May 11, 2020

Assistant Principal

  • TrulyHired
  • Newark, NJ, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

Job Description:

The Vice Principal is responsible for setting a powerful vision for student achievement, motivating others to follow that vision, and strategically implementing the school's mission through effective leadership and management of the school's students and staff.

Job Responsibilities:

The Vice Principal is responsible for:

School Culture. The Vice Principal defines and builds a transformative school culture consistent with Philip's Academy's core values and mission. With the leadership team, the Vice Principal designs and implements programs and initiatives; devises school-wide rituals that promote the culture and sustain the school's values. The Vice Principal develops positive relationships with all stakeholders, including staff, students, families, and community members/organizations.

Instructional Leadership. Provide instructional leadership for the school, including: maintaining school-wide focus on high standards of student achievement; ensuring teaching state standards; managing process for analyzing data to increase student achievement; and supporting all teachers and staff members in their professional development.

Student Management. The Vice Principal works with the leadership team to define and implement behavior management tools, including overseeing staff training in behavior management policies, techniques, and strategies, and ensuring the consistent deployment of such tools school-wide.

Staff Resource . The Vice Principal serves as a resource to teachers on issues of instructional practices, school culture and policies, professional development, and resource management; observes and coaches teachers and staff on a consistent basis.

Student Motivation. The Vice Principal works with appropriate staff to develop school wide programs to incentivize positive behaviors and create a school-wide identity among the students.

Talent Acquisition & Talent Development. The Vice Principal works with the recruitment team to coordinate recruitment and training of staff, provide feedback and evaluations to staff, secure professional development opportunities, and develop a collaborative team culture.


Possess strong leadership and team skills.

Have superb organizational and self-management skills and be able to handle multiple responsibilities effectively; have strong planning and execution skills; be a goal-oriented and effective problem-solver.

Be dependable.

Be driven to improve the minds and lives of students.

Be dedicated to doing whatever it takes to help all the school's students achieve academic success.

Candidates must have:

At least three years of successful experience teaching in an urban school environment; Grade level leader, department chair, or instructional leadership experience.

A clear record of elevating student achievement in an urban classroom, with a strong understanding of pedagogy that drives results.

A relentless work ethic and commitment to achieving the school's mission.

Excellent strategic planning, leadership, management, and communication skills, with a proven ability to lead instructional and non-instructional staff.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

Excellent skills of organization and follow-through.


Bachelor's degree; advanced degree is strongly preferred.


Principal, Supervisor, or School Administrator certification.


Salaries at Philip's Academy Schools is competitive and includes benefits for all full-time staff members.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
Contact Information
  • Sydney Williams
  • 342 Central Avenue
  • Newark, New Jersey 07103

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