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Resident Principal

Company: YES Prep Public Schools
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPOSITION:Resident Principal2023-2024REPORTS TO:Managing Director of Leadership DevelopmentPOSITION TYPE:12-monthSTART DATE:July 2023(Required onboarding starting in June 2023)COMPENSATION:$90,000EVERY OPPORTUNITY STARTS WITH A YESGreat schools begin with great people who believe every day is an opportunity to make a difference. At YES Prep, you have an opportunity to join a family of diverse educators who are leveling the playing field by providing opportunities for a high-quality, college-forward curriculum while also ensuring our students feel supported through their academic journey and empowered to lead choice-filled lives. YES Prep is more than a family of public charter schools, its the future of public educationits an opportunity to say, Yes, you can!Our campuses are advancing educational equity. Some quick stats about us:17,000 Students1,800 Team Members18 Secondary Campuses6 Elementary Campuses91% Students Who Qualify for Free/Reduced-Price Lunch94% Hispanic & African-American Students90% Students Are Accepted to a 4-Year University88% First-Generation College StudentsTop 100 High Schools in the Nation, U.S. News & World ReportWe serve the students of Houston, Texas, the 4th largest city across the United States. There are over 20 public-school districts and other great public charter school options, like KIPP Texas-Houston and IDEA Public Schools, within Houstons city limits serving our increasing population. We are a rapidly growing organization, committed to creating life-changing opportunities for over 23,000 students by 2025.THE OPPORTUNITYYES Prep needs dynamic Resident Principals with a diverse set of experiences, to make our mission a reality. As YES Prep employees, they will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice. To put it simply, with the growth of our organization and our schools, we need high performing talent at the Principal level to ensure we increase the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead. This role will prepare you to be a Principal at a YES Prep Elementary or Secondary campus. Since we launched the Principal Pathway in 2018, 18 campuses are now led by a Principal who completed this program. To date, 100% of Resident Principals that have persisted in the program for 1-2 years have been promoted to the Principal role.THE ROLEThe Principal Residency develops leaders through a cohort model that focuses on:

  • Connecting data, relationships, ideas, and people
  • Managing and implementing a vision through a team
  • Aligning decision making to vision, goals, values, and focus areas
  • Deep study of literature on equity, leadership, and instruction throughout residency
  • Learning by doing and experiencing school leadershipfirsthand
  • Creating a portfolio of resources that can be used once promoted to the Principal roleThe Principal Residency consists offourinterdependent parts:1. Summer inductionis an opportunity to buildstrongrelationships with yourResidentcohort,whilegaining knowledge and skills necessary to enter the 2023 2024school year as a Resident Principal. This portion of the development program focuses on providing information and a safe space to test methods and new skills.2. A campusassignmentensuresResidents get daily 1:1 coaching and support from a high-performing, experienced Lead Principal for maximum exposure to learning and development of skills that are best learned in the context of a school setting. This experiential learning will serve to expose cohort members to the nuance and detail of the day-to-day Principal experience. Residents are also responsible for certain aspects of the school that will serve to bolster their development in areas they need to build more experience.3. Individualized development and coachingnot onlyfromaLead Principal, but alsofromtheYES PrepLeadership Developmentteam.Coaching provides the most customized experience for Resident Principals as the content of coaching conversations are co-created by the Resident Principal, the Lead Principal, andManaging Director of Leadership Development.Residents also attend regular professional development as a cohort and participate in quarterly campus site visits.4. MidyearintersessionweektypicallyprovidesResidents with technical skills in functions such as Talent, Operations, Finance, and Programs. This portion of the development program focuses on exposure to and practice of processes that Residents are expected to perform once in the Principal role.Residency Commitments:
    • Principal Residencyleaderswill participate in all required professional learning activities including Summer Induction, Midyear Intersession, coaching sessions, and experiential learning opportunities.
    • All leaders will complete activities and requirements aligned to their learning within their current leadership roles. Examples include, but are not limited to, reflections, coaching preparation documents, assignments, etc.
    • All leaders will engage in coaching who will support his/her/theirdevelopment as a leader, which could involve coaching conversations, observations in practice, reflection documents, and other coaching strategies to ensure active development and growth.
    • All leaders will execute assigned experiential learning activities, responsibilities and tasks as assigned. Leaders will be held accountable to tasks, responsibilities, and time on their visited campus.
    • All leaders are expected to represent the YES Prep core values to the best of their ability.
    • Additional requirements as assigned.Professional Expectations:
      • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible
      • Participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences to enhance knowledge and skills
      • Demonstrate knowledge and support of YES Prep Schools mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, Employee Handbook expectations and code of ethical behavior
      • Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, administrative guidelines, and the Texas Educators Code of Ethics
      • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with othersTHE PERSONWe seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees: passion for the mission, drive for results,care for students, resilience, and humility. Other traits needed and desired for this role are:THE MUST HAVES
        • Bachelors Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
        • At least 2-3years of experience asateacher of record
        • At least 1 year of campus leadership experience as a Director or Assistant Principal by June 2022 at a K-12 school
        • Has a track record of consistent high-performance in leadership role(s) held
        • Demonstratedpeoplemanagement experience directlymanagingan individual or full team(s)
        • Must be willing to work at any assigned YES Prep campusin the greater Houston area
        • A strong desire to be a YES Prep Principal in one to two years. THE NICE TO HAVES
          • Graduate degree in education or related field preferredTIME COMMITMENT
            • Length of Program: Principal Residency is aone-to-two-yearcommitment
            • Post-Program:Staying on as a YES Prep Principal for at least 3 yearsTHE PERKS
              • Compensation This position is an exempt, salaried position.
              • Health and Supplemental Insurance A $0 monthly medical option that includes $600 towards a Health Savings Account, in addition to a variety of supplemental benefits including Dental, Vision, Disability, Life, etc. Employees must work 20+ hours a week to be eligible for a full spectrum of benefits, and 10 hours a week minimum for medical benefits.
              • Retirement Plans Participation in Teacher Retirement System of Texas and a 457b Retirement Plan.
              • Paid Time Off 15 days of Paid Time Off in addition to the system closures of ourfor all regularly scheduled employees working 20+ hours a week.
              • Paid Leave Programming In the event you need to be out due to medical needs (including maternity and paternity leave), YES Prep offers paid leave, paid out at 100%, based on eligibility and tenure.
              • -YES Prep values longevity and performance over time. We invest in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development.
              • The strong cultures of our campuses and Home Office are just one of many reasons we were namedin 2018, 2019, and 2021. We wontheand were a 2016 finalist as well.WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITYYES Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. Ninety-five percent (95%) of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.YES Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.TIMELINE FOR HIRING
                • If you move forward in our selection process, you will receive a written Supplemental Application with a deadline of one week.
                • To see timelines, please visit the YES Prepwebpage.
                • Offers will be made on a rolling basis starting as early as December 9, 2022. We have a limited number of openings and, as the year progresses, we may continue making additional offers through the start date in July 2023.

Keywords: YES Prep Public Schools, Houston , Resident Principal, Education / Teaching , Houston, Texas

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