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Job Opening: Principal - Aspire Benjamin Holt College Prep Academy, Stockton

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  • siena.vanheusen
    Aspire Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that currently operates 34 high-performing, open-enrollment public charter schools serving 12,000 students in
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 24, 2013
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      Aspire Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that currently operates 34 high-performing, open-enrollment public charter schools serving 12,000 students in underserved communities across California and will open schools in Memphis, TN in fall, 2013. Aspire is one of the highest-performing public school systems in California, delivering a rigorous `College for Certain' education to students in grades K-12. An unrelenting focus on college preparedness led to 100 percent of graduating Aspire seniors being accepted to four year colleges or universities in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Aspire offers a high-quality education in six cities throughout California: Los Angeles, Oakland, Stockton, Sacramento, Modesto and East Palo Alto. Visit Aspire Public Schools at www.aspirepublicschools.org

      Overview:

      Lead, manage and oversee all functions of individual school site, including education program to ensure academic performance of student, budget to ensure fiscal solvency of site, school office operations, community relations, people management and facilities in accordance with Aspire standards.

      Responsibilities:

      -Provide Instructional Leadership for the school site, including: maintaining school-wide focus on high standards of student achievement; ensuring coverage of CA standards; creating a college-going culture; modeling Aspire instructional guidelines; managing process for analyzing data to increase student achievement, supporting all teachers in their professional development, and supporting New Teachers through Induction.
      -Manage all human resources at the school site, including: attracting and selecting top performers; providing professional development opportunities; developing collaborative team culture; and managing performance. Adhere to company policy and state/federal employment laws. Consult with Human Resources as appropriate.
      -Manage all resources at school site, including: setting and maintaining a balanced budget, planning for future needs, and ensuring compliance with restrictions and reporting requirements of categorical funds and restricted donations. Adhere to company policy and protocols for sound fiscal management.
      -Develop an effective school community, including: working with parents to better serve students; garnering support from community groups and leaders; developing positive relationships with sponsoring district and neighborhood schools; and partnering with institutions of higher education to support the schools' educational program and provide opportunities for students and families to experience college life.
      -Manage process for determining priorities; set development timetables and support school team in achieving deliverables.
      -Manage daily operations, facilities, safety, and administrative processes school, including addressing issues and problems that arise in a principle-centered, creative, thoughtful and constructive way; following-up with constituents as needed; adhering to Aspire best practices, policies and procedures; and seeking outside support as appropriate.
      -Lead long term strategic planning and medium term process improvement as needed.
      -Work in collaboration with other Principals and Home Office to achieve organizational goals.
      -Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Aspire Public Schools mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.
      -Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

      Qualifications:

      1) Required knowledge, skills & abilities:
      -Demonstrated commitment to students and learning
      -Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development and program design
      -In-depth experience developing teachers
      -Strong experience in performance assessment
      -Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
      -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
      -Strong community-building skills
      -Entrepreneurial passion
      -Demonstrated P&L responsibility

      2) Minimum educational level:
      -Bachelor's Degree required; Masters or Ph.D. in Education preferred
      -Administrative Credential preferred
      -NCLB Highly Qualified preferred

      3) Experience Required
      -3+ years working with urban students as a full-time teacher preferred
      -7+ years teaching and administrative experience

      How To Apply:
      To learn more about our schools and this specific opening, please go to http://careers.aspirepublicschools.org Aspire Public Schools, where you can submit an online application.
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