Pearson Academic Success Partner in Boston, Massachusetts
The Academic Success Partner is a member of the Customer Success Partners department. The position will be assigned a group of full-time virtual schools and will oversee school management, school operations, school improvement planning ensure regulatory compliance, influence school growth strategies, and drive academic performance/school efficacy. The position serves as a trusted advisor to school leaders to coach, develop, and performance manage them. The position reports to a School Success Partner and is part of a community of practice comprised of other Academic Success Partners within the Customer Success Partners department.
Core Tasks and Responsibilities
Deliver academic performance outcomes (ie state testing measures, graduation rate, school report card rating, course completion rates) within assigned group of virtual schools;
Drive school improvement efforts by supporting the creation of School Improvement Plans, monitoring implementation of those plans throughout the year, and meeting with stakeholders quarterly (at a minimum) to discuss/revise/consider effectiveness of plans;
Ensure that each school provides the appropriate support, assistance, and direction to all enrolled students to ensure that they can achieve academically;
Develop, in conjunction with school leaders, operational protocols, and procedures – including the effective implementation of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) – to support the achievement of school goals;
Model customer-centric behaviors while working with school leaders;
Recruit, train, and develop the school leader, as well as assist in, or complete, the performance management of school leaders for all assigned schools;
Drive proactive, data-driven solutions based upon school metrics including grading, passing rates, student achievement, teacher/family contacts, teacher workloads, parent satisfaction, student promotion and retention, escalation, state test results, graduation rates, college and career readiness, withdrawal rates, etc.;
Serve as a trusted advisor to school leaders while ensuring the implementation of an education program with fidelity;
Assist in tasks related to the start-up of new schools including facilities design and selection, staffing, hiring, course selection, calendar development, and other assigned tasks as part of the new school launch process
Assist school leaders in the implementation of the teacher evaluation system;
Assist school leaders to ensure that all internal and external reports – and supporting data sets – are complete, accurate, and appropriately reviewed/approved prior to submission, and are submitted on time to the appropriate stakeholders;
Troubleshoot day–to-day school issues and provide support and advice for school leadership;
Perform all other duties as assigned.
Required Skills, Experience, and Competencies
5+ years proven leadership experience as a Head of School, Principal or equivalent level
Advanced degree in Education or Management is preferred;
Virtual school leadership required
Ability to travel up to 33% of the time;
Must reside within a reasonable distance of an airport with regularly scheduled commercial airline service;
Must occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds;
Possess a valid drivers license;
Customer-centric – Acts with a strong customer mindset (both internal and external) and is a visible advocate for the customer. Builds strong relationships with customers and uses those to improve their experience and outcomes;
Communications - A great communicator and writer who engages teams and stakeholders with thoughtful delivery and messages that resonate;
Influencer - A leader who motivates and leads others within and outside of reporting lines in order to achieve customer and company objectives;
Works well in a matrix - Models collaboration, solves problems with peers, builds trust and support;
Takes personal responsibility – Can be relied on to complete tasks timely and well, demonstrates “ownership” regardless of the outcome, proactive in exploring and exploiting new opportunities.
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Job: LEARNING DELIVERY
Organization: Virtual Learning
Req ID: 5257
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