GOAL: Alianza Community Schools is seeking a School Leader for a new Latin@ Focused, Culturally Responsive, Community School that will launch in the 2022-2023 school-year. Alianza Community Schools is a non-profit educational organization in Indianapolis, Indiana. The School Leader will lead the day-to-day operations alongside a Director of Operations. The School Leader is a full-time employee hired, supported, and evaluated by the Founder/Executive Director.
CORE BELIEFS: At Alianza Community Schools, we believe that all children have an unlimited potential to learn. We understand that all children come equipped with prior knowledge that must be used as a catalyst for learning. We see that opportunity gaps are the main barriers to success. And we are confident that a wholistic community approach allows children to focus on actualizing their potential. Therefore, The School Leader, must live these values and have a Learner-Centered approach and a vision for inclusive, ambitious, and equitable outcomes for each and every student.
Demonstrate exceptional instructional leadership.
Work with school leaders to coach teachers in implementing a coherent, culturally responsive system of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Research and utilize an effective system of teacher observation and evaluation that uses an equity lens to improves teaching and learning.
Ensure instructional practice is intellectually challenging, authentic to student experiences, recognizes student strengths, and is differentiated.
Oversee faculty and staff, including recruitment, evaluation, retention.
Work with school leaders to design professional development calendar and implement effective, relevant, and differentiated professional development sessions.
Have effective strategies for special education accommodations and IEP modifications in partnership with Special Education Coordinator.
Have effective strategies for English Language Learners of varying levels of English proficiency in partnership with ELL Coordinator.
Provide day-today leadership across the school community
Embrace the mission, vision, and values to promote them to students, staff, other faculty, parents, and members of the outside community.
Skilled selection and leveraging of different communication tools to help shape a narrative and deliver clear messages.
Promote ongoing positive communication with parents and community partners.
Strengthen teacher and staff capacity to cultivate and sustain meaningful partnerships with families of diverse backgrounds and with community entities that support student achievement and well-being.
Be highly present and visible during school hours and modeling professional and core values at all times.
Establish two-way communication tools for parents in their respective languages. Execute a rigorous and data-driven program.
Work with Instructional Team to analyze school-wide data in order to improve instruction, curriculum and assessments.
Possess strong knowledge of WIDA frameworks and levels of emerging English proficiency.
Address matters of equity and cultural responsiveness
Recognize, respect, and employ each student’s strengths, diversity, and culture as assets for teaching and learning.
Ensure that each student has equitable access to effective teachers, learning opportunities, academic and social support, and other resources necessary for success.
Develop student discipline policies that are positive, fair, and unbiased.
Confront and alter institutional biases of student marginalization, deficit-based schooling, and low expectations associated with race, class, culture and language, gender and sexual orientation, disability or special status.
Address matters of equity and cultural responsiveness in all aspects of leadership.
CORE BELIEFS AND ATTRIBUTES
Have a strong belief that all children can learn and can achieve at the highest levels.
Have an asset-based view of education that leverages prior knowledge to
Believe that achievement gaps must be addressed by closing opportunity gaps such as a rigorous course of study, great teaching, access to resources, and great leadership.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Active administrator’s license required
3-year minimum classroom teaching experience
Three or more years of leadership experience in education preferred
Experience with culturally responsive curriculum and leadership practices preferred
Demonstrated student achievement results with students similar to those in Indianapolis
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Proficient in computer software necessary for communication, conducting
business in person or online. Includes but not limited to Microsoft Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, and online communication tools such as Zoom, Skype, and others
Great organizational and time-management skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Satisfactory completion of local, state, and federal criminal history checks.
Strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, community, and other
Ability to set and meet goals and deadlines
Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred
Alianza Community Schools offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Extensive professional development will be provided as well as a network of professionals dedicated to collaborating for success.
School leader will receive all resources necessary to carry out the duties of day to day running of a school such as a laptop, iPad, cell phone, email, and other necessary resources.
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disability.
HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Francisco Valdiosera at: firstname.lastname@example.org