Position Overview: 

Great school leaders are critical to achieving our mission of preparing a diverse student population for success in a four-year college or university, and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society.  We leverage our work to have a broader impact on public education in America. 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’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!

Summit Public Schools is a leading charter management organization serving diverse communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington State with eleven schools currently serving over 3,600 students. Summit schools have seen tremendous successes, including:

  • 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 Sierra, in Seattle, was named one of the most innovative schools in the world

Summit is proud to help teachers and students around the country benefit from personalized learning through the Summit Learning Program.Summit Learning is a free program that provides teachers and schools across the U.S. with the resources they need to bring Summit Learning into the classroom. Summit is working closely with more than 300 schools across the country, serving over 20,000 students.

What You'll Do: 

The Assistant Director will have the following responsibilities in collaboration with the Executive Director:

  • Articulate a vision, strategy and set of goals that align with the mission of Summit Public Schools;
  • Ensure an effective academic program at the 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 coach and lead members of the faculty according to the organization’s mission, the campus priorities and the principals of personalized learning;
  • Attract, develop and retain a high performing faculty;
  • Lead the school's culture of data and use of information systems;
  • Cultivate strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders ;
  • Attend all Summit School Leadership team meetings and collaborate actively with other Directors;
  • Ensure a positive perception of Summit schools in the community through marketing and outreach;
  • Ensure that School Operations are met effectively and that priorities are mission-aligned;
  • Be aware of the political and legislative landscape as it applies to charter schools in general and one’s own school.

What You Need: 

  • 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)
  • 4+ years of teaching experience preferred
  • A Clear California Teaching Credential (or a commitment to obtain one). Administrative credential preferred.
  • Teaching experience within a Summit school or extensive teaching experience elsewhere (4+ years of teaching experience preferred)
  • Deep commitment to continuous improvement
  • A track record of successful leadership of teams resulting in student growth
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • 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.

We strive to recruit a diverse team. Summit Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, parenthood, citizenship status, creed, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Summit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

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