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2 Feb 2024

Principal or Vice Principal Assistant Principal of Humanities

New Visions for Public Schools
 Queens County, New York, United States

Job Description


The Assistant Principal is the assistant instructional leader and is ultimately responsible for assisting the Principal in ensuring that the school provides students with the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to succeed academically and socially. To do this, the assistant principal must have the skills needed to adeptly assist in facilitating and collaborating with faculty and staff; experience teaching using alternative pedagogy; ability to identify and use diagnostic and formative assessments; and ability to engage in and support classroom and organizational level inquiry to inform decision making. The assistant principal in conjunction with the guidance counselor will lead a grade group cohort from 9th-12th grades.

Successful candidates will have demonstrated alignment with the New Visions mission to empower young people by challenging them academically and providing them with the support they need to excel.

Essential Job Functions:

Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

  • Assist in delivering the academic preparation and requisite support for all students to be prepared to succeed in college and career
  • Reinforce and institutionalize the implementation of New Visions Charter School practices through regular observation, coaching, and evaluation
  • Foster connections between academic learning, the community, and the natural world
  • Will be responsible for teaching, co-teaching, and model teaching in the classroom

Staff Development

  • Assist in creating a professional community that focuses on instruction and assessment as the primary vehicles for improving student achievement and school culture
  • Motivate teachers to continue to develop their content knowledge and instructional repertoire, and provide the resources needed for them to do so

School Culture

  • Assist in building a school culture that evidences high expectations for courtesy, respect, compassion, and an intellectually engaged environment for both students and adults
  • Ensure a safe, supportive, and productive environment for students, staff, and families
  • Model effective instructional practices in staff meetings, professional development sessions, and team meetings
  • Cultivate strong partnerships with community organizations and regional and national partners
  • Oversee extra-curricular activities, Saturday School, and after-school programs 
  • Cultivate strong partnerships with community organizations and regional and national partners
  • Implement behavior/discipline modification plan for grade group cohort in conjunction with the guidance counselor

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Education, School Leadership, or Education Administration/Management
  • 7+ years experience (teaching, counseling, leadership) at the high school level, with a history of improving student outcomes 
  • 2+ years of coaching and supervising educators
  • New York State School Building Leader or School District Leader certification required
  • Experience in an urban public school is strongly preferred

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including management and team-building skills
  • Experience with supervising, evaluating, and professional development of teachers and teachers-in-training
  • Experience implementing pedagogical strategies and developing a curriculum relevant to the New Visions Charter School model including, but not limited to challenge-based curriculum, inquiry, data-based decision making, analysis of student performance on an ongoing basis, alternative use of time through scheduling and programming, systems of adult learning
  • Rigorous approach to problem-solving – collecting all relevant information, consulting diverse perspectives, and creating feedback systems
  • Passion for creating a school community that supports the development and achievement of all students, particularly those underserved and at-risk in other school settings
  • Recognition of self as a learner, able to identify areas for growth, and commitment to working in these areas
  • Experience and zeal for working in an entrepreneurial environment
  • Commitment to democratic governance and collaborative, data-based decision-making
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience working on school culture and discipline{[
  • Demonstrated commitment to the school’s vision and mission
  • Knowledge and experience supporting advisory for SEL and academic support

Physical Requirements:

  • Light lifting may be required 

Supervisory Reports:

  • ELA, Social Studies, World Language, PE/Health, GLT 11


The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position.  These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Pay Range

$135,000 minimum to $175,000 maximum

While the majority of new hires’ starting salaries shall be expected to be placed in the first half of the range(s) to allow space to grow in the job, for those who already have significant relevant experience at that level of the job, placement at the higher end of the range(s) is possible.

How to Apply

Please apply here:

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Salaries: 100,000 and above.