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Leadership Position Openings

Polaris Tech Charter School - Executive Director

Ridgeland, South Carolina
Authorizer/Sponsor: South Carolina Public Charter School District 2017-18 School Year



 

Dynamic position available with a new, innovative charter school in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.  Imagine a school where each student builds foundational skills to pursue a chosen path to thrive college, at work and in life.   Polaris Tech is that school – aspiring to turn the imagined into a reality.  

The centerpiece of Polaris Tech’s curriculum is the introduction of six 21st Century Career Pathways:  aerospace, health science, information technology, logistics, advanced manufacturing, and business management.  The Career Pathways are reinforced by a rigorous course of academic study delivered through a blended and adaptive educational content technology, a focus on work and life skills, and balanced by an emphasis on the health and wellness of each student.

The Executive Director will serve as Head of School as its executive officer with responsibility for all aspects of corporate and community engagement, business management, educational delivery strategies, operations and school effectiveness.   During the Planning Year the Executive Director will report to the Planning Committee until the transition of Polaris Tech governance to the Polaris Tech Board of Directors.  At that time the Executive Director will report directly to the Board.   The Executive Director will be responsible for upholding the Polaris Tech mission and ensuring Polaris Tech’s positive and sustained impact on student and family outcomes, industry interests, community needs and the school’s and South Carolina’s achievement goals.

If you have a successful record of non-profit and/or education leadership and a desire to make a difference in the education and career paths of young people this may be the perfect fit.  This position does not require school administrative experience or certification.  Inquire at careers@polaristech.org.

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

Strategic Leadership

  • Develop, manage and monitor Polaris Tech’s strategic plan.

  • Develop and sustain strategic partnerships aligned to the Career Pathways.

  • Develop and sustain community relationships.

  • Develop and sustain SC Public Charter School District relationship.

  • Act as a catalyst for collective impact to improve education for all students.

Academic Innovation & Impact

  • Oversee the work of the Director of Teaching, Learning and Accountability and the Director of Programs to ensure operational, academic and instructional success.

  • Ensure the implementation and fidelity of Polaris Tech’s innovative and comprehensive model of education.

  • Establish a learning culture to meet and exceed the Performance Framework goals and objectives.

  • Provide resources and direction to the staff to improve teaching and learning.

Educational Content & Delivery Systems Strategies

  • Monitor and analyze the benefits of new and trending electronically delivered content and delivery tools to maximize an individualized school experience.

  • Ensure that the Information Technology infrastructure optimizes the delivery of educational services to staff and students when, where and whom they will be most effective.

  • Optimize resources to provide the educational and professional development opportunities to ensure that the teaching and administrative staff use the Information Technology tools effectively.

Financial, Legal & Operations Acuity

  • Oversee the work of the Director of Finance and Operations to build capacity to be financially sustainable.

  • Oversee and administer annual, 5-year and 10-year budget.

  • Establish and nurture relationship with funding resources.

  • Oversee school, district, state, and federal reporting mandates.

  • Manage compliance of programs with state and federal mandates.

Policy Governance

  • Participate in all standing Board Committees and oversee the Executive Team to promote shared decision-making and accountability for approaches to operations, instruction, school management and student outcomes.

  • Interpret and implement Governing Board policies, corresponding rules, and regulations.

  • Recruit, hire and manage all key administrative staff.

  • Report Polaris Tech Charter School needs to the Board of Directors.

Positive Learning Culture

  • Facilitate communication among all stakeholders.

  • Exert a positive and professional attitude in working with all stakeholders.

  • Build and lead a learning organization culture aligned to the organization’s mission and vision.

Staff Engagement

  • Ensure resources for the implementation and support of staff development.

  • Ensure commitment to the rules for appropriate student and staff conduct.

Ethical Behavior

  • Behave in an ethical manner pursuant to the South Carolina Code of Ethics, Rules of Conduct.

  • Uphold the Core Values, Guiding Beliefs, Disciplines and Principles always.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Successful tenure (at least three years) in a public, private or non-profit leadership role, preferably with a startup enterprise or charter school.

  2. Experience leading a complex, multi-pronged, mission driven enterprise.

  3. Valid South Carolina administrative credential (optional).

  4. Master’s degree (MBA, MPH, M. Ed) or equivalent experience.

  5. Demonstrated strategic understanding of and commitment to personalized learning, student-centered strategies and competency-based progression to mastery aligned to student and industry goals and interests.

  6. Demonstrated ability to forge successful collaborative relationships with business, industry and community partners.

  7. Demonstrates understanding of the strategic design and implementation of instructional, content and administrative technologies.

  8. Exhibits a commitment to promoting academic freedom, trust, and respect among faculty members and school staff.

  9. Well versed in promoting a positive achievement oriented, learning culture among staff and students.

  10. Demonstrates outstanding oral and written communication skills.

  11. Professional development and experience in adult mentoring.

  12. Successful grant writing and fund development experience.

 Date Posted: 10/10/2017


 

Polaris Tech Charter School -
Director of Teaching, Learning and Accountability

Ridgeland, South Carolina
Authorizer/Sponsor: South Carolina Public Charter School District 2018-19 School Year

 

 

 

 

Are you looking for an exciting new opportunity in education leadership?  We invite to explore the position to oversee the instructional leadership of a new innovative charter school in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.  Imagine a school where each student builds foundational skills to pursue a chosen path to thrive in college, at work and in life.   Polaris Tech is that school – aspiring to turn the imagined into a reality.  

 

The centerpiece of Polaris Tech’s middle and high school curriculum is the introduction of six 21st Century Career Pathways:  aerospace, health science, information technology, logistics, advanced manufacturing, and business management.  The Career Pathways are reinforced by a rigorous course of academic study delivered through a blended and adaptive educational content technology, a focus on work and life skills and balanced by an emphasis on the health and wellness of each student.

 

The Director of Teaching, Learning & Accountability will report directly to the Executive Director and partner with the Director of Programs and Director of Finance and Operations to build this dynamic school and achieve its mission.  This position will work closely with parents, families and the community and will oversee and lead the implementation of the comprehensive curriculum, including the instructional processes, oversee the instructional staff and ensure achievement of the instructional goals, student interest goals and outcomes of Polaris Tech Charter School.  This role will be responsible to ensure the efficacy, access and equity of the technology enabled, flexible learning environment.  This position requires a valid SC administration license. Inquire at careers@polaristech.org

 

Requirements include, but not limited to:

Educational Staff

  • Recruit, hire and manage all educational staff (not including guidance and health staffing)

  • Facilitate and coach faculty on implementation of the education approach to include personalized, blended, and applied learning processes.

  • Monitor, coach and evaluate educational staff performance.

  • Provide leadership for the planning, design, and implementation of professional development.

Educational Leadership

  • Provide leadership for the coordination and implementation of Polaris Tech’s comprehensive and systemic academic curriculum/programs through an on-going process of planning for innovation, change, and continuous academic/developmental improvement.

  • Monitor and manage the implementation of the personalized learning framework – including the digital curriculum (Edgenuity MyPath™), core content and culture programs, 21st century skills, applied learning programs and projects, special needs and assessment tools (through the ICAN learner profile).

  • Ensure that 21st Century Skills and Health & Wellness emphasis are part of daily programming within the curriculum.

  • Select necessary curriculum enhancement programs in conjunction with faculty.

  • Coordinate allocation of materials and resources necessary to produce desired student outcomes in conjunction with the Director of Programs, the Director of Finance and Operations and faculty.

Educational Content & Delivery Systems

  • Monitor and analyze new and trending electronically delivered content and delivery tools to maximize an individualized school experience.

  • Partner with Director of Finance and Operations to ensure that the Information Technology infrastructure optimizes the delivery of educational services to staff and students when, where and for whom they will be most effective.

  • Optimize resources to provide the educational and professional development opportunities to ensure that the teaching and administrative staff use the Information Technology tools effectively.

Student Outcomes

  • Coordinate and direct the appropriate programming of students in their chosen career path.

  • Ensure that special education students and ELL students are placed on the appropriate emergent learning path and the best career path in line to their personal needs, including IEP’s.

  • Monitor, diagnose and remedy student performance gaps through analysis of data from the assessment (NWEA MAP), Edgenuity MyPath™ and other evaluation processes of all students enrolled using all tests, evaluations and competency-based assessments within the ICAN learner portfolios.

  • Monitor student recruitment, attendance, disciplinary action and retention.  

  • Ensure the accuracy, maintenance and confidentiality of student records.

Ethical Behavior

  • Behave in an ethical manner pursuant to the South Carolina Code of Ethics, Rules of Conduct.

  • Uphold the Core Values, Guiding Beliefs, Disciplines and Principles at all times.

Qualifications:

  1. Must possess a valid South Carolina Teaching and Administration Credential

  2. Master’s degree in Education Leadership.

  3. At least three years as a School Leader of a middle and/or high school, preferably as a founding leader in a start-up or charter school.

  4. Demonstrate strong organizational and systems thinking skills.

  5. Evidence of ability to work with staff, parents and community to achieve successful outcomes with at-risk, high poverty and academically challenged student population.

  6. Demonstrate competence and ability to implement a multi-pronged, comprehensive curriculum.

  7. Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to personalized learning, student-centered strategies and competency-based progression to mastery aligned to student and industry goals and interests.

  8. Experience using and managing the design and implementation of instructional, content and administrative technologies.

  9. Exhibit a commitment to promoting academic freedom, trust, and respect among faculty members and school personnel.

  10. Well versed in promoting a positive achievement oriented climate among students, staff, parents and community.

  11. Possess outstanding oral and written communication skills.

  12. Prior Special Education background.

  13. Experience in adult learning and experience in staff development and evaluation.

 Date Posted: 10/17/2017


 

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