Alliance College-Ready Public Schools,

Instructional Superintendent

2 months ago
Employment type
Los Angeles

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded in 2004 based on the belief that all young people––regardless of ZIP code, income, ability, or background–– are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and most successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 26 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles communities that have been systematically oppressed. In our 16th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though 93% of incoming sixth graders come to Alliance reading below grade level, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles.


This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a high performing, data-driven team working to achieve transformational results for scholars at the largest charter school network in Los Angeles. Alliance 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 with the Chief of Schools to garner exceptional outcomes across all Alliance schools. Reporting to the Managing Instructional Superintendent, Strategy, the Instructional Superintendent will have the ownership and agency necessary for their cluster of schools to: define the metrics for success, design and implement the strategies and systems to achieve their goals, and 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 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 Alliance’s new strategic plan, which focuses on achieving top quartile academic achievement, being known as a 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
  • Collaborate across Alliance schools and Home Office departments to meet school needs
  • Monitor and support schools to meet the needs of Alliance’s most vulnerable scholars, including those with IEPs, English language learners, and youth living in foster care, and work with partners at the Home 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 the Alliance’s 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
  • Collaborate with Alliance Home Office Academic team to establish instructional priorities by school site and coordinate the deployment of resources to teachers and school leaders
  • 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 Alliance-wide Leadership

  • Provide leadership and support of Alliance’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 at Alliance
  • Maintain a strong organizational culture aligned to Alliance’s core values and education philosophy
  • Providing insight to the Instructional Strategy Team by recommending modifications and adjustments needed to better support schools in the implementation of each school’s Strategic Instructional Operating Plan


  • Commitment to Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy
  • Experience working in 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


This position will work virtually in the greater Los Angeles area, with travel to school sites once public health conditions allow. The successful candidate will be given a $400 work from home set-up allowance and receive a monthly stipend of $100.


In alignment with our commitment to equity for our scholars, Alliance is committed to equity and transparency for our team and offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and education, as well as an annual retirement allowance equal to 7.5% of estimated annualized wages and a comprehensive group health benefits package, including medical, dental and vision. This position is exempt. The compensation range for this position is $140,000 - $170,000.

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