EFC Substitute Principal (PT or FT, Flexible)

Education For Change Public Schools - Oakland, CA - Full time

Education For Change Public Schools - Oakland, CA - Full time


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ORGANIZATION: Education for Change

POSITION: TK-8 Substitute Principal (mid-Oct.-late-Feb.)

LOCATION: Lazear Charter Academy, Oakland, CA

REPORTS TO: Chief/Deputy Chief of Leadership Development

Position Summary

Education for Change is looking for dynamic and visionary instructional leaders who will engage students, staff and families to ensure high student achievement. The assistant principal collaborates closely with the principal in communicating and supporting the mission of Education for Change, maintaining the focus on high student achievement for all students, creating a collaborative, results-oriented professional learning community, analyzing and responding to data, supporting teachers in their growth, and evaluating and responding to the effectiveness of interventions and instructional practices. S/he engages community partners and families in serving the whole child and ensuring ALL children achieve at high levels prepared to succeed in any setting. S/he will know how to successfully work in an urban elementary school with a high English Learner and low-income population.


Instructional Leadership

  • Establish and maintain an instruction- and results- oriented professional learning community
  • Analyze performance and observational data to determine professional development needs, including content and pedagogical knowledge, grade level needs, teacher coaching and support
  • Monitor student performance data and effectiveness of instructional responses and interventions
  • Provide concrete and actionable feedback for teachers to drive instructional improvement
  • Maintain and support the focus on high student achievement for all students through the Education for Change instructional program
  • Work collaboratively with the Instructional Management team to identify professional development needs, develop and lead professional development
  • Communicate a sense of urgency around student academic needs
  • Utilize research-based content and pedagogical knowledge in core areas including the reading and writing process, mathematics instruction, educational theory, research and current issues in urban education

Personnel Performance Management and Interpersonal Relations:

  • Attract, recruit and select high performing staff members
  • Evaluate personnel in an effective, timely manner
  • Create support systems for staff improvement
  • Motivate staff to excel
  • Create a culture where the staff works as a dedicated professional team
  • Hold staff accountable for high quality job performance
  • Involve staff in decision making appropriate to the situation including school site planning, committees, etc.

Site Management

  • Participate in school site planning and implementation processes; ensure the site budget and the site plan are strategically developed to maximize human, financial, time, and programmatic resources to achieve optimal results.
  • Follow all established EFC policies and procedures
  • Develop systems, timelines and milestones for completion of initiatives
  • Work collaboratively with the Business Operations Manager to ensure that the school site is safe, clean and well maintained
  • Develop, lead and manage systems for efficient and efficacious daily operations
  • Ensure there is an effective, regular communication system with all staff

Community Relations

  • Skillfully and appropriately involve parents and the community in school activities
  • Maintain good community relations and effective, regular communication with parents
  • Foster and maintain positive working relationship with co-located EFC school and neighboring district schools
  • Develop and execute strategy to attract and retain students and families at school site, with the goal of full enrollment with a waiting list
  • Function as a collaborative team member
  • Effectively collaborate with community partners and leverage community resources for organizational success
  • Actively participate in key student events
  • The assistant principal performs other related duties as assigned

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience
  • Knowledge of elementary curriculum and administrative practices
  • Must posses a growth mindset and be able to use feedback to refine practice
  • Successful experience working in a collaborative environment
  • Experience working with diverse communities

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience as a teacher leader, instructional coach, or site leader
  • Spanish Bilingual
  • Masters Degree
  • Knowledge of the Common Core standards and instructional practices aligned to those standards
  • Experience integrating technology as a teaching tool
  • Strong data analysis skill
  • Experience working with English Language Learners
  • Experience coaching, mentoring or developing teachers
  • Strong community building skills
  • Outstanding communication and organization skills

Compensation and Benefits

EFCPS offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. For details, email jobs@efcps.net.

Application Process

Apply online at www.efcps.org/immediate-openings.

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K12 School Operations

Experience Level

Mid Level

Education For Change Public Schools

EFCPS is a charter management organization that manages K-8 schools, growing to a portfolio of preK-12 schools in Oakland, currently serving 3,200 children. Additional information about Education for Change can be found at www.efcps.org.

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