Leadership FellowPosted by: Success Academy Charter Schools
Posted date: 9/18/2013
Location: New York City
Join our movement
At Success Academy, we make history every single day. Our schools rank in the top 1% in math and top 7% in reading among all New York schools. 100% of all scholars passed the 2013 science exam with 99% earning the highest possible rating. We provide an exploration-driven curriculum for grades K-12, focused on the whole child, teaching chess, art, and other specialized subjects that bring excitement to the school day and foster a lifelong love of learning. Our communities are calling for more, and we are meeting this urgent demand with rapid expansion.
Are you ready to join this movement – and make an indelible mark on education reform across New York City?
The Leadership Fellow program
Success Academies Leadership Fellow ("L Fellows") program is a highly selective one-to-two year paid, full-time residency within Success Academy schools starting in late October 2013. By the start of the 2014-2015 school year, each L Fellow will be placed in a leadership role in one of our Success Academies. The Fellowship is designed to prepare exceptional leaders currently working outside of education to become school leaders at one of the Success Academies across New York City. We expect L Fellows to bring their experience delivering results and managing teams into our schools.
The L Fellows program components include:
*An intensive training institute that kicks-off the program centered around building understanding of the Success Academies school design, in-depth training on our literacy, math and science curriculum as well as our approach to school and classroom management.
*A one-to-two year immersion placement in one of our current schools that will train you to deliver high quality classroom instruction and prepare you to become a school leader in a Success Academy.
*An experience-based instructional and management training. Following the initial training institute, L Fellows partake in weekly sessions (study groups, reading, professional development and external training sessions) designed to build a deep understanding of the Success Academies Culture, Instruction & Curriculum, Operations and Team Management. While some of the fellowship involves formal professional development sessions, the majority is experiential and peer-led.
The ideal L Fellow candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree. The Leadership Fellowship is a residency program designed to prepare professionals with over 5 years of proven leadership experience in their current, or past positions, to become school leaders at one of our Success Academies. Classroom experience is not required.
The candidate must demonstrate competency in the following areas:
*Leadership. A proven record of successfully leading projects, taking on increased responsibility and inspiring teams at work and in the community.
*Results-driven. Focus on delivering results consistently. Able to plan for and deliver ambitious goals.
*Organization. High level of organization and resourcefulness, with a keen ability to be on top of the day-to-day management of a school. A strong ability to multi-task and to prioritize effectively.
*Problem-solving. Solutions-oriented and approaches challenges in creative and analytical ways.
*Oral and written communication. Exemplary oral and written communication skills with the ability to inspire others to meet their goals.
In addition, the following characteristics are required to be successful as a Success Academy Leadership Fellow:
*Drive. Relentless pursuit of excellence and a "whatever it takes" attitude. The stamina to handle long days and the intensity required to lead the team in a high-performing charter school.
*Dedication to mission. Dedication and passion for education reform as well as Success Academies’ unique vision, professional standards and values.
*Hunger to Learn. An eagerness to learn and improve oneself everyday. We are constantly pushing our scholars to take their learning to the next level. Likewise, we are looking for Leaders who are self-aware, open to feedback and able to quickly implement what they are learning.
*Flexibility. Ability to adjust expected tasks and schedule to the changing priorities – along with a willingness to roll up ones sleeves.
*Collaboration. Working with closely teammates who come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences.
*Beyond Z attitude. Willingness to go above and beyond the requirements of the job to be innovative and support the organization. At the same time, humble, reflective and willing to continually improve.
Please upload a resume and cover letter to www.successcareers.org that outlines the skills and experience you bring to the fellowship. After your cover letter (in the same document), please answer the following questions. Limit your responses to 150 words or less per question.
1) What personal and professional experiences have influenced your desire to lead a Success Academy school?
2) Describe a time you are most proud of where you inspired one or more persons to achieve excellence. How do you know you were successful?
3) What is the most creative solution you have developed at work?
Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis for the 2013-2014 school year; we encourage you to apply early.
Resumes without cover letters and essay questions will not be considered.
Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.