Instructional Superintendent

Los Angeles, California, United States | Full-time



Salary Range $140,000 - $170,000

We are accepting resumes from interested individuals at this time. 

This role is for the 2020/2021 school year. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high performing, data-driven team working to achieve transformational results for scholars at this large charter network in Los Angeles. This LA-based Charter Operator is seeking an Instructional Superintendent to coach and support a cluster of high schools and/or middle schools. The Instructional Superintendent will be part of a cohort of Instructional Superintendents that work in close partnership. The Instructional Superintendent will have the ownership and agency necessary for their cluster of schools to:

1. define the metrics for success

2. design and implement the strategies and systems to achieve their goals

3. professionally develop principals into strong instructional leaders.

The ideal candidate for this position will be an experienced administrator with a proven track record of effective leadership with school leaders, and the ability to navigate complex issues and drive strong scholar performance results.

The Instructional Superintendent is responsible for achieving significant scholar performance gains and
success at the schools they oversee. The Instructional Superintendent will be "in" schools daily, identifying areas of need, providing feedback, and driving towards improved outcomes. The main areas of responsibility are:

Oversee a Portfolio of Schools & Supervise and Develop School Leaders

  • Provide ongoing coaching and support (in a variety of individual and group settings) to school leaders in developing the skills necessary to achieve school success, including general leadership, instruction, and creating a college-going culture
    Provide direct supervision of and formal evaluations to support principal growth and development
  • Support and guide school leaders with the development and implementation of annual operating plans aligned with the strategic plan, which focuses on achieving top quartile academic achievement, being known as the best place to work, and building a culture of innovation and excellence at all schools
  • Strategically support school leaders in the creation and operation of systems and structures necessary to enable schools to achieve the goals set in their annual operating plans
  • Support schools in building community partnerships that enhance and support the accomplishment of the school’s mission, vision, and goals
  • Monitor and support schools to meet the needs of this charter school operator most vulnerable scholars, including those with IEPs, English language learners, and youth living in foster care, and work with partners at the central office and externally to create high-quality, cost-effective services to address their needs
  • Model a service approach in all schools, carefully balancing autonomy and consistency of practice
  • Assist in guiding school leaders in successfully preparing for oversight, accreditation, and charter renewal processes (including WASC accreditation), and participate in associated school visits


Provide Data-Driven Instructional Leadership

  • Understand and interpret performance data to identify areas for development, and share and support
    implementation of best practices across schools
  • Build capacity of school leaders to ensure effective teaching and learning aligned to existing leadership and teaching frameworks
  • Support school leaders in the work of monitoring, evaluating and implementing of curriculum-aligned to the Common Core State Standards to ensure that all scholars are college-ready
  • Ensure school leaders effectively use assessment data and results to drive school goals and initiatives
  • Ensure the alignment of school support, effective use of time, quality of service, and customized supports for each school based on the operational and instructional needs of the school and organizational goals of the Network
  • Utilize the strengths of content managers to triangulate and adjust supports as needed to individualize our approach to fit each school
  • Think through what school leaders and teachers need to hear, see, and feel to ensure that content is understood, valued and heard
  • Support content managers to scaffold development and action plan for teachers and school leaders to reach goals
  • Provide direct coaching and support to content managers to drive the alignment and connection of their work to larger school priorities to ensure effective implementation of strategies Support content managers to set 1-2 goals related to their school implementation; support and hold manager accountable for those goals


Provide organization-wide leadership

  • Provide leadership and support of this Operator’s strategic goals, with a strong focus on the instructional vision of the organization
  • Help school leaders to develop a succession plan and pipeline for future school leadership
  • Maintain a strong organizational culture aligned to core values and education philosophy
  • Providing insight to the central office team by recommending modifications and adjustments needed to better support schools in the implementation of each school’s instructional operating plan



  • Commitment to serving kids in urban school settings
  • Knowledge of urban school environments and school culture
  • A proven track record of effective secondary school leadership
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to articulate a clear and compelling vision and persuade and influence others to implement it
  • Proven strategic planning and project management skills with the ability to coach others in strategic “theory of action” thinking and effectively translate strategies into plan and action
  • Strong knowledge of how to effectively progress monitor actions and course-correct appropriately at, teacher, and systems levels
  • A proven ability to implement systems that drive higher outcomes
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with the ability to tailor information to various audiences
  • Comfort in and enthusiasm for using large amounts of data to drive decisions at the school and organization levels
  • Experience working in a central office role as part of the instructional, curricular, assessment, and/or data teams preferred
  • Experience supervising, coaching or mentoring school leaders or aspiring school leaders preferred



  • A Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university. A graduate degree in education, educational leadership, public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Administrative Services credential
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a successful administrator and/or school leader in low-income communities