The Academy of the Holy Cross is accepting resumes for an Assistant Principal for the 2018-2019 academic year.
The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic College preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.
All faculty and staff must demonstrate a commitment to the Core Values of the Academy: community, Catholic identity, academic excellence, educating the whole person, tradition, diversity, leadership, single-sex education, environment and communication.
Under the direction of the Principal, the Assistant Principal is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating the academic program. The Assistant Principal must ensure that the instructional policies provide an educational environment that promotes the mission of The Academy of the Holy Cross. The Assistant Principal provides effective leadership with all faculty members to facilitate meaningful learning for all students. In the absence of the Principal, the Assistant Principal will report directly to the President.
Acts as a member of the Academic Council and President's Leadership Council
Assists the Principal and Department Chairs with observation of teachers
Assists the Principal with student orientations and teacher orientations
Meets regularly with the Administrative Team to plan and review school-related events and issues
Shares in the duty of attending and supervising various after-school functions
Assists in Open House and other recruitment programs
Monitors informal atmosphere in school for evidence of Christian values or any infringement of these values
Provides the faculty with a clear definition of teaching behavior that leads to effective classroom management
Coordinates substitute teachers, including interview and recommendation process to the President and Principal
Teaches a class or has an Advisory
Serves as consultant to teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods and general school procedures and policies
Serves as Principal's delegate with regards to academic policy and affairs with the Archdiocesan Office, other high schools and colleges
Provides evaluation of course offerings to the President and Principal
Annually revises, prepares and publishes the Program of Studies in consultation with the Department Chairs and the administrative team
Provides academic counseling to all students and parents and addresses questions related to school policies
Coordinate course request and scheduling process with students in the Spring semester of each year
In consultation with the Administrative Team and the Department Chairs, implements the master schedule of courses and room assignment
As monitor of student academic progress: Works with the Counseling Department to identify and address difficulties students are having academically, as well as students who are at academic risk; Generates quarterly academic monitoring report for the Counseling Department and Administrative Team; Makes decisions regarding academic probation and eligibility and communicates with families in writing; Prepares eligibility lists and notifies the Athletic Director, Director of Student Activities, Counselors and Administrative Team; Makes recommendations to the President and Principal for dismissal for academic reasons; Facilitates communication in writing between teachers and parents of students who are in danger of failing for a marking period.
Works with the Media Specialist and Department Chairs annually to revise the lists of textbooks and other resources (with cost analysis) used in classroom instruction
In liaison with the Counseling Department, ensures that all statistical reports are prepared on all administered tests (entrance exams, ACTs, NEDTs, PSATs, SATs, AP and IB tests, etc.
Supervises maintenance of accurate student academic records and the student information system (PowerSchool)
In conjunction with the Director of Educational Technology, instructs and consults with faculty on the use of the school's student information system (PowerSchool)
A COMPLETE POSITION DESCRIPTION CAN BE VIEWED AT WWW.ACADEMYOFTHEHOLYCROSS.ORG/CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Master's Degree in Education required; Master's Degree in Administration and Supervision preferred
Must have prior educational administrative experience in a school setting, preferably at the high school level
Must have demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of curriculum
Must have successful experience in budget preparation and management
Must have experience teaching at the high school level
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and school database software
Must be able to adapt to changes in technology
Must have a working knowledge of school student information systems, preferably PowerSchool
Must be reliable, conscientious and detail-oriented
Must be highly organized and able to follow through on assignments with minimal supervision
Must exhibit a deep level of patience, understanding and compassion
Must be flexible and adapt to different learning styles
Must stay current on developing educational trends
Must be able to maintain confidentiality and effectively handle sensitive situations
Must be available before and after school, some evenings and some weekends