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Assistant Principal of Academics & Faculty

Full Time / Posted May 20, 2022

Saint Martin de Porres High School is seeking a full-time Assistant Principal of Academics & Faculty to be part of an innovative college-prep and career readiness high school experience.

OUR ORGANIZATION

Saint Martin de Porres High School is part of the Cristo Rey Network of Catholic schools designed exclusively for students of modest means. Our competitive edge is our Corporate Work study program, which allows students to gain real world work experience while receiving a college preparatory education. Eighty percent of our students will be the first in their extended families to go to college. Our rigorous curriculum, which includes students working in a corporate environment, was designed specifically for our school by a committee of prestigious educational leaders. Saint Martin was founded in 2004, we are chartered by the state of Ohio and accredited through the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association. Our mission of College and Career Readiness is centered around five pillars: Work, Study, Serve, Lead, and Pray.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Assistant Principal of Academics & Faculty plays an integral role on the Academic Leadership Team and leads the implementation of school-wide systems and structures that support Saint Martin’s college-preparatory academic culture ensuring the learning environment is academically rigorous and aligned to the school’s strategic vision to drive student learning and support continual improvement measures for students, families, faculty and staff. Using data to drive student achievement, the Assistant Principal of Academics and Faculty is responsible for ensuring Saint Martin graduates are college prepared and career ready by aligning our school-wide assessment practices, increasing academic rigor, and increasing family engagement with faculty. The Assistant Principal of Academics & Faculty will oversee the retention, recruitment, hiring and evaluation of faculty as well as support and supervise the Department Chairs and supports facilitation of school-wide professional learning by supervising the Director of Professional Learning and Induction Coordinator to provide content area best practices that ensure a college preparatory academic experience that is on-grade level, data-driven, and culturally responsive through summer trainings, 1:1 and small group teacher and teacher-leader coaching, book studies, and afterschool professional development sessions. This individual will also serve as a liaison with families, students, and teachers to drive holistic engagement strategies. This individual must function effectively as a member of the Academic Leadership Team and must work well with an evidenced cultural competency and an equity mindset.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This is a general representation of the key duties and responsibilities required of this position. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Develop, implement and oversee Saint Martin’s curriculum and assessment programs in accordance with annual school goals and objectives, State of Ohio graduation requirements, Cristo Rey Network standards and objectives, as well as with applicable State and Federal laws (40%).
  • Support the academic achievement of all students and ensure they graduate college ready by incorporating, designing, and coordinating a strong college-going culture and student support services with a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach (20%).
  • Lead the development of classroom cultures aligned with our school-wide commitment to restorative practices by collaborating with the Assistant Principal for Student Culture and Discipline (20%).
  • Assist the Principal in creating a positive, supportive, and safe school community (20%).
  • Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary to the successful operation of the school.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Extensive and meaningful experience working with students in an urban setting including previous classroom experience as a full time teacher.
  • 3+ years of experience in school administration or other educational leadership role including:
    • Experience management and evaluation of faculty and staff.
    • Experience in a secondary educational environment with demonstrated success of effective student engagement and learning.
  • 2+ years of leadership involvement on school improvement initiatives specifically related to academic improvement.
  • Experience serving on a school leadership team.

EXPERIENCE

  • Extensive and meaningful experience working with students in an urban setting including previous classroom experience as a full-time teacher.
  • 3+ years of experience as a school administration or other educational leadership role.
  • 2+ years of leadership involvement on school improvement initiatives specifically related to academic improvement.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND TRAITS

  • Belief that all students are capable of excellence.
  • Exemplary interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to connect, engage, and proactively solve problems/concerns from/with faculty, staff, parents, students and community members.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Catholic, faith-based education.
  • Demonstrated success as an instructional leader who created a positive environment for continuous school improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others in a group or team environment.
  • Cultural competency and responsiveness and an equity mindset.
  • Evidence of an ability to analyze and utilize data to affect school improvement.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competency in research and programs that seek to bring innovative, best practices to high school education.
  • Ability to work with school technology (use of academic software, Google, etc.).
  • Ability to manage multiple, complex priorities with demanding time frames.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

PHILOSOPHICAL ATTITUDE

  • Understands and completely embraces the Saint Martin de Porres High School mission and the Cristo Rey Network's Ten Standards for Mission Effectiveness.
  • Believes that all learning should be set in meaningful context and related to real world experiences.
  • Utilizes pedagogical approaches that include but are not limited to Habits of the mind, Socratic questioning, adult and peer coaching, adult and peer presentations, problem-based learning, constructionist approach, inquiry methods, appreciative inquiry methods, and other forms of active learning.
  • Commits to ongoing growth and development through feedback, professional learning and reflection.
  • Appreciates that the school is driven by its Catholicity which focuses on the highest level of ethical, moral and social behavior of its students, staff and volunteers and embraces the role of faith in our school and work with students.
  • Able and willing to do what it takes to get the job done even if it is not directly related to your job description working as a team player.

BENEFITS

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Life and Long Term Disability insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Internal On-going Professional Development
  • Eligibility for Student Loan Forgiveness

Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@stmdphs.org

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Saint Martin de Porres High School encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission.

Saint Martin de Porres High School is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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