Esperanza Academy is a tuition-free, all-girls independent school that believes in our community’s cultural wealth, restorative justice, and academic excellence. We strive to disrupt the cycle of poverty while maximizing the potential of each student through a re-imagined urban education. We are a middle school that makes a 12-year commitment to our students and families, through middle school, high school, college. Through our holistic approach, we foster a warm, collaborative school community, and prioritize the growth of the whole child.
Create and affirm a positive culture of self-identity for our students
Partner closely with families and the Student Life Team to help each student achieve her potential
Plan, manage and carry out school events, including special programs, field trips, community service, family events, and student performances
Lead and manage a collaborative community of faculty
Manage and facilitate the intellectual and leadership growth of the faculty
Manage and oversee the logistics and personnel of multiple operational departments, including Building and Grounds, Dining, and the Front Office
Respond quickly and effectively to a wide variety of unanticipated situations (student, faculty, logistical) inherent in daily school life
Collaborate with outside partners for enrichment programming
Build a positive relationship with parents and families providing them educational and emotional enrichment programs while creating a reciprocal value-added relationship
Develop the academic calendar, master schedule, and teaching assignments
Establish procedures for evaluating the effectiveness of educational programs, faculty instruction, and individual student learning
Lead the school admissions process
Serve on administrative leadership team and reports to Head of School
To Apply: Please submit your cover letter, resume and three professional references to Employment@esperanzaacademy.org.
Non-Discrimination Policy: Esperanza Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and athletic and other school administered programs. We strongly encourage applications from women and minority candidates. Esperanza Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Excellent communication skills, comprising of both intentional listening and clear written and oral communication
Fluency in oral and written Spanish highly preferred
Committed to Restorative Justice practices being a central ethos of a school.
Proven experience in leading effective teams
At least 5 years of experience in urban education.
An understanding of the socio-political context and cultural wealth of our community
A growth mindset
About Esperanza Academy
ABOUT ESPERANZA ACADEMY: Esperanza Academy is an independent, tuition-free middle school in the Episcopal tradition where 60 underserved girls from Lawrence, Massachusetts are welcomed into an empowering learning community. Founded in 2006, Esperanza offers its students a transformative education that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with cocurricular programs in athletics, the arts, community service, cultural-enrichment, social skills, spirituality, and outdoor education. This holistic educational approach has accrued a remarkable track record: Our graduates attend 23 different secondary schools—more than two thirds of each graduating class has earned full scholarships to independent and boarding schools— and boast a 100 percent high-school graduation rate. Eighty percent of eligible Esperanza graduates are also enrolled in college.
SCHOOL’S VISION: We are committed to instilling in our students the core values of wisdom, integrity, leadership, and service. We are committed to helping our students, their families, and the city of Lawrence end the cycle of poverty.
SCHOOL’S MISSION: ESPERANZA ACADEMY is a tuition-free, independent middle school in the Episcopal ...tradition welcoming girls of diverse faiths, races and cultures from Lawrence, Massachusetts. Esperanza's mission is to inspire its students to become active learners and responsible global citizens. We empower and prepare our girls to meet challenges with courage, integrity, and respect.
• A holistic educational curriculum that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with cocurricular programs in athletics, the arts, community service, cultural-enrichment, social skills, spirituality, and outdoor education.
• A 9-hour extended school day and 11-month extended school year
• A less than 8:1 student to teacher ratio in a nurturing, supportive community
• A graduate support program that encourages, supports, and bolsters graduates through high school and college
OUR STUDENTS: Esperanza Academy serves 60 middle school girls, who are 95 percent Latina and 91 percent have learned English as a second language. 100 percent of incoming students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. While Esperanza is a school rooted in the Episcopal tradition, 90 percent of our students come from other religious traditions.