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Head of School

Escuela Comunitaria del Bronx
Date Posted: 02/24/2022
Salary / Wage: 100,000+
Location: New York, New York
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  1. The successful candidate will have:

    • Administrative, supervisory, and teaching experience, with young children and dual-language.

    • A strong commitment to the mission of ECB as a neighborhood, free, private, child-centered, and dual-language school.

    • The vision and professional skills to serve as a founding Principal, capable of leading the school through the early phases of its growth and expansion, including but not limited to: Article 47 requirements, outfitting the school, curriculum development, faculty/staff hiring, student recruitment, etc..

    • The personal strength and interpersonal skills to be an effective spokesperson and enthusiastic representative for ECB in the community.

    • Strong leadership to attract, guide, and collaborate with the faculty and staff of the ECB.

    • Genuine excitement for the promise of ECB and the community of which it will be a part.


The head of school will be primarily responsible for:

  • As the Lead Educator and Administrator of the school, actualizes, supports teachers, staff, parents, community partners, and students understand and implement the educational vision of ECB

  • Attends to the intellectual, social, emotional and physical growth of each child and partners with faculty and each child’s family in these efforts.

  • Builds, trains, supports and manages a highly qualified and effective faculty and staff.

  • Actively manages ECB’s educational program, operating finances, daily operations, facility,

    administrative staff and duties.

  • Builds goodwill and support for the school through active engagement of families and community partners.

  • Works collaboratively with the Board of Directors and Committee Members to advance the mission of the school, report progress and the status of key initiatives and performance

    indicators and to grow support for ECB as an institution.

  • Other duties as required for the successful operation of the school.


  1. The successful candidate will have:

    • Fluency in Spanish and English

    • Experience with dual language education and curriculum

    • In depth understanding of early childhood development and child centered educational practices

    • Familiarity with Community Based Organizations

    • Appropriate professional certification

    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

    • Administrative, supervisory, and teaching experience

    • Demonstrated school leadership skills

    • Advanced educational degree (master’s or higher)

Application Instructions:

Please submit 1) a letter of interest, and 2) a resume. Please email documents to

Additional Information:

  1. Successful candidates will also embrace the following mindsets:

    • Enjoys innovating and thinking creatively about how to best maximize learning for students

    • Invested in students in owning their own learning and leading their own paths.

    • Embraces change, is flexible and adaptive

    • Considers our school community (parents, families) to be part of their extended family

    • Exhibits humility, understands the limits of their own perspective

    • Embodies a “roll-up-my-sleeves” attitude

    • Embraces working at the vision level and in the weeds


Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, ECB offers a comprehensive benefits package.

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