HW- Interim Assistant Principal (4-6 Month Temporary Role)
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Position: Interim Principal of Citizens of the World Hollywood (TK-5th grade)

Location: Los Angeles, California (1316 N. Bronson Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90028)

Reports to: Head of Schools

Start date: November/December, 2022  

Organization Overview

The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:

  • Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;

  • Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and

  • Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity

The CWC LA network has a strong track record of high academic achievement, is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls nearly 2,500 students in five high-performing schools.

Our core values are embraced by the entire community:

  • Excellence:we demand lasting quality

  • Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences

  • Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid

  • Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times

  • Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.

Position Overview

The Interim Principal of CWC Hollywood is a visionary instructional leader who will create an engaging, joyful, academically rigorous learning environment built on our fundamentals of academic excellence, community, and diversity. S/he will have a sophisticated understanding of and experience with a constructivist approach, developing strong social and emotional skills in students, building strong school communities, working with elementary and middle school-aged students, multiple intelligence theory, backward design, the creation of project-based curriculum, and building and/or working in diverse communities.

The Interim Principal will create and maintain a school culture that challenges and motivates our students, teachers, and families to achieve academic excellence, develop as people, embrace the rich diversity of the school community, and positively impact the communities in which they live. S/he will have a commitment to the educational philosophy of our school and organization, as described above.

The CWC Hollywood Interim Principal will embrace change and growth, collaborating closely with the Assistant Principal, as well as with the other Principals and Assistant Principals in the CWC LA network. The next school leader will play a vital role in maximizing the school’s excellent student achievement results as the school operates at its full capacity.



Academics and Instruction 

Guides instructional staff to improve teaching and learning by providing teacher support and designing professional development. Ensures that all students are learning and that there are no gaps in student achievement among subgroups. 

  • Facilitate weekly leadership team meetings.

  • Assist in planning and facilitating whole staff professional development.


Defines and builds a transformative school culture consistent with CWC LA’s core values, operating norms, and principles. Ensures that the school’s culture of achievement rests on a foundation of social-emotional learning and leadership development of students and adults.

  • Collaborate with Assistant Principals to ensure that parents are supported, receive timely communication and responses and that their concerns are promptly addressed.


Establishes and maintains strong relationships with teachers, students, parents, and community members.

  • Ensures that all members of the school community are engaged and valued.

  • Support in both planning and attending Parent Committee meetings/ events.

  • Attend and ensure continuous meetings with Le Conte (Prop 39 colocation site) admin team to ensure smooth partnership and facility operations (with AP present)

Operations, Finance, and Compliance

Ensures compliant, effective, and efficient school-based operations that support an academically high-performing school environment. 

  • Support in collaboration with key school stakeholders to prepare and facilitate LAUSD and WASC oversights to ensure successful visits. 

  • Oversee School Operations Team and work closely with School Operations Manager. 

  • Support alongside operations team with daily coordination of student arrival, dismissal, transitions, etc.

  • Point of contact with all emergency procedures. 

  • Maintain Spendbridge / Paycom approvals

  • Arrange and coordinate translation for parent meetings/events/progress reports.

  • Support staff and students when needed.  

Staff and Reporting Relationships

The Interim Principal shall formally report to the Head of Schools. S/he will work closely with other stakeholders, including CWC LA’s governing board, LAUSD, and the other Principals in the CWC LA network.


Candidates must have:

  • A clear record of elevating student achievement in an academically high-achieving classroom for at least two years, with a strong understanding of pedagogy that drives results or of exceptional leadership working with young people in urban communities.

  • A bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or PhD in education preferred but not required).

  • A California teaching credential (or pathway to secure one prior to start date).

  • Administrative credentials are preferred but not required.

  • At least three (3) years of teaching experience, with demonstrated student results.

  • Experience working in a mixed socio-economic school (SES) preferred.

  • Fluency in Spanish is desired but not required.


The Interim Principal must: 

  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit and be capable of managing many complex tasks with competing priorities.

  • Possess strong leadership, team management, and community-building skills.

  • Possess strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Be organized and self-managed, and be able to handle many responsibilities simultaneously.

  • Have excellent problem-solving skills.

  • Be committed to building a community of collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders.

  • Be a self-aware leader who knows how to treat all members of the school’s community with respect, appraises accurately his or her strengths and weaknesses, and is perceptive about how he or she is regarded.

  • Be dependable and have excellent follow-through.

  • Be aligned with the philosophy and mission of the school and organization.

  • Maintain strong personal commitment to ongoing learning and growth.

Compensation and Benefits



COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace and communities. Citizens of the World Los Angeles has adopted this policy on mandatory vaccination to safeguard the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19. All employees covered by this policy are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at Citizens of the World Los Angeles. CWC employees/ prospective employees may apply for medical or religious exemptions from this requirement. Exemptions are granted in very rare circumstances as CWC LA schools are co-located with traditional LAUSD schools, and on LAUSD sites, no employee can access campus without being vaccinated. We are required to follow LAUSD policy for those sites.

Employees will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. An employee will be considered partially vaccinated if they have received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine.  Potential candidates for employment will be notified by CWC HR Dept. during onboarding on how to submit proper verification of COVID-19 vaccination prior to the start of employment. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and, as an organization serving a diverse group of students, we work to reflect this diversity in our staff as well. 

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