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    Principal †Envision Schools Job Description and Hiring Process Based on a nationally recognized and award-winning model for secondary education, Envision
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 26, 2010
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      Principal â€" Envision Schools
      Job Description and Hiring Process
      Based on a nationally recognized and award-winning model for secondary education, Envision Schools is seeking an experienced educational leader to lead one of our vibrant high schools in the Bay Area of California.
      Major Responsibilities
      Educational Leadership
      • Serve as instructional leader for the school, coaching teachers, supervising Lead Teachers, using data to improve teaching and learning
      • Drive and support implementation of the Envision School Design Principles, set the tone and culture of the school, and hold the school accountable for student achievement
      • Ensure the highest of expectations for student learning and achievement in every classroom, everyday
      • Lead the site Leadership Team consisting of Vice Principal(s) and Lead Teachers to effectively guide the school towards targeted goals
      • Provide three hours per week of high-quality staff development and collaboration
      • Ensure fidelity to the Envision School educational model including Exhibitions of Learning and the Graduation Portfolio System.

      School Culture
      • Create a vibrant and positive school culture that supports student learning and deep relationships between students and staff
      • With the VP of Students, ensure students are respectful and on-task, supervise school-wide management systems, and develop a rich and supportive school environment that is tangibly felt by everyone on campus

      Administrative and Operational Oversight
      • Responsible for all day-to-day school operations including setting and maintaining a balanced budget, managing state and local compliance, and ensuring a safe and smooth functioning school environment
      • Supervise school facilities and ensure excellent facility management
      • Lead school enrollment efforts to ensure a fully enrolled school with a waiting list

      Human Resources
      • Attract, hire, supervise, and develop all school staff members to create a high-functioning team focused on student success
      • Work with Envision Schools to monitor overall employment processes and issues including but not limited to: hiring, credentialing, security, fingerprinting, discipline, performance evaluations, and termination, if necessary

      Governance and Senior Management Team
      • Serve as member of the senior management team of the organization, help set and meet long-term and medium-term organizational goals
      • With CEO of Envision Schools, serve as representative to the chartering school district, and act as primary spokesperson and leader of the school

      Salary and Benefits
      Highly competitive and commensurate with experience and expertise. Benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance; vacation time; participation in STRS, Life Insurance, Optional Flexible Spending Plans and Commuter Voucher Program

      Minimum qualifications
      • Administrative Services credential required; Master’s degree strongly preferred
      • At least five years successful teaching experience, ideally in an urban setting
      • Successful school leadership experience or targeted training
      • Experience leading adults to accomplish ambitious goals in the face of challenging obstacles
      • Bilingual Spanish speaker strongly preferred
      • Thrives in a start-up environment and able to generate enthusiasm and support among partners for the mission of the organization
      • Excellent inter-personal skills; ability to lead and inspire
      • Ability to effectively prioritize and lead on multiple initiatives simultaneously
      • Demonstrated ability to effect positive organizational change
      • Experience leading professional development and meetings with external stakeholders

      Hiring Process

      If you are an excellent fit for this position, please apply online at www.envisionschools.org/apply

      In your Cover Letter, please respond to the following questions:
      a. How has your leadership effectively brought about positive student outcomes
      b. What is your leadership style and experience that prepares you for this position? Please provide specific examples of your leadership style in practice.
      c. What specifically makes Envision Schools a good fit for you?

      Candidates who are invited to interview will be expected to:
      a. Complete an Envision Schools Employment Application
      b. Submit letters of reference and/or reference contact information (applicants are encouraged to include letters from supervisors, teaching colleagues and students)
      c. Provide Envision Schools supporting documentation (i.e.: college or university transcripts, credentials, etc.)
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