City on a Hill Charter School (New Bedford) ( learn more )

City on a Hill Charter Public School

New Bedford, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3044854
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : June 18, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

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About City on a Hill (CoaH):

City on a Hill graduates college and career-ready students that are responsible, resourceful and respectful democratic citizens, who are prepared to compete in 21st century community, culture and commerce. We do so by emphasizing academic achievement, citizenship, teacher leadership, and public accountability.
City on a Hill began with a single high school in Boston, opening its doors in 1995. Currently we have three locations: Circuit Street (Roxbury, MA) Dudley Square (Roxbury, MA) and New Bedford. We invite you to join our nationally recognized team of innovative and collegial educators who are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

Role Overview:
The Principal's primary job is to drive academic and school culture outcomes for students and teachers. We expect our Principals to focus 75% of their time on instructional leadership, specifically all of the activities involved in leading and developing teachers to improve their instruction to drive student achievement and building a strong school culture that supports partnering with students and families to achieve CoaH’s mission and goals. We also expect our Principals to build lasting and sustainable organizations by developing a pipeline of future school leaders and creating systems for the ongoing development of school staff. This role reports to the Chief Schools Officer (CSO).

Key Responsibilities:

Instructional Leadership
• Set and prioritize ambitious school-wide vision and goals, aligned with the CoaH Network’s mission and goals to realize the COAH core value of Academic Achievement
• Cultivate a diverse, high-potential school leadership pipeline (from teacher leaders to assistant principals and future successors) and develop leadership team members by teaching and uphold our core value of Teacher Leadership by insisting that they are true owners of their work to coach and assign stretch activities
• Build own and school staff’s knowledge and expertise in effective instructional design and academic standards to provide rigorous and high quality instruction by:
• Developing teachers’ conceptual understanding of what students must know and be able to do and what instructional methods drive student mastery
• Developing staff’s knowledge of how standards map to curriculum and assessment
• Leading analysis of and develop of teachers’ ability to analyze student data to identify strategies that will move students toward mastery
• Regularly observing and coaching teachers by providing high-impact, actionable feedback on a weekly basis in conjunction with the Chief Academic Officer (CAO), Chief Schools Officer (CSO), and Instructional Content Specialists
• Ensuring teachers can collaborate, analyze their practice and their student data, and adjust instruction in content teams
• Leading whole-school professional development workshops that drive highest-impact improvements in teacher practice
• Cultivate Principal’s own success and sustainability by engaging with lifelines and renewing to become stronger

School Culture Leadership
• Model expectations for leaders, teachers, and staff, and students on school-wide practices for a positive learning culture and where students are continuously learning to hold themselves to high expectations and to make decisions that reflect a high degree of respect for self and others
• Lead weekly Town Meetings, where the entire school community meets for activities such as student-led debate to cultivate our core value of Citizenship
• Maintain communication and relations with families, ensuring families are kept involved with and held accountable for their children’s academic and behavioral performance
• Collaborate with the School Operations Manager to ensure financial sustainability of the school and that we embody our core value of Public Accountability
• In conjunction with the COAH Human Resources team, recruit, interview, hire, evaluate, develop, retain, and, when necessary, dismiss staff
• Execute other tasks as assigned by the Chief Schools Officer, Chief Academic Officer, and Chief Executive Officer
Required Qualifications:
• Belief that every student, regardless of background, can and must achieve academically at high levels
• Ability to set direction across an entire school and motivate others to action
• Demonstrated student achievement results from teachers and leaders that he/she manages and coaches
• Demonstrated success in developing leadership capacity in others
• 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
• Deep understanding of appropriate application and differentiation of high-leverage instructional strategies (e.g. wait time, pacing, stretch it, etc.) based on comprehension of child development and pedagogy
• Command of instructional design and the benefits and tradeoffs of school design decisions in driving student achievement
• Demonstrated resilience and focus on student outcomes
• Flexibility and resourcefulness in pursuit of results
• Knowledge of how urban school systems work and how they can be dramatically improved
• Masters in Education
• 5+ years of urban teaching and/or school leadership experience
• Demonstrable understanding and experience with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion practices
• Extremely self-directed and organized, supervision and evaluation experience
Qualifications Preferred:
• Urban Education Experience
The City on a Hill Instructional Philosophy and Background:
City on a Hill is a Network of teacher-centered charter public high schools in Boston and New Bedford dedicated to improving urban education and getting all of its graduates into and through college. As one of the original 14 charter public schools in the Commonwealth, City on a Hill schools have college-prep standards within a rigorous curriculum.
City on a Hill Charter Public Schools are high schools determined to teach each and every one of its students the academic skills he or she will need to succeed in college and beyond. Our school leaders, faculty, and students are committed and ready to dedicate the time, energy, and hard work to achieve the school’s mission. The school’s mission is predicated on the belief that not only can all students learn, but all students must learn in order to embrace their rights and responsibilities as American citizens and acquire the academic and cultural capital to improve their community.

Additional Information:

It is the policy of City on a Hill Charter Public Schools to obtain all available Federal and State background information through both SAFIS (Statewide Applicant Fingerprint Identification Services) and CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information), as allowed by law, of all employees and prospective employees of the school.
City on a Hill provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, City on a Hill complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    City on a Hill Charter Public School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Sonya Pratt
    • 2181 Washington St.
    • Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119
    • Phone: 617-445-1515
    • Fax: 617-445-9153
    • Email: click here

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