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Assistant Principal

Oakland, CA
Overview: The Assistant Principal (“AP”) is be responsible for providing instructional leadership to teachers and support staff, overseeing culture, and ensuring the ultimate academic success of the school. The AP is responsible for overseeing and supporting teachers, will take over the supervision and evaluation of teachers, and reports directly to the Executive Director. The AP is also responsible for ensuring that the highly structured culture of joy and urgency is maintained at all times. The AP works to support the teachers in creating an environment that eliminates off-task behaviors and encourages students to maximize their learning time with positive incentives. An ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of instructional knowledge and success.

Background on the Organization: Aurum Preparatory Academy (“Aurum Prep”) is committed to educating all of its students, grades 6 – 8, to succeed in high school, college, and life and to serve as the next generation of moral leaders. Aurum Prep is a middle school that will serve its founding class of sixth graders in the fall of 2018 and continue to grow each year. Built in partnership with parents and families and also drawing from research based best practices from some of the highest performing schools in the nation, Aurum Prep will ensure that the children of deep East Oakland receive the highest quality education.
For students to determine their own life’s trajectory, they must have a foundation that prepares them to (a) excel in high school, college, and life and (b) become moral leaders in their communities and in our world. We must have high expectations and clear structures, all provided within a culture of joy for learning, working hard, and honoring our students’ fullest potential. For more information, please visit our website: www.aurumpreparatory.org
Assistant Principal Qualifications:
  • CA teaching credential, highly qualified according to NCLB, and demonstrated expertise
  • Administrative credential favorably considered
  • Knowledge regarding California State Standards including Common Core
  • Experience in education, strategic planning, and staff development
  • Ability to assess data, find trends, and use information to make strategic decisions.
  • Marked success with quantifiable and objective student performance gains that surpass state and local district averages
  • Experience having led teachers preferred
  • Experience having developed and led professional development preferred
  • Detail-oriented, organized professional with ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s or advanced degree preferred

Assistant Principal Job Responsibilities:

  • Commit to the mission and vision of the school
  • Mediate and manage conflicting demands of the teaching staff
  • Be highly organized and self-sufficient
  • Differentiate training and action plans for teachers with varying degrees of expertise and performance
  • Set and monitor the teaching schedule for the core faculty
  • Supervise, provide feedback to, train, and evaluate teachers
  • Implement and run professional development for teachers
  • Grade Level Teams: Support of GLTs as it relates to advisory and behavioral support needs
  • Oversee the implementation of PLC’s and the continual growth of each content team
  • Develop school systems and structures that maximize student learning
  • Create, monitor, and sustain a disciplined culture of high academic and behavioral standards
  • Evaluate academic achievement through detailed data analysis and present that information to faculty and leadership through an academic achievement dashboard
  • Monitor the grading policy
  • Coordinate the administration of the CAASPP, ELPAC (both Initial Identification Assessment and Summative Assessment), and other state and national norm-referenced tests
  • Make weekly reports to the Executive Director regarding academic and school culture data, as well as the professional development progress of staff

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