FTE: HOURS PER DAY: CONTRACT TYPE: ANTICIPATED START DATE:
1.0 8 Continuing June 1, 2016.
SUMMARY OF ASSIGNMENTS:
One of Washington's premiere emerging charter schools, The Village Academy is seeking outstanding assistant principal candidates for possible openings at the elementary and /or middle levels. Successful candidates will be part of an educational system focused on developing the skills and talents of students of all ability levels, both traditional and non-traditional learners, through rigorous learning experiences, with an emphasis on character development, laughter and joy, and respect for all diversity. This posting will generate a pool of candidates from which we will conduct preliminary screening activities and choose finalists for specific positions as they become available.
Provide exceptional leadership, supervision, and evaluation of the instructional program for the school.
Provide and/or facilitate training of staff with regard to the most effective practices that lead to higher student achievement regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or prior academic achievement.
Analyze and interpret school-level data; work with Principal and staff to develop School Improvement Plans that contain strategies to improve and measures that will demonstrate student learning.
Interpret and implement board policies and administrative regulations.
Establish a school climate, which promotes equal opportunities for all students, good conduct, and positive attitudes and values, and accept responsibility for the attendance, conduct, health, and safety of students.
Participate in the screening, selection, orientation, training, assignment, and reassignment of culturally competent and diverse school staff.
Assist in the development, ongoing improvement, and implementation of the district and school curricular program.
Establish a set of culturally responsive standard operating procedures, practices, metrics, and routines..
Provide for effective staff communication--collaborate and resolve conflicts with others.
Work cooperatively with other administrators--advise school principal and other appropriate district administrators of progress, problems, and other information regarding the school's program.
Work cooperatively with the community to provide transparency, ensure support, and solicit comments on progress, problems, and other information regarding the school's program.
Any other assignment as directed by the principal or The Ducere Group.
A Washington State administrator’s credential, or the ability to obtain one.
Administrative experience beyond the internship. Successful candidates usually have served in an assistant principal or other administrative role prior to making application to our assistant principal positions. Strong preference will be given to those candidates who can share various types of specific school or district data that have improved as a direct result of their leadership.
Strong preference will be given to those candidates who have prior successful experience in Special Education, Behavior Management, Talented and Gifted, or English as a Second Language programs or any other programs typical to nontraditional learners as evidenced by school based and/or district based data.
Demonstrated success in philosophy, curriculum, and instruction at the position’s grade level, including an understanding of a culturally responsive instructional process and a variety of instructional techniques as well as a commitment to the improvement of instructional programs.
Demonstrated effectiveness in planning, scheduling, and allocating resources, reaching logical conclusions and making high-quality decisions using appropriate decision-making processes, and accepting responsibility for actions and consequences.
Demonstrated ability to establish effective working relationships and interact successfully with diverse instructional, support services and administrative staff, including perceiving the needs and concerns of others; assisting others in resolving conflicts; motivating others; and designing programs to assist others in meeting organizational goals.
Demonstrated effectiveness in using computer technologies to enhance instruction and to manage building functions.
Demonstrated understanding of socially just practices and strategies, which enhance student achievement.
Demonstrated ability to foster an environment that focuses on quality results while motivating, developing, and supporting a diverse staff, encouraging continuous improvement, and working effectively as a member of a diverse team.
Demonstrated strong work ethic and ability to work outside regular office hours as needed to accomplish tasks, provide support to building administrators, provide staff development, or meet with other constituents.
The ability and desire to establish positive relationships with persons regardless of race, gender, physical limitation, sexual orientation, or religious belief, with an active commitment to equal opportunity for all persons.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form with the ability to make clear, persuasive, and engaging presentations to diverse groups.
Demonstrated strong commitment to the principles of trust, teamwork, accessibility, problem solving and collaboration.