Principal (#209494)

Posted 3 years ago

The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS). AUSL currently manages 32 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program.  Selected elementary and high school Principals will lead AUSL managed-CPS schools and join an innovative team making a significant impact on public education in a global city. For more information, see    

Principals will lead school efforts by developing and executing a shared vision and mission for enhanced student learning to achieve dramatic gains in student achievement. This includes:  * Recruiting, selecting, retaining, motivating and developing high-performing leaders, teachers and staff * Engaging parents and community partners and providing proactive social supports to meet student needs * Implementing AUSL's frameworks, research-based curriculum and instructional practices that ensure development of rigorous, common core standards-based knowledge and skills, integrating literacy and technology, and leveraging data to improve instructional outcomes * Ensuring a high-quality education experience for every student that includes engaging and personalized instruction and student supports * Setting aggressive, transparent school, team and individual goals and tracking progress of achievement targets, school initiatives and individual staff development * Managing facility improvements and ensuring teachers and staff have the necessary resources and materials to succeed * Participating in the AUSL network of school leaders to share school support and guidance, promote network success and exchange best practices and learning


Candidates should have 2+ years of principal and/or school leadership experience in an urban, high-needs school and possess exceptional instructional leadership and management skills. Candidates should also have:  * Passion and commitment for urban school transformation, confidence to lead in a challenging situation and belief that all children can learn * Outstanding strategic planning and problem-solving skills with an orientation toward results, action, impact and influence * Demonstrated expertise in building a positive school culture and standards-based, rigorous, instructional program conducive to student learning and professional growth of staff * Proven ability to share leadership and collaborate with students, staff, parents, community members and other stakeholders to drive student learning * Demonstrated success in recruiting, selecting and developing high-performing teams * Certifications, endorsements, administrative experience, and/or expertise in curriculum, assessment and teacher professional development are strongly preferred

Additional Requirements: * Current Illinois Type 75 Administrative certificate * Candidate must have CPS Principal Eligibility by July 1, 2015 * Current REACH Student Certification

In addition to competitive compensation and benefits offered by CPS, principals of AUSL-managed schools are eligible for additional performance-based pay from AUSL.  To apply, go to


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