Assistant Principal of Instruction

Mastery Charter Schools is seeking dynamic and passionate Assistant Principals of Instruction to lead our urban school turn-around efforts in Philadelphia. The Assistant Principal of Instruction leads and supervises a team of teachers in educating 700+ secondary or elementary school students in urban Philadelphia. Reporting directly to the Principal, s/he will lead a talented and dedicated team of teachers toward creating and fostering a participatory, student-centered and rigorously outcomes-driven culture.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Drive and support implementation of Mastery Charter Schools’ vision and guiding principles to ensure a positive, achievement-focused school culture for teachers, staff and students
  • Lead and supervise a high-functioning team of educators focused on driving superior academic performance and fostering a high level of personal responsibility
  • Supervise teachers’ instructional methods, evaluate lesson plans, provide weekly observations and professional development opportunities, and coach teachers around effective instructional strategies
  • Identify students who could benefits from additional support and guide them toward supplemental educational services as necessary
  • Engage parents and other community members in school activities to engender a neighborhood-centered approach to learning and development
  • Support the Principal in ensuring effective collection and analysis of student performance data to identify struggling students, curriculum shortfalls, and teacher quality issues
  • Manage various administration functions, including testing schedules and absenteeism needs for teachers

Qualifications:

  • Superior grasp of effective instructional and behavioral methods and strategies for educating urban youth
  • Strong people and project management ability, with the proven ability to influence and enhance cooperative working relationships within a team environment
  • Interest in providing only the highest quality educational experience for students and their families
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and rapidly-changing environment
  • Ability to leverage computer software programs and other technology that will support the learning environment

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated success in the classroom, preferably within an urban school setting
  • Master’s Degree in Education strongly preferred
  • Experience in and/or understanding of the public school system or charter schools is desirable

Physical Requirements: 

Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as maneuvering in classrooms and office space-reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls; Must be able to sit for up to two (2) hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing.