New Jersey Network Associate Location: Newark, New Jersey Position is available immediately Organizational Overview: Founded in Boston in 2005, The Achievement Network (ANet) is an entrepreneurial, rapidly expanding nonprofit organization on the cutting edge of education reform. ANet partners with schools serving low-income students to build their capacity to use data effectively to dramatically improve student achievement. ANet recognizes that the effective use of student achievement data is critical to a school’s efforts to close the achievement gap. ANet offers a comprehensive solution to boost a school’s capacity to adopt a data-driven approach, involving three key strategies: I. Implement standards-aligned quarterly assessments and user-friendly data reports to determine which standards students are mastering and also where there are gaps in student learning. II. Provide intensive coaching to help schools use the data effectively to create action plans to address gaps in learning and to re-teach concepts that students have not yet mastered. III. Facilitate a peer network of leaders and teachers for best practice sharing and collaboration to accelerate improvement in schools across the network. ANet has experienced tremendous growth over the last four years, and now serves over 350 schools educating 100,000 students in Massachusetts, Chicago, Newark, New Orleans, New York City, Tennessee, and Washington, D.C. Across our national network, our partner schools are outperforming their peers, with schools in most of our networks achieving twice the gains of non-ANet schools. Our strategies and services have consistently helped schools – whether district or charter, new to ANet or long-time partners – achieve breakthrough results for their students. ANet has received a prestigious Investing In Innovation grant from the federal government as well as New Schools Venture Fund’s “Organization of the Year” award in 2011. ANet is an innovative organization experiencing tremendous growth; by 2017 ANet expects to reach 250,000 students while continuing to deliver breakthrough results for schools. Position Overview: We are seeking a Network Associate. The Associate will have multiple responsibilities in supporting the Executive Director and Directors of School Support in the New Jersey Network. The Associate will coordinate Network Events that bring school leaders from our partner schools together to share and expand their learning. He or she will support the administration of interim assessments in our partner schools and prepare materials for meetings with school districts. In addition, the Associate will manage the logistical operations of the New Jersey Network, such as calendar management, supply procurement, and budget and expense tracking. The ideal candidate is highly organized, detail-oriented and motivated by having an impact on closing the achievement gap. Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Manage office operations including calendar coordination, meeting preparation, budget & expense tracking, contracts, and supply and material procurement • Work with ANet’s Network Support and Analysis Team and partner schools to coordinate logistics for the effective administration of interim assessments – a critical component of our model • Prepare content and materials for meetings with school district leaders • Organize all details for Network professional development events, including but not limited to securing contracts for presenters and space, preparing materials, setting up event space, and other details to create outstanding events • Build capacity of school and district leaders to administer assessments and maintain student information in onsite trainings and through online training resources, phone calls, and email communications • Synthesize feedback and data from coaches regarding effective implementation of the ANet data cycle at partner schools • Execute on ad hoc special projects and data analysis tasks as needed Required Skills and Characteristics: In order to be successful in this role, ideal candidates should demonstrate the following: • Belief in The Achievement Network’s mission and strategy: Embracing assessments and data as meaningful tools for raising student achievement, professional development as a critical lever in improving school achievement, and network collaboration as a powerful means of spreading best practices across schools • Exceptional attention to detail with a deadline- and solution-oriented approach to work • Proactive and motivated, including an ability to take initiative and to seek out professional development opportunities • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with ANet team members and school and district staff in a variety of contexts; strong writing skills required • Highly flexible with a desire to work in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced workplace; must be a strong team player with a positive customer service attitude • Analytical skills and technical proficiency with MS Office required Experience and Educational Background: • Bachelor’s degree required • Experience running active office environments and/or conducting educational data analysis preferred What We Offer: ANet is a dynamic, entrepreneurial, team-oriented organization that is committed to the professional development of all staff members. Individuals who join ANet have the opportunity to join an exceptional team of colleagues committed to helping schools to close the achievement gap. ANet offers a comprehensive benefits plan including health and dental insurance; a 401(K) plan; 10 paid holidays as well as paid days off between the Christmas and New Year’s holidays; three weeks vacation (four weeks after two years with the organization); and short and long-term disability coverage. Salary: Salary for this position is highly competitive and is based on prior experience and qualifications. How to Apply: The Achievement Network is soliciting applications for this position immediately. The Achievement Network is soliciting applications for this position immediately. To apply, please click the “Apply for this position” button at the top right. You can create an application and upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling and urgent basis. The Achievement Network is committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization. We are an equal opportunity employer and seek individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply to this position.
The Achievement Network (ANet) is a non-profit organization committed to helping all students achieve academic excellence. Founded in 2005 as Massachusetts Public School Performance to serve a small cohort of Boston charter schools, ANet is designed to provide schools effective data-driven strategies to identify and close gaps in student learning and embed those strategies into schools’ everyday routines. In the 2012-13 school year, ANet has grown to work with more than 7,000 teachers and 100,000 students in 351 schools in eight geographic Networks.
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New Jersey Network Associate