School Leader

The Alliance Experience for School Leaders

Why Join

Transform L.A.

Leaders at Alliance schools have the opportunity to inspire transformational change for scholars and their communities, while developing and collaborating with like-minded, committed professionals. Principals and APs also transform their leadership skills through meaningful professional development, Home Office support, and autonomy necessary to serve the unique needs of their schools and communities.



  • Alliance leaders possess a significant degree of autonomy and flexibility to create their unique school culture and develop programs that meet the needs of each school community.

  • The School Site Advisory Council (SSAC) at each Alliance school provides a platform for teachers to participate in the decision-making process at their school, along with the principal, scholars, staff, families, and community members. The SSAC also provides recommendations to the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools Board of Directors. 

Professional Development

  • Principals receive substantial professional development to continue to hone their craft including monthly full-day PD sessions, semi-annual network-wide leadership retreats, and ongoing coaching from Instructional Superintendents and the Director of School Leadership.

  • For those seeking to step into a more senior school leaders role, Alliance offers an Aspiring Principals Program ––a rigorous leadership  development program. The program includes monthly executive coaching, professional learning community meetings with real-time coaching tailored to your personal development needs and goals.

  • Each year, a cohort of leaders are selected to attend Relay National Principal Academy Fellowship
    • Principals visit top-performing schools in Los Angeles and across the country

Home Office Support

  • The Home Office Schools and Academic teams support leaders in selecting and implementing research-based, rigorous curriculum and utilizing assessment data to drive instruction. Additional robust support includes services such as finance, operations, HR, IT, and facilities.


  • Our schools have been recognized among the best in the state and nation by U.S. News & World Report, Innovate Public Schools, the California Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Education. 

The Strongest Candidates

  • Shepard schools toward academic excellence and positive school cultures focused on high expectations, scholar achievement, college and career readiness, operational efficiency, and self-improvement.
  • Possess a deep knowledge of great teaching and instruction.
  • Utilize data analysis to continually improve the school’s instructional program and drive academic results.
  • Use feedback and coaching to develop and evaluate teachers, while fostering an environment of deep collaboration, engagement, and innovation.
  • Lead change at their schools.
  • Succeed in engaging and inspiring a school community to achieve high levels of scholar achievement.
  • Build engaged, rewarding school environments that retain talented educators committed to college and career success for all scholars.



Alliance is committed to being a Best Place to Work, where employees find meaning and joy in their work every day, within a culture of collaboration, support, and excellence. Alliance offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive health benefits packages, including dental and vision. Alliance covers 100% monthly premiums for individual employees. Information about the cost to participants, beneficiaries and enrollees for in-network and out-of-network healthcare services can be found by using our healthcare providers Transparency in Coverage links: Anthem and Kaiser. Additional benefits include LifeMart discounts and savings through ADP, and Employee Assistance Program Resources through Unum. 
All team members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the safety of our scholars, family, and staff. Team members may apply to seek a medical exemption. Regardless of your current vaccination status, our team can advise you on how to fulfill this important requirement so that you can start the position in a timely way.

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