Assistant Principal of Instruction (RISE, 2022-2023)

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Assistant Principal of Instruction (RISE, 2022-2023)

Posted date
May 27, 2022
School level

Denver, CO

Employment Type

Position: Assistant Principal of Instruction (2022-2023)

Reports to: Principal

Location: STRIVE Prep-RISE High School

Status: Full-time, In person, Exempt Position

Salary: $60,000 - $73,000

STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2021 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here. 

We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep’s core values of achievement, justice, & perseverance every day and are committed to growing as an anti-racist educator. 



Establish and execute systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful, and welcoming school environment.
Serve as the leader of the campus instructional coaching program, working closely with the Principal. 
Lead highly effective, regular lesson planning clinics with teachers, facilitate debriefs and provide teachers with high-leverage feedback that is informed by student data. 
Meet regularly with Grade Level Lead/Chair(s) to further develop their capacity to lead a positive and proactive grade-level team.
Collaborate with school leaders to design and implement excellent professional development. 
Collaborate with school leaders to manage campus academic data, multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS), the campus-based English Language Development (ELD) program, and the redesignation of ELL students.
Ensure that students are safe and maximize learning time by upholding school-wide behavioral expectations, executing a school-wide incentive system for scholars, and supporting larger student discipline issues.
Plan and facilitate morning meetings that model excellent instruction and invest scholars in the STRIVE values. 
Consistently and effectively model revolutionary instruction and management strategies.
Provide daily leadership during community gatherings that set the tone for academic program.
Serve as a key member of the campus-based Instructional Leadership Team.
Assist with student recruitment.
Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit input and share student social, emotional and academic progress, while empowering teachers to do the same.


Participate in STRIVE Prep’s Summer Training Institute as well as professional development throughout the school year.
Attend and participate in weekly staff and grade level meetings.
Participate in regular instructional coaching meetings.

Additional Responsibilities::

Collaborate and manage with the leadership team to implement standardized test administration and serve as the Site Assessment Leader.
Required to provide onsite in person support during all standardized test administration through the school year.
Support the Academic team to track and organize Capstone requirements for juniors and seniors. (High School API only)
Other duties as assigned 


Bachelor’s degree
3 years of teaching experience and a minimum of 1 year of instructional coaching. 
Speaks Spanish and has experience working with bilingual students (Strongly preferred) 
Demonstrated success working with students of color (Strongly preferred) 
Experience in Title I schools (Strongly preferred)
Experience in a charter network (Strongly preferred)
Experience working in a school setting with students with varied disabilities (Strongly preferred)


For most of our positions, we hire on a rolling basis. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your application as soon as you are able. Most processes include a 30 minute phone interview with a member of our Talent Team then a 1-2 hour final interview over Zoom unless otherwise noted by your interviewer. You can read more about our process as well as get tips on preparing for an interview here!  


Employee retention is a top priority at STRIVE Prep. Therefore we offer competitive compensation and benefits including the following:

Excellent Healthcare Plan: 100% of employee-only monthly premium paid by STRIVE Prep. 
Celebrated for Multi-Lingual Abilities: We value our multilingual staff and the impact they have on our students and community. Therefore, staff that speak a language spoken by our families are eligible to receive an additional $2,000 to their base salary. 
Time Off To Refresh: Industry high 6+ weeks of annual vacation/PTO. Hard work is rewarded with ample time to refresh. 
Based on hire date, employees are eligible for up to 8 days of PTO 
All employees receive 2 floating religious holidays
All employees receive summer vacation based on work location and position
Community: Opportunity to work with passionate, mission-driven colleagues who are invested in your personal and professional growth. Join one of our Affinity Groups to build connections with staff across the network who share common identities. 
Career Support: Access to our Talent Team to support internal movement. We want you to grow your career at STRIVE!
Family & Well Being Focus: Parental and medical leave of 6 weeks paid and 6 weeks unpaid for a total of 12 weeks.
Mental Health Assistance: We value the wellness of our students and staff. That’s why we offer access to mental health support through our Employee Assistance Program with Optum. 
Resources and Development For Success: Equipment provided: laptop, Weekly coaching sessions 
Retirement Planning: Participation in the Colorado PERA retirement program, including a PERA 401k option.
For more information, you can view our compensation and benefits FAQ here. 


STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias. 

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Please apply at STRIVE Prep and let us know you heard about us at National Alliance for Public Charter Schools!…