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Director of Special Projects (Boston)
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Director of Special Projects

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
  • The Director of Special Projects will:
  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds, characters, and lives of students both in and out of schools;
  • Implement and enhance the network’s systems and culture;
  • Maintain the network’s administrative systems and routines;
  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues;
  • Commit to continual professional growth, participating actively in meetings
  • Share responsibility for network-wide activities;
  • Develop the strategy and implementation plan for network-wide projects;
  • Assist with student recruitment;
  • Create slideshow presentations for staff retreats, and/or the school board, or community members;
  • Collect school performance data and create data presentations;
  • Write/edit letters, promotional materials (e.g., brochures, newsletters), website content, etc.;
  • Organize staff events and preparing materials for staff workshops/trainings;
  • Work with the network Leadership Team to ensure that all government and authorizer grant proposals and reports are completed on time;

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Willingness to do whatever it takes to create and maintain an orderly, effective network organization;
  • Detailed-oriented, strong follow-through skills;
  • Ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and work independently;
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office; especially Outlook, Word and Excel;
  • Strong time management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated flexibility, maturity and ability to juggle competing priorities;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills; demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues and community members;
  • Interest in performing a critical support role and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, results-oriented environment;
  • Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor in the face of competing demands and external pressures;
  • Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities; relentless commitment to mission of educating urban students;
  • Bachelor’s degree required; and
  • Teaching experience strongly preferred

COMPENSATION
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, PDA, and all necessary supplies.

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.

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