Elementary School Assistant Principal (2022-2023)

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Positions Report to: Principal

Start: July 2022 (This is a 12-month position)

Hours: 7:40am - 4:15pm + some out of school time responsibilities

Compensation: $90,000-$110,000 (EHTP also offers a comprehensive benefits package.) 

FLSA Status: Exempt


Who We Are

East Harlem Scholars Academies are community-based Pre-K to 12 public charter schools operated by East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP). EHTP began in 1958 as a children's reading group and has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a network of public charter schools focused on significantly increasing the college graduation rate in East Harlem. We are on track to serve at least 25% of East Harlem students by 2025, with enrollment for this year at approximately 2200 students in our schools and after school programs. In 2020, 99% of our seniors were accepted to college, and our current scholars in college are on-track to graduate at eight times the national average of their peers.

At EHTP we also aim to serve as an agent of change and thoughtfully contribute to the national fight for racial equity. Through our organization-wide commitment to anti-racism work, we prepare our scholars to effect change, challenge the status quo, and thrive in the world around them. As staff members, we face our own racial identities and conscious and unconscious biases. With this in mind, all of our professional development, curriculum, organizational materials, and processes are designed with a goal of racial justice. Read our racial equity statement here.

We ground all of our work in racial equity, in our core values, and in our four guiding pursuits: the Revolutionary Pursuit of Love, the Radical Pursuit of Knowledge, the Responsive Pursuit of Healing, and in the Relentless Pursuit of Results. These pursuits inform and are reflected in our current four key strategic priorities: to increase high-impact, high-quality academic curriculum, programming content, staff capacity, and coaching; to embrace and advance our use of technology; to deepen our embodiment of ethical and equitable radical humanity; and to efficiently operationalize teaching, learning, community, and care. 

For more information about Scholars Academies, please visit us at



The mission of the Assistant Principal is to actualize the vision for teaching, learning, and care of the Principal and Network Team by organizing and coaching a team of teachers and teacher-leaders to evaluate, implement, and assess curriculum, assessments, culture systems, and family engagement practices.


What are the top 3-6 things the ideal candidate will accomplish in the first 3-5 years?

Instructional Leadership

  • Partner directly with the principal to support implementation of the instructional vision for the school
  • Ensure the successful implementation of developmentally appropriate, rigorous curricula and instructional materials
  • Coordinate with outside professional developers and organizations to provide support and/or resources for curriculum development and instructional support
  • Oversee instructional professional development, providing targeted support to teachers where needed
  • Support the Dean of Instruction, Student Support Services Coordinator and ELL Specialist to ensure the instructional needs of all scholars are met

Teacher Hiring, Coaching & Support

  • Partner directly with the principal to hire, coach, and support teachers via a rigorous selection model and robust coaching and professional development program
  • Ensure that instructional staff receives accurate and timely information regarding performance and professional responsibilities
  • Drive system for collection of teacher lesson plans and delivery of feedback. 
  • Conduct observations and formal performance reviews for teachers and staff
  • Implement and oversee performance improvement plans, as necessary
  • Actively contribute to decisions regarding staff retention and compensation

Assessments, Data Analysis & Action Planning

  • Implement a successful school-wide assessment and data analysis program
  • Create a timetable for internal and state-mandated external assessment in core subjects
  • Oversee the administration, collection, and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data from statewide, interim and other assessments
  • Facilitate data reflection protocols for the purpose of teacher reflection, improved practice, and programmatic changes
  • Generate summary student performance reports to be reviewed by Board and Leadership Team

Positive School and Classroom Culture

  • Partner actively with the Director of School Culture & Family Engagement to support teachers to successfully implement the school’s instructional model
  • Support teachers to build rigorous, nurturing classroom communities that maintain East Harlem Scholars Academies’ high academic and social expectations for students
  • Build relationships with families through frequent communication about student progress

Reflection and Continuous Improvement

  • Actively work to improve own practice to acquire and enhance the skills and knowledge necessary for supporting excellent instruction and to increase overall effectiveness in the school community
  • Assume responsibility for all scholars’ success by holding staff and oneself accountable to expectations set by the East Harlem Scholars Academies community


How will the ideal candidate’s career or life hopefully be transformed by working at East Harlem Scholars Academies?

As a result of working with us, you will deepen and widen your philosophy and practice of anti-ractist schooling through internal reflection, community-building, peer-to-peer feedback, and effective habits of dialogue. Additionally, you will know why you believe what you believe about the intersectionality of scholars, family, teachers, classrooms, and community.


Who are you and what do you bring?

  • Extensive familiarity with strong curriculum design and with various assessment and data analysis tools
  • Prior management experience
  • Experience working with diverse populations of students and families across lines of sameness and difference
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and learning through professional development
  • Demonstrated success in significantly raising the achievement levels of students
  • Belief in the East Harlem Tutorial Program mission, education model and core values


Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years classroom or other relevant experience with strong record of high student achievement
  • Ability to design high-quality staff professional development sessions and tools
  • Masters Degree in Elementary Education, Literacy, or related field preferred

For the safety of our students and staff, East Harlem Tutorial Program requires all staff members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We do allow for medical and religious exemptions that adhere to our policy and CDC guidelines. If you have any questions and would like further information, please reach out to


Thank you for taking the time to submit an application.

Positions Report to: Principal

Start: July 2022 (This is a 12-month position)

Hours: 7:40am - 4:15pm + some out of school time responsibilities

Compensation: $90,000-$110,000 (EHTP also offers a comprehensive benefits package.) 

FLSA Status: Exempt



Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Start Date
    August 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    July 5, 2022
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required


New York, NY, USA

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