Phoenix Charter Academy's mission is to challenge young people in our area with an academically rigorous and individually tailored curriculum. Phoenix scholars will have the support, resources and training needed to succeed academically in high school and college, and become economically secure in their future. Phoenix Charter Academy is named after a mythological figure of strength, healing and renewal.. Phoenix schools challenge resilient, disconnected young people with rigorous academics and relentless supports, so they take ownership of their futures and succeed in high school, college, and as self-sufficient adults.. Leadership Commitments. All leaders model the core values and mission of Phoenix Charter Academy in every piece of their work and at all times. In order to be successful, all leaders must be innovative, relentless, humble and communicative with all members of the Phoenix Charter Academy community. Further, leaders should have a strong desire to take ownership of various projects and should possess an entrepreneurial spirit.. Qualities of a Phoenix staff member. Unwavering Belief in Phoenix Scholars - Phoenix staff operate with the deeply held belief that all young people want to and can succeed even in the face of what can seem like insurmountable barriers and societal constraints.. Ability to Put Scholars First - Phoenix staff go above and beyond to ensure mastery of the skills and development of positive self-identity that will ensure success for college, careers and beyond. Phoenix staff find every opportunity to engage in teaching and learning with scholars, using conflict to build supportive relationships with scholars and never taking things personally.. Eager to Learn Under Pressure - Phoenix staff must be able to learn as they go in a fast paced, ever evolving, urgent environment. They have the desire to receive direct feedback and the ability to implement the feedback into practice quickly.. Humility - Phoenix staff approach problem solving with curiosity and desire to understand the perspectives of others. They carry an internalized sense of \"I can always learn more\" from others, and know that adults at Phoenix must model the qualities of being open-minded and willing to make mistakes and learn from them.. Experience with Low Income Communities - Staff have the proven ability to work across cultures and experience serving low-income communities and/or academically-disconnected adolescents.. Ability to Find Inspiration In the Small Things - In the face of challenge and hard work, Phoenix staff must have the ability to find humor, inspiration, success and joy in the day to day interactions with scholars and the larger Phoenix Community.. Personal Commitment to Cultural Proficiency and Ongoing Development - Phoenix staff are ongoing learners about diversity, equity and inclusion and seek to understand the ways that their self-identity and experiences impacts and interacts with their daily work, colleagues and scholars.. Specific Responsibilities. Along with the CEO and CAO, develop and implement organization - wide training and support for school-based leaders and senior managers that coheres with a highly rigorous, competency - based learning system and a culture embedded in the best practices of youth development and restorative processes.. Supervise Phoenix Charter Academy Heads of School supporting their leadership and management development; and along with the CAO, support their impact as instructional and school wide leaders.. Collaborate with school leaders to set goals and build annualized accountability and performance metrics for their school across critical areas of student achievement, student recruitment and retention, facilities and operations management and school culture;. Work with each individual HOS to establish to align school goals with corresponding in- network supports and out of network resources to ensure annual progress in key areas of school development;. Support Heads of Schools with prioritizing time and focus across multiple areas including; student recruitment and retention, teaching and instruction, staff culture and satisfaction, budget management, facilities management, compliance and operations, community engagement, and integration of youth development across all school practices;. With the support of the Phoenix statewide finance, talent and operations team, provide guidance to HOS with annual school budgeting practices, budget management, and school operations;. Collaborate with the Phoenix Chief Academic Officer (CAO) to ensure consistent and strategic focus on instruction and alignment with multi-year instructional plan towards mastery based learning and competency based curriculum;. Directly support Heads of School with planning student support services including student recruitment, attendance, retention and student trauma informed support strategies.. Directly support Heads of School with the transition to network wide set of practices grounded in positive youth development, positive behavioral intervention, and restorative justice.. Refine current leadership systems, coaching and professional development offerings to accelerate the learning and performance of school leaders;. Develop a comprehensive knowledge agenda that will support the sharing of best practices within the Phoenix network of schools and with Phoenix sending school districts, funders, and partnering agencies;. Lead a culture of collaboration, learning and improvement across Phoenix schools that is aligned with the Phoenix Network Theory of Action while promoting student responsive school practices within each Phoenix school;. Establish a vision for ongoing outcomes measurement and quality indicators that align with Phoenix's evolving school based practices across the network and within schools;. Serve as a lead ambassador for Phoenix with a variety of key constituencies, including the Board of Trustees, state policy leaders, and other education leaders across Massachusetts;. Provide oversight and accountability for Phoenix's network wide multi-year diversity, equity and inclusion implementation plan.. Work closely with CEO on all levels of planning and decision making, including training, support, coordination and supervision for Managing Directors.. Perform other related responsibilities as required.. Qualifications. A minimum of 15 years experience leading a school, instructional leadership and/or managing school leaders;. A passion for the Phoenix mission and our student population.. Experience managing and supporting teams through organizational change initiatives;. Strong data fluency; demonstrated ability to lead teams in designing and implementing strong data-driven goals and evaluation methods;. Demonstrated ability to build consensus and facilitate collaboration;. Experience with strategic planning in complex, dynamic settings;. Ability to clearly define strategic issues and make tough decisions in the face of ambiguity and incomplete information;. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;. Sense of humor.. We seek a diverse workforce. Phoenix Charter Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Phoenix Charter Academy is committed to providing equal opportunity to staff and applicants in all areas of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status, or any other area protected by federal, state or local law. Phoenix Charter Academy is committed to making any reasonable accommodation necessary to support an individual's employment.. Glassdoor has millions of jobs plus salary information, company reviews, and interview questions from people on the inside making it easy to find a job that's right for you.
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