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9 Feb 2021

Full-Time Director of Special Services

Achievement First – Posted by payalseth New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Team Special Services leads the organization’s charge to ensure that special services at Achievement First is exceptional and equitable. Achievement First is committed to meeting the needs of scholars who enter our schools. As we grow roots within our communities and seek to educate student populations that mirror our neighboring community school districts, we have the opportunity to serve students with more diverse needs. Over the past 5 years, we have seen an increase in the number of students with significant needs applying to our schools, and we are excited to see families exercising choice for their scholars. As such, we have adopted a direct support model where a network team provides support and accountability to school based Special Services Leaders. The team develops resources & practices and provides training and weekly on-the-ground support to school leaders, including tiered reading intervention, tiered behavior intervention, authentic compliance and specialized instruction to provide access to all scholars.  The team is currently comprised of a Vice President, an Associate, and five directors that support across K-12. 

The Director would directly manage a portfolio of schools. All ideal candidates will be passionate about meeting the needs of all students, have specialized expertise working in special education, and have a “make it happen” attitude. The charter movement evolved to be innovative in the world of public education and this is an opportunity to revolutionize our program to truly serve the needs of all children. We are seeking hard working candidates who are fanatical about doing right by all students.

Job Description: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LnaZuP7xdm5Bujwsu6Kv2ECVvEZXofgN05RKtLJdzT8/edit?usp=sharing

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for the Director, Special Services role, email your resume and a letter of interest to  Payal Seth and Emily Siefken. In your letter, please explain why you are interested in the position and what experiences make you qualified for this role. We will follow up with candidates to name the next steps in the process from there.

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Charter Schools, coaching, special education, and Teaching. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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