EFC Head of House (Epic Middle School)

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Organization Education for Change Public Schools (view profile)
Location Oakland
Classification School Administration/Leadership
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 8/4/17
County Alameda


Application Process: Apply online here
Position Summary
The Heads of Houses are responsible for managing and leading their respective House cultures and facilitating pride and engagement in their House.

About Education for Change Public Schools
Education for Change Public Schools (EFCPS) believes it is the right for every child to have access to a high-quality, 21st century education. Our mission is to provide a superior public education to Oakland’s most underserved children by creating a system of schools that focuses relentlessly on our student’s academic achievement. EFCPS is a charter management organization that manages a diverse portfolio of TK-8 schools, growing to a portfolio of preK-12 schools in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of Oakland, currently serving 3,200 children. Additional information about Education for Change can be found at www.efcps.org.

• Take responsibility for the culture and feel of the House Sandbox
- Ensure the physical space is attractive, organized, orderly, and conducive to engaged learning
- Develop and implement management systems in the Sandbox to ensure students are respectful of the Epic habits and responsibilities
- Manage Sandbox culture to ensure the environment is conducive to engaged learning
- Monitor student engagement and work when students are in the Sandbox
• Plan and organize schoolwide student activities
- Work with the other House Heads to organize and facilitate house competitions and events
- Manage a House leadership council and convene regularly to engage around schoolwide decision-making and event planning
- Work with students to develop House puzzles and games that facilitate greater House culture
• Work collaboratively with guides to implement systems of support for struggling students who are not making adequate progress in Sandbox
• Work collaboratively with teachers to plan and implement units of learning that facilitate deeper learning in the Sandbox
• Work collaboratively with guides and teachers to monitor student data
• Work collaboratively with school staff to address successes and challenges
• Assist with developing and facilitating quests
• Keep classroom equipment safe and secure
• Consistently maintain work habits, appearance and behavior that serve as a model for students
• Other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
• Excitement about the Epic approach and culture
• Bachelor’s degree required. Teaching experience a plus.
• Strong organizational skills
• Ability to plan and execute a project in a timely and systematic manner
• Successful experience supervising and working with adolescents in a school setting
• Successful experiences developing and implementing management systems with adolescents
• Interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, parents/guardians, and other staff

• Strong computer skills (e.g. MS Office, Google apps, etc.)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility and drive results in a fast-paced environment
• Understands class and cultural backgrounds of families and how to interpret culture of school to them
• Thinks and acts in ways that respect ethnic, cultural and language diversity

Desired Qualifications:
• Bilingual Spanish

EFC Core Values - required by all EFC staff
We collaborate. We are a team. We plan together, observe and analyze each other’s work, collaborate with our coaches and site leaders, partner with our families, and together make decisions about our programming.
We are a learning organization. We approach or practice with an inquiry stance and a growth mindset; we analyze, innovate, and iterate every single day so that we continually improve. We believe in coaching and developing people at every level of experience, at every level of the organization.
We are solutions-oriented. We approach every challenge with a problem-solving orientation. We listen to and encourage each other. We are resilient in the face of adversity.
We are accountable. Our mission is to provide a superior public education to Oakland’s most underserved children. We assume personal accountability for student growth; we analyze multiple forms of data, and that analysis drives our instruction.
We are student-focused. We form close relationships, utilize personalized learning, differentiate instruction, make learning culturally relevant, engage families, and provide individualized interventions to meet the needs of every child.
We listen. We are a small, responsive organization that values students, family, and employee voice and input.
We are rooted in community. Ours is a place-based strategy that works deeply with neighborhood leaders and partners to serve our children. We understand that the cultures, values, traditions, and assets that our families bring must be leveraged and honored to reach and teach our children.

Compensation: EFCPS offers a competitive pay. For details, go to www.efcps.org/careers.

Application Process: Apply online here