Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

  • School Programs Dean

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/27/2018 1:07 PM)
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy





    The Organization

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) is a community of high-performing public schools that utilizes a comprehensive approach to prepare students from preschool through high school for success in college and in life. We integrate academic rigor, community, family, and wellness to empower students to thrive in a culturally connected and changing world. Founded in 2000, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy students represent the neighborhood of MacArthur Park west of downtown Los Angeles, a community that is one of the most under-resourced and densely populated neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Currently, CNCA has eight campuses that serve over 3,500 students from pre-K through 12th grade.


    Organizational Leadership Capacities

    We believe that every individual who works on the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy School Leadership Team must embody key mindsets and possess foundational skills to contribute to the organizational leadership of the organization.



    • Commitment to and belief in CNCA mission and vision
    • Belief in and embodiment the CNCA Anchors in all aspects of the work
    • Commitment to the vision of a progressive, socially-just education and is able to inspire others towards that vision
    • Solution orientation and belief in supporting others to be the same
    • Commitment to an asset-based, capacity-building approach
    • Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion



    • Ability to support an inclusive, positive and high performing culture
    • Ability to take ownership in the day-to-day and overall success of the organization
    • Ability to think critically, use sound judgment and problem solve
    • Ability to work independently and proactively and to seek support and guidance when appropriate
    • Strong organizational and time management skills, with an ability to prioritize competing projects in a fast-paced, fluid environment
    • Effective collaboration with individuals at all levels of the organization
    • Respect, humility and discretion to work effectively with all stakeholders, including colleagues, families and members of the community
    • Strong self-awareness and ability to reflect



    • EXCELLENCE: You take responsibility for our students and staff achieving consistently outstanding results.
    • EQUITY: You recognize and value the individuality and experiences of all students and respond to their unique academic, emotional, psychological, and social needs.
    • COMMUNITY: You are rooted in our community's richness and in the cultural and environmental context where our students and families live.
    • INNOVATION: You continuously learn, are curious, and implement new ideas, perspectives, and evidence-based methods in your work.
    • JOY: You build and maintain positive relationships that foster happiness and fulfillment among students, staff and families.



    The Opportunity


    Under the supervision of the Principal, the School Programs Dean will oversee school-level implementation of all-staff development in restorative practices and mindsets, implement a school-wide socioemotional learning curriculum and oversee wraparound services for students & families. The SPD will act as member of the School Leadership Team and is responsible for the development and execution of a robust plan to align instructional practices and school programs to a whole child approach that builds a strong foundation for student achievement. The School Leadership Team is made up of the Teaching & Learning, Programs and Operations teams. The SPD is responsible for leading the Programs Team to support the schools holistic approach to teaching & learning, oversee school-wide alignment to restorative justice practices, provide students & families access to wraparound services and programs, manage an approach to Tier 3 student behavior, track student behavior data in alignment with restorative practices, and implement a robust socioemotional learning curriculum.


    Essential Functions


    Strategy and Vision Setting


    • Contribute expertise on socioemotional learning, restorative justice and wraparound services to inform the overall vision and strategy of the Principal, Programs Team, Teaching & Learning Team, and School Leadership Team.
    • Collaborate in the development of structures and processes to support the schools holistic approach to teaching & learning.
    • Support the development of a strategic plan for the integration of academics and socioemotional learning as implemented by the School Leadership Team.
    • Analyze school-wide "culture metrics" around attendance, behavior, student agency, community engagement.
    • Lead regular Programs Team meetings with both logistics and development time. 


    Team Leadership and Talent Development


    • Under the direction of Principal, oversee, develop and evaluate direct reports for the school-based Programs Team including but not limited to: School Social Worker/Counselor, Family Engagement Coordinator, Program Assistant, Lead Campus Aide.
    • Provide ongoing coaching to and developing of direct reports on Programs Team including annual goal setting processes, period step backs and retreats, and consistent coaching meetings.
    • Develop and train campus aides as Campus First Responders Team.
    • Participate in recruiting, selecting and hiring high-quality staff.
    • Share out weekly culture data at ILT meetings and create plans for follow-up with students, teachers and coaches.
    • Conduct regular school culture walkthroughs and observations
    • Partner with Assistant Principals and Principals to coach on strategies and intervention for student behavior.
    • Lead regular Programs Team meetings with ample time for team development as well as logistics.
    • Set ambitious personal and professional goals and model relentless effort toward these goals.


    Administrative Management and School Compliance


    • Collaborate with Principal to ensure the expenditures for Operations Team are in line with budget and priorities.
    • Create robust data tracking system for student incidents, referrals and behavior that is accessible by all staff.
    • Prepare and present regular status reports related to school site restorative practices systems for School Leadership Team meetings and CNCA-wide meetings as needed.
    • In collaboration with Principal and HSO, create clear approach for restorative practices and student discipline at all levels of school and train staff in process.
    • Ensure clear system for documentation of student incidents.
    • Attend suspension hearings.
    • Own SART and SARB process with support from Registrar
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Instructional Leadership


    • Own school-wide implementation of socioemotional learning curriculum.
    • Co-develop year-long professional development plans with Principal and Assistant Principal(s) on: Danielson Domains 2 & 3, SEL needs of students, approach to restorative practices and positive behavioral supports.
    • Support Assistant Principals in coaching on classroom management in alignment with Whole Child vision.
    • Respond to trends in school-wide data that support strengths and address challenges.


    School Culture


    • Create systems for and tracking student behavior data in alignment with restorative justice practices.
    • Lead small group SEL with students.
    • Co-plan and lead school-wide community meetings, recognition, and celebration events to foster positive school culture.
    • Support the use of harm and restorative circles across the school.
    • Work directly with students who exhibit more significant behavioral challenges, creating individualized plans and partnering with teachers, families, and community resources to provide additional supports and effective interventions.
    • Embrace the responsibility of ensuring that students from our low-income, primarily immigrant, linguistically diverse community can succeed.


    Programs & Community Partnerships


    • Manage community partnerships and assign experiential learning opportunities to teacher leaders and coaches.
    • Design and facilitate family workshops on expectations for students in SEL curriculum, restorative practices.




    • Bachelor Degree required
    • Valid teaching credential or equivalent required
    • Admin credential, Master Degree, MSW, MFT, PPS or equivalent preferred
    • 5 years teaching or school-based experience in urban education
    • Proven results using restorative practices with students
    • Spanish and English fluency preferred
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop teams as well as work across teams
    • Ability to understand and navigate the political, social, economic, legal and cultural context facing urban charter schools and the students they serve


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