Assistant Principal for Student Services
Father Judge High School
3301 Solly Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19136
As the Assistant Principal of Student Services, you will foster a faith-based, student-centered and rigorously outcomes-driven culture. You will lead and supervise a talented and dedicated team of teachers in educating students to be prepared for college, career, and beyond. A successful leader stands in solidarity with students and families from all backgrounds and is a student of and roots their decision making in the principles of Catholic social teaching. A successful leader believes in the potential of all students from all backgrounds, is empathetic to the challenges of families coming from a wide range of socioeconomic situations, understands and does not place limits on the aspirations of students and their families, and views Catholic education in the City of Philadelphia as vital means of upward mobility.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Collaborate with the principal in integrating the Catholic faith and culture into the school’s entire program.
• Provide personal and visible leadership to all members of the learning community and seek continuous school improvement in a student-centric environment.
• Work collaboratively with all members of the administration.
• Collaborate with faculty, parents, and students to provide a school climate
conducive to learning.
• Support faculty in building positive relationships and community in classrooms, especially as it relates to issues of discipline, classroom management, and belonging.
• Design, develop, communicate, and carry out a continually relevant discipline policy which ensures the dignity of the student in all matters.
• Communicate all discipline matters of a serious nature to the Office of Catholic Education in a timely fashion and complete all required documents. ∙
• Follow all mandated reporting procedures as designated by the Office of Child and Youth Protection and ensure all policies are followed by colleagues at the school who are handling any student issues.
• Maintain all records for student attendance, tardiness, and discipline following procedures as determined by the student information system.
• Establish dialogue with parents, students, and faculty relative to student discipline problems, attendance problems, and guidance services.
• Supervise student conduct at school-related events and throughout the school day.
• Assign and coordinate effective policies for students in cafeteria and auditorium. ∙
• Plan, practice, and supervise safe school policies including all drills, evacuations, etc., and keep records of all plans and practices.
• Complete student safety reports for the Office of Catholic Education and other entities as requested.
• Supervise the work of the health office.
• Supervise the work of the counseling office.
• Demonstrate instructional leadership by understanding academic standards, unit planning and by participating in the evaluation of teachers.
• Prepare the budget for the Student Service Office in collaboration with the president and principal.
• Be highly present and visible throughout the school day.
• Support crisis management efforts in collaboration with school leaders.
• Coordinate with the counseling staff in supporting student development of self-regulation and positive, effective coping skills.
• Apply appropriate consequences for behavior, including demerits, detention, and suspension.
• Prepare and distribute student and faculty ID cards and hall passes.
• Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the principal or president.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
• Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a concentration in educational administration
o Pennsylvania Principal Certification preferred
• Administrative or supervisory experience are desired where applicable.
• Applicants to be practicing Catholics as verified by the pastor of the parish in which they are members.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work productively and positively with staff, parents, and community.
• Strong motivational and organizational skills.
• Ability to promote an environment which fosters high expectations for students, staff, and self.
• Ability to monitor student progress and promote student achievement for all students.
• Successful participation in staff and curriculum development activities.
• Commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning profiles.
Candidates interested in the position of Assistant Principal for Student Services should send their cover letter, resume, salary requirements and transcripts to Mr. James Molnar, HR Director for Secondary Schools at the Office of Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 222 North Seventeenth Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 or email@example.com.
Please note APSS FJ 2022 in the subject line.
The deadline for application is October 3, 2022
Interviews will be granted to the most qualified applicants.
Applicants must be practicing Catholics as verified by the pastor of the parish in which the applicant is registered.
PA required clearances and official transcripts will be required before employment can begin.
As a religious organization, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is also bound by Canon Law and Catholic teachings. For this reason, there may be occasions when an employee’s failure to adhere to the truths of the Catholic faith are a factor in employment-related decisions. In the event an employee fails to adhere to, or takes a position publicly that is contrary to, Catholic doctrine and teachings, or any policy or procedure maintained by the Archdiocese, the employee may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Employment practices will not be influenced by an individual’s legally protected status or any other basis as may be required by local, state and/or federal law as those laws apply to the Archdiocese.
Any employee with questions or concerns about any type of discrimination in the workplace is encouraged to bring these issues to the attention of Human Resources. Employees can raise concerns and make reports without fear of reprisal. Anyone found to be engaging in any type of unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.