Assistant Principal of Instruction - Elementary

Mastery Charter Schools | Philadelphia, PA


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CountyState-Wide Schools
Posted Date 2/26/2024
Expiration Date4/26/2024
Join us in creating a model urban school district that serves all students with excellence. Together, we can make a lasting impact.
This role is eligible for up to $10,000 in bonuses! Roles available in both Philadelphia and Camden!
New-to-Mastery Assistant Principals can expect a starting annual salary of between $100,000-$126,500 based on years’ experience and level of education.
The Opportunity: 
As an Assistant Principal of Instruction (API) at Mastery Schools, you will inspire educators to excel in their craft and empower students to reach their highest potential.  
Your responsibilities will include developing and supervising a talented team of teachers, offering guidance and support to enhance their teaching effectiveness and professional growth as they strive to foster participatory, student-centered classrooms. Additionally, you will coordinate assessments to monitor students' academic performance, identify areas for improvement, and implement data-driven strategies to enhance learning outcomes. 
Collaborating closely with your principal, you will work to create and uphold an outcomes-driven, joyful educational environment that supports students in developing the skills necessary to pursue their dreams. If you're ready to make a meaningful impact on education and be a driving force behind academic excellence, we invite you to join us in shaping the future of our students.

Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Drive and support implementation of Mastery Schools’ vision and guiding principles to ensure a positive, achievement-focused school culture for teachers, staff and students
    • Lead and supervise a high-functioning team of educators focused on driving superior academic performance and fostering a high level of personal responsibility
    • Supervise teachers’ instructional methods, evaluate lesson plans, provide weekly observations and professional development opportunities, and coach teachers around effective instructional strategies
    • Identify students who could benefits from additional support and guide them toward supplemental educational services as necessary
    • Engage parents and other community members in school activities to engender a neighborhood-centered approach to learning and development
    • Support the Principal in ensuring effective collection and analysis of student performance data to identify struggling students, curriculum shortfalls, and teacher quality issues
    • Manage various administration functions, including testing schedules and absenteeism needs for teachers


    • Superior grasp of effective instructional and behavioral methods and strategies for educating urban youth
    • Strong people and project management ability, with the proven ability to influence and enhance cooperative working relationships within a team environment
    • Interest in providing only the highest quality educational experience for students and their families
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic, and rapidly-changing environment
    • Ability to leverage computer software programs and other technology that will support the learning environment

Education and Experience:

    • Minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated success in the classroom, preferably within an urban school setting
    • Master’s Degree in Education strongly preferred
    • Experience in and/or understanding of the public school system or charter schools is desirable

Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required such as maneuvering in classrooms and office space-reaching file cabinets, filing, faxing, scanning, coping, typing, mailing, and making phone calls; Must be able to sit for up to two (2) hours looking at a computer monitor, using a keyboard/mouse and typing.
State-Wide Schools
Type of Job (PreK-12 or Higher Ed.)

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