Alliance College-Ready Public Schools,

Assistant Principal

1 month ago
Employment type
Los Angeles

Alliance College-Ready Public Schools was founded in 2004 based on the belief that all young people––regardless of ZIP code, income, ability, or background–– are capable of achieving at high levels. Alliance is now one of the largest and most successful public charter school networks in the nation, operating 26 high-performing middle and high schools serving 13,000 scholars in Los Angeles communities that have been systematically oppressed. In our 16th school year, Alliance has a proven record of success: though 93% of incoming sixth graders come to Alliance reading below grade level, 95% of Alliance graduates have been accepted to college—including 73% to a four-year university. We strive to truly change the life trajectories of our scholars and communities. Now is the time to join our collaborative community to make long-lasting change across Los Angeles. Come teach at Alliance, where teachers achieve and scholars succeed.


Our Assistant Principals are instructional leaders and managers who inspire scholars to achieve exceptional outcomes that will prepare scholars to and through college and support scholar achievement. Assistant Principals are passionate, social justice oriented, with an unyielding belief that all scholars deserve the best education to give them access to transformational opportunities which will lead to success in the years to come. As a transformative instructional leader, you’ll have the opportunity to work in an engaging and rewarding environment which encourages self-reflection while receiving feedback, monthly professional development, and other differentiated support. Instructional Deans and Coaches, Department Chairs, Coordinators, and Assistant Principals are encouraged to apply.


Instructional Leadership

  • Lead teachers, teacher leaders, and department chairs in dramatically improving scholar outcomes through the implementation of a rigorous data-driven instruction cycle, high-quality professional development aligned to identified gaps, and ongoing observation and feedback.
  • Coach, manage, evaluate, support, and inspire a set of teachers and staff via observations with feedback that accurately captures strengths, growth areas, and measurable progress.
  • Set high standards for achievement so that students are on track to be college-ready.
  • Ensure that school-wide curriculum, assessments, differentiated instruction, and more detailed instructional strategies are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Vision and Cultural Leadership

  • Project and encourage a positive, cooperative atmosphere within the school.
  • Oversee systems and supports that ensure a positive school climate in which students can develop a love for learning and a sense of responsibility, self-worth, and good citizenship.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with families, students, and colleagues at the school site and the Alliance Home Office.
  • Build a productive, positive staff culture in which staff members grow, learn, collaborate, thrive, and feel supported in achieving high expectations.
  • Lead non-instructional school functions that vary by school site, but potentially include: testing coordination, compliance reporting, student activities/enrollment, etc.


  • A belief in and alignment with Alliance’s core beliefs and educational philosophy to prepare scholars for the intellectual rigor of college and the skills required for 21st century careers;
  • Deep understanding of the nuances of urban school environments and school culture;
  • Expertise in building a positive and collaborative adult culture;
  • Instructional expertise, including knowledge of Common Core-aligned instruction, student-centered classrooms, personalized learning, and instructional technology;
  • Ability to thrive in settings with autonomy, independence, and high levels of personal flexibility;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and cultivate relationships with students and adults;
  • Deep belief in growth mindset;
  • Exhibit respect and humility in all interactions;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment;
  • A willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team; and
  • Strong computer skills (i.e information systems).
  • Bilingual Spanish, preferred.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university;
  • Graduate degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Valid California teaching credential preferred ; and
  • Two or more successful years of school leadership experience.
  • Some Alliance College Ready Public schools require an Administrative credential authorizing service as a Principal or ability to obtain this credential in California.