Elementary/Middle School Assistant Principal

Job Type

Full Time




311 West 120th Steet
New York
United States


Reports To: Principal


The New York French American Charter School is Prek-6 school, located in the heart of Harlem and the Francophone Community. Comprised of parents, teachers and families from over 80 different countries and nationalities around the world, the school provides lessons in cultural diversity alongside a strong bi-lingual education in an immersive environment. We offer immersive French classes to non-French speakers and through our ICT classes we are the only school in the U.S to offer immersive French courses to children with special needs.


The position requires an educational leader, with a highly developed level of interpersonal empathy. The successful candidate will be able to navigate complex cultures, and demonstrate an international mind-set. He/she will bring a rich experience with national and international curricular frameworks. Personal attributes expected include self-motivation, the ability to think both strategically and tactically, and the flexibility to successfully work within a diverse and demanding school environment.

In partnership with the School Principal, the Assistant Principal will:

  • Understand and can articulate the school’s Mission and Guiding Principles to students, faculty, families, staff, and the public outside the school
  • Promote the School’s educational philosophy, initiatives, and the development and sustainability of a collective and vibrant middle school community
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what is required to develop small, supportive, professional learning communities
  • Encourage and designs opportunities for collaborative decision-making among faculty, students, families, and staff
  • Encourage and creates opportunities for healthy critique
  • Engage enthusiastically with and responds positively to the needs of students, faculty, families, and staff
  • Support the principal in all his/her responsibilities and for the on-going improvement of the school in optimizing the learning of all students
  • Be responsible for the smooth running of the school in the Principal’s absence, including daily communication to teachers
  • Support the principal to place students in appropriate grades, homerooms, classes and other programs, and in such support systems as determined appropriate by teachers, and following up on the progress of those students who have been referred
  • Help coordinate security and safety procedures
  • Support the Principal to direct, supervise, and evaluate and appraise faculty and staff in accordance with the standards, policies and practices of the School

Duties and Responsibilities:

Student Support and Success

  • Meet with advisors and counselors who need additional support regarding students of concern socially or behaviorally
  • Meet with students, teachers, and parents to support students with repeated or more serious behavioral concerns
  • Lead communication with parents regarding discipline
  • Meet weekly with the referral team to oversee support for all students with academic and/or social emotional concerns

Faculty and Staff

  • Goal setting and observation of teachers in collaboration with the Principal
  • Meet weekly with all grade level teams regarding implementation of Advisory Program
  • Manage annual schedule for the School
  • Analyze needs for schedule changes for following year driven by curricula, staffing, space needs of the School
  • Assist School Principal in the recruiting and selection of all faculty


  • Lead Professional Development for teachers & staff
  • Work with School Principal to oversee changes and implementation of curriculum
  • Assist in presentation of curriculum information to parents (e.g. curriculum evenings, parent coffees)

Education, Work Experience, and Skills Requirements

  • M.A. or M.Ed. in educational leadership, administration and supervision, curriculum and instruction, or related field
  • New York School Building Leader Certification
  • Experience in a leadership role, preferably in an international, multi-lingual setting
  • Excellent leadership, inter-personal, communication skills
  • Experience leading and implementing social emotional programs to promote academic success
  • Teaching experience in a middle school, preferably in an international, multi-lingual setting
  • Knowledge of current research in education, administration and supervision
  • Experience evaluating and appraising teachers, preferably in an international setting
  • Effective management of conflict in the workplace
  • Native French Speaker Preferred

·        Competitive salary package commensurate with education and experience plus excellent Benefits package

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree