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Executive Director- LIFE Prep Elementary School

Posted on 2020-05-22 3:35:33 PM

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&#8232;Elementary School Executive Director LIFE Prep School Date of Availability: July 1st, 2020 Position open until filled Overview FTE 1.0 Compensation / Benefits Salary for this position is very competitive and commensurate with experience. Description Established in 1998, LIFE Prep is a tuition-free charter school<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cclaonline.org%2FUserFiles%2FServers%2FServer_2941248%2FFile%2FHyperlinked%2520Documents%2FFactsonCharterSchools.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cfadc789ad8f54712d76d08d7fe8fab41%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C1%7C637257765334328527&sdata=eUdyzKeSRvxqizhWVa1t%2Fkwq9ZuHk7bwD4bSBYrdwJQ%3D&reserved=0> located in Saint Paul, Minnesota on the East Side in the Phalen neighborhood. We serve children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The majority of our students live in Saint Paul and the surrounding suburbs. Our Mission Statement LIFE Prep School puts students first. Our success in closing the achievement gap comes from a commitment to academic accomplishment through the delivery of a rigorous curriculum. The inclusive multicultural community is a safe place to learn and overcome adversity. Learning In a Family Environment empowers students to create their own path. Our Vision Statement LIFE Prep ignites a desire to achieve and inspires students&#8217; hope for a bright future. Students develop self-confidence through their accomplishments and are empowered to pursue their dreams. We provide encouragement and a foundation for perseverance; preparing students to thrive as individuals on a successful life path. Joy in Learning This begins with an individual learning plan, developed for each student to help them reach their full potential. Our literacy-based curriculum optimizes each learner&#8217;s potential for academic achievement. Essential Job Functions Qualifications: * Bachelor&#8217;s Degree in Education Related Field required. * Valid Minnesota K-12 Principal license preferred. * Elementary administrative and teaching experience required. * Effective oral and written communication skills. * Excellent organizational skills. * Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with staff, students, parents/guardians, and community from diverse backgrounds. * Successful experience in working with diverse populations. Successful experience in facilitating educational change. Experience in developing and implementing site-based decision-making. * Current knowledge and experience in supporting student instruction. Job Responsibilities: * Must possess exemplary leadership skills. * Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents and school personnel. * Serve as a role model for students, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the education profession. * Create a partnership with the staff and lead them to enhance their talents * Provide leadership for staff professional development * Establish a professional rapport with students and with staff that has their respect. * Day-to-day administrative and operational duties as defined by the board and LIFE Prep policies. The successful LIFE Prep Executive Director will be an individual who&#8230; * Serves as the face of LIFE Prep, is achievement focused, innovative, and is collaborative in their leadership style of partnering with others to bring about educational excellence. * Is culturally responsive, even-tempered and able to lead and equip the LIFE Prep community with the skills for success. * Is encouraging and willing to initiate leadership for continued improvement in curriculum and teaching methods in cooperation and collaboration with teachers, staff, and the school board. * Maintain a school climate that encourages cooperation, collaboration, flexibility, and innovation. * Is a strategic planner who looks at the future of LIFE Prep School. Please submit a letter of interest, letters of recommendation and a current resume to: Kyle Newsome, LIFE Prep Board Chair kyle.newsome@lifeprepschool.org<mailto:kyle.newsome@lifeprepschool.org> or LIFE Prep School 930 Geranium Avenue East Saint Paul, MN 55106

Elementary School Executive Director 

LIFE Prep School


Date of Availability: July 1st, 2020

Position open until filled

 

Overview

FTE

1.0


Compensation / Benefits

Salary for this position is very competitive and commensurate with experience.

 

Description

Established in 1998, LIFE Prep is a tuition-free charter school located in Saint Paul, Minnesota on the East Side in the Phalen neighborhood.  We serve children in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. The majority of our students live in Saint Paul and the surrounding suburbs.


Our Mission Statement

LIFE Prep School puts students first. Our success in closing the achievement gap comes from a commitment to academic accomplishment through the delivery of a rigorous curriculum. The inclusive multicultural community is a safe place to learn and overcome adversity. Learning In a Family Environment empowers students to create their own path.

 

Our Vision Statement

LIFE Prep ignites a desire to achieve and inspires students’ hope for a bright future. Students develop self-confidence through their accomplishments and are empowered to pursue their dreams. We provide encouragement and a foundation for perseverance; preparing students to thrive as individuals on a successful life path.


Joy in Learning

This begins with an individual learning plan, developed for each student to help them reach their full potential.  Our literacy-based curriculum optimizes each learner’s potential for academic achievement.  





Essential Job Functions

 

Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education Related Field required.


  • Valid Minnesota K-12 Principal license preferred.


  • Elementary administrative and teaching experience required.  


  • Effective oral and written communication skills.


  • Excellent organizational skills. 


  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with staff, students, parents/guardians, and community from diverse backgrounds.


  • Successful experience in working with diverse populations. Successful experience in facilitating educational change. Experience in developing and implementing site-based decision-making. 


  • Current knowledge and experience in supporting student instruction.


Job Responsibilities: 


  • Must possess exemplary leadership skills.


  • Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents and school personnel. 


  • Serve as a role model for students, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride in the education profession. 


  • Create a partnership with the staff and lead them to enhance their talents


  • Provide leadership for staff professional development


  • Establish a professional rapport with students and with staff that has their respect. 


  • Day-to-day administrative and operational duties as defined by the board and LIFE Prep policies.




 

The successful LIFE Prep Executive Director will be an individual who…

 

  • Serves as the face of LIFE Prep, is achievement focused, innovative, and is collaborative in their leadership style of partnering with others to bring about educational excellence.  


  • Is culturally responsive, even-tempered and able to lead and equip the LIFE Prep community with the skills for success.


  • Is encouraging and willing to initiate leadership for continued improvement in curriculum and teaching methods in cooperation and collaboration with teachers, staff, and the school board.


  • Maintain a school climate that encourages cooperation, collaboration, flexibility, and innovation.


  • Is a strategic planner who looks at the future of LIFE Prep School.



Please submit a letter of interest, letters of recommendation and a current resume to:


Kyle Newsome, LIFE Prep Board Chair

kyle.newsome@lifeprepschool.org

or

LIFE Prep School

930 Geranium Avenue East

Saint Paul, MN 55106