• Achievement First
  • Stafford Springs , CT
  • Education - Excluding Post Secondary
  • Full-Time
  • 177 Stafford St

Achievement First is a non-profit charter school management organization that is creating a network of achievement-gap-closing public schools in Rhode Island, New York, Connecticut and other high-need areas in the Northeast. Achievement First currently operates over 30 schools in Providence, Brooklyn, New Haven, Bridgeport and Hartford. Over 90% of our students are Black and Latino. Over the next five years, Achievement First plans to open 10-15 additional schools, spanning the full K-12 spectrum and creating college-prep opportunities for more than 12,000 students. Beyond our students and schools, Achievement First is an engaged and prominent partner in the larger conversation about how to improve public education and student achievement in our country. For more information about the Achievement First mission, approach, our schools and team, please visit our website at .


The Assistant Director of Student Life will play a major role in the development and management of key enrichment, admissions and school culture initiatives. This individual will oversee the school s electives programs, instructors and budget; will develop external partnerships and volunteer opportunities within the school; will partner with the SSM-C on the matriculation of our 8th graders to the high school; and will lead planning and execution of a number of key student events and incentives programs throughout the year. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the development of the school s Office of Student Life and to directly impact the lives of highly motivated high school scholars. Every scholar will develop their love of learning in key enrichment areas and build their resumes in preparation for the competitive college application process. Our students work extremely hard and are held to very high expectations regarding both their academic achievement and character development. Students are expected to operate in accordance with our core values both in and outside of school.

Role and Responsibilities:

After-School Programs Oversight:

  • Coordinate and manage after-school clubs and systems
  • Develop and maintain the Office of Student Life budget
  • Work closely with school Assistant Director of Operations to coordinate calendars and operations of after-school programs
  • Plan and execute an after-school Clubs Expo for students
  • Report out enrichment credit tracking to College Office and work closely with Assistant Director of College Readiness to manage scholars progress toward fulfilling credit requirements

  • Student Recruitment:
  • Partner with matriculation owner to liaise with current 8th graders and their parents and teachers to recruit incoming classes on AF 9th graders

  • Community Partnership and Service:
  • Cultivate relationships with external partners and build community partnerships for extracurricular programming and community service opportunities
  • Track community service hours for scholars in service of strong college applications
  • Manage small volunteer mentoring cohort
  • Ensure scholars have access to working papers

  • Student Life Events-Planning:
  • Design, plan and execute a calendar of extra-curricular events and programs for students (dances, pep rallies, study breaks, field trips, fundraisers, talent shows, welcome back events etc.)
  • Devise programming for affinity months (BHM, WHM) and spirit weeks
  • Oversee design, development and implementation of service learning programs, working closely with the Deans of Culture
  • Manage and execute all major senior events including Senior Signing Day, Graduation, and prom

  • Student Government Liaison:
  • Oversee the student government process and elections
  • Facilitate and mentor SGA meetings, student-led events, and monthly retreats

  • Scholar Incentives, Joy and Communication:
  • Facilitate scholar creation of the yearbook
  • Design incentive events and prizes for attendance, homework, and testing (etc.)
  • Serve as social media captain with upkeep with school s facebook and Instagram accounts
  • Write the Weekly Student Memo, student announcements, and scholar facing communication

  • Experience and Qualifications

    We are looking for candidates who bring experience and skills in the following areas:
  • A bachelor s degree from a competitive college or university
  • Understanding of an urban school district setting and the high expectations for students and staff necessary to dramatically improve student achievement
  • Extensive experience in program- and project management
  • Knowledge of effective approaches to school culture
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • We are looking for candidates who exhibit these characteristics:
  • Acute attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • A strong focus on results and the flexibility, energy and willingness to do whatever it takes to help kids and colleagues succeed
  • Ability to work autonomously, collaboratively, and take direction as needed
  • Belief in the Achievement First mission and educational model
  • Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and roll-up-my-sleeves attitude

  • Compensation
    Achievement First offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience. Additionally, Achievement First offers a comprehensive benefits package.

    To Apply
    Please visit the Achievement First careers site at .

    Associated topics: assistant superintendent, chief, chief academic officer, elementary vice principal, executive director, executive management, high school superintendent, officer, student, superintendent

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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