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San Jose Charter School Seeks Elementary School Principal

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  • cmmireles
    Position Description: The Principal, as the instructional leader, defines and communicates the mission of the school, manages curriculum and instruction,
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4, 2009
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      Position Description:

      The Principal, as the instructional leader, defines and communicates the mission of the school, manages curriculum and instruction, supervises teaching, monitors student progress, and creates a climate in which learning is valued. The Principal is responsible for the administration of the school within the established rules and regulations of the Board of Directors and reports to the Executive Director.

      Description of School:

      Escuela Popular provides educational services to over 800 students in three age-appropriate programs in two facilities. Our student population is predominately Latino. Most of our students are first generation immigrants who come from Spanish-speaking households. The Elementary School implements the Two-Way Dual Language Immersion program with Spanish being the target language. The elementary program serves students in grades K-8. The Under 19 High School Program serves students who range in age from 14-19, while the Over 19 High School Program serves adult students in the morning and evening programs. The Over 19 High School Program provides childcare services for its students.


      -Minimum educational level: Bachelor's degree; Masters or Ph.D. in education preferred
      -Demonstrated commitment to students, learning and knowledge of curriculum development and program design
      -CA Teaching Credential Preferred
      -CA Administrative Credential Highly recommended
      -Minimum 3 years of teaching experience at the Elementary School level required
      -Management experience
      -Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently; ability to work as a team
      -Is knowledgeable in the latest dual language immersion educational theory and research
      -Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
      -Bilingual (Spanish/English) required
      -Successful experience working in a diverse educational setting
      -Track record of producing dramatic, measurable student achievement gains
      -Extremely high standards for student academic work and student behavior
      -Relentlessness and Tirelessness: doing whatever it takes to ensure success

      Performance Responsibilities:

      -Demonstrates knowledge of, and supports, Escuela Popular's mission, vision, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, and confidentiality standards
      -Responsible for providing students and teachers with a safe and supportive learning environment
      -Recruits prospective students
      -Develops a plan for staff development based on teachers' needs
      -Works in consultation with the Executive Director to analyze current performance data to make recommendations of changes or improvements
      -Coordinates opening of the school year, beginning of quarters, end of year, end of quarter procedures and activities
      -Coordinates schedule for supplemental days
      -Coordinates student orientation at the beginning of the year
      -Coordinates teacher orientation at the beginning of the year
      -Maintains the Student Handbook
      -Develops and implements strategies to recruit and retain highly qualified staff
      -Communicates and enforces school policies and student expectations
      -Develops policies for attendance, enrollment, and adding/dropping students, discipline, suspension and expulsions
      -Supervises and evaluates teachers, TAs, counselor, and deans
      -Motivates the staff to greater accomplishments
      -Causes the staff to work as a dedicated professional unit
      -Involves staff in decision making appropriate to the situation
      -Makes decisions and assumes responsibility for them
      -Develops an effective school community, including: working with parents to better serve students and garnering support from community groups and leaders
      -Manages daily operations, facilities, safety, and administrative processes, address issues and problems in a creative, thoughtful and constructive way; following-up with constituents as needed; and seeking outside support as appropriate
      -Performs other duties as determined by the Executive Director

      How to Apply:

      Please submit cover letter, resume, and a list of at least 3 references to christina@....

      In your cover letter, please address the following: (1) your interest in Escuela Popular's mission; (2) your interest in the position; and (3) anything unusual in your resume (e.g., more than one year employment lapse or a major shift in your career interests).

      Please note that candidates will only be contacted if selected for an interview.

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