2021-22 Dean of Instruction (Mathematics)
REPORTS TO: Site Principal Position SummaryEducation for Change is looking for dynamic and visionary instructional leaders who will engage with teachers and leaders to ensure high student achievement. The Dean of Instruction collaborates closely with the Director of Math and the leaders at each school in communicating and supporting the mission of Education for Change, maintaining the focus on high student achievement for all students, creating a collaborative, results-oriented professional learning community, analyzing and responding to data, supporting teachers in their growth, and evaluating and responding to the effectiveness of instructional practices. They engage teachers in learning in the most effective way that ensures ALL children achieve at high levels prepared to succeed in any setting. The Dean of Instruction will know how to successfully work in an urban elementary school with a high English Learner and low-income population. About Education for Change Public SchoolsFounded in 2005, Education for Change (EFC) is a charter management organization that was created as a partnership between Oakland Unified School District and the education reform community in order to leverage the flexibilities in charter law to facilitate greater innovation and to address the underperformance of our most vulnerable student populations. EFC is Oakland’s largest charter operator, serving over 2,700 students in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of East Oakland. Five of six of our schools were formerly OUSD schools that converted to EFC to leverage the flexibility and agility provided by charter law for greater outcomes for our students. Responsibilities:Math teacher coachingSupport math teachers’ implementation of curriculum, utilizing the best teaching practices and ensuring that all students are meeting mathematics goals Work collaboratively with the Instructional team to identify professional development needs; develop and lead professional development Maintain current systems and assist in designing, coordinating, and monitoring the implementation of a research-based curriculum aligned to a math framework Collaborate with principal and home office leadership to lead, manage, and evaluate the effectiveness of the math program and use data as the driver for all professional development, teacher support, and programmatic shifts Support teachers during grade level and team meetings Other duties as assigned Instructional Leadership:Establish and maintain an instruction- and results-oriented professional learning community Analyze performance and observational data to determine professional development needs, including content and pedagogical knowledge, specific grade level needs, teacher coaching, and support Monitor student performance data and the effectiveness of instructional tools, responses and interventions Provide concrete and actionable feedback for teachers to drive instructional improvement and student growth Communicate a sense of urgency around student academic needs Required Qualifications:Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience Knowledge of curriculum and administrative practices Must possess a growth mindset and be able to use feedback to refine practice Successful experience working in a collaborative environment Experience working with diverse communities Desired Qualifications:Experience as a teacher leader, instructional coach, or site leader Masters Degree Knowledge of the Common Core standards and instructional practices aligned with those standards Experience integrating technology as a teaching tool Strong data analysis skill Experience working with English Language Learners Experience coaching, mentoring or developing teachers Strong community-building skills Outstanding communication and organization skills EFC Core ValuesConnected- We continually work to build trusting relationships among students, families, staff, and the Oakland community at large. We are an all-hands-on-deck network driven by empathy. We value our collective identity and the individual identities of our community members and scholars such that we have a sense of collective ownership and responsibility for each other and for our scholars. Inclusive- We proactively disrupt predictable patterns of opportunity, power, privilege, and performance. We create an inclusive environment where multiple perspectives are not only valued but sought, where people from all backgrounds feel seen and heard and can thrive, and where we all feel a deep sense of accountability to our mission. Interdependent- Our success at every level is dependent on our individual and collective sustainability. To that end, we are transparent, creative, and collaborative problem-solvers who seek to build trusting relationships. We are curious and are open to new ideas while also putting systems in place to ensure continuity so that our employees can stay, grow, thrive, and help make good on our promise to our students and families. Learners- We support each other to develop and grow so that we can leverage our collective power, intelligence, and passion on behalf of our students. We lean on home-grown leaders who are rooted in our community. Individuals feel known and are provided opportunities to maximize their potential in alignment with their passions and goals.