New Vision is building a pool of experienced, passionate and highly successful organizational leaders to consider joining our network in the near future. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated successful school leadership experience and alignment with the New Visions mission to empower young people by challenging them academically and providing them with the support they need to excel. Candidates interested in learning more about leadership opportunities at New Visions should submit an application today. Our Talent Acquisition Team will follow up with proposed next steps in our process as we build a pool of potential candidate candidates.
About the role
Principals at New Visions are ultimately responsible for ensuring that their school provides students with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to successfully transition to an articulated post-secondary plan. The principal must have the skills necessary to adeptly collaborate with faculty and staff including a deep understanding of adult learning; the ability to identify and use diagnostic and formative assessments in order to drive instructional improvement and programs; and the ability to engage in and support classroom as well as organizational level development. The principal is directly managed on a day-to-day basis by the New Visions Superintendent for Charter Schools and reports to the Board of Trustees. Principals must work closely with New Visions Charter Management Organization (CMO) and the network of schools to ensure that the school is aligned to the New Visions Charter model and the implementation of best practices in all instructional and operational areas.
Lead a challenge-based curriculum that has embedded, community learning opportunities for students
Deliver the academic preparation and requisite support for all students to be prepared to succeed in college and career
Create a professional community that focuses on instruction and assessment as the primary vehicles for improving student achievement and school culture
Motivate teachers to continue to develop their content knowledge and instructional repertoire, and to provide the resources needed for them to do so
Build a school culture that evidences high expectations for courtesy, respect, compassion and an intellectually-engaged environment for both students and adults
Ensure a safe, supportive and productive environment for students, staff and families
Collaborate with the Board of Trustees to ensure the academic and fiscal success of the school
Masters degree in Educational Leadership, Management, or Administration
School leadership training, certification, and/or experience that is consistent with the core concepts of the New Visions Charter School Model
Possession of the New York State School Building Leader certification
Teaching experience, preferably at the high school level, with a strong record of improving student achievement
Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including management, team-building and professional development skills
Experience implementing pedagogical strategies and developing rigorous curriculum practices aligned to the New Visions Charter School model including: challenge-based learning, data-driven decision making, student feedback protocols, classroom routines and structures, adolescent literacy strategies, differentiated instruction
Commitment to democratic governance and collaborative, data-based decision-making
Rigorous approach to problem-solving - collecting all relevant information, consulting diverse perspectives, and creating feedback systems
Recognition of self as a learner and reflective practitioner, able to identify areas for growth and commitment to working in these areas
Passion for developing a strong school community that supports the development and achievement of all students, particularly those underserved and at-risk in other school settings
We design, create and sustain great schools for New York City's highest need students. Since 1989, New Visions for Public Schools has served as a laboratory of innovation within the city's public schools, driving significant achievement gains for tens of thousands of students.
What We Do
We provide educators with the tools and training they need to analyze student performance, diagnose problems and design solutions to improve instruction.
We partner with teachers and school leaders, parents and community organizations to provide ambitious, rigorous instruction and to design curricula that are relevant to students' lives and aligned to college and job skills.
And we freely share best practices and lessons learned, to enable others in New York City and across the nation to raise student achievement in schools at scale.
How We Do It
Because we believe answers to improving urban education come in multiple forms, New Visions supports a network of public district schools and also operates an emerging network of charter high schools in under-resourced neighborhoods of New York City. We serve a student population that roughly equals the size of the Seattle school system.
W...hile maintaining our core values, we constantly evolve to meet urgent and emerging needs. We do this by:
strengthening district schools through multiple channels, including promoting ambitious, rigorous instruction; student-centered learning environments; parent and community involvement; professional capacity of school staff; and effective leadership;
developing strong teachers and leaders through our innovative certification programs;
re-designing instruction that aligns with the Common Core State Standards.