Middle School Head of House (Epic)

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Middle School Head of House (Epic)

Posted date
April 12, 2019
School level

Oakland, CA

Employment Type

Position Summary
Epic is a 6th - 8th grade middle school, designed to engage and nurture adolescents and prepared them for success in high school and beyond. Each Head of House is responsible for working with students to further their academic and social-emotional growth, managing and leading their respective students’ cultures, 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 TK-12 schools in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of Oakland, currently serving 3,000 children. Additional information about Education for Change can be found at www.efcps.org.

Take an active role in creating and maintaining positive school culture
Ensure physical space is attractive, organized, orderly, and conducive to engaged learning
Develop and implement management systems to ensure students are respectful of the Epic habits and responsibilities while working with them
Manage culture to ensure the environment is conducive to engaged learning
Monitor your students’ engagement and work completion and progress
Help plan and organize schoolwide student activities 

Work with the other staff to organize and facilitate activities and events
Help manage a student leadership council and convene regularly to engage around schoolwide input and event planning
Work collaboratively to implement systems of support for struggling students who are not making adequate academic or social progress
Work collaboratively with teachers to plan and implement units of learning that facilitate deeper learning
Work collaboratively with teachers and administrators to monitor student data
Work collaboratively with school staff to address successes and challenges
Assist with developing and facilitating positive learning and cultural activities
Keep classroom equipment safe and secure 

Consistently maintain work habits, appearance and behaviors that serve as models for students
Other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Excitement about the Epic approach and culture
Bachelor’s degree recommended. 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. 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
Experience with and an understanding of the various cultural backgrounds of families and how to work collaboratively with families to navigate the schools’ systems successfully
Thinks and acts in ways that respect ethnic, cultural and language diversity

Desired Qualifications:
Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred
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.