Yu Ming Charter School

Posted: 3/23/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Education/Training

Primary domain: Education

City: Oakland

Postal code: 94608

State: California

Country: United States

Organization Information:


Not Available


Mission statement:

Yu Ming is a Mandarin-immersion school that provides students in grades K-8 with a diverse, joyful and caring community where they are inspired and engaged by learning experiences that are purposeful, rigorous, and personalized. 

Position Details:

Job Description:


Yu Ming Charter School is a public, tuition-free charter school located in Oakland, CA. Founded in 2010, Yu Ming is a Mandarin-immersion school that provides students in grades K-8 with a diverse, joyful and caring community where they are inspired and engaged by learning experiences that are purposeful, rigorous, and personalized. Yu Ming has approximately 500 students enrolled in grades K-8; these students come from a range of Bay Area communities, including 55 zip codes, 23 cities and four counties.Yu Ming just received the National Blue Ribbon School Award in 2019, which reflects their outstanding achievement results - over 90% of all students are proficient in ELA and Math and there is no gap in achievement based on race or socio-economic status. Graduates of Yu Ming not only receive an excellent core education but they complete the school as bilingual, global citizens with integrity, perseverance, empathy and wisdom. For more information, please visit


Yu Ming is seeking an experienced school leader to oversee the day-to-day instruction for its K-8 school. This individual will: lead the implementation of Yu Ming’s dual-immersion instructional program; find, retain and develop high-quality faculty and staff; and support all members of this diverse community with cultural competence and an emphasis on respect and inclusion. They will report to the Head of School and will supervise two Assistant Principals, teachers and other staff. 

The ideal candidate will have one or more of the following areas of expertise: knowledge of written and/or oral Mandarin; personalized learning; service learning; “whole child” education; and deep knowledge of social-emotional learning. In addition, this individual will be skilled at forming and maintaining relationships with a broad range of individuals and across areas of difference like cultural background, linguistic heritage, race, class, socio-economic status and family structure. They will be able to balance the urgency of problem solving in the moment with the need to establish enduring systems so the school can run efficiently over the long-term. They will be an exceptional people manager who inspires those who work for them, helping identify their areas of growth and opportunities to support them in their professional development. 


The Principal will be in charge of the day-to-day management of Yu Ming’s instructional program including:

  • Maintaining the school’s highly rigorous academic program by serving as an instructional coach and working with teachers to set appropriate goals and priorities (and metrics for their measurement);

  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with all school stakeholders (students, faculty/staff, parents, board members), ensuring transparent lines of communication at all times and addressing issues and concerns in a timely and constructive manner;

  • Ensuring that all teachers and staff have clear lines of communication to and from the administrative team, that everyone understands who their supervisor is and is receiving regular feedback, support, and evaluation of their progress and areas for development; 

  • Ensuring the school provides adequate student services that meet students’ academic and social emotional needs and those related to school safety, including developing and staffing these functions appropriately and measuring results to ensure their effectiveness.



In order to meet their responsibilities, the ideal Principal candidate will be:

  • A proven instructional leader with experience running a high performing school and is knowledgeable about best practices in language immersion programs;

  • A seasoned professional and experienced manager who knows how to recruit, coach, and develop teachers and staff at all levels;

  • An exceptional relationship builder who can quickly gain the confidence of the Head of School, parents, faculty/staff, and students;

  • A passionate advocate for all students and families who has a commitment to building a strong culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Yu Ming;

  • Knowledgeable about the academic and social emotional needs of students, especially those of different racial, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds;

  • Dynamic and versatile, able to engage a variety of stakeholders in dialogue and speak in a clear, compelling and authentic manner both about the school’s goals and priorities and the leader’s decision-making process and plans towards meeting them;

  • Bachelor’s degree required; CA administrator credential preferred.



Yu Ming Charter School offers a competitive compensation and benefits package with a salary range of $110,000-130,000 annually. More details can be provided upon request.


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How to Apply:


Please submit a resume online at For additional questions about this position or to speak with someone about your interest, please contact Christina Greenberg at [email protected] or at 510.575.9635.

Yu Ming Charter School is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. Recruiting staff to create an inclusive organization is a priority, and we encourage applicants from all backgrounds. Candidates are evaluated solely on their qualifications to perform the work required.

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