Middle School Assistant Principal (2024-2025)

Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Published 6 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
July 8, 2024
Master's Degree Required
Experience Level
USD $118,780 - $133,688 / year


Assistant Principal, Middle School

Positions Report to: Principal

Start: July 2024 (This is a 12-month position)

Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm + some out of school time responsibilities

Compensation: $118,780 - $133,688  (We believe in compensating staff members fairly in relation to each other. We take into consideration qualifications, credentials, years of experience, and one's impact on behalf of the organization - internal and external equity is taken seriously. East Harlem Scholars Academies 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 within grades 6th - 8th 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 the 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
  • Provide support 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 the 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

Who are you and what do you bring?

  • A commitment to equity and anti-racism especially working in traditionally underserved communities
  • Extensive familiarity with strong curriculum design and with various assessment and data analysis tools
  • Prior management experience with a track record of strong academic results in a similar environment
  • 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
  • Strong self-awareness and awareness of others and the ability to lead adults effectively and manage stakeholder relationships
  • Strong personal organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects
  • Belief in the East Harlem Scholars Academies mission, education model and core values

Educational Background and Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years classroom or other relevant experience with strong record of high student achievement
  • Minimum 2 years leadership or other relevant experience coaching and managing teachers to ensure high student achievement
  • Ability to design high-quality staff professional development sessions and tools
  • Masters Degree in Education, Literacy, or related field preferred

Please note that many do not meet 100% of the desired qualifications. If much of this describes you, we encourage you to still apply.

Thank you for taking the time to submit an application.

Assistant Principal, Middle School

Positions Report to: Principal

Start: July 2024 (This is a 12-month position)

Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm + some out of school time responsibilities

Compensation: $118,780 - $133,688  (We believe in compensating staff…

Level of Language Proficiency

Spanish is preferred but not required.

Spanish is preferred but not required.


2050 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10029, USA

How to Apply

Similar Jobs


Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.