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Elementary Dean of Instruction (19-20 school year) - HiawathaAcademies, Minneapolis

Posted on 2019-08-13 10:43:10 AM

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Hiawatha Academies<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C37ecbef7883a48641feb08d72004f059%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637013077899098761&sdata=Ms5PyRRyiDO2cgFbmP7y7JQZ4SQqr%2FaZ3Ie2iuLTPHY%3D&reserved=0> is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good. We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve. Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.org%2Four-schools%2Fhla-northrop%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C37ecbef7883a48641feb08d72004f059%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637013077899108750&sdata=Wfi%2BcnPWxbzWPhAeBpa5SCmMkQh4zn3V1QE6FMdjuKs%3D&reserved=0> (HLA-Northrop), our network&#8217;s second elementary school, opened in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars. HLA-N is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as our Dean of Instruction for the 2019-2020 school year. Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.secure.force.com%2FFCMS__CMSLayout%3FjobIds%3Da1S1Y00000KKd01UAD%26page%3DJobDetailPage%26sessionId%3D%26jobSite%3Ddefault%26p%3DCandidate&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C37ecbef7883a48641feb08d72004f059%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637013077899108750&sdata=PM1gsEl539aVHbRuenoDRKj0wzDR3M9AYEC6Aur%2FVVY%3D&reserved=0>. Job Description The Dean of Instruction at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop will be responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student achievement and for motivating others toward the realization of that vision. They will work directly under the guidance of the Principal and Chief Academic Officer. The Dean of Instruction must strategically support the Principal and the school&#8217;s mission through effective leadership and management of the school&#8217;s staff and students. The Dean of Instruction will provide support for the instructional program and help to foster a school environment that prepares every student for success in college and in life. Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities. Responsibilities Prove the Possible * Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of school * Foster a school climate aligned with the mission and values of the school that supports both student and staff success and promotes an achievement-oriented culture of respect and appreciation for all students, staff and families Drive Results * Research, design, support, and/or supplement the academic curriculum for all subjects and grades based on successful models and approaches * Analyze school-wide data in order to design responsive student interventions, and devise and monitor high-impact support plans for struggling students * Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance * Address any disciplinary issues immediately with support from the Dean of Students and/or the Principal Instructional Leadership * Observe lessons regularly and deliver targeted feedback to teachers * Facilitate regular, meaningful data-driven discussions about student performance with teachers to ensure that teachers are using current data to drive instruction * Work with teachers to improve their teaching practice through coaching, professional development, modeling, and collaborative planning * Ensure consistencies in instruction and practice among team of teachers * Ensure consistency in English Language Development strategy implementation across the school * Ensure learning environment and classroom instruction maximize student learning * Coordinate and manage creative, inspiring professional development sessions in line with school goals and priorities People and Program Management * Effectively communicate vision that supports the school&#8217;s goals and values * Coach and manage a cohort of teachers * Oversee the design and evaluate the effectiveness of the school-based ELD programmatic vision * Coach and manage instructional coherence in service of English Language Development for all students * Manage and coordinate testing, including but not limited to: network interims, MAP testing, MCAs, and ACCESS testing * Participate in staff recruitment * Continually monitor progress on all measures of school and staff performance * Support teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations Relationship-Building * Build effective relationships among teachers, families, and the community to improve student performance * Contribute to an effective, collaborative team of people jointly responsible for the attainment of school goals and committed to achieving excellence * Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees Perform other duties as required and assigned The Dean of Instruction must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies&#8217; mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.secure.force.com%2FFCMS__CMSLayout%3FjobIds%3Da1S1Y00000KKd01UAD%26page%3DJobDetailPage%26sessionId%3D%26jobSite%3Ddefault%26p%3DCandidate&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C37ecbef7883a48641feb08d72004f059%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637013077899118741&sdata=AN1lz3AOCkuFOUJabidg6U0de6VyIdHryRgAbM5IXC0%3D&reserved=0>. Core Value and Beliefs All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values: 1) Children are at the center of everything we do. 2) Our mission requires bold thought and action. 3) We choose optimism. 4) We push ourselves to improve. 5) We are stronger together. 6) We create fun and a little weirdness. Equity Vision To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here. Hiawatha Employment Logistics Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop scholars&#8217; school day is from 7:10-3:15 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:210 am-1:15 pm on Friday. Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40-3:15pm. All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school. Skills & Qualifications Required: * Bachelor&#8217;s Degree * Minimum of two years experience working in a school that is disrupting educational inequity with strong success * A minimum of three years of relevant teaching experience with demonstrated student results * Ability to effectively manage, coach, and develop instructional staff * Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness * Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues * Demonstrated leadership experience * Possess a growth mindset * Possess cultural awareness of self and others * Excellent judgment in decision-making * Knowledge and ability in the selection, training, and supervision of personnel * Ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within diverse cultural contexts * Experience working with students of color and/or students growing up in low-income households Preferred: * Minnesota Teaching License * Master&#8217;s Degree preferably in Education, Education Leadership, School Administration / Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction, or relevant field * Advance Professional Certificate with an endorsement as Principal/ School Administrator * Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong) * Previous successful experience in school leadership Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.secure.force.com%2FFCMS__CMSLayout%3FjobIds%3Da1S1Y00000KKd01UAD%26page%3DJobDetailPage%26sessionId%3D%26jobSite%3Ddefault%26p%3DCandidate&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C37ecbef7883a48641feb08d72004f059%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637013077899118741&sdata=AN1lz3AOCkuFOUJabidg6U0de6VyIdHryRgAbM5IXC0%3D&reserved=0>.

Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools. We are driven by our mission that All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools. Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop (HLA-Northrop), our network’s second elementary school, opened in the fall of 2013. HLA-Northrop currently serves kindergarten through fourth-grade scholars.

HLA-N is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as our Dean of Instruction for the 2019-2020 school year.

Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here.  

Job Description

The Dean of Instruction at Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop will be responsible for supporting a powerful vision for student achievement and for motivating others toward the realization of that vision. They will work directly under the guidance of the Principal and Chief Academic Officer. The Dean of Instruction must strategically support the Principal and the school’s mission through effective leadership and management of the school’s staff and students. The Dean of Instruction will provide support for the instructional program and help to foster a school environment that prepares every student for success in college and in life.

Candidates that are selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities.

Responsibilities

Prove the Possible

  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of school
  • Foster a school climate aligned with the mission and values of the school that supports both student and staff success and promotes an achievement-oriented culture of respect and appreciation for all students, staff and families

Drive Results

  • Research, design, support, and/or supplement the academic curriculum for all subjects and grades based on successful models and approaches
  • Analyze school-wide data in order to design responsive student interventions, and devise and monitor high-impact support plans for struggling students
  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance
  • Address any disciplinary issues immediately with support from the Dean of Students and/or the Principal

Instructional Leadership

  • Observe lessons regularly and deliver targeted feedback to teachers
  • Facilitate regular, meaningful data-driven discussions about student performance with teachers to ensure that teachers are using current data to drive instruction
  • Work with teachers to improve their teaching practice through coaching, professional development, modeling, and collaborative planning
  • Ensure consistencies in instruction and practice among team of teachers
  • Ensure consistency in English Language Development strategy implementation across the school
  • Ensure learning environment and classroom instruction maximize student learning
  • Coordinate and manage creative, inspiring professional development sessions in line with school goals and priorities

People and Program Management

  • Effectively communicate vision that supports the school’s goals and values
  • Coach and manage a cohort of teachers
  • Oversee the design and evaluate the effectiveness of the school-based ELD programmatic vision
  • Coach and manage instructional coherence in service of English Language Development for all students
  • Manage and coordinate testing, including but not limited to: network interims, MAP testing, MCAs, and ACCESS testing
  • Participate in staff recruitment
  • Continually monitor progress on all measures of school and staff performance
  • Support teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations

Relationship-Building

  • Build effective relationships among teachers, families, and the community to improve student performance
  • Contribute to an effective, collaborative team of people jointly responsible for the attainment of school goals and committed to achieving excellence
  • Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position, while serving as a contributing member of the school team and a dedicated role model for other employees

Perform other duties as required and assigned

The Dean of Instruction must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating 

instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here.    

Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values:

1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.

Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

Hiawatha Leadership Academy-Northrop scholars’ school day is from 7:10-3:15 pm, Monday-Thursday and 7:210 am-1:15 pm on Friday.

Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40-3:15pm.

All Hiawatha Staff are expected to attend and participate in all Family Events at the school.

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of two years experience working in a school that is disrupting educational inequity with strong success
  • A minimum of three years of relevant teaching experience with demonstrated student results
  • Ability to effectively manage, coach, and develop instructional staff
  • Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Possess a growth mindset
  • Possess cultural awareness of self and others
  • Excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Knowledge and ability in the selection, training, and supervision of personnel
  • Ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within diverse cultural contexts
  • Experience working with students of color and/or students growing up in low-income households

Preferred:

  • Minnesota Teaching License
  • Master’s Degree preferably in Education, Education Leadership, School Administration / Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction, or relevant field
  • Advance Professional Certificate with an endorsement as Principal/ School Administrator
  • Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)
  • Previous successful experience in school leadership

Interested and qualified candidates, please apply here.