Feb 12, 2020
ACCEL Schools is seeking experienced and highly motivated Principals in Cleveland, OH dedicated to turning around low-performing schools in struggling urban neighborhoods by providing a superior education for all students. We are seeking leaders who are excited to create a rigorous and nurturing environment that prioritizes student engagement and achievement. With a network of 46 charter schools and growing, ACCEL Schools employs a diverse staff of passionate administrators and educators who value research-based practices and a desire to grow as professionals. We work tirelessly to raise student achievement, regardless of historical barriers, while committed to participating in ongoing professional development, job embedded instructional coaching, and embracing a growth mindset. POSITION SUMMARY: The Principal serves as the instructional and administrative leader of the ACCEL Schools campus - responsible for the development, implementation and achievement of the school's academic vision, student advancement and daily operations. The Principal will ensure successful academic outcomes for all students while employing long-term instructional sustainability measures involving professional development, teacher quality assessment, curriculum and pedagogical advancement. PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: Instructional Leadership Relentlessly work to meet all goals related to student achievement and school culture as well as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals. Facilitate the implementation of a standards-based curriculum, review lesson plans weekly, and conduct frequent walk-throughs/teacher debriefs. Assume responsibility for his or her students' achievement as related to academics and social-emotional wellbeing. Serve as the instructional leader in the building by facilitating a growth-focused professional environment. Develop and/or modify the school's cultural programming and school-wide PBIS process with an emphasis on appropriate class conduct and behavior. Coordinate all phases of summer educational opportunities as applicable. Coordinate all phases of before and after school programs and summer school programs as applicable Team Leadership Work with staff to plan and coordinate professional development, teacher-based teams, staff in-service days, data days, etc. Evaluate teachers as per the State's Teacher Evaluation System. Recognize staff and faculty for exceptional performance regularly. Work with the operations team in overseeing maintenance of school census data, attendance data, and other reporting requirements as mandated by the state and/or school sponsor. Work with the operations team to implement the national school lunch program, transportation, audits, student application distribution, collection, approval, and verifications as applicable. Work with the operations team to monitor and maintain school security. Work with the operations team to coordinate school technology efforts and make recommendations for improvement. Organizational Leadership Manage student recruitment and retention and achieve goals of retaining 85% of students annually. Understand and address all compliance items as they relate to the school's Sponsor Agreement. Adhere to non-discrimination practices in the selection process of faculty and staff by adhering to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) requirements. Maintain open and ongoing daily and/or weekly meetings with school staff and Central Office. Complete all accountability reports and oversee all student enrollment reports to the state; ensure compliance in all areas. Ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students and colleagues. Assist with updating parent and student manuals, policies, and handbooks. Community Leadership Acting as the Charter School's point person to the local community, effectively communicating the school's mission and vision and soliciting input from parents and families about school performance, areas for improvement, and their needs. Engaging and building strong professional relationships with parents, characterized by timely and regular communications, involving parents, wherever possible in the life of the school. Contribute to a positive climate and culture by exhibiting high professional standards. Understand, accept, abide by, and implement the school's philosophy and mission statement in all school activities. Coordinate special projects, such as peer mentoring, service learning and community involvement. Plan and conduct student and family orientations Conduct home visits as needed. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Education or related discipline is required; an advanced degree in education/educational leadership strongly preferred. Current valid Principal and Teacher license Two or more years of experience in successful school administration/instructional leadership in an urban setting and/or school turnaround setting Knowledge of State Standards and Common Core Standards Successful completion of federal and state criminal background checks Experience in coaching teachers to improve their instructional planning, instructional practice, and classroom culture Ability to meet educational standards as applicable Ability to work well under pressure as well as effectively prioritize and execute tasks to meet deadlines consistently Understanding of and ability to manage confidential information Exemplary written and verbal communication skills EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY It is our policy to abide by all federal, state and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination based solely on a person's race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status, veteran status (including protected veterans), marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other protected status except where a reasonable, bonafide occupational qualification exists.
Cleveland, OH, USA