Principal 2018-19 School Year for Green Dot Public Schools in Los Angeles, CA

Principal 2018-19 School Year

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

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

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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 innovative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized teaching 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 studentsso that they have safe, educational and enjoyable 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 socioeconomic status.


We are seeking talented educational leaders with a desire to foster high levels of academic achievement in urban middle and high schools. Principals are held accountable for delivering student results in line with agreed upon goals. To learn more about what it’s like to be an administrator at Green Dot, please visit


> Hire and develop school staff (certificated and classified)

> Serve as administrator and instructional leader of the school, direct and supervise the curriculum and guidance program of the school

> Responsible for planning the master schedule of classes for students and for assigning members of the certificated staff

> Evaluate the performance of teachers and other school employees and coach them on their individual development

> Craft student discipline policies to meet unique student population needs

> Direct financial and human resources at the school site

> Responsible for school budgetary planning and business operations

> Work closely with parents and the community at large

> Initiate and implement community support and advisory groups

> Accountable for students' overall academic performance

> Available for contact with parents, students and staff to discuss student progress and problems after class, at night or on weekends (via cell phone or in person)

> Maintain work hours extending beyond school hours for other professional duties or functions such as staff meetings, supervision of student events, etc.

> Maintain professional standards and a school environment that is productive, safe and focused

> Participate in Green Dot and individual professional development

> Participate in other events aimed at promoting or developing Green Dot and its schools (i.e. student recruitment)


> Possesses a growth mindset and love of learning

> A minimum of 5 years of teaching experience, at the middle or high school level, with a history of improving student achievement

> Hold a valid California, Clear single-subject or multiple subject teaching credential

> Hold a valid Administrative Credential or comparable out-of-state credential, which is transferrable to California

> Experience with leadership roles (mentor teacher, department chair, assistant principal, etc.)

> Prior administrative experience as Assistant Principal or Principal

> Demonstrated leadership capabilities

> Proven management and team building skills

> Experience managing budgets

> Experience creating and implementing policies and systems

> Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills

> Experience working in an entrepreneurial environment

> A passion for improving urban middle and high schools and driving education reform

Knowledge of bilingual education

> Bilingual (English/Spanish) highly desirable

> Ability to establish/foster a positive and safe school culture

> Experience in coaching teachers

> Experience in planning and implementing quality professional development

> Experience in leading/managing a team

> Experience in strategically engaging stakeholders

> Experience in conflict resolution

> Experience in making data driven decisions

> Experience and demonstrated ability managing multiple teams and resources

> Experience in creating and monitoring strategic plans

> Dependability, humility, sense of humor, and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve

> Must be able 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.


The annual salary for Principals ranges from $101,000 - $130,250. Actual salary (within this range) will be commensurate with experience and based on school size. We also offer a comprehensive benefits plan (including CalSTRS participation), as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.


We require all candidates to complete an online application at Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted. We are looking to fill positions for a July 1, 2018 start date.

GreenDot PublicSchoolsisafair chanceand equal opportunityemployer. As such, Green Dot is 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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