Director of School Support and Incubation - The Mind Trust
- 30-Apr-2021 to 29-May-2021
- - Mind Trust
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- competitive compensation commensurate with experience
- Full Time
- comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, a 403b retirement plan, and paid time off
The Mind Trust is an Indianapolis-based education nonprofit that works to build a system of schools that gives every student in Indianapolis, no exceptions, access to a high-quality education. The Mind Trust does this by building a supportive environment for schools through policy and community engagement; empowering talented, diverse educators to launch new schools; and providing existing schools with the support they need to hire world-class talent and achieve excellence. Since 2006, The Mind Trust has supported the launch of 38 schools and 13 education nonprofit organizations, and has helped place more than 1,600 teachers and school leaders in Indianapolis classrooms. More information can be found at themindtrust.org.
About Working at The Mind Trust: The Mind Trust is a high-impact organization with a fast-paced environment and an emphasis on outcomes and equity. The organization prides itself on its inclusive and dynamic culture, with a focus on quantitative measures and continuous improvement, and is highly collaborative and team-oriented, while also offering a flexible work environment. The organization strives to be antiracist in all its programming, policies, and procedures.
The Director of School Support and Incubation reports to the Senior Vice President of Schools and will support the incubation work and other key support initiatives of the Great Schools Team. The primary role of the Director of School Support and Incubation will involve working collaboratively with team members to develop content for fellowship programming, and extending support where needed in the managing of the Schools Team budgets and outcomes reporting. In addition, the position supports the capacity building of school leaders and their schools as it pertains to academics and talent development.
To be successful, the Director of School Support and Incubation must: be an independent, self-motivated strategic and operational thinker; demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills; possess exceptional attention to detail and a high bar for quality; be able to organize, prioritize, and direct a large volume of projects and tasks; seek solutions as an active problem solver; and eagerly partner with all colleagues to collaboratively extend The Mind Trust's impact.
- Support in the development of content for cohort meetings, workshops and trainings to meet fellowship objectives and individual development goals.
- Research and coordinate cohort trips to encourage innovative school design, unique approaches to landscape challenges and a community engagement focus.
- Provide as-needed assistance to The Mind Trust fellows to help them reach accountability measures including, but not limited to, selecting and implementing a high quality curriculum, aligned assessments and instructional coaching model.
- Compile and analyze program outcomes through quarterly surveys and case studies.
- Create and maintain a library of school incubation supports for use by current and future fellows and staff
- Work in collaboration with the members of the schools team that manage the budgets of school support and incubation.
- Research and aggregate publicly available school data, including state assessment data, and present key legislative changes that impact schools in Indianapolis and across the state.
- Conduct ongoing school visits to identify resources that support best practices
- Support in the research and identification of high quality education providers that support existing schools and incubation.
- Arrange logistics for recruiting and school support events with an emphasis on high quality planning and execution.
- Support Great Schools staff by coordinating meetings, events and visits for key stakeholders.
- In collaboration with the Great Schools team, support in the recruitment and cultivation of talent.
- Bachelor's degree or higher; preferably in the education field.
- Minimum of three to five years in building level school leadership/instructional coaching.
- Demonstrated success in curriculum and instructional systems
- Commitment to and enthusiasm for The Mind Trust's mission and Core Values.
- Sharp attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
- Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate relationships with visitors/ guests and others outside the organization.
- Willingness to take initiative and pitch in as needed on any and all tasks.
- Excellent team player and enthusiasm for working in a collaborative environment
The Mind Trust is an equal opportunity employer.
Click the APPLY button to submit a cover letter and resume to Kelli Marshall, Senior Vice President of Schools.