Jan 30, 2019

High School Assistant Principal

  • Wayside Schools
  • Austin, TX, USA
Full-time Education

Job Description

Job Title:  High School Assistant Principal

Job-Type: Full time

Contract Days:  220 Days

Reports to: Campus Principal

Location: Wayside: Sci-Tech High School

Company Website: http://www.waysideschools.org

Salary: $60,000-70,000 -Depending on experience and qualifications

Job Goal:

At Wayside Schools, we seek staff with diverse backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, talents and ideas to meet the needs of our growing body of scholars and dynamic programming.  At Wayside, we know that leaders who possess specific traits and competencies are more likely to be successful in their roles and in their service to staff, scholars and families: passion for our mission, a deep connection to issues of social justice, a commitment to all scholars we serve and a focus on personal growth and development.

The high school assistant principal will be responsible, with the support of the principal for ensuring that every scholar achieves the academic skills, intellectual habits and character traits necessary to be successful in a four-year university and beyond. The principal will accomplish this objective by promoting a collaborative campus culture, setting and maintaining high expectations, supporting the development of instructional staff and building relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Wayside: Sci-Tech High School is small, but growing school and anticipates serving over 300 scholars in 2019-20 school year.

ABOUT WAYSIDE SCHOOLS: Wayside Schools is an open-enrollment, tuition-free Pre-K3-12th grade public charter school network that provides over 2,100 scholars across its five South Austin schools with a rigorous International Baccalaureate education.  Since 2012, Wayside schools has striven to empower historically underserved scholars, providing them with the instructional experiences, academics skills, intellectual habits and social and emotional competencies needed to become graduates from four-year colleges and universities, providing them with the access and opportunities they need to narrate their own futures and positively impact and empower the families and communities to which they belong. 



  • Bachelor's Degree (required)
  • Master's Degree in an Education related field (preferred)
  • Administrative Certification (preferred)
  • Bilingual (preferred)
  • Satisfactory outcome of fingerprint/ background check


  • A minimum of  3 years of teaching experience in a low income school
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience serving in campus leadership role such as coach, mentor teacher, team leader or curriculum support
  • An understanding of the specific, unique characteristics of public charter schools, Texas-specific knowledge a plus
  • A proven track record of success managing school leaders to achieve ambitious goals; previous experience supporting the full array of responsibilities and challenges faced by school principals preferred but not required
  • Outstanding leadership and management skills, particularly as it relates to building teams, working through others, promoting collaboration, managing conflict, goal setting, and holding people accountable
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated success in building a program, department or organization
  • The flexibility needed to accommodate the breadth and depth of responsibilities and priorities
  • Outstanding written, speaking, and organizational skills including excellence in backwards planning long-term goals, accountability and progress monitoring systems
  • Ability to interact with a broad range of stakeholders with different interests and needs
  • Deep commitment to improving the lives of scholars from low-income communities
  • Demonstrated passion for the mission, vision and values of Wayside Schools
  • Alignment to our commitment to provide access to rigorous and well-balanced
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Google suite

Performance Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and promote high expectations for staff and scholars
  • Maintain campus order and safety through well-established systems, routines and protocols
  • Use impact and influence to align staff to campus mission and goals
  • Management of staff that includes goal setting, regular cycles of feedback, emphasis on self-awareness, promotion of continued development, retention of high performing staff members and targeted work with staff not meeting expectations
  • Promote a scholar focused, collaborative and achievement oriented campus culture
  • Support the academic, behavioral and emotional needs of all scholars
  • Address challenges proactively and creatively
  • Implement feedback to promote ongoing personal and professional growth
  • Maintain a high level of self-awareness
  • Develop strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders including staff, scholars and parents
  • Manage and prioritize multiple tasks on daily basis while remaining focused on long-term goals
  • Use data to inform both long and short term goals
  • Demonstrate a high level of resourcefulness and thoughtful decision making when faced with challenges and ambiguity
  • Serve as an instructional leader promoting ongoing staff development through coaching and feedback
  • Promote innovative and data driven instruction at all grades levels
  • Maintain campus communication through both verbal and written systems
  • Evaluate staff to ensure that opportunities are provided for ongoing professional growth ensuring that all scholars are provided an exceptional learning experience
  • Manage a variety of campus systems and responsibilities such as testing coordination, 504 support, LPAC, TELPAS management and management of instructional resources
  • Manage campus resources and textbooks
  • Support scholar recruitment efforts at district and campus level
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Perform other duties assigned by supervisor


  • Health Insurance, including major medical, dental, vision, and life
  • Teacher Retirement System (TRS)
  • 10 Days Accrued Leave Per Year
  • Professional Development and Coaching
  • 403(b) plan

To be considered for this position, please carefully follow these directions.  

In a single PDF document, include the following:

  1.  Letter of interest
  2.  Resume
  3.  Names, addresses and email address of three professional references

To Apply

To submit an application, please visit our website at https://waysideschools.org/careers/

Additional Information:

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Wayside Schools has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. 

This position is exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., however, the Principal from time to time may work an extended schedule, including weekends and evenings according to demands of the role and tasks.

In accordance with applicable laws and Wayside Schools policies, no person shall be excluded from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention or any other personnel action, or be denied any benefits or participation in any educational programs or activities which it operates on the grounds of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or veteran status (except where age, sex, or disability constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration).

All new employees must present proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

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