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Assistant Director

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Acceleration Academies Hialeah , FL 33002

Posted 3 months ago

Position Title: Assistant Director

FTE: 1.0

Location: Acceleration Academies Miami (Hialeah)

Minimum Hiring Standards

Education: Masters Degree or higher, in Education or other relevant fields.

Years of Experience: 5 or more years of relevant experience.

Years of Managerial / Supervisory Experience: 3 or more years of direct supervisory experience.

Background Check: Demonstration of a clear criminal history pursuant to the background check processes set forth by state and federal law.

Role Expectations

We are looking for an entrepreneurial and student-centered administrator who is committed to assisting with the leadership and expansion of our unique and highly engaged blended learning model. Our Assistant Directors assist our District Directors with leadership of one or more academies and support the District Director in carrying out the organizations mission at the local level, including (1) establishing expectations, providing support and managing accountability for all site-based instructional and non-instructional staff, (2) ensuring equity in programming for the academies diverse learners, (3) establishing connections within the broader community to expand services for students, (4) making strategic program adjustments based on formative and summative data, (5) managing all program operations to ensure fiscal sustainability and legal compliance, and (6) leveraging available resources to increase enrollment and improve student outcomes, ensuring overall program success.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual (Spanish preferred)

  • Prior work or volunteer experience with at-risk students in an alternative setting.

  • Prior training or experience with case management in an education or social service environment.

  • Strong commitment to creating and maintaining a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention System) culture for Graduation Candidates and staff.

  • Proven commitment to supporting disengaged students and helping to create academic and personal breakthroughs that will significantly improve their odds of success.

  • Strong understanding of and comfort with the use of technology in an educational setting.

  • Comfort with a workshop/coaching approach to instruction.

  • Experience with any of the following: project-based learning, portfolio assessment, competency-based education, cooperative learning, integration of technology and cross-disciplinary learning, alternative assessments and integrating school to career experiences into the curriculum

  • Strong commitment to supporting literacy and problem solving across the curriculum.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Role Responsibilities

  • Lead and maintain a well-organized, clean and inviting Academies.

  • Lead and manage Academy staff, keeping them strongly connected to the mission of Acceleration Academies.

  • Create and maintain a positive school culture and lead the instructional and/or operational vision of the Acceleration Academy program.

  • Ensure compliance with local, state and federal education mandates (i.e. ESE, ESOL, Title 9, etc.)

  • Provide ongoing feedback and support in the growth and development of all staff members and students connected to goals and milestones.

  • Build systems of accountability and support using data to drive decisions and determine whether outcomes are successful or in need of adjustment.

  • Work collaboratively with the District Director to deliver district-contracted agreements.

  • Act as the secondary point of contact between the Academy and the District as well as the Academy and community organizations.

  • Oversee positive relationship building and collaboration among staff, students, and their families.

  • Assist with the development of Graduation Candidate individual learning pathways, individual Graduation Candidate support plans, and conduct regular formative and summative assessments to gauge individual student progress.

  • Use technology and Learning Management Systems to track student progress, assign interventions, and support course completion as determined in individual graduation candidate learning pathways.

  • Participate in IEP committee meetings and annual reviews.

  • Use technology and Learning Management Systems to track student progress, assign interventions, and support course completion as determined in individual graduation candidate learning pathways.

  • Conduct regular data collaboration sessions with Academy staff.

  • Create schedules for employees to ensure adequate and effective staffing at all sites.

  • Manage and distribute Graduation Candidate incentives.

  • Perform other related duties to assure smooth, effective and efficient functioning.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment and Work Demands

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is consistent with that of a collaborative school environment.

Acceleration Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. It is understood that other related duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all aspects of the position, described above satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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Assistant Director

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Acceleration Academies