DI Program Manager- Permian Basin (21-22)

Location
Midland, TX, United States
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Ref
2020-1602
Description
Position at IDEA Public Schools

About IDEA Public Schools :  

 

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that   all   our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years - that's 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!  

 
IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA's co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve  over 65,000  students across Texas and Louisiana. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions an d new launches in  Tampa Bay , FL  (2021) ,  and  Jacksonville, FL (2022) !  

 

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.  

 

To learn more about IDEA, check out this   video .  

About Permian Basin

 

Permian Basin is a large region encompassing the majority of West Texas. When you think of the Permian Basin, think oil country, Friday Night Lights, sunny days, and gorgeous sunsets. The two major cities that IDEA Public Schools will serve are Midland and Odessa, located about 15 miles from each other and situated almost exactly halfway between El Paso and Fort Worth.

 

Though only 17% of residents have a college degree, the community is eager to innovate, partner, and transform the education system for the next generation of scholars. IDEA Public Schools is proud to launch in Permian Basin as a high-quality education opportunity for families, with a commitment to serve over 10,000 students at scale by launching 14 schools across Midland and Odessa.  

Role Mission:  The DI Program Manager serves as an expert in Direct Instruction for Pre-K-2 DI within an assigned region, managing and supporting student academic achievement through data analysis, consistent quality coaching and training of leaders. As a national team member, the DI Program Manager will collaborate across regions  and with NIFDI  to implement comprehensive, user friendly and aligned processes that empower school leaders to lead instruction, increase teacher effectiveness and maximize student results.  

 

Accountabilities   

 
  • Ensure successful implementation of DI in grades Pre-K-2 for a cohort of schools within assigned region so that schools meet the district end of year Pre-K-2 DI student achievement goals.   
    • Provide  group /regroup/test up  recommendations   based on DI Placement /DIBELS  test   results    
    • Conduct in field observations, coaching and support to  school leaders   
    • Support effective DI In struction through weekly data analysis, feedback, observations and coaching   
    • Facilitate  and/or  participate in  Weekly Data Calls  to provide  clear next steps  via the  Weekly  Data Analysis Summary    
    • Communicate priorities so that  schools  meet district student  achievement  goals   
    • Manage and communicate processes related to PK-2 DI implementation, so that leaders in the region are tightly aligned around priorities. Such as:  
    • Participate in operating mechanisms for region to facilitate communication: check-ins/business partnership meetings  
    • Utilize regional newsletters as primary mode of communication to cascade information and/or action items    
    • Troubleshoot in person or remotely, formally or informally with school leaders as needed  
  • Manage district wide systems and processes for DI at the regional level such as DI Testing,  PK-2  DI Academy, BoY Roster creation, BoY/EoY Roster Verification, DI Online, Mid-Year Hire, NIFDI and other Pre-K-2 related trainings  so that schools meet the district end of year Pre-K-2 DI student achievement goals.   
    • Collaborate with appropriate teams to determine the process for  PK-2 related trainings , attendance and logistics   
    • Define process and checkpoints for leaders and teachers for registration so that  participants  enroll in appropriate sessions of  PK-2  DI Academy ,  PK-2  DI Academy  make-up,  PK Institute, DI Systems Overview  and all related NIFDI trainings  (Coaching Academ ies I, II, III, III plus, IV, Peer Coaches Training-Level A, B, C)  
    • Provide training and accountability for school leaders in key processes throughout the year such as roster creation and verification and student testing   
    • Collaborate with the  Director of Academics-PK-2  and participate in the design and roll out of Pre-K Institute  and other related PK-2 trainings  
  • Prioritize and support  school  lead team members who manage DI teachers so that  90% of  schools meet  defined capacity building targets .  
    • Track and monitor leader   training s  so that appropriate staff complete all required training s    
    • Track and monitor teacher -leader  training so that appropriate staff complete A, B, C Coach Training ,  as well as ,  Trainer of Trainers  
    • Leverage teacher leader c apacity, such as using Trainer  of Trainers to deliver mid-year hire training as needed  
  • Facilitate business partnerships with NIFDI Project Directors and  school  leaders at NIFDI supported schools within assigned region       
    • Co-facilitate quarterly trend meetings with Chief Program Officer,  Director of Academics PK-2   and NIFDI Project Directors to facilitate data analysis and next steps ,  so that school leaders develop continuously toward autonomy and student achievement increases quarterly toward goals  
    • Create and maintain operating mechanisms with Project Directors so that the business partnership with NIFDI serves the needs of  schools  and maximizes  new  leader growth   
    • Engage resources such as Teachboost, Problem Solving Summaries, DI Online and  Locus Dashboard  to identify patterns and trends and communicate with NIFDI Project Directors to provide communication to  NIFDI Implementation Managers and  schools about strategies and next steps for improvement  
    • Collaborate with NIFDI P roject  D irector s and campus leaders to identify teacher leaders to attend Peer Coaches Training and/or NIFDI Coaching Academies to build a strong pipeline for campus lead team positions  
  • We look for Team and Family who embody the followingvaluesand characteristics:  
    • Believes and is committed to our missionand being an agent of change: that all studentsare capable of gettingto and through college  
    • Has demonstrated effectiveoutcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them  
    • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improvequickly  
    • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes  
    • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change  
    • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization  
    • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationshipsin order toachieve outcomes  
    • We believe in education asa professionand hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.  

    Competencies:  

     
    • Mission Focus  - Focuses on IDEA's core purpose of getting all students into college, with a particular focus on designing an academic program that achieves that goal  
    • Record of Results  - Holds high expectations for self and others to achieve and surpass intended goals  
    • Problem Solving  - Able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data and opportunities to develop strategies for achieving quantifiable goals, with a particular focus on student achievement data  
    • Communication  - Effectively conveys information using a variety of channels and techniques  
    • Continuous Improvement  - Proactively identifies opportunities to improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide future decisions  

     

    Qualifications:  
    • Education:  Bachelor's Degree  required  
    • Experience:    
    • Minimum of 2 years  DI teaching experience in  any of the following programs:   
    • Reading Mastery, Signatures Language   
    • Minimum of 2 years managing DI program implementation and instruction   

     

    Knowledge and Skills:  
    • Strong k nowledge of multiple DI Programs such as Reading Mastery,  Signatures Language,   DISTAR, Espanol to English , Corrective Reading   
    • Ability to analyze data, identify trends/priorities, as well as, strategies and next steps  
    Compensation:
    Salary range is $78,141-$95,332 based on experience and qualifications relevant to this role.

    IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.