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Senior Academic Officer - Hiawatha Academies, Minneapolis

Posted on 2021-01-12 1:48:35 PM

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Hiawatha Academies<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fu15334432.ct.sendgrid.net%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3DhpEciOoV6iIrWI2yDDvI0MS6JxXbVdMH2Ksc8YllTxb4-2FBAj-2FOvedMk12LTR5Q0u5Mum_pzu-2BuzhWfE-2F-2FDL0srH31bWx5XYWoZ4q9gFjKxaWzOFW9o-2F5RPRTLHPljZUwFRDrOaZ5hqeINbLUWAnHsM2PHbSfYwYsMO5QfHa6Y9-2FRpcyuCfnqSQl-2B-2FS3AcjL1nH4T1d1CWUcrCXPTWbmHrSgNidaRU0isjW0IUt6wn8q97-2FDCqniplf5vkeBx3I25mDusIX8YVQ9fPsplwTyAoQTC7pi0BRbTXz1b3pgo9OiNJfPw-3D&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Ca41e642ceb1545590e6308d8b7330912%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637460777120405529%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=N989Te0x4xJh7ipUXez%2FvCvAOKtA%2BqpQkFVV7wQnlfI%3D&reserved=0> is a network of college-preparatory schools focused on closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis. We seek to create a K-12 school experience for scholars that empowers them with knowledge, character, and leadership skills. At Hiawatha Academies, we are committed to making our city and our world a more inclusive, equitable, and just place. Our equity vision: to honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. Hiawatha Academies permanently disrupts educational inequity by ensuring a great school for every child. Our Network Support Team seeks a dedicated Senior Academic Officer to join our team for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal start date is Spring 2021. Qualified and interested applicants should apply at this link. <https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fu15334432.ct.sendgrid.net%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3DL3xUvN7mEMLEM3K-2BAfKoEafg9mjUr-2BQTCRCREOnVv24imtcZrYDK731DGqLnQBIRSkhx_pzu-2BuzhWfE-2F-2FDL0srH31bWx5XYWoZ4q9gFjKxaWzOFW9o-2F5RPRTLHPljZUwFRDrOaZ5hqeINbLUWAnHsM2PHbTNOO5EfD-2BOPxyARQj1rMpdsU8d6vtT-2FtWO4XoMDdkbRUzG2E-2BAYO2j4WlC-2FH7k1dwlcOed0Z8-2FFG1kxT9Dk1DoFFZBqv-2FgxHMAvoqyZUsdvAvWQBheBxEIlCl335NGe1jxE1o0xUYH34Y-2FQbXuS0qY-3D&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Ca41e642ceb1545590e6308d8b7330912%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637460777120405529%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=03%2BOdu4%2F%2BmpBVPuawmzx9Lk5sUQTjXzT0GOVp6oswqE%3D&reserved=0> Job Description The Senior Academic Officer (SAO) will be charged with leading Hiawatha Academies&#8217; vision for excellence for our scholar profile. The SAO will implement the vision and direction of our academic program as laid out in Hiawatha Academies 2020-2025 Success Plan<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fu15334432.ct.sendgrid.net%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3DL3xUvN7mEMLEM3K-2BAfKoEfNFWr8-2FoWpOyCeUh-2FemjFeGRq9IRibmqSiq7HkFqm6RoAShyeu3pU2l7m4pdLwthAlUgjeMmb7lnAdeyera1iYHkP-2Bpl8fEbXcpxW1ZsJizv-2Fxr6bC1OrG3hzP-2FAb1HKw-3D-3DGRv2_pzu-2BuzhWfE-2F-2FDL0srH31bWx5XYWoZ4q9gFjKxaWzOFW9o-2F5RPRTLHPljZUwFRDrOaZ5hqeINbLUWAnHsM2PHbWp2lAXgo9MGZd4iLBGX3RoDc5fcwWMadqsQYLAYMoKO-2B6Vhp4hAn3s6ZQsUyiRkMzOBmWhLsD23DF-2BSBV1Jj-2FrqZGFr1cffa8o3EjBR-2BYYf24j6bTmJrN7Ng5pBczc1BL-2Fym5dBaap9TMD2JMkCcfQ-3D&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Ca41e642ceb1545590e6308d8b7330912%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637460777120415527%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=O8HAwjwg1sYAf9vgkWJXBAjlPtx8G2zrXk8qwlHl%2Bq8%3D&reserved=0> with a specific focus on: * All classrooms becoming places of deep student engagement and rigorous learning * Deepening educator content expertise, instructional practices, and mindsets The Senior Academic Officer (SAO) leads the network Academic Program team, manages the Academic Program Director, and acts as a partner to Principals in their roles as instructional leaders. The SAO is a member of the Network Support Team, serves on the Network Leadership Team, and reports to the Executive Director. Responsibilities Team Leadership and Development * Lead the Academic Program Team to operate in partnership with each campus Principal and Instructional Leadership Team and to focus on impact and results * Participate as member of the Hiawatha Academies Network Leadership Team * Coach and develop Principals as their campus and our network&#8217;s instructional leaders * Act as the hiring manager for any future Principal openings and onboard all new Principals * Lead the vision for Instructional Leader development so that instruction across our network leads to academic growth and college preparation in each classroom for every Hiawatha Academies scholar * Lead members of the Academic Program Team and Principals to plan and implement leadership development for all network and campus instructional leaders Instructional and Academic Leadership * Continually align campus programming with the mission, equity vision, and Hiawatha Academies Success Plan * Support Principal and Academic Program Team members to develop and implement strategic plans for curriculum, assessments, and school improvement * Share current educational research, trends, and practices and make connections to schools and networks from which we can learn * Ensure academic program (as planned and implemented) meets or exceeds yearly student outcome goals * Support Principals to set clear, measurable outcomes based on data from classroom observations and/or survey data; implement strong protocols for looking at student work; engage in shared learning opportunities; provide targeted feedback - all to maximize teacher effectiveness Cultural Leadership * Ensure Principals have a clear plan for strengthening academic results and school culture, engage Principals in quarterly academic program analysis, and manage long-term and annual school planning * Support and develop Principals to engage students and family members as critical stakeholders * Play a role in supporting the equity leadership development of all team members * Support Principals to foster a school climate aligned with Hiawatha Academies mission and values that supports both student and staff success and promotes respect for all students, staff and families * Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance Data-driven Leadership * Create a culture where people view data collection and analysis as essential to improving their practice * Facilitate shared learning experiences for all school leaders * Regularly lead data-driven discussions about student performance and well-being and ensure that data drives all instruction Relationship-Building * Build effective relationships with and among staff members as well as the broader Twin Cities education community * Collaborate with fellow leaders across the Hiawatha Academies network * Build a relationship of trust across and between the Academic Program Team and Campus Leadership Teams * Work collaboratively with the Network Leadership Team to realize Hiawatha Academies&#8217; mission Additional Duties * Demonstrate knowledge of and support for Hiawatha Academies&#8217; mission, equity vision, core values, goals, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior * Adhere to Hiawatha&#8217;s Human Resource policies and state/federal employment laws Qualified and interested applicants should apply at this link. <https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fu15334432.ct.sendgrid.net%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3DL3xUvN7mEMLEM3K-2BAfKoEafg9mjUr-2BQTCRCREOnVv24imtcZrYDK731DGqLnQBIRA6G2_pzu-2BuzhWfE-2F-2FDL0srH31bWx5XYWoZ4q9gFjKxaWzOFW9o-2F5RPRTLHPljZUwFRDrOaZ5hqeINbLUWAnHsM2PHbQpDPYwLDLosgPp6XIbvTkDzbotDISWjJomGG0rfZWcQAGkbqavybuuht2ac-2BmYoswVuSea1fOu8iIuCNDYecu5YQGNTQsk-2BJS1gZL93WA-2B0lowtR3tQulRedurD99W592lYQJyPCdbvfSMMcNemb6s-3D&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Ca41e642ceb1545590e6308d8b7330912%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637460777120415527%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=pvXKheA2MpLU9HMC1Dn3RE0Gkg99%2BopVlKmJVdswZJc%3D&reserved=0> Skills and Qualifications Required * Passion for the mission, equity vision, and core values of Hiawatha Academies with a deep belief that all children should have access to the quality schools they deserve * Commitment and history of working with students and families and possesses knowledge and experience working with students and families who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color * Minimum of two years in a similar role of network-wide instructional leadership * Minimum of four years of experience as a Principal of a high-performing school serving a diverse student body * A minimum of four years of relevant teaching experience with demonstrated student results * Ability to communicate and collaborate across lines of difference * Excellent judgment in decision-making * Proven track record of success managing high-performing senior leaders to achieve ambitious results for students * Outstanding cultural leadership and people and team management skills, particularly as it relates to leading teams, promoting collaboration, managing conflict, managing a team towards collective goals, and holding team members accountable to growth and results * Outstanding written, speaking, and organizational skills with experience interacting with a broad range of stakeholders * An equity mindset and a commitment to disrupting educational inequity Preferred * Bilingual or multilingual (English and Spanish and/or Somali preferred) * Expertise in English language development, special education, and/or culturally relevant pedagogy * Master&#8217;s Degree in a relevant field * Hold or be able to secure a MN School Administrators License Qualified and interested applicants should apply at this link. <https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fu15334432.ct.sendgrid.net%2Fls%2Fclick%3Fupn%3DL3xUvN7mEMLEM3K-2BAfKoEafg9mjUr-2BQTCRCREOnVv24imtcZrYDK731DGqLnQBIRxD2n_pzu-2BuzhWfE-2F-2FDL0srH31bWx5XYWoZ4q9gFjKxaWzOFW9o-2F5RPRTLHPljZUwFRDrOaZ5hqeINbLUWAnHsM2PHbRIsLK-2FbFVD4kXFoXz3gLEEpJ1UJUUEDBPFlev11vP38uLiADK6rOAuUgvvRPippnq4DW2-2FpF4G5MeL6Z-2BcMnSsZQRje6Up40wJsB3PysiByfWyAYheLq3pdIRbCBobQMSHDVHNJXRfAFAeNbkYD3WE-3D&data=04%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Ca41e642ceb1545590e6308d8b7330912%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637460777120425521%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=gvOG7RTe4629TSjfPN6Ox9Nz2Mr%2FQZiCcxpLIGLW2C0%3D&reserved=0>

Hiawatha Academies is a network of college-preparatory schools focused on closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis. We seek to create a K-12 school experience for scholars that empowers them with knowledge, character, and leadership skills. At Hiawatha Academies, we are committed to making our city and our world a more inclusive, equitable, and just place. 

Our equity visionto honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. Hiawatha Academies permanently disrupts educational inequity by ensuring a great school for every child. 


Our Network Support Team seeks a dedicated Senior Academic Officer to join our team for the 2021-2022 school year.  The ideal start date is Spring 2021. 

Qualified and interested applicants should apply at this link. 

Job Description

The Senior Academic Officer (SAO) will be charged with leading Hiawatha Academies’ vision for excellence for our scholar profile.  The SAO will implement the vision and direction of our academic program as laid out in Hiawatha Academies 2020-2025 Success Plan with a specific focus on:

  • All classrooms becoming places of deep student engagement and rigorous learning 
  • Deepening educator content expertise, instructional practices, and mindsets


The Senior Academic Officer (SAO) leads the network Academic Program team, manages the Academic Program Director, and acts as a partner to Principals in their roles as instructional leaders.  The SAO is a member of the Network Support Team, serves on the Network Leadership Team, and reports to the Executive Director.


Responsibilities

Team Leadership and Development

  • Lead the Academic Program Team to operate in partnership with each campus Principal and Instructional Leadership Team and to focus on impact and results
  • Participate as member of the Hiawatha Academies Network Leadership Team 
  • Coach and develop Principals as their campus and our network’s instructional leaders  
  • Act as the hiring manager for any future Principal openings and onboard all new Principals
  • Lead the vision for Instructional Leader development so that instruction across our network leads to academic growth and college preparation in each classroom for every Hiawatha Academies scholar
  • Lead members of the Academic Program Team and Principals to plan and implement leadership development for all network and campus instructional leaders


Instructional and Academic Leadership

  • Continually align campus programming with the mission, equity vision, and Hiawatha Academies Success Plan
  • Support Principal and Academic Program Team members to develop and implement strategic plans for curriculum, assessments, and school improvement
  • Share current educational research, trends, and practices and make connections to schools and networks from which we can learn
  • Ensure academic program (as planned and implemented) meets or exceeds yearly student outcome goals
  • Support Principals to set clear, measurable outcomes based on data from classroom observations and/or survey data; implement strong protocols for looking at student work; engage in shared learning opportunities; provide targeted feedback - all to maximize teacher effectiveness


Cultural Leadership

  • Ensure Principals have a clear plan for strengthening academic results and school culture, engage Principals in quarterly academic program analysis, and manage long-term and annual school planning
  • Support and develop Principals to engage students and family members as critical stakeholders
  • Play a role in supporting the equity leadership development of all team members 
  • Support Principals to foster a school climate aligned with Hiawatha Academies mission and values that supports both student and staff success and promotes respect for all students, staff and families
  • Ensure high standards for student behavior, performance, and attendance


Data-driven Leadership

  • Create a culture where people view data collection and analysis as essential to improving their practice
  • Facilitate shared learning experiences for all school leaders
  • Regularly lead data-driven discussions about student performance and well-being and ensure that data drives all instruction


Relationship-Building

  • Build effective relationships with and among staff members as well as the broader Twin Cities education community
  • Collaborate with fellow leaders across the Hiawatha Academies network
  • Build a relationship of trust across and between the Academic Program Team and Campus Leadership Teams
  • Work collaboratively with the Network Leadership Team to realize Hiawatha Academies’ mission 


Additional Duties

  • Demonstrate knowledge of and support for Hiawatha Academies’ mission, equity vision, core values, goals, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
  • Adhere to Hiawatha’s Human Resource policies and state/federal employment laws

  Qualified and interested applicants should apply at this link.   

Skills and Qualifications

Required

  • Passion for the mission, equity vision, and core values of Hiawatha Academies with a deep belief that all children should have access to the quality schools they deserve
  • Commitment and history of working with students and families and possesses knowledge and experience working with students and families who are Black, Indigenous, People of Color 
  • Minimum of two years in a similar role of network-wide instructional leadership
  • Minimum of four years of experience as a Principal of a high-performing school serving a diverse student body
  • A minimum of four years of relevant teaching experience with demonstrated student results
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate across lines of difference
  • Excellent judgment in decision-making
  • Proven track record of success managing high-performing senior leaders to achieve ambitious results for students
  • Outstanding cultural leadership and people and team management skills, particularly as it relates to leading teams, promoting collaboration, managing conflict, managing a team towards collective goals, and holding team members accountable to growth and results
  • Outstanding written, speaking, and organizational skills with experience interacting with a broad range of stakeholders
  • An equity mindset and a commitment to disrupting educational inequity


Preferred

  • Bilingual or multilingual (English and Spanish and/or Somali preferred)
  • Expertise in English language development, special education, and/or culturally relevant pedagogy 
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant field 
  • Hold or be able to secure a MN School Administrators License