Vice Principal for Academics - Job Description

Thank you for considering employment at De La Salle North Catholic. We seek applicants with a passion for educational ministry, a desire to work within a team, and a zeal for working with young students in an urban setting.

De La Salle North Catholic High School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment.

Job Title: Vice Principal for Academics

Reports To: Principal

Classification: 12-month, Exempt, Full-Time (1.0 FTE)

Ideal Start Date: July 1, 2024


De La Salle North Catholic High School provides a faith-based, college-preparatory high school education to underserved students from the Portland area. We are the most diverse private high school in Oregon, and over 95% of our graduates are accepted into college. Our goal is to develop tomorrow’s community leaders by making high-quality education accessible to motivated young people in a learning environment that values cultural, spiritual, and ethnic diversity. Our Lasallian Catholic approach provides each student with the opportunity to succeed through small classes, high expectations, faith expression, community service, and active participation in our Corporate Work Study Program affiliated with the nationally-recognized Cristo Rey Network.



Provide leadership for the academic program under the general direction of the principal to include: promoting our Lasallian Catholic identity; directing the mentoring program for new teachers; observing teachers and coaching for culturally responsive content and methods and research-based best practices; overseeing the curriculum work to ensure adherence and support in meeting our academic and mission goal; review and report on assessment data from both the classroom and the school as a whole; establish and facilitate professional development and coordination of summer academic programs. 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include but are not limited to the following:


Supervise curriculum development and alignment

  • Develop and ensure fidelity of Department and Level Team meetings (protocols, agendas, and tasks) with assistance and input from Department and Level Team Leads
  • Work with Principal to develop a Curriculum Team, and support its execution of continuing curriculum development and providing recommendations for professional development
  • Meet regularly with academic departments for instructional planning and review course guides with department chairs as needed or requested
  • Ensure curriculum is vertically and horizontally aligned
  • Assess needs, develop and implement plans, and evaluate the academic programs of the school, including course offerings, summer school, and online programming
  • Ensure curricular compliance with the educational programs and directives of the District of San Francisco New Orleans, Cristo Rey Network, and the State of Oregon


Supervise classroom instruction through teacher observations and coaching

  • Visit classrooms frequently to observe appropriateness, efficacy, and fidelity of academic programming and pedagogy
  • Provide frequent support to new/young teachers through observations, feedback, and formation, with special attention to classroom management and serving our student population
  • Assist and mentor teachers as requested by the principal
  • Oversee teachers’ compliance with posting of grades and course materials


Direct all academic policy adoption and accountability

  • Administer all school policies related to the academic life of the school
  • Conduct an annual review of all academic policies
  • Review and publish an annual course catalog
  • Coordinate meetings/communications with families of students in danger of academic dismissal
  • Oversee the Coordinator of the Academic Resource Center (ARC) and collaborate on scheduling academically at-risk students to its services
  • Oversee academic dishonesty interventions


Supervise summer academic programs

  • Coordinate academic readiness and proficiency programs with the Summer School Administrator
  • Ensure summer school staffing needs
  • Communicate with students and families about credit recovery process


Promote our Lasallian Catholic identity

  • Provide spiritual leadership within our Lasallian Catholic identity
  • Positively support all stakeholders
  • Actively work to create a loving, respectful instructional team
  • Participate in faith formation programs


Assist the principal with

  • Hiring of new teachers
  • Sustaining and retaining an excellent instructional team
  • Creation of the master calendar for academics
  • Directing teacher assignments and student placement within the master schedule
  • Annual review and revision of the Family Handbook
  • Overseeing the work of the Registrar, including PowerSchool management


Other duties

  • Serve as a member of the Academic Administrative Team
  • Hire and train substitutes and coordinate substitute needs for teachers
  • Schedule, plan, and communicate all student testing (PSAT, SAT, AP, etc.)
  • Serve as a member of the Student Review Team and participate in decision-making regarding academic or conduct-related student dismissals
  • Work in concert with the Admissions Office on the acceptance and placement of incoming 9th graders as well as transfer students into grades 10, 11, and 12
  • Coordinate academic events such as parent-teacher conferences, Back-To-School Night, academic awards ceremonies (e.g. Honors recognitions and Knight Life), Senior Presentation, and graduation
  • Serve as the academic administrator in charge in the absence of the Principal
  • Occasional travel to attend Cristo Rey Network or Christan Brothers workshops or conferences
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal



  • Master’s degree in Teaching or Education, preferred
  • Degree or certificate in educational administration, preferred
  • Demonstrated successful classroom teaching experience of at least five years
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in the areas of curriculum development, cultural proficiency, evidence-based teaching and learning, instructional support, and results-focused professional development



    • Fluency in Spanish strongly preferred
    • Proven ability or track record of developing, leading, or facilitating school-wide academic curriculum and/or professional development initiatives
    • Proven management experience and administrative skills to organize, direct, motivate and evaluate other professionals, support staff, and volunteers
    • Willingness to embrace the school’s Lasallian charism, and develop a passion for the school’s unique vision, with a desire to fully engage in the life of the school and community
    • Ability and enthusiasm to perform in a fast-paced environment with a broad scope of activities with multiple deadlines
    • Ability to plan in a manner that anticipates barriers and recognizes needs school-wide
    • Openness to feedback
    • Ability to think critically and reflectively, and to prioritize effectively
    • Ability to exercise leadership skills while engaging in collaborative, team-based work; high capacity to inspire cooperation and work well with teams
    • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; culturally competent in addressing complex issues
    • High level of integrity, initiative, creativity, and energy
    • Discretion, ability to maintain confidentiality where appropriate
    • Ability and willingness to travel on all major forms of public and private conveyance, ability to work weekends and evenings when necessary.



Salary DOE. Generous benefits package includes 3 weeks paid vacation (in addition to winter and spring breaks), 2 weeks paid sick time, paid holidays, medical/dental/vision with a shared premium cost, employer-paid life insurance. long-term disability insurance, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and employee-paid voluntary insurance plans, and a 403(b) retirement savings plan.



Please use this link to apply or email cover letter and resume to Employment contingent on a successful completion of background check. We are looking to fill this position immediately.

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