21 Jun 2018

Principal or Vice Principal Principal

Uncommon Schools

Job Description


The School Principal, in conjunction with the Director of Operations, is responsible for all aspects of running a school. The principal is responsible for overseeing instruction, curriculum, assessment, and professional development.



  • Provide exemplary leadership to all members of the school community to achieve outstanding performance in the school’s mission of preparing each student for college
  • Work to dramatically improve student achievement by leading the educational program Manage effectively faculty and staff
  • Develop and communicate the school’s systems, culture, and vision, and create a plan to achieve that vision
  • Oversee curriculum development and assessment
  • Implement effective internal and external assessment systems and use data to inform decisions
  • Ensure strong consistency within the school program and curricular alignment with state and other rigorous standards
  • Select and share effective curricular and instructional practices from and with other schools Serve as point person for all students and families


  • Oversee faculty and staff of the school, including recruitment, selection, evaluation, supervision, retention, and dismissal
  • Manage teaching staff, including professional development, staff observations, curriculum development, staff communication, and scheduling and program decisions
  • Lead faculty to ensure that all staff are providing well-managed and rigorous daily lessons, reasonable and effective daily homework, and regular and productive afterschool tutoring
  • Foster commitment among faculty and staff to the development and fulfillment of the school’s mission and objectives
  • Hold teachers accountable for meeting high standards for student academic and behavioral performance
  • Work with staff on all curricular, instructional, assessment, and professional development issues and activities to ensure data drives classroom instruction
  • Work with staff to foster consistency among staff in enforcing the Student and Family Handbook and other school-wide discipline policies Facilitate positive faculty dynamics
  • Work with Special Education Coordinator to ensure 504 accommodations, IEP modifications, and counseling needs are met


  • Maintain communication and relations with the families of the school, ensuring they are kept involved with and held accountable for their children’s academic and behavioral performance
  • Communicate regularly with families regarding student performance and academic achievement
  • Work with staff to correspond regularly with families regarding school policies, trips, events, and milestones
  • Work with staff to plan, coordinate, and support family meetings and special events Respond to family concerns promptly and effectively


  • Collaborate with school staff to maximize the ability of the school to support students’ academic and socio-emotional development
  • Provide leadership to all staff and students in establishing a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and fun school culture
  • Oversee students’ academic and behavioral program, including disciplinary decisions, enforcement of the Student and Family Handbook, scheduling and class decisions, educational program, and assessment and accountability
  • Ensure that traditions and rituals that support the school’s college mission are being created and maintained, grade by grade, year to year
  • Foster consistency in academic and behavioral expectations in and out of class Ensure effective exam preparation to ensure student success
  • Work with appropriate staff to ensure the smooth administration and effectiveness of the after school enrichment programs


  • Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of school
  • Help oversee school-wide strategic planning and problem solving
  • Work with Director of Operations to lead the school’s administrative program


Required knowledge, skills & abilities:

  • Strong organizational skills; extremely careful attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Exceptional ability to bridge and enhance cooperative working relationships.
  • Ability to create, monitor, and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; flexible, able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed.
  • Passion for the vision of an all-boys school.

Minimum educational level:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Experience required:

  • 5 years teaching and working in classrooms and coaching teachers, preferably in urban schools and/or communities
  • Experience as a Dean or equivalent leadership role highly preferred
  • Experience at a high-performing charter school highly preferred but not required

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Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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