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19 Apr 2022

Principal or Vice Principal Principal

Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School
 Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

About Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School and Position Summary 

CRIPCS is an adult charter school that delivers high-quality education, career training, and supportive services that enable adult immigrants to realize their dreams while strengthening our community and economy. When you join the team at CRIPCS, you become part of a unique, mission-oriented organization that is actively and innovatively tackling some of the greatest challenges faced by adult learners and English language learners today. We have a laser-beam focus on equity of opportunity for those we exist to serve. We are proud to live into our commitment to continuous improvement and challenging the status quo. This documented and celebrated commitment to high-quality work has earned us a seat at the table with governmental bodies who can impact our ability to do our best work for our students. In line with our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, we are centering our priorities on empowering our staff, building for the future, and centering our mission.

We are seeking an educational leader who will be responsible for setting and executing a strategic vision for teaching and learning to ensure that all students are learning and achieving their potential in line with the mission of the school.  This principal position at CRIPCS requires expertise in serving adult immigrant communities, second language acquisition, workforce development, and/or alternative pathways. This role is best suited for someone who is excited about the prospect of leading ambitious change and pushing themselves to constantly evolve. Primary responsibilities include coaching and performance management, leadership development, budget management, and scheduling.  The principal cultivates a culture of inclusion and belonging within the school community with an unwavering focus on quality.


Our Commitment to Principals

CRIPCS is proud to offer a total rewards package including:

  • A competitive starting salary commensurate with experience
  • 46 total days of time off (a combination of paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal time) per year. This number increases over time.
  • A flexible work schedule; Principals may choose to work remotely one day a week
  • Competitive health benefits and retirement match (up to 6% of the base salary)
  • Deep investments in individualized professional development inclusive of coaching, conference attendance, and tuition reimbursement


The main responsibilities for principals include, but are not limited to the following: 

Instructional Leadership

  • Ensure all students have access to high-quality education and support for achieving their goals.
  • Lead and manage professional development, provide feedback, and facilitate meetings to ensure all academic programs provide high-quality learning experiences to students.
  • Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals.

People Leadership

  • Actively work to develop and support a strong, collaborative staff culture. Identify areas where staff members’ talents can be leveraged to distribute leadership and responsibilities.
  • An ability to build and foster inclusive, high-performing teams with a deep understanding of how each faculty member plays a role in the success of the school.
  • Serve as a model for collaboration and leadership to others; actively incorporates priming practices in leadership in their day-to-day work.
  • In alignment with the School’s values, foster a culture of inclusion and belonging that values and welcomes diversity of backgrounds and perspectives; actively brings an equity and access lens.
  • Modeling a commitment to centering students in all aspects of the work, including seeking out and accommodating student needs; creates an environment where all students feel valued, seen, and included.
  • Communicate and promote expectations for high-level performance to staff and students.
  • Recognize and celebrate excellence and achievement, in alignment with the campus performance management system.
  • Observe employee performance and provide regular feedback; conduct more formal, timely evaluations for staff and full-time faculty.

Operational Leadership

  • Work in conjunction with the Chief Academic Officer to ensure compliance with applicable District policies, state and federal laws and regulations, and Public Charter School Board policies.
  • In collaboration with the Chief Financial Officer, develop school budgets based on documented program needs, estimated enrollment, personnel, and other fiscal needs.
  • Establish schedules and classroom assignments that meet the needs of our students (in-person, virtual, hybrid, and evening classes)
  • Maintain a strong presence at the school

Visionary Leadership and Commitment to Continuous Growth & Improvement 

  • Build a common vision for school success and improvement in alignment with the Chief Academic Officer’s organization-wide vision for success; an ability to translate a larger vision into a site-based plan for success.
  • Aligns to the School’s strategic priorities, values, and accountability goals. Maintain a laser-like focus on strategic goals and benchmarks.
  • Collaborate with faculty, School-based management, and the Chief Academic Officer to identify, analyze, and apply data findings to promote school improvement.
  • In line with our commitment to continuous improvement and challenging the status quo, ensure that the school meets its annual Performance Management Framework and Charter Contract targets.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education Administration, Adult Education, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 6+ years of relevant professional experience (a combination of teaching and leadership experience in the field of adult education and/or TESOL  required)
  • Demonstrated success in effectively managing and developing others through complex change and uncertainty.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to understand the perspectives of others and influence and motivate team members to meet goals
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English and another language, preferably Spanish.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members and stakeholders from diverse backgrounds and build a culture that fosters diversity and inclusiveness
  • Strong understanding of the best practices in adult and second language education.
  • Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction; ability to evaluate the instructional program and teaching effectiveness; ability to manage budget and personnel; ability to coordinate school functions; ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data;  and strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to provide proof of completed Covid-19 vaccination
  • Deep commitment to CRIPCS’s core values and ability to model those values in relationships with colleagues and partners:
    • Integrity
    • Respect
    • Perseverance
    • Compassion
    • Inclusivity
    • Collaboration

How to Apply

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply and/or to invite other highly qualified candidates to apply to the appropriate positions directly on our CRIPCS’s career page using the following link.


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