Vice President, School & District Innovation

ExpandED Schools

Location:

The After-School Corporation (TASC)
1440 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY, 10018

Borough:

Manhattan

Job Type:

Paid

Status:

Full Time

Length:

Permanent

Job Description:

TASC is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to providing all students with expanded learning opportunities that support, educate and inspire them. In its second decade, TASC developed and is implementing ExpandED Schools, a re-invention of the traditional school day. By giving kids in public schools more time and a wider range of opportunities to learn, ExpandED Schools offer a promising way for educators and communities to redesign schools that struggle to fully deliver on the promise of public education. ExpandED Schools are rated as having higher academic expectations and as more engaging and safer than schools citywide. In 2013-14, students’ academic achievement outpaced citywide academic progress.

Reporting to TASC’s President, the Vice President will be a leader in the Operations Division, serving as a spokesperson and thought leader. The Vice President will build on our successes and lead a business development strategy that enables more schools and districts to expand the school day, adding more and better learning time. This is an ideal opportunity for someone motivated to spearhead, design and implement strategic growth grounded in meeting the needs of partner schools and districts. The Vice President will also manage a team that supports schools directly, building capacity among principals, teachers and community-based organization leaders to deliver balanced, engaging education through expanded learning time and opportunities.

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a spokesperson and thought leader on expanded learning and school/community partnerships, building a fan base both locally and nationally.
  • Lead the development of new business opportunities to increase the number of schools implementing the ExpandED Schools core elements.
  • Codify the principles and working agreements that define our partnership in schools, and develop the specific strategies that will support the goal of scaling our work.
  • Build support among schools, districts, community-based organizations and funders, delivering credible, compelling messages about the model and TASC.
  • Provide leadership to all aspects of the ExpandED Schools portfolio including strategic planning, technical assistance, grant-making and business development.
  • Manage relationships with school districts, local government and intermediaries in participating cities, working in partnership to implement strategic initiatives and monitor and achieve results; liaise with the NYC Departments of Education and Youth and Community Development. 
  • Lead a culture of continuous improvement in the approach and quality of both TASC’s coaching and professional development to participating schools as well as school and community partners’ fidelity to the ExpandED model.
  • Supervise and mentor three direct reports and support the 15-person department; serve on TASC’s Executive Team, setting organizational direction and strategy.
 
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to: employment@expandedschools.org,

Subject: Vice President, School & District Innovation - [Candidate's First & Last Name] 

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume to the attention of Email: employment@expandedschools.org

To the Attention of:

Vice President, School & District Innovation

Required Skills/Experience:

 


Candidate Profile:
  • Master’s degree in education or equivalent in experience and at least 7 years of relevant experience
  • School leadership (principal / assistant principal) experiences a plus; knowledge of school structure and budgets a must
  • Experience designing and facilitating professional development and delivering coaching
  • Demonstrated leadership and management skills
  • An ability to think critically and plan work to address multiple demands and competing priorities while remaining organized and focused on results
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Understanding of various funding sources, complex budgets and fiscal analysis
  • Evidence of commitment to working collaboratively and participating as a member of a team
  • Interpersonal skills that inspire team members and colleagues with a commitment to excellence
  • Strong computer skills, especially MS Word and MS Excel, and comfort using social media
  • Ability and willingness to travel throughout New York City (approximately 25%) and to other cities (5-10%)