Founding CTE High School Principal

Matchbook Learning - Indianapolis, Indiana - Full time

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Who are we?

Matchbook Learning is a national non-profit school management organization that is reinventing public education to meet each student where they are. Our schools utilize a competency-based, student-centered, Project Based, and blended model of instructional design and delivery. We do this with a unique combination of coaching and professional development, technology ecosystem, school culture, and school community. We meet teachers where they are and help them to learn and grow along their career paths. Our innovative, award winning blended turnaround school model is the first of its kind in the nation to be offered to schools with the highest poverty rates and needs.

Matchbook Learning focuses on a blended, competency-based model for struggling schools seeking to deliver a radically different result with students in high-need communities. Currently we run the largest K-8 school in Indianapolis and are looking to expand and launch a truly innovative career and technical high school with an innovative principal.

What are we looking for?

Matchbook Learning is looking for a Principal candidate who has CTE experience as well as an innovative, coachable, courageous, and growth mindset. In addition to their mindset, we are looking for someone with a background in leadership and the ability to perform at a high level in each of our Principal Performance Areas below.

Principal Performance Areas

  1. Instructional Leadership: The principal fosters the success of all students by facilitating the development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of a shared vision of teaching and learning based on the established Matchbook Learning vision, instructional model, and goals that leads to student academic growth, teacher and staff growth, as well as overall school improvement.
  2. School Culture & Climate: The principal fosters the success of all students and staff by developing, advocating, and sustaining an academically rigorous, positive, supportive, and safe school climate for all stakeholders.
  3. Talent Development: The principal fosters effective human capital management by assisting with selection and induction of staff members as well as by supporting and encouraging professional growth for all staff members, along with evaluating, and retaining quality instructional and support personnel. The principal supports and encourages growth for all personnel in line with Matchbook’s leadership philosophy that the higher the level of leadership, the higher the level of servitude.
  4. Organizational Management: The principal fosters the success of all students and staff by supporting, managing, and overseeing the school’s organization, operation, and use of resources.
  5. Communication and Community Relations: The principal fosters the success of all students and staff by regularly communicating and collaborating effectively and in a timely manner with all stakeholders.
  6. Professionalism: The principal fosters the success of all students and staff by demonstrating professional standards and ethics, engaging in continuous professional learning, and contributing to the profession.
  7. Student Growth: The principal’s leadership results orientation across all metrics of the school culture, academics, culture, etc.
  8. Parent and Community Advocacy: The principal’s leadership will result in building solid relationships within the community and parental advocacy.

What do you need to have?

  • 4-5 years’ teaching experience working with CTE, in urban schools, high poverty communities, and with ethnically diverse student populations.
  • 1-2 years of school leadership experience.
  • Willingness to learn and participate a Mind Trust Fellowship as well as in Relay
  • K–12 Administrative Certificate or equivalent is required

What do we provide?

  • Weekly one-on-one coaching from our CAO & CEO
  • A dedicated team to support the school's financial, operational, HR, technology and marketing needs
  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • The opportunity to be the founding Principal of a new and innovative CTE high school

How do I apply!

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter here: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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K12 School Operations

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Senior Level

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