Do you enjoy being part of a supportive and mission-based community? Are you looking to help lead a unique flexible school model in alignment with organizational, charter, regulatory, community, financial, and accountability goals of the school? Are you looking to help make a generational impact on families through curriculum?
At the Indianapolis Shadeland Goodwill Excel Center, school days are 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Mondays through Thursdays are instructional and Fridays are flexible/preparatory days each week.
The Lead Instructor develops, implements, and assesses the Excel Center’s instructional delivery. The Lead provides instructional guidance to teachers, coaches, and administrative staff at The Excel Center. The Lead Instructor works effectively across the organization to aid students in a way that ensures success both academically and in alignment with postsecondary goals. Essential functions include supervision and development of instructional staff, in-depth evaluation of learning outcomes, and identification of internal and external academic assistance for all students.
Example Duties and Activities
- Designs and implements curricula and assessments that meet academic standards and measure progress towards student mastery of the Indiana Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards, and 21st Century Skills.
- Oversees all state and federal student testing procedures and requirements. Communicates testing requirements/dates with central office, school staff, and students.
- Works with teachers on the design of instruction to improve student performance.
- Establishes procedures to track and monitor student academic success. Identifies and tracks relevant student/school data/staff performance to set improvement and/or achievement goals and to drive future evaluation and feedback.
- Partners with various administrative teams and instructors to conduct interventions with systems, staff, and students.
- Creates and communicates schedules for the teacher evaluation process every term.
- Identifies needed professional development of teaching staff using student data, evaluation data, and one-on-one coaching discussions.
- Develops personal professional/performance goals and action plans to reach goals. Reflects on prior goals and makes adjustments to professional practice and goals.
- Works directly with the school director to develop and implement school-wide goals around graduation outcomes, enrollment needs, student achievement, retention, etc.
- Assists staff with professional development, training, and goal setting.
- Sets and maintains a high-performance culture for staff and students.
- Participates in student recruitment, enrollment, and outreach efforts.
- Degree and Credential Requirements - Bachelor’s degree in subject specialty and a current Indiana Teaching Certification in the subject specialty.
- Industry Standards - Displays a working knowledge of the Indiana Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards, and 21st Century Skills and knowledge of disciplinary literacy.
- Teaching Expertise - Plans and delivers instruction and evaluation of student learning, ideally for high school-age students in nontraditional and/or in an adult education setting.
- Organizational Aptitude - Plans and attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing multiple tasks in an organized and timely fashion. Exhibits careful attention to detail and follow-through.
- Informed Decision-Making - Identifies and comprehends issues, problems, and opportunities; compares data from different sources to draw conclusions; uses effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; takes action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
- Communication Skills - Articulates thoughts and expresses ideas effectively using oral, written, visual and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to comprehend others' needs. Delivers information in person, in writing, and in a digital world.
- Coaching - Provides timely guidance and effective feedback to empower others to strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to improve instruction.
- Teamwork - Works well with others and makes valued contributions in a team setting in order to achieve the required goals and outcomes. Contributes to creating a positive learning environment that promotes productivity, mentoring, teamwork, and partnership.
- Information Monitoring/Reporting/Design - Creates, collects, reviews, and maintains information to manage or improve the achievement of learning goals.
- Adaptability - Maintains effectiveness when experiencing shifts in priorities; adjusts effectively while maintaining a positive learning environment.Technical Knowledge – Has working knowledge of G Suite and MS Office, as well as student information systems.
- Background Screening - All candidates must pass a pre-employment background check.
Benefits: Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:
- Continuing education and leadership development as well as tuition reimbursement
- Comprehensive health plan
- Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays
- Life, dental and vision insurance
- Short- and long-term disability plans
- Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program
- Section 125 pre-tax health spending account, dependent care spending account and premiums
- Retirement plan with generous match or contribution into Teachers’ Retirement Fund for eligible employees
- Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) federal program
Goodwill Education Initiatives:
Goodwill strongly believes it is essential to raise education attainment levels in Indiana. Not only are the lifetime earnings of high school graduates significantly higher than those of dropouts, children of high school graduates are 50% less likely to drop out of high school than the children of dropouts are. Goodwill provides opportunities for adults (The Excel Center) and youth (Indianapolis Metropolitan High School).
The Excel Center Model:
The Excel Center® is operated by Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc., a not-for-profit organization formed by Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.
Recognizing that nearly a half million working-age Hoosiers lack a high school diploma, Goodwill opened The Excel Center for adults in 2010. The Excel Center is a tuition-free public high school for adults offering an Indiana Core 40 high school diploma.
The Excel Center currently serves more than 4,000 students annually.
Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled