Jun 13, 2019

Director of African American Achievement

  • Green Dot Public Schools
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Senior Management - Director Education (K-12)

Job Description

Green Dot Public Schools California is seeking a talented Director of African American Achievement who will serve as a change agent responsible for the development of the vision, goals, and strategy for Green Dot’s African American Achievement initiatives. They will engage in this work in collaboration with Green Dot staff and senior leadership. This position will identify and implement strategies, initiatives and partnerships that seek to highlight and leverage the unique talents and perspectives of Green Dot’s African American students. The Director will be responsible for designing ways to embed cultural competency and best practices for the success of African American students across the organization and will lead organization-wide initiatives aimed at eliminating the opportunity gap and disproportionality of academic and behavioral outcomes between African American students and their peers.


Organization-Wide Support:
> Collaborate with the Education team on supporting a multi-tiered systems of support, including academic supports, social-emotional supports and behavioral supports
> Collaborate with Home Office departments to support the achievement of African American students (recruitment of teachers, college persistence initiatives, etc.)
> Leverage data to provide insights that drive decision making, including specific school supports and home office level supports:
* Data includes, but is not limited to SBAC, California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) and Suspension Rates
> Implement and facilitate professional development across the organization, focusing on culturally responsive teaching and cultural awareness
> Research and connect relevant stakeholders with community partnerships that promote the support and development of African American students (mentorships, college access programs, etc.). Partnerships should be ones that have proven effectiveness at high performing schools serving similar student populations.
> Facilitate the African American Achievement Committee
> Collaborate with relevant stakeholders on initiatives related to DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) and attend DEI Committee Meetings
> Communicate progress on initiatives and organization wide metrics, both internally and externally
> Develop a multi-year plan (including scope and sequence) for bias training across the organization for key stakeholder groups

School Site Support:
> Provide support to school site teams/initiatives specific to increased achievement of African American students
> Support specialized Advisory programs for African American students across the organization
> Support schools in the improvement cycle, including conducting and analyzing the results of observations and focus groups
> Collaborate with school sites on engagement of parents and community in support of African American students’ success

> A valid CA Clear Single Subject or Multiple Subject teaching credential, or a PPS credential in School Counseling (or an equivalent out-of-state credential which is transferrable to California) is required.
> Experience as a school site administrator is highly preferred
> A Master’s degree in Education (or related field) is preferred
> You are passionate about improving outcomes for African American students and families and deep knowledge of best practices for doing so
> You have worked in an urban school setting
> You are able to develop a strategic vision based on input from many stakeholder groups and use that vision to influence change within schools and home office teams
> You have a demonstrated record of taking initiative, building consensus, and solving complex problems through effective change and project management
> You have a demonstrated record of effectively building, managing and sustaining impactful programs and systems
> You are able to work both independently and collaboratively
> You are hardworking, motivated and self-directed; able to think critically and anticipate needs of stakeholders
> You have excellent interpersonal communication and written skills.
> You have a strong ethical base and self-awareness
> You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
> You have a valid CA driver’s license: job requires work at multiple sites
> You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

The annual salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and retirement options. We also provide generous time off to support overall work-life balance while giving employees the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill this position for a start date no later than July 1, 2019.

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