About Alma

Alma del Mar is a K-8 charter school whose mission is to put every one of our scholars on the path to college and to challenge them to be service-minded leaders. We do this by immersing our scholars in a highly demanding, highly supportive environment where they receive a content–rich education. As an EL Education school, Alma brings to life a three dimensional vision of student achievement that includes mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high-quality student work.

We’re located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, a beautiful coastal city known for its history as the heart of the whaling industry and as a central hub of the abolitionist movement.

Alma gets results for kids. Alma scholars not only outperform their district peers on MCAS, they often outperform their peers in the surrounding suburbs. In some areas, our scholar achievement now matches some of the highest performing schools in the Commonwealth. We have been nationally recognized for our work with English Language Learners.

The Principal Role

As a Principal at Alma del Mar Charter School, you would be the cultural and academic leader of the school, responsible for building the vision of your school and leading your scholars and staff to success. The Principal creates a vision for their school, invests their staff in that vision, and trusts their staff to bring the vision to life.

At Alma we believe that talent is the most important lever driving student success. We know that we can best serve our scholars by helping you to meet your long-term professional growth and career goals.

Instructional Leadership

  • Defines a vision for excellent instruction that includes the dimensions of EL Education: Mastery of Skills, Character, and High Quality Work
  • Analyzes and leads action on school-wide academic data
  • Sets and takes responsibility for academic performance goals across the school
  • Creates and leads high quality professional development
  • Models a deep belief in the ability of all students

Cultural Leadership

  • Invests in strong relationships with families
  • Builds joyful culture for scholars
  • Analyzes and leads action on school-wide behavior data and trends
  • Models a deep commitment to equity and anti-racism through word and action.

People Leadership

  • Effectively manages the school leadership team and develops other school leaders to become great managers
  • Thinks strategically about talent across the campus, including managing succession planning and separation to create a talent dense organization.

Who We’re Looking For

We seek outstanding teachers with the following qualifications:

  • At least three years of K-12 teaching experience with a track record of strong student achievement required
  • Experience working in a high achieving K-12 public charter or district school with a high population of students on IEPs and English Language Learners required
  • Proven effectiveness leading and coaching adults as an Assistant Principal, Academic Dean, or Principal required
  • An unwavering commitment to the belief that all kids can succeed
  • Humility, resilience, and a hunger to learn and grow
  • A high level of personal organization and work management skills
  • Infectious joy
  • Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

What You Can Expect

  • The opportunity to have meaningful impact on the community
  • A strong benefits package including medical, dental, vision insurance, retirement and paid parental leave
  • The autonomy to make decisions and do what is best to support the teachers and students you work with every day
  • Friendly, supportive, #almazing colleagues

Compensation: Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply: Please visit our career page: https://alma-del-mar-charter-school.breezy.hr/

Please include specific data in your resume demonstrating the success of your students and the adults you have coached.

Alma del Mar is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds and identities are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.