Administrators-in-Residence 2019-20 CA

Green Dot Public Schools - Los Angeles, California - Full time


Reports to: Area Superintendent (Administrator-in-Residence Program)

Classification: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt

Start date: July 1, 2019

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot operates 30 public schools in historically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Washington. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through creative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized instruction methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff.

Outside of the classroom, Green Dot schools provide a rich array of after-school programs and services for students so that they have safe, educational and fun opportunities after the bell rings. Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access to high-quality educational opportunities regardless of race, ethnicity or socio-economic status.


We are seeking talented educational leaders with a desire to foster high levels of academic achievement in urban middle and high schools. Our year-long, paid Administrator-in-Residence program gives individuals the opportunity to shadow Green Dot principals, work in a school leadership capacity at multiple Green Dot sites, partner with our home office support staff on special projects, and benefit from a structured curriculum aligned with national and regional standards for school leadership development. This program would require that you leave your current position (at the end of this school year) in order to spend the next year training to become an administrator at a Green Dot school the following school year. Click here to learn more about what it is like to be an administrator at Green Dot.

Administrator-in-Residence Program Goal

To induct and train future Green Dot school administrators in the following areas:

> Green Dot philosophy, core values, and education model

> Instructional Leadership

> People Management

> Resource Management

> School Culture

The program provides ongoing support for the Administrators-in-Residence as they develop their philosophy of education and leadership and as they develop key foundational elements prior to hire as an administrator at a Green Dot Public School.


> You possess a growth mindset and love of learning

> You hold a valid CA Clear Single Subject or Multiple Subject teaching credential, or a PPS credential in School Counseling (or an equivalent out-of-state credential and have already started the transfer process)

> You meet the California minimum requirement of 5 years of teaching or counseling experience, in order to qualify for a school leader (administrative) credential

> You have prior teaching/counseling experience (preferably at the middle or high school level) and the ability to demonstrate a history of improving student achievement

> You have experience and demonstrated capability with leadership roles (mentor teacher, department chair, grade level leader, etc.)

> You have proven management and team building skills, as well as experience managing budgets, creating and implementing policies

> You have excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills

> You have experience working in an entrepreneurial environment

> You are passionate about improving instructional quality in urban middle and high schools and driving education reform

> You have experience coaching teachers on instruction

> You demonstrate the ability to establish/foster a positive and safe school culture

> You demonstrate an understanding of effective instruction and professional development

> You have the ability to think strategically about how to engage stakeholders (family, community, teachers, students, etc.)

> Bilingual (English/Spanish) is highly desirable

> You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to

> Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve

> You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

Important: AIRs are committed to serving at a Green Dot school for a minimum of two years after successful completion of the program, and successful completion of the program will result in a recommendation for a Certificate of Eligibility to the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing.


The annual salary range for an AIR starts at $83,000 and is based on experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and STRS participation, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.


We ask that you complete an online application at Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted, and we hire on a rolling basis. We are looking to fill these positions for a July 1, 2019 start date.

Green Dot Public Schools is a fair chance and equal opportunity employer. As such, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.

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Green Dot Public Schools

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life.

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