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Coordinator- Assessment and Academics (Elementary)

Company: YES Prep Public Schools
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:


Job Description

POSITION: Coordinator- Assessment and Academics (Elementary)

REPORTS TO: Director of Elementary Instructional Technology


START DATE: Immediately

COMPENSATION: $26.40 - $31.68 per hour

At YES Prep, work for a mission that impacts the life trajectory of students and their families. YES Prep creates pathways to extraordinary opportunity through best-in-class development, competitive compensation and benefits, and recognition for your impact. Grow as an authentic leader and be part of an equity driven, team-oriented culture.

Our campuses are advancing educational equity. Some quick stats about us:

  • 19,500 Students
  • 2,100+ Team Members
  • 15 Secondary Campuses
  • 9 Elementary Campuses
  • 92% Students Who Qualify for Free/Reduced-Price Lunch
  • 96% Hispanic & African-American Students
  • 90% Students Who Are Accepted to a 4-Year University
  • 88% First-Generation College Students
  • Ranked in the Top 100 High Schools in the Nation, U.S. News & World Report We serve the students of Houston, Texas, the 4th largest city across the United States. There are over 20 public-school districts and other great public charter school options within Houston's city limits serving our increasing population. We are a rapidly growing organization, committed to creating life-changing opportunities for over 23,000 students by 2025.


    YES Prep needs a dynamic Coordinator, Assessments and Academica (Elementary) with a diverse set of experiences, to make our mission a reality. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice.

    To put it simply, you will play an integral role in leading the logistical functions and communication of the Home Office Assessment Team and larger Elementary Program Team in order to provide exemplary support to YES Prep campuses in administering assessments and executing the academic program.


    When you join the YES Prep team, some of the work and responsibilities will include:
    • Supporting team's accountability for deadlines and workflows for multiple projects led by Assessment and larger Elementary Program teams simultaneously to ensure goals are met;
    • Serving as a liaison within the district for management of assessment administration including logistics;
    • Attending weekly PK-12 Assessment team meetings and serving as a liaison between the district Assessment Elementary Academics teams;
    • Maintaining the online systems, including but not limited to the Texas Assessment Management System, Aware, and NWEA MAP, CLI Engage Prekindergarten CIRCLE and TX-KEA assessments;
    • Monitoring district testing completion during the testing windows to ensure 100% of all elementary campuses complete testing within designated time frame;
    • Providing elementary campuses with support related to blended learning and instructional technology as well as usage reports in collaboration with the Elementary Academics team;
    • Supporting the Elementary Academics team with the creation and execution of district formative assessments in Schoology and Aware;
    • Supporting Elementary Content Days and other district-wide professional development led by the Elementary Academics Team through professional development and coordinating projects related to facilitation;
    • Coordinating efforts between the Assessment & Elementary Academics Team and other teams such as Mission Support, Analytics, Teaching Excellence, campuses, etc.;
    • Providing training and ongoing support related to district assessment platforms (e.g. Aware, TIDE, etc.)
    • Additional duties as assigned. THE PERSON

      We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results, care for students, and resilience. Other traits needed and desired for this role are:

      • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university recognized by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)
      • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in an administrative or operations role
      • Specialty work experience for the role if a niche role
      • Strong ability to navigate web-related applications and technology
        • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
        • Ability to maintain emotional composure under stress
        • Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
        • Someone who creates and maintains positive working relationships on a team and/or in a highly collaborative environment
        • A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional
        • Ability to turn abstract ideas into something concrete
        • Desire to become a subject matter expert in district systems
        • Ability to navigate the complexities of two work teams with some shared goals but differing projects
        • An obsessive attention to detail THE MUST HAVE BELIEFS
          • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core values of YES Prep Public Schools
          • Desire to disrupt systemic status quos in education
          • Willingness to go above and beyond to disrupt said status quos
          • Passion to develop resiliency through a relentless pursuit of jaw-dropping results
          • Conviction that high expectations + high accountability = high performance and high growth THE NICE TO HAVES
            • Classroom experience and/or experience working in a school environment
            • Fluency in Spanish
            • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
            • Familiarity with elementary assessments and/or platforms (NWEA, Aware, Power BI) THE PERKS
              • Compensation - This position is an exempt, salaried position; offers commensurate with experience.
                • Health and Supplemental Insurance - A $0 monthly medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, etc. Employees must work 20+ hours a week to be eligible for a full spectrum of benefits, and 10 hours a week minimum for medical benefits.
                  • Retirement Plans - Participation in Teacher Retirement System of Texas and a 457b Retirement Plan.
                    • Paid Time Off - Employees working 20+ hours a week receive 15 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures during the Academic Calendar.
                      • Paid Leave Programming - In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers paid leave, paid out at 100%, based on eligibility and tenure.
                        • Professional Development - YES Prep values longevity and performance over time. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development.
                          • Award Winning Culture - The strong cultures of our campuses and Home Office are just one of many reasons we were named Houston's Best Place To Work in 2018, 2019, and 2021. We won the 2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education and were a 2016 finalist as well.


                            YES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-five percent (95%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.

                            YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.

Keywords: YES Prep Public Schools, Houston , Coordinator- Assessment and Academics (Elementary), Other , Houston, Texas

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