Assistant Principal

Los Angeles, CA
School Leadership – School Leadership
Full-Time 2019-2020 School Year
The Mission

KIPP LA Public Schools is a non-profit organization that operates free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving students in South, Southeast, and East Los Angeles. KIPP LA’s mission is to teach the academic skills, foster the intellectual habits, and cultivate the character traits needed for our students to thrive in school, college, and life. Through the success of our students, KIPP LA's team and family will serve as a model of excellence and collaborate with others to raise the quality of education in Los Angeles.

KIPP LA currently operates 17 schools and serves more than 7,200 students. Our team is expanding rapidly; over the next five years, we will more than double the number of students we serve.

As a key member of the school's leadership team, the Assistant School Leader (ASL)/Assistant Principal drive the academic and character outcomes for students. We expect our Assistant School Leaders to lead both instruction and school culture and also develop leadership in the school’s emerging leaders. At KIPP LA, we believe that the Assistant Principal is the School Leader successor, and is thus being actively developed for school leadership as a School Leader successor or founding School Leader.

The Opportunity

    • Model and support implementation of the school’s vision and goals
    • Supports development of School Leader’s school-wide vision and takes an active role in investing and mobilizing teachers to achieve the collective goals of the school
    • Owns the implementation of select school priorities in support of the school-wide vision
    • With guidance from the School Leader, leads the planning and goal setting for the grades/departments that they manage and ensures alignment with school-wide goals
    • Contribute to school-wide planning and prioritizes time to accomplish goals
    • Provides input into the school-based strategic planning and identifies what the school’s strategic plan means for their own leadership and people they manage

Administration & Leadership

    • Develop emerging leaders with School Leader’s guidance
    • Supports the School Leader in identifying and developing teachers and leaders (Department Heads and/or Grade Level Chairs) through goal setting, coaching and providing feedback
    • Build own and direct reports’ instructional knowledge of standards, content and instructional methods
    • Develop teachers to provide rigorous and high quality instruction and support School Leader in planning and implementing enabling systems
    • Lead data-driven instruction and monitor progress
    • Recommend to the School Leader what school-wide professional development will be the highest leverage in improving student results
    • Lead engaging, actionable, adult-learning workshops; and hold staff accountable for implementation of the workshop practices   
    • Model strong staff and student culture and manage school-wide character development and behavior management systems
    • Collaborate with School Leader on hiring diverse, highly-effective teachers and school staff
    • Prioritize Assistant Principal’s own success and sustainability by engaging lifelines and renewing to get stronger

The Qualifications

    • Student Focus: Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college; demonstrated commitment to the school’s unique community
    • Build Relationships: Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with students, families, teachers and colleagues based on mutual respect, integrity and trust, in pursuit of school goals and vision.
    • Direction Setting: Ability to set direction for a team and motivate others to action
    • Achievement Orientation and Performance Management: Demonstrated student achievement results in own classroom and from grade level or content team(s) they managed  
    • Cultural Competence: Demonstrated ability to create inclusive environments that honors and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives  
    • Instructional Leadership: Adept at data analysis; ability to extract meaningful insights across school-wide data
    • Instructional Leadership: Expertise in what the  school-wide academic standards and state assessments require of students’ knowledge and skills to demonstrate mastery; able to translate student mastery requirements into instructional plans and strategies
    • Instructional Leadership: Deep understanding of appropriate application and differentiation of high-leverage instructional strategies (e.g. make kids sweat, pacing, stretch it, etc.) based on comprehension of child development and pedagogy
    • Achievement Orientation: Demonstrated resilience and focus on student outcomes
    • Mission Orientation: Demonstrated passion for KIPP LA’s mission
    • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
    • A minimum of three to five years teaching experience, preferably in a low-income school with demonstrated exemplary student results
    • A minimum of two years experience leading a high performing team

The Perks

    • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
    • KIPP LA life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP LA
    • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, etc.)
    • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays, sick leave and vacation
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement, etc.)
KIPP LA Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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