Jordan High School is seeking a highly effective, transformational urban instructional leader to drive change and dramatically improve academic culture and student achievement. The selected candidate will have a proven track record of increasing and accelerating student achievement, as evidenced by performance data, and will be prepared to lead the students, staff, and community toward dramatic academic improvement and success.

Reporting to the school principal, the successful candidate will be a committed and entrepreneurial school leader who is excited to make a real difference in the lives and future college and career choices of Latinx and African-American students. S/he will be prepared to accept the complexities and challenges of working with various stakeholders as we work to deliver an excellent education to all students

The successful candidate will be expected to support the Partnership’s key instructional initiatives that focus on teacher development and standards-aligned instruction. The candidate will be well-versed in high school level pedagogy, school operations, and the restorative approach to managing a school.

The Assistant Principal will be responsible for supporting the principal in the following key areas of the LAUSD School Leadership Framework:

Leadership and Professional Growth
  • Models learning-centered leadership behaviors
Change Management
  • Leads and manages change
  • Develops a shared vision around high expectations for student learning
  • Creates a culture of continuous improvement

  • Provides support for teachers to improve instruction and build leadership capacity
  • Promotes quality teaching and learning
  • Assesses the performance of all staff

Culture of Learning and Positive Behavior
  • Creates and maintains a culture conducive to educator growth
  • Creates and maintains a culture conducive to student growth

Family and Community Engagement
  • Engages families and community members as partners
  • Communicates with families and community members

Systems and Operations
  • Manages people, time and resources
  • Creates and maintains a productive school environment
  • Demonstrates legal and policy compliance

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualities and qualifications:
  • Extensive knowledge of classroom instruction, pedagogy, teacher development, and instructional best practices
  • Evidence of experience leading students and adults to increasingly high levels of student academic achievement
  • Knowledge of effective teacher recruitment and retention best practices
  • Experience with mentoring, coaching and/or professional development for adults
  • Ability to evaluate, monitor and support classroom instruction
  • Knowledge of current practices in employee performance evaluation
  • Well-developed understanding of the Teaching & Learning Framework as the common language for teacher development; ability to provide thoughtful and effective feedback to teachers through observation cycles
  • Experience leading opportunities for family and community engagement that empowers parents as partners in their child’s academic achievement
  • Passion for improving education and dramatically increasing achievement and life outcomes for low-income students of color; a belief that all students can reach high levels of achievement with support from adults
  • Inspiring leader, able to quickly build trust and strong working relationships with students, teachers, classified staff, parents and other community members
  • Ability to model an open and honest dialogue with all stakeholders; someone who is able to have difficult conversations in order to create the best working environment for students and other adults
  • Capacity to work independently while meeting commitments and providing detailed updates on progress
  • Demonstration of strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, linguistic, and ability groups
  • Reflective, self-aware, and open to new ideas and opinions
  • Ability to listen, present ideas, lead discussions, clarify, and identify the needs of educators
  • Ability to interpret data to inform decisions and plans
  • Spanish fluency preferred

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE (in a public school setting):
All minimum requirements must be met on or before the filing deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that documentation of minimum requirements is on file with the LAUSD HR Administrative Selection Unit. For questions about submitting documentation, please call (213) 241-6886.

Minimum requirements include:
  • Five years of successful full-time public school certificated service, at least two years of which must have been at the middle or high school level
  • Three years of experience as a teacher in a K-12 public school program
  • One year in a non-classroom leadership position, such as AP, instructional coach, or coordinator
  • A valid California Administrative Services Credential
  • A valid California teaching credential requiring a bachelor's degree and a program of professional preparation, including student teaching
  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Multicultural coursework (candidates have one year to complete)
  • District Master Plan requirements (candidates have one year to complete)

For all school based administrative positions, it is preferred that candidates be in the appropriate LAUSD eligible pool for the position or that they are currently serving in the class for which they are applying. In order to be placed in the eligible pool, candidates must successfully complete the appropriate LAUSD Aspiring Administrator Program.  Qualified applicants not in an eligible pool from within or outside LAUSD may be considered if fewer than five applicants from the eligible pool apply for the position.

40G – B Basis ($90,460 - $112,664) – 221 paid days
  • For an annualized employee who is changing basis during the year, this change may result in an annualized “settlement” (i.e., the process by which the District resolves an under or overpayment)
  • Selected individual may be subject to displacement due to budget limitations
  • For employees who change basis during the school year, this basis change may prevent them from earning a full year of service credit

Employees who have been issued a below standard Performance Evaluation, or Notice of Unsatisfactory Act(s) and/or Suspension shall be ineligible for application to any promotion process for one calendar year following the issuance of such a Notice.

For more information or technical assistance, contact Claire Brown (

Department: School Site Positions (will be employees of LAUSD)
This is a management position
This is a full time position

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