Citizens of the World Los Angeles

  • Assistant Principal (CWC Hollywood)

    Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles
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  • Overview

    The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:

    • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
    • Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
    • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity


    The CWC LA network is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls 1,900 students in three high-performing schools, growing to well over 2,000 students over the next several years. CWC LA’s schools rank in the top 8% (English) and 7% (math) out of 758 LAUSD, magnet and charter elementary schools, and all subgroups outperform the district and state. Our schools include:

    • CWC Hollywood (opened in September 2010, renewed charter approved in December 2014, currently TK-5th grade);
    • CWC Silver Lake (opened in August 2012, renewed charter approved in November 2016, currently TK-8th grade); and
    • CWC Mar Vista (opened in August 2013, renewed charter approved in December 2017, currently TK-6th grade and growing to TK-8th grade over the next two years).


    CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools, linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in other parts of the country.


    Our core values are embraced by the entire community:

    • Excellence: we demand lasting quality
    • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
    • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
    • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
    • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways

    Position Description

    For our ninth year of operation, CWC Hollywood is seeking an Assistant Principal who is an experienced and innovative educator with exemplary academic and professional credentials while also being someone who is especially invigorated by a charter school environment like ours. Our Assistant Principal, who reports directly to our Principal, will help to facilitate, manage, and develop ongoing and new aspects of our academic program while also supporting the smooth running of daily operations and our school’s facility. Being detail-oriented, resourceful, flexible, optimistic, and possessing an entrepreneurial spirit are key qualities.  A commitment to our educational philosophy and mission and demonstrated passion about our ideals are also imperative.


    The Assistant Principal’s job responsibilities include:

    • Collecting, managing, and analyzing academic data to track school level and student level performance and achievement, as aligned to our educational model.
    • Managing, supporting, and coaching teams of Lead Teachers who are working with a diverse student body.    
    • Developing additional intervention programs to support CWC’s ability to differentiate for and serve our entire student body within the school day.
    • Supporting students who need additional help with behavior and conflict resolution, including partnering closely with families of students who need guidance in this area.
    • Maintaining frequent communication with students, families, colleagues, and other school stakeholders.
    • Sustaining and refining school-wide operations, emergency systems, and procedures on a shared campus while collaborating closely with the administrators of our host school.
    • Coordinating school-wide summative assessments and training staff in administering assessments.
    • Recruiting, hiring, and training instructional staff, while also helping to create, develop, and facilitate professional development for our team.
    • Collaborating with other leaders in an across CWC LA, including our Executive Director, Principals, and Assistant Principals


    The ideal Assistant Principal will have:

    • A Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in education
    • A California teaching credential (administrative credential preferred)
    • At least three (3) years of teaching experience, with demonstrated student results and leadership experience
    • Excellent organizational, planning, and implementation skills
    • Ability and willingness to manage the ambiguity and multiple priorities inherent in an entrepreneurial environment
    • Ability to communicate and interact effectively with multiple constituents
    • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
    • Experience managing teams and coaching individuals within a school setting
    • Experience with and passion for pedagogical practices grounded in constructivism, project-based learning and the multiple intelligences theory
    • Experience creating standards-based interdisciplinary units and lessons using “backwards design” curriculum development tools
    • Experience working with diverse populations, including English language learners, students with special needs and accelerated students
    • Experience with student-centered workshop-based classrooms
    • Experience with culturally responsive curriculum and a positive discipline approach
    • Experience developing caring classroom environments where instructional time is dedicated to community building, conflict resolution skill-building and empowering students to be peacemakers and agents for positive social change
    • Initiative, tenacity, flexibility, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a can-do attitude.
    • Fluency in a second language preferred (Spanish and Korean as priority languages)


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