Vice President of Schools - San Antonio (2020-21)

San Antonio, TX, United States
Sep 21, 2019
Position at IDEA Public Schools

About San Antonio

San Antonio is the nation's 7 th largest city and boasts the highest rate of population growth across the U.S. As the San Antonio region continues to grow rapidly, IDEA is committed to increasing our community presence to provide the best experience for all families and children.

In May 2019, we are excited to welcome our first graduating seniors out of the 11,800 students we serve across 22 schools in the San Antonio region. We believe through the hard work of our passionate IDEA Team & Family, college acceptance and matriculation can be realized. Currently, 1 in 6 San Antonio students graduate college-ready. Changing this statistic for the better is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students.

Join our IDEA San Antonio family as we are poised to serve 29,000 students at 37 local schools by 2022.

Role Mission: The Vice President of Schools is a senior member of the regional leadership cabinet, directly managing a portfolio of schools, principals, and initiatives that impact the education of future graduates. The Vice President of Schools is responsible for the superior performance of schools in the regional portfolio.
  • S/he is a skilled manager and team leader with exemplary instructional and coaching acumen. Our Vice Presidents of Schools are the senior instructional leaders in the region - supporting the technical skill building, continuous improvement, and impressive results of schools academically, culturally, and in human capital practices.
  • S/he is driven by goals and uses data in making decisions, providing in-depth monitoring of regional performance metrics and producing compelling plans to motivate and inspire others to act and share investment in achieving operating outcomes. S/he can both build and execute strategy, motivate others to make change, and invest and build relationships with other business partners to support the ambitious academic outcomes of our schools.
  • S/he has a keen attention to detail and can also see the big picture. Our Vice President of Schools focus on building management capacity and ensure that all of our regional leaders are well equipped and on track to meet goals, additionally they are able to plan to reallocate resources as appropriate to meet the needs of the region.

  • Accountabilities:

    1. 100% of IDEA seniors are accepted and matriculate to college in the fall after their senior year
    • Develop and maintain a culture in which all students are expected to go to and graduate from college
    • Communicate these expectations to all students, families, and other key stakeholders regularly and ensure targeted follow-up with all seniors until they officially matriculate
    • Ensure that 50% of IDEA seniors are accepted to Tier I/II colleges or universities

    2. 25% of IDEA alumni graduate from college in 4 years; 55% of IDEA alumni graduate from college in 6 years
    • Develop and support a culture in which all students are expected to go to and graduate from college
    • Engage IDEA alumni throughout their college career, but particularly in their first two years in college to ensure they remain enrolled
    • Persist fall to spring
    • Remain enrolled in college

    3. School s receive 100% of distinctions from TEA based on end of year academic results
    • 100% of schools implement high quality curriculum leading to academic gains, including but not limited to: Direct Instruction, Hybrid Learning, AP for All, Critical Student Intervention.

    School Improvement
    • 100% of schools improve on 100% of unmet performance goals.
    • 100% of schools continue to meet/exceed met performance goals.

    4. School s meet all Academic Goals, which are: Student Achievement
    • 90% at Level II/30% at Level III on STAAR/EOC exams.
    • Junior Class ACT Average Score of 21
    • 90% of Pre-K-2nd students are on/above grade-level in reading, language, and math DI (all campuses).
    • 85% of 1st-2nd students are on/above grade-level in reading, language, and math DI (Year 2+ campuses)
    • 70% of 1st-2nd students are on/above grade-level in reading, language, and math DI (Year 1+ campuses)
    • Student Growth
    • 100% of schools will achieve Index 2 scores of 60 for Academies and 50 for College Preps for STAAR/EOC.
    • 50% of all students in CSI grow two or more years in Reading and Math.

    5. School attain 97.5% Average Daily Attendance.
    • Vocalize significance of attendance compliance procedures and ensure/monitor they are followed at every campus
    • 90% of students persist within the IDEA system year-to-year, no appeals
    • 100% of campuses meet enrollment target by close of business Friday of first week of school.
    • Manage healthy adult and student school culture, resulting in positive organizational health results, employee retention, student persistence, and family feedback (assessed informally).
    • Develop school administrators into transformational individuals who can lead their campuses

    6. Hire and keep 100% of top talent
    • Retain 85% of all Principals and 95% of high-performing Principals.
    • 100% of school mee ts instructional staff retention goal of 85%
    • 100% of school mee ts teacher retention goal of 85%
    • 100% of school meet s staff hiring goals and timelines
    • Ensure high-quality talent review process at least twice per year for teachers and for leaders
    • 83% / 43% Agree/Strongly Agree Organizational Health Results for schools

    Developing Talent
    • 100% of school measur es te acher development, aligned to the GET rubric, and show s growth for 100% of teachers.

    7. Organization Improvement: Organizational Guidance
    • Represent s chool when approving, guiding, providing feedback, or collaborating with HQ partners around district initiatives, policies, and systems.
    • Successfully leverage key relationships in 100% of functional areas, to ask for feedback and provide guidance for both campuses and HQ partners.
    • Accurately differentiate initiatives for 100% of schools, fostering innovation through earned autonomy and leader collaboration.

    Results-focused Coordination
    • With ED, coordinate with, develop and provide feedback to ensure 100% of goals are met for the following campus partners:
    • HA Partners: Regional Directors of Instructional Coaching, Directors of Leader Development, Talent Partners and leader hiring managers
    • Program Partners: both internal (e.g. curriculum team, curriculum managers, Individualized Learning Managers) and external (e.g. NIFDI, NMSI)
    • Operations Partners: Regional Directors of Operations
    • College Success and Alumni Success Team Partners

    8. L ives and embodies the values of IDEA
    • Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
    • Is driven by meaningful outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
    • Prioritizes quality learning for both students and adults
    • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
    • 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, and actively self-reflects on gaps.
    • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes

    Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • Manage and develop , often in coordination with partner principal on campus for Assistant Principal of Operations, SIS Coordinator, Academic Counselor
    • Analyze student achievement data to identify trends and strategize approaches to improve instruction
    • Facilitate exceptional student achievement through supporting campus-based instructional coaching

    • Education: Bachelor's Degree required; Master's preferred
    • Experience: 3 + years of teaching experience; 3 + years of school leadership experience
    • Proven track record of achieving success and of leading others

    • Salary for this role typically falls between $ 115,500 and $ 143 ,800, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.

    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.

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