C Day Manager - Belmont Campus

at Intrinsic Schools in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Intrinsic Schools is a small charter network that prepares all students for postsecondary success and world-changing endeavors. We started Intrinsic to reimagine the learning experience for middle and high school students based on the beliefs that young people learn best when they collaborate, feel a deep sense of belonging, and set and monitor progress toward individualized goals. Our model systematically teaches students to think, solve, communicate and reflect while also building E mpathy, P erseverance, I dentity and C uriosity – our EPIC Core Values

Intrinsic currently operates two exceptional public high schools open to all Chicago students. Founded in 2013, our Belmont Campus serves 1,000 students in Grades 7-12 in the Hermosa neighborhood. Our Downtown Campus currently serves 600 students in Grades 9-12. Both schools are public schools, with enrollment that is based solely on an open lottery – no tuition, entrance exams or other selective criteria. Our students are 90% students of color, 86% free and reduced lunch and 19% students with disabilities. ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY As the Manager of C Day, you will collaborate with school leadership teams to design Choice Day and lead the weekly execution of C Day . On C-Day, students participate in Advisory and follow different schedules based on their needs, interests, and goals. As a result of this experience, students will develop a strong sense of self, feel connected to the school community, leverage resources to meet their academic goals, and explore a variety of interests to discover their passions. The intent of the C Day structure is to:

+ Require students to select academic choices and practice taking ownership over their learning

+ Provide flexibility for field trips, college and career visits, guest speakers and other exposure opportunities

+ Provide opportunities for more student extracurricular involvement and leadership during the day

+ Improve students’ executive functioning skills for postsecondary success

+ Increase sense of belonging, positive school culture and strong relationships

+ Provide opportunities for students to take credit-bearing, elective courses

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

+ Design of C Day

+ Communicate the vision of C Day, expectations, and measures of success

+ Work with school leadership teams to create a C Day Master Schedule that aligns to C-day priorities for C Day and unique campus needs (related to space, staffing, etc)

+ Build out semester and year long C Day calendar

+ Create student facing C Day Club Descriptions documents every semester

+ Work with teacher leaders & school leadership teams to build a showcase of learning at the end of each semester (or as determined by school leadership teams)

+ Develop/Adapt staff training materials for summer and launch C Day PD sessions

+ With the leadership teams, refine the C Day Look For Tool and C Day Club Charter

+ Work with teacher leaders to build out normed practices for academic blocks (related to goal setting, planning, and reflection)

+ Organize & regularly update all relevant C Day materials on the each campus’s Google staff site (C Day Page)

+ Execution of C Day

+ Own the scheduling process and communication to students and staff via weekly updates or announcements

+ Build the weekly schedule via Powerschool (Students should select academic offerings bi-weekly)

+ Ensure accuracy with all offerings and master schedule

+ Ensure all students have a schedule 48 hours prior to the C Day

+ Observe components of C Day using the C Day Look For Tool and provide feedback to school leadership teams

+ Attend school leadership team meetings as needed especially before the launch of any new C Day schedule

+ Evaluating Efficacy of C Day Programming

+ Administer surveys toward the end of each C Day semester and summarize insights for students & staff

+ Host focus groups with students & staff to get a holistic view of C Day strengths and areas of improvement

+ Meet with teacher leaders and school leadership teams quarterly to provide insights and capture feedback for improvements

+ Work with the Director of Data to provide insights on what is working and for whom

+ Provide options for solutions for issues related to C Day operations

+ Other C-day Administrative Duties

+ Work with various staff members to organize logistics of other C Day Events (Town Halls, Field Trips, Presentations, etc)

+ Problem solve day of scheduling or space issues

+ Maintain a curated list of partnerships, offering, and budget

+ Design a rubric to evaluate quality of external programming and meet with Senior Leadership Team every semester to share findings

+ Cultivate and maintain relationships with external partners

+ Provide coaching and support to staff (especially new staff)

+ Codify knowledge (practices & content) and prepare it for sharing

+ Non-C-day Duties – (should not be more than 25% of time)

+ Manages the logistical elements related to the administration of some assessments (including but not limited to NWEA, IAR, ISA, P/SAT, etc)

+ Plans and coordinates logistics for grade level events (Graduation, 8th Grade Promotion, Academic Banquet, etc)

+ Maintain master event calendar for school and community use

+ Manage Community Service Coordinator

Candidate Qualifications

+ Energy for creating innovative, breakthrough new school models that generate unprecedented results for students

+ Excellent relationship-building and oral and written communication skills

+ Highly fluent with google sheets and able to learn and troubleshoot the Powerschool Scheduling tool

+ Strong attention to detail

+ Comfortable in the design of and leading staff training

+ Comfortable presenting to large groups of students

+ Willing to provide feedback to stakeholders as necessary

+ Track record of delivering high-quality work against deadlines

+ Embody a research & development mindset with an eagerness to iterate based on feedback

+ Excellent customer service skill set to meet changing needs of students & staff

Education and Experience Requirements

+ Systems-thinker with operations experience especially in scheduling and logistics

+ Bachelor’s degree

+ 2+ years teaching experience preferred

Equal Opportunity Employer

Intrinsic Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Intrinsic Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Intrinsic Schools has a policy of active recruitment of qualified minority teachers and non-certified employees. Any individual needing assistance in making an application for any opening should contact the Department of Human Resources.

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Posted On: Mar 08, 2023

Updated On: Apr 03, 2023

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