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Reporting Analyst – new

Mastery Charter Schools Philadelphia, PA

* Interpret customer requirements into actionable specifications * Mine, analyze, and interpret data from multiple sources * Perform tests for… Beyond.com


3 days ago

Reporting Developer – new

Mastery Charter Schools Philadelphia, PA

* Complete complex ad hoc reporting and data requests from various lines of business * Review SQL scripts created by analysts for accuracy and… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

IT Asset Analyst

Mastery Charter Schools Philadelphia, PA

The role of the IT Asset Analyst is to oversee the daily and long-term strategic management of software and technology-related hardware within the… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Database Administrator

Mastery Charter Schools Philadelphia, PA

* Perform organizational tasks in support of the medical facility to include, but not limited to the following tasks: * Manage database backups by… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

Windows Server Engineer

Mastery Charter Schools Philadelphia, PA

The Windows Server Engineer’s will be responsible for maintenance of Windows Server environment and associated tools. This includes the design… Beyond.com


3 days ago

Sr. Windows Server Engineer – new

Mastery Charter Schools Philadelphia, PA

The Sr. Windows Server Engineer’s will be responsible for maintenance of Windows Server environment and associated tools. This includes thought… Beyond.com


3 days ago

IVR/Dialer System Administrator – new

Mastery Charter Schools Philadelphia, PA

The System Administrator is responsible for managing the administration, enhancement and maintenance of IVR, Dialer and Workforce Management systems… Beyond.com


30+ days ago

FTP Administrator

Mastery Charter Schools Philadelphia, PA

The FTP Administrator’s will be responsible for designing and supporting the data flow between customers and the internal distributed systems based… Beyond.com


3 days ago

Foreclosure Quality Assurance Analyst – new

Mastery Charter Schools Philadelphia, PA

* Responsible for servicing mortgage accounts to ensure the foreclosure documents are processed in compliance with all state and federal laws while… Beyond.com


3 days ago

Sr. GSE Investor Reporting Analyst – new

Mastery Charter Schools Philadelphia, PA

The Sr. GSE Investor Reporting Analyst will be responsible for the day to day activities and oversight of the Investor Reporting functions for… Beyond.com


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    School run like a Major Company, Be Ready to "Fit In" Quickly

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    Former Employee - Teacher  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Mastery Charter School full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Pay
    -Co-workers are awesome and dedicated
    -Certain Campuses are much better than others (Thomas, Lenfest are strongest two)
    -Resources in terms of money per student, clean buildings, etc. Mastery wants for very little in terms of providing for teachers things like Elmo's, etc.
    -If you can play "their game" you can do very well and gain large pay increases in a short period of time
    -Many of the students are awesome, as you'd expect and hope as a teacher
    -Organization is continuously trying to get better (this also could be filed under the Cons section at times though due to never being able to re-use ANY materials from year to year)

    Cons

    -Organization is run like a major company. Everything is measured in metrics on spreadsheets. You will be micromanaged to an extent not found in any other school. You can and will be addressed for the smallest of details and those will be used against you in end of year conversations and will effect your pay.
    -Metrics will impact your raise. If you're students do not preform well on their Benchmarks and you're formal observation schools and MVAS (Mastery Value Added System used to projected student growth) you can expect little raise and to be eventually shown the door.
    -Work life balance is bad, bordering on horrible. I am not talking just about working late and on the weekends but being stressed about work the next day. Most teachers in my campus last about 2 years overall if I had to guess.
    -Be prepared to "buy in" quickly or be forced out. Your leadership team will quickly identify whether or not you are bought in and willing to comply with their values and wishes. They have no problem brining up the smallest things in order to show you are not "on board" including not coming to after school events, being seconds late to meetings and generally saying they think you are not willing to be a part of their mission.
    - Let's be honest, working in a city charter school isn't easy. You're day to day instructing classes will be very difficult and having the added stress of your leadership breathing down your neck about everything from your posters in your room to your agenda board to your hands, lines in the halls and everything in-between. You will deal with situations that will cause you immense frustration and drive you to the brink of quitting (trust me, I've been there five years and seen dozens and dozens come and go and experienced these things myself). Coming back day after day is only easy for the most dedicated, driven and mission aligned folks (I'd say 5-10% of the staff in the building).
    -Buildings have many "moles" or "rats" who will overhear negative conversations and report them to your Principal or APs. After that, you'll wind up in a meeting about your values. Watch who you talk to.
    -Zero job security. I've seen teachers let go for various reasons including simply not being "on board" to being forced out because they clearly make too much money and can be replaced by someone (usually TFA folks) who make 20 grand less than they do. You will sign a contract that can be terminated at any time, for any reason, so don't expect to have a feeling of perfect job security (Unless you are in that 10% of teachers who really, really shine and are the sheep of the leadership team).
    -Cycle of Teachers and Unwillingness to keep folks long term is most scary to me. Here are the phases of how Mastery wants to cycle their teachers in and out of their buildings.

    1. You come in, you are observed, you will be told you are awful at teaching and giving a Developing or Unsatisfactory on your formal. You then feel like you really are a bad teacher, or never were good in the first place.
    2. You ask them, "How do I get better?"
    3. They tell you, they coach you with instruction over the years, you do improve and you will get a raise or two (maybe a big one if you are really well liked and really "on board" with their values, kissing up is huge)
    4. You will eventually plateau after your raises and be told you need to continue to improve...which becomes very hard to do after you've been named an Advanced or Master Teacher (order goes Associate, Sr. Associate, Advanced and Master Teacher in order of rating and pay)
    5. You start to get a ton of flack for your results and eventually are basically told you make too much money and can be replaced by someone much cheaper (This has been said to folks I know over the years). Leadership team nitpicks on everything you do and basically forces your hand to go elsewhere if you want to be happy. After a few years, the salary you make will stay the same basically for the duration of your time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more human, stop asking teachers to be robots and treat staff as professionals and not children. Also, the pace at which Mastery is growing will eventually cause the organization to lack quickly teachers and staff and cause them to essentially become the school district. Simply growing too fast with not enough good/driven dedicated teachers in the area.

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