SAGA Innovations

  • Site Director ( SAGA New York City)

    Job Locations US-NY
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/9/2018 1:05 PM)
    # of Openings
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  • Overview

    Who We Are

    SAGA Innovations ( is a national nonprofit that partners with public school districts to provide underserved students with high-dosage in-school-day tutoring, at no cost to students or their families. We are able to provide this service because of the passion and dedication of SAGA Fellows – full-time tutors who devote a year of their lives to closing the academic achievement and opportunity gaps by building lasting relationships and impacting the lives of their students every day. We recruit highly talented recent college graduates, midlife career changers, and recent retirees to commit to a 10-month service year for modest pay. We also provide ongoing support, training, professional development, curriculum, and data management to drive our results.


    Our Approach

    SAGA’s approach to tutoring is unique because it differs from the traditional tutoring model. Instead, students meet with their SAGA Fellow during a class period as part of their regular daily schedule - in addition to their normal core classes - for the entire school year.


    Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Site Director is responsible for ensuring that SAGA math tutoring is functioning effectively at the school site. The Site Director serves as the direct supervisor and coach for between 5-12 SAGA Fellows and potentially supervises an Assistant Site Director who supports their work. The primary goal of the Site Director is to drive students learning in tutorials through constantly improving the effectiveness of tutorials. This is accomplished through weekly observations and coaching sessions with SAGA Fellows.



    Essential Job Functions:

    Fellow Development and Supervision (50%)

    ● Observe every SAGA Fellow daily, and provide feedback during weekly coaching
    sessions and give real-time feedback during daily fly-bys.
    ● Collaborate with Director of Programs and Academics team to plan and lead
    SAGA Fellow summer training.
    ● Lead all professional develop sessions (created by the Academics Team and
    modified to meet site needs) for Fellows during the school year.
    ● Evaluate Fellows formally two to three times per year.
    ● Monitor, and hold SAGA Fellows accountable for, the fulfillment of responsibilities
    and adherence to professional standards.
    ● Read SAGA Fellows’ responses to the Daily Report and respond daily to all
    questions and/or concerns posed in the Daily Report.
    ● Write a daily email to SAGA Fellows with updates, words of encouragement,
    curriculum plans, etc.

    Program Implementation and Integration into School Community (20%)

    ● Create a positive Math Lab environment for Fellows and students.
    ● Create and oversee Fellow committees responsible for Math Lab systems and
    classroom functioning (e.g., committees for student incentives, material
    organization, bulletin board upkeep, etc.).
    ● Manage division of work with Assistant Site Director, meeting daily to discuss
    program implementation and Fellow effectiveness.
    ● Meet regularly with school administrator(s) to provide update on Math Lab
    successes and challenges, and to request and receive feedback on how the
    program can improve.

    ● Meet regularly with math teachers to optimize alignment of SAGA curriculum with
    math class instruction and scopes and sequences, and to request and receive
    feedback on how the program can improve.
    ● Arrange SAGA lessons weekly to align with math class curricula.


    Results Monitoring and Action Planning (20%)


    Results Monitoring and Action Planning (20%)
    ● Monitor student progress in Math Lab and math classes, and swiftly create action
    plans for struggling students in collaboration with their Fellow.
    ● Analyze internal assessment data with SAGA Data Analyst, and develop action
    plans to drive student learning with guidance from the Director of Programs.
    ● Meet weekly with Director of Programs to discuss progress toward program goals
    and eliminating any obstacles to success (bi-weekly in semester two).

    Record-Keeping and Administrative Support (10%)

    ● Record student attendance each period.
    ● Record SAGA Fellow attendance daily, coding time off as sick time, personal
    time, etc.
    ● Respond to requests from HR for support when additional communication is
    needed with Fellows.
    ● Notify Director of Programs and HR Director of changes in work status for SAGA



    Required qualifications, skills, and/or experience:

    ● Bachelor’s degree
    ● Minimum 2 years work experience with high school or middle school students
    ● Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills
    ● Ability to give, invite and receive critical feedback and have difficult conversations
    ● Demonstrates a propensity for action and setting/achieving goals
    ● Driven by outcomes and results; willing to work relentlessly to achieve them
    ● Ability to identify problems, ask salient questions, and find creative but pragmatic
    ● Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
    ● Ability to prioritize numerous demands
    ● Ability to be versatile, “roll-with-it,” work on multiple projects at the same time

    Preferred qualifications, skills, and/or experience:

    ● Experience managing adults



    Compensation range:  $52,000-$68,000 per year, depending on experience


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