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Rite of Passage ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL for Special Programs in Phoenix, Arizona


POSITION SUMMARY: The Assistant Principal is a supervisory member of the Education Department. Primarily responsible for providing support to the educational program and learning environment by ensuring that the educational polices and procedures are implemented and evaluated. The Assistant Principal reports to the Principal and supervises the teaching staff. More specifically this position will entail the following:

  • Teach half time

  • Coordinates the ELL program

  • Coordinate and supervise the evening school program

  • Coordinate and supervise the Saturday school


  1. Implements the Clinical Supervision of Instruction and the effective delivery of Target Teaching.2. Evaluates educational staff on the delivery of instruction and student assessment.3. When responsible for vocational staff, evaluates vocational programs, supervises instructors and implements vocational programming that aligns with current Career and Technical Educational programs.4. Coordinates staff days off and collaborates to ensure classroom coverage and/or arranges for a substitute.5. Collaborates with the Principal on teachers’ hiring, evaluations, commendations, reprimands and dismissals.6. Reviews and approves time and attendance for supervised staff.7. Assists with developing teaching staff by conducting necessary training sessions and action plans. Coordinates Teacher-Coach activities to provide high frequency-short duration feedback on classroom management and instructional strategies.8. Collaborates with Principal in the coordination and planning of staff development days.9. Collaborates with Principal to facilitate weekly teacher meetings and submits weekly information for Coordination and Planning. 10. Schedules Non-Duty Day teacher with teacher days off and assigns extracurricular projects.11. Adheres to the facility and daily schedules. Coordinates school activities to ensure effective school/site operations.12. Facilitates the orientation and enrollment of new students. Ensures that every student is assigned an appropriate student schedule and career path.13. Completes required reports and documentation in a timely manner, provides management with required reports and advises of any problematic situations.14. Complies with and implements the Rite of Passage Policies and Procedures as detailed in the appropriate manuals/handbooks. Provides input and submits proposals for the revision of existing and/or new policies and procedures.15. Ensures the highest standards are maintained to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct and to ensure the program remains in compliance with agency licensing and Rite of Passage policies and procedures. Reviews and analyzes current program elements, provides suggestions and direction to the Principal.16. Assists with and presents proposals to correct identified deficiencies and quality improvement efforts.17. Attends and participates in all required meetings.18. Commits to attending and tracking all training and staff development classes in order to ensure sufficient hours of training are completed for this position and supervised staff on an annual basis. Notifies the Principal if annual training hours are deficient. 19. Ensures the safety, health and welfare of staff and students at all times.20. Provides encouragement, guidance and resources to staff and students when needed.21. Models and ensures all program norms are upheld without compromise.22. Acts as a positive role model and mentor for both staff and students.23. Treats others with respect, confronts negative behavior and supports confrontation.24. Other duties as assigned, verbally or in written form.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:1. Possesses a current and valid State teaching credential.2. Possesses a current Administrator Certification or has a professional growth plan with a timeline for completion of certification. Specific to Maryland: Must possess Maryland Administrator’s License I & II.3. Successful administrative experience in developing curriculum, fostering a healthy work environment to stimulate a positive and productive workplace. 4. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise education staff and projects.5. Ability to work in a cooperative and collaborative manner and demonstrate a positive work ethic. 6. A working knowledge of the Positive Operational Culture.7. Knowledge of Clinical Supervision and effective classroom management strategies; court school operations and community transition; and knowledge of core curriculum and curriculum development.8. Good interpersonal skills including the ability to interview potential employees if required.

  • Required: Valid AZ teaching certificate in mathematics (9-12), ELL, elementary education or English (9-12)

  • Preferred: Valid AZ supervisor's or principal's certificate

  • Required: Three years of teaching experience

  • Preferred: Experience supervising programs and/or staff

Rite of Passage is a leading national provider of programs and opportunities for troubled and at-risk youth from social services, welfare agencies and juvenile courts. For 35 years, we have developed and operated a continuum of programs based on the needs of youth and our placing agencies. With an emphasis on evidence-based practices and positive skill development, combined with our supportive and therapeutic approach, our organization is respected by industry experts as a highly effective solution for our youth. Since 1984, over 25,000 youths have entered and completed our programs. Rite of Passage has built its reputation on running life-changing educational treatment programs that positively contribute to the community.

Our employees are dedicated, passionate individuals that are committed to inspiring positive change in the lives of youth. Becoming a member of the Rite of Passage team is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to create a meaningful career with a company driven by its powerful mission to make a difference.




  • Bachelors or better in Education

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)