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Dean of Instruction - Various Campuses (2019-2020)

Department: Instructional Leadership
Location: Houston, TX

POSITION: Dean of Instruction

REPORTS TO: School Director 

START DATE: July 2019

POSITION TYPE: 11-month 

LOCATION: Houston, Texas 

THE CHALLENGE

Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities’ graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 84% of their students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Ninety-four (94%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata are earning their college degrees at four times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do they do this? Each of YES Prep’s18 campuses serve 6th-12th graders like Monique Bowie. Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels behind but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory as a result of transformative relationships with teachers and leaders and access to excellent educational opportunities. 

As the first minority-majority city, Houston’s schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 7,000 families on YES Prep’s waitlist. YES Prep’s student enrollment is estimated to grow 31% between now and 2023 (from 11,600 currently to 17,000). 

THE OPPORTUNITY 

YES Prep needs a dynamic and diverse Dean of Instruction team to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice. To put it simply, you will ensure that YES Prep teachers are highly effective and produce outstanding results. 

THE ROLE

When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work will include: 

  • Manage and develop a cohort of teachers; 

  • With the School Director and/or Director of Academics, set clear expectations and standards for excellent teaching in all content areas; 

  • Managing the progress toward increased student achievement for a cohort of teachers, including helping teachers use assessment data to improve the quality and scope of their instruction; 

  • Ensuring that students receive outstanding instruction in all classrooms by observing and evaluating a cohort of teachers, including conducting classroom observations, coaching teachers, and monitoring teacher progress; 

  • Assisting in the planning and delivery of professional learning opportunities to campus teachers and staff during beginning-of-year in-service days, as well as select professional development days throughout the school year. 

THE PERSON

We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas to meet the needs of our growing body of students. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility. 

THE MUST HAVES 

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution 

  • At least three years of exemplary teaching  

  • Experience in coaching or leading adults (preferred) 

  • Certification in teaching / instruction 

THE PERKS 

  • Compensation – This position is an exempt, salaried position; salary offers commensurate with experience. 

  • Health and Supplemental Insurance–  A $0.00 medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Short and Long Term Disability, Pet Insurance, Life, etc. 

  • Paid Time Off– 12 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures of our Academic Calendar 

  • Paid Leave Programming – In the event you need to be out due to a medical reason, YES Prep offers up to 12 weeks of full paid leave 

  • Professional Development - YES Prep values longevity and performance over time through our Commit to Five program. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development.  

WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY 

YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-seven percent (97%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.

YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood. 

THE NEXT STEPS  

If this sounds like your just right job, please apply here

If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent Acquisition team to be connected to a recruiter at talent@yesprep.org

Selection Process

The selection process will follow the below timeline:

  • Application window: December 10, 2018- January 13, 2019
  • Candidates moving forward will be notified of selection activities on February 6, 2019
  • Candidates must submit selection activities by February 10th 2019 at 11:59 pm CST

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