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Vice Principal

Company: Making Waves Academy
Location: Richmond
Posted on: March 19, 2023

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Job DescriptionTitle: -Vice PrincipalDivision: -School-WideLocation: -Making Waves Academy -RichmondReports to: -PrincipalStatus: -Full-time, Exempt, CalSTRS Retirement Eligible -(Year-Round)Supervises: -Four Deans -and the Lead Social WorkerSalary Range: -$130,000 - $145,000Position SummaryThe role of the -Vice -Principal -is to provide -leadership -in the area of discipline, restorative practices, and targeted student supports -for -Making Waves Academy (MWA), -a 5th-12th -grade, -high-performing, public -charter school. -This -new -role -is part of a leadership team consisting of a principal and three assistant principals. - The Vice Principal directly supervises four Deans and the Lead Social Worker. - -The school is broken down into three clusters (developmentally-aligned) - the "senior high" cluster (10th-12th -grades), the "junior high" cluster (7th-9th -grades), and the "elementary cluster" (5th-6th -grades). - -Both the Principal and Vice Principal -work together to support -instructional -and cultural -coherence -and effectiveness across the school that -is -aligned with MWA's mission, vision, -and values. -The -Vice -Principal -manages and provides oversight of the discipline -and SEL -systems -across the school that supports MWA being a safe community for students and staff, -makes sure -policies are adhered to consistently across the school, and -makes sure -federal, state, and site-based policies (as detailed in the MWA Student/Parent-Guardian Handbook) -are followed. - -Through SEL programming, the -Vice Principal -also -leads efforts to establish and bolster positive behavior norms and practices that help -students -learn -and practice -good decision-making, -and celebrates those efforts and -the -attainment -of meeting -specific milestones or achievements. - The Vice Principal will perform various elements of the discipline process as it relates to suspensions and expulsions. - -The Vice Principal will work closely with the Director of -Student -Support -Systems, whose role across the school is to make sure MWA is adhering to federal and state guidelines as it relates to following federal and state guidelines and reporting requirements.Primary ResponsibilitiesLeadership -& Oversight

  • Provide leadership to the school community, modeling the mission, vision, and values of the school in areas -student discipline, restorative practices, positive behavior systems, school culture, -communication, and -community member engagement. -
  • Provide direction to -the -Deans' Office, Social Work -team, -and the faculty and staff -through the implementation of a school-wide, web-based SEL program. -
  • Supervise, -evaluate, -hire, -and -terminate members of these -teams -in collaboration -with our Human Resources Department and Talent Team.
  • Meet regularly with key leaders across the school to assess -and discuss -progress towards WASC/LCAP goals -and quarterly goals -(using the 15Five OKR tool). - Share data and analysis with CEO, MWA Board, and other -community members -as appropriate. - -Work closely with, seek input -from, and provide updates to various governance and -community member -entities - e.g. MWA Board, School Site Council (SSC), and the charter authorizer board.School-wide Systems -and Practices
    • Set goals, collect and review data, and conduct surveys to assess SEL, discipline, general support, and restorative practice -systems' -effectiveness and level of impact.
    • In collaboration with the -Deans -and -Social Workers, formally review, discuss, and analyze -data with -the Assistant Principals and other site-based leadership, to share common insights and identify areas of focus and concern to address in the areas of discipline, restorative practices, SEL, and general student support. -
    • With MWA -instructional leaders, develop and implement -a guaranteed and viable -Professional Development Plan -for the Deans and Social Workers on topics related to discipline systems, restorative practices, SEL, and general support. - Share formative data, -observations, and analysis -regarding the execution of the plan, including successes and challenges, with the CEO.
    • In -alignment with MWA -practices, procedures, and -Board policies, -make sure all MWA members of your team receive regular check-ins and those that supervise others are meeting regularly with their direct reports to discuss their responsibilities, their progress towards goals, and their medium and long-term professional goals. Make sure that -formal feedback cycles -occur throughout the year, -that -clear and measurable performance goals -are set, and that a written formal review -for all -MWA -employees -occurs by the end of the school year. -
    • Model, support, and facilitate training that supports a culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for all members of the community (e.g. racial/ethnic, socio-economic, gender, sexual orientation).Reporting
      • In collaboration with the Principal and Assistant Principals, monitor and report out progress against -WASC/LCAP goals throughout the school year. -
      • Work with the Director of Student Support Systems and central office administrators to make sure MWA data, such as discipline data, is accurate and able to be reported in a timely way to federal, state, and local agencies.
      • Ensure -that all MWA staff are -monitoring -the safety and well-being of students and adults in the community, adhering to Mandated Reporter requirements, -and communicating any concerns, -with respect to -the -safety and well-being -of MWA staff and students, -to the CEO and MWA Board in some cases.Communication/Community Member -Engagement
        • Develop and maintain -a spirit of productive and responsive working -relationships with various -MWA community -member -groups including parents/guardians, students, faculty, staff, board members, visitors, and other administrators. -
        • Be an active participant in the school community, establishing positive relationships with students, staff, and parents that extend beyond communication that is only about discipline or consequences.Additional Responsibilities and ExpectationsMission Alignment
          • Demonstrate knowledge of, and support, Making Waves Academy's mission, core values, standards, competencies, and code of conduct outlined in the Employee Handbook.
          • Participate in the school community - attending school competitions, performances, assemblies, and extracurricular activities.Other
            • Make sure -that there is a -system in place that accounts for there always being a -designated administrator in charge in your absence.
            • Make sure -that there is a system -that accounts for -there always -being -an administrator in attendance for interscholastic competitions and school events.
            • Perform additional duties as assigned.Work EnvironmentThis -job -operates in -a -professional -office environment. -This -role -routinely -uses -standard -office equipment such as -laptop computers, photocopiers, -portable two-way radio transceivers, -and -smartphones.Physical DemandsWhile performing -the -duties -of -this -job, -the -employee -may be required to -frequently walk across the middle and upper school campus, participate in campus supervision duty each week, -lift -files, -open -filing cabinets -and -bend -or stand -on a -stool as necessary, and sit for long periods of time.TravelSome travel -is -required for -MWA-related -events, such as workshops or conferences.QualificationsExperience
              • 7 -years or more -of -school -leadership experience leading and supervising adults.
              • 4 -years or more of direct teaching experience in a K-12 school setting, particularly in schools serving underserved communities.
              • 8 -years or more work experience in -a -public school -environment (particularly charter schools).
              • Experience working with students and families from historically underserved communities.
              • Knowledge, experience, and alignment of efficacy approach to teaching and learning.
              • Curriculum knowledge base and experience with Common Core standards.Education
                • Advanced Degree -required -(MA, MBA, -Ed.D, or Ph.D.)Licenses or Certificates Needed
                  • Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis, COVID-19 vaccination, -and/or other employment clearance
                  • California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Certificate of Clearance (COC) required
                    • Read here -for more information: -Preferred but not required
                      • Administrative -Credential
                      • Spanish language proficiency -Equal Employment Opportunity Is Our Policy

                        Making Waves Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the School to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to their perceived or identified: race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and hairstyle, including but not limited to braids, locks, and twists); color; gender, (including gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity, whether or not the employee is transitioning or has transitioned); sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and medical conditions related to such); religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices); marital/registered domestic partner status; age (forty (40) and over); national origin or ancestry (including native language spoken and possession of a driver's license issued to persons unable to prove their presence in the U.S. is authorized by federal law); physical or mental disability (including HIV and AIDS); medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics); taking of a leave of absence pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act ("FMLA"), Pregnancy Disability Leave ("PDL") law, Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), California Family Rights Act ("CFRA"), the Fair Employment and Housing Act ("FEHA"), or laws related to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking laws; genetic information; sexual orientation; military and veteran status; or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

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