Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)
Primary domain: Education
Postal code: 19144
Country: United States
All students learn the academic and personal skills they need to be truly prepared for postsecondary success and able to pursue their dreams.
Mastery schools are joyful, authentic communities where students learn how to think critically and act independently so they are truly prepared for postsecondary success.
Student Achievement — Above All
Student achievement is the civil rights issue of our time and the reason we exist. Each staff member is responsible for our students’ success.
We serve students and their families first. Our business is their success.
The High Road
We do the right thing. We are fair and treat folks with respect.
Our students’ futures are at stake – we don’t give up. We do more with less. If it doesn’t work, we fix it. We find a way.
Joy and Humor
Our positive, caring culture supports student and staff success. We like fun. We love to laugh.
We face reality, communicate honestly and respectfully, and hold each other accountable.
Everybody is welcome to talk to anybody. We are open and transparent.
We seek a better way – always. We are engaged in an ongoing cycle of goal setting, action, measurement, and analysis.
We are in this together. We may disagree, but at the end of the day, we support each other 100%.
Mastery Charter Schools is currently seeking dynamic and passionate Principals to lead our urban school turn-around effort in Philadelphia. Principals oversee school performance and operations, making structural, budgetary and personnel decisions that promote the vision and instructional best practices of Mastery Charter Schools. As a member of the senior team, the Principal will play a pivotal role in leading a high-performing community of teachers and administrators and in enhancing a participatory, student-centered and rigorously outcomes-driven culture.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Drive and support implementation of Mastery Charter Schools’ vision and guiding principles to ensure a positive, achievement-focused school culture among teachers, staff and students
Lead, supervise, and develop a high-functioning team of educators and operations personnel who are focused on driving superior academic performance and fostering personal responsibility, including a student support team, an operations team and 4 Assistant Principals
Supervise instructional methods, evaluate lesson plans and coach teachers to ensure effective instructional strategies
Engage parents and other community members in school and extracurricular activities to engender a neighborhood-centered approach to learning and development
Create, manage, and evaluate operational processes to ensure consistency with the school’s values and goals
Maintain compliance with state and federal regulations for education standards/requirements
- Ensure effective collection and analysis of student performance data to identify struggling students, curriculum shortfalls, and teacher quality issues
Superior grasp of effective instructional and behavioral methods and strategies for educating urban youth
Strong process, people, and project management skills with the proven ability to train, supervise and coach professional staff in order to foster a cooperative team environment
Intellectual agility, a commitment to maintaining rigorous standards, and a demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute on multiple priorities simultaneously
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and rapidly-changing environment
Ability to leverage computer software programs and other technology that will support the learning environment
- Understanding of public education and charter schools is desirable
Education and Experience:
Master’s Degree or Doctorate in Education Administration or related field; Must have or be working toward Pennsylvania Principal certification
3-5 years of demonstrating classroom experience, preferably within an urban school setting
2+ years of demonstrated success supervising or leading a team of educators
- Prior experience working within a corporate, entrepreneurial or start-up environment also a plus
Mastery Schools offers excellent benefits including medical, dental and vision. We also offer tuition reimbursement and relocation!
Commensurate with Experience
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How to Apply:
Please apply directly through our website at www.masterycharter.org/careers.
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