2020-2021 Principal (Bilingual Sp/Eng)

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2020-2021 Principal (Bilingual Sp/Eng)

Posted date
May 14, 2020

San Jose, CA

Employment Type


Though 9 in 10 Latino young adults say that a college degree is important for success in life, fewer than 15% age 25 or older hold a bachelor’s degree. Voices College-Bound Language Academies exists to change that.

Voices is a public charter school network with a mission to prepare all students for the challenges of higher education through the context of an academically rigorous dual-language program. Every student, regardless of home language, graduates bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish. As we expand to serve more traditionally underserved students, Voices seeks additional team members who share a commitment to its mission and believe joyful learning and world-class academic preparation are not mutually exclusive.

Role Summary

Voices Academies’ Principal will be an inspiring leader and educator with an entrepreneurial spirit. Reporting to the Principal Manager, the Principal oversees Teachers, Associate Teachers, and school support staff. The ideal candidate will not only be innovative, but also have an unwavering commitment to ensure that students receive quality instruction, makes accelerated educational progress, and reach or exceed their academic goals. The Principal has primary responsibility for the day-to-day management of the school and will be responsible for Voice’s academic, operational, fiscal, and organizational management and success. This includes supervising instruction and conducting the evaluation program for all staff. This interaction will include providing guidance and support in the classroom as appropriate. The Principal interacts extensively with teachers, staff, students, parents, the CEO, Board members and the community through site-based management. Additionally, the Principal will be expected to meet specific performance objectives which may include such areas as academic, financial and diversity goals in accordance with the Charter.

Key Responsibilities


Submits to the CEO recommendations relative to all matters requiring Board action or attention, together with the materials needed for informed decisions
Reports on school operations to Chief of Staff
Interviews, Train, supervise and evaluate staff
Develop and implement a school-wide and individual staff development plan and provides ongoing support and coaching to teachers to help them meet their individual professional development plan goals
Coordinates the work of all school educators and volunteer staff
Advise the CEO or/and Chief of Staff regarding the leave, classification, resignation, promotion, suspension or dismissal of school employees
Assigns personnel within the school in accordance with Board policy
Maintains appropriate channels of communication within the school and ensures that staff is informed about relevant federal, state, and county laws, policies, regulations and procedures, and matters related to the improvement and welfare of the students
Plans, leads, and conducts staff professional development and staff meetings
Manage and/or oversee all daily school operations, including student admissions and discipline, facilities, food service, front office, school scheduling, etc.
Students and the educational program:

Serve as the chief educational leader, including ensuring that the school mission and instructional program are being effectively implemented in each classroom
Monitor the school’s instructional and operational accountability, including collecting, analyzing, and reporting school and student performance data. Use this data to develop school priorities and to drive decision-making.
Enforces compulsory attendance laws
Continuously observes the instructional program and provides the CEO with regular evaluations of school programs and student progress
Studies the curriculum and makes decisions regarding the course of study, major changes and time schedules, and sound innovative programs
Under appropriate circumstances, recommends to the Board a student’s suspension or expulsion
Participates in student study teams and IEP meetings
Non-instructional Operations:

Maintains and updates adequate census and scholastic records, business and property records, and personal records as applicable
Annually prepares and submits to the Financial Department the school’s budget for the upcoming year, revises this budget or takes other related action as the Board /CEO designates
Approves all expenditures in accordance with Board policy and within Board-approved appropriate limits
Makes recommendations to the CEO regarding the maintenance, safety, improvement and/or expansion of school facilities, sites, equipment and transportation services.

Represents and advocates for the Board in relationships with city, county and state governments, private agencies, and the school community
Sees that the community is informed about school matters through appropriate informational materials
Serves on local committees such as ELAC, VPAC, Schools Leadership, etc.
Participates in appropriate community organizations and functions to obtain support for the attainment of school goals
Hears complaints against the school and solves controversies between employees or between employees and students or parents/guardians
Develops and maintains cooperative, collaborative working relationships with and among various stakeholders, including staff, students, families, Board members, District personnel, and the broader community
Facilitates and builds community among people from diverse backgrounds and perspectives
Voices Academies Principal candidates will have the following

Required Qualifications:

BA/BS Degree in Education or related field
CA Multiple Subject Clear Credential with Bilingual Authorization (BCLAD/CLAD)
Demonstrated classroom level achievement results
Skill in fiscal management
Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision and values of Voices Academies with a deep commitment to improving the lives of students from low-income communities
Minimum 3 years working with similar student and community demographic.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish.
Outstanding written, speaking, and organizational skills with experience interacting with a broad range of stakeholders.
Commitment to accelerated educational progress of children.
Experience or commitment to public education, social justice, efficacy and equity.
Preferred Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Education
Tier II Administration Credential
Knowledge of and experience working with low-income communities preferred
Proven track record of success managing school employees to achieve ambitious goals.
Entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility, and demonstrated success in Administration, Organizational Management
Successful completion of results-oriented leadership training program (ex. Innovate Fellowship, NLNS)
Understanding of dual language instructional practices and school design and the unique characteristics of public charter schools is a plus.
High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Google Apps
Ability to work well independently and within a team environment; working efficiently, and exercising excellent judgment in making decisions.
Tolerate high levels of stress
Working Conditions:
Regular requirement to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, stoop, kneel and crouch
Lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 lbs.
Occasional evening and or weekend work
Occasional travel
Willingness to be trained as needed
Prior to Employment: Once an offer has been extended, a candidate must meet the following criteria to receive a final contract:

First Aid/CPR Certification
Clear Criminal Background Check
Valid TB Clearance
Key Compensation:

Starting Salary of $90,000
Medical benefits
Exceptional growth opportunities
Retirement plan
Reports directly to Principal Manager
Permanent Salaried, Exempt Position
At-Will Contract
If you have any questions about this position, please contact our hiring team by email at jobs@voicescharterschool.com. Thank you.

Voices College-Bound Language Academies is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of Voices to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, citizenship status, medical condition, or any other legally protected status.