The mission of our schools is to educate responsible citizen scholars for success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. Core to achieving this mission is building high-quality relationships with families and supporting enrollment at our schools.
Who You Are
A leader and education reformer with an unwavering commitment to the Democracy Prep mission of college success and authentic civic engagement for our scholars.
A highly effective teacher who has a clear track record of raising student achievement in a classroom for at least four years.
A self-reflective and self-aware teammate who is dedicated to aligning their classroom to Democracy Prep's commitment to antiracism and who is eager to use these skills to contribute to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
An educator who values diverse perspectives and is committed to empowering young people and to lifting up and working alongside communities.
A constant learner who is willing to reevaluate one’s understanding based on new information and data.
A proven teacher leader with experience leading or coaching adults as grade level leader, content area lead, or other campus-based leadership role.
What You’ll Do
Work collaboratively with the school leader in support of the attainment of campus-specific goals and initiatives.
Provide strong instructional coaching to teachers that moves the needle on scholar achievement; evaluating lesson plans, observing classes, and leading professional development on a regular basis.
In collaboration with the school leader, manage student disciplinary issues, oversee the organization of school-wide events, and support the school leader in all issues relating to the successful operation of the school.
Assist in managing, evaluating, and implementing clear and effective procedures for the operation and functioning of the school including instructional programs, extracurricular activities, advisory and Town Hall programming, and discipline systems.
Support teachers and staff in the analysis and use of data to drive instruction in collaboration with the school leader, owning a vibrant culture of civic and engagement and scholar self-advocacy.
Manage the civic coordinator and collaborate with the Civics Program Director on the communication of events, programming on campus, and the sharing of civic engagement ideas and practices.
Requirements and Qualifications:
Valid New Jersey School Principal’s Certification.
A graduate of a Bachelor’s degree program and New Jersey principal certification (required). Master’s degree in related field (preferred).
Minimum five (5) years administrative experience.
Background in elementary instructional practices and programming.
Demonstrated leadership skills in the areas of curriculum development, program evaluation, Demonstrated staff development and school improvement.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Required criminal history background check, pre-employment sexual misconduct/child abuse disclosure, requirement of employment history review, and reference checks.
Democracy Prep staff members are provided with a competitive salary, full benefits, and a working environment that includes all the necessary technology and resources to succeed.
Democracy Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Our mission is to educate responsible citizen-scholars who will change the world. We strongly believe that by building a DREAM team that represents numerous perspectives, backgrounds, and expertises, we can achieve this goal together. This is a value we highly support and strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.