Principal - Mastery Charter School
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Principal - 2021/2022 School Year
Job Location: Philadelphia, PA
Beginning: Feb 14, 2021
Deadline: Jul 15, 2021**
District: Mastery Charter School
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Telephone: 215-866-9000
Job Description:
This role is eligible for up to $10,000 in bonuses! Positions available in both Philadelphia and Camden! Interested in this opportunity? Apply online at:

Position Summary:
Mastery Charter Schools is currently seeking dynamic and passionate Principals to lead our urban school turn-around effort in Philadelphia. Principals oversee school performance and operations, making structural, budgetary and personnel decisions that promote the vision and instructional best practices of Mastery Charter Schools.  As a member of the senior team, the Principal will play a pivotal role in leading a high-performing community of teachers and administrators and in enhancing a participatory, student-centered and rigorously outcomes-driven culture.

Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Drive and support implementation of Mastery Charter Schools’ vision and guiding principles to ensure a positive, achievement-focused school culture among teachers, staff and students
  • Lead, supervise, and develop a high-functioning team of educators and operations personnel who are focused on driving superior academic performance and fostering personal responsibility, including a student support team, an operations team and 4 Assistant Principals
  • Supervise instructional methods, evaluate lesson plans and coach teachers to ensure effective instructional strategies
  • Engage parents and other community members in school and extracurricular activities to engender a neighborhood-centered approach to learning and development
  • Create, manage, and evaluate operational processes to ensure consistency with the school’s values and goals
  • Maintain compliance with state and federal regulations for education standards/requirements
  • Ensure effective collection and analysis of student performance data to identify struggling students, curriculum shortfalls, and teacher quality issues
  • Superior grasp of effective instructional and behavioral methods and strategies for educating urban youth
  • Strong process, people, and project management skills with the proven ability to train, supervise and coach professional staff in order to foster a cooperative team environment
  • Intellectual agility, a commitment to maintaining rigorous standards, and a demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute on multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and rapidly-changing environment
  • Ability to leverage computer software programs and  other technology that will support the learning environment
  • Understanding of public education and charter schools is desirable

Education and Experience:
  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate in Education Administration or related field; Must have or be working toward Pennsylvania or New Jersey Principal certification
  • 3-5 years of demonstrating classroom experience, preferably within an urban school setting
  • 2+ years of demonstrated success supervising or leading a team of educators
  • Prior experience working within a corporate, entrepreneurial or start-up environment also a plus

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as maneuvering in classrooms and office space-reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls; Must be able to sit for up to two (2) hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard and mouse and typing.

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