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Principal, Green Dot Public Schools, Los Angeles, CA

About the position: 

Principal Reports to: Area Superintendent Classification: Full-time, Salaried, Exempt Start Date: July 1, 2019 Location: Los Angeles, CA

ABOUT GREEN DOT Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that all students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot operates 30 public schools in historically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Washington. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through creative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized instruction methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff.

Outside of the classroom, Green Dot schools provide a rich array of after-school programs and services for students so that they have safe, educational and fun opportunities after the bell rings. Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access to high-quality educational opportunities regardless of race, ethnicity or socio-economic status.

OPPORTUNITY We are seeking talented educational leaders with a desire to foster high levels of academic achievement in urban middle and high schools. Principals are held accountable for delivering student results in line with agreed upon goals. Click here to learn more about what it is like to be an administrator at Green Dot.

> Hire and develop school staff (certificated and classified)
> Serve as administrator and instructional leader of the school, direct and supervise the curriculum and guidance program of the school
> Responsible for planning the master schedule of classes for students and for assigning members of the certificated staff
> Evaluate the performance of teachers and other school employees and coach them on their individual development
> Craft student discipline policies to meet unique student population needs
> Direct financial and human resources at the school site
> Responsible for school budgetary planning and business operations
> Work closely with parents and the community at large
> Initiate and implement community support and advisory groups
> Accountable for students' overall academic performance
> Available for contact with parents, students and staff to discuss student progress and problems after class, at night or on weekends (via cell phone or in person)
> Maintain work hours extending beyond school hours for other professional duties or functions such as staff meetings, supervision of student events, etc.
> Maintain professional standards and a school environment that is productive, safe and focused
> Participate in Green Dot and individual professional development
> Participate in other events aimed at promoting or developing our organization and schools (e.g., student recruitment)
> You possess a growth mindset and love of learning
> You hold a valid CA Clear Single Subject or Multiple Subject teaching credential or PPS credential in School Counseling (or an equivalent out-of-state credential which is transferrable to California)
> You hold a valid CA Administrative credential/Certificate of Eligibility (or an equivalent out-of- state credential which is transferrable to California), or are in the process of obtaining one
> You have a minimum of 5 years of teaching or counseling experience at the middle or high school level, with a history of improving student achievement
> You have prior experience as an Assistant Principal, as well as other leadership roles (mentor teacher, department chair, etc.)
> You have proven management and leadership capabilities, as well as team-building skills
> You have experience managing budgets, creating and implementing policies and demonstrated ability in creating and managing systems
> You have excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills
> You have experience working in an entrepreneurial environment
> You have a passion for improving urban middle and high schools and driving education reform
> You are knowledgeable about bilingual education
> You have the ability to establish/foster a positive and safe school culture
> You have experience planning and implementing quality professional development, as well as with coaching teachers
> You have experience strategically engaging stakeholders
> You have experience with conflict resolution
> You have experience in making data-driven decisions
> You have experience and demonstrated ability managing multiple teams and resources
> You have experience creating and monitoring strategic plans
> You are dependable, humble, have a sense of humor and a rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
> Bilingual (English/Spanish) is highly desirable
> You will need to pass a TB test and background check at time of offer

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

COMPENSATION The annual salary for a Principal ranges from $115,000 - $151,565, based on experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including (but not limited to) medical, dental, vision, life insurance and STRS participation, as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission- driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE We ask that you complete an online application at Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted, and we hire on a rolling basis. We are looking to fill these positions for a July 1, 2019 start date.

Green Dot Public Schools is a fair chance and equal opportunity employer. As such, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants, without regard to their actual or perceived race, religious creed (including religious dress or grooming practices), color, national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken), physical or mental disability (including HIV or AIDS), medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and expression), parental status, age (forty (40) and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, citizenship, immigration status or any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H1-B Visa applicants.