Environmental Charter Schools is searching for an outstanding, experienced leader for our middle school in Gardena. The school was founded in 2010 and currently serves 360 students in grades 6-8. Our program is interdisciplinary, environmental, social-justice driven and focused on Best Practices that our organization has developed over the past 18 years.
Principal – ECMS-Gardena
Environmental Charter Schools is seeking an experienced, visionary, talented, dynamic leader with a proven record of success in urban settings and school transformation. The candidate should be experienced with resetting culture and expectations and instilling a collaborative and positive professional culture.
The Principal will enjoy a significant degree of autonomy and flexibility to lead our school, educators, and students. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. The Principal reports directly to the Executive Director and collaborates with the ECS leadership team to ensure the following:
Leadership, Vision & Strategy
Works to set strategic direction of the school, relying on mission-related and data-driven decisions that ensure student success and helps to close the achievement gap for low-income students of color.
Responsible for a positive, results-oriented culture that maintains equity across students and staff.
Management & Operations
Ensures a school that runs smoothly and efficiently, overseeing day-to-day operations, staff, facilities and programs.
Collaborates with teaching staff and Instructional Leadership team to set data-driven goals in the context of student achievement. Monitors, motivates and leads teachers to improved instructional practices through observations, growth plans, and weekly Professional Development and staff meetings.
Community & Outreach
Collaborates and meets with stakeholders, communicates about school programs and supports the development of partnerships to best support and enhance ECS goals.
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