Title: Culture Guru (a.k.a. Founding High School Principal)
Apply By: Rolling basis
Location: Denver Metro Area, CO
Your Mission: 100 years from now, schools might not exist. We don’t know what that future will look but we are certain our approach to Authentic Education is a pathway there. Your task is to bridge the gap between 2019 and 2119 by sustainably creating and leading a world-class school culture with a team of students, educators, community partners, and families. Imagine a school that partners with organizations and their industry experts to share a space and work with students to solve real communities' problems on a daily basis.
Who We Are: We are poets, foodies, barbershop singers, writers, consciousness junkies, activists, climbers, snowboarders, and pianists. We are also educators with a daring vision for systemic change. We have freedom, resources, and a workplace grounded in our wellness. In the last 12 months, we’ve secured funding, built a world-class team, deepened relationships with community stakeholders and were just named winner of a national Social Innovation Prize.
Join us if the following questions scare but also excite you!
How do we spend 1.5 (PAID) years to refine our center-based school model grounded in Authentic Education prior to a Fall 2019 school opening with community stakeholders?
How do we create a sense of belonging for students, educators, families, and community partners?
How do we inspire, retain, and empower students, staff, and families to invest in school vision and to iterate our systems until we get it right?
How do we enforce discipline practices and policies that respect cultural differences and are grounded in the dignity of every student?
How do we create a “no-blame highly productive culture of data where teams own data and are grounded in searching for root causes and testing hypotheses”?
How do we courageously engage in difficult conversations with students, families educators and community partners to deepen quality of student learning and instructional experiences?
How do we create a culture of culturally-sensitive communication that leverages the strengths of linguistic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity?
Skills & Mindsets:
- Managerial experience in a school setting
- Deep understanding of what it means to live as part of a marginalized group of people
- Great relationship skills and high emotional intelligence
- Thrives with an abundance of freedom
Note: Our first priority in hiring is to create a diverse team of people (in life experience, age, race, gender, identity, etc.)