2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR: Assistant Principal

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About InspireNOLA 

As the highest performing open-admission charter network in the city of New Orleans, InspireNOLA is working to inspire and transform an educational movement where students can develop the academic and personal skills necessary to be prepared for college, their community and the world. InspireNOLA currently operates eight public charter schools and educates over 5,500 students, the majority of whom are African American and qualify for free or reduced lunch. With a focus on providing outstanding instruction and differentiated support to meet the needs of all students, InspireNOLA is achieving outstanding results and is a model for excellence within the education community. The work of our team makes a profound and enduring contribution to the revitalization of New Orleans.

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Position Summary 

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Principal is to foster an academic environment where every child reaches ambitious academic targets. In addition to serving on the school’s leadership team, the Assistant Principal assumes the leadership of a particular set of grade levels, coaches a portfolio of teachers and facilitates high-impact professional development for school site staff. 

Position Qualifications & Competencies 

  • Belief in the mission and values of InspireNOLA; 
  •  Bachelor’s degree (required), Master’s degree preferred; 
  • Five or more years of teaching experience with proven success in improving outcomes for students; 
  • Three or more years of instructional leadership experience; 
  • Valid Louisiana teaching certificate and administrative credentials; 
  • Proven ability to cultivate partnerships and build consensus;  
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; 
  • Comfort defining and upholding high expectations, including delivering and receiving constructive feedback;  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft programs, and comfort using database programs. 

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities 

Cultivate high-achievement academic environment: 

  • Develop highly effective instructional curriculum and efficient schedule, in collaboration with the School Principal and the Academic Department in the network support office. 
  •  Develop highly effective instructional curriculum and efficient schedule, in collaboration with the School Principal and the Academic Department in the network support office. 
  • Analyze school-wide data to design effective student interventions as needed.  
  • Devise and monitor high-impact support plans for struggling students. 
  • Track useful academic data (e.g. homework completion rates); inspiringly communicate progress to students, teachers and parents. 
  • Ensure implementation of the academic framework in all classrooms. 

Demonstrate exceptional teacher leadership: 

  • Directly coach a portfolio of teachers to help them master the Instructional Framework and TAP Indicators of Effective Teaching.
  • Observe lessons regularly and deliver targeted feedback to teachers. 
  • Collaborate with grade/subject teams to plan units, lessons and assessments; regularly share feedback. 
  • Model outstanding instruction for teachers. 
  • Effectively address student behavior concerns, as well as parental issues and concerns. 

Facilitate excellent professional development: 

  • Coordinate and manage creative, inspiring professional development sessions aligned with school goals and priorities.

  • Support the creation of ambitious Student Learning Target goals for teachers. 

  • Direct the interim assessment process to ensure teachers are using current data to drive instruction. 

  • Facilitate the implementation of meaningful interim assessments, and data debrief conversations about the results with teachers. 

Serve as an active member of the school leadership team: 

  • Participate in regular leadership team meetings. 
  •  Lead staff trainings at the start and end of the school year and on professional development days. 
  • Work closely with Dean of Students to support positive school culture and PBIS programming. 
  • Assist teacher leaders (i.e., Master Teachers, Mentor Teachers, and Grade Level Chairs) in developing leadership skills. 
  • Model the InspireNOLA professional and core values at all times; be a visible and highly engaged leader in the school community. 
  • Work with the School Principals to achieve school goals yearly. 
  • Assume additional duties to be determined by the School Principal. 

Direct Reports (may include): 

Teachers  

Paraprofessionals 

Support Staff

Compensation & Benefits 

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. A comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, as well as TRSL, our employee retirement contribution, is included. 

InspireNOLA is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. People from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.   

 

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