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Principal - Impact Academy Middle School

Envision Education
Oakland, California

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Administrator, Principal
Grade Level
Middle School
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Location & Vaccination Policy

This is an onsite role located in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. Envision Education's vaccination policy asks that all instructional candidates are fully vaccinated. Currently all staff are asked to wear masks while in school.  

About Impact Academy Middle School

Located in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, Impact Academy Middle School is one of 2 middle schools Envision Education operates. 

We see every school day as an opportunity to build community with our students and create rich learning experiences. We leverage Envision’s nationally replicated Portfolio Defense assessment model, which authentically measures the most important things students need in order to succeed in college and career: academic content, leadership skills, and deeper learning competencies such as reflection and growth mindset. Portfolio Defense uniquely prepares students, particularly those who are historically under-served, to get into college and then to persist until they earn a degree. Envision is also differentiated by a focus on whole-child education that integrates rigorous academics, high-quality social-emotional learning, and critical cultural literacy.

We are not simply a middle school – we are a middle school that fulfills our commitment to the more than 375 students that attend our school. With a student to staff ratio of 15:1, we are able to provide learning experiences that are deep, authentic, and supported by meaningful relationships within our school community.

About the Opportunity

Impact Academy Middle School seeks a Principal to lead a robust school community and to ensure that students in the school maintain – and surpass – the historical successes the school has achieved. Reporting to the Superintendent of Schools, the Principal will define and achieve the academic vision of success to strengthen an already strong academic model that focuses on 4 unique pedagogical practices: Disciplinary Pedagogy, Critical Race Pedagogy, Restorative Pedagogy, Metacognitive Reflection.

What You’ll Do

The Principal is responsible for the following in addition to any other projects as determined by the supervisor:

Instructional & School Leadership

  • Ensure the highest of expectations for student learning and achievement in every classroom, every day. 
  • Develop and implement a rigorous teacher coaching, observation, and support cycle focused on classroom instruction. 
  • Implement effective internal and external assessment systems and use data to inform decisions.
  • Ensure strong consistency within the school program and curricular alignment with state and other rigorous standards. 
  • Select, share, and model effective curricular and instructional practices from and with other schools. 
  • Develop and implement structures that ensure an urgent, rigorous, and joyful school culture.
  • Lead faculty to ensure that all staff are providing well-managed and rigorous daily lessons, and reasonable and effective daily homework. 
  • Work with staff to foster consistency in enforcing the Student and Family Handbook and other school-wide discipline and student culture policies. 
  • Work with the Special Education Team to ensure 504 accommodations, IEP modifications, and counseling needs are met.  Maintain communication and relations with the families of the school, ensuring they are able to be partners in their children's academic and behavioral success.
  • Communicate regularly with families regarding student performance and academic achievement. 
  • Work with staff to correspond regularly with families regarding school policies, trips, events, and milestones. 
  • Work with staff to plan, coordinate, and support family meetings and special events.
  • Respond to family concerns promptly and effectively.

Staff Culture 

  • Attract, hire, supervise, and develop all school staff members to create a high-functioning team focused on student success. 
  • Build and maintain a positive and supportive staff culture based on trust, risk-taking, respect, reflective learning, and collaboration. 
  • Lead the site Leadership Team, consisting of Vice Principals and Lead Teachers to effectively guide the school towards targeted goals. 
  • Design, implement and lead a high quality staff professional development cycle focused on ensuring professional learning in service of high quality student outcomes. 
  • Clearly articulate the school’s and network’s goals and programs, as well as Envision’s mission and vision, to internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Ensure the retention of successful staff members.

Administrative & Operational Oversight

  • Oversee all day-to-day school operations including setting and maintaining a balanced budget, managing state and local compliance, and ensuring a safe and smooth functioning school environment.  
  • Supervise school facilities and ensure excellent facility management. 
  • Lead school enrollment efforts to ensure a fully enrolled school with a waiting list.

Governance and Senior Leadership 

  • Serve as a member of the Envision Principal team of the organization, clearly articulate school objectives and challenges, and help set and meet long-term and medium-term organizational goals. 
  • Partner with Envision’s other principals, Education Directors and Chief Academic Officer to determine and implement the educational vision for the organization through our network’s annual priority process and help to continually improve the educational model. 
  • With CEO/CAO of Envision Education, serve as representative to the charter authorizer and act as primary spokesperson and leader of the school with other outside stakeholders.

Who You Are

  • You prove the possible, all day, every day. You are unapologetic about your deeply held belief that all children can achieve. You believe that anti-racist and pro-Black practices and frameworks is essential in the pursuit to change the status quo for all students.
  • You are collaborative and student-centered. Every decision you make is in partnership with others and focused on what is best for the students in the school you lead. You enjoy working in close proximity – both literally and metaphorically – to others who are focused on the same mission and vision as you.
  • You love coaching and developing others. You see the unique strengths people bring to the table and celebrate them loudly. You know how to provide feedback that supports the areas for growth and inspires action in others.
  • Our Core Values are personal for you. You hold high expectations for the entire school community. You create a richer community through purposeful collaboration. You examine your own biases in your pursuit of equity for all. You persist and never give up. Every opportunity to learn something new excites you.


  • B.A. or B.S. required  
  • Current cleared California teaching credential or the ability obtain on preferred 
  • Continuous current California residency Administrative Services credential preferred;  Master’s degree strongly preferred. 
  • At least 5 years of highly successful teaching experience in an urban setting. 
  • Successful school leadership experience or targeted training with a track record of excellent results.
  • Experience leading adults to accomplish ambitious goals in the face of challenging obstacles.
  • Bilingual Spanish speakers preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effect positive organizational change. 

Compensation & Benefits

  • The salary range for this role is $110,000 - $135,000 and is dependent upon years of experience and credentials held.
    • Certified school leaders for SY 22-23 are also eligible for up to $2500 in bonus opportunities. 
  • Paid sick leave 
  • Retirement system from STRS 
  • Excellent health benefits package with employer contribution to benefits 
  • Optional Flexible Benefits Plan 
  • 403b Plan 
  • Commuter Check Plans 
  • Life Insurance at no cost to employee 

As an equal opportunity employer, we believe deeply in diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all people. Envision recruits, employs, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, disability, age, veteran status, and the many other characteristics that make us diverse.


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