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  • High School Leader of Student Culture 2019-20

    Job Location US-NJ-Trenton
    Regular Full-Time
  • Who we are.

    We are Foundation Academies. We are the largest charter organization in New Jersey’s capital city, Trenton, serving more than 1,000 of the city’s K-12 population across four schools. We believe every child deserves access to a high-quality education and we work relentlessly to ensure this happens.


    We are a team of experienced and mission-driven, urban educators. We value growth mindsets, lifelong learners and individuals who believe that every child deserves an excellent education. We hold ourselves, our students, and our city to high-standards because that’s what our families deserve.


    We are conveniently located a quick car ride to downtown Princeton, a 45-minute SEPTA ride to Philly’s Center City, and a hop on the NJ Transit Express to New York City.


    We are Trenton and we are proud of it!  

    Who you are.

    You are committed and you are determined. You understand that to actualize education reform in a revitalizing city is hard, hard work - no getting around it. But you are ready, hungry, and already rolling-up your sleeves as you read the rest of this post...


    We seek a highly committed and talented Leader of Student Culture to be part of our High School Team who:


    • Preferably has two plus years working with students in an urban or low-income setting and understands how to get them excited about learning. Preparing them for the nation’s finest colleges  
    • Works closely with colleagues to build a cohesive school culture of success
    • Sets a highly structured school environment by “sweating the small stuff”
    • Welcomes the opportunity to be constantly challenged to grow, learn and improve
    • Communicates consistently with families about student progress
    • Is a team player
    • Works closely with the Principal to establish a positive, structured, achievement-oriented, and creative school culture
    • Supports teachers to hold all students to high and consistent behavioral expectations
    • Serves as the point person for dealing with behavioral crisis-intervention and acute behavioral issues
    • Acts as a resource to teachers in their instructional practice, especially as it relates to issues of discipline, relationships with students, classroom management, and school culture
    • Assists teachers, students, and parents in the effective creation and implementation of individual behavior plans.
    • Leads staff efforts to ensure all students have excellent attendance and arrive at school on time, and working aggressively with students and parents to ensure excellent attendance
    • Helps to reinforce the effective use of a school-wide behavior plan, including managing the school’s demerit and rubric systems.
    • Ensures that the physical environment of the school reinforces school culture and facilitates student achievement
    • Is highly present and visible during school hours, relentlessly ensuring the school has an exceptional school culture
    • Proactively circulates throughout classrooms and hallways during the day, to gain valuable context on student behavior and help support positive school culture
    • Monitors behavioral pull-out and in-school suspensions
    • Models the school’s values and the standard for professional behavior
    • Coordinates student apologies and school culture messages at Community Circle
    • Supervises breakfast, lunch, in-between class transitions, enrichment, and dismissal; making sure students are always where they are supposed to be and ensuring a professional school culture at these times
    • Keeps accurate student discipline records, documenting all conferences, suspensions, and phone calls for behavior
    • Teaches at least one whole or small-group class.
    • Ensures that behavioral expectations and school culture standards are met outside of the classroom as well as inside, including establishing and monitoring bus behavior/culture as well as cafeteria/meal time behavior and culture
    • Monitor student attendance and data
    • Serve as the point person for family engagement

    Want to join our FAmily?

    We work hard, but thankfully have fun doing it! Here are just some of the benefits we offer:


    • Competitive starting salary with merit-based pay increases annually
    • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans
    • Tax deferred 403b retirement account with 25% matching up to a certain amount
    • Independent, conflict-free, financial consulting through Holberg Financial
    • Smartphone and fully paid wireless plan through T-Mobile
    • Work laptop
    • Making a positive impact in the lives of some pretty awesome kids


    • Commitment to living out our mission
    • NJ certification in School Counseling a plus
    • Has a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00

    Supporting/Additional Documents Requested

    • Semifinalist candidates will be required to provide unofficial transcripts, evidence of certification/eligibility, and 3 professional references.
    • Hired candidates are responsible for the following: official transcripts, criminal clearance (fingerprinting), and medical clearance (TB/Mantoux testing).


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