Assistant Principal for Academics – St. John Paul II Catholic High School – Avondale, Arizona


Cover Letter Required for all applicants!** Please include a description of your proficiency with the Spanish language in your cover letter!

Assistant Principal for Academics

The Assistant Principal serves as a key member of the core administrative team, working collaboratively with the Principal to fulfill the school’s mission. The Assistant Principal assists the Principal in the administration of the school, has a complete understanding of the school philosophy and is committed to supporting and implementing the vision of the school. Living and witnessing faith in Jesus Christ, the Assistant Principal joyfully leads the academic program in accordance with the school’s mission.

Status: Exempt (Grade 16)

Reports to Principal


Practicing Catholic who is able to lead the integration of the academic program with the school’s mission

Able to communicate in both English and Spanish

Leads curriculum development to promote the school’s mission and Catholic identity
Works with the Principal to define and implement professional development
Provides leadership to Academic Department Chairpersons and to the Director of Guidance
Responsible for professional evaluations of teachers, guidance counselors, librarian and other academic department personnel
Serves as Acting Principal in the absence of the Principal
Has the ability to provide leadership in the accreditation process
Understands the meaning of “hiring for mission” and assists with interviewing for new teachers


Establishes an Academic Program with clear understanding of each person’s inherent dignity
Coordinates the Master Schedule and Course Selection Guide
Determines process for selection of textbooks with understanding of the school’s mission
Works with Department Chairperson for textbook and technology planning
Assists in planning of agenda for faculty meetings and local school in-services
Supervises the school’s discipline program
Collaborates on the implementation and revision of the school handbooks
Coordinates scheduling for the school’s calendar
Able to communicate with parents in both English and Spanish
Oversees the acquisition and training of substitute teachers ensuring compliance with certification and diocesan screening procedures
Thinks deeply about right and responsible use of social media and technology in the intellectual, moral, and spiritual formation of students and faculty
Initiates, plans and monitors testing programs in collaboration with school counselor
Schedules students for academic courses and implements/supervises grading and grading policies
Responsible for policies related to the academic standards of the school
Establishes the formal observation schedule
Maintains complete and accurate personnel records according to the diocesan policies
Establishes positive school-community relations
Maintains cooperative relations with all in the school community
Promotes respectful and positive school relationships
Attends and actively participates in school activities and functions
Keeps informed of current instructional practices
Supervises students in school and community settings to assure their safety and decorum
Actively participates in the process of continuous school improvement
Maintains personal professional development records
Performs other duties assigned by the Principal


Practicing Catholic who is joyfully faithful to the church’s tradition and teaching
Thinks, plans and makes decisions with prudential judgement and right reason
Minimum requirement of two years of classroom teaching experience
Able to communicate in both English and Spanish
Certifiable in school administration by the Arizona Department of Education
Meets Ministry Formation Certification as required by Diocesan policy
Organized, creative and able to show initiative
Possesses leadership skills; efficient with time management; strong communication skills
Ability and experience with handling conflict and solving problems
Understands the complementary relationships between faith and reason
Ability to work cooperatively with others as well as ability to delegate
Knowledge and understanding of good teaching techniques


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