Assistant Principal 2020-2021 School Year

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools - Los Angeles, California - Full time

ABOUT ALLIANCE COLLEGE-READY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter school organization in Los Angeles, serving nearly 13,000 low-income scholars across 25 free public middle and high schools on 28 campuses. Alliance has a proven record of success: though our scholars come to Alliance on average four grade-levels behind in reading, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 77% to a four-year university in 2017. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities, with a goal of 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. We also value our people and strive every day to be a best place to work in education. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.

ROLE SUMMARY

Alliance is seeking exceptional instructional and people leaders to guide its schools into the next chapter of even greater academic excellence. We expect our Alliance school leaders to possess a deep knowledge of great teaching and learning, and to have demonstrated success in engaging and inspiring a school community to high levels of scholar achievement. We seek self-reflective leaders who understand how race, class, ethnicity, income, disability, and other aspects of difference are integral to our scholars’ academic and social development, and who have experience with communities like Alliance’s. Alliance’s Assistant Principals (APs) must be deeply committed to our scholar population and ensuring that our scholars are prepared for success in college and beyond. APs have the opportunity to build engaged, rewarding work environments that retain the most talented educators committed to college and career success for all scholars. Alliance APs also receive substantial professional development to continue to hone their craft, including monthly full-day professional development sessions and other differentiated supports.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Instructional Leadership

  • Lead teachers and teacher leaders in dramatically improving scholar outcomes through the implementation of a rigorous data-driven instructional cycle, high-quality professional development, aligned to identified gaps, and ongoing observation and feedback.
  • Coach, manage, evaluate, support, and inspire a set of teachers and staff via observations with feedback that accurately captures strength and growth areas and supports measurable progress.
  • Set high standards for achievement so that students are on track to be college-ready.
  • Ensure that school-wide curriculum, assessments, differentiated instruction, and more detailed instructional strategies are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Vision and Cultural Leadership

  • Project and encourage a positive, cooperative atmosphere within the school.
  • Oversee systems and supports that ensure a positive school climate in which students can develop a love for learning and a sense of responsibility, self-worth, and good citizenship.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with families, students, and colleagues at the school site and the Alliance Home Office.
  • Build a productive, positive staff culture in which staff members grow, learn, collaborate, thrive, and feel supported in achieving high expectations.
  • Lead non-instructional school functions that vary by school site, but potentially include: testing coordination, compliance reporting, student activities/enrollment, etc.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university
  • Valid California teaching credential
  • Some Alliance schools require an administrative services credential authorizing service as a principal or the ability to obtain this credential in California
  • At least two (2) years of school leadership experience in communities similar to Alliance’s

THE STRONGEST CANDIDATES WILL HAVE:

  • A belief in and alignment with Alliance’s educational philosophy to prepare students for the intellectual rigor of college and the skills required for 21st century careers
  • Deep understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture
  • Expertise in building a positive and collaborative adult culture
  • Instructional expertise, including knowledge of Common Core-aligned instruction, student-centered classrooms, personalized learning, and instructional technology
  • Ability to thrive in settings with autonomy, independence, and high levels of personal flexibility
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships with students and adults
  • Deep belief in growth mindset
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
  • A willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team
  • Strong computer skills; e.g. school information systems

COMPENSATION

Alliance is committed to being a Best Place to Work, where employees find meaning and joy in their work every day, within a culture of collaboration, support, and excellence. Alliance offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision plans. Alliance school leader base salaries are up to 15% higher than the local district.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested candidates should submit their applications here: https://www.laalliance.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=241197&type=d&pREC_ID=557557. Please note that only candidates who are selected for an interview will be contacted.

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools are free public charter schools which do not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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