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Vice President of Schools - Tampa Bay (Immediate Opening)

School Year: 2022-2023
Location: Tampa Bay Regional Office
Region: Tampa Bay, FL
Category: Headquarters
Job Type: Full-Time


Role Mission: The Vice President of Schools is a senior member of the regional leadership cabinet, directly managing a portfolio of schools, principals, and initiatives that impact the education of future graduates.  The Vice President of Schools is responsible for the superior performance of schools in the regional portfolio. 

  1. S/he is a skilled manager and team leader with exemplary instructional and coaching acumen. Our Vice Presidents of Schools are the senior instructional leaders in the region – supporting the technical skill building, continuous improvement, and impressive results of schools academically, culturally, and in human capital practices. 
  2. S/he is driven by goals and uses data in making decisions, providing in-depth monitoring of regional performance metrics and producing compelling plans to motivate and inspire others to act and share investment in achieving operating outcomes. S/he can both build and execute strategy, motivate others to make change, and invest and build relationships with other business partners to support the ambitious academic outcomes of our schools. 
  3. S/he has a keen attention to detail and can also see the big picture.  Our Vice President of Schools focus on building management capacity and ensure that all of our regional leaders are well equipped and on track to meet goals, additionally they are able to plan to reallocate resources as appropriate to meet the needs of the region.


100% of IDEA seniors are accepted and matriculate to college in the fall after their senior year
  • Develop and maintain a culture in which all students are expected to go to and graduate from college
  • Communicate these expectations to all students, families, and other key stakeholders regularly and ensure targeted follow-up with all seniors until they officially matriculate
  • Ensure that 50% of IDEA seniors are accepted to Tier I/II colleges or universities 
25% of IDEA alumni graduate from college in 4 years; 55% of IDEA alumni graduate from college in 6 years
  • Develop and support a culture in which all students are expected to go to and graduate from college
  • Engage IDEA alumni throughout their college career, but particularly in their first two years in college to ensure they remain enrolled
  • Persist fall to spring
  • Remain enrolled in college

Schools receive 100% of distinctions from TEA based on end of year academic results

  • 100% of schools implement high quality curriculum leading to academic gains, including but not limited to: Direct Instruction, Hybrid Learning, AP for All, Critical Student Intervention.

School Improvement

  • 100% of schools improve on 100% of unmet performance goals.
  • 100% of schools continue to meet/exceed met performance goals.

Schools meet all Academic Goals, which are: Student Achievement

  • 90% at Level II/30% at Level III on EOC exams.
  • Junior Class ACT Average Score of 21
  • 90% of Pre-K-2nd students are on/above grade-level in reading, language, and math DI (all campuses).
  • 85% of 1st-2nd students are on/above grade-level in reading, language, and math DI (Year 2+ campuses)
  • 70% of 1st-2nd students are on/above grade-level in reading, language, and math DI (Year 1+ campuses)
  • Student Growth
  • 100% of schools will achieve Index 2 scores of 60 for Academies and 50 for College Preps for EOC.
  • 50% of all students in CSI grow two or more years in Reading and Math. 

School attain 97.5% Average Daily Attendance.

  • Vocalize significance of attendance compliance procedures and ensure/monitor they are followed at every campus
  • 90% of students persist within the IDEA system year-to-year, no appeals
  • 100% of campuses meet enrollment target by close of business Friday of first week of school. 
  • Manage healthy adult and student school culture, resulting in positive organizational health results, employee retention, student persistence, and family feedback (assessed informally).
  • Develop school administrators into transformational individuals who can lead their campuses

Hire and keep 100% of top talent

  • Retain 85% of all Principals and 95% of high-performing Principals.
  • 100% of school meets instructional staff retention goal of 85%
  • 100% of school meets teacher retention goal of 85%
  • 100% of school meets staff hiring goals and timelines
  • Ensure high-quality talent review process at least twice per year for teachers and for leaders
  • 80% Agree/Strongly Agree Organizational Health Results for schools

Developing Talent

  • 100% of school measures teacher development, aligned to the GET rubric, and shows growth for 100% of teachers.

Organization Improvement: Organizational Guidance

  • Represent school when approving, guiding, providing feedback, or collaborating with HQ partners around district initiatives, policies, and systems.
  • Successfully leverage key relationships in 100% of functional areas, to ask for feedback and provide guidance for both campuses and HQ partners.
  • Accurately differentiate initiatives for 100% of schools, fostering innovation through earned autonomy and leader collaboration.

Results-focused Coordination

  • With ED, coordinate with, develop and provide feedback to ensure 100% of goals are met for the following campus partners:
  • HA Partners: Regional Directors of Instructional Coaching, Directors of Leader Development, Talent Partners and leader hiring managers
  • Program Partners: both internal (e.g. curriculum team, curriculum managers, Individualized Learning Managers) and external (e.g. NIFDI, NMSI)
  • Operations Partners:  Regional Directors of Operations
  • College Success and Alumni Success Team Partners 
Lives and embodies the values of IDEA
  • Believes and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
  • Is driven by meaningful outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
  • Prioritizes quality learning for both students and adults
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization, and actively self-reflects on gaps.
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Manage and develop, often in coordination with partner principal on campus for Assistant Principal of Operations, SIS Coordinator, Academic Counselor
  • Analyze student achievement data to identify trends and strategize approaches to improve instruction
  • Facilitate exceptional student achievement through supporting campus-based instructional coaching


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s preferred
  • Experience: 
    • 3+ years of teaching experience
    • 3+ years of principal experience, 5 preferred
    • Experience managing a portfolio of 3+ Schools with multiple grade levels
    • Proven track record of achieving success at the school and student level
    • Proven track record of leading teams of others to achieve ambitious outcomes


  • Salary for this role typically falls between $130,100 and $165,200, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.

IDEA Public Schools in Florida intends to promote and establish a Drug-Free Workplace Program to maximize safety and productivity in the workplace, enhance our competitive position in the marketplace, without experiencing the costs, delays, and tragedies associated with accidents that result from drug or alcohol abuse by employees. A Drug-Free Workplace means that of our employees must remain Drug-Free both on and off the job, and free from alcohol on the job. In holding to this policy, all staff members will undergo drug testing prior to starting in their new role with us.


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