POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Partnership is seeking a highly effective urban instructional leader to drive continued improvement in the academic culture and student achievement at 107th Street Elementary. Reporting to the school principal, the successful candidate will be a committed leader who is making a real difference in the lives of low-income Latino and African American students.

The selected candidate will have a proven track record of increasing and accelerating student achievement as evidenced by performance data, and will be a leader for all students, staff, and the community. The selected candidate will be a culture builder and true teammate who partners with others in order to deliver an excellent education to all of our students.

SUPPORTS
107th Street is lucky to have a large team and an influx of resources to support the students and staff! The team is growing in the coming year, and will include two assistant principals, a full-time APEIS, three PSWs, a PSA, categorical program advisor, two restorative justice teachers, special education supports, and instructional coaches. Our incoming assistant principal will be very well-supported.

The selected candidate will have access to paid planning time, including immersion time to learn the school culture and meet the school community, as they begin the role. In addition, all APs in the Partnership network serve as a cohort of learners, meeting once per month to advance their own learning and share expertise and experiences with one another.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Assistant Principal will be responsible for assisting the principal in the following key areas:

 
  1. Shared Vision
    • Builds a shared vision for high student achievement and for college and career readiness
    • Promotes a culture of shared accountability
    • Effectively manages change and innovates to improve student achievemen
  2. Supervision of Instruction
    • Supervises classroom instruction (Curriculum, Content and Pedagogy)
    • Utilizes multiple data sources to inform teaching and learning and to evaluate instructional program outcomes
    • Manages performance of all instructional staff through rigorous and effective evaluations
  3. Investing in Teacher Quality
    • Differentiates professional development opportunities to ensure growth for all staff
    • Increases teacher effectiveness by hiring, placing, and retaining effective staff
    • Promotes and supports leadership team and teacher leadership opportunities
  4. Culture of Learning and Positive Behavior
    • Creates and maintains a positive culture of learning aligned to the school’s vision and mission
    • Models and sets high expectations for professional behavior
  5. Family and Community Engagement
    • Engages families and community members as partners and values cultures as a resource
    • Maintains open lines of communication using multiple approaches to outreach
  6. Systems and Operations
    • Develops, implements, and monitors a clear plan for school improvement and adjusts systems and strategy based on progress and school funds
    • Organizes school time effectively to support instructional and staff development priorities
    • Allocates resources effectively to support shared vision and school goals
    • Complies with legal and ethical requirements in relationships with all stakeholders and follows all applicable state, federal, and district policies, procedures and guidelines

QUALIFICATIONS

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities and qualifications:

 
  • Evidence of experience leading students and adults to increasingly high levels of student academic achievement
  • Prior experience as an Assistant Principal highly preferred; experience as a coordinator and/or instructional coach also preferred
  • Passion for improving education and dramatically increasing achievement and life outcomes for low-income students of color; a belief that all students can reach high levels of achievement with support from adults
  • A true team player and culture builder; will bring optimism and partnership to the school community
  • Knowledge of research-based best practices in the field of education pedagogy, including common core curriculum design, professional development and assessments; able to plan and conduct professional development for large and small groups
  • Strong ability to understand and implement instructional practices that accelerate student achievement for elementary students; understanding of child development and appropriate instructional choices for all grade levels
  • Experience with CKLA literacy and Benchmark literacy programs desired
  • Experience with Eureka Math desired
  • Well-developed understanding of the Teaching & Learning Framework as the common language for teacher development; ability to provide thoughtful and effective feedback to teachers through an observation cycle
  • Certified as an observer with LAUSD desired; experience supervising and evaluating certificated and classified staff desired
  • Experience working with students with challenging behaviors
  • Strong understanding of Restorative Justice desired
  • Strong understanding of language acquisition and strategies, ELL compliance
  • Prior experience in supporting, maintaining and developing the school-wide budget
  • Ability to oversee school-wide instructional and operational accountabilities
  • Reflective, someone who is self-aware and open to new ideas and opinions
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and advanced computer literacy
  • Excellent human relations/customer service skills
  • Ability to model an open and honest dialogue with all stakeholders
  • Experience working with families and community partners through implementation of an effective Family and Community Engagement Team (FACE)
  • Spanish  fluency desired
     
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE (In a public school setting):

(All minimum requirements must be met on or before the filing deadline.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that documentation of minimum requirements is on file with the LAUSD HR Administrative Selection Unit. For information on submitting documentation, please call email aida.rodriquez@lausd.net.)

Minimum Requirements include:
  • A valid California Administrative Services Credential
  • A valid California teaching credential requiring a bachelor's degree and a program of professional preparation, including student teaching
  • Five years of successful full-time public school certificated service
  • Three years of experience as a teacher in a K-12 public school program
  • Two years of experience at an elementary, middle or K-8 school
  • One year in a non-classroom leadership position (i.e., Categorical Adviser (0704); Temporary Adviser, Out of Classroom Assignment (0706); or Instructional Coach)
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Multicultural coursework (candidates have one year to complete)
  • District Master Plan requirements (candidates have one year to complete)

For all school based administrative positions, it is preferred that candidates be in the appropriate LAUSD eligible pool for the position or that they are currently serving in the class for which they are applying. In order to be placed in the eligible pool, candidates must successfully complete the appropriate LAUSD Aspiring Administrator Program. Qualified applicants not in an eligible pool from within or outside LAUSD may be considered if fewer than five applicants from the eligible pool apply for the position.

COMPENSATION
38G – B Basis ($85,990 - $107,040) – 221 paid days
  • For an annualized employee who is changing basis during the year, this change may result in an annualized “settlement” (i.e., the process by which the District resolves an under or overpayment)
  • Selected individual may be subject to displacement due to budget limitations
  • For employees who change basis during the school year, this basis change may prevent them from earning a full year of service credit


Employees who have been issued a below standard Performance Evaluation, or Notice of Unsatisfactory Act(s) and/or Suspension shall be ineligible for application to any promotion process for one calendar year following the issuance of such a Notice.


Applications submitted by 5pm on April 1 will be considered first. Applications submitted after that time may still be considered if the committee needs additional candidates.


 

Department: School Site Positions (will be employees of LAUSD)
This is a management position

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