Assistant Principal - Universal Companies
Position: Assistant Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: 10 Month Assistant Principal
Job Location: Universal Vare Charter School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Universal Companies
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:
Title: Assistant Principal
Department: Education
School:  Universal Creighton Charter School
The Assistant principal will assist the Principal to; manages policies, procedures and regulations to ensure a rigorous academic environment based on required curriculum and student achievement objectives; ensures student safety, applies appropriate behavior modification techniques; and provides daily management of all aspects of school operations.
This is an ideal opportunity for a dynamic and visionary individual to play a central leadership role in growing and shaping a premier charter school committed to helping students achieve high levels of academic achievement from kindergarten through high school
  • Establishes and promotes high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance.
  • Develops implements and enforces policies and procedures for the effective operation of the school consistent with the philosophy, mission, values and goals of Universal including instructional programs, extracurricular activities and discipline systems to ensure a safe and orderly climate, building maintenance, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations, and emergency procedures.
  • Supervises building staff; makes hiring, discipline and employment decisions; and conducts employee performance assessments.
  • Supervises the instructional programs of the school, evaluating lesson plans and observing classes on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and student development.
Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Provides leadership, assumes responsibility and displays strong commitment to meeting student performance goals.
  • Demonstrates commitment to Universal Companies charter school’s mission and success.
  • Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community.
  • Participates in training and professional development activities.
  • Meets professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, and coordinating with peers.
  • Abides by applicable Universal Companies policies and procedures and state and federal education regulations.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Personal Skills:
  • Relentless commitment to preparing every student for college and career
  • An unwavering belief that all children can excel
  • Ability to be a bold, tireless and engaging change agent and culture-creator; a visionary; a leader who inspires and motivates children and adults
  • Passion for academic learning and insistence on academic excellence at rigor at all times
  • Exceptional self-motivation, entrepreneurial spirit and team orientation
  • Problem-solving skills, with a combination of confidence and humility
  • Ability to take calculated risks to meet the needs of all children
  • Strong management skills
  • Thorough knowledge of learning theory, curriculum design and instructional leadership.
  • Master’s degree or doctorate in Education Administration, MUST have or a Pennsylvania Principal certification
  • Five (5) years relevant education experience, two (2) years administrative experience preferred.
  • Experience working in an urban setting and/or knowledge/sensitivity to urban school issues preferred.
  • Documented experience using data-driven instruction to achieve significant student gains
Universal Companies adheres to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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