St. Justin School is located in Santa Clara, CA. The staff is committed to our mission of welcoming, serving, and forming all children, with an emphasis on the all. We believe that we have a moral imperative to provide a seat at the table of God for all who desire a quality Catholic education. Everything that we do is always anchored with students at the center. It takes a village to live out our mission and that is why St. Justin prioritizes parent partnerships. The work that we do is about relationships in order to form future leaders of the world with a lens and heart for social justice!

Vision for Vice Principal

  • The Vice Principal is an instructional leader who is a learner with the teachers. They understand teachers are not a blank slate, recognize the importance of building trust with teachers, and provide meaningful and focused coaching to teachers.
  • The Vice Principal is a boundary spanner who listens intentionally and rewrites the narrative of the status quo by encouraging others to presume positive intentions, to seek to understand, and having a united front with the Principal.
  • The Vice Principal partners with the Principal to implement and manage the policies, regulations, and procedures of the Department of Catholic Schools to ensure that all students are working towards meeting or exceeding the State Core Curriculum Content Standards following the approved curricula and directives of the school.
  • Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for discipline of students, supervision of staff, scheduling, curriculum development, admissions and marketing, program evaluation, supervision of extracurricular activities, and general operations of the school.

Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Model Catholic values in all interactions with faculty/staff, students, school families and the greater community.
  • Actively foster and support Catholic beliefs, traditions and practices.
  • Operates with positive candor and transparency to create a strong, healthy adult culture tied to our root beliefs and core values.
  • Makes rounds after school to engage teachers and offers support and encouragement where needed.
  • Assist in the planning of a professional development program that is relevant to the needs of the faculty and improves student learning.
  • Assist in the orientation and mentoring of new faculty and staff.
  • Exhibits a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community.
  • Seeks to build and foster partnerships with and among faculty, staff, parents, and students.
  • Assists in establishing and promoting high standards and expectations for all students and staff.
  • Keeps the staff informed and seeks ideas for the improvement of the school.
  • Adopts and aids in others adopting an attitude to learning that is student centered, meeting students where they are.
  • Fosters a Never Give Up mentality and growth mindset.

Other or Shared Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Principal with administrative functions of the school as assigned by the Principal.
  • Attends required staff meetings and serves, as appropriate, on staff committees.

This Position:

  • Supervises the instructional programs assigned by the Principal.
  • Evaluates lesson plans and observes classes on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies.
  • Supervises personnel as assigned by the Principal to ensure that all job responsibilities are met and exceeded.
  • Supervises assigned non-classroom areas and non-instructional times, including arrival and dismissal of students.
  • Shares in the supervision of school-wide and extra-curricular activities, including evening events.
  • Attends parent meetings and other school functions

Language Skills:

  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary.
  • Uses excellent written and oral English skills when communicating with students, parents, and colleagues.

Other Requirements:

  • Employee must have knowledge of Catholic Church and Catholic school structure, system and culture.
  • Attends Catholic School Vice Principal meetings.

Education, License, Certificates, and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a valid CA Credential
  • Master’s Degree in Administrative Leadership or Educational Leadership preferred
  • Have a minimum of five (5) years excellent experience in teaching and/or administration

Salary and Compensation

Salary based on DSJ Teacher Salary Scale commensurate with experience plus leadership stipend.

This position is eligible for benefits.

How to Apply:

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