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Director of Principal Successor Program (Immediate Opening)

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School Year: 2022-2023
Location: San Antonio Regional Office
Region: San Antonio, TX
Category: Headquarters
Job Type: Full-Time


Position Overview

At IDEA, we believe excellent school leaders are key to ensuring scholars receive a world-class education. Driven by this belief, in this role you will develop new successor principals to ensure they meet driving goals and choose to remain in the principalship beyond their first year. To achieve this mission, you will partner with regional principal managers and the national Schools Team to:

  • Design and facilitate the Successor Principals Academy to prepare future principals for success in their first year.
  • Provide in-field coaching and support for high-priority successor principals at the request of the region.
  • Build the capacity of regional teams to hire, onboard, develop and retain high-performing successor principals.
  • Leverage in-field coaching experience and regional partnerships to identify best practices and common pitfalls across regions, then use this insight to inform the design of future Successor Principals Academy trainings.


By doing this, you will ensure all regions have a strong bench of future principals who are prepared to lead existing IDEA schools, while at the same time supporting our current successor principals so that they achieve their driving goals and choose to remain in the principalship.


This is an immediate opening for a full-time, grant-funded role based in Texas with preference given to candidates who live in Austin, El Paso, Houston, Permian Basin (Midland/Odessa), Rio Grande Valley, San Antonio, and Tarrant County (Fort Worth), or who are willing to relocate. This role is funded through September 2023 with possibility of extension upon grant completion.


Supervisor Responsibilities

  • This role develops current and future successor principals but has no direct management responsibilities.


Travel Requirements

  • This role requires 30% travel to campuses across multiple regions.
  • This role works remotely when not traveling and visiting campuses. 


Compensation & Benefits

Salaries for people entering this role typically fall between $91,100 and $112,900, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications and in alignment with internal equity. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on team performance and goal attainment. 


Additionally, we offer medical, dental, vision, and supplemental benefits as well as retirement plans and a generous vacation package. You can find more information about our benefits at



  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience: Teaching and school leadership experience required; successor principal experience preferred.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At IDEA we recognize that racism, bias, and privilege exist in society. We are committed to an organizational culture that promotes awareness and inclusivity for our students and staff, and supports their path to positively impact our broader society. We are committed to recognizing the impact of racism and privilege, and commit as an organization to have equitable practices, policies, and structures. Visit to learn about IDEA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Anti-Racist and Anti-Bias commitment.


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