Assistant Principal 2018-19 SY | Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

About Alliance College-Ready Public Schools

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools is the largest nonprofit charter organization in Los Angeles, serving 12,500 low-income students across 28 free, public charter high schools and middle schools. Alliance schools are small, with up to 150 students per grade level. They are designed to prepare students for the intellectual rigor of college coursework, equipping them with digital literacy skills required for 21st century careers.  We’re a well-established charter network with a proven record of success in preparing our students for college.  In the next phase of our evolution, we will strive to ensure that our students are set up for success in college and beyond, with the goals of every Alliance school performing in the top quartile of all California schools and 75% of Alliance graduates completing a four-year college degree. Now is the time to join us to work for long-lasting change for our scholars.

Role Summary

Alliance is seeking outstanding instructional leaders and managers to shepherd its schools into the next chapter of even greater academic excellence. Assistant Principals support the Principal in instructional leadership, vision-setting, cultural leadership, and strategic planning. Alliance school leaders possess a deep knowledge of great teaching and instruction, and have demonstrated success in engaging and inspiring a school community to institute a rigorous, engaging curriculum while achieving high levels of student achievement. Assistant Principals must be deeply committed to serving a diverse student population and ensuring that these students are prepared for success in college and beyond.

Essential Responsibilities

Instructional Leadership

  • Uses relevant data to define essential improvement targets in collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Ensures that instructional programs and courses are implemented within California Standards.
  • Facilitates portions of inclusive decision-making processes in curriculum adoption and improvement, lesson cycles, intervention strategies, and non-cognitive strategies.
  • Holds teachers, teacher leaders and department chairs accountable to improve scholar outcomes through effective data-driven instruction.  

Vision and Cultural Leadership

  • Projects and encourages a positive, cooperative atmosphere within the school.
  • Supports a positive school climate in which students can develop a sense of responsibility, self-worth, and good citizenship.
  • Maintains communication with the student body in regular meetings and interactions.
  • Develops a program of orientation and acclimation for all new students.
  • Maintains strong relationships with parents.


  • Observes caseload of teachers on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, accurately capturing strengths, growth areas, and measurable progress.
  • Provides supervision and evaluation of assigned teachers, counselors, and staff.
  • Supports the Principal to build a system of continuous improvement to respond quickly yet strategically to organizational health data.

Strategy and Operations

  • Supports principal to allocate and manage resources to support scholar achievement.
  • Enforces rules consistent with approved Charter petition, school’s philosophy and current law.
  • Promote the general health, safety and welfare of the student body, guiding, supervising and/or coordinating all student activities to include school related activities outside of school hours.
  • Coordinate student enrollment, programming, and maintenance of cumulative records.
  • Submit all reports required by state, authorizer or other regulatory agency.


Education and Experience:

  • A graduate degree in education, educational leadership, public administration or a related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Two or more years of extensive, directly related and progressive experience.
  • Possess and maintain a valid California Teaching Credential or PPS Credential & Administrative Services credential.


  • Experience with differentiated instruction and alternative assessments.
  • A track record as a successful and progressive educator.
  • Experience with diverse student populations in urban settings.
  • Strong computer skills; e.g. Microsoft Office Suite, school information systems.
  • Spanish speaker (preferred).

Beliefs and Mindset:

  • Ability to be flexible and calm in the face of stressful circumstances
  • Deep belief in growth mindset and the power of “yet”
  • Models respect and humility in all interactions
  • Belief in Alliance’s educational philosophy
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
  • Ability to build and cultivate relationships with teachers, coaches, school leaders and home office departments
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team
  • Understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture


Alliance College-Ready Public Schools prides itself in offering its employees a competitive salary and excellent group benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage for the employee and her/his eligible dependents. Retirement benefits are also offered and include an employer match/contribution.