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. 


-Practicing Catholic who is able to lead the integration of the academic program with the school’s mission
-Leads curriculum implementation 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
-Leads the accreditation process
-Leading contact with College Board for -Advanced Placement and testing
-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
-Develops a process for textbook review and adoption
-Works with Department Chairpersons for textbook and technology planning
-Plans and implements school in-services
-Supervises the school’s discipline program
-Updates, revises and publishes the school handbooks
-Coordinates scheduling for the school’s calendar
-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
-Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish is a plus, but not required
-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
-Attends All-School Masses and Special programs
-Performs other duties assigned by the Principal


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate description of the future job responsibilities, school administration reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as circumstances change.


Practicing Catholic who is joyfully faithful to the church’s tradition and teaching
Thinks, plans and makes decisions with prudential judgement and right reason
Experience in catholic school administration
Minimum requirement of two years of classroom teaching experience
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 and inspire teamwork as well as ability to delegate
Knowledge and understanding of good teaching techniques


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St. John Paul II Catholic High School is a brand-new college-preparatory, co-ed high school, rooted in Jesus Christ. Opened in August of 2018, this liberal-arts high school offers a four-year philosophy program. Students receive excellent academic training while growing in their ability to think clearly about the ethical and cultural issues of our times. Led by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia of Nashville, the faculty fosters an environment in which the Catholic faith is vibrant so that students can grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ and will be motivated to take an ever more active role in His Church. Sports programs, service opportunities, daily prayer and a house system foster growth and a sense of family. Most importantly, Jesus Christ is the center of the school. He calls and we respond to Him.