required), with prior school-based work experience (preferred).

 

  What You’ll Do

 

  • Collaborate with staff and school based personnel, to train and develop leaders across the organization to actualize the school culture vision.
  • Create, implement, and maintain strong systems that support, monitor and sustain a disciplined school culture of high academic and behavioral standards aligned with school goals and vision.
  • Utilize and leverage scholar culture data to drive positive school culture and to inform scholar support plans
  • Monitor, manage and hold scholars accountable to the expectations of the DREAM Office.  
  • Implement consistent school-wide management practices for all students and individualized management plans incorporating discipline, structure, appropriate incentives, and high expectations.
  • Assume responsibility for the academic and social progress of all students, as a member of the leadership team.
  • Communicate effectively and maintain consistent, professional relationships with students, families, and colleagues.
  • Set agenda and direction for Scholar Support Team meetings by scheduling and managing all details
  • In partnership with the school leader, coach and support all staff on school culture skill development via professional development, weekly staff huddles, classroom observations, and one on one coaching support, as needed.
  • Manage positive behavior programs and incentives, as directed by the school leader.

 

Requirements and Qualifications:

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited institution
  • Experience managing adults in a public school setting
  • Teaching experience required
  • Experience with building culturally responsive teaching practices
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience leading in a historically underserved community
  • Well-developed communication and problem-solving skills
  • Experience developing and leading professional development



  Compensation

 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with your experience. Democracy Prep employees are provided with a benefits package that includes medical, vision, and dental insurance, parental leave, tuition reimbursement, a smartphone, and a laptop. Along with participating in the mandatory TRS, employees have the choice of enrolling in a pre-tax 403b or post-tax Roth with Democracy Prep.

 

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Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.



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