Company Name:

EL Education, Inc.

Location:

Oakland, California

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Education

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:

Master's Degree

Posted

March 5, 2018

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School Designer, Oakland

ABOUT THE POSITION

The School Designer collaborates with school partners to lead strategic school improvement to transform student achievement through implementation of the EL Core Practices and EL Education’s design principles. This position may also include strategic and tactical support to districts in implementing student-engaged assessment, as well as EL Education’s Common Core literacy curriculum and instructional practices. The School Designer works in four to eight schools, collaborating with a team of EL Education coaches and regional leadership.

 

The School Designer position is an ideal opportunity for someone to play an active role in a growing and dynamic organization that is committed to helping students across the U.S. attain high levels of academic achievement in essential knowledge and skills, high quality work and character. Specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

 

School-based Professional Development and Leadership Support

  • Working with school leaders and teachers to identify their needs and assets and develop strategic plans to reach organizational goals through implementation of EL Education

  • Assisting teachers and leaders in organizing and developing high quality curriculum aligned to standards and EL Core Practices

  • Coaching for implementation of active and engaging instructional practices that promote equity and high expectations

  • Establishing practices that build school culture and foster character development

  • Guiding school leadership in developing systems and structures to support sustained implementation

  • Designing strategic and customized professional development and coaching cycles to support the work and build leadership capacity

 

District-level Professional Development

  • Providing strategic planning support to district and charter leaders in collaboration with the leadership team

  • Designing and leading high-quality, engaging professional development, in collaboration with internal team members, that supports educators in:Leadership development

  • Implementation of EL’s Common Core literacy curriculum and Common Core aligned instructional and assessment strategies

  • Student-engaged assessment

  • Supporting the development and dissemination of EL professional development aligned to the Common Core and other best practices in multiple formats:

  • Face-to-face professional institutes agenda development and facilitation

  • Virtual/blended professional development agenda development and facilitation

  • Co-creating agendas, supporting materials, videos, webinars, etc. to memorialize and standardize the professional development sequences related to our clients

 

Other responsibilities to be assigned as needed

 

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

School Designers believe deeply in EL Education’s mission and display a record of achievement.

 

A successful candidate will have:

  • A master’s degree in education, leadership or a related field

  • Required minimum 5 years classroom teaching experience, preferably in EL Education or similar schools in an urban setting

  • Significant experience in school and/or district leadership with an emphasis on school reform and organizational change

  • Remarkable leadership qualities, national caliber presentation, facilitation, and organizational skills, and personal characteristics to work effectively with educators of all backgrounds

  • Proven experience and deep craft in the development and delivery of professional development

  • Strong background in reading and writing across the curriculum, data-driven planning and project-based learning

  • Self-directed and proactive in coming to solutions for complex organizational and conceptual challenges

  • Exceptional organizational skills, with an ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment

  • Experience with or enthusiasm for working with virtual teams across different geographical sites

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with a record of high performance in a variety of roles on teams

  • Willingness to travel up to 40% and work flexible hours (e.g. ability to work and travel some weekends with comp days in return)

  • Residence in (or willingness to move to) the Bay  area (Oakland preferred)

  • Primary literacy expertise preferred

  • Spanish speaking ability preferred

  • Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Company Name:

EL Education, Inc.

Location:

Oakland, California

Approximate Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Job Category:

Education

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Experience:

5 - 10 years

Required Education:

Master's Degree

Posted

March 5, 2018

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