Assistant Head of School
Hebrew Public Charter Schools
Assistant Head of School
Start Date: Winter 2023
Location: Philadelphia Hebrew Public Charter School (3300 Henry Ave)
CMO Website: www.hebrewpublic.org
About the Organization:
Hebrew Public Charter Schools for Global Citizens Hebrew Public is a national network of diverse public charter schools that teach Modern Hebrew to children of all backgrounds and prepare them to be successful global citizens. Our schools are models of racial and economic integration, academic excellence, and world language learning. Our schools maintain a focus on global citizenship which leads to our students becoming empathetic, ethical, intellectually curious young adults committed to solving the world’s problems. Hebrew Public schools offer partial immersion programs in Modern Hebrew with an accompanying focus on the study of Israel.
Hebrew Public’s network currently has thirteen schools (eight elementary and five middle schools) in four states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 3,800 students. In NYC, we serve as the Charter Management Organization for schools in Brooklyn, Harlem, Staten Island and Philadelphia.
The network’s first school in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Hebrew Public, opened in 2019, serving 156 students in Kindergarten and 1st grade. The school expanded to 5th grade in 2023-24 and will add a grade level each year until it ultimately serves grades K to 8 in the 2026-27 school year. PHP provides students with a sophisticated core curriculum in English Language Arts, mathematics, Modern Hebrew, the sciences, social studies, art, and physical education.
About the Position:
This is an exciting time to join Philadelphia Hebrew Public in its fifth year. Join a remarkable community of educators and social changemakers who are passionate about meaningful integration and global education and are relentlessly committed to ensuring students from all backgrounds attain high levels of academic achievement. We select individuals who share our vision and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve it. We are seeking a mission-driven Assistant Head of School that operates with a high sense of urgency and possesses a strong work ethic.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Coach, develop, and manage teachers and leaders by providing regular, on-going instructional feedback and support
- Conduct beginning, mid-year, and end of year evaluations for all direct reports.
- Build an active, engaged professional learning community among the school’s staff.
- Manage specialized service leadership (special education, counseling, related services, etc.) and team to ensure smooth execution of services and strategic priorities in line with school goals.
- Partner with the Hebrew Public and school leadership teams to provide high-quality professional development based on identified school and teacher needs.
- Partner with staff, community leaders, community-based organizations and others to recruit a diverse student body.
- Partner with the Head of School to build a culture of continuous improvement and to set rigorous instructional goals that meet the needs of all students and result in great outcomes
- Actively monitor the progress of student and staff growth through collection of formal and informal data; analyze data in collaboration with the leadership team to inform strategic and instructional planning.
- Serve as a collaborative partner with the Hebrew Public network and Head of School, both in areas of community engagement and instructional vision.
- Develop and sustain a strong, positive, rigorous, nurturing school culture.
- Manage relationships with key stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, students, the Board of Directors, community organizations, and the School’s authorizer.
- Partner with the school’s leadership team and network support staff to ensure the use of effective, research-based teaching methodologies and practices.
- Partner with Hebrew Public’s Director of Talent and Recruitment to recruit and select a team of talented educators.
- Develop both long-term and short-term strategic plans to support school development to support school growth and improvement.
- Model and teach the school's core values (OLAM) by being someone who is an Outstanding Problem Solver, an Aware Communicator, a Lifelong Learner, and Making a difference.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- A passion for and record of driving student achievement and overall success in diverse communities.
- Experience successfully engaging and being responsive to parent input and concerns.
- High standards for student achievement and behavior.
- Deep curriculum knowledge and familiarity with student assessments.
- Strong instructional and classroom management expertise with proven results
- Responsible for the supervision of a small team
- A deep belief that all students can thrive in a challenging, high-quality, nurturing and supportive learning environment.
- Experience in managing and coaching teachers to great outcomes.
- Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills and a proven record of creating and fostering excellent relationships through teamwork and empathy.
- A strong work ethic and commitment to results.
- Proven ability and desire to work in a creative and innovative environment.
- Charisma and the ability to motivate staff and students toward common goals.
- An authentic commitment to the Hebrew Public mission and school model.
- An ideal candidate will have the following attributes: self -knowledge, interpersonal skills, intelligence, work ethic, self-care, mission alignment.
Educational Background and Work Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters preferred
- Active PA teaching certification
- Active PA principal certification
- A minimum of three years of experience as a successful elementary or middle school teacher, ideally in a public-school setting.
- A minimum of two years of experience in an educational leadership role, ideally in an elementary or middle school setting.
- Experience in specialized services such as special education is highly preferred.
- Knowledge of dual-language methodology and education practices is a plus, but not required.
- Knowledge of Philadelphia's charter school landscape is a plus, but not required.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Salary and benefits will be highly competitive, equitable, and commensurate with experience. Salary range starts at $100,000 and is based on experience and qualifications.
Potential benefits* include:
- Employer-Paid Vision
- Prescription Drug Coverage
- Paid Holidays
- Retirement Savings and Employer Matching Programs
- Paid Parental Leave
- Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage
- Employee Assistance and Wellness Programs
- Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Employer-Paid and Voluntary Life Insurance
- Global Travel Experiences
*Benefits packages vary depending on the role.
Hebrew Public is committed to building a diverse team that reflects the communities we serve. Candidates of color and those from backgrounds that are underrepresented in school leadership roles are particularly encouraged to apply.
QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS, PLEASE APPLY:
To be considered, interested applicants must submit a resume and detailed cover letter.