VP, School Operations
- ExpandED Schools
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ABOUT EXPANDED SCHOOLS BY TASC (THE AFTER-SCHOOL CORPORATION)
TASC is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing all students with expanded learning opportunities that support, educate, and inspire them. Now in our second decade, we developed and are currently implementing a re-invention of the traditional school day. We call this effort ExpandED Schools.
ExpandED Schools work to give kids in public schools more time and a wider range of opportunities to learn. With at least 2.5 more hours of learning time each day, students in ExpandED Schools have more time for academic support, enrichment, the arts, physical activity, and STEM education.
We’ve seen early empirical success with this effort. ExpandED Schools are more academically challenging, more engaging, and keep kids safe. Students in our schools are outpacing peers in academics and social/emotional growth. As a result of these proof points, we are preparing our team and program for future growth.
ABOUT THE POSITION — VICE PRESIDENT, SCHOOL OPERATIONS
You will serve as a team leader for implementing innovative, scalable, and sustainable ideas. You will also be our public face and thought leader for our Operations Division and for our broader team. This is an ideal opportunity for someone motivated to spearhead, design and implement strategic growth in a way that prioritizes meeting the needs of partner schools and districts.
The Vice President will guide and manage a team that supports schools directly, building capacity among principals, teachers and community-based organization leaders to deliver balanced, engaging education through expanded learning time and opportunities. You will build on our successes and lead a business development strategy that enables more schools and districts to expand the school day.
HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE ROLE:
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The Outcomes from Your Work in this Role
You will deliver a promising way for educators and communities to redesign schools that struggle to fully deliver on the promise of public education.
You will tangibly improve schools and communities as more learning time is highly correlated with higher achievement.
You will help improve school attendance and students’ attitudes toward learning and their achievement.
You will help us partner with community organizations to give kids 35% more learning time at only 10% additional cost.
How This Role Will Help You Develop as a Professional
You will further enhance your leadership and management skills as you develop, support, and improve the performance of a growing organization.
You will further hone your skills and expertise in education reform, leading us into new ways of changing how we envision schools.
You will work alongside a reflective, learning team who works hard to help each other, and our organization, improve continually.
You will apply your thought leadership to become a recognized expert in education reform nationally.
The Tangible and Intangible Perks and Benefits of this Role
An opportunity to help design and implement innovative and scalable ideas.
Generous benefits including health insurance, retirement plan, and vacation package.
A healthy, positive, collaborative working environment where we work hard but respect personal time too (including a summer Friday off program).
An opportunity to travel to our partners, professional development experiences, and conferences.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE…
LEADING OUR TEAM AND NETWORK
Mentoring three direct reports and the 13-person department; serve on TASC’s Executive Team, setting organizational direction and strategy.
Providing leadership to all aspects of the ExpandED Schools portfolio including strategic planning, relationship management, technical assistance and grant-making.
Codifying the principles and working agreements that define our partnership in schools, and develop specific strategies that will support the goal of scaling our work.
MARKETING OUR MODEL
Serving as a spokesperson and thought leader on expanded learning and school/community partnerships, building a fan base both locally and nationally through delivering presentations and authoring briefs.
Building support among schools, districts, community-based organizations and funders, delivering credible, compelling messages about the model and TASC
JUMPSTARTING OUR FUTURE
Developing new partnerships with schools, districts and non-profit organizations to increase the number of schools implementing the ExpandED Schools core elements.
Leading a culture of continuous improvement for our coaching and professional development to participating schools as well as for school and community partners’ approach to the ExpandED model.
Thinking now and ahead to achieve our ambitious yet achievable goal to have 50 ExpandED Schools by FY2017.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE…
With a Masters degree, 7-12 years of significant experience, including work in schools and education.
Who thinks team first, is collaborative by nature, and spends time building emotional intelligence.
With extensive knowledge of the vernacular of school financial management: structure, complex budgets, and funding sources.
Who is a savvy, values-driven leader who is committed to an unwavering level of excellence in all aspects of your work and life.
Who has a flexible and enthusiastic approach to work, ability to work effectively across organizational disciplines.
Who is incredibly articulate, and poised – able to speak openly and easily with philanthropists, school leaders, and organizational leaders; a fearless communicator.
Who is a strong storyteller with excellent communication skills who is able to articulate our work and why it is critical in a compelling manner to a multitude of stakeholders.
Who has helped scale a mission-driven organization; led an organization or group through a significant transition.
Who is flexible, comfortable with ambiguity, and is eager to work in a dynamic environment.
With a sincere and growing passion for bringing a modern education to more students.
BONUS IF YOU…
Earned a Master’s degree in education or a related field.
Have significant experience in school leadership (principal or AP).
HOW WILL WE KNOW YOU’RE THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THE JOB?
Please complete the following application by 11:59 EST on Monday July 27. These short-answer questions are designed to replace a cover letter, please take your time with them and copy in your answers from a separate document. If you are chosen as a potential candidate, you will first be interviewed by ReWork and then by the ExpandED Schools team. The final step in the hiring process will be to arrange personal reference calls to confirm details of your work history and performance.
If you have any questions about the role, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to reading your application!