KIPP New Jersey

Newark & Camden, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
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Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Leadership Recruiter
Email: prodrigues@kippnj.org

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Assistant Principal

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KIPP New Jersey

Newark & Camden, NJ

Type: Leadership & Support Staff
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Start Date: 2019-20 School Year
Subject:  
Grade:  

Organization: KIPP New Jersey
Preferred Locations:

Contact: Leadership Recruiter
Email: prodrigues@kippnj.org

Here's what you need to know:
The Assistant Principal’s job is to support the school in driving academic outcomes for students and developing instructional expertise in staff in 2-3 targeted grade levels or departments. We expect our Assistant Principals to lead instruction,  build a culture of achievement, and also to be able to develop the school’s emerging leaders. The Assistant Principal should consider him/herself an apprentice to the School Leader, a “mini-principal” for the grade levels over which s/he has responsibility, and should gradually build capacity to lead a KIPP school if s/he should choose that path.
 
Here's what you'll be doing:

Instructional Leadership:

Hiring:
  • Participate in interview processes for members of Assistant Principal's teams
  • Participate in interview processes for members of the school leadership team
Instructional Leadership:
  • Conduct weekly walk-throughs in his/her grade levels specifically focused on aggressive monitoring, use of real-time data and strategic re-teach in classrooms
  • Conduct weekly O3s with the school leader focused on academic data of teacher cohort
  • Conduct weekly conversations with the school leadership team focused on student achievement data for focus grade levels and ensure that there are clear next steps and strategies to drive student outcomes
  • Work with members of teacher cohort to set individual goals based on school wide goals and student achievement data
  • Conduct weekly O3s with each member of teacher cohort focused on instructional strategies, content, feedback based on observations and holding them accountable to goals
  • Conduct regular classroom observations of members of teacher cohort
  • Attend monthly Assistant Principal Leader PD to hone content and instructional expertise
  • Provide input for school leader to help set school-wide vision and goals
  • Uphold school leader’s vision for school culture and hold teachers and students accountable to expectations (this includes coaching around culture).
Talent Development:
  • Identify high potential talent and develop accordingly
  • Manage out low performers with the support of the school leader
  • Tier teacher cohort, set clear next steps by tier, and hold teachers accountable (in other words, establish a clear system for determining how to take each tier of teachers to the next level)
 
Must Haves:
Student Focus: Belief that all students, regardless of background, have the ability to go to and through college; demonstrated commitment to the school’s unique community
Direction Setting: Ability to set direction for a team and motivate others to action
Achievement Orientation and Performance Management: Demonstrated student achievement results in own classroom and from teachers that he/she manages 
Cultural Competence: Demonstrated ability to create inclusive environments that honors and supports a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives 
Instructional Leadership: Adept at data analysis; ability to extract meaningful insights across school-wide data
Instructional Leadership: Expertise in what the  school-wide academic standards and state assessments require of students’ knowledge and skills to demonstrate mastery; able to translate student mastery requirements into instructional plans and strategies
Instructional Leadership: Deep understanding of appropriate application and differentiation of high-leverage instructional strategies (e.g. make kids sweat, pacing, stretch it, etc.) based on comprehension of child development and pedagogy
Achievement Orientation: Demonstrated resilience and focus on student outcomes

Need more reasons to work here?
In addition to a competitive salary, KIPP New Jersey offers a comprehensive benefits plan, a subsidized wireless plan through Verizon, and a laptop (Woot! Woot!), as well as subsidized travel for teammates commuting across state lines. And 100% of KIPP New Jersey employees agree we have the best kids in the nation. So there’s that.

About KIPP New Jersey
KIPP New Jersey schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students. In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to teach over 5,100 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. 92% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced price meals.
 
KIPP New Jersey alumni earn college degrees at more than 3.5 times the national average for students from low-income families. By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students are on the path to and through college. Visit KIPPNJ.org to learn more.