School Leader (NXD)

Thursday, March 1, 2018
NexTech High School of Detroit
Position Details: 

NexTech High School of Metro Detroit Seeks a Highly Motivated and Innovative School Leader.  Must have a Michigan School Administrator Certificate.

Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision BCBS plans with a low employee contribution. 5% Employer 401K Match. Life, ADD, STD, and LTD 100% paid by employer!

Are you an educational dreamer, believing all students will be inspired learners in the right environment? Are you looking to transform your instruction using today’s technologies and strengthen your teaching skills to meet the challenges of the broader educational landscape? Do you want to join a passionate and collaborative faculty who continuously strive to make a better school?

Blended learning is a modern blend of online and classroom learning that provides students with an educational experience that truly prepares them for college and career success. Working from NexTech High School of Metro Detroit, the certified administrator will be responsible for all activities related to high performance school leadership including recruiting, hiring, supervising and developing dedicated mission-driven staff members.  A successful leader will be a culture builder with high expectations for student behavior and academic performance where all students graduate with the skills and behaviors necessary to succeed in college and to live exemplary lives.  A NexTech school leader must be able to articulate a vision for excellence and do whatever it takes to achieve it. 

At NexTech High School of Metro Detroit, located in Beverly Hills, teachers and students spend their day in an open environment that was specifically designed to mirror the contemporary work world where students are expected to manage their time and build independent and collaborative work skills.

NexTech embraces the Small Schools Initiative, serving up to 300 students who work closely with a teacher-advisor to monitor their progress and to tailor their school experience to meet their individual needs and interests.


Core Principles 

Must be dedicated to the mission of student and Academy success. Understand and contribute to building a culture that is driven by a belief and a desire that every child deserves a high quality, safe and orderly school where students and families are held in the highest regard. In every location, every position supports one another, works collaboratively to solve problems, demonstrates a willingness to improve and aspires to play an integral role in fulfilling the goals of education reform. All employees work in collegial environments that prize innovation and a solution oriented frame of mind to meet and exceed all goals.

Essential Duties

The School Leader is responsible for communicating the mission and purpose of the Academy to all stakeholders. An employee in this position is responsible for establishing positive relationships with students, families and staff to develop a culture that fulfills the mission of the Academy. The School Leader will select, supervise, mentor and evaluate assigned Academy staff and determine required professional development. If also acting as the instructional leader, the School Leader will interpret data and implement instructional and procedural strategies that reflect high expectations for students and staff. The School Leader is responsible for daily operations at the Academy with regard to safety, compliance and living within the approved Academy budget. Ultimately, the School Leader will demonstrate innovative ways of responding to challenges that reflect a dedication and belief that all children can succeed. In addition, the School Leader is responsible for any and all duties as assigned.



Individuals in this position must be able to apply effective supervision methods. The School Leader is responsible for the supervision of all assigned employees, and ultimately the effectiveness of the Academy. Supervisory responsibilities include selecting staff, leading the staff evaluation process, developing and being faithful to procedures and plans that result in 100% compliance and positive stakeholder perception. 

Planning & Implementation

An effective employee in this position will act as the Academy leader by planning, evaluating and recommending goals and objectives for all assigned staff. In addition, the School Leader must provide leadership in curriculum, instruction, administration, school improvement and professional development. An employee in this position is responsible for overseeing the development of all programs within the Academy and guarantees they are carried out with fidelity. 

Knowledge & Expertise

Qualified employees in this position will possess and continuously build knowledge of all aspects of school reform and improvement. The School Leader will actively seek to increase and apply their knowledge of curriculum development, training design, metrics for evaluation, analysis of student achievement data and research on effective pedagogy. The School Leader must be able to provide classroom observation and feedback regarding the execution of the curriculum. An employee in this position must be comfortable working with all business related documents including budget, compliance, student records and any other supplemental documents.  

Reasoning Ability

An employee in this position must be able to effectively draw conclusions based on their ability to identify problems, collect information and establish facts. In addition, an individual in this position will possess the ability to provide both logical and abstract solutions in standard and non-standard situations. An employee in this position will evidence this quality through mission-driven, research-based decision making. 

Interpersonal Qualities

A qualified employee in this position will possess outstanding oral and written communication skills. This employee must have the ability to provide effective responses to all inquiries from all parties, including students, parents, MEP Services, the community and the Academy Board. An employee in this position must also be able and willing to work with staff and other administration to problem solve.


  • Master’s degree (or higher) in education, educational leadership, curriculum or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • Michigan School Administrator Certificate (an admin cert is required within 3.5 years of start of position unless grandfathered in prior to 2010).
  • Prior administrative experience.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check.