HEAD OF SCHOOL [MIDDLE SCHOOL, 2019-20]

Excel Academy Charter School ( learn more )

East Boston, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3050336
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 4, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description

Organization: Excel Academy Charter Schools
Job Title: Head of School
Campus/Location: Excel Academy East Boston
Reports To: Chief Academic Officer

Organizational Overview

Founded in 2003 to provide a free, public, high-quality college preparatory education for the students of East Boston and Chelsea, Excel is proving that children’s ability to succeed in high school, college, and beyond is not determined by zip code. We have grown from one school serving approximately 200 students to a network of four schools serving more than 1,300 students, and our purpose and theory of change remains consistent: we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned with personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change his/her life trajectory. As a true public school, Excel is defined not by whom we exclude but by whom we include in our community. We are proud of the fact that we serve many students with special needs.

After 8 years of operating a small single-site middle school in East Boston, Excel was designated a “Proven Provider” by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and granted two additional charters to serve middle school students. After four more successful years, Excel Academy Charter High School opened in 2015. In spring 2019, we are excited to cheer on our first senior class as they become the first cohort to receive high school diplomas from Excel.


About the Role
Excel is seeking a strong school leader to lead Excel-East Boston as Head of School. The Head of School will have overall accountability for the success of the school and will serve as its instructional leader. He or she will work closely with the administrative team to manage the school’s culture, academic program, and operations. Though the School Leader will lead a school that adheres to the core Excel systems, culture and philosophy, he or she will be empowered to innovate and adapt the model as needed. Excel believes that its distinctive performance is rooted in the quality of its school leaders, and Excel’s organizational philosophy centers on investing in people—starting with and flowing from Excel school leaders.


School Leader Competencies
Excel seeks candidates with the qualities and skills to become an outstanding School Leader. These competencies distinguish Excel School Leaders:
  • Providing intellectual leadership to develop a big-picture programmatic vision and translate it into measurable goalposts and day-to-day implementation;
  • Creating the culture and conditions for relentless adult learning;
  • Modeling Excel norms, culture and behavior through his/her own actions;
  • Coaching, developing and retaining high-performing instructional staff; and;
  • • Acting as an effective leader and ambassador for the organization beyond the school’s walls.

For a comprehensive overview, please see Excel's School Leader Competency Framework.


Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree required; a Master’s Degree is preferred;
  • A minimum of four of experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required;
  • Proven track-record of strong results in school leadership;
  • The ability to speak Spanish preferred but not required;
  • Strong strategic thinking skills with clear and nuanced understanding of the impact that different approaches have on organizational culture and performance;
  • Systematic and structured approach to project management with a demonstrated ability to carry out multiple high-priority projects in parallel;
  • A commitment to working with underserved, urban youth;
  • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model;
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas & programs.


Compensation: Excel provides a competitive compensation package that includes benefits and is commensurate with experience.

Would you like to apply to this job?

Please visit http://www.excelacademy.org/join-our-team/ to learn more about working at Excel, and/or visit http://jobs.jobvite.com/excel to view a current list of career opportunities and submit an application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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

    Excel Academy 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

    • At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Stephanie Gendron , Director of Talent
    • 58 Moore Street
    • East Boston, Massachusetts 02128

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