Vista College Prep, Assistant Principal - Instruction 2022-23 (Phoenix, AZ)

Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Date published: 13-May-2022

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Why Join Team VCP:


Vista College Prep is a growing network of high-performing tuition-free public charter schools in historically underserved communities of Phoenix.  VCP was founded in 2013 with the belief that demographics do not determine destiny and that all students deserve an excellent education.  



Our organization is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.  We believe that diversity is crucial for effecting lasting change, is one of VCP’s greatest strengths, and that the full potential of our diverse network will be reached only when we are an inclusive community.



What sets us apart?  Our small class sizes, family engagement, rigorous curriculum, targeted professional development, and-most of all-our mission-aligned team. VCP staff are committed to anti-racism and educational equity, more than ever as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.  VCP’s joyful, urgent, intentional culture underscores all we do to make our schools a proof point for what is possible for our growing community of students in Arizona.  Join us!



Role Mission: 


The Assistant Principal-Instruction (API) works with the school’s Principal and leadership team to ensure that strong instructional and teacher coaching systems lead all VCP students to demonstrate dramatic academic gains and internalize VCP core values.  In this role, you will help lead the school’s efforts to create a supportive, structured, inclusive, achievement-oriented, and joyful school culture for all scholars. The API will also coach a portfolio of teachers and staff.



Your Impact:



Teacher Development

  • Coach a portfolio of teachers and staff members;

  • Plan and deliver appropriate professional development for teachers as assigned by the Principal or Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) Team;

  • Support and hold teachers accountable for meeting high standards for student academic and behavioral performance;

  • Working with the campus Leadership Team, manage teachers’ administrative duties, and school-wide administrative tasks (e.g. report cards, classroom libraries);


Student Achievement

  • Support the Principal in leading and overseeing the school’s instructional program (curriculum and assessment);

  • Analyze student achievement data as well as teacher performance data on variety of metrics, both quantitative and qualitative, and use data to collaborate with Principal and C&I team to plan responsive PD;

  • Ensure that every student shows dramatic achievement gains and that the school meets the ambitious performance goals set by Vista College Prep;

  • Support coordination related to standardized student assessments and evaluations, including state assessments, interim assessments, and nationally normed assessments;


Student Culture

  • Teach and reinforce VCP’s school-wide behavior management systems;

  • Build positive relationships with students grounded in respect, enthusiasm, achievement, courage, hard work and self-determination through structured social-emotional learning;

  • Ensure that behavioral expectations and school culture standards are met inside of the classroom as well as outside, leading to safe bus rides, meal times, enrichment, and dismissal;


​​​​​Parent and Family Engagement

  • Communicate regularly with families regarding student performance and academic achievement;

  • Respond to family concerns promptly and effectively;

  • Support staff in coordinating family meetings and special events;

  • Participate in home visits at the start of every year for new-to-Vista College Prep families;


School Leadership

  • Collaborate with Principal and campus LT to reinforce data-centered and achievement-oriented school culture; 

  • Participate in regular leadership team meetings at the school level and network level;

  • Lead or co-lead assigned aspects of school-wide routines such as pick-up & drop-off, lunch procedures, etc;

  • Continuously improve effectiveness of instructional coaching, using the performance rubric as a guide; 

  • Participate in additional activities including field trips, intensive academic support sessions, and other required programs as needed throughout the year.



Your Qualifications:

  • Passionate commitment to the mission of Vista College Prep;

  • Track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains or comparable results;

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to consistently deliver on time, even amidst many moving parts;

  • Ability to approach situations with optimism and perseverance; 

  • Excellent communication skills; 

  • Spanish proficiency or fluency preferred, but not required;  

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree preferred; 

  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in urban public school setting preferred, but not required;

  • Valid IVP fingerprint clearance card.




Compensation:  We offer a competitive compensation package, and comprehensive health and retirement benefits for qualifying employees.  All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including all curricular materials, relevant and quality professional development, laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.  



Apply Today! Email a resume and cover letter to Bridget White at bwhite@vistacollegeprep.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  For more information, please visit our website: www.vistacollegeprep.org



Vista College Prep is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building an organization that embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), genetics, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by law. We believe that diverse teams build better outcomes, bring more perspective to the table, contribute to our success and the success of our students, and help foster a more inclusive environment for all employees.


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