2021/22 Assistant Principal (Pool)
REPORTS TO: Site Principal Position SummaryEducation for Change is looking for dynamic and visionary instructional leaders who will engage students, staff, and families to ensure high student achievement. The Assistant Principal collaborates closely with the Principal in communicating and supporting the mission of Education for Change, maintaining the focus on high student achievement for all students, creating a collaborative, results-oriented professional learning community, analyzing and responding to data, supporting teachers in their growth, and evaluating and responding to the effectiveness of interventions and instructional practices. They engage community partners and families in serving the whole child and ensuring ALL children achieve at high levels prepared to succeed in any setting. The Assistant Principal will know how to successfully work in an urban elementary school with a high English Learner and low-income population. About Education for Change Public SchoolsFounded in 2005, Education for Change (EFC) is a charter management organization that was created as a partnership between Oakland Unified School District and the education reform community in order to leverage the flexibilities in charter law to facilitate greater innovation and to address the underperformance of our most vulnerable student populations. EFC is Oakland’s largest charter operator, serving over 2,700 students in the Fruitvale and Elmhurst neighborhoods of East Oakland. Five of six of our schools were formerly OUSD schools that converted to EFC to leverage the flexibility and agility provided by charter law for greater outcomes for our students. Responsibilities: Instructional LeadershipEstablish and maintain an instruction- and results-oriented professional learning community Analyze performance and observational data to determine professional development needs, including content and pedagogical knowledge, grade level needs, teacher coaching and support Monitor student performance data and effectiveness of instructional responses and interventions Provide concrete and actionable feedback for teachers to drive instructional improvement Maintain and support the focus on high student achievement for all students through the Education for Change instructional program Work collaboratively with the instructional management team to identify professional development needs and develop and lead professional development Communicate a sense of urgency around student academic needs Utilize research-based content and pedagogical knowledge in core areas including the reading and writing process, mathematics instruction, educational theory, research and current issues in urban education Personnel Performance Management and Interpersonal Relations:Attract, recruit and select high performing staff members Evaluate personnel in an effective, timely manner Create support systems for staff improvement Motivate staff to excel Create a culture where the staff works as a dedicated professional team Hold staff accountable for high-quality job performance Involve staff in decision-making appropriate to the situation including school site planning, committees, etc. Site ManagementParticipate in school site planning and implementation processes; ensure the site budget and the site plan are strategically developed to maximize human, financial, time, and programmatic resources to achieve optimal results. Follow all established EFC policies and procedures Develop systems, timelines, and milestones for completion of initiatives Work collaboratively with the Business Operations Manager to ensure that the school site is safe, clean and well maintained Develop, lead and manage systems for efficient and efficacious daily operations Ensure there is an effective, regular communication system with all staff Community RelationsSkillfully and appropriately involve parents and the community in school activities Maintain good community relations and effective, regular communication with parents Foster and maintain positive working relationship with co-located EFC school and neighboring district schools Develop and execute strategy to attract and retain students and families at school site, with the goal of full enrollment with a waiting list Function as a collaborative team member Effectively collaborate with community partners and leverage community resources for organizational success Actively participate in key student events The Assistant Principal performs other related duties as assigned Required Qualifications:Minimum of 5 years teaching experience At least 1 year of instructional coaching or school leadership experience Grounded in an equity-based mindset Knowledge of curriculum and administrative practices Must possess a growth mindset and be able to use feedback to refine practice Successful experience working in a collaborative environment Experience working with diverse communities Desired Qualifications:Experience as a teacher leader, instructional coach, or site leader Spanish Bilingual Masters Degree Knowledge of the Common Core standards and instructional practices aligned to those standards Experience integrating technology as a teaching tool Strong data analysis skill Experience working with English Language Learners Experience coaching, mentoring or developing teachers Strong community-building skills Outstanding communication and organization skills EFC Core ValuesConnected- We continually work to build trusting relationships among students, families, staff, and the Oakland community at large. We are an all-hands-on-deck network driven by empathy. We value our collective identity and the individual identities of our community members and scholars such that we have a sense of collective ownership and responsibility for each other and for our scholars. Inclusive- We proactively disrupt predictable patterns of opportunity, power, privilege, and performance. We create an inclusive environment where multiple perspectives are not only valued but sought, where people from all backgrounds feel seen and heard and can thrive, and where we all feel a deep sense of accountability to our mission. Interdependent- Our success at every level is dependent on our individual and collective sustainability. To that end, we are transparent, creative, and collaborative problem-solvers who seek to build trusting relationships. We are curious and are open to new ideas while also putting systems in place to ensure continuity so that our employees can stay, grow, thrive, and help make good on our promise to our students and families. Learners- We support each other to develop and grow so that we can leverage our collective power, intelligence, and passion on behalf of our students. We lean on home-grown leaders who are rooted in our community. Individuals feel known and are provided opportunities to maximize their potential in alignment with their passions and goals.