Principal at Buffalo United Charter School

Buffalo, NY, US
Jan 16, 2019
Job Category
Administrator, Principal
The first step in creating a truly great school is a strong leader. Bring your passion to influence and support our youth to National Heritage Academies (NHA) as an urban school principal at Buffalo United Charter School located in Buffalo, NY.

NHA principals are responsible for the overall quality of their school. Their key areas of focus are to develop the leadership of deans, ensure high quality of student learning, full school enrollment, high staff engagement, and to be a partner with the community.

About Us

NHA's system of schools is designed to eliminate the achievement gap and provide a public school choice to families so their children are prepared for success in high school, college, and beyond. With a commitment to hard work, good citizenship, and personal responsibility, students experience a safe, secure learning environment where achievement thrives. A passion and dedication to the mission of serving children and partnering with communities to provide an excellent educational experience permeates the culture of our organization.

Established in 2003, Buffalo United Charter School makes a difference in the lives of 600 students and 60 staff members. Each of our NHA schools is a special part of the community it serves, and a larger network of over 80 schools nationwide with new schools opening yearly.

In this position, a director of school quality and a team of on-site instructional leaders will be there to support you every step of the way. Along with our result-driven curriculum and commitment to educating the whole child - academically, morally, and socially - you and your students will be set up for success.

Your Role

  • Coach deans and enhance their performance during weekly one on one meetings
  • Possess a growth mindset to improve personal and professional skills
  • Lead and ensure staff hiring process is of quality and finds the best staff possible
  • Partner with community organizations, like teacher preparation programs, to support the school
  • Collaborate with other principals to share ideas and develop each other as leaders
  • Establish annual performance goals for the school and deans
  • Utilize data from myNHA to monitor and support school success and student outcomes
  • Conduct classroom visits with school teams to assess quality, ensuring alignment to NHA's Classroom and Schoolwide Framework
  • Develop and implement school policy and procedure - structure matters to our children
  • Plan and participate in school professional development
  • Collaborate closely with school registrar to plan and implement events to ensure full enrollment
  • Facilitate parent education and involvement to foster high parent engagement
  • Monitor staff engagement - ensure staff is properly trained, collaborative, receive full dean support, and are happy to come to work
  • Create and implement quality operational items such as school's master schedules, grant funding, school budgets, School Improvement Plan, interventions, special education, etc.
  • Communicate with school's board of directors, attending all meetings, presenting a board report, ensuring high quality partnership
  • Collaborate with various Service Center departments to ensure the school is fully supported
  • Model and ensure adherence to the NHA core values
  • Other duties as directed


  • Master's degree or equivalent
  • Proven track record of student academic success or significant academic gains in a leadership role serving in an urban setting
  • Must have K-8 experience - know and love the kids you serve
  • Three years of principal experience preferred
  • Outstanding communication skills with the desire to be an outgoing spokesperson and relationship builder
  • Some travel required

To learn more about our core values, please click here .

National Heritage Academies is an equal opportunity employer.

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