Jul 30, 2021

Assistant Principal

  • Our Lady of Good Counsel School
  • Plymouth, MI, USA
Full time Education: Elementary Education: Middle/High School

Job Description

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School (OLGC) located in Plymouth, MI is committed to the New Evangelization.  Our vision is “To offer every person in our community a life-changing encounter with Jesus.”  We are called to foster holiness and serve as a center of evangelization and discipleship for students, families, and faculty. God is doing something new at OLGC Parish School in order to accomplish a bold mission: we exist to offer a life-changing encounter with Jesus and equip leaders to transform the culture. We are now joyfully recruiting an assistant principal to join our school family and support our increased enrollment of over 250 new students in the last two years.         

The successful candidate will be passionate about OLGC’s vision and thrive in a team environment. They will be an enthusiastic leader, with an expressed joy in the Lord whose servant’s heart is demonstrated as a lived faith in all endeavors within the OLGC school and parish. They will have a strong personal relationship with Jesus and deep love for His Church. Our new administrator will join our family being willing to do whatever it takes for God to accomplish His mission.                       

God is molding the OLGC staff into a beautiful body of people so that His mission can be accomplished. We are equipping the souls of the students, parents, and community we serve to transform the culture. It is our passionate desire to see every single person entrusted in our care spend eternity in Heaven.We are asking each member of our team to prayerfully discern the following:

  1. I believe in the mission and vision of the Archbishop to renew and reinvent our Catholic schools and radically overhaul our schools.
  2. My relationship with God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, is the defining center of my life.
  3. I see myself as a missionary or I am willing to become one.
  4. I will do whatever it takes to build a cohesive team, culture of prayer, and regularly evangelize and disciple each other.

Role Summary

The Assistant Principal serves as a direct support to the principal and serves on the OLGC Leadership Team.  The assistant principal reports to the principal and assists in all aspects of the school as a Catholic institution, is responsible for supporting the policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe and orderly Catholic learning environment that meets the approved curriculum and mission of OLGC Parish School. Achieving academic excellence requires that the assistant principal work collaboratively to direct and nurture all members of the school staff and to communicate effectively with families.  Inherent in the position are the responsibilities for scheduling, curriculum development, extracurricular activities, personnel management, emergency procedures, and facility operations. 

Primary goals of this position will be:

1) to work in collaboration with the principal and leadership team to build a cohesive team among faculty who regularly evangelize and disciple each other, students, and families,

2) to assist with teacher development and evaluation and student affairs, and

3) to assist the principal in the overall administration of the instructional program and operations of the school. 


  • Ensure coordination with the Archdiocese of Detroit and State of Michigan Policies as outlines by the OLGC Administration.
  • Ensure mission adherence by maintaining OLGC policies and procedures and encouraging teachers and students.
  • Promote a positive, caring climate and culture of prayer.
  • Support the Strategic Planning and the continual school improvement processes.
  • Develop a student management system that results in positive, virtuous student behavior.
  • Work in collaboration with the Staff Lighthouse Team to support the Leader in Me initiative.
  • Assist in establishing building routines and daily schedules for programs that ensure sequential learning experiences.

Learning & Teaching:

  • Support the implementation of Catholic teaching & values throughout the curriculum through observation and coaching of teachers.
  • Support educational excellence, best practices and continuous improvement through observation and coaching of teachers.
  • Adhere to OLGC and Archdiocese of Detroit standards and supervise the implementation of curriculum in teachers’ planning and instruction to achieve well defined goals and meet instructional needs.
  • Encourage and support the development of innovative instructional programs, helping teachers to pilot such efforts when appropriate.
  • Facilitate and participate in Professional Development to support school goals.
  • Support the development and evaluation of OLGC personnel.
  • Ensure quality observation, feedback, coaching and professional learning structures for teacher development using the framework provided by the Archdiocese of Detroit.


  • Meet with the principal and leadership team regularly and thrive in a team environment. 
  • Communicate effectively and personably based on situation, audience, and needs.
  • Keep staff informed and seek new ideas for the improvement of the school. 
  • Conduct meetings as necessary with students, parents, and faculty/staff.
  • Proactively engage families in supporting their child’s learning needs and OLGC learning goals.
  • Effectively support the discipline of students through a Love and Logic approach and fostering personal, social, emotional and spiritual development.
  • Communicate regularly with school families through various media seeking support, advice, and a cooperative relationship.
  • Use effective presentation skills when addressing students, staff, parents, and the community.
  • Excellent relational, oral and written communication skills with ability to mentor others.

Personal Dev. & Growth:

  • Demonstrates self-awareness, ongoing learning and resiliency in the service of continuous improvement of both personal and schoolwide practices.
  • Proactively identify solutions both anticipating and responding to opportunities and challenges.
  • Effectively manage change in order to improve student achievement.
  • Ensure strong organizational skills with proven ability to manage multiple projects and events.
  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible in alignment with the Code of Pastoral Conduct.


  • Member of Leadership Team
  • Member of Strategic Planning Team
  • Member of School Improvement Team
  • Lead or oversee committees as needed

Qualifications include: a Masters' or Advanced Degree in School Administration; experience in a school setting as teacher or administrator (3 years as a classroom teacher and instructional leadership role preferred); and a willingness to be part of a leadership team. 


Qualified candidates should submit:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Faith
  • Listing of References

Submit online:  https://school.olgcparish.net/careers/ 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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