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Ventura Charter School - Assistant Director

  • Date Posted
    • 3.15.21
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • West
  • Role
    • School Leadership
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Ventura, CA

Salary Range: $82,000- $96,000 (exempt position)

Work Schedule: 210 days

VCS offers a comprehensive benefit plan including medical and dental insurance, as well as participation in the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS).

Basic Function:

At VCS, it is critically important that we provide an excellent and equitable education to all students. The Assistant Director assists in the leadership of the school with particular attention to curriculum and instruction, professional development, student/parent support, and provides general administrative support and oversight for the school under the direction of and in the absence of the Executive Director. The Assistant Director reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the EL Education School Designer (EL Education School Designers work on-site with teachers and school leaders to provide professional development within a whole school design and combine focused institutes with on-site coaching and support.)

The Assistant Director must possess or commit to actively work towards obtaining an Administrative Service Credential within the first 3 years of accepting the position.

Representative Duties:

(Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or ability associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.)

Educational Program: Service and Delivery:

• As an instructional leader at an EL Education Network School, guide and monitor decisions, actions, and outcomes in regard to curriculum and instruction using vision and goals aligned to EL Education’s educational model.

• Facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of quality learning for the purpose of enhancing excellence, equality, and equity for staff and students.

• Collaborate with EL Education School Designer and Teacher Council to discuss goals and promote and encourage success in the areas of Mastery of Skills and Knowledge, Culture and Character, High Quality Work, Accountable Teams, and Data Analysis.

• Collaborate in grade level goal setting and curriculum planning/mapping to discuss the goals of increasing academic success and necessary supports.

• Guide and support the Instructional Leadership Team and the EL School Designer with visioning, planning and training as well as the implementation of a standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessments that address student expectations and outcomes and follow the VCS work-plan.

• Lead the Instructional Leadership Team in collaboration with the EL School Designer.

• Promote a culture in which the Teacher Council engages in individual and collective professional learning that results in their continuous improvement and high performance.

• Provide ongoing coaching and personalized support that is based on the goals and identified needs of individual teachers to help them develop their roles as instructional leaders in support of the school’s work plan.

• Coordinate, facilitate, and/or perform staff development throughout the school year including grade level and group inquiry, staff CREW (a daily classroom occurrence and weekly staff occurrence that supports social emotional learning),

• Attend conferences and in-service, pre-service, and post-service days.

• Facilitate a safe, equitable, and respectful learning environment.

o Communicate in order to develop a climate of trust and mutual respect to ensure consistently fair and equitable decisions;

o Implement and oversee student disciplinary action with School Counselor;

o Communicate actions taken with Executive Director, teachers, campus supervisors, school counselor and parents for follow-through;

o Model and practice conflict resolution strategies in line with NVC and restorative practices;

o Oversee Whole School Crew;

o Address parent concerns in conjunction with the Executive Director.

• Shape a collective vision of learning and growth that uses multiple measures of data and focuses on equitable access, opportunities, and outcomes for all students.

o Facilitate, train for, monitor, oversee, report on, and evaluate CAASPP, CAST, ELPAC, GATE, and MAP testing;

o Assist with writing and implementing the annual Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).

• Attend monthly Parent Advisory Committee meetings (PAC) with the Executive Director.

• Home School

o In conjunction with the Executive Director, oversee the educational program of the VCS Home School program.

Management and Supervision:

• In conjunction with the Executive Director, manage human resources and contractual agreements to build a productive learning environment.

o Teacher, Paraeducator, and general education specialist hiring, onboarding, training, and oversight;

o Participate and/or provide mid-year and annual end of year reviews for teachers, paraeducators, and general education specialists.

• Prepare for each new school year by managing the organization to cultivate a safe and productive learning and working environment.

• Provide leadership and assist the Executive Director with the implementation, assessment, analysis and reporting of progress toward the EL Workplan, annual Board goals, Local Control and Accountability Plans, and Charter Petition objectives.

General Administrative Services:

• Assist Executive Director in maintaining and updating handbooks, policies, and required reports on an annual basis.

• Assist Governing Board and Executive Director with the development of a physically sound annual budget and implements policies, procedures, and/or processes for the purpose of providing direction and/or compliance with mandated requirements.

• Collaborate with all stakeholders to address diverse student and community interests and mobilize community resources.

o Teacher Council, PAC, Fundraising, Budget Committee, New Parent Orientation/meetings, Board of Directors;

o Oversee all whole school educational events.

• Duties to include campus supervision at all times, especially before, during, and after school, recess and lunch periods. Supervise parking lot at drop off and pick up.


Training, Education, Experience:

Valid California Teaching Credential and a minimum of five years teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s degree and an Administrative Credential;
Background, knowledge, experience, and/or expertise in progressive/constructivist education methodologies;
Knowledge of curriculum development; California State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and English Language Development Standards;
Collaborative leadership skills.
Bilingual a plus.

Knowledge and Abilities:

• Ability to build relationships built on trust and respect;

• Ability to develop their social awareness, examine their conscious and unconscious beliefs, and consider how their cultural frame of reference affects their perspectives;

• Ability to assess and address individual and group physical and emotional needs; motivate and counsel to promote individual and interdependent competence;

• Ability to inspire, impact change, support, push thinking and be the cheerleader that teachers need;

• Ability to analyze and use data to drive instruction;

• Demonstrate knowledge of high impact strategies and best practices/trends in education;

• Demonstrate and facilitate effective communication and feedback skills with staff and students;

• Show respect and compassion for others and create an emotionally safe environment for students and staff;

• Excellent communication and influencing skills to interact effectively with all levels of the organization;

• Exceptional strategic, analytical, and critical thinking skills;

• Belief that outstanding school leaders, staff, and teachers can achieve excellent outcomes for all students;

• Ability to persevere with a sense of optimism, strong problem solving skills, and desire to learn and grow in a collaborative professional learning community;

• Willingness, and commitment, to go above and beyond to prove the possible with students;

• Ability to multi-task and work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while driving toward clarity and solutions;

• Excellent written and oral communication skills;

• Extreme flexibility, with a strong work ethic and an entrepreneurial spirit to accommodate high levels of responsibility and multiple priorities;

• Model the principles of Non-Violent Communication/Compassionate Communication;

• Demonstrated skills in facilitation, problem solving, mediation and conflict management.

Sample Physical Requirements:

Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment; kneeling, bending at the waist, and reaching overhead, above the

Right to Revise:

This job description is not meant to be all-inclusive and the School reserves the right to revise this job description as necessary without advance notice.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed, as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer without notice.

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