Vice Principal of Academic Coaching & Success (2024-2025)

Foundation Academy Charter School | Trenton, NJ


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Posted Date 12/22/2023
Expiration Date6/30/2024

Foundation Academies Promise: To Equip all scholars to Excel in learning and Empower them to Lead purpose-filled lives. 

Purpose: Foundation Academies exists to close the opportunity gap for youth in our community of Trenton, NJ.. Dismantling systemic injustice requires a strong team of highly talented people who have the skills, capacity and passion our scholars need and families seek.  The Vice Principal of Academic Coaching and Success equips our teachers to excel as classroom superheroes  who empower our scholars to reach their potential. As a leader in our learning community, you will  ensure each of our teachers delivers on Our Promise to scholars. . 

What is in it for you: You will gain a sense of purpose and pride knowing you are ensuring opportunity for scholars society overlooks due to the color of their skin and/or their zip code. You also will join a community that values wellness and receive a competitive salary, comprehensive medical benefits and much more, learn more here!

Reports to: School Principal 

Responsible: (Tasks you are responsible for. Tasks are subject to change) 

Coach and develop teachers to reach our scholar achievement goals:

  • Be an expert teacher. Co-teach and model outstanding instruction for teachers.

Coach a portfolio of teachers, take ownership over closing the gaps in achievement data, and facilitate effective planning and execution of meetings to ensure teachers are prepared to deliver high-quality lessons. 

  • Track, analyze and utilize school-wide achievement data and make adjustments to practice to meet outcomes 
  • Facilitate excellent, practice-changing professional development in response to scholar and teacher data, grounded in school/network goals and priorities.
  • Observe classrooms daily and deliver targeted feedback so teachers can build content and pedagogical skills.
  • Direct the interim assessment process to ensure teachers use current data to drive instruction; facilitate regular, meaningful, interim assessment data debriefs with teachers. 

Serve as an active member of the school leadership team:  

  • Be a liaison between families and teachers to effectively build relationships in support of scholars.
  • Actively participate and engage in regular leadership team meetings, walkthroughs, and monthly leadership development training.
  • Work closely with the Vice Principal of Culture and Community to ensure character development among staff and scholars, and a positive school culture. 

Demonstrate exceptional leadership skills:  

  • Demonstrate the ability to be self-aware in stressful situations and model exceptional self-management skills.
  • Lead with accountability, empathy, emotional intelligence and empowerment. Lead by example.
  • Engage in Courageous conversations when there is a breach in our high performance culture.
  • Collaborate with the K-12 VPoACS’s  to norm on practices, learn from each other, and improve scholar achievement.
  • Consistently model FA core values; be a visible and highly engaged leader in the school community. 
  • Remain current on best practice and differentiate approaches for teachers 

Accountable: (What you are accountable for. What you are accountable for does not change, You are the decider on these things)

  • Effective coaching and development of teachers, leading to 85% proficiency and a 30% increase proficiency overall  in scholar achievement results, outperforming city and state metrics in ELA and Math on NJSLA.
  • Partnering with teachers to establish and maintain high standards of team performance by holding them to our bar for excellence where they maintain a score of proficient or above on our evaluation system by ensuring teachers are clear on their level of performance and steps to improve. providing actionable feedback, ongoing development and resources to continuously improve thus retaining 90% of  teachers.

Consulted: (You should be deeply knowledgeable about the following. As a result, your input will be considered when overlapping decisions are made due to your expertise and brilliant perspective)

  • Curriculum implementation and unit plan development
  • School and Staff culture 
  • Staff and student experience resulting in 90%+ teacher retention and positive staff experience based on staff surveys.
  • Special Services programming: Special Education and ENL performance and modifications

Informed: (Ensure you are up-to-date on how these systems influence the items you are accountable for)

  • Performance Management and Evaluation System for Teacher and Leader Development
  • All things Scholar and Staff Culture: PBIS, Culture and Climate, Attendance 

Educational Background and Work Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree and Principal CE or eligibility required within the first two months of employment.
  • At least 5 years of exceptional teaching experience with a record of high student achievement.
  • At least 2 years of successful experience leading and managing adults. 

Salary: 97,500-110,000

Want to join our FAmily?

We are Foundation Academies: Trenton, New Jersey’s largest and highest-ranking K-12 free public charter school. Our mission is to ensure that all of our students secure the academic knowledge and skills to prepare them for the nation’s finest colleges, and to instill in them the core values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty. We serve more than 1,000 of the city’s K-12 population across four schools on two campuses. We admit students by lottery, irrespective of gender, race, household income, or academic ability. 

Our team of experienced and mission-driven urban educators values growth mindsets, lifelong learners, and individuals who believe that every child deserves an excellent education. We hold ourselves, our students, and our city to high standards because that’s what our families deserve. 

We are conveniently located a quick car ride to downtown Princeton, a 45-minute SEPTA ride to Philly’s Center City, and a hop on the NJ Transit Express to New York City.

Type of Job (PreK-12 or Higher Ed.)

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