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31 Mar 2024

Principal or Vice Principal Principal

Compass for Lifelong Discovery
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Principal – Carbondale Community School  

Carbondale, Colorado

 

The Carbondale Community School (CCS) is seeking applications for an experienced and innovative leader to serve as the School Principal for the upcoming school year. Candidates should have experience as an educator and leader in an elementary/secondary school setting.

The Carbondale Community School is a public charter school in Carbondale, Colorado serving 140 students. Our highly respected school provides a balanced curriculum incorporating intentional community values, individual character development, and strong academic skills woven into project-based learning opportunities and intentional field experiences. Carbondale Community School is one of two K-8  public charter schools of Compass sharing the Mission of fostering lifelong learning and empowering individuals to take responsibility for themselves, their learning, and their community (www.discovercompass.org). 

The ideal candidate will work with the community to promote the mission of Compass and collaboratively develop the vision and strategic initiatives to support a coherent culture of lifelong learners.  The candidate will share the following cornerstones with our community.  

Community-focused

Ability to lead by example, empower, and inspire others to surpass expectations.  

Skilled in sustaining and enhancing a cohesive community culture of learning.  

Skilled in the use of group facilitation as a leadership strategy.

Ability to lead an organization through change.  

Ability to work with parents and students in solving issues that arise.  

Ability to effectively monitor and provide feedback to teachers to assure accountability of mutually shared values, practices, and decisions 

 

Lifelong Learning

Ability to work with students and teachers to set and achieve learning goals. 

Able to frame neutral questions in the problem-solving process with community members 

Ability to effectively monitor and provide feedback to peers and teachers to assure accountability of mutually shared values, practices, and decisions. 

Well-organized and effective task management skills that enable the majority of work time to be applied to community and instructional leadership.  

 

Innovation

Ability to translate education research into actionable strategies for the community.  

Able to design, facilitate, and support effective professional development.

Ability to lead by example and inspire others to surpass their own expectations

Able to synthesize and use data in the decision-making process

Able to create and support effective systems and structures in support of strategic objectives for learning 

 

Shared Leadership

Skilled at recognizing, supporting, and promoting student and teacher leadership.

Ability to problem-solve complex issues within and among teams.

Skilled in the use of group facilitation as a leadership strategy. 

Ability to effectively monitor peers and teachers to assure accountability of mutually shared values, practices, and decisions. 

Ability to navigate and monitor current data and curriculum management systems.

Well-organized and effective task management skills that enable the majority of work time to be applied to instructional leadership and evaluation

 Start Date:  August 1, 2024

 

Salary:  89,900-103,000 based on experience

 

This position is open until filled and requires the ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate license through the Colorado Department of Education for the position of School Principal.

Compass For Lifelong Discovery does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (including transgender), genetic information, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment, or any other reason prohibited by law in educational programs or activities which it operates.

 

How to Apply

 Please apply by submitting your resume and a detailed cover letter that highlights your interest in the position, relevant experience, and how you meet the qualities and qualifications sought for the position to jobs@discovercompass.org.  

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

Job expires in 15 days.