Deputy Campus Director, Houston


Position Overview

  • LEAD – Supervise a team of AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows and volunteers who inspire students in 6 th -8 th grade.
  • IMPACT – Inspire students to set and achieve ambitious academic and personal goals.
  • TRANSFORM – Grow as a leader and as an educator while re-imagining the school day.


Driving Results

  • Program Quality – Collaborate with school partners and Citizen Schools staff to manage student and program data in order to drive student achievement. Support staff in setting and achieving ambitious goals.
  • Operations Management – Manage day-to-day campus operations, including logistics, materials, and student procedures. Ensure safety of all program participants and compliance with Citizen Schools policies, state, and local standards and grant mandates.
  • Instructional Leadership – Serve as an instructional leader for the Citizen Schools program at one middle school. Model high quality teaching, conduct classroom observations, and provide constructive feedback to staff and volunteers.

Building Relationships

  • Campus Culture – Support the development of a strong, positive campus culture by acknowledging achievement and growth. Create team norms based on a strengths-based, inclusive approach, engaging students, staff, volunteers, families, and school partners.
  • Stakeholder Management -Build and maintain positive relationships with all members of the school community. Establish effective family engagement and communication strategies that support the development of meaningful relationships. Increase community participation through creating opportunities for site visits, events, and local partnerships.
  • Leadership Presence – Inspire others by modeling outstanding performance and calm under pressure. Express confidence in self and others, as well as a strong belief in the Citizen Schools program as a vehicle for student success. Relentlessly focus on goals and the vision for sustained success.


  • Staff Development – Serve as supervisor, coach, and mentor for a team of AmeriCorps service members. Inspire volunteers to engage deeply in their apprenticeship experience. Encourage staff to pursue professional development that focuses on individual and team goals.
  • Performance Management -Conduct weekly one-on-one coaching meetings and quarterly performance conversations for all direct reports emphasize strengths and areas for growth. Identify and coach performance challenges. Regularly update staff on performance and progress to individual and campus goals.
  • Hiring – Participate in annual and ongoing talent recruitment and selection for campus staff and service members. Give clear and accurate feedback on candidates aligned with Citizen Schools’ hiring practice.

What We Seek :

  • Educational Leadership. Educators with a track record of driving strong student outcomes in a culturally-responsive environment, with a strong preference for experience with high need populations.
  • Inspiration. Visionaries who conceptualize and inspire students and staff towards long term success, while celebrating daily accomplishments.
  • Achievement. Goal-oriented drivers who take personal ownership for results and have a track record of overcoming barriers to achieve ambitious outcomes.
  • Community. Mobilizers who understand education is vital and requires community-wide support.
  • Team Building. Leaders adept at establishing and maintaining strong relationships with partners. Oriented toward creating buy-in from multiple stakeholders.


  • At least two years of experience working with students, teaching experience preferred.
  • At least two years of professional, post-undergraduate experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Spanish language skills highly preferred.

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to work closely with smart, driven leaders focused on student impact.
  • A proven program model to make immediate and long-term impact on the lives of middle school students.
  • Participation and active engagement in regional and national retreats, trainings, and meetings with colleagues in the the greater Citizen Schools network.
  • Competitive salary and full benefits: health care, 403(b), three weeks of paid vacation in addition to one-week respite upon completion of school year, and a month-long sabbatical awarded after five years of employment.
  • Annual professional development funds available after six months of employment.

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a resume and two short essay responses through our online application. PDF format strongly prefered. Questions, please contact Jessica Palmer at [email protected]

About Citizen Schools

Operating in seven states nationwide, Citizen Schools works collaboratively with schools by connecting them with a second shift of educators: AmeriCorps service members and over 5,000 volunteer Citizen Teachers from community organizations, local businesses as well as major corporations like Google and Cognizant. Students benefit from mentorship and hands-on learning experiences that spark curiosity and illuminate the world of opportunity available through education. When you succeed as a Deputy Campus Director, you’ll see students measurably increase their sense of self-efficacy and ability to advocate for themselves while also achieving significant gains in math, reading, and writing. Learn more about our results by clicking here .

Citizen Schools is an equal opportunity employer and enthusiastically encourages qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply for employment. Citizen Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, or military veteran status.

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