She is using Idealist as part of her search.
She says nearly every listing these days is for charter schools and that many of the listings have these great Orwellian names.
Associate Director, Knowledge Management
Lead Designer, Culture and Personal Development
Both those gigs are for Achievement First, which like many of these large charter outfits, appears to be awash in cash and hiring all the time - and not just for teachers.
Now what exactly does the "Leader Designer- Culture" do at Achievement First?
Sounds like the kind of thing Goebbels did, doesn't it?
And it turns out it kinda is:
- Accelerated Academics: Our students need to be among the best in the world
- Habits of Success: Our students will truly thrive when they also develop the habits, mindsets and life skills that promote productive and joyful lives
- Excellence in Enrichment: Our students need a taste of the joy that comes from passionate excellence outside of traditional academics
- Student, Family and Staff Motivation: Our students, staff and families will exhibit an unstoppable level of shared commitment and drive
Uniforms and armbands are included, which is nice, because you don't want the kids thinking about anything else other than their "unstoppable level of commitment and drive" as they "need be among the best in the world" in their productivity and excellence.
If you're in the market for a new job and you feel like a good fit for a Lead Designer of Culture, why not take a stab at it over on Idealist.
But you need a very specific skillset:
- You are an entrepreneurial and ambitious educator
- with a passion for innovation and an eagerness to strategically redesign schools because kids could be learning much faster and deeper than traditional school models allow
- who is deeply committed to living the habits of success: personal growth, drive, curiosity, empathy, gratitude and teamwork.
- who embraces an all hands-on deck start up environment and lives for change
- who can't wait to work at the vision level and in the weeds
On the plus side, it turns out you can do this job anywhere:
This job can be performed from a remote location.
Isn't technology in the neo-liberal world a great thing?
Charter schools have so much to teach the regular public schools, don't they?