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Vice Principal

Verbum Dei High School (Los Angeles)






Verbum Dei is a Catholic, Jesuit, college and career preparatory high school, complemented by our corporate internship program, serving young men of Los Angeles and the surrounding communities. We develop self-confident gentlemen who are intellectually motivated, spiritual, contemplative, and courageous in their pursuit of a more humane and just world.

Core Values:
1. Jesuit education that is rooted in the Gospel and inspired by the example of Jesus to promote the full, integral development of students—physical, moral, intellectual, spiritual– so that they embrace challenges, are intellectually motivated, religious, loving, and committed to justice.
2. Cooperation as the hallmark of a community where each person receives the attention, encouragement and support to succeed academically, personally and professionally; and where the common good takes precedence over the interests of any individual or group.
3. Excellence of effort from students, faculty and staff in the classroom, on the job and in co-curricular activities.
4. Generosity of spirit and self-sacrifice that reflects Jesus’ teaching that “…anything you did for one of my brothers or sisters, however humble, you did for me.”
5. Inclusive community of students, parents, faculty, staff, board, donors, alumni, and corporate sponsors that welcomes diverse persons, perspectives, and experiences and respects the God-given dignity of every human being.
6. Integrity evidenced by truthfulness, decency and consideration for others consistently reflected in work, study, activities, and life decisions.
7. Resilience in the face of adversity and challenges.

Essential Functions:
Instructional Coaching and Teacher Support
• Assist the principal in leading teachers towards consistent use of evidenced-based instructional strategies to increase student achievement
• Advise, support, and mentor individual teachers to improve instruction through:
– Consistent classroom observation and feedback
– Facilitating curriculum planning and evaluate annual, unit and lesson plans
– Promoting continuous, high-quality (formative and summative) assessment as a means for evaluating student achievement
• Assist the principal in the appointment, observation, supervision, and evaluation of teachers
• Collaborate with the principal to develop and implement effective professional development plans
• Lead the effort to upgrade the level and quality of professionalism among teachers with regards to:
– Classroom environment and management
– Student/faculty relationships and behavior
– Internal communication
– Compliance with school policies regarding dress code and professional behavior
– Oversee academic support program, office hours, tutoring, academic probation
• Monitor RenWeb and other learning management system, ensuring proper design and educational support
• Assist teachers and staff with use of instructional technology in classroom lessons
Student Success
• Monitor and track the academic performance of all students
• Communicate with teachers, parents, and other administrators about student difficulties, supports, and
• Lead the Director of Student Support and Director of Counseling to identify and respond to student needs
• Oversee and direct all academic support programs (HERO, Tutoring)
• Communicate regularly with parents to promote parent involvement and student success
Supervision Responsibilities
• Supervises Dean of Students, Campus Ministry, and Counseling Departments
Administrative Responsibilities
• Participate in Admissions Committee meetings
• Coordinate progress report and report card generation
• Collaborates with the Principal, Director of Corporate Internship Program, and Dean of Students on issues related
to academic policy, the student handbook, and the code of student conduct
• Support the assessment process for reading, math, and other related assessments (PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP).
• Oversee summer school
• Participate and oversee a variety of evening or weekend activities, as needed
• Serve as Acting Principal when Principal is away from the school
• Teach 1 section as needed
• Complete other and additional duties as assigned by the Principal


Desirable Qualifications:
• Masters degree preferred
• Coursework in Learning Differences, Curriculum, Urban Education preferred
• Personal commitment to the Jesuit mission and work-study nature of the school
• Successful experience as a teacher or administrator in a Catholic or independent
• Successful experience working with students and parents in an urban setting.

Additional Duties:
Additional duties include weekly yard duty, proctoring, study hall monitoring, after-school
tutoring and substitute teaching. All Verbum Dei teachers need to feel comfortable with, and
actively participate in, the spiritual and co- curricular aspects of the school.

Interested candidates should submit a Letter of Intent explaining your interest in Verbum Dei High School. Please include ways in which you would contribute to the mission and what elements of your background and experience make you a good candidate for our community. Please also attach a resume with your submission. Intent letter and resume should be emailed to Maribel Andrade, Principal’s Assistant,

Information/Application Contact

Verbum Dei High School (Los Angeles)

11100 S Central Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90059