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Manager of Student Services

Kairos Academies
Saint Louis, MO
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Manager of Student Services


As the Manager of Student Services, you will be responsible for managing and coaching support services teachers and interventionists. Not only that, but you will also have oversight of related services, lead the Response to Intervention (RTI) program, and provide professional development and resources to all staff members in the areas of Special Education, 504, Gifted/Talented Support, intervention, and English Language Learners. This is a pivotal role that will require you to serve as a member of the School Leadership Team, making key decisions that will impact the lives of countless students. Join our team and help us make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.

  • Management of Student Support Services
  • Manage and coach Special Education Teachers to ensure all IEP goals are met and that we close the achievement gap between students with disabilities and general education students.
  • Ensure compliance with all special education, 504, and ELL laws and regulations, including managing IEP caseloads as needed.
  • Oversee a comprehensive Response to Intervention program (management of the program can be done by an interventionist, but oversight is provided by the Manager of Student Support Services)
  • Manage and coach interventionists and ELL teachers to ensure effective instruction
  • Manage all related service providers, including OT, PT, Speech/Language, psychologists, and contracted ABA support
  • Create testing accommodations and alternative assessment schedules and oversee that all students requiring testing accommodations receive them consistently.
  • Works with the Instructional Directors to create behavior RTI plans, oversee and advise on discipline for students with disabilities.
  • Professional Development for Staff
  • Plan, implement, and provide ongoing professional development and feedback to all staff, focusing on differentiation and supporting students with varying needs
  • Conduct classroom observations with other school leaders with a specific focus on improving access, growth and achievement of students with special needs, 504s, Gifted/Talented, and English Language Learners
  • Organize summer training and weekly professional development days in coordination with the Principal.
  • Teacher Coaching
  • Conduct classroom observations and follow-up with targeted feedback to special education teachers and interventionists to increase efficacy of instruction
  • Conduct weekly one on one conversations with direct reports, including time for relationship building, gathering feedback, assessing individual needs, and providing feedback
  • Provide lesson plan feedback to direct reports
  • As needed, consult on lesson plan strategies for differentiation to all staff members
  • Conduct 3x a year teacher performance evaluation
  • Teach classes when necessary to avoid gaps in mandated services or for professional development of teachers.
  • School-Wide Leadership
  • Participate in the teacher recruitment and hiring process, in collaboration with the Principal.
  • Serve as an active member of the School Leadership Team, meeting weekly for strategic planning and discussion of school initiatives and data

Driver Goals
  • 85% CSI Student growth
  • 85% IEP Goals met
  • 90% student persistence
  • 97% ADA
  • 85% Student satisfaction

This Job ISN'T For You If You Won't...
  • go above & beyond to do what’s best for kids (an innate work ethic is required)
  • figure things out yourself (don't wait for others to teach you, make yourself better)
  • adapt to frequent change (rapidly iterate; every level of every team improves every cycle)
  • happily, give and take constructive feedback.

Who We Are

Now is the opportune moment (the kairos) to reimagine education for the 21st century. Our schools have been recognized by Forbes, Bellwether Education, NBC Today, Education Week, and others as among the most innovative and highest performing in the nation. That's why we replace lectures with engaging projects and dictatorial "behavior managers" with 1-1 executive functioning mentors who help students learn how to manage their own schedule and work habits. Kairos students practice navigating real-world choices (such as when, where, how, and with whom to work) within a safe, supportive school environment. Kairos develops students not just into freethinkers, ready to thrive in a modern economy, but self-governing citizens, ready to lead both themselves and their communities. Themselves and their communities.

Technology Skills

Competence in Microsoft Office applications and ability to use a variety of computer applications and platforms. Ability to use basic office equipment. Knowledge and experience in using a computer-based student Information Management system.

Safety Duties & Responsibilities

Every employee of the School has an obligation to know our safety rules and procedures; to teach what they know to others; to recognize unsafe actions and situations; to warn others of unsafe situations; to react to emergency situations and to report hazardous or unsafe practices to those in a position to correct them.

Qualifications and Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master's degree preferred
  • Missouri Substitute Certification Required
  • 2+ years of successful full-time teaching experience Required
  • At least one years of successful full-time instructional leadership experience (assistant principal, instructional coach, dean, etc.) preferred
  • Proven track record of personally achieving success and of leading others to improved results
  • Satisfactory completion of criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization.

Additional Knowledge and Skills
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to coach adults and work on a team
  • Belief in and alignment with Kairos’ mission and values is non-negotiable
  • Experience working with adults from diverse backgrounds with diverse needs
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment
  • Willingness to go above and beyond
  • Encouraging cooperation and collaboration among teachers, staff, and students.
  • Developing leadership skills in school staff.
  • Helping teachers reach their fullest potential through continuous learning opportunities.
  • Managing people, processes, and information to develop school-wide plans

Starting Salary: $45,000, based on experience. To learn more, check out our career pathways!

  • Our commitment to you includes a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package that covers health, dental, and vision. In addition, we offer performance-based stipends, opportunities for education advancement, and a dedication to fostering work-life balance. Our school community is built on diversity and support, with small class sizes and a cozy co-working atmosphere. You'll have access to a range of professional growth opportunities, both on and off-campus, and you'll become part of a network of schools that are fully committed to upholding Love, Equity, Agency, and Diversity.

  • In-person teaching Monday through Friday 7:30am 4:00pm
    • Some weekends and evenings will be required.

Ability to commute/relocate:
  • Saint Louis, MO 63118: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required). Please note, this is not a remote position. All Kairos teachers are required to deliver in-person instruction onsite, in our school in St. Louis.

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