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Lower Elementary School Principal

Company: BelovED Community & Empowerment Academy Charter Sc
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Empowerment Academy Charter School is a high-performing, college preparatory charter school in culturally vibrant Jersey City, located just minutes by subway from New York City, Hoboken and Newark. Having added one grade level a year since opening with grade levels K-1 in September 2015, Empowerment Academy now seeks a proven and visionary leader to serve as the Academic Dean (Principal) of its Upper Elementary and Middle School, which in SY22-23, will offer eighth grade, as Empowerment Academy continues to grow year-by-year until it ultimately offers grade levels K-12. If you want to implement a cutting-edge education program at a high-performing school serving a student body that is among the most economically and ethnically diverse in America, then apply today. Requirements Certifications / Qualifications The Board of Trustees seeks candidates who: Hold Principal certification from the New Jersey Department of Education or will work to obtain it; Have a minimum of seven years teaching experience at the middle or high school level and a standard teaching license from the New Jersey Department of Education, and have already begun working to obtain Principal certification; Are expert in the analysis of assessment data, in using data to drive instruction, and in conducting effective Professional Learning Community meetings; Have proven strengths providing teacher professional development and coaching; Possess experience as an education program leader at a high-performing charter public school (e.g., UnCommon Schools, KIPP, Success Academy), traditional public school, or privately managed school; Have successfully opened a new school and/or developed an innovative and highly effective new program from scratch; and Will commit themselves to the mission and goals of Empowerment Academy Charter School. (You can read more about these at www.empacad.org.) Expectations and Responsibilities 12-Month Position / After School Meetings This is a 12-month position and as a regular part of his or her responsibilities, the Academic Dean/Principal of the Elementary School should expect often needing to stay afterschool during the school year to provide teacher training/mentoring, to meet with other school leaders and/or teachers for planning purposes, or to meet with parents. Development of Empowerment Academy's Education Program Reporting to Empowerment Academy---s Director of Education, the school's Academic Dean/Principal will be expected to coordinate on-going development and implementation of our middle school education program. Board Expectations as to the Program The Dean will be expected to implement school-wide Empowerment Academy systems relating to: A uniform system of Positive Discipline; Professional development; Data-driven instruction; Teacher evaluation; and Other education program systems central to Empowerment Academy---s school model. K-12 Instructional Leadership Team The Dean will be part of a K-12 instructional leadership team consisting of the school's Executive Officer, Director of Education, the Academic Deans/Principals of its Primary Academy, Upper Elementary Academy, Middle School and High School, and its Deans of English Language Arts/Social Studies and of Math/Science. Department Leader Training in Assessment Data Analysis and Professional Learning Community Leadership It is important that candidates possess expertise (and the ability to coach high school department heads) in how to conduct ---test-in-hand--- data analysis during Professional Learning Community (PLC) meetings with department members that: Go beyond what scholars got wrong to why scholars got it wrong; Facilitate department members taking responsibility for successfully addressing their scholars--- learning challenges; and Develop department members--- ability to effectively use data to drive high quality lesson planning and instruction. Educator Recruitment, Hiring and Induction / Oversight of Certification The Dean/Principal will be centrally involved in the recruitment, hiring and induction of middle school teachers and will be responsible for overseeing their certification. Educator Professional Development, Coaching and Evaluation We also expect the Dean/Principal to: Meet one-on-one with middle school teachers throughout the school year to review and guide the periodic revision of their Personal Professional Development Plans; Oversee teacher professional development training in data-driven lesson planning, in the delivery of engaging and effective instruction, and in the effective use of technology and learning programs; Provide observation and feedback, as well as real-time coaching and instructional modeling for middle school teachers; Work with the school---s Executive Officer and Director of Education in the evaluation of teachers. Parent Meetings When requested by a middle school teacher or as otherwise appropriate, the Dean will be expected to meet with the parents/guardians of a scholar. Dean Professional Development The candidate hired will be asked to read and master: Leverage Leadership by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo; Driven by Data by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo; and Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov. In addition, the Academic Dean/Principal will also be expected to attend professional development workshops and training if so directed by the Executive Officer. Benefits Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision) Retirement Plan (401k, IRA) Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays) Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity) Short Term & Long Term Disability Training & Development As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $75,000.00 - $100,000.00 per year INDINSTRUCTION

Keywords: BelovED Community & Empowerment Academy Charter Sc, Jersey City , Lower Elementary School Principal, Education / Teaching , Jersey City, New Jersey

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