Director of Academics in New York, NY at Catapult Learning

Date Posted: 7/5/2019

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Job Description

Overview

Catapult Learning, Inc., the largest provider of K–12 contracted instructional services in the U.S., is dedicated to improving academic performance for at-risk and struggling students, including potential dropouts and those with learning and emotional disabilities. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of proven-effective services and solutions complement school and district programs in supporting low-performing students, regardless of learning barrier. With an uncompromising commitment to educational quality, Catapult Learning’s team of 5,600 educators work to achieve sustained academic gains and build teacher and leadership capacity through research-based programs that include intervention, alternative school education, assessment, school improvement, and professional development solutions. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Camden, New Jersey, the company reaches over 300,000 students and 25,000 teachers annually across 500 school districts nationwide.


Responsibilities

We are currently seeking a Director of Academics to lead all efforts to ensure academic excellence within the five boroughs of NYC based upon curriculum, instruction, and professional development.  This professional will work closely with department managers and supervisors to guide their approach to academic services through technical training and guidance.

Responsibilities include:

  • Evaluate and report on student performance measurements.
  • Serve as a trusted academic resource to the territory department of education leadership
  • Ensure delivery and conformance of instructional services to state and school standards.
  • Ensure teaching staff utilize approved curriculum and effective teaching strategies
  • Supportsefforts to gather program quality data via evaluation testing and observation
  • Collaborate with professional development staff on program quality, staffing and training
  • Respond to regional school administration questions and inquiries regarding K-12 academic matters
  • Support and administer the department budget
  • Work with regional and company leadership to improve related procedures
  • Establish close professional relationships with regional program and school-based staff and school administration
  • Lead a proactive communication process for all stakeholders

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the performance and effectiveness of program supervisors to ensure that staff functions well and program goals are attained in conjunction with regional academic programs
  • Assure that assembled staff can demonstrate appropriate skills, ability and training to meet the demands of contracted programs. Responsible for staff development and performance management.
  • Act as a role model for establishing appropriate positive morale and attitude toward work and organization. 


Job Requirements



EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Master’s Degree is highly preferred and at least five years of related K-12 education or school leadership/principal experience.  Professional Education experience a must.  We also seek the following:

  • Experience with data analysis and use of data to develop business insights.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and organizational skills.  Must have the ability to communicate with all levels of management. 
  • Has the ability to handle multiple priorities while also being flexible.
  • We seek a professional who demonstrates a positive and enthusiastic attitude towards internal and external customers and who also a passion for the fact that all children can learn.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/WORKING CONDITIONS:

Light lifting, walking, climbing stairs. Most programs are in school settings.

Our teachers are the heart of our organization

At Catapult Learning, our mission is to create brighter futures for all students, regardless of the learning barriers or other challenges they may face. We partner with K-12 schools and districts to address the needs of individual students, improve academic gains, and build teacher and principal capacity.

EEO Statement

At Catapult Learning, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic