Friendship Public Charter School

Head of Schools: Online

Type
Full-Time
Location
US-DC-Washington
Campus
Friendship Online Academy

Overview

The mission of Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities.

The head of school’s main objective is to provide the leadership and management skills necessary to administer and supervise our two online programs: Friendship Pk4 – 8 Online Academy and Friendship Collegiate 9-12 Online Academy. Moreover, ensure policies and activities of the two academies provide for high quality educational experiences and services for the online students in a safe and enriching environment.

Responsibilities

  • Develop organizational goals and objectives consistent with the vision, mission and values of Friendship Public Charter School;
  • Lead online teachers and other team members (online and/or in-person) in developing a healthy school culture aligned with the vision, mission and values of Friendship Public Charter School;
  • Create a culture of excellence, teamwork and collaboration amongst the online staff, teachers, students and families;
  • Foster a climate that supports both student and staff success and promotes respect and appreciation for all students, staff and parents;
  • Engage parents and stakeholders in-person as well as through extracurricular activities to foster a community approach to learning and development;
  • Maintain compliance with state and federal regulations for academic and operational standards/requirements;
  • Oversee all programs, services, and activities to ensure that program objectives are met; and
  • Manage student enrollment process to ensure that the school achieves its targeted enrollment projections.

Qualifications

  • Successful online experience;
  • Vision and passion for online learning;
  • Highly motivated, confident, and able to work without direct supervision;
  • Ability to work well in a team environment and to perform under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to draft clear and concise memoranda;
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail;
  • Able to have telephone interaction – answer and direct calls as appropriate;
  • Help initiate needed school improvements;
  • Knows how to involve the staff in setting budget priorities;
  • Define and disseminate information about school disciplinary policies and procedures to parents, students, staff, and community;
  • Work with teachers to improve their teaching practice through coaching, professional development, modeling, and collaborative planning; and
  • Understanding of elementary, middle, and high school programming.
  • Commitment to providing a world-class education to students from historically underserved communities;
  • Master’s Degree or Doctorate in Education Administration or related field;
  • 2 or more years of school leadership with demonstrated exemplary results in an urban setting;
  • 3- 5 years of successful classroom experience with demonstrated exemplary results, preferably within an urban setting as well as online;
  • Superior knowledge of and experience with implementing effective instructional and behavioral methods for educating youth;
  • Proven leadership capabilities;
  • Demonstrated success managing staff through planning, motivating, rewarding, and providing targeted feedback and professional development;
  • A passion for educational excellence, data-driven instruction, and a personal commitment to accountability for results;
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment; and
  • Strong oral and written communication skills 
  • Effective November 1, 2021, all adult employees, contractors, interns, and volunteers working in person in a public, public charter, independent, private, or parochial school in the District of Columbia, and all adult employees, contractors, interns, and volunteers working in person in a child care facility regulated by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, shall have received a full course of a vaccination against COVID-19 unless they have been granted an exemption from such vaccination pursuant to, and are compliant with the requirements of, Section IV of this Order.”

FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws.  This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.

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