Title of Position: DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTION, Visions In Education Charter School, Sacramento County, CA
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About the Position:
Visions In Education is seeking a highly skilled educator and leader to serve as our Director of Instruction. The Director of Instruction is responsible for driving the strategic leadership, development and management of educational strategies, plans and services designed to enhance and ensure student achievement and success that prepares students to function effectively in the marketplace. Maintains awareness of homeschooling best practices, curriculum, emerging technologies, and pedagogies.
The Director of Instruction leads and guides principals, managers, counselors, and staff to ensure program, student and customer service goals are achieved. The Director of Instruction will report to the Chief Academic Officer.
Professionals with experience working with technology and virtual tools are desired. In addition, experience in instructional leadership and knowledge of home school and independent study programs, charter schools, and non-site based instructional models is preferred.
Please visit our website at viedu.org to learn more about Visions In Education.
This position will work from Visions main offices in Carmichael. In addition, may travel to surrounding counties.
Salary: $112,020 – $159,304 / year
Length of Work Year: 224 days (12 months)
Employment Type: Full Time
About Visions In Education
Visions In Education is one of the most established TK-12 Public Charter Schools serving northern California. We provide educational options for those students and families seeking alternatives to the traditional public school setting. Visions In Education has successfully supported students and families for 20 years and is a growing, thriving organization.
We have built our organization based upon hiring the most qualified people and helping them acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our students and families choose us as their school because we provide great teachers, systems and technology to achieve their educational goals.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Responsible for driving the strategic leadership, development and management of educational strategies, plans and services designed to enhance and ensure student achievement and success and to prepare students to function effectively in the marketplace. Maintains awareness of homeschooling and independent study best practices, curriculum, emerging technologies, and pedagogies.
Any one position may not include all the duties listed nor do all the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class.
- Provides leadership and direction for instructional changes and organizational development.
- Provides strategic leadership to improve student achievement.
- Implements instructional methods and plans.
- Manages an instructional team and collaborates with them in the development, implementation and assessment of programs designed to improve student achievement.
- Manages the development and implementation of standards based curriculum.
- Provides leadership to collaborate with student support services.
- Supervises student discipline procedures and programs.
- Oversees the management and coordinates school programs and events.
- Manages projects, team members and/or other staff.
- Manages school-wide efforts by staff.
- Mentors, guides and trains instructional principals, managers, counselors, and staff to ensure program, student and customer service goals are achieved.
- Provides coaching support for instructional principals, managers, counselors, and staff.
- Coordinates efforts with Visions In Education business management to enhance student services and to help ensure that programs interface.
- Implements operational strategies, processes and programs that support instruction.
- Analyses student outcomes and program effectiveness.
- Creates, manages and maintains assigned budgets.
- Assists the Chief Academic Officer in other related activities.
- May act as the Chief Academic Officer in their absence.
- Maintains confidentiality.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
- Possession of a valid California teaching credential, or Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling.
- Possession of a valid California administrative credential.
- Administrative experience in instructional leadership. Prefer an individual with knowledge of charter schools, a home school program, or an independent study program.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of or ability to learn, interpret and apply Visions In Education’s objectives, policies, procedures, rules, regulations and operations.
- Knowledge of or ability to learn and use applicable sections of the California Education Code, Charter law and other pertinent laws.
- Skill and ability to think strategically while having the skills to handle day-to-day details and problems.
- History of success in roles requiring logical, systematic thinking while managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency and diplomacy, both independently and as part of a management team.
- Knowledge of learning theories, human needs, curriculum development and evaluation, motivation theory, school finance, and budgeting.
- Knowledge of or ability to work with data and to use data to inform best practices.
- Knowledge of staffing, organization, selection, supervision and evaluation of personnel; ability to select, train, supervise and mentor personnel.
- Ability to work confidentially and with discretion.
- Skill and ability to demonstrate, use and motivate others to the highest level of customer service.
- Skill and ability to define problems, collect information, establish facts, analyze and evaluate alternative solutions, problem solve and draw valid conclusions.
- Skill and ability to use logical, systematic thinking while managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and subject to frequent interruptions.
- Knowledge and understanding of goal setting techniques including needs assessment and evaluation.
- Skill and ability to use self-restraint, professional judgment, independent decision making and develop strategies to deal with a variety of people, adversaries and advocates under varying situations and conditions.
- Skill and ability to use written and oral communication requiring clarity and diplomacy in communication with a broad and diverse audience.
- Effective communication skills initiating individual and group discussions, listening, facilitating interaction among group members and speaking in public.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective work relations with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment, and be held accountable for results.
- Ability to maintain a professional attitude and a strong customer service focus at all times, with a strong desire to succeed and solve problems.
- Knowledge, skill and ability to use a wide variety of office equipment including, but not limited to: personal computers, associated software programs (including Windows, word-processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentation, database and web based applications including document sharing), e-mail, Internet, copiers, faxes and phones.
- Possession of a valid California driver’s license, availability of a vehicle and evidence of vehicle insurance.
- Willingness and ability to travel locally and within the surrounding counties.
- Willingness to work irregular hours/days including evenings, weekends, holidays, and on-call for emergencies.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES The physical requirements below are necessary to perform the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable a person with a disability to perform these functions.
- Work environment is a combination of an office setting with frequent travel. Requires willingness and ability to work effectively and move about in an office and travel on a frequent basis to local locations and to surrounding counties.
- Physical, mental and emotional stamina to work an eight-hour shift (and sometimes more hours) under sometimes-stressful conditions, with frequent distraction and interruptions and deal with angry/upset people in a calm and professional manner.
- Sufficient hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity to use a wide variety of office and computer equipment, to keyboard and write, file, and maintain records and reports.
- Sufficient hearing to conduct in-person and telephone conversations.
- Ability to speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distance, on the telephone and in addressing groups.
- Sufficient visual acuity to see and read small print.
- Ability to sit for extended periods of time, up to an eight-hour shift (with the exception of lunch and breaks).
- Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, push/pull, lift, stand, and walk on an occasional basis to file, move equipment or supplies or take work from one location to another.
- Sufficient mobility to enter/exit a vehicle and drive to various locations locally and to surrounding counties.