About the School: Springfield Commonwealth Academy is a college preparatory school located in Springfield. We currently serve 60 learners in grade 6-12.
Mission and Vision: Springfield Commonwealth Academy aims to prepare future leaders, regardless of their socioeconomic status, with the opportunity to uncover their passion in life and shape their future through a college preparatory curriculum, extracurricular activities, and community involvement locally and globally.
We seek an ambitious leader with the skills and experience to guide and revamp our learning community. This individual must lead, inspire, and empower staff as we work together to ensure a high-achieving instructional environment that is culturally responsive, nurturing, and collaborative. The successful candidate exercises a balanced skill set of managerial effectiveness, instructional rigor, operational efficiency, and community engagement. The candidate will optimize our autonomies through recruitment, collaboration with community partners, curriculum development, budgeting, and scheduling.
Skills, Competencies and Responsibilities:
Our School leader must exhibit the following competencies, mindsets, and skills:
Resolve conflicts in a constructive and supportive manner and build consensus around critical decisions;
Communicate with the board members about the school progress through weekly emails
Ensure a safe and nurturing environment for students, staff, and families;
Demonstrate excellence in fiscal management and decision-making by aligning people, time and money to drive student achievement;
Oversee the recruitment, hiring and retention of diverse, highly-qualified staff;
Actively advocate for and engage family and community members;
Partner with the Governing Board to develop and execute a successful fundraising strategy;
Set high expectations and communicate them to all stakeholders.
Live in dormitory with the students for the first year
Relevant experience either as a principal, head of school or associate head of school.