Position Title: Assistant Director
The Assistant Director works to ensure that the mission and vision of the school is implemented effectively. To do this they collaborate with the Executive Director to oversee instructional leadership, faculty, students, operations, facilities, and managing positive relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.
Who we are:
- Summit Public Schools is a leading charter management organization serving diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington State with currently 11 schools serving over 3,000 students. Through the Summit Learning Program, we have partnered with over 100 public schools in twenty-seven states and the District of Columbia and are providing over 20,000 students a truly personalized learning experience.
- Summit’s mission is to ensure that every student has the opportunity to not only attend, but succeed in, a four-year college or university. Driven by our unwavering commitment to our core values, Summit works every day to ensure our students are receiving a world-class education. We seek phenomenal individuals with the talents needed to transform children's lives, as well as those who are interested in working on the cutting edge of education. If you're excited by the prospect of transformative growth for yourself, as well as the students, schools, and communities we serve, Summit may be the place for you!
- 99 percent of Summit students have been accepted to one or more four-year colleges, and its graduates are completing college at double the national average
- Fast Company named Summit Public Schools a top 10 most innovative organization in education
- Our two flagship schools, Summit Prep and Everest, are named among US News & World Report's Best High Schools of 2015, and also ranked among America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post
- Summit has a fully Common Core aligned curriculum and has worked with university, technology, and non-profit partners to continually improve. This curriculum is made available for free to our many Summit Learning partners across the nation and, soon, around the world. You can explore the curriculum here, using the demo code qwbhiscx.
Summary of Responsibilities:
The Assistant Director will have the following responsibilities:
- Articulate a vision, strategy and set of goals that align with the mission of Summit Public Schools;
- Ensure an effective academic program at their school site that accelerates outcomes for all students and meets the vision and mission;
- Ensure a strong student culture that meets the mission of college readiness, strong character and strong community;
- Actively develop leadership competencies connected with the Leadership rubric;
- Attract, develop and retain a high performing faculty;
- Lead the school's culture of data, use of information systems, analysis of data, and plan for innovative integration of technology into academic and operations programs, with the intent to improve student outcomes;
- Cultivate strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders (SPS board, authorizing board, local school partners and community based partners);
- Ensure that school-based fundraising goals are achieved each year;
- Collaborate actively with other Executive Directors;
- Ensure a positive perception of Summit schools in community through marketing and outreach;
- Ensure that School Operations are met effectively and that priorities are mission aligned;
Qualifications & Skills:
- Commitment to uphold Summit’s values and belief that all children deserve a rigorous, college-preparatory education
- At least a Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree in Education and/or participation in the Leadership Fellows program is preferred but not required)
- Teaching experience within a Summit school or extensive teaching experience elsewhere required
- Deep commitment to continuous improvement
- A track record of academic success and a commitment to education reform
- Strong people management skills, with the ability to motivate, inspire, develop and collaborate with a diverse group of leaders, teachers, staff members, and community members
- Ability to provide honest, actionable and timely feedback that results in improved performance;
- Meet health clearance, and pass the reference, background/criminal checks, per education code.