Assistant Principal-Range 2

Job posted: 03/07/2024
Applications close: 30/07/2024 (Midnight)
12 days remaining

12 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region | Mount Alexander

Job type: Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 27/01/2030

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Teacher

Reference: 1423667

Reference: 1423667

Occupation: Teacher

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region | Mount Alexander

Selection Criteria

(a)       Educational leadership

  (i)   Outstanding capacity for visionary and exemplary educational leadership of a school or college.

  (ii)  Highly developed skills in leading and managing change including the leadership of others in the process of change.


(b)       Financial, managerial and administrative ability

  (i)  Outstanding financial, organisational and resource management skills.


(c)        Planning, policy and program development and review

                   (i)  Exemplary values appropriate to the development of student learning with a demonstrated capacity to achieve high quality student outcomes

(ii)  Demonstrated ability to implement Department policies to a high level.

(d)       Leadership of staff and student

   (i)   A highly developed capacity to motivate staff, develop their talents and build an effective team.

(ii)  A clear capacity to foster a learning environment that takes account of the individual needs of students 

     and helps students to develop their special abilities and talents.


(e)       Interpersonal and communication skills

  (i)   Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills in individual, small group and community contexts.

 (ii)   Exemplary values pertaining to personal qualities of objectivity, sensitivity and integrity.

 (iii)  An ability to work with parents and the community to develop a strong learning environment.


(f)         Community Engagement

                 (i)   A highly developed capacity to improve and maintain a positive culture of learning that develops social and 

                       emotional learning capacity of students

                              (ii)   Demonstrated ability to engage with the community to maximise the opportunity to develop partnerships towards achieving positive educational outcomes for students and the wider College Community

                             (iii)   A clear capacity to enhance the provision of the Teaching and Learning Program across the school with the aim of continual improvement and development of the student led model


The assistant principal reports directly to the principal.

Assistant principals have a primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to ensure the effective development, provision and evaluation of the school's education program.  In exercising the responsibility, assistant principals will have the authority to make all significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies and budget.  Assistant principals will contribute to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making.

The management of significant school program or functional areas in schools involve assistant principals in the analysis of the needs of students and the translation of state educational policy and frameworks into appropriate education programs to meet the needs of all students.

Typically assistant principals will be responsible for the effective use of the teaching staff and program budget of a defined area of the school's operation and for the oversight and leadership of the educational programs provided utilising these resources.


Typically, assistant principals perform one or more of the following functions:

  •    supervision and coordination of the work of senior curriculum or level coordinators;
  •    allocation of budgets, positions of responsibility and other resources within the area of responsibility;
  •    supervision of the delivery of teaching programs;
  •    management of programs to improve the knowledge and experience of staff;
  •    responsibility for general discipline matters beyond the management of classroom teachers and year level coordinators;
  •    contribute to the overall management of the school;

Who May Apply

Appropriately qualified individuals currently registered or eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms - gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department. The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces. It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the department's exemplar available at:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department's Values complement each school's own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the department values is available at:


Other Information

All applicants are required to submit a copy of:

·         Full Academic transcript displaying results and qualifications

·         Current VIT registration

·     Please restrict the written application to no more than ten (10) pages.  Further to this, include a cover letter, current CV and the names and contact details of three (3) referees, including work, mobile and email details. (All as one attachment)



Meet the Principal/School Tours are available.  These will take approx. 45 minutes.  If you would like a tour, please contact the Principal on 9376 1622 so that this can be arranged.

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx


To be eligible for employment, transfer or promotion in the principal or teacher class a person must have provisional or full registration from the Victorian Institute of Teaching. In addition, from 3 August 2020, to be eligible for employment in the principal class or teacher class, a person who graduated from a Victorian Initial Teacher Education program after 1 July 2016, must demonstrate that they have passed the literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE) requirements. This condition is satisfied where the LANTITE requirement is part of the Victorian Initial Teacher Education program completed by the person.

Location Profile


Mount Alexander College or MAC is an inner-city school located in Flemington, 5 kms from Melbourne CBD. It has become the school of choice for families living in the Kensington, Flemington, Ascot Vale and Moonee Ponds Community, with enrolments doubling in the past 4 years. In 2016, MAC underwent significant change, transforming itself into an innovative and progressive school with a focus on student empowerment and student-centred learning. MAC's approaches to curriculum provision and pedagogy, student engagement and wellbeing have gained national and international recognition.

At Mount Alexander College our vision is to foster an inclusive and supportive learning environment that empowers students to direct their own learning. We endeavour to create a school that remains connected and engaged with the community and caters for all kinds of success. Finally, we aim to help students reach their full potential as global citizens who, with integrity, can positively contribute to the world.  


In fostering an inclusive and supportive environment for our students we must know them, their strengths and their areas for improvement. We use formative assessment to guide our instruction and empower students to direct our instructional choices. Learning at MAC is collaborative, both peer to peer but also students and teachers work together to negotiate the best learning pathway. Our students are connected to each other and the broader world, both through their use of digital technologies and in their access to a global perspective in all their classes. Our classes draw on local expertise and community engagement where possible to allow our students to see how the learning in the classroom relates to their everyday lives. Our students understand themselves as learners, they are informed about their progress, how they have improved and what they need to do further to continue to improve. Our school values are celebrated and embedded in our work in the classroom.

Mount Alexander College is a school where teachers:

  •       stimulate and support ongoing teacher learning and collaborative teacher research within the school;
  •       develop and improve the quality of teaching practices of pre-service teachers;
  •       develop innovative curriculum and teaching resources and practices that are shared across Victorian secondary schools;
  •       promote and provide credentialed professional learning for teachers in Victoria and elsewhere;
  •       actively participate within local school networks and partnership arrangements with local tertiary providers;
  •       take an active role within the local community.

The Mount Alexander College learning environment and curriculum:

  •       supports a teaching and learning culture that is exciting, reflective, engaging and student centred;
  •       supports independent thinking and a respect for student work and the work of others;
  •       fosters a strong sense of identity and belonging;
  •       caters for an innovative and broad scaffolded curriculum;
  •       facilitates innovative, evidence based pedagogies;
  •       incorporates flexible internal and external learning spaces supported with the most current technologies to support learning; and
  •       enables students to link with and work collaboratively with other schools, tertiary institutions and state, national and international organisations.

At Mount Alexander College we promote teaching and learning that is collaborative, technology rich, reflective, purposeful and personalised that prepares students for our rapidly changing world. Our common instructional model supports the development of a shared language about teaching practice and supports teacher reflection. Jane Pollock's GANAG lesson planning schema and the effective implementation of the High Impact Teaching Strategies underpins the teaching and learning cycle at MAC. Staff participate regularly in cycles of inquiry within Professional Learning Teams and in doing so, strive to provide highly stimulating learning that is tailored made to meet the passion and needs of our students.

At Mount Alexander College, we strongly promote our values of Community, Engagement, Excellence and Respect.

Assistant Principal-Range 2

Job type:

Full time / From 28/01/2025 - 27/01/2030

Job classification:

Assistant Principal-Range 2


Daniela Angelico | 03 9376-1622

Assistant Principal-Range 2