Job Description

Join our groundbreaking team of innovative campus administrators at Southern Arizona’s largest school district.

Be a Tucson Unified Assistant Principal!
The Tucson Unified School District is looking for skilled administrators who want to make a difference. Our commitment to excellence and equity is reflected in a rigorous multicultural curriculum, culturally responsive pedagogy, professional learning communities, teacher support, innovative family and community engagement, and a host of other initiatives that push the frontiers of public education.

What we are looking for:
The Tucson Unified School District is looking for motivated and effective instructional leaders who possess the necessary skillset to promote equity and excellence. We want passionate and dedicated individuals who appreciate relevant professional development, access to, and support for rigorous academic content. We promote fair and sensible disciplinary practices, culturally and linguistically responsive family engagement, and a multicultural curriculum. We are committed to, and insist on, an inclusive school climate, and work hard to recruit and retain a diverse staff.

If you are a leader who believes in the success of all students, then we invite you to join our district and excel as an administrator.


As Southern Arizona's largest school district, Tucson Unified School District provides its team with cutting-edge educational training and support programs.

Five reasons to work in Tucson Unified:

  1. We're the place for your talent and passion for student achievement and closing the achievement gap.
  2. We’re an urban school district that believes all students can achieve at high levels.
  3. We’re committed to providing our students with multicultural and culturally responsive education.
  4. We’re transforming our school district and the community by making a difference in the lives of our students.
  5. We value and recognize our innovative, high-performing, and creative staff.

Join Tucson Unified and serve at the forefront of American education in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. As the second-largest district in the state, we have 89 schools, proudly serving over 49,000 students, parents, and families every year, since 1867.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Tucson Unified School District, in partnership with parents and the greater community, is to assure each pre-K through 12th-grade student receives an engaging, rigorous, and comprehensive education.

The District is committed to inclusion and non-discrimination in all District activities. At all times, District staff should work to ensure that staff, parents, students, and members of the public are included and welcome to participate in District activities.

REPORTS TO: Principal

We are looking for New and Experienced Assistant Principals to join our team and foster a healthy learning environment for our students. Your primary responsibilities will be to supervise our education staff and oversee day-to-day school operations. To succeed in this role, you should be able to make quick decisions under pressure and have a comprehensive understanding of the national education system and its regulations. Excellent communication and organizational abilities are also important skills you should demonstrate as an Assistant Principal.

The Assistant Principal supports the School Principal to provide leadership and management of a school that is focused on student learning, achievement, relationships, communication, and efficient operations. Promotes the success of students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a 21st Century vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.


Master's Degree in Educational Administration or Curriculum and Instruction or related field

Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card

Arizona Principal Certificate

Three years of teaching experience


English/Spanish Bilingual

Demonstrated background or experience in school leadership including supervision/management and/or teamwork

Experience using technology as an instructional tool and technology applications

Experience or knowledge of 21st Century Learning

Experience in public speaking

Experience developing student-specific interventions, curriculum and instruction, special education, and language acquisition programs

Demonstrated success in improving student achievement.

Educational experience in a diverse setting

Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization


Effective: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR


FTE: 1.0 - 8 hours per day

Work Calendar: 12 months


Catalina High School


  • The first review of applications will begin on March 13th, 2022, and reviews will take place weekly until vacancies are filled.
  • Upon submission of a successfully completed application, you will be invited to respond to a one-way video screener
  • Based on the initial screening of your application and video responses, you may be invited to an interview (Zoom or In-person) with a panel of the District Leadership team.
  • Following district leadership interviews, successful candidates will be matched with prospective School sites for School Site panel Interviews.
  • Superintendent Recommendation to the Governing Board for Appointment.

Employment for the 2022-2023 School Year begins for High School Assistant Principals on July 1st, 2022.

Internal candidates will transfer at a rate commensurate with their bargaining unit language. For more information on the salary schedule, please reference the Employee Agreements Webpage.

To view the full job description, please visit our website.

Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin.

Job Contact Information
Name Chris McNeely
Title Director - Human Resources
Phone 5202256032
Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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