Job:

Instructional Leader

Posted on: May 12, 2022

Perspectives Charter Schools Network is seeking a Humanities Instructional Leader for the 2022 – 2023 school year!

About Perspectives Charter Schools

All Perspectives Charter Schools will provide scholars with a rigorous and relevant education, based on the ethical principles of A Disciplined Life®, preparing them for life in a changing world and helping them further become intellectually reflective, caring and ethical people engaged in a meaningful life. All of Perspectives Charter Schools achieved Level 1 or 2+ this year. As one of the first charter schools in Illinois, Perspectives has a long record of preparing scholars for success in college and beyond. Our five schools across the South Side of Chicago offer an education that combines character development and academic rigor through the A Disciplined Life® education model. Our scholars come from some of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the country, but they graduate from high school, enroll in college, and persist in college at a rate above the national average. The keys to our success are our dedicated, hard‐working, creative, and compassionate colleagues.

Perspectives’ Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

We are committed to reducing barriers and fostering an anti-racist, non-discriminatory and inclusive environment by internalizing our core values of A Disciplined Life® and ensuring that our practices allow our diverse population of students and staff to grow, thrive, and excel.

Job Purpose

The keys to our success are our dedicated, hard-working, creative and compassionate teachers. The Instructional Leader performs functions and duties that guide and support teachers to both adhere and excel in State Standards for their curriculum. The Instructional Leader builds and maintains a teaching staff committed to raising standardized test scores. Serves as an advocate for social justice, the development of character and the right to receive and pursue an exceptional education.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide leadership in the development of improved classroom instruction, student performance and discipline
Develop and manage goals and objectives for curriculum alignment
Analyze teacher progress and performance; provide formal and informal evaluations
Provide opportunities for professional development based on individual and organizational growth
Ensure comprehension of student performance on standardized test scores; implement classroom practices to increase test scores
Research and shape best practices, curriculums and school wide projects
Develop teacher meeting agenda in conjunction with Administration and facilitate teacher meetings
Coach teachers in learning the A Disciplined Life way of teaching
Provide recommendations for teacher retention
Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Provide leadership in the development of improved classroom instruction, student performance, discipline, and evaluation
Provide a framework for curriculum, teaching practices and the Perspectives Way
Develop and manage goals and objectives for curriculum alignment
Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with a certification in the required instructional area
5 years’ experience in the transfer of knowledge to middle school or high school students
Proven ability to verbally communicate ideas effectively
Ability to exercise initiative and discretion in the performance of position responsibilities
Experience evaluating and analyzing others’ work
Ability to develop and foster successful teacher/student relationships
Proven ability to work well with diverse constituents
Exceptional organizational/planning skills
Exhibits a strong commitment to the ethos of Perspectives Charter School by thriving to live by the 26 principles of  A Disciplined Life®
Sets goals and clarifies expectations in relation to the vision
Solicits individual’s ideas, brings to light their skills and incorporates their experiences and potential
Supports and participates in the development of a professional community that understands and protects the vision, works toward it both collectively and in individual classrooms with students
Able to apply multiple interpretative lenses to school and staff development
Provide opportunities for professional development based on individual and organizational growth
Provide leadership in the development of improved classroom instruction, student performance and discipline

Physical Demands
Majority of work will be performed in a general office/school environment. Position requires availability for extended hours plus non-traditional hours required to perform job duties. Also requires participation and attendance at organization sponsored events and meetings

Benefits Summary
Perspectives offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for all full-time employees, including health insurance, dental, vision, paid time off including holidays, short and long term disability, paid life insurance, 403B and the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund.

Perspectives Charter Schools works affirmatively to include diversity among its workforce and does not discriminate in the selection of its staff on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, income, marital status, or any other dimension of diversity. We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position.