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Project Director - Opportunity Culture

Project Director - Opportunity Culture

Project Director - Opportunity Culture

Spring Independent School District
Houston, TX

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    REPORTS TO: Executive Director - Professional Development



    Under the direction and daily supervision of the Executive Director of Professional Development, the Opportunity Culture Project Director, monitors compliance with the grant guidelines mandated by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The primary focus of the grant is: a) reach more students with excellent teachers and their teams, b) pay teachers more for extending their reach, c) fund pay within regular budgets, d) provide protected in-school time and clarity about how to use it for planning, collaboration, and development, and e) match authority and accountability to each person’s responsibilities. The Opportunity Culture Project Director collaborates with campus and central office personnel to meet the requirements of the TCLAS Grant. The Opportunity Culture Project Director also serves as a point of contact between the District and the TEA to ensure updates are communicated and milestones are met.

    The Opportunity Culture Project Director must act with integrity, support organizational goals, demonstrate the ability to inspire, grow and motivate others, utilize feedback, drive for results and commit to championing the needs of the students, employees and overall District.


      Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in education or a related field
      Four years of successful campus administrative experience in PK-12 education
      Three years of budget management experience
      Three years of successful PK-12 teaching experience
      Prior grant management experience
      Prior school improvement and/or school turnaround experience
      Proficiency in both verbal and written Spanish language

      Thorough knowledge of federal, state and board laws, policies and regulations
      Thorough knowledge of trends, methods, research and implementation of school improvement and school turnaround initiatives for at-risk populations
      Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
      Familiarity with the community resources and support agencies
      Ability to maintain positive working relationships with staff, parents, students, community, and school administration
      Ability to facilitate groups using team building, conflict resolution, consensus building, and problem-solving skills
      Strong organizational, project and time management skills

      Work collaboratively with campus and central office personnel to assess school needs, curriculum selection, and instructional strategies as a means to create a culturally responsive school environment in which all ren and families receive academic and social-emotional opportunities that lead to equitable and excellent student outcomes, resulting in a quality education that prepares them for the career, college or military pathway of their choice.
      Monitor, collect, and report program-level data on grant activities within the required timelines to ensure compliance with all District and TEA requirements, including progress reporting on student services and outcomes for performance measure reporting.
      Deliver regular project status briefings and lead in the development of related reports, presentations, and/or publications as it relates to campus grant updates as requested.
      Monitor plans of implementation, execution, and ongoing success of grant cohort initiatives as requested.
      Monitor and track project deliverables and success through the collection and analysis of data at each grant campus as requested.
      Support principals and teachers with professional development training on the implementation of curriculum standards and delivery of instructional strategies in order to increase learning, progress, and achievement for all students.
      Communicate with campus and central office personnel as requested on issues related to the TClas Grant.
      Schedule meetings as requested with district and campus staff, families, business organizations and community members.
      Seek education, business, community partners to fulfill grant requirements as requested.
      Visit each grant school on a regular basis; attend faculty meetings and other event/activities as requested.
      Attend all trainings, conferences, workshops and meetings as requested by the District or TEA.
      Meet with assigned personnel and coordinators as requested.
      Perform all other duties as assigned.


    The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. This position will also require both traveling within the district and state wide. Mental demands: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data; ability to interpret TEC and policy; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication; ability to maintain emotional control under stress. This position will require a flexible schedule, after hour events will be required.

    The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.


    This position is funded by Federal/and or State grants, you understand that your employment is expressly conditioned on the availability of full funding for the position. If full funding becomes unavailable, your employment is subject to termination, nonrenewal, or reassignment, as applicable.

    Additionally, if full funding becomes unavailable, the employee may apply and be interviewed for vacant positions provided they meet the requirements for the position.


    The Employee in this position is assigned 100% to the federal and state program responsibilities and duties stated in this job description.


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