Director of College Success - San Antonio Region (Immediate Opening)

Headquarters SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS


Description

Position at IDEA Public Schools

About IDEA Public Schools 

 

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years – that’s 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!   

 
IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA’s co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you—with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2020), and Tampa Bay (2021)!  

 

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.   

 

To learn more about IDEA, check out thisvideo.  

 
About San Antonio 

 San Antonio is the nation’s 7th largest city and boasts the highest rate of population growth across the U.S. As the San Antonio region continues to grow rapidly, IDEA is committed to increasing our community presence to provide the best experience for all families and children. 

 In May 2019, we welcomed our region’s first graduating seniors. We believe through the hard work of our passionate IDEA Team & Family; college acceptance and matriculation can be realized. Currently, 1 in 6 San Antonio students graduate college ready. Changing this statistic for the better is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students. 

 

Join our IDEA San Antonio family as we are poised to serve 29,000 students at 37 local schools by 2022.  

Role Mission: IDEA Public Schools’ vision is to become the largest producer of low-income college graduates. As a leading charter organization, IDEA Public Schools is on track to make this vision a reality. The Director of College Success is responsible for the strategy and follow through of all college readiness and matriculation initiatives and support and coaching of Directors of College Counseling and College Counselors.

Accountabilities:

1.100% College Matriculation, Class of 2021 for San Antonio Region

  • Plan and execute initiatives for financial aid and avoiding the summer melt.
  • Plan for and create a system for following up with high priority senior students throughout the school year and the summer. (SCHOOL Portfolio)
  • Ensure 100% high quality applications to selective and highly selective universities (SCHOOL Portfolio)
  • Lead and Co-Lead high quality Professional Development for DCCs and CCs.

 

2.50% Tier 1 and 2 Acceptances, Class of 2021 for San Antonio Region

  • Review and provide feedback to all applications to Tier 1 and 2 colleges and universities
  • Plan and execute initiatives for financial aid and avoiding the summer melt.
  • Ensure 100% high quality applications to selective and highly selective universities (SCHOOL Portfolio)
  • Plan and Lead and Co-Lead high quality Professional Development for DCCs and CCs.

3.25% Matriculation to Tier 1 or Tier 2 universities, Class of 2021 for San Antonio Region 

  • Plan and execute initiatives for financial aid and avoiding the summer melt.
  • Ensure 100% high quality applications to selective and highly selective universities (SCHOOL Portfolio)
  • Plan and lead and Co-Lead high quality Professional Development for DCCs and CCs.
  • Plan and follow up with CSS Profile, Scholarships and Financial Aid for students applying to and getting accepted to Tier 1 or Tier 2 Universities (SCHOOL Portfolio)

 

4.90% Retention of Directors of College Counseling and College Counselors 2021 for San Antonio Region

  • Plan and lead and Co-Lead high quality Professional Development for DCCs and CCs.
  • Coach and Develop Director of College Counseling in school portfolio
  • Observe and coach Directors of College Counseling with College Counselors for school portfolio
  • Create team of counselors for school portfolio

 

5.90% of Track 4 Counselors rate proficient or higher on Leadership Competencies addressed in Track 4 training.

  • Create strategy and vision for Track 4 training for the national team
  • Roll out, observe and provide feedback on the roll out of Track 4 training
  • Provide training, coaching and support for Track 4 training

6.We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:

  • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred

Experience:

  • Teaching and school administrative experience (preferred)
  • Experience with Coaching and developing leaders
  • Experience managing others to achieve goals
  • Proven track record of success
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of colleges across the United States and the college admissions process.
  • Knowledge of college access field.
  • Planning and organizing skills
  • Interpersonal, relationship building skills.

Compensation:  

Salaries for this role typically fall between $69,769 and $78,978, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment. 

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.