Assistant Principal: Academics

Position begins:  July 1, 2022
Application due date: October 18, 2021


About Junipero Serra High

Junipero Serra High School is a Catholic college preparatory for boys located in San Mateo, in the heart of the San Francisco Peninsula. Serra’s legacy spans more than 75 years of excellence in Catholic education. A rich and rigorous academic curriculum, a wide range of extracurricular activities, and an environment of support, compassion, and mutual respect are hallmarks of Serra. Serra’s faculty and staff are deeply committed to mentoring their students, providing a framework for young men to grow in faith, intellect and character.

Position Summary

The Assistant Principal for Academics (APA) will be at the forefront of academic leadership that educates a diverse student body and leads a faculty that is mission driven, student focused and standards based. The APA understands helping boys explore independent approaches to learning fosters both imagination and innovation to address real-world problems. In support of an intellectually curious academic environment and student-centered curricula, the APA will work with an outstanding faculty to advance pedagogical techniques integrated throughout the academic profile and student experience. 

The APA will pursue the school’s mission to distinguish itself globally as a school of innovation, creativity and service driven by its commitment to principles of Catholic education, personal growth and social responsibility. The APA will model forward-thinking approaches to education that will include appropriate use of technology throughout the academic program.  The APA will contribute to the design of facilities that inspire excellence, collaboration and learning.  

The APA reports to the Principal, serves as member of the Principal’s Leadership Team and assists the Principal in the overall administration of the school program. The APA supervises and delegates appropriate responsibilities to the Dean of Studies, the Director of Counseling, the Academic Department Chairs, the Director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC), the Librarian and the Registrar.  The APA  oversees the professional development program, student information management systems and technology support.

Dean of Studies

  • Direct all programs of teacher supervision, oversee classroom observations, provide coaching and feedback, monitor student feedback, manage professional growth plans and design teacher improvement plans as necessary
  • Manage, track, and supervise all students’ progress towards graduation, including students on  academic probation
  • Foster a culture and professional development environment that supports continuous improvement in the Education Improvement Plan
  • Research and provide training on best practices regarding educational technology for innovative curriculum and instruction
  • Coordinate curriculum and staff development
  • Oversee staffing and creation of master schedule with Department Chairs

 Director of Counseling 

  • Mediate parent-student-teacher conflicts regarding academic issues, in collaboration with appropriate counselor or teacher
  • Oversee the Counseling Department and Academic Resource Center
  • Coordinate course approval with University of California and the NCAA

Academic Department Chairs

  • Assist in hiring for faculty and staff positions 
  • Monitor all programs of teacher supervision, oversee classroom observations, provide coaching and feedback, monitor student feedback, manage professional growth plans and design teacher improvement plans as necessary
  • Evaluate curriculum and course offerings in collaboration with Assistant Principal and Dean of Studies

Director of the Academic Resource Center (ARC) 

  • Oversee an integrated program of support and inclusion for students with documented learning differences
  • Develop individualized learning plans.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Academic Resource Center
  • Mediate parent-student-teacher conflicts that impact student progress

Librarian 

  • Oversee library services along with digital research tools and print media resources
  • Promote information literacy 
  • Research and provide training on best practices regarding educational technology for innovative curriculum and instruction

Registrar

  • Manage and track all students’ progress towards graduation
  • Serve as student information systems manager
  • Assist in coordinating department awards
  • Assist in coordinating course and student scheduling 
  • Assist in coordinating midterm and semester examination schedules

To Apply, please email the documents listed below to: human resources
Cover Letter and Resume
statement of educational philosophy outlining teaching and learning pedagogy
List of references or at least three letters of recommendation

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
All employees of the Archdiocese of San Francisco shall be employed without regard to race, color, sex, ethnic or national origin. and pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history.