Oct 27, 2020


  • TrulyHired
  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

Academies of Math and Science

2016 Arizona Charter School of the Year

2018 Runner-Up Reader's Choice Awards: Best Place to Work

K-8 School Principal - Start Immediately

AMS Camelback Campus - 6633 W Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ, 85033
This is not a remote position.

Compensation: $70,000 - $100,000 DOE.

Are you dedicated to influencing positive changes in at-risk communities by preparing students for college and a successful life and
career? As part of the AMS family, your role as a dedicated Principal is to use your superb leadership skills to ensure that our new
campus excels academically while also attending to the important details that running a competitive school requires. Our passion is
serving low-income neighborhoods and providing a STEM-focused education in conjunction with music, foreign language, and
sports programs.

Academies of Math and Science (AMS) is an academically advanced charter school network serving predominantly low-income
and at-risk students, with a decade-long track record of being one of the highest performing K-8 charter schools in Arizona. Many
students come to us performing 2 years below grade level and quickly achieve above grade level mastery at AMS. We are looking
for principals with excellent leadership experience, and a high level of motivation and mission alignment.

As we open new schools and continue to grow by roughly 30% each year, we seek data-driven staff who are determined to uphold
the academic excellence which made our flagship school in Tucson the 2016 Arizona Charter School of the Year. Our teachers use
an advanced curriculum that has allowed our Title 1 scholars a level of academic achievement they may not have access to
elsewhere. Our educators work in predominantly low-income areas of Arizona, where they may face the challenges of teaching
students with a variety of educational needs.

We're looking for a dynamic leader who can unite and motivate teachers towards the goal of academic excellence. Our ideal
principal will have experience with elementary education, ELL, instructional coaching; will set the example for work ethic on
campus and have an inclusive but strong leadership style; and must be flexible, detail-oriented, and an excellent communicator.

What our parents have to say about AMS:

"I am so happy that I found a school that will develop my children's character as well as their academics. I have children in the
elementary and middle school, and both love the school and have excelled since attending."

"They have high expectations for their students that encourages a higher level of thinking and pushes the sense of community in
the school. Administration is very supportive and the family environment and family involvement at this campus are impressive. You
immediately feel at home here at AMS."

Qualifications & competencies:

A bachelor's degree or higher

At least 5 years of K-12 teaching experience and 2 year of experience as a K-12 school principal

Experience in working with with ELL/Title 1 students

Previous proven success in leadership roles at large schools with Title 1 populations

Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Data analysis experience and confidence utilizing and training data-driven instruction

Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel (preferably other MS Office programs as well)

Dedication to going above & beyond for your students

Commitment to helping at-risk students prepare for and succeed in college

Preferred: Graduate of a Top 20 University, Scored 95th + percentile in certification and aptitude tests, Bilingual in Spanish

Knowledge of instructional design and highly interactive or innovative instructional methods requiring active responses

Knowledge of superior field-tested programs and methods such as Direct Instruction, Success for All, Structured Cooperative Learning, Core Knowledge, Expeditionary learning, and the Morningside Generative Model
of Instruction

Why work for us?

Supportive, collaborative culture with talented, smart, incredible coworkers and leaders to learn from

A high-paced and competitive environment that also supports members of the team and fosters a team environment

We are one of Arizona's fastest growing charter networks and have continuous opportunities for promotion

Competitive salaries and bonus pay

Full benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement (with employer contributions), PTO, and disability and life insurance

Comprehensive training, follow-up coaching, PD, and professional learning communities

The chance to truly make a difference in the lives of children who may not otherwise have access to a high-quality education

Interested in working with us?

Apply through the link below. Please include the following in PDF or Word format:

A detailed resume describing your experience and data-supported accomplishments

A cover letter showcasing your written communication skills and demonstrating your alignment with the AMS mission and competencies
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $70,000 to $100,000 Per Year
Job Category: Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
Employer Description
We are a group of seven (soon to be 9) highly performing K-8 charter schools in Tucson and Phoenix, AZ, serving 6000 students, 81% of which qualify for or receive free or reduced lunch and 76% of which are ethnic minorities. Our schools dramatically outperform other schools serving similar demographics.

We use the best methods, systems, and programs available to us at any time to reach our mission of sending kids to college. Our major assumptions are that no matter what difficulties students face in their homes, their achievement largely depends on us and that no kids are too different or too tough to teach. Students' geographies are not their destinies. All students with the desire for a better life can acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in college. Our program is built to transition motivated students in grades K-8 from a teacher to a student directed education, providing them the skills to succeed in extremely competitive high school programs and ultimately, college.

Our expectation for students is to pay it forward: to use their education to become mentors, to volunteer, and to take on a personal lifelong mission of improving the human condition for the rest of the world.

To provide students the education students deserve and to provide the nation, a generation prepared to deal with unsolved and new problems, join us. Help us to turn all students, regardless of their background or the neighborhood they live in, onto the path to college and a better life.

Let's improve education together. Learn more about us...

Equal Opportunity Employer
Academies of Math & Science is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Bachelor degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Nick Craft, Talent Recruitment Coordinator
  • 3448 N. 1st Ave
  • TUCSON, Arizona 85719

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