East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) began in 1958 as a children's reading group hosted by a community member in her living room; it has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for public school students and a charter school operator focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. Between our after-school programs and charter schools, more than 15,000 East Harlem youth and their families have walked through our doors – and, by participating in our year-long, free programs, they have improved their academic skills, developed confidence, and found community.
EHTP is undergoing a period of rapid growth in order to meet the significant community need for our services. In the next 5 years, we will open 4 new public charter schools, grow our after-school programs, and scale the East Harlem Teaching Residency, which builds a pipeline of prepared, mission-driven educators. EHTP has committed to expanding its programs to serve 25% of all of East Harlem public school students by 2021.
For more information about EHTP’s mission, model, and programs please visit www.ehtp.org. In addition, to read about EHTP’s commitment to diversity and anti-racism, including the organization’s racial equity statement, please visit www.ehtp.org/about-us.
East Harlem Scholars Academies believes that strong principals are integral to the success of scholars and is seeking a principal to lead East Harlem Scholars Academy II, an existing elementary school that will serve grades Pre-Kindergarten through 5 in the 2017-18 school year. The Principal will lead the school community in achieving its academic and organizational goals, building upon the success of EHTP’s flagship school, East Harlem Scholars Academy. With a strong focus on building and celebrating community, the Principal will develop and cultivate enduring relationships with the students, families, staff and other stakeholders that make up the community of East Harlem Scholars Academy II. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, East Harlem Scholars Academies, the Principal will oversee all school staff and manage a leadership team that includes: Assistant Principal, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Director of Operations, and Director of School Culture & Family Engagement.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing, high-performing, student-centered charter school network that is committed to providing a high-quality education as well as a nurturing and supportive school community for the students and families of East Harlem.
Coach and develop East Harlem Scholars Academy II Leadership Team and teachers by providing regular, on-going instructional feedback and support
Develop and maintain strong relationships with families and other stakeholders in order to build a positive and supportive school community within East Harlem
Partner with the Managing Director and leadership of East Harlem Scholars Academies to provide high-quality professional development based on identified school and teacher needs
Actively monitor the progress of student and staff growth through the collection of formal and informal data; analyze data in collaboration with the Leadership Team to inform strategic and instructional planning
Ensure the use of effective, research-based teaching methodologies and practices across classrooms that are consistent with the instructional philosophy and model of East Harlem Scholars Academies
Contribute to building a positive school culture that is focused on meeting school-wide goals
Provide regular logistics and administrative support (i.e., attending family engagement events, reviewing report cards)
Work with the Director of Operations to oversee the school’s operations, finances and compliance functions
Develop mutually supportive relationships with members of the Board of Directors and other key stakeholders to drive the development of the school
Contribute to both long-term and short-term strategic planning
Partner with the leadership of East Harlem Scholars Academies and Talent & Recruitment staff to recruit and select a team of talented educators, as needed
Partner with staff across East Harlem Tutorial Program to recruit students that reflect the diversity of the East Harlem community
At least 3 years of teaching experience; at least 2 years teaching high-need student populations is preferred
At least 1 year of experience in a leadership role at a school or similar education environment, with specific experience managing adults and/or coaching teachers
A passion for and record of driving student achievement and overall success in diverse and traditionally under-resourced communities, preferably at the elementary level
High standards for student achievement and behavior and demonstrated expertise in instructional and classroom management
A deep belief that all students can thrive in a challenging, high-quality, nurturing and supportive learning environment
Demonstrated ability to utilize effective interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with a diverse range of stakeholders
Strong belief in collaboration, including the sharing and spreading of best practices
A high level of integrity and a strong work ethic
Proven ability and desire to work in a growing, entrepreneurial environment
Belief in East Harlem Tutorial Program’s mission, values and educational model
Bachelor’s degree required; other advanced degree preferred
Compensation for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, EHTP offers a comprehensive benefits package.EHTP is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship, marital status, veterans’ status, disability, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual preference, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, status as a victim of domestic or sexual harassment, or aspects of employment including, but not limited to – recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training, transfer and termination.
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