Principal - Esperanza Cyber Charter School
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Elementary & Middle School Principal
Job Location: Esperanza Cyber Charter School 4261 N 5th St Philadelphia, PA 19140
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Esperanza Cyber Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Telephone: 215-420-0205
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Job Description:
Esperanza Cyber Charter School (ECCS) is located in North Philadelphia. ECCS has a strong commitment to teacher/staff collaboration and support. ECCS is currently seeking mission-driven Elementary/Middle School Principal applicants who align with ECCS’s mission and enthusiasm for equity for the 2024-2025 school year. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in school leadership and be fluent in Spanish and English.

BENEFITS:
  • Ability to work 1-2 days a week from home
  • Technology provided
  • Professional Development
  • Training for the cyber environment
  • Paid time off 
  • 403b contribution matching or PSERS
  • Health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English highly preferred
  • Master’s Degree in education or related field
  • PA administrative certificate K12 Principal required
  • Minimum of three years of prior school principal experience
  • Familiarity with and experience interacting with Esperanza’s Hispanic faith-based community or similar urban education settings is preferred.
  • Teaching experience in cyber environment preferred
  • A passion for education and a belief that your zip code does not dictate your destiny
  • Current FBI fingerprints, PA Criminal, and Child Abuse background checks
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Participate in weekly meetings with the CEO and other school leaders. 
  • Manage school climate, develop staff morale, and provide excellent customer service to parents.
  • Attend and participate in meetings of the Board of Trustees by creating, maintaining, and presenting the instructional reports.
  • Circulate (in-person and virtually) among staff and faculty throughout the day so that faculty and students can observe visible leadership in the school.
  • Supervise the teaching and learning staff. Monitor the teaching methodology throughout subjects and formulate relevant professional development when needed. 
  • Coordinate a schedule of observation to include synchronous and asynchronous supervision and observations for the teachers to know when they are being observed and by whom. Conduct pre-observation and post-observation follow-up to the scheduled observations
  • Develop the end of year annual review for staff. Discuss end of year evaluations for all faculty with the CEO. Submit a recruitment strategy based on projected vacancies.
  • Organize and lead weekly meetings with teaching staff to address the school programs' concerns. 
  • Work directly with teachers using the electronic grade book system, and collaborate with the Coordinator of Technology for training, program analysis, and installation.
  • Assist in developing a teacher struggling to write clear and attainable lesson plans in conjunction with the Professional Learning Coordinator.
  • Evaluate and recommend instructional technology and programs that will support program goals and create efficiencies for staff and students, assisted by the Coordinator of Technology.
  • Lead content, grade, and data meetings to discuss school and student progress
  • Collect and analyze passing/failure data to determine rates quarterly. Discuss with teachers who need coaching to improve practice as required.
  • Conduct disciplinary meetings with teaching staff as needed after collaboration with the CEO.
  • Assist in conducting interviews of prospective teaching staff in collaboration with the HR staff, other school leaders, and the CEO.
  • Implements policies, procedures and/or processes for providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements of federal, state, and local laws. 
SKILLS:
  • Knowledge of instructional technology standards for students and teachers
  • Best practices for online teaching and learning and digital curriculum development
  • Ability to communicate well in a group/team environment
  • Ability to craft well-written, data-rich reports
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Ability to sit for extended periods while working.
  • Constant hand, finger, and arm use, and excellent eye-hand coordination.
  • Ability to hear clearly and speak intelligibly.
  • To occasionally function in activities involving walking, bending, squatting, reaching, and climbing stairs.
  • To occasionally stand for extended periods.
  • Ability to see and perform visual activities such as closing paperwork, using a computer monitor, reading, and writing.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 30 lbs.
  • Ability to come onsite for all required days - 3-4 days a week.

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