Phoenix schools challenge resilient, disconnected students with rigorous academics and relentless supports, so they take ownership of their futures and succeed in high school, college, and as self-sufficient adults.



Phoenix Charter Academy exists to serve young people that are the most disconnected in their communities, providing pathways to college and the possibility of economic freedom. Phoenix Charter Academy was founded on the unwavering belief that all students can succeed at high levels. Phoenix truly endeavors to reach every student, focusing on the growing number on the margins of the traditional public district education system: students who have dropped out of high school, are parenting children of their own, are or have been involved with the juvenile justice system, are older and new to the country and cannot gain access to public schooling, and students who are under-credited relative to the number of years they have spent enrolled in high school. Our students are not only capable, but also demonstrate key strengths, that facilitate the development, of the skills necessary to set themselves up for lifetimes of economic prosperity and success. In this way, Phoenix Charter Academy aims to show the world what all young people can do, and to defy the limitations of societal assumptions, classism, and racism.


Role Summary

Phoenix schools are committed to increasing the number of students who graduate each year and ensures Phoenix graduates are ready to achieve beyond high school in order to hit our ultimate goal of economic viability.  Phoenix schools are innovating in order to create clear, accessible college and career pathways for our communities’ most vulnerable students. Through our Barr funded Phoenix Forward initiative, schools are working to achieve ambitious goals. We strive to be reflective and community responsive in order to continuously improve our model and best support our students’ unique talents and differentiated needs.  Phoenix focuses on restorative practices and the Head of School must possess a collaborative and inspirational leadership style grounded in accountability, concrete metrics, and must be a passionate advocate for students, staff, and families. Phoenix school leaders are visionaries within the network and the external community, representing - through evidence and urgency - that non-traditional students can achieve at high levels.


Leaders model the core values and mission of Phoenix consistently, in every aspect of their work. A culture of professional learning is central to the success of Phoenix schools and scholars; the Head of School models this continuous learning mindset. The Head of School reports directly to the Chief Academic Officer or their designee.


Qualities of a Phoenix staff member:

Specific Job Responsibilities:

Envisioned as the comprehensive leader of the school, the Phoenix Head of School must be able to demonstrate and juggle leadership across multiple priorities.


Instructional Leadership

School Culture Leadership

Student Recruitment, Retention and Community Engagement

Operational Leadership

Supervision and Development of Leaders


We seek a diverse workforce. Phoenix Charter Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Phoenix Charter Academy is committed to providing equal opportunity to staff and applicants in all areas of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status, or any other area protected by federal, state or local law. Phoenix Charter Academy is committed to making any reasonable accommodation necessary to support an individual's employment.


**It is understood that this Job Description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the position. It is not intended to be a complete and total description of every duty and responsibility. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor. It is also understood that the Charter Management Organization retains the right to modify this Job Description at any time, for any reason, at the CMO’s discretion**