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Application for Assistant Principal of Academics

Cristo Rey Richmond High School is searching for an Assistant Principal of Academics!

The Assistant Principal of Academics, in collaboration with the Principal, assumes responsibility for the quality of the instructional program.   As such, the duties of the Assistant Principal of Academics span several areas (Instructional Leadership, Organizational Leadership, Staffing and Recruitment, School Climate & Culture, and Stakeholder Relationships).  The Assistant Principal of Academics collaborates with students, parents, and faculty & staff at Cristo Rey Richmond High School to ensure students are prepared for success in college through a rigorous, college prep curriculum, and models professional and respectful interactions with other members of the school community at all times.   




Instructional Leadership and Personnel Management  

  • Collaborate with Principal on all hiring, orientation, and professional development of faculty and academic support staff
  • Provide instructional support and feedback to faculty including daily classroom observations, weekly one-on-one meetings, and bi-weekly grade-level meetings 
  • Implement the Danielson Teaching Framework for Enhancing Instructional Practiceduring informal and formal observation cycles
  • Monitor and support the implementation of the Cristo Rey Network Curriculum
  • Support faculty in curriculum development through weekly lesson plan reviews and development of unit plans
  • Establish common planning periods for department and grade clusters and ensure that the uses of cluster meetings are for data analysis, collaborative planning, and professional development
  • Work with Principal and Academic Counselor(s) to analyze student testing data to anticipate academic needs and make recommendations concerning the instructional program, curricular, and academic support needs; Work collaboratively with all staff to create a college-going culture.

Student Support and Program Development 

  • Design and implement academic support program in conjunction with faculty and staff that partners with local universities to provide support for students
  • Work closely with parents and families to support student success 
  • With Principal and counseling staff, schedule meetings with parents of students who are on academic probation and create individualized student progress plans and contracts to promote achievement;
  • Develop and implement an SAT Prep Program for all students and track progress on SAT battery of tests

Data Analysis 

  • In conjunction with the Data Coordinator, produce a weekly Academic Alertdata report to monitor performance of all students 
  • Coordinate data review sessions with faculty and staff to examine student performance and reflect on teacher effectiveness in conjunction with scheduled interim assessments 
  • Assist weekly meetings to review attendance, behavior, and social-emotional development

School Design and Development 

  • Work with principal to design and implement a hiring process to recruit academic team 
  • Assist with the preparation and implementation of the summer training program to prepare freshmen for academic success and work-study internship while building a strong culture in the school
  • Devise annual academic calendar and daily schedules for all faculty and students
  • In conjunction with the Data Coordinator, create and maintain master work-plan excel document and KPI (key performance indicators) report to monitor all critical activities ensure the team completed all tasks in a timely fashion

In addition, the Assistant Principal of Academics will: 

  • Work as an integral member of the administrative team of the school, actively collaborating with the Principal and other administrators to ensure that the school operates as a high-functioning organization;
  • In the absence of the principal, serve with the Associate Principal as the chief administrative officer of the school;
  • Plan and manage Parent-Teacher Conferences;
  • Complete other tasks as assigned by the principal.


  • Uphold the Cristo Rey mission, vision and values
  • Embrace school-wide systems and promote high standards of behavior
  • Collaborate with school leadership, providing input to school programs
  • Actively participate in professional development sessions
  • Communicate professionally with peers, supervisors, parents and students
  • Be committed to a longer school day and calendar year
  • Adhere to professional guidelines as indicated in the staff handbook
  • Participate in school-wide culture and faith formation events, including, but not limited to, Faculty/Staff Retreats, Student Retreats and Mission Meetings
  • To supervise students by being present at all school masses/assemblies
  • As needed, provide substitute classroom coverage
  • Value and support the Corporate Work Study Program as a place of learning and growth for students
  • Know, teach and follow school-wide routines and procedures (CRRHS non-negotiables)
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of students and families
  • Outstanding interpersonal and public relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community
  • Ability to foster a collaborative work environment
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, schedule, and complete job tasks effectively and accurately
  • Ability to skillfully use all Microsoft Office components
  • Ability to appreciate and communicate a passion for Catholic college preparatory education
  • Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  • Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
  • Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology
  • Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, network and state

Physical Requirements

Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  • Possession (or in process) of a valid Virginia license with Administration endorsement (required)
  • Five (5) years of urban teaching experience (preferred)
  • Bilingual (not required)
  • Commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of CRRHS
  • Sensitivity to the ethnic, cultural, racial and religious backgrounds of the students
  • Superior communication skills, the ability to interact confidently and effectively with school staff, students, donors, trustees, school administration
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), the Internet and relevant technology
  • Experience in a faith-based school or not-for-profit environment preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team that requires humility, integrity, tolerance a desire for continuous improvement and openness to feedback

SALARY:  Commensurate with experience and education.

BENEFITS: Full benefits package.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Full-time, exempt position. Occasionally, time will be required for night and weekend meetings and events.