Position: HOPE Christian High School Principal
Reports: Executive Director

Location: HOPE Christian High School, Milwaukee WI

Does this sound like you?

Strategic. Dynamic. Flexible. Creative Educational Leader. We want to hear from you!

HOPE High School is looking to hire a High School Principal to lead a Christian 9-12 urban high school. The principal must be committed to dramatic student achievement for all students and willing to do whatever it takes to close the achievement gap.  The ideal leader will be highly relational, able to work effectively with external academic content providers, willing and able to interact with teachers and students in a visible and practical way throughout the school day, and model Christian behavior in words, thoughts, and actions. The high school principal role requires a commitment to loving our students, holding an unwavering belief that all children can and must succeed, and having a deep passion for developing the character of a serving leader in every child.

How you will make an impact:

School Administration & Operation

  • Ensures a world-class educational model is developed and delivered for every student (curriculum and instructional strategies, school culture, scholar performance, character development)
  • Conceptualizes the goals of the school and plans accordingly to ensure that procedures and schedules are implemented
  • Creates a strong partnership with external content providers to enable content to be seamlessly blended with in-person learning
  • Identifies and hires new staff including all teachers, operations, teaching assistants, and other support staff
  • Takes charge of scholar recruitment and ensures the school is enrolled at capacity for the academic year
  • Ensures consistent school schedules, including school calendars, regional training, and school compliance
  • Manages the budget and contributes to the creation of a multi-year budget model
  • Identifies and implements the annual objectives for the instructional, extracurricular, and athletic programs of the school
  • Acts as a catalyst for efficient, accurate, and transparent business models (accounting, financing, purchasing, facilities management, technology, reporting, compliance, scholar recruitment, safety, food and transportation services)
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested or required

School Leadership 

  • Inspire, motivate, and encourage key stakeholders 
  • Leads the effort to build authentic relationships, communicate, and collaborate with key stakeholders including scholars, staff, parents, and community members
  • Ensure that staff members are engaged in purposeful professional growth developing teacher, school, and network leaders
  • Continuously utilize data-driven instruction and student data resources to strategically drive achievement results throughout the year
  • Leverage strengths of team members within the school in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals
  • Manage time, people, and resources efficiently and effectively 

Team Building 

  • Build a positive and supportive work environment for all team members
  • Create a culture within the school that reflects the core values of the organization by exemplifying and expecting them from self and others
  • Evaluate all staff members according to written performance indicators aligned with their job descriptions


Additional Professional & Organizational Competencies:

Serving Leader

  • Embodies and promotes organizational norms, core values, beliefs, symbols, and character that make up the culture of the school
  • Displays enthusiasm and excitement while encouraging a love for learning and establishing high expectations within a safe environment

Collaborative Relationships

  • Builds authentic, trusting, and nurturing relationships that are always respectful and that are tailored to meet the needs of key stakeholders
  • Utilize mindful and cross-cultural considerations to respectfully resolve conflicts while building consensus through active listening and mediation

Resource Management

  • Collaborates with the Talent Acquisition team to cultivate partnerships with centers of influence, acquire top talent and strive to become a destination employer while adhering to the High-Performance Hiring Procedures
  • Lead scholar recruitment efforts by building collaborative community and family relationships to increase scholar enrollment year over year

Forming Character

  • Integrity, credibility, and passionate commitment to HOPE’s mission of Christ, College, and Character
  • Shows commitment to educational leadership, professional development, and maintains up to date knowledge on school management strategies to make a positive and lasting impact on every scholar and team member

Academic Excellence

  • Use of rigorous assessment, analysis, and action plans based on data.  Consistently adjusts instructional coaching based on scholar results and provides immediate feedback to teachers
  • Actively direct well-planned instructional strategies that increase scholar achievement and acquisition of knowledge
  • Provides actionable, specific (high leverage) feedback at regular intervals and follows up to ensure mastery


  • Master’s degree in Education or related field required
  • Exceptionally strong writing and communication skills
  • Proven self-starter with the ability to serve as an internal expert for their team and the organization 
  • Successful educational leadership experience with the demonstrated ability to recruit, lead, manage, evaluate, and grow a high performing team
  • Business expertise related to compliance reporting, educational legal obligations, and general business operations
  • Successful High School leadership experience with the demonstrated ability to recruit, lead, manage, evaluate, and grow a high performing team
  • high school level classroom teaching experience
  • Exceptionally strong skills in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook