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Assistant Principal of Student Affairs $95,000.00 – $112,500.00

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (La Canada)






Job description
Our organization is seeking an Assistant Principal to help lead our student population. The ideal candidate for this position will be a charismatic leader with impeccable communication skills who is adept at creating system-wide programs to improve the education of students. The successful candidate must also be an innovative problem-solver with a background in high student achievement and a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development.

Summary: Reporting directly to the Principal, the Assistant Principal of Student Affairs works with the Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction assisting the Principal in the administration and supervision of the high school, exercising such authority in absence of the Principal.

The Assistant Principal of Student Affairs provides leadership and assists the Principal in maintaining an environment that reflects the school’s mission to educate young women for a life of faith, integrity, and truth. This position is part of the High School Administrative Team and Academy Administration. The position requires that the person be a practicing Roman Catholic.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity is a vital element of Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy’s mission to educate young women for a life of faith, integrity and truth. At Flintridge Sacred Heart, we seek to create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive community and we value and appreciate the uniqueness contained within each person so as to honor the diversity of God’s creation.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assists the Principal in the administration and supervision of the high school and may exercise such authority in the absence of the Principal.
  • Oversees Co-curricular program, coordinates Affinity Groups and Student Activities
  • Calendar Oversight and Coordination
  • Oversees student restorative justice practices and behavior related policies
  • Student Program and Support Management
  • Senior Leadership Membership

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Flintridge Sacred Heart is committed to providing a work environment that is free of discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, Flintridge Sacred Heart maintains a strict policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy applies to all employees of Flintridge Sacred Heart, including supervisors and non-supervisory employees. All aspects of employment with Flintridge Sacred Heart will be governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by an individual’s race, ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, marital status, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, disability (physical or mental including HIV/AIDS diagnosis), pregnancy (including breastfeeding and conditions related to breastfeeding), medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), age (40 or over), military and veteran status, or exercising the right to any legally provided leave of absence in the application of any policy, practice, rule or regulation. All decisions made with respect to recruiting and hiring, evaluations and promotions for all job classifications will be based solely on individual qualifications as related to the requirements of the position. Likewise, all other personnel matters such as compensation, benefits, transfers, lay-offs, training, educational opportunities and programs will be administered free from any illegal discriminatory practices.


Education and Experience:

  • Must be a practicing Roman Catholic
  • BA in education or related field. MA in education, educational leadership, or related field, preferred
  • 5+ years’ successful secondary teaching/counseling experience
  • 3+ years’ in academic leadership, mentoring/supervising teachers
  • Enjoys working with students in non-classroom settings. Knows how engage students’ interests, talents, and desire to be good global citizens.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational and managerial skills
  • Experience as a team-builder and collaborator. Able to build effective relationships with staff, faculty, students and parents.
  • Commitment to establishing a safe, disciplined environment that fosters mutual respect
  • Strong problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with, able to incorporate restorative/reconciliation practices.
  • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities and maintains confidentiality
  • Comfortable with technology. Proficient with MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Google Suites. Good knowledge of Excel and the use of academic technology.
  • Ability to accurately compile and assess data, summarize information and provide reports to the Principal, Board of Directors, Archdiocese or others as needed.
  • Ability to apply laws, policies, regulations, and procedures fairly and consistently.
  • Engages in regular professional development to keep current with best practices in education and trends in the legal landscape.

Working Characteristics

  • Mission: Provides mission-based leadership to support and integrate into department practices the values and spirit of a Flintridge Sacred Heart education.
  • Organization: Must possess ability to multitask, attend to detail, organize work effectively, meet deadlines and report status of work in a regular and systematic fashion; strong project management skills are essential.
  • Communication: Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills; basic presentation skills and ability to develop and present presentations to small and large groups.
  • People Skills: Strong interpersonal and social skills. Must seek to create and maintain positive relationships with employees, parents, alumnae, donors and other school constituencies encountered.
  • Initiative: Must possess the ability to proactively initiate, participate and follow through in strategic planning matters and on work assigned. Positive attitude and teamwork perspective are essential.
  • Learning Posture: Must maintain a learning posture, embrace change and individual and institutional growth. Expected to remain current with industry standards, participate in professional development training and the annual employee retreat.

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (La Canada)

440 St. Katherine Drive

La Canada, CA 91011