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School Leader - Teach Indy

School Leader

Enlace Academy
Organization Overview: 

The Neighborhood Charter Network (NCN) is a grassroots organization that launched in 2016 in order to manage a growing family of schools in Indianapolis, IN. The mission of The Neighborhood Charter Network is to expand educational equity to the communities we serve.

This is an IPS innovation, charter school.

Job Summary: 

School Leaders are responsible for developing school-wide systems, driving academic outcomes, and cultivating an inclusive culture where all children can and will learn.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Set ambitious school-wide vision and goals that ensure all children can and will learn
  • Plan and prioritize time and resources to achieve annual goals
  • Cultivate a diverse, high-potential school leadership pipeline and develop leadership team members
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with staff, families and community partners.
  • Model expectations for leaders, teachers, and students on school-wide practices for a positive learning culture
  • Develop systems and structures to develop and retain diverse, highly effective staff
  • Build own and school staff’s knowledge and expertise in effective instructional design and academic standards
  • Develop teachers’ conceptual understanding of what students must know and be able to do and what instructional methods drive student mastery
  • Develop knowledge of how standards map to curriculum and assessment
  • Develop teachers to provide rigorous and high-quality instruction
  • Lead analysis of, and develop teachers’ ability to analyze, student data to identify strategies that will move students toward mastery
  • Regularly observe and coach instructional leaders to ensure they are providing high-impact, actionable and bite-sized feedback to teachers on a weekly basis
  • Ensure teachers can collaborate, analyze their practice and their student data, and adjust instruction in content teams
  • Lead whole-school professional development workshops that drive highest-impact improvements in teacher practice
  • Prepare and submit budget requests, recommendations, and grant proposals to solicit program funding. Ensure programmatic compliance of grant funding.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Required Qualifications:
  • Five years of teaching experience with a track record of student achievement results
  • Three years of administrative/supervisory experience or classroom leadership experience
  • Master’s degree in education or related field from an accredited college or university
  • Demonstrated leadership with the ability to lead people and get results through work with others
  • Enthusiasm to engage parents and community
  • Excellent interpersonal, human relations, and stress and conflict management skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with a willingness to be flexible when needed
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, demonstrating strong prioritization, organization, and follow-up skills
  • Experience using data analysis to facilitate and support decision making
  • Demonstration of effective teaching and learning practices
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent planning, goal setting, coordinating, problem analysis, and decision-making skills
  • Ability to facilitate and lead change initiatives and embrace innovation
  • Proficient in GoogleSuite and industry-specific software programs
Preferred Qualifications:
  • One year of serving in the following roles: School Leader/Principal, Associate School Leader/Principal or Dean, with a track record of leading others to success
  • Building Administrator License
  • Fluent in written and spoken Spanish
Who We Are: 

NCN Equity Statement:

The Neighborhood Charter Network is an equal employment opportunity school corporation which strives to deliver educational excellence, equitable access, and quality service to our students and families. NCN recognizes the educational and social value of human differences and their various forms. NCN is committed to an inclusive approach which affirms and embraces all aspects of diversity. We are strengthened by our unique knowledge, experiences, interests, hopes, challenges, cultures, traditions and families. We engage families as partners in education through trusting relationships built on culturally responsive two-way communication and mutual respect.

Recognizing our diversity, we are committed to equity in all of our work. We seek to allocate resources to eliminate discrimination and disparities. We strive to eliminate prejudice, bigotry, and intolerance and bridge gaps between and among our diverse students, families, staff and communities.

Our approach to diversity and commitment to fairness ensure that the students we serve are empowered to succeed in high school, college and beyond.

Key Details:  

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employee will perform other reasonably related tasks as assigned by the supervisor or other management personnel.

NCN reserves the right to change job responsibilities, duties and hours accordingly. This document is for management communication only and is not intended to imply a written or implied contract of employment.

Neighborhood Charter Network provides equal opportunities of employment to all applicants and and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type against anyone without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Job Type
Grade Level
Elementary (K-6)
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