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Job Title: Assistant Principal for Academics
Reports to: Principal
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a Jesuit, college-preparatory, co-educational school for grades 9-12 seeks an Assistant Principal for Academics. The successful candidate will have a commitment to Catholic education and a willingness to work with a population of diverse learners. This administrator is dedicated to developing the whole person in academics, religious growth, and commitment to others.
The Assistant Principal is one of the educational leaders of the school and a member of the administrative team. She/He will provide an academic environment where administrators, teachers, counselors, and parents can collaboratively embrace the academic policies, culture, traditions, and Ignatian character of the school. Fostering this culture allows Cristo Rey Jesuit to educate young women and men to become leaders and “women and men for others” through rigorous college preparation in the Jesuit tradition.
The Assistant Principal provides leadership, supervision, and evaluation interventions in collaboration with the Principal to ensure that the school delivers on its promised mission: developing its talented students for lives of faith, love, service and leadership through outstanding teaching and personal formation.
Curriculum, Planning, and Academic Program
- Assist the Principal in planning and approving curriculum.
- Oversee the work of the registrar with regard to student and faculty schedules, exams, grade reporting, classroom prefecting, and production of an annual course description book; assist the registrar as needed.
- Assist in the updating of the Student Handbook Planner.
- Oversee the course scheduling process for both faculty and students.
Faculty & Staff Development
- Assist the Principal in supervising faculty with regard to effective instruction, interaction with students, and support of academic policies.
- To assist the Administrative Team with the evaluation and professional development of teachers.
- Arrange a series of meetings with first-year faculty to educate them toward an understanding of the Ignatian and academic vision of the school.
- Assist the Administrative Team with the administration of Title Funding.
Data, Grading and Assessments
- Work collaboratively with departments to ensure alignment with assessments, scope, and sequence.
- Assist with collecting and evaluating data that helps assess how well students are achieving the school-wide student performance goals as well as course and departmental outcomes.
- Supervise the electronic reporting of grade reports, honor roll lists, and transcripts.
- Supervise compliance reporting necessary for maintaining accreditation.
- Serve as the Advanced Placement coordinator.
- Serve as Acting Principal when the Principal is not in the building.
- Assist the Principal in the recruiting and hiring of faculty and staff.
- Oversee faculty absences.
- Lead meetings of the Department Facilitators.
- Partner with Assistant Principal for Student Services in a variety of efforts, including but not limited to graduation, testing days, and integration of technology in classrooms.
- Interpret and uphold academic policies in conjunction with the Dean of Students; determine academic eligibility for participation in athletics and co-curriculars; approve courses of study and placement in classes for students.
- Attend to parent and student concerns about courses, grades, teachers, and academic policies. Communicate with parents about student grades, summer school, and remediation efforts.
- Advise students in serious academic difficulty.
- Oversee the College Counseling department.
- Oversee the Library.
- Meet with both internal and external constituencies and serve on various committees to foster unity of purpose, common understanding and teamwork; and to promote the mission and vision of the school.
- Work collaboratively with Admissions and serve as a primary member of the admissions committee.
- Maintain contact with the Jesuit Schools Network conference of assistant principals for academics, Cristo Rey Network counterparts, and with Archdiocesan assistant principals.
- Other duties as assigned.
The Assistant Principal will be a person who is engaging, organized, well rounded, and who facilitates growth and collaboration inside and outside of the classroom. Additionally, they will:
- Provide evidence of an ability and commitment to furthering the Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity of the school, and willingness to participate in adult faith formation.
- Have a minimum of five years of relevant professional experience with an advanced degree in educational administration or a related field.
- Demonstrate a commitment to connect on a deep level with Latino students and their families, leveraging multicultural competencies to effect positive and culturally responsive changes within the academic program.
- Show a demonstrated track record of success in teaching in addition to academic leadership experience in a variety of school settings.
- Possess a Type 75/General Administrative Endorsement or its equivalent (must be earned within three years if not at date of hiring).
- Master teacher/Academic leader
- Engaging and approachable
- Practicing Catholic preferred
- Conversant in Spanish preferred
- Understand adolescent development
- Ability to delegate
- Communicator and collaborator
- Able to balance a variety of competing priorities
- Bold and decisive in decision making – able to take a risk
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Title: Vice President for Operations
Reports to: President
The Vice President for Operations will manage a team responsible for the daily operation and financial management of the school. The VP for Operations oversees accounting, payroll, human resources, legal, technology, real estate, security, and facilities management. As a member of the school’s Leadership Team, the VP for Operations provides advice and counsel to the President on all major strategic and management decisions. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Manage the Director of Accounting and subsequent Business Office staff to ensure the execution of operational finance (i.e.: management of accounts payable and receivable, fund tracking, etc.) and the timely delivery of all internally and externally mandated financial reports.
- Oversee income verification process during the Admissions process, and direct the school’s Financial Aid Office, continually monitoring the financial assistance process and verification so that it aligns with the mission of the school.
- Prepare and oversee the current year and five-year operating and capital expenditures budgets, and submit final budget for approval to the Finance Committee of the Board.
- Review school contracts for compliance and financial requirements.
- Serve as Cristo Rey’s management representative on the Board’s Finance, Audit, and Investment committees, reporting and making recommendations when appropriate, and oversee the school’s endowment and distribution policies.
- Provide a strategic vision for organization-wide systems ensuring technology, facilities, real estate, human resources, and risk management all work effectively across school functions.
- Manage the Director of Technology in order to provide a best-in-class technology environment to support both instructional and operational goals of the school.
- Manage the Director of Facilities in order to oversee the school’s facilities, grounds, custodial needs, as well as subcontractors (plumbing, electrical, mechanical), and multi-year schedule for care and replacement of major systems and building features (ie: carpeting, boiler repair, roofing, HVAC, etc.).
- In collaboration with the Principal, manage the school’s campus security and safety plan, including security personnel.
- Manage the school’s cafeteria/food service and catering needs.
- Act as the school’s liaison for community groups requesting the use of the school’s facilities.
- Responsible for any renovation and new construction projects the school considers.
- Responsible for bi-monthly payroll for all employees including oversight, review and approval.
- Review and negotiate retirement and benefit plans on a regular basis.
- Responsible for on-going education and communication with employees regarding their total compensation and benefits, on-boarding and exiting process, and all employment policies and practices, including performance management reviews.
- Ensure accurate employment files on all personnel including I-9s, W-4s, Virtus training, background checks.
- Review, update, and distribute employee handbook annually, along with vacation/holiday schedule.
- Comply with federal, state and local legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on legal obligations regarding employees and best practice in all areas of finance and employment.
- Monitor and oversee insurance needs and issues for the school. In consultation with the school’s insurance provider, determine sufficiency of property and liability coverage as well adequate protection for students, employees, directors, and officers.
- Engage other members of the Leadership Team to facilitate cross-departmental collaboration that ensures the finance, IT, and HR functions support Cristo Rey’s evolving operational strategy, growth, and development needs.
- Attend, report, and provide expert support at Board Meeting and related board committees.
- Attend and participate in school-related professional associations such as CASBA, JSN Business Managers, Cristo Rey Network Business Managers, etc.
- Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree or CPA preferred.
- 10-plus years of professional experience.
- Strong written and communication skills; detail oriented; team player; ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
- Nonprofit accounting and management experience preferred.
- Persistent focus on results and a high level of personal accountability.
- Adept at building rapport and trust with people from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, including underrepresented urban youth and first-generation college students.
- Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of Cristo Rey, and willingness to participate in adult faith formation.
Compensation: Full-time, year-round position with competitive salary, benefits, and paid vacation.
Anticipated Start Date: January 2020
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to: email@example.com