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Vice Principal of Student Affairs

American Martyrs School (Manhattan Beach)






Position Description
The Vice Principal of Student Affairs works collaboratively with other members of the school’s administrative and instructional teams to create and maintain a safe, healthy, and supportive environment for all learners.

Under the direction of the Principal and with consultation from the Vice-Principals, the Vice Principal of Student Affairs will be is responsible for:

Performing the duties of a school administrator in accordance with the current policies as outlined in the Administrative and Employee Handbooks of the Archdiocese.
Administering the school’s code of conduct and parent handbook as they pertain to students.
Developing, coordinating, and communicating policies and procedures relative to student activities and the school handbooks that help the school maintain a healthy and safe climate where students learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their actions, and exercise leadership.
Serving as a member of the school’s WCEA-WASC self-study leadership team.
Serving as an ambassador for the school and the community at large including parents, alumni, neighbors, community leaders, and professional colleagues.
Preparing and editing written correspondence as needed to support the events, programs, and instructional effort of American Martyrs School.
Coordinating and providing active supervision during recess/nutrition breaks and lunch times. Including development and communication of the teacher supervision schedule by trimester.
Providing organizational and academic coaching to students who require advocacy beyond the classroom including conducting weekly check-in meetings, parent/teacher communication, and progress reporting.
Facilitating the 5th – 8th grade weekly detention period including teacher correspondence regarding the students who have earned detention and students who have satisfied the consequence after each weekly session.
Coordinating the annual textbook and consumable book supply orders for grades PK-8 including fulfilling mid-year orders, student loss/replacement books, and vendor relations.
Coordinating and providing supervision at extra-curricular school events.
Maintaining physical and digital documentation of all student discipline situations including student statements, parent/student meeting notes, and consequence acknowledgement forms.
Coordinating investigations involving potential breaches of the school’s code of conduct including facilitating student interviews, taking student/yard supervisor/teacher statements, all follow-up communication with parents, teachers, and school administrative team.
Coordinating meetings and events as needed for matters relative to student safety and discipline.
Adhering to the policies and procedures of the Archdiocesan Employee Handbook and the American Martyrs School Faculty and Staff Handbook.


Qualifications for Vice-Principals and Dean of Students:
All Preferred candidates must demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:
A Master’s degree in education or educational leadership from an accredited university.
A valid teaching credential.
A valid certification for Basic First Aid and CPR.
A minimum of five years of teaching experience preferably in a Catholic educational setting.
A high degree of discretion dealing with confidential information.
A strong set of written and verbal communication skills.
An ability and willingness to work independently and as a team.
A Catholic in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church.
A strong set of interpersonal, verbal communication and written communication skills with a history of working collaboratively with others.
A history of professional goal-setting, organization, implementation, and reflection for projects and programs.
A strong command of digital skills including use of Microsoft Office, PowerSchool or equivalent Parish/School data management system, Adobe Acrobat, Google applications, and Edlio or other teacher website equivalent.
A willingness to employ new technologies.
A flexible demeanor and willingness to adapt to school schedule changes, special events, and celebrations that helps foster the school’s mission of teaching to the whole child.
A perspective of Catholic education as a ministry, not just a job.

Information/Application Contact

American Martyrs School (Manhattan Beach)

1701 Laurel Ave

Manhattan Beach, California