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NYOS Charter School

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3045622
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 24, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2020

Job Description

NYOS Charter School
Secondary Principal Job Description
Job Title: Secondary Principal
Reports to: Executive Director
Service days: 215

About NYOS:
NYOS, an acronym for “Not Your Ordinary School”, is an open-enrollment PK-12 public charter school with two campuses and over 1,000 students, located in North Austin. At NYOS, we educate the whole student. We foster a collegial PreK-12 program that challenges each learner with rigorous academics, innovative strategies, and expectations for civic engagement.

NYOS consistently ranks in the Top 5 high schools in the Central Texas area. The school received an “A” in the 2018 TEA Accountability ratings and earned seven distinctions.

NYOS is embarking on a growth project that will add approximately 800 students over the next eight years. A key priority for the Secondary Principal will be to establish an instructional framework for grades 6-12 to maintain academic excellence as we grow.

Primary Role:
Provide students with learning activities and experience designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth. Enhance student self-worth and equip them with the basic knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to function in society.

  • Master’s degree in education administration required
  • Texas Principal’s certification required
  • Three + years education administration in Middle school or High school required
  • Five years teaching experience preferred
    Principles and practices of public school administration including:
  • Curriculum development, effective teaching methods, and evaluations
  • School finances and budgeting, school law, and Texas student attendance accounting
  • Restorative practices for managing behaviors and discipline
  • Latest instructional techniques, concepts, and tools including but not limited to Understanding by Design and High Reliability Schools
  • State of Texas public school accountability measures
  • Effective planning, organizing, assigning and coordinating the activities of professional and support staff, including team building, personnel evaluations, and feedback delivery
  • Ability to present ideas verbally and in writing to develop consensus
  • Techniques for creative and effective issue resolution
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other NYOS staff members and community members
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Educational Program
  • Marshall resources to create a consistent, cohesive model of instruction for grades 6-12.
  • Set academic and campus goals consistent with data findings and the School’s charter and expressed through the Campus Improvement Plan
  • Create campus and classroom environments that support effective teaching and student learning
  • Ensure compliance with state and national guidelines including reports, curriculum components, and instruction
  • Assess achievement of CIP goals and the effectiveness of the overall instructional program
  • Oversee teacher preparation and resources for parent conferences
  • Demonstrate proficiency with data management systems and analysis
  • Use data to develop and implement strategies to improve student achievement and progress
  • Provide guidance and support of GIST (General Intervention Support Team) and Response to Intervention (RTI) tools to address the needs of struggling learners
  • Oversee Special Education teaching resources and implementation of IEPs. Work closely with Special Education personnel to obtain specialized expertise and to ensure compliance. Participate in ARDs.
Campus Administration
  • Analyze relevant information, make decisions, delegate responsibility when appropriate, and provide appropriate support and follow-up
  • Enforce the rules and regulations as outlined in the NYOS Staff and Parent handbooks, the NYOS Student Code of Conduct, and NYOS Policies
  • With support from the Assistant Principal, oversee the mediation and resolution of campus issues
  • Resolve discipline and personnel issues with students, parents, and staff to create a safe, respectful, and positive learning climate
  • Contribute to the development of the annual budget, based on the Campus Improvement Plan. Effectively prioritize resources for the maximum benefit of Secondary students and staff.
  • Maintain adherence to NYOS policies, procedures, and timelines for student attendance, grading and grade reporting, course coding and other requirements
  • Support the efforts of the Business Office in procurement deposit processes, adhering to procedures and timelines
  • Support fundraising and grant applications that benefit the Middle School and High School
  • Provide a neat, safe, and orderly climate for learning, working with the senior administrator to assure appropriate maintenance of the physical plant
  • Attract volunteers and collaborate with the PTA in their efforts to engage and support the NYOS community
Personnel Management
  • Supervise activities for Assistant Principal, counselor, academic advisor, classroom teachers, and instructional support roles
  • Grow a highly cohesive and competent instructional staff that has a commitment to educational excellence for all students
  • With the aid of the Assistant Principal, provide at least annual appraisals for all direct reports
  • Regularly assess teaching and classroom management methods and strategies, ensuring they are appropriate, varied and effective
  • Apply in-person monitoring and constructive feedback strategies to improve teaching and administrative performance
  • Confer regularly with all teachers individually and at grade and subject level meetings
  • Design, procure, and oversee the implementation of professional development, including on-campus and off-campus offerings for Friday afternoons as well as defined PD days
  • Ensure proper staffing by evaluating needs for teaching and instructional support positions, working within budget guidelines
  • Inspire staff at all levels to achieve the professional standards set by the school and to acquire new competencies
Extracurricular Activities
With Assistant Principal, oversee Athletics program and student organizations.
Duties will include:
  • Maintaining requirements for participation e.g., attendance, grades, etc.
  • Assisting in the identification and supervision of adult sponsors or coaches
  • Calculation and notification of stipends
  • Supervising or delegating supervision of nighttime activities
Professional Responsibilities
  • Exemplify through manner, words, and dress the high standards and expected behavior of the school
  • Identify and creatively coordinate the use of the available human, facility and financial resources to achieve the school’s mission and goals
  • Recruit, assign and organize staff in such a way as to assure the greatest potential for accomplishment of the school’s strategic objectives
  • Build consensus around common objectives including NYOS’ mission
  • Provide substantive input and ideas for facilities planning
  • Communicate regularly with the Executive Director through weekly 1x1 meetings
  • Provide weekly updates at the Senior Staff meetings and monthly updates at the NYOS School Board meetings
  • Work closely with colleagues in the Elementary program to ensure effective resource-sharing and continuity of instructional best practices and student achievement
Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee must frequently lift and/or move items over 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Compensation and Benefits:
NYOS offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience. We also offer a comprehensive package of benefits including:
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Short & Long-term disability
  • Participation in the Texas Teachers Retirement System
  • 403b and 457b investment plans
  • Health Savings Accounts
  • Eight days Paid Time Off
  • Discounted Health Club Membership
  • A culture of continuous learning with opportunities for professional development
To be considered for this position, please apply at

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    NYOS Charter 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

    • No experience required
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Marcos Diaz , Human Resources Associate
    • 12301 N. Lamar Blvd
    • Austin, Texas 78753

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