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Principal

About Aspire:
Aspire Public Schools operates a network of 40 high-performing, college preparatory charter schools serving 17,000 students in underserved communities across California and in Memphis, Tennessee. In an effort to reduce inequitable student outcomes and increase access in higher education, Aspire was founded in 1998 and is one of the nation's largest open-enrollment public charter school systems, leading the charge in equitable pedagogy and restorative justice practices.
Our promise at Aspire Public Schools is that every child will receive a high-quality education to prepare them for success in college, career, and life. Every day, our community of students, families, teachers and staff come together to plan, play, celebrate, and resolve challenges so that every child's aspirations are within reach.
The Opportunity:
School leaders at Aspire are critical in supporting our vision to prepare every student to earn a college degree. As a school leader at Aspire, you will establish a culture of high expectations that includes the shared belief that every student will attend college. You will develop future leaders via frequent feedback, coaching, and mentoring, and act as a driving force in the continuous improvement of our nationally recognized model aimed at closing the achievement gap. Your professional learning community will provide a supportive and collaborative environment to fuel your growth and development. Together, we will ensure every scholar receives the support and instruction needed to be successful!
The Principal leads, manages, and oversees all functions of individual school site, including education program to ensure academic performance of student, budget to ensure fiscal solvency of site, school office operations, community relations, people management and facilities.
What You Will Do:
Provide Instructional Leadership for the school site to maintain a school-wide focus on high standards of student achievement, including managing the process for analyzing data to increase student achievement and supporting all teachers in their professional development
Manage human resources, including attracting and selecting top performers, coaching and providing PD opportunities, managing performance and developing a collaborative team culture
Manage all resources at the school site, including maintaining a balanced budget, planning for future needs and ensuring compliance with restrictions and reporting requirements of categorical funds and restricted donations
Develop an effective school community, including working with and developing positive relationships with families, community groups, sponsoring districts and neighborhood schools
Manage process for determining priorities; set development timetables and support school team in achieving deliverables
Manage daily operations, facilities, safety and administrative processes
Lead long term strategic planning and medium term process improvement as needed
Collaborate with other Principals and the Aspire Home Office to achieve site and organizational goals
Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Aspire Public Schools mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior
What You Will Bring:
Bachelor's Degree required; Masters or Ph.D. in Education preferred
Administrative Credential preferred
3+ years working with urban students as a full-time teacher preferred
7+ years teaching and administrative experience
Demonstrated commitment to students and learning
Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum development and program design
In-depth experience developing teachers
Strong experience in performance assessment
Excellent relationship-building, management and community-building skills
Strong problem-solving and consensus-building abilities
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills and a high sense of urgency
Entrepreneurial passion
Demonstrated P&L responsibility
Compensation:
Aspire offers its employees a competitive salary and benefits, including paid time off, 100% core health benefits coverage on select plans, life insurance/long-term disability, participation in a CA or TN state retirement plan, tuition reimbursement plan, and adoption assistance program.
Aspire Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. Aspire promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.


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