Jun 04, 2024

Middle School Principal

$114,000 - $126,000 yearly
  • KIPP Capital Region
  • Troy, NY, USA
Full-time Administrative Strategy and Planning Education School Leadership

Job Description

KIPP Capital Region is a part of a national network of high-performing public Charter Schools committed to creating joyful, academically excellent, and prepared students with the skills, ability, and confidence to pursue their paths to college, career, and beyond. Located in both Albany and Troy, NY, KIPP Capital Region serves 2,500+ students in grades K-12 across seven schools.  We believe every individual walks through the doors of schools bearing gifts. Talent. Perspective. Drive. Inspiration. So at KIPP Capital Region, we support every student and educator to see those gifts and then build the skills and confidence they need to thrive. 


We are committed to furthering anti-racism, equity, and racial justice in all our efforts, and expect all of our stakeholders to participate in this work so that we can create a future without limits for our students, together.


The Principal is the primary school leader responsible for driving academic and character outcomes for students, and the main focus is on instructional leadership and the development of school educators to improve their instruction and drive student achievement.

  • Grade(s): 5th - 8th



  • Oversee, lead, and communicate the vision that informs the school’s culture, goals, and behavior management.

  • Partner with the school’s Director of Operations to effectively co-lead the instructional and operational goals of the school, as well as foster consistency in academic and behavioral expectations.

  • Manage and develop a strong school leadership team (including Assistant Principals, Deans of Students, Instructional Coaches, and Special Education Coordinators) that supports teachers and staff to provide strong student outcomes.

  • Regularly observe and coach instructional leaders to ensure they are providing high-impact, actionable, and bite-sized feedback to teachers weekly.

  • Evaluate qualitative feedback, quantitative data, and observations on a regular basis to inform strategy, decision-making, and accountability.

  • Manage whole-school professional development workshops that drive the highest-impact improvements in teacher practice.

  • Collaborate with Talent and HR, build systems, structures, and partnerships to recruit, hire, manage, grow, and retain diverse and high-achieving employees that adhere to organizational guidelines.

  • Build systems, structures, and relationships to create equitable, inclusive environments for students, families, and employees that honor and support a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives through modeling and facilitating courageous conversations.

  • Builds and fosters relationships with community leaders and organizations, including maintaining a robust database of community organizations.

  • Represent the district, region, or school in workgroups or projects as assigned.

KIPP Capital Region

  • Perform other duties as outlined by the Managing Director of Schools.

  • Committed to furthering anti-racism, equity, and racial justice in all our efforts, and expect all our stakeholders to participate in this work so that we can create a future without limits for our students together.

  • Complies with all charter, federal, state, and local laws, and regulations, including the NYS Department of Education, Department of Health, and NYS Office of Children and Family Services

  • Adheres to organization policies and procedures; promotes and supports mission, vision, and values, including developing and participating in internal surveys and data collection for continuous improvement initiatives.




  • Strongly committed to the mission of KIPP and investment in our vision of being an equitable and anti-racist organization

  • Strong DEI lens with exceptional creative power in leading anti-racist practices

  • Passionate commitment to improve the minds, characters, and lives of students both in and out of school

  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to influence cross-functional teams in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Demonstrates a growth mindset and a desire to continually improve through feedback

  • Strong work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit, and flexibility to accommodate the high level of responsibility, multiple priorities, and rapidly changing environment. Thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented, mission-driven culture

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule outside of regular business hours.

  • Ability to create and work within an inclusive environment that honors and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives.

  • Please note: Infrequent travel to different KIPP Capital Region schools is required

  • Pass a Criminal Background Check


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited College or University is required.

  • At least three (3) years of experience as a school principal.

  • At least ten (10) years of progressive experience working in education.

  • Previous experience of having worked directly with students.

  • Prior experience working in schools (charter, private, or public school environment) and urban communities.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel


Additional Information
When you join KIPP Capital Region, you are joining in on our promise to families that their children will enter college and the professional world able to thrive academically due to their literacy, numeracy, and core knowledge in science and social studies. We also promise that our students will develop a passion for learning and the drive necessary to persevere as they climb the mountain to and through college and career. Our graduates will be prepared to return to their community as teachers, leaders, and architects of continued growth in the Capital Region. And while the biggest perk to working at KIPP Capital Region is doing work that makes a lifelong difference in the lives of our students, you'll find that's not the only benefit we offer:

  • Generous time-off 

  • Industry-leading medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Aggressive employer 403(b) contribution match

  • Childcare benefits

  • Unparalleled work/life integration

  • Casual dress code

  • Relocation stipend (conditions apply)

  • And so much more! For more information on the benefits of joining KIPP Capital Region, please view our Employee Benefits Summary.

Learn More:
KIPP Capital Region offers a competitive salary ranging from $114,000 - $126,000.  

Salaries are determined using an equitable compensation scale that accounts for years of experience relevant to the role and longevity within the KIPP network. KIPP Capital Region will evaluate and determine the step/level a new hire will be placed within our teacher salary scale at point of hire.

All staff and educators at KIPP Capital Region are committed to anti-racism and inclusion, are part of a close-knit diverse community, and are encouraged to show up authentically, inspiring our children to do the same. Learn more about what it’s like to work at KIPP Capital Region: kippcapital.org/join-our-team/

This role is located at KIPP Capital Region schools in Troy, NY.


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