Salem Academy Charter School (SACS) is a nationally ranked urban charter school north of Boston offering a rigorous college preparatory program to 480 students in grades 6-12. For 17 years, SACS has been committed to serving the diverse population of Salem. Through a unique integration of rigorous college preparatory classes with service to the community, Salem Academy graduates informed, articulate and proactive individuals of strong character.
Salem Academy seeks a middle school principal who believes that all young people, regardless of background, are entitled to an excellent, college-preparatory education. SACS is an integrated middle and high school, which are referred to as Lower School and Upper School respectively. The Lower School Principal oversees the academic and social development of approximately 220 students in grades 6-8 and supervises a faculty and staff of roughly 25 people. The Lower School Principal reports directly to the Head of School who oversees the 6-12 educational program.
Successful candidates will be experienced professionals with proven skills in instructional leadership, curriculum development, problem-solving, managing people, and data-driven decision making. They will be self-starters who are able to build effective teams through strong organizational and communication skills. Candidates will have experience developing a school community that is positive, respectful, and inclusive of all students. Candidates should have experience in social-emotional learning, culturally proficient pedagogy, and Service-Learning. The ideal candidate will be passionate about SACS’s mission and vision, with a proven track record of achieving academic success with a diverse student body.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Recruit, support, and supervise an excellent faculty capable of delivering an educational program that is innovative, flexible, and successful in meeting the needs of a diverse student population.
Sustain and enhance a strong culture of achievement through classroom instruction, coherent college preparatory curriculum, daily rituals, special events, and extracurricular programs for grades 6-8.
Design professional development sessions for staff related to school-wide professional development themes.
Support a strong spirit of partnership and community among the school’s students, parents, and faculty.
Maintain and develop community partnerships in support of our program
Maintain a visible presence in the daily life of the school.
Belief in the mission and vision of the school
Ability to provide a structured, orderly, safe, and respectful school environment
Demonstrated ability to connect with diverse students and families
Demonstrated ability to lead, coach, and collaborate with adults from a diverse range of perspectives and backgrounds
An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas and programs
Outstanding written and oral communication skills
At least five years of teaching experience
Master’s degree required
Massachusetts principal’s license preferred
Charter school experience preferred
Fluency in Spanish a plus
Salem Academy Charter School values a school culture that celebrates learning, and we believe that the adult culture in the school is at the foundation of the school’s success. The culture is based on mutual respect, integrity, professionalism, a commitment to excellence, a collaborative spirit, and a sense of human kindness particularly as it relates to age-appropriate adolescent development.
Search Process and Timeline
Initial applications should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of at least three references. A personal statement or statement of educational philosophy is optional. Finalists will be asked to provide additional documentation. The deadline for submission is March 12, 2021. Applications can be submitted via https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3442123.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $90,000.00 - $110,000.00 per year
- Dental insurance
- Flexible spending account
- Health insurance
- Professional development assistance
- Teaching: 5 years (Preferred)
- Leadership Experience: 3 years (Preferred)
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
- Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
- Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
- Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
- Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
- High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment
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- Remote interview process
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Virtual meetings