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Organization Alliance College-Ready Public Schools
Location Los Angeles
Classification School Administration/Leadership
Job Type Full-Time
Date of posting 4/18/2017
County Los Angeles



Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter organization in Los Angeles, serving 12,500 low-income students across 28 free, public charter high schools and middle schools. We’re a well-established charter network with a proven record of success in preparing our students for college. In the next phase of our evolution, we must strive to ensure that our students are set up for success in college and beyond. Now is the time to join us in working for long-lasting change for our scholars.


Join our team at Alliance and you can expect to be part of an inclusive and innovative organization deeply committed to preparing Los Angeles students for long-term success. We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are motivated to unleash our scholars’ potential. We want strong collaborators, skilled communicators and avid problem solvers who are comfortable in a culture of continuous learning and who are excited to implement fresh ideas and unique solutions to achieve our goals in service of our 12,500 students and families.


In its first decade, Alliance succeeded in providing students unparalleled opportunities and college access. In its second decade, Alliance is building on that success and dedicating itself to ensuring that students are not just admitted to college, but are successfully prepared to thrive in and graduate from college. We also aim to have every Alliance school rank in the top quartile of all schools in California, regardless of demographics.

To achieve these goals, we are:

Accelerating academic rigor and achievement and supporting our scholars in the important transition to and through college;
Becoming public education’s best place to work in order to attract, develop and retain the best talent across all levels of the organization;
Cultivating innovation and excellence to more deliberately share best practices across Alliance schools and with other public schools, districts and charter networks.
Alliance is seeking to hire two Area Superintendents to serve a key levers in ensuring that Alliance students are prepared to complete college. The Area Superintendents will provide leadership, coaching and instructional support to a cluster of Alliance school leaders.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high performing, data-driven senior team working to achieve transformational results for students at the largest Charter Management Organization in Los Angeles.


School Leader Strategic Support and Development

Provide ongoing coaching and support (in both individual and group settings) to Alliance school leaders in developing the skills necessary to achieve school success, including general leadership, instruction, and promoting a college-going culture;
Provide direct supervision of and formal evaluations for principals;
Support and guide school leaders with the development and implementation of annual operating plans aligned with Alliance’s strategic plan, which focuses on achieving top quartile academic achievement, being known as a best place to work, and building a culture of innovation and excellence at all schools;
Support schools in building community partnerships that enhance and support the accomplishment of the school’s mission, vision, and goals;
Collaborate across Alliance schools and Home Office departments to ensure that school needs are met; and
Assist in guiding school leaders in successfully preparing for oversight, accreditation and charter renewal processes.
Data-Driven Instructional Leadership

Understand and interpret student performance data to identify areas for development, and share and support implementation of best practices;
Ensure school leaders effectively use assessment data and results to drive school goals and initiatives;
Build capacity of school leaders to ensure effective teaching and learning aligned to the Alliance framework for effective teaching;
Support school leaders in the work of monitoring, evaluation, and implementation of curriculum to ensure that all students are college ready; and
Collaborate with Alliance Home Office instructional team to establish instructional priorities by school site and coordinate the deployment of resources to teachers and leaders.
Alliance-wide Leadership

Provide leadership and support of Alliance’s strategic goals, with a strong focus on the instructional vision of the organization;
Assist in developing a strong pipeline for future Alliance leaders; and
Maintain a strong organizational culture aligned to Alliance’s core values.


A proven track record of effective school leadership with a minimum of five years as an administrator and/or principal achieving outstanding measurable results in low-income communities;
Experience working in a central office role as part of an instructional, curricular, assessment, or data team preferred;
Experience supervising, coaching, or mentoring school leaders strongly preferred;
Comfort in and enthusiasm for using large amounts of data to drive decisions at the school and organization levels.
Ability to navigate complex issues and drive strong student performance results;
Ability to effectively coach and mentor direct reports, peers, and executive level officers on instructional strategies and organizational culture development;
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders;
Proven strategic planning and project management skills with the ability to translate strategies from plans to action; and
Superior communication skills with an ability to articulate a clear and compelling vision and lead others to implement it.


Alliance is committed to a being a Best Place to Work, where employees find meaning and joy in their work every day, within a culture of collaboration, support, and excellence. Alliance is proud to offer the following benefits to Home Office employees:

Competitive salaries commensurate with experience.
A personalized health benefits package, built from a choice of medical, dental and vision coverage plans with a fully covered monthly premium for an individual employee (up to $750/month).
An employer-sponsored 403b plan annual contribution equal to 5% of your regular earnings, beginning immediately upon your start date.
Paid time off benefits that include an annual accrual of 15 vacation days and 10 sick days, in addition to 11 paid holidays and paid time off between Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Employer-paid monthly parking benefit or the option of receiving a reimbursement for using public transportation or a stipend for walking or cycling to work.

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Alliance College-Ready Public Schools does not discriminate against any student, parent, community member, or employee on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.