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OCEAA School Director

  • Date Posted
    • 3.30.21
  • Organization
    • Partner Schools
  • Region
    • West
  • Role
    • Executive Leadership
  • Commitment
    • Full-Time
  • Location
    • Santa Ana, CA 92701

Normal Schedule: Professional hours

Reports to: Executive Director

Orange County Educational Arts Academy (“OCEAA”) is a TK-8 independent charter school specializing in Dual Language immersion programming which serves over 600 students. Our mission at OCEAA is simple: to nurture all learners to become creative, critical thinkers by providing high quality standards-based instruction through the arts, technology, language and culture.

We have a diverse population; approximately 70% of our students are low income, 50% are English Learners and 7% are Students with Disabilities. Grounded in our Habits of Character- integrity, compassion, courage, collaboration, and perseverance, OCEAA partners with EL Education as a national network school to create classrooms where students achieve content mastery in two languages and become active contributors in building a better world.

JOB SUMMARY: OCEAA is looking for a talented, passionate School Director to join and lead our team that

• manages the academic program by setting and monitoring progress towards charter and LCAP-identified student outcomes.

• Establish and maintain a safe and positive school climate conducive to student-centered and culturally responsive teaching and learning.

• Leads staff delivery of high quality, curriculum, instruction, intervention and assessment.


Duties of this position include but are not limited to:

School Mission - Leads and coordinates a focus on the school’s mission and goals

• Sets equity-centered goals with the OCEAA Board of Directors that align with OCEAA’s charter petition and LCAP

• Synthesizes disaggregated data from multiple measures to monitor progress towards identified goals

• Meets with specialists and teacher leaders to support them in developing and implementing action plans and monitoring progress towards identified outcomes across the three dimensions of student achievement.

• Provides performance reports to parents and the OCEAA Board of Directors on a regular basis

• Chairs the Instructional Leadership Team and School Site Council; participates in various school committees

School Climate - Leads, establishes and maintains a safe and positive school climate that engages students, teachers and parents in a spirit of Crew

• Promotes and monitors school wide behavior expectations & Habits of Character, including daily crew meetings

• Manages administrative level student discipline problems – ODRs, Tier II & III

• Reviews MDR/ODR data for continuous improvement

• Develops guidelines for classroom management plans and monitors their implementation

• Works with Attendance leads to monitor attendance and follow SART/SARB procedures

• Coordinates and upholds school/Family Handbook policies

• Recommends and implements the safety policies and procedures outlined in the Emergency Handbook

• Develops a sense of community through assemblies, celebrations, leadership opportunities, adult crew, and other positive incentives for students and staff

• Develops and promotes policies and procedures that support the ongoing participation of parents in working collaboratively to achieve the school’s mission

Instructional Program - Ensures delivery of a high-quality dual language academic program through material and professional support and coaching

• Works with the business office to budget training and purchases

• Approves purchase of instructional materials aligned with priorities

• Leads and supports the implementation of annual Professional Development plans recommended by specialists and teacher leaders and aligned with charter and LCAP priorities, EL Education’s Core Practices and the Guiding Principles of Dual Language Education.

• Supports specialists in formalizing and publicizing OCEAA’s curriculum and assessment systems

• Leads OCEAA’s Special Education program and attends, or assigns designee to attend, IEP meetings

• Supervises and monitors the accurate and timely completion of academic program data collection and reporting

Certificated Staff Supervision - Completes annual evaluations for OCEAA program specialists, Special Education team, and classroom teachers with input from specialists

• Sets and monitors high expectations for staff

• Implements the personnel policies and procedures outlined in the Employee Handbook

• Evaluates teacher performance and conducts classroom walkthroughs and provides feedback to teachers and specialists for continuous improvement

• Models commitment to the mission and vision of OCEAA and hires equally committed teachers

• Together with the business office develops and issues contracts for teachers annually

• Serves on the BTSA Advisory Committee and acts as liaison to BTSA provider

Communication and Public Relations – Collaborates with staff and stakeholders to establish and maintain effective communication and positive school image

• Coordinates with the administrative team on school communication and policy issues.

• Maintains engagement, participation, visibility and accessibility on the school campus and at school related activities and events

• Uses effective communication techniques with staff and other stakeholders

• Maintains positive parent relations/communication

• Writes and disseminates memos, letters, agendas and other materials

• Uses technology effectively

• Develops community relations including but not limited to the following organizations: SAUSD, OCDE, City of Santa Ana, local businesses, OC arts organizations, other charter schools.

• Supports tours and orientations for prospective donors, community partners and interested parties

• Promotes the school and its priorities to the community by engaging in local programs and events.

Continuous Improvement - Support Instructional Professional Learning of Teachers and Specialists

• Exercise proactive distributive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the school.

• Model and maintain high standards of professional conduct.

• Participate in activities to enhance professional development.

• Set high standards and expectations for self, others and school.

• Demonstrate a growth mindset for ongoing iterations on techniques or strategies to support students, staff and parents


• Model effective listening and positive interaction skills.

• Consider different perspectives, alternative options and consequences of each in making decisions.

• Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals and groups to task accomplishment.

• Facilitate problem solving by individuals and groups with a collaborative approach.

• Involve others in choosing courses of action.

• Deal with problems associated with change.

• Build teams to accomplish plans, goals and priorities.

• Take decisive action as needed to deal effectively with emergency situations and to stop possible breaches of safety, ineffective procedures or interference with operations.


• Other duties as assigned.


Medium Work: Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force as needed to move objects.


An instructional leader committed to educational excellence with a demonstrated ability to use data to develop and meet program goals.

• Excellent communication and organizational skills.

• Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

• Four years of related teaching experience.

• Two years of Administrative experience at the minimum

• A valid California Administrative Credential preferred.

• Expertise in math and literacy curriculum and instruction, arts and technology integration, and bilingual education preferred.

• Experience in a charter school setting preferred.

• Bilingual skills in English and Spanish preferred.

• Academic Spanish to students who are becoming bi-literate in Spanish and English.

SALARY: Based on experience


• Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the Contract provided upon employment.

• Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by the OCEAA Board.

• Extended hours beyond the regular school day may be frequently required.


I acknowledge that I have received and read my Job Description. I further understand that my job or position may change at any time with or without an updated job description and additional instructions from my supervisor/manager may substitute for an updated description. I further acknowledge that questions about my job, job description or job performance should be directed to my supervisor/manager or the Human Resource Department.

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