Young Scholars Charter Schools

  • Assistant Principal of Instruction

    Job Locations US-PA-Philadelphia
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/26/2018 3:55 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Young Scholars Charter School (YSCS) is seeking an Assistant Principal of instruction. The AP will collaborate with members of the school leadership team to ensure implementation of rigorous instruction. The AP will coach a cohort of teachers, provide high-impact professional development, and facilitate data-driven instructional planning to foster continuous improvement of instructional practices. The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced instructional coach with a strategic, collaborative, and solutions-oriented approach to their work. 


    • Pedagogical expertise and 5+ years of instructional experience;
    • Experience leading a team of educational professionals and achieving excellent results;
    • Degree in education and instructional certification(s) with supervisory/administrative certificate(s) preferred;
    • Demonstrated skill in building relationships with a variety of stakeholders;
    • Record of achieving ambitious results;
    • Strong organizational and coordination skills;
    • Passion for developing and implementing systems and procedures to make every minute count
    • Excellent strategic thinking skills
    • Ability to thrive in a goal-oriented, fast-paced environment


    At Young Scholars Charter School, ALL leaders serve on collaborative teams and support school our pursuit of excellence for all students. The AP of Instruction will contribute to school success in the following ways.


    Talent Leadership

    • Manage and develop teachers by providing individualized, actionable feedback based on evidence from observations and data reviews;
    • Develop and implement results-oriented professional development opportunities to increase teacher effectiveness;
    • Ensure continuous improvement of instructional practices by monitoring team members’ incorporation of feedback into practice;
    • Implement a rigorous and consistent evaluation system aligned to network requirements in order to drive toward continuous improvement;
    • Support with regular reviews of outcomes to continuously identify, recognize, and retain effective team;

    Instructional Leadership

    • Collaborate with members of the school leadership team to support staff in effectively planning and implementing exemplary instruction aligned to student learning needs and Common Core and/or state standards;
    • Assess quantitative and qualitative data to monitor outcomes and continuously improve the quality of instruction for all scholars;
    • Review lesson plans and provide targeted feedback to ensure delivery of top-quality lessons reflecting effective instructional strategies and content aligned to instructional standards;
    • Ensure timely creation, implementation, and evaluation of tiered interventions and instructional supports aligned to student learning needs;
    • Guide teachers and staff in adapting lessons and providing interventions to support all scholars

    Operational and Strategic Leadership

    • Engage in annual strategic planning and implement a plan for implementing effective practices to achieve targets for student achievement;
    • Adopt or create systems to ensure efficient and timely administration of assessments and maintain accurate information about results to effectively communicate student needs and identify trends at the school or cohort level;
    • Adopt or refine protocols for school-wide and cohort-level data analysis to ensure continuous improvement of instructional planning;


    Family and Community Leadership

    • Proactively build relationships with families and communicate directly with families when students require additional supports;
    • Support teachers and other team members in sharing key messages with families to ensure consistent communication about student progress and opportunities for collaboration related to ensure student success;
    • Proactively and intentionally engage community partners and seek out community resources to enhance the school program;
    • Foster an environment where staff understand the specific needs and strengths of our community;

    Culture Leadership

    • Support with capacity of staff to implement school wide routines to maximize instructional time and ensure support for all scholars;
    • Foster a joyful school community where all scholars experience a sense of belonging;
    • Champion consistent and fair implementation of positive reinforcement and consequences aligned to school expectations;
    • Uphold high expectations for accountability by communicating clear expectations for staff and students;

    Personal & People Leadership

    • Partner with the school leadership team and other stakeholders to develop a vision for student achievement and align all decisions to this vision;
    • Model belief in the potential for ALL scholars to achieve at high levels and continuously invest stakeholders in the school vision;
    • Collaborate with the school leadership team to support change management and provide opportunities for team members communicate questions and potential solutions for supporting all scholars in the context of school transformation;
    • Operate with a high degree of emotional intelligence, effectively communicate with stakeholders, and actively seek feedback to continuously improve;
    • Operate with a high degree of personal responsibility for outcomes and demonstrate resiliency in the face of challenges;


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