Assistant 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 Assistant Principal works closely with the Principal to manage all the functions of an individual school site, including education program, office operations, budget, community relations, personnel 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 new teachers through Induction
Assist in managing human resources, including attracting and selecting top performers, coaching and providing PD opportunities, and developing a collaborative team culture
Assist in management of all resources at school site and/or manage specified grant or categorical fund
Represent the school site in building an effective school community, including working with and developing positive relationships with families, community groups, sponsoring districts and neighborhood schools
Assist in managing daily operations, facilities, safety, and administrative processes
Lead projects such as long-term strategic planning, process improvement, cycle of inquiry-driven instructional improvements, operational improvement, charter renewal, or any other projects required at the school site
Work in collaboration with other Principals and 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
Experience with instructional leadership, including demonstrated knowledge of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and developing teachers
Excellent organization, time management and follow-up skills; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently; ability to work as a team
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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