Vice President, Teaching & Learning

at Home Office Openings (View all jobs)

Multiple Locations – Los Angeles, CA

ABOUT ALLIANCE COLLEGE-READY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded in 2004 based on the belief that all young people––regardless of ZIP code, income, ability, or background–– are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and most successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 28 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles communities that have been systemically oppressed. In our 16th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though 93% of incoming sixth graders come to Alliance reading below grade level, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

ROLE SUMMARY

At Alliance, we believe that all of our scholars can achieve at high levels.  That’s why we’ve raised our aspirations – to be in the top quartile of all schools in California and ensure our scholars enroll in and graduate from college.  The Vice President, Teaching & Learning, is charged with ensuring that all scholars have access to rigorous, culturally responsive instruction that prepares them for success in college. The VP, Teaching & Learning reports directly to the Chief Academic Officer and manages the Content Teams (e.g., ELA, Math, Science, and History). 

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Provide departmental leadership, organizational academic strategy and direction, and systems-level thinking.

  • Play a key role in driving the organization’s multi-year roadmap to address trauma and unfinished teaching that has occurred as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic;  
  • Collaboratively set and monitor annual instructional priorities and strategies to guide the team’s strategic plan; rally a diverse group of staff around common goals;
  • Provide input and direction in the design and refinement of Alliance’s academic model to ensure a high-quality, culturally responsive instructional program in grades 6-12, aligned to Alliance’s college success mission and the network’s commitment towards anti-racism;
  • In partnership with other senior leaders, such as the Vice President, Special Populations, and the Instructional Superintendents Team, accelerate the performance of all students across the network, especially our Black / African American students, students with disabilities, and those learning English.  

Collaboratively lead the network’s instructional supports, tools, and professional development.

  • In partnership with Instructional Superintendents, lead the network’s school support implementation teams to provide high-quality and differentiated instructional support to all schools with the goal of increasing learning outcomes for all scholars; 
  • Through regular visits to school sites, provide coaching and support to direct reports that increase their efficacy in improving instruction;  
  • Design and refine tools, guidance, and training for school leadership teams to implement a high-quality instructional cycle (observation and feedback, student work and data analysis, and intellectual preparation) that results in improved classroom practice; 
  • Support the design and facilitation of robust professional development for school leaders, school leadership teams, and teachers.

Lead a large, complex department with attention to team culture and satisfaction.

  • Lead and develop an engaged, diverse, and effective team through effective recruiting, training, coaching, motivating, team building, and succession planning;
  • Model and facilitate inclusive team culture practices, such as valuing diverse perspectives, and working across lines of differences;
  • Manage the professional growth of direct reports to build and cultivate strong leadership skills.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATES WILL HAVE/BE:

  • Belief in the mission of Alliance College Ready Public Schools and our commitment to being an anti-racist organization;
  • Commitment to interrupting inequities through honest conversations about race and power to create an equitable and inclusive organization that honors marginalized identities;
  • Ability to set a clear, common vision and bar for rigorous, culturally responsive teaching in grades 6-12; 
  • A record of achievement leading research-based academic strategy, implementation, and approaches that radically improve scholar performance; including the ability to differentiate strategy and approaches between middle  and high schools to best address developmental needs to scholars;  
  • Deep experience analyzing and using data (at the network, school, subgroup level) to monitor and drive academic growth;
  • Knowledge of culturally responsive teaching, the Common Core State Standards and the instructional shifts, the Next Generation Science Standards, and the California Assessment of Scholar Progress and Performance (Smarter Balanced) as well as current effective academic practices that are being implemented at other districts/networks;
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of established, entrepreneurial schools with their own unique strengths and needs.  This includes building strong relationships with teachers, school leaders, Instructional Superintendents, and other home office and school-based staff; 
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to effectively guide adult learners and lead change management efforts and develop scalable systems;
  • Experience managing people and cross-functional teams, programs, projects, and initiatives; motivating a wide variety of stakeholders to embrace  and successfully reach ambitious goals;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Strong organization, time management, and follow-through skills; high sense of accountability to the work; and,
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to lead and contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required;
  • Five (5) years of full-time, professional experience in a public education system or organization serving a high-need population with at least five (5) years in a supervisory and leadership role;
  • Previous experience as a successful school leader serving high-need populations (preferred).

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

In alignment with our commitment to equity for our scholars, Alliance is committed to equity and transparency for our team and offer competitive salaries commensurate with experience and education, as well as an employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of regular earnings, and a comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental and vision. This position is exempt. The compensation range for this position is $122,000 – $160,000 based on years of prior relevant experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter at www.laalliance.org/careers. Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are tuition-free public charter schools that do not discriminate against any scholar, parent, community member, or staff member on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.