Assistant Principal - Private Christian School

Santa Maria, CA

Organization Profile:

Pacific Christian School, located in Santa Maria, CA, is a kindergarten through 8th grade educational program, based on a Christian principles, teachings and a well-rounded curriculum that includes English, the arts, mathematics, science, social studies, technology, physical education, STEM workshops, the Bible and much more.   Data analysis obtained from students of Pacific Christian School have indicated strong academic achievement and grade point averages well into the 90th percentile.

Job Summary: 

Reporting to the Principal, the Assistant Principal assists in the operational, instructional and administrative initiatives in running the school.  In addition to the academic standard expectations, the successful candidate will be a born-again Christian, maintain a lifestyle consistent with the moral standards of Pacific Christian School and live within the faith-based standards of Pacific Christian Center and School.

Duties / Responsibilities: 

Assist in the overall administration of the instructional program, teachers/staff and campus level operations;

Coordinate assigned student activities and services;

Be willing to teach classes to middle school students and substitute in other grade levels, when necessary;

Assist in  advancing the school’s philosophy and standard of education, by providing leadership and spiritual/academic/behavioral counseling to the parents, faculty, staff and students on a daily basis;

Assist in the implementation of policies and procedures specific to the overall school program;

Serve as a first-line of discipline within the school’s administration to include handling referrals from teachers/staff; communicate effectively with teachers/parents in connection with student behavioral issues; enforce discipline standards, as noted in the Student Handbook;

Assist in recruiting and interviewing new teachers;

Assist in planning/leading staff meetings and leadership meetings;

Monitor/evaluate grade-level teacher expectations, performance; conduct classroom observations; participate in annual teacher performance evaluations;

Serve as a liaison to the middle school staff;

Participate in professional development initiatives to improve teaching skills related to the position;

Serve on the ACSI/WASC Steering Committee; participate in further development of the campus improvement plans with the church leadership team/teachers/staff/parents/school community;

Participate in the further development of the teacher classroom observation and instructional improvement plans;

Attend special events related to school; plan/schedule/oversee parent meetings; oversee Academic Calendar;

Other duties as assigned. 


At least 5 years of experience teaching elementary and/or middle school;

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, or related discipline; Master’s Degree preferred;

Deep understanding/commitment to the tenants of Christian education;

Be a born-again Christian and live within the faith-based standards of Pacific Christian School/Church;

Proven record of leadership experience within a similar role;

Astute oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;

Exceptional time management, attention to detail, organizational, multi-tasking and follow-through skills;

Computer savvy and proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of products. 

Working Hours / Schedule:

7:30AM – 4:00PM Monday – Friday – 12-month position 


$67,657 - $72,400 DOE for this full-time, exempt position 


Medical through Blue Shield – HMO paid 100% by employer for employee; PPO upgrade with employee paying differential in premiums of $100;

Dental / Vision through MetLife – HMO and PPO premiums paid by employee;

$15K of Accident/Death/Disability paid 100% by employer for employee;

Long-Term / Short-Term Disability paid 100% by employer for employee

40 hours of paid vacation during 1st year on an accrual basis beginning on start date and increasing to 80 hours in the 2nd year;

96 hours (12 days) of paid sick time on an accrual basis beginning on start date;

403(b) retirement plan – no employer match. 


Santa Maria, CA