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Principal in Residence - Newark

We’re growing! We are looking for experienced assistant principals who are ready for the next step at one of our existing or founding schools.                     

Here’s what you need to know:       
We’re looking for Principals in Residence (PiRs) for the 2020-21 school year! Our schools are seeking awe-inspiring leaders to be an apprentice to a current School Leader. In this role, a PiR will gradually build capacity (over one to two years) to lead a KIPP school. PiRs plan with the current School Leader to create key priorities and operationalize how to drive outcomes for students through the APs, GLCs/DCs and teachers.  The Principal in Residence is responsible for the effective execution of all academic structures and culture systems to improve academic outcomes for students.  An ideal Principal in Residence has multiple years of documented success in an AP role and can boast improvements in student outcomes and teacher growth under their leadership. Primary responsibilities include coaching assistant principals, analyzing instructional data, planning professional development and improving the quality of content delivery across the school. They love students and families, teachers, and the community they serve. 
Must Haves

  • Student Focus: Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college; demonstrated commitment to the school’s unique community
  • Achievement Orientation: Demonstrated student achievement results in own classroom and from teachers that he/she manages  
  • Cultural Competence: Demonstrated ability to create inclusive environments that honors and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives  
  • Instructional Leadership: Adept at data analysis and strong content knowledge; ability to extract meaningful insights and actions from data
  • High Expectations: Sets and upholds high expectations for students academically and behaviorally
  • Proven record of achievement of student outcomes in a leadership capacity for 2+ years
  • Experience coaching and managing others and/or leading a team to results
  • Backbone 
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills 
Nice To Haves
  • A record of exceptional student achievement and results at a high-performing charter network/charter management organization. 
  • A belief that all students deserve a world class education which can be achieved through education reform
Here’s what you’ll be doing:
  • People Leadership & Performance Management: 
    • Work with members of APs grade span to support AP in setting individual goals based on school wide goals and student achievement data; 
    • Manage the performance of teachers through APs to get outcomes for kids through observation/feedback and professional development; 
    • Conduct weekly meetings with each direct report on instructional strategies, content, feedback based on observations and holding them accountable to goals;
    • Conduct regular classroom observations of members of teacher cohort
  • Team Leadership: Build strong teams characterized by trust, investment in goals, and ownership 
  • Talent Development: Identify high potential talent and develop accordingly, manage performance with the support of the school leader, manage the growth and capacity building of next-ready leaders (GLCs, Department Chairs, and high-potential teachers)
  • Leadership Development: Develop APs, GLCs and next-ready teacher leaders intentionally in order to ensure strong pipelines.
  • Instructional Culture Leadership: Conduct weekly walk-throughs in his/her grade levels to build capacity of AP and GLC, specifically focused on aggressive monitoring, use of real-time data and strategic re-teach in classrooms.
  • Conduct weekly one-on-one meetings with the school leader focused on outcomes of teacher cohort; uphold school leader’s vision for school culture and hold teachers and students accountable to expectations (this includes coaching around culture). 
  • Create and execute, with the support of the principal, annual plans that are  connected to historical performance data and drive student achievement and teacher development. 
  • Lead professional development for Assistant Principals, GLCs/DCs on teacher development, and lead professional development for teachers on highest leverage strategies for academic systems and effective lesson execution  
  • Co-facilitate academic progress monitoring meetings at the school, through the on-going analysis of student achievement data;  collaborate with Assistant Principals and GLCs/DCs to adjust strategy, determine teacher needs.  
  • Collaborate as a member of the school leadership team and regional leadership team to ensure all students meet school goals.

Compensation & Benefits 
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP NJ offers a full comprehensive benefits plan, including health care, retirement, an optional subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, a school laptop and transportation benefits for TEAMmates commuting  into New Jersey from the New York City area. 
About KIPP New Jersey
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Today, we have grown to 16 (K-12) schools throughout Newark and Camden, NJ. Learn more about KIPP here.
KIPP New Jersey/KIPP Miami is an equal opportunity employer.

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