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Principal in Residence

Posted 2014-06-27
Job Description

Principal in Residence

Role: In the 2014-2015 academic year, the Principals in Residence will spend a year in training at UP Education Network gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to co-lead a turnaround school in our growing network. The residency year prepares PIRs to go through the application process to be instructional leaders at new or existing UP Education Network schools.

The Principal in Residence will be held accountable for his/ her performance by UP Education Networks Director of Principal Leadership and work closely with other members of UP Education Networks senior leadership team.

Specific Responsibilities:
Establish and ensure a joyful, structured, achievement-oriented school culture;
Provide exemplary leadership to all members of the schools community to achieve outstanding performance;
Dramatically improve student achievement by leading the educational program, including launching a comprehensive technology and blended learning component of the instructional model;
Manage faculty and staff effectively;
Effectively supervise the Founding Deans of Curriculum and Instruction and Founding Dean of Students;
Create a school-wide technology plan that effectively implements significant technology resources to differentiate instruction and support academic enrichment for all students;
Serve as point person for all students and families;
Foster commitment among faculty and staff members to the development and fulfillment of the schools mission and objectives;
Hold teachers accountable for meeting high standards for student academic and behavioral performance;
Recruit, interview, hire, evaluate, develop, retain, and, when necessary, dismiss staff;
Maintain communication and relations with families, ensuring families are kept involved with and held accountable for their childrens academic and behavioral performance;
Communicate regularly with families regarding student performance and academic achievement;
Oversee students academic and behavioral program, including disciplinary decisions, scheduling and class decisions, educational program, and assessment and accountability;
Ensure that traditions and rituals that support the schools college mission are being created and maintained;
Ensure student achievement is published, shared, and celebrated;
Foster consistency in academic and behavioral expectations in and out of class;
Work with Director of Operations to lead the schools administrative program;
Lead family orientation meetings at start of school year;
Lead new and returning staff orientation;
Build an effective, efficient, action-oriented, and highly accountable data analysis and action planning process that ensures individual student and whole-class deficiencies are overcome after each interim assessment cycle; and
Create a highly systematic and wide-ranging network of school-level supports designed to catch students who are struggling to excel in their new school environment and act as a safety net to ensure students do not fall behind.

A passionate belief in UP Academys mission, values, and educational model;
An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve them;
An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills;
A sense of humility in the face of success;
An ability to provide an accessible strong presence and demonstrate leadership by example;
Three years teaching experience (2+ years of school leadership experience strongly preferred);
Demonstrated success in leading in a diverse environment;
Demonstrated leadership qualities, interpersonal skills, and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, administrators, and parents;
Demonstrated skills in creative problem solving;
Experience supervising and/or evaluating staff;
Masters degree and Possession of a valid School Principal License or enrollment in a principal certification program; and
Current authorization to work in the United States A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment.

We offer a competitive compensation package, including, when relevant, a salary equal to (and in some cases above) the district scale and comprehensive health benefits.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this position, please visit and formally apply for this position through our on-line application system.

UP Education Network is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.

Hours: Full-Time
Type: Job


Tarah Mohika

Company Description

UP Education Network is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential. UP Education Network currently operates four schools, UP Academy Charter School of Boston (grades 6-8), UP Academy Leonard Middle School (grades 6-8), UP Academy Charter School of Dorchester (grades K1-5), and UP Academy Oliver (grade 6). Across our network, we will serve more than 2500 students in Boston and Lawrence in fall 2014.

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