Assistant Principal

    • Pittsburgh, PA


Propel Schools is the largest network of public charter schools in Allegheny County consisting of 13 schools and approximately 4,000 scholars.Our mission is to provide high-quality schools to underserved communities. Each of our schools provide a rigorous academic environment and small class sizes where educators focus on providing each scholar with support and individualized attention. With one of the top starting teacher salaries in Allegheny County, a customizable benefits package and extraordinary career and professional development opportunities, Propel Schools is one of the area’s premier education organizations.

Opportunity:

Propel Schools seeks an Assistant Principal to join our team. At Propel we believe Assistant Principals are core to the transformational process of education. Our mission driven assistant principals have the intellectual agility and agency to deliver exceptional results. A Propel Assistant Principal produces outcomes that transform student, educator, parent, and community perceptions about the power of education. Assistant Principals at Propel redefine school and defy expectations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide instructional leadership by coaching, developing, and evaluating teachers through observation, modeling, analyzing data, and co-teaching
  • Support teachers with classroom management and discipline
  • Model Propel’s core values and set the standard for professional behavior
  • Are highly present and visible during school hours to ensure a positive school culture
  • Plan and lead professional development
  • Manage logistics for school-wide assessments
  • Collect and analyze student achievement data and using data to drive recommendations for instruction
  • Assist the Principal in developing and enforcing systems of accountability for staff
  • Assist the Principal and Talent team in teacher recruitment, hiring, and termination
  • Collaborate with Principal on budget preparation and monitoring
  • Collaborate with the Principal to develop, implement, and monitor a school-wide culture plan that includes routines and expectations for students and staff
  • Address parent concerns and communication
  • Build and maintain existing relationships with community stakeholders
  • Act on behalf of the Principal and School on school-wide issues
  • Work closely with the Principal on day-to-day school-wide issues and represent a united school leadership team
  • Report directly to the Principal and Senior Director


Qualifications
  • Passionate commitment to Propel Schools’ mission
  • Superior grasp of effective instructional and behavioral methods and strategies for educating urban youth
  • Strong process, people, and project management skills with 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, high-stressed, 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
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and presentation skills and the ability to effectively interface with senior leadership, Propel’s Board of Directors; school leadership and other staff and stakeholders
  • PA Criminal, Child Abuse and FBI Fingerprint and recent TB test (must be complete prior to start date)
  • PA K-12 Principal Certification


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