Mastery Schools

Posted: 8/7/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Education

City: Philadelphia

Postal code: 19144

State: Pennsylvania

Country: United States

Organization Information:


Not Available


Mission statement:

Our Mission

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

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.

Straight Talk

We face reality, communicate honestly and respectfully, and hold each other accountable.

Open Doors

Everybody is welcome to talk to anybody.  We are open and transparent.

Continuous Improvement

We seek a better way – always.  We are engaged in an ongoing cycle of goal setting, action, measurement, and analysis.

One Team

We are in this together.  We may disagree, but at the end of the day, we support each other 100%.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Position Summary:

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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