The Superintendent for New Visions Charter High Schools is charged with creating a community of charter schools that are inter-dependent and aligned with New Visions key values and practices. The Superintendent oversees a team focused on support and supervision of principals and the development of school level systems for instruction and student support. The systems allow the eight organizations involved – the seven schools and New Visions – to engage in meaningful and difficult conversations about governance, pedagogy, and the necessary infrastructure for cross-organizational learning and accountability for student development. The Superintendent is a voting, ex officio member of the Charter Schools’ Boards of Trustees. In this capacity, the Superintendent is New Visions’ formal representative to the Boards and responsible for the fiscal and academic oversight of the schools.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Formal Superintendent Responsibilities
Manage formal responsibilities of superintendent as definied by Charter Authorizer and New York State Education Law
Charter Board Management
Represent New Visions on Charter Boards
Develop and implement coherent and effective resources, structures and routines for Charter Board meetings
Develop relationships with board members to encourage active participation and address challenges that arise
Teacher / Counselor Supervision and Support
Lead ongoing development and implementation of network teacher performance management system
Support principals and their teams in accessing New Visions instructional and curriculum supports
Support principals in developing and implementing effective school level systems for:'
Curriculum adaption and implementation
Teacher recruitment and retention
Principal and Assistant Principal Evaluation and Support
Lead ongoing development and implementation of network performance management system for princicipals and assistant principals
Regularly observe and coach principals on their leadership
Facilitate professional development opportunities for school leaders
Support school leaders in accessing New Visions supports and developing effective systems for:
Supports for at risk students including those with disabilities and ELLs
Student recruitment and retention
School Performance Monitoring and Support
Monitor ongoing student performance in schools against key outcomes such as Regents completion, attendance, credit accumulation, graduation, college readiness, post-secondary enrollment and persistence
Charter Model Development and Implementation
Lead process to define and periodically reassess elements of charter model
Define requirements of schools and CMO in relation to model elements
Create and implement effective systems to assess implementation of charter model elements
Work with principals to support consistent implementation of charter model elements
Implementation of Organizational Strategies
Support principals and their teams in implementing key New Visions school support stategies including:
Continuous Improvement Coaching
Strategic Data Check Ins
Secondary Job Functions:
Manage day-to-day functions of the CMO School Support Team
Manage partnerships between schools and organizational partners
Manage the relationships between New Visions, the School Boards and key elected officials, civic leaders, and community members
Collaborate with other New Visions Departments for programmatic alignment and fund-raising possibilities
Required Education and Experience:
Masters Degree in Education Leadership or related required
Prior experience as a successful principal
Prior experience coaching or supervising school administrators
Experience working in a charter school or charter network preferred
Required Knowledge and Skills:
Deep knowledge of NYS standards, Education Law and secondary education curriculum
Exceptional school reform change agent with ability to create and implement a shared vision for future success of students and staff in a rapidly changing educational environment
Strong relationship building skills with schools and surrounding communities
Strong leadership coach and communicator that can delegate and collaborate effectively while inspiring and gaining trust and confidence of others
Embodies honesty, integrity and respectful and ethical behavior that fosters trust and a positive climate and culture
Ability to effectively leverage technology and data to support positive change and impact within and across schools
Effective problem solving, decision making and people skills including strong communications through active listening, speaking, and writing and for diverse audiences within the district and communities
Proven experience in working with a Board of Trustees and effectively mediating divergent perspectives
Ability to embrace challenges and opportunities in a rapidly growing organization
Ability to travel to schools and community leaders across the five boroughs
Disclaimer: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
New Visions for Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
We design, create and sustain great schools for New York City's highest need students. Since 1989, New Visions for Public Schools has served as a laboratory of innovation within the city's public schools, driving significant achievement gains for tens of thousands of students.
What We Do
We provide educators with the tools and training they need to analyze student performance, diagnose problem...s and design solutions to improve instruction.
We partner with teachers and school leaders, parents and community organizations to provide ambitious, rigorous instruction and to design curricula that are relevant to students' lives and aligned to college and job skills.
And we freely share best practices and lessons learned, to enable others in New York City and across the nation to raise student achievement in schools at scale.
How We Do It
Because we believe answers to improving urban education come in multiple forms, New Visions supports a network of public district schools and also operates an emerging network of charter high schools in under-resourced neighborhoods of New York City. We serve a student population that roughly equals the size of the Seattle school system.
While maintaining our core values, we constantly evolve to meet urgent and emerging needs. We do this by:
strengthening district schools through multiple channels, including promoting ambitious, rigorous instruction; student-centered learning environments; parent and community involvement; professional capacity of school staff; and effective leadership;
developing strong teachers and leaders through our innovative certification programs;
re-designing instruction that aligns with the Common Core State Standards.