Notre Dame High School, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Brothers of the Congregation of Holy Cross educates the hearts and minds of students who are diverse in ethnicity, talent, and culture. As a community of faith, Notre Dame strives to form each student spiritually, intellectually, and socially to recognize the dignity of all persons and to serve the evolving needs of the world. Our faculty are expected to be men and women of integrity and able to espouse Catholic, Holy Cross, and Notre Dame mission values that will set a positive example for all students.
DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
The Vice Principal of Instruction is a twelve-month, exempt position reporting to the Principal. The position begins July 1 and ends June 30 each year with work hours set at roughly 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The position requires significant extended hours, nights, and weekend work and attendance or travel for school activities (i.e. games, dances, arts, admissions and advancement events, Holy Cross Mission programs, etc.)
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Works collaboratively with other members of the school administration including, but not limited to the President, Principal, Vice Principal of Academic Affairs, Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion, and Director of Campus Ministry to implement the school’s mission
Assists the administrative team in the daily operation of the school (i.e. morning walk-arounds, lunch duty and assembly supervision, discipline board, x period walk-arounds) and including a significant number of evening and weekend school events (i.e. chaperone dances, attendance at games and other school events, etc.)
Assists Principal and the Vice Principal of Academic Affairs in the supervision, observation, and evaluation of faculty
Work with the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to assist faculty in developing culturally responsive curriculum modules to strengthen curricular and instructional expertise and to advance educational equity.
Partners with Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Director of Campus Ministry and Department Chairs to ensure that culturally responsive curriculum modules are integrated throughout the curriculum with an emphasis on Catholic social teaching and social justice standards
Analyzes and utilizes student academic data (e.g., WCEA Accreditation data, Admissions Data, and standardized testing data) for the purpose of developing or co-developing appropriate curriculum and guiding instructional conversations.
Supervises and meets regularly with Department Chairs for curriculum oversight utilizing the support of the Lead Department Chair, as needed, to assist with the following:
Chairs and schedules the monthly Academic Council meeting; develops agenda, distributes agenda and minutes
Revises the Department Chair Handbook and ensures that Department Chairs have updated Department handbooks
Partners with Department Chairs to develop curriculum, maintain curriculum maps, and review on-line Gradebooks as needed.
Oversees content standards and course standardization
Supervises the school Librarian and ensures that library services are coordinated with curriculum and instructional needs
Works with Department Chairs and Director of Communications to maintain and post list of required books and applications for the school year and summer school
Oversees co-curricular programs such as Band, Debate, Theatre and Yearbook.
Partners with Technology office to advise on the implementation of new technology for curriculum and instruction
Supervises faculty in conjunction with Department Chairs, handling parent and student concerns according to outlined procedures
Works with academic department chairs on corrective actions and performance improvement plans for teachers as needed
Analyzes standardized testing data (PSAT, SAT, AP scores) with the Principal and Vice Principal of Academic Affairs and shares them with Department Chairs and faculty.
Plans and chairs all faculty meetings and school-wide professional growth opportunities for faculty, including August and June meetings
Coordinates Back to School Night
Coordinates Parent-Teacher Conferences
Coordinates the final exam schedule and make-up exams
Partners with the Principal in developing year-end summatives for Department Chairs.
Partners with Principal and Department Chairs in observing faculty, and supports Department Chairs in developing faculty year-end summatives.
Oversees department budgets (monitors credit cards and signs check requests)
Support Department Chairs in monitoring faculty use of Canvas and X-period logs
Works with Vice Principal of Academic Affairs to review grade statistic reports and shares them with Department Chairs
Assists Department Chairs in approving guest speakers, field trips, and the use of full length movies in class
Coordinates AP informational meetings for students and parents, and schedules and posts AP Review schedule
Works with Principal, Director of Human Resources, and Business Office to coordinate the recruitment, hiring, supervision, and retention of faculty
Coordinates interviews and teaching demonstrations
Plans and oversees August new faculty orientation
Mentors new faculty through monthly new faculty meetings
Assists Director of Human Resources as needed in updating the Faculty Handbook
Oversees faculty professional growth program, and approves professional development payment requests
Supports Department Chairs in coordinating long-term substitution needs
Oversees main office personnel in coordinating substitutions
Manages and approves faculty attendance
Assists the Principal and Vice Principal of Academic Affairs to insure that Notre Dame’s graduation requirements are in line with college admissions requirements
Coordinates X period tutoring rooms
Works with the technology office and Director of Educational Technology to define, monitor, and implement technology use in the classroom.
Supports the Admissions Office in recruitment, admissions, and financial aid.
Participates as needed in visit days, articulation dinner, HSPT, Open House, interviews, school visits, honors dinner, registration day
Serves as a member of the admissions committee
Serves on the financial aid committee
Analyzes admissions data with principal and admissions team
Assists Principal, Vice Principal of Academic Affairs and admissions team in scheduling incoming freshmen into honors and/or summer bridge courses
Implements the recommendations of WASC/WCEA in coordination with the President and Principal
Coordinates the on-going WASC/WCEA process
Maintains WCEA Data Library
Implements the EIP through faculty committees and assists Principal in preparing annual, 18 month, and/or mid cycle reports
Prepares the school community for the next WASC/WCEA evaluation
Supports the Director of Summer Knights in organizing and directing the 5th-12th grade summer school program
Works with the Principal, Department Chairs, Admissions Team, and Director of Summer Knights to develop courses.
Assists Director of Summer Knights in preparing contracts for summer school faculty in conjunction with the business office
Attends Archdiocesan and other off-campus meetings as needed
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
Practicing Catholic who is an active member of their parish faith community is strongly preferred. .
An advanced degree in a related field is required.
A minimum of five (5) years experience in teaching and/or administration at the secondary level.
Excellent teaching, classroom management, communication, and organization skills and proven experience mentoring other faculty.
High-level of familiarity and competence across cultures and multiple perspectives and a strong commitment to initiatives that support diversity, equity and inclusion.
Knowledgeable in current research, designing culturally responsive curriculum and instruction, coaching for equity, and understanding the complexities of educational equity
Demonstrated skill and experience with utilizing culturally responsive curriculum and instruction and effective pedagogical approaches
Competency in technology skills and use of education technology, and a desire to keep learning and mentoring other faculty.
Willingness to collaborate, innovate, problem solve, and share best practices with colleagues.
Ability to multitask and exhibit excellent time management and efficiency in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Exhibit a personality that demonstrates enthusiasm and possess interpersonal skills that relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the outside community.
Please visit ndhs.org and complete the link for NDHS Vice Principal of Instruction Application via Paycom.
We will be accepting applications through March 1. The selected candidate must be able to start no later than July 1.
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.
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