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Achieve Miami is dedicated to fostering a transformational educational ecosystem in Miami. Together with partners from the public and private sector, Achieve Miami designs and manages programs that extend learning opportunities for students, teachers and education leaders. We believe students deserve engaging and enriching experiences year round and through our Summer Service Academies we plan to serve over 300 students grades 1st through 5th for five weeks at three school sites. We believe that teachers and educational leaders need spaces to innovate, develop and apply new skills and collaborate to broaden their networks of support. We create these spaces for educators and students to extend their learning while re-energizing and renewing themselves.

This summer, we are assembling a team of dynamic educators who are eager to spend their summer months innovating, refining, and developing the best practices that cause transformational outcomes for students. We are committed to four things being true for our school sites this summer – they are places with a culture of excellence, smooth operations, meaningful student learning, where everyone grows their capacity. The team of educators who will work to make this a reality are committed to students, their own learning, and to carrying the lessons from the summer forward into future roles in Miami’s education ecosystem.  

The summer program begins Monday, June 11th and concludes with a learning showcase on Saturday, July 14th.

School Director
Leads school to achieve vision for culture, content and learning  

The School Director is a critical leadership role responsible for setting a vision of excellence at the student and staff level for the school site and managing every aspect of the team’s effort to realize the vision. School Directors are responsible for providing a high quality, rigorous and engaging summer learning experience to 120 students rising into 1st through 5th grades.  The school director directly manages the leadership team consisting of one operations director and two learning specialists and indirectly manages the team of six teachers learning and working on site. The school director acts as the face of the school organization and develops relationships with district partners, principals, operational school site teams, and parents. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least three years of experience as an outstanding, goal oriented classroom teacher
  • A proven track record of leading students and/or teams to achieve goals
  • The proven ability to design and execute systems in service of realizing a vision
  • Experience successfully coaching and/or leading adults to outcomes
  • A piqued interest in leading an entire school community
  • A desire to learn and grow in ability to coach, manage and empower staff members in their roles
  • A growth mindset
  • A long term interest in assuming school or district level leadership roles in Miami

As school director, the candidate will:

  • Set a vision for excellence at the all school level
  • Design systems necessary for all to achieve the vision
  • Manage and reinforce systems and expectations needed to realize vision
  • Develop a school wide culture plan
  • Teach, manage and reinforce the school wide culture plan in action
  • Coach and develop the leadership team
  • Lead all school and leadership team events 
  • Manage district, school, partner and parent relationships

The school director role will begin in February and conclude in mid July.  From February until May, the role is part time (approximately 5-10 hours per week) with a focus on training, planning and hiring the summer team.  During the preparation period, school directors will engage in executive coaching and training with the Achieve Miami leadership team.  Beginning in June, the role is full time with school running from 7am until 5pm daily.  The school director position is outcome oriented and the ideal candidate will be able to work beyond the daily schedule when necessary to achieve great results.  

Achieve Miami offers a generous compensation package for the school director role. 

To apply – 
Complete the online application and submit a resume (maximum two pages) to Jennifer Dubey at jenniferdubey@achievemiami.org by January 14, 2018. 

The second round of the application process will include a sample activity – drafting a school wide culture plan – and a survey to professional references.

The final component for the application process is a live interview with the Achieve Miami Leadership team.

Operations Director

Designs and leads systems for smooth operations that enable all aspects of school to function at high level

At each school site, the operations director oversees all aspects of the operational systems and routines that ensure students, staff, partners and parents are positioned to succeed in the summer.  From opening to closing of the school site, the operations director manages all aspects of the space and needs of the team.  The operations director works closely with the school director and leadership team to design, implement and manage systems that allow for the objectives of the summer program to be best achieved.  Operations directors manage a team of interns to support their ability to meet all operational needs on site.  The operations director directly manages the afternoon component of the summer program – which includes leading volunteers and students in their service learning based whole group activities.  

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least three years of experience as an outstanding, goal oriented classroom teacher

  • A proven track record of leading students and/or teams to achieve goals

  • The proven ability to design and execute systems that create smooth logistics

  • Experience delegating tasks and leading adults to follow through

  • A desire to learn and grow in ability to coach, manage and empower staff members in their roles

  • A growth mindset

  • A long term interest in assuming school or district level leadership roles in Miami

As operations director, the candidate will:

  • Design, teach and manage systems to create smooth operations school wide

  • Hire, train and manage a team of interns

  • Lead service learning team to execute afternoon programming with students

  • Facilitate communication systems for the internal and external school community

  • Collaborate with members of the leadership team to ensure all school objectives met

  • Manage external relationships with volunteers, school partners and district operations teams

  • Organize and manage execution of field trips

  • Create and maintain welcoming environment through management of shared spaces

The operations director role will begin in February and conclude in mid July.  From February until May, the role is part time (approximately 2-8 hours per week) with a focus on training, leadership team development and operational design.  During the preparation period, the operations directors will engage in executive coaching and training with the Achieve Miami leadership team.  Beginning in June, the role is full time with school running from 7am until 5pm daily.  The operations director position is outcome oriented and the ideal candidate will be able to work beyond the daily schedule when necessary to achieve great results.  

Achieve Miami offers a generous compensation package for the operations director role.

To apply –

  • Complete the online application and submit a resume (maximum two pages) to Jennifer Dubey at jenniferdubey@achievemiami.org by January 14, 2018.

  • The second round of the application process will include a sample activity – drafting a project plan for the daily opening of school – and a survey to professional references.

  • The final component for the application process is a live interview with the Achieve Miami Leadership team.

Learning Specialist

Lead, coach and develop teachers to implement high impact instruction focused on student learning

Learning Specialists lead summer efforts to engage all students in rigorous and meaningful content that encourages inquiry, application of content and critical thinking by directing the work of the teaching team. Learning Specialists design plans for student summer learning outputs and objectives and create frameworks for learning that teachers use to guide their practice. To ensure that all teachers learn and grow in their capacity over the summer, learning specialists lead the teacher as learner community – engaging teachers in one on one coaching, collaborative planning and professional development. Learning specialists will coach and direct the work of three teachers each and work together to lead the school-wide instructional team of six teachers.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least three years of experience as an outstanding, goal oriented classroom teacher

  • Experience successfully coaching and directing the work of adults

  • A proven track record of leading students and/or teams to achieve goals

  • The proven ability to design and execute instructional plans that lead to meaningful student learning

  • An internalized understanding of the Florida State Standards

  • A deep desire to design and develop new approaches to meaningful student learning

  • An entrepreneurial spirit that remains open to collaboration and constructive critique

  • An understanding of what meaningful student learning looks like in action and how teaching works in alignment to great learning

  • An interest in growing in ability to coach and develop individual teachers and groups of teachers

  • A growth mindset

  • A long term interest in assuming school or district level leadership roles in Miami

As learning specialist, the candidate will:

  • Design student learning outputs and aligned curriculum focus maps for four weeks of instruction

  • Lead teacher development through workshop, collaboration, and coaching cycles

  • Observe and coach teachers on weekly learning goals

  • Collaborate with members of the leadership team to ensure all school objectives met

  • Work closely with fellow learning specialists to analyze the state of student learning and make adjustments to teacher development program as needed to achieve goals

The learning specialist role will begin in February and conclude in mid July.  From February until May, the role is part time (approximately 2-8 hours per week) with a focus on training, leadership team development and instructional design.  During the preparation period, the learning specialist will engage in training with the Achieve Miami leadership team.  Beginning in June, the role is full time with school running from 7am until 5pm daily.  The learning specialist position is outcome oriented and the ideal candidate will be able to work beyond the daily schedule when necessary to achieve great results.  

Achieve Miami offers a generous compensation package for the learning specialist role.

To apply –

  • Complete the online application and submit a resume (maximum two pages) to Jennifer Dubey at jenniferdubey@achievemiami.org by January 14, 2018.

  • The second round of the application process will include a sample activity – drafting a unit plan for a set of objectives - and a survey to professional references.

  • The final component for the application process is a live interview with the Achieve Miami Leadership team.

College Readiness Cohort Program Manager

To deepen our impact on high school students’ college readiness, we are building a team of high school program managers to develop and execute a cohort program model in our partner schools. The high school program manager will be responsible for recruiting, selecting, training and leading a team of 20-30 high school students through their engagement in our summer and Saturday programming. The program manager will help design high impact student engagement opportunities and will work collaboratively as part of a larger team of high school and elementary school site coordinators.  

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least one year of experience as an outstanding, goal oriented classroom teacher

  • A proven track record of leading students and/or teams to achieve goals

  • The proven ability to design and execute systems that create smooth logistics

  • A love of all things planning and preparing for incredible shared experiences

  • An ability to organize and manage the follow through of tasks aligned to a project or goal

  • A strong customer service mindset and ability to work well from behind the scenes

  • A desire to learn and grow in ability to coach, manage and empower others

  • A growth mindset

  • Excellent communication skills for a variety of purposes and using a range of approaches

  • A passion for college readiness and providing equity to students growing up in Miami’s most marginalized communities

The high school program manager will:

  • Recruit, select, train and manage a cohort of 20-30 high school students to engage in Achieve Miami’s summer and Saturday program from June 2018 until April 2019

  • Design and tune programming for their cohort of students

  • Ensure the cohort has excellent attendance and engagement at all required events

  • Deliver the college readiness curriculum to the cohort during the 5 week summer program

  • Work hand in hand with their summer site operations director to lead the afternoon enrichment program with their cohort

  • Collaborate with other high school program managers and the elementary site directors to reflect on program effectiveness, lead and manage programs, and tune plan and events

  • Design and lead the execution of project plans to support high quality program outputs

  • Leverage external relationships with volunteers, school partners and district operations teams so that programs are delivered with consistent excellence

  • Build partnerships with organizations at the school that align with our program objectives

  • Collect and analyze data related to impact of program

  • Create and maintain welcoming environment for all who encounter our work

  • Make those they work with better and even more satisfied to be part of our work

  • Be flexible and take on new tasks and responsibilities as they become necessary to achieve our goals

The high school program manager role includes 5 weeks of summer instruction from June 11th-July 14th and 15 Saturday sessions from October 2018-April 2019. The high school program manager will report directly to the Executive Director and Program Director, and engage as a member of the organization’s high school program leadership team.  

Teacher

Design and implement high impact instruction focused on student learning while engaging in a focused and inclusive professional learning community

Teachers design and implement learning plans that engage all students in rigorous and meaningful content that encourages inquiry, application of content and critical thinking. Together as an instructional team, teachers engage in daily professional learning meant to rapidly and strategically develop their higher order instructional skill. Teachers spend each morning instructing a class and each afternoon learning with their peers and learning specialists.  With their learning specialists, teachers set goals for personal development and engage in cycles of development, application and analysis to quickly evolve their practice.  At the end of the five weeks, teachers work together as a learning community to plan ways to apply their newly honed skills and best practices during the school year.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least one year of experience as an outstanding, goal oriented classroom teacher

  • The proven ability to design and execute instructional plans that lead to meaningful student learning

  • A strong command of effective classroom management

  • An internalized understanding of how to plan from standards and outcomes

  • A deep desire to design and develop new approaches to meaningful student learning

  • An entrepreneurial spirit that remains open to collaboration and constructive critique

  • An interest in developing a heightened understanding of what meaningful student learning looks like in action and how teaching works in alignment to great learning

  • A strong desire to become a wildly effective teacher

  • A growth mindset

As teacher, the candidate will:

  • Design daily learning plans aligned to set student outcomes

  • Engage students in four hours of instruction

  • Engage with their peers in three hours of professional learning daily

  • Participate in and contribute to school wide plans for strong culture and systems

  • Partner with a learning specialist to set and receive feedback on personal learning goals

  • Collaborate with members of the leadership team to ensure all school objectives met

  • Work closely with members of the learning community to analyze the state of student learning and make adjustments to instructional program as needed to achieve goals

The teacher role will begin with 2 Saturday conferences, one in May and one in June, and full time teaching will take place from 6/11/2018 – 7/14/2018. The summer work hours are 7:30am – 4pm.

Achieve Miami offers a generous compensation package for the teacher role.

To apply –

  • Complete the online teacher application and submit a resume (maximum two pages) to Jennifer Dubey at jenniferdubey@achievemiami.org by February 25, 2018.