POSITION DESCRIPTION

Prodeo Academy, a PreK-8th grade public charter school serving the Twin Cities, is a meaningful education solution closing the opportunity gap through data-driven instruction in a culture based on a foundation of five core values: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Development, and Engagement. Shared expectations around these values enhance the opportunity for our scholars to reach their full potential. We are looking for team members committed to helping our students access greater opportunities, achieve future success, and contribute to the vitality of our community.

Reports To: Principal

VISION FOR POSITION

The Assistant Principal is a member of the Columbia Heights Elementary Academy Leadership team and is committed to closing the opportunity gap. The Assistant Principal provides leadership to all school community members by communicating clearly and developing effective systems. School systems may include but are not limited to attendance, processes to restore and build community, socio-emotional interventions, and schoolwide initiatives that celebrate the school's values and achievements. The Assistant Principal works collaboratively with the Principal and has a "pulse" on the school community. The Assistant Principal is both open to feedback and comfortable giving feedback rooted in practice and an unwavering belief that all members of our school community work hard and want to succeed. This opportunity is ideal for someone energized by challenging work, systematic and highly efficient, and able to work collaboratively across lines of difference with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity and inclusiveness.

POSITION FUNCTIONS

Professional Development and Support

  • Provides professional development to staff throughout the school year, including summer training, that is aligned with schoolwide initiatives
  • Is an expert in trauma-informed practices; can both model trauma-informed practices with students, staff, and families and has the skill to train staff members to use these practices
  • Socio-Emotional Curriculum and Instruction
  • Seeks out the most effective SpED curriculum for students
  • Aligns instructional practices to general education teachers so that students receive a consistent approach to learning

Schoolwide Systems

  • Co-leads schoolwide attendance; meets consistently with the attendance team; develops benchmarks for intervention and support and follows up with families who are struggling to meet the school's high standards for attendance
  • Monitors implementation of Responsive Classroom with a focus on The First Six Weeks of School
  • Universally screens students for socio-emotional skill gaps; creates benchmarks and intervention plans for students and staff

Leadership

  • Radiates warmth; is a positive presence when standing in front of students, staff, and families
  • Speaks with leadership and confidence
  • Creates a safe, predictable environment for students, staff, and families; has high expectations for all members of the school community
  • Values schoolwide consistency and implementation of the most effective practices; alongside school principal and teachers, co-creates school's Common Picture routines, procedures, and expectations

Data Analysis

  • Sets and achieves ambitious goals for students, staff, and families
  • Analyzes schoolwide initiatives' efficacy by building data management systems and reviewing them often
  • Identifies strengths and growth areas in a variety of data

Communication

  • Ensure communication from the school leadership team is aligned
  • Approaches teamwork with humility and offers help even when it hasn't been asked for
  • Shares resources, plans, and ideas openly
  • Recognizes when a student, staff, or family's situation is urgent and prioritizes accordingly
  • Checks and responds to email and phone messages within 24 business hours
  • Speaks kindly of others at all times
  • Stays solutions-orientated when faced with complex challenges

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS, DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

General Requirements

  • Education required: BA/BS degree
  • Certification/Licensure required: Current Minnesota teaching license

Other Desired:

  • Principal license issued by BOSA preferred
  • Record of exemplary results with students
  • Advanced training beyond minimum license requirement, ideally trained in trauma-informed practices
  • Knowledge and application of assessment tools and data management
  • Experience related to students who have experienced trauma
  • Experience in behavior management techniques

Knowledge & Skills

  • Outstanding attention to detail and willingness to get the job done
  • Exceptional organizational, planning, and implementation skills
  • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience managing adults
  • Able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment
  • Knowledge and fluency of Google Suite

Prodeo Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.