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    Are you an educational revolutionary? Caliber Schools is a new Bay Area based CMO radically rethinking the existing k-12 model of schooling through the
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      Are you an educational revolutionary? Caliber Schools is a new Bay Area based CMO radically rethinking the existing k-12 model of schooling through the innovative use of technology, staffing, time and space. Caliber is looking for an exceptional School Leader to help design and lead its first K-8 school. Opportunity to grow with the organization as we open multiple schools in the future.

      Caliber Schools:
      K-8 Founding School Leader Job Description

      Position Description
      We are seeking an exceptional individual to lead the founding of Caliber Schools' first K-8 school. Strong candidates will have demonstrated the ability to drive student achievement within the existing paradigm and yet also have a strong desire to radically rethink traditional educational models.

      About Caliber
      Caliber Schools is a new Bay Area based CMO planning to open its first school in August 2014. We are currently applying for a K-8 charter in West Contra Costa Unified School District. We believe that innovative uses of staffing, technology, time and space will allow us to provide a rigorous and personalized learning experience for every student in a manner that is scalable and sustainable. From day one, we will offer students a data-driven culture of high expectations, a college-ready, real-world learning experience with great teachers, and an environment that fosters the development of character traits we know to be critical for success in careers and communities.

      The founders of Caliber Schools have extensive experience working with existing high performing schools: King Solomon Academy in the UK (a member of the ARK Schools network), the KIPP national network of charter schools, and New York City Department of Education's iZone. We are excited to leverage our collective expertise while also pushing the boundaries of innovation.

      For more information on Caliber Schools please visit: www.caliberschools.org


      Refine school design and create a detailed implementation plan to ensure a highly successful opening of the school in summer 2014. Design and coordinate a series of pilots to test core elements of the school design during the 2013-2014 school year.
      Recruit and select a dynamic staff to deliver exceptional results.
      Recruit a diverse student population that mirrors the district and ensures the school meets its year one enrollment targets.
      Build relationships with local stakeholders, including community organizations, preschools and district officials.
      Participate in a series of residencies and other developmental activities, as defined by the individual learning plan created to meet the unique developmental needs of the selected candidate.

      2014 and beyond:

      Select, lead and manage a dynamic team to deliver exceptional results for all students, including those who are English Learners or have special needs.
      Set ambitious school goals for student achievement and performance; hold staff members accountable for achieving results.
      Promote a culture of continuously improving teaching practices through professional development, modeling, and collaborative planning amongst the faculty and staff.
      Coach, develop and grow leaders from within the organization.
      Use data to inform practice and drive decision-making and instruction at the school.
      Oversee all operations at the school site, ensure fiscal solvency, and manage the school facility.
      Build relationships with all stakeholders including students, staff, faculty, parents, funders, board members, the school district, and the community.
      Foster a safe and welcoming school climate that supports both student and staff success.
      Build a sustainable organization for all team members and manage all human resource issues including hiring and evaluating performance of all staff members.
      Manage student behavior and oversee all disciplinary actions.
      Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations.


      Experience managing other adults, with a preference for individuals who have previously led a school or served as an assistant principal with direct supervisory responsibility.
      Teaching experience (ideally 4+ years) with exemplary student achievement results, and experience working in a school in which >50% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch.
      Experience delivering personalized learning for students and/or a belief in the potential power of such innovation.
      Ideally, conversant in Spanish.

      Key Competencies

      Achievement orientation: Sets high expectations and does whatever it takes to accomplish those goals.
      Flexibility and innovation: Comfortable with new and changing environments.
      Inspirational leadership: Instills confidence in others and motivates a teams to action.
      Operational leadership: Gains results through others by using impact and influence, performance management and talent development strategies.
      Self-awareness and humility: Seeks, accepts and acts on informal and formal feedback.
      Stakeholder management: Builds relationships with a diverse set of stakeholders.
      Communications: Speaks and writes with clarity and confidence.

      Competitive and based on experience

      Please submit resume and cover letter to careers@....
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