Elementary Assistant Principal
About Caliber Public Schools Caliber’s Mission is to achieve educational equity by shifting the experiences, expectations and outcomes for students in historically underserved communities. Our strengths-based educational program validates, affirms, respects and supports students, families and staff members to reach their full potential. Caliber graduates will be academically college ready; have emotional intelligence or ‘EQ’; be critical thinkers, and have the skills and desire to be changemakers in their communities and the world..Caliber’s four graduate pillars--Heart, Smart, Think, Act--guide our work. Caliber teaches computer science as a core academic subject K-8th grade to directly challenge the inequitable presence of women and underrepresented minorities in the computer science industry. We are a community-based organization and celebrate the diversity of the communities we serve. Our parents are active partners; frequently engaging through school events, restorative practices, and academic support.We are looking for educators and leaders who want the opportunity to use their voice, their skills and their passion to work in partnership with our students and their families on their goals. Our first school, Beta Academy in Richmond, CA, opened in 2014 and ChangeMakers Academy in Vallejo, CA opened in fall 2016. Both Beta and ChangeMakers are currently TK-8 campuses serving more than 800 students. We plan to open additional schools in future years as we grow to nearly 4,000 seats K-12 in the Bay Area.Position Summary We are looking for an Assistant Principal who will help to shape and implement the instructional vision, building off the existing Caliber model and further innovating based on your unique strengths and expertise. You will drive results and school culture through teacher coaching, student restoration and school culture design, and community and parent development. The Assistant Principal reports directly to the Principal.While this job description is comprehensive, due to the dynamic nature of the work it is not exhaustive. Your responsibilities may change based on school needs, additional opportunities that arise, or as aligned to individual development goals.This role will be required to be on campus when Caliber returns to in-person instruction during the 21-22 school year.Responsibilities:Supporting Systems, Vision & CultureManage and implement network and school leader priorities Engage, create and support the vision and strategic plan around school wide network goals Help to plan and lead Instructional Leadership Team Meetings Help to execute daily operations (drop-off, pick-up, lunch/recess duty) Collaborate closely with the school leader and operations coordinator with whom you will partner to ensure a safe and consistent school environment for students Support with teacher recruitment and hiring process Develop and drive school culture aligned with the school vision and mission Identify, retain and develop high performing teachers Attend network professional development and collaboratives as assigned Supports leadership development pipeline by supporting and coaching other leaders on campus Coordinates home visit in addressing the crisis situation with the support of clinician and Principal Create a culture of high expectations and continuous improvement with a relentless focus on student achievement, operational efficiency, and self-improvement Acts as the senior administrator when the principal is off campusLeading InstructionManage and coach grade team leads and grade level deliverables Manage and coach content teams and lead weekly data protocols Manage department chairs and department deliverables Administer all state and local testing Track individual student and subset data to monitor progress of students in appropriate data systems Plan, conduct and support staff with Data Meetings Support with facilitation of content specific blocks or interventions, including the scope and sequence, training, roll out, ongoing developments and progress monitoring Support with school-wide curriculum implementation including professional development & progress monitoringCoaching TeachersWork closely with Leadership Team to develop staff members’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors through a variety of professional development targeted topics and designs Drive instructional excellence by setting aspirational targets and ensuring that teachers receive appropriate and targeted coaching and professional development on academics, instruction and culture to implement successful classroom management and teaching Utilize the Teacher Excellence Rubric to create teacher IDPs and coach teachers towards goals Support the instructional development of teachers, including meeting needs of Tier 1, 2, and 3 students (instructionally and behaviorally) Internalize curricula and coach teachers towards implementation Formally evaluate teachers and staff at midyear and end of year Manage and coach teachers and staff Supports leadership development pipeline by supporting and coaching other leaders on campus Observe teachers and staff and provide feedback on a weekly or biweekly basisFostering Family & Community PartnershipsSupport deep family engagement and communications, helping parents understand and support academic learning at home Partners with the mental health team to ensure that the instructional model and school environment responds to the needs (particularly mental, behavioral, and social-emotional of students) Foster relationships with families and between families and teachers Manage family and student concerns and problem solve for resolution Develop community partnerships to enhance school programmingStudent ResponseBe a model for staff in Restorative Practices and facilitate the restorative process when necessary Co-create and implement informational workshops for families on instructional (Math, ELA, etc.) topics/practices so they can better support their students’ work Assist students, staff, families and other members of the admin team in the creation of responses to behavior that align with Restorative Justice Practices Assist with student behavior support during the school day when necessary Complete other duties as assigned by the School LeaderQualifications Values:Caliber staff…are committed to a culture of feedback, development and continuous improvement. validate and affirm the identities, strengths and passions of each person. know that It is everyone’s collective responsibility to work in service of and alongside our school communities approach situations and people with empathy and kindness. Experience:3-5 years experience teaching in an underserved community, preferably across a range of grades 1-2 years experience in administrative leadership A proven track record of improving student achievement, with data documenting improved student outcomes Demonstrated success developing school programs, curricula and building a strong student culture Record of success in managing people and teams, coaching teachers to improve and excel, and building a positive and collaborative adult culture Education:Bachelor’s Degree Administrative Services Credential preferred, but not required Salary scales are based on years of experience and expertise. Scales are competitive with other charter school organizations and local districts. Caliber Schools provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.