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23 Apr 2018

Principal or Vice Principal Assistant Principal of Instruction & Culture

SOAR Charter School
 Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Assistant Principal of Instruction & Culture

2018-2019 School Year, Starts July 25, 2018

SOAR is committed to providing excellent educational opportunities to students in Far Northeast Denver. SOAR offers a holistic approach to education that implements rigorous academic instruction in conjunction with an active classroom. Our model challenges students to think critically and take active roles in their classrooms and communities. This results in higher achievement and greater engagement in school. Our school gives students the academic and character-building skills they need as learners and leaders.

SOAR Vision:  SOAR students create full and meaningful lives, enrich our democracy, and create a more just society.

The Assistant Principal of Instruction & Culture reports directly to the Principal and is on the school leadership team.

  • Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Enhance school culture guided by the school’s vision, habits and beliefs
      • Create the metrics and report out on progress at different times throughout the year
      • Manage school-wide positive student culture (arrival, dismissal, lunch, student transitions, school wide events)
      • Ensure that staff, students and families have the structures and resources to foster the environment required for all students to feel engaged in the school community and to reach high levels of academic success.
      • Facilitate staff professional development on establishing and enforcing positive classroom expectations, developing student-teacher relationships, and building parent partnership
      • Look for opportunities to display student work and create a student centered building, that is welcoming and inclusive.
    • Student Character and Leadership Development
      • Implement a vision and plan for what student character and leadership development should look like, sound like, and feel like at our school
      • Create and provide professional development to teachers to ensure culturally responsive teaching
      • Provide coaching, resources, and best practices to staff to ensure we have a culture of high student achievement and character
      • Assist staff with the development of strategies that increase student engagement
    • Work with staff to develop student opportunities, including: field work, student led conferences, student leadership opportunities, and family engagement opportunities
      • Coordinate quality offsite field work
      • Collaborate and execute quality student celebrations that showcase exemplar student work
  • Skills and Qualifications
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Spanish bilingual preferred (but not required)
    • Teaching experience preferred
    • Past experience leading adults in a school environment
    • Outstanding organizational skills and high attention to detail
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
    • Proactive problem solver who demonstrates initiative and teamwork
    • Strong work ethic coupled with an enthusiastic and passionate approach to one’s work
    • Strong feedback and facilitation skills
    • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
    • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop productive working relationships across all levels of the school community

Salary and benefits

  • Salary is based on experience
  • $50 health & wellness incentive each month
  • Comprehensive medical/dental benefits

How to Apply

Please follow the link to apply:  

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal.

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