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Director of Special Projects
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Director of Special Projects


 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;


• 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

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.




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