7-12 Principal, Young Women’s College Prep Charter School of Rochester


In addition to a demonstrated passion for expanding educational opportunities for historically underserved students, YWCP is seeking an innovative, creative, and transformational leader who has:

  • At least five (5) years of urban classroom teaching experience
  • At least three (3) years of school-based administrative experience
  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • A demonstrated track record of increasing achievement of historically underserved students
  • Experience using data to improve the academic outcome for students
    Demonstrated ability to effectively recruit, develop and retain an excellent staff
  • Experience in creating opportunities to develop partnerships between the YWCP school community and national, state, and local organizations
  • Proven experience developing and implementing innovative youth development and social-emotional models to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Outstanding skills in instructional leadership and professional development
  • Ability to lead and manage a safe, supportive, and rigorous school environment
  • Experience working with or in charter schools
  • Proven ability to collaborate with staff, students, and parents and guardians to establish and build collective ownership
  • Exceptional organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding the tenets of culturally responsive teaching and learning
  • Ability to demonstrate the implementation of cultural responsiveness

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certification as a school-based leader in a state other than New York
  • Eligibility for New York State SBL or SDL certification
  • Knowledge of research-based educational practices for adolescent girls

Primary Roles and Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Build a culture of safety, respect, and belonging where students and adults all feel ownership of the school’s success
  • Lead the YWCP instructional model designing curriculum, supporting teacher development and modeling excellence in instruction
  • Monitor the progress of all students through effective use of data and communication
  • Design and execute effective family engagement plan, cultivating parents as partners in the education of their children
  • Collaborate with the Director of Operations to ensure the budget and operations of the school are effectively aligned to the priorities for student success
  • Collaborate with the School Leadership Team to ensure the academic program and student outcomes are aligned with the key design elements and academic achievement goals
  • Develop relationships and connections with the student body
  • Support and nurture the implementation of culturally responsive instructional pedagogy
  • Understand and execute a restorative culture in the school
  • Infuse “whole girl pedagogy” into all classrooms including elevating student’s voices and building home, and school connections
  • Create a symbiotic relationship with the YWCP Foundation Board
  • Support the college-bound initiatives of the school
  • Collaborate with the Student Leadership Network
  • Develop community relationships that will support the school, its staff, its students and their families
  • Partner with the Board of Trustees on strategic initiatives, reporting, and accountability
  • Ensure legal, financial, and ethical integrity in the school
  • Recruit, hire, and supervise an effective team of faculty and staff
  • Ensure compliance with all NYSED, Federal, State, and local policies, rules, and regulations

Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2023

Salary and Benefits: Starting salary $160,000* with additional competitive benefits . YWCP is a New York State Retirement System Contributor

Interested Candidates should send a Cover Letter and Resume/CV to Dr. Donna Marie Cozine at dmc@consultdmc.com

Application Deadline:

April 1, 2023