Deputy Director for School Performance
Job no: 494187
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Charter Schools
1. Manage the process to evaluate the academic results and organizational capacity of each school chartered by the university to identify material deficiencies that could affect the school’s educational program, develop and implement strategies intended to remedy these deficiencies, and evaluate the efficacy of those strategies.
2. Create a more equitable and inclusive learning environment in metro Detroit by developing and implementing new initiatives to meet the needs of historically underrepresented student populations in their schools or in other learning environments.
3. Lead a team of professionals to ensure that Charter Schools Office (“CSO”) resources are effectively deployed to provide academic support to school leaders and teachers, and that the CSO well-positioned to identify and help solve problems.
4. Liaise with school and network leaders to deploy sustained professional education programming, training, support, or other CSO resources at schools that exhibit a high risk of academic failure.
5. Manage and continuously refine a professional education program of workshops, cohorts, and other networks of support that leverages the talent in the university community to help teachers and school leaders continuously develop in their professions.
6. Oversee the collection, maintenance, analysis of school- and student-level data, and ensure that it is appropriately used for school evaluation purposes in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
7. Oversee the annual assessment of the capacity of each school to deliver superior academic, fiscal, and organizational performance, and in the fair, accurate, and timely reporting on this assessment to university stakeholders, school boards of directors, and the public.
8. Participate in the process for reviewing applications for new charter schools, and the process to evaluate performance of an existing charter school at the end of its contract.
9. Manage strategic relationships with potential charter applicants, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, the media and other partner organizations in metro Detroit.
10. Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
• A master’s degree in a relevant field of study.
• 7+ years of experience in the charter sector with progressively increasing responsibilities.
• A demonstrated commitment to creating more equitable access to high-quality educational choices, especially for students in historically underserved communities.
• Superior knowledge of charter school operations in all phases of its life cycle, especially during the start-up phase, with at least three years’ direct experience in school leadership.
• Superior experience in evaluating school performance and diagnosing problems.
• Superior experience building and leading diverse teams of people, including contractors and vendors, to increase quality and equity in public schools.
• Direct experience in developing and leading large-scale, sustained professional education initiatives.
• Direct experience in developing, implementing, and overseeing school support and
corrective actions to rapidly increase a school’s capacity to deliver a quality educational
• A high relational capacity; established relationships with major nonprofit, philanthropic, and
other support organizations in metro Detroit and in Michigan preferred.
• Direct experience working with charter school operators or school vendors.
• Direct experience working with other organizations involved improving public
education, including other authorizers, state associations, nonprofits, and
• Ability to work as part of a collegial team of professionals that solves problems together,
supports each other, and advances together.
• Strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and analytical skills.
Normal office environment. Periodic travel will be required to GVSU-chartered schools.
Physical Demands: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more
than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: Charter Schools
CAMPUS: Grand Rapids
HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now". Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews may be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The review process will begin immediately and applications will be accepted through Friday, June 3, 2022. The posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.
Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine requirement that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.
Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall, email@example.com, (616) 331-9530.
The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
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