Job:

Site Director

Posted on: May 31, 2022

Employment Status: Full-time

Reports to: Director of Programs

Start date: Immediate

Anticipated compensation: Starting at $58,000, commensurate with experience

Location: Chicago

Who We Are
Saga Education is a national nonprofit aimed at confronting educational inequity by supporting historically marginalized schools and their students. Saga Education has dedicated itself to providing high-dosage, in-school math tutoring in partnership with public high schools. Since our founding in 2014, Saga Education and our AmeriCorps Member Math Fellows have served over 22,600 students across Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C, Providence, RI, Charleston, SC, and Broward County, FL.

For more information about Saga Education’s mission, please visit us at www.sagaeducation.org.

The Work and Why it Matters
Educational inequity doesn’t have to be a fact. We know every student is capable of earning success in school and in life, but often do not receive the individualized support they deserve. Implementing academic interventions that address the inequities faced by historically marginalized students continues to be one of our nation’s most urgent challenges. While educators, and students alike, have experienced many unprecedented challenges recently, educators continue to report that their top concern is students falling behind in math. This concern is heightened for educators in high-poverty districts who predominantly teach Black or Latinx students.

At Saga Education, we leverage the best of technology and human instruction to maximize learning, to improve student confidence, and to help students feel connected to a caring adult in school. Now more than ever, we need talented, caring, and capable people, committed to supporting our students in their academic and social development.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Site Director is responsible for ensuring that Saga math tutoring is functioning effectively at the school site. The Site Director serves as the direct supervisor and coach for a team of AmeriCorps Member Math Fellows. The primary goal of the Site Director is to drive student learning in Saga Math Lab by consistently improving the effectiveness of tutorials. This is accomplished through weekly observations and coaching sessions with AmeriCorps Member Math Fellows and with consistent collaboration with school administration and teachers to ensure an effective and healthy partnership.

Responsibilities
You will observe a team of up to 10 AmeriCorps Members daily, and provide feedback through real-time and weekly coaching sessions to individual AmeriCorps Members and the team as a whole
You will analyze internal assessment data and consult with the Director of Programs on trends and implement the feedback to create action plans to improve site and student performance
You will adapt and lead all professional development sessions, created by the Academics Team, for AmeriCorps Members at your site during the school year
You will meet regularly with school administrator(s) to provide updates on Saga Math Lab successes and challenges, and to engage feedback on how the program can improve
You will meet regularly with math teachers to optimize alignment of Saga curriculum with math class instruction and scopes and sequences, and to seek feedback for future improvements
You will maintain, monitor and analyze student progress and attendance in Saga Math Lab and math classes to create intervention plans for struggling and chronically absent students in collaboration with their AmeriCorps Member
You will collaborate with the Regional Programs Operations Manager to maintain your site budget through expense tracking and monitoring

Competencies
Mission Alignment – You have a deep understanding of social injustice in education
Demonstrates Self-Awareness – You use feedback and reflection to gain productive insight
Stakeholder Focus – You build and value strong stakeholder relationships
Action Oriented – You take on new opportunities and have a solutions-oriented approach
Manages Conflict – You handle conflicts efficiently and effectively
Develops Talent – You develop people to meet their career and organizational goals
Values Differences – You recognize the value of different perspectives and cultures

Experience & Qualifications
You have 2+ years experience teaching high school or middle school math
You have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or a related field
You are proficient in high school math (through Algebra I/II and Geometry)
You have lived or work experience in historically underserved communities
You have experience with online math learning platforms, preferred but not required
You have a valid teaching license in the state of Illinois, preferred but not required

Benefits
Saga Education offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package, generous PTO, as well as opt-in programs such as 401k retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and discounts through Tickets At Work. Saga Education will provide company-owned technology when applicable.

Saga Education provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Thank you for applying to Saga Education.