The GO Project is seeking a Director of Campus Instruction (DCI) with a proven record of leading successful teams for our GO Summer and GO School programs. As part of the Program Team and reporting to the Director of Instruction and the Director of Campus Instruction, the Associate Director of Campus Instruction will assist in managing our Grace Church School campus. The Associate Director of Campus Instruction will be responsible for ensuring staff meet ambitious student achievement goals for grades K-4. The Associate Director of Campus Instruction will directly co-manage Head Teachers and junior staff such as volunteer and student teachers and are directly or indirectly responsible for campus staff’s performance, campus culture, and campus operations.
The Grace Church School GO Project Campus will be in-person only for twenty Saturdays from October through May.
This part time position is for in-person only instruction from October to May in our Manhattan location.
Applying for this role is a commitment to in-person instruction and following GO Project’s COVID protocols, including verification of vaccination.
Student Achievement and Staff Quality:
- Inspire and motivate instructional staff to reach ambitious goals with students by developing trusting relationships and establishing yourself as a valued leader
- Ensure that instructional staff are consistently on track to meet ambitious student achievement goals by directly coaching teachers and leveraging limited time to lead professional development (team huddles) that will have an immediate and positive impact on student achievement
- Consistently monitor data, identify trends in student and staff performance, and act strategically to ensure your campus meets its goals
- Support preparations for program by contributing to recruitment for your campus and leading pre-service staff trainings
Grade Team Leadership:
- Create and lead an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, staff, and families
- Establish and reinforce a culture of achievement and high expectations that drives staff to ensure that all students achieve at high levels
- Oversee staff to ensure grade level goals around student achievement, attendance, and parent involvement are met consistently through continuous monitoring of data and planned strategic actions with your team
Administrative & Operations
- Ensure that all campus staff has the information necessary to successfully complete their daily responsibilities and meet larger goals
- Consolidate information from leadership and communicate to your team with minimal support
- Ensure that staff members meet all deadlines for accurate and complete deliverables such as lesson plan submission, student data entry, daily attendance records, etc.
- Manage grade level staff coverage with the Manager of Instruction
- Regularly communicate with non-instructional program staff about program implementation and progress toward goals
- Execute program initiatives, processes, and procedures with fidelity
- Manage implementation of GO Project ELA and Math curriculum for grades K-2 aligned with course overviews and GO Project’s vision for instruction
- Provide feedback on the GO Curriculum as requested
- Proven results leading others and managing a team to achieve ambitious goals
- Experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data to inform instructional decisions
- Demonstrated experience leading highly effective trainings for teachers around instructional best practices
- Ability to build lasting and meaningful relationships with team members, students, and families
- Ability to conduct video and microphone on calls from the home– reliable internet, webcam and mic, and appropriate backdrop are required
The ideal candidate is also able to clearly demonstrate GO Project Core Values:
- Achievement. We work together to create opportunities to unlock the potential in ourselves and in others.
- Support Diversity. We value the different backgrounds, talents, perspectives, and experiences of our diverse community.
- Participate & Innovate. We are actively engaged in the relentless pursuit of the organization’s mission.
- Integrity. We adhere to the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, and mutual respect amongst our community.
- Responsibility. We take accountability for ourselves, our decisions, and the people and programs that we oversee.
- Effort & Enthusiasm. We commit to a conscious exertion of hard work with strong excitement and motivation.
Program Dates and Training:
All dates and training are mandatory. Please note that all absences are extremely disruptive to the learning process, so ensure you are able to attend all program days. All training is mandatory and cannot be rescheduled.
DCI Training: Live & Asynchronous sessions October 1- October 15 (approximately 20 hours)
Staff Training: Live sessions October 16, 19 and 21 with some self-paced trainings for a total of 8 hrs
The GO School DCI position is expected to work approximately 220-250 hours between October and May. This includes the following: DCIs should expect to participate in approximately 20 hours of training and preparation between Oct 1- 15th. DCIs will also lead approximately 8 hours of training between October 16 and 21st. Starting on October 23, GO School runs on select Saturdays from 8:30am – 1:30pm (see below). Students are in session from 9:00am – 12:30pm and DCIs have meetings (either with GO Staff or Parents) or have prep time for administrative work before and after students are in session. DCIs are expected to work approximately 2-3 hours per week outside of Saturdays once the program starts. There will also be 2-3 hours of wrap up work following the last date of Session 1 (May 14). If any work will require more time than what has been estimated, additional hours must be pre-approved by the Director of Instruction.
- October 23, 30
- November 6, 13, 20
- December 4, 11, 18
- January 29
- February 5, 12
- March 5, 12, 19, 26
- April 2, 9, 30
- May 7, 14