School Principal

Description and Requirements







School Principal


Nationally distinguished and dually accredited (AdvancED and CISNA) 

Full-time PK-8 Islamic school in diverse suburban community located in Reston, VA 

We are looking for a dynamic, creative, experienced and strategic thinker to lead and build upon a model learning environment that emphasizes excellence in integrated academics, experiential learning, and community activism.

The Principal serves as the educational leader, responsible for managing the policies, regulations, and procedures to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe Islamic learning environment that meets the approved curricula and mission of the school. A successful candidate will provide leadership and administration which will motivate instructional and support personnel of the lower elementary school to strive for superior performance so as to provide the best possible opportunities for student growth and development, both educationally and personally.


  • Lead teachers, staff and students in pursuit of school’s mission and goals 
  • Work with teachers to support the documentation and development of the AFA curriculum emphasizing the role of integrated studies, Islamic education, and technology
  • Build relationships with students, parents, and community members
  • Lead the process for selecting, hiring, and managing teachers and other educational staff (e.g. substitutes) 
  • Maintain and develop school programs, activities, initiatives, and efforts that promote the school’s vision and mission statements
  • Enforce a standard of student behavior designed to command respect and minimize school and classroom interruptions and implement appropriate and acceptable disciplinary actions
  • Develop plan for professional development for teachers
  • Create and implement tools of effective communication between parents and the school
  • Reports to Board of Trustees and provide periodic reports on educational matters

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters or higher strongly preferred in the field of Education 
  • Minimum 5-7 years teaching and/or school leadership experience in US-based schools 
  • School Administrator Certification or willingness to pursue certification
  • Grounded in Islamic principles and strong interpersonal communication skills
  • US Work Authorization required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous educational administration experience
  • Experience working for a nonprofit organization
  • Previous experience in working with students in a classroom setting

Competitive salary and benefits (Health, 401K, Disability, child tuition discount) with an opportunity to be part of an established and innovative educational institution. 




Or email jobs@alfatih.org

AFA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all and providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at AFA are based on school needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations of the United States. AFA will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. AFA encourages applicants of all ages.

 AFA Core Values: Be Intentional & Mindful  | Build Community | Uphold Excellent Character 

  Create Serenity & Peace | Transform Knowledge into Action | Practice Stewardship & Service  


Position Type

(Full Time)

Start Date

Jan 1 2022

Pay and Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits (Health, 401K, Disability, child tuition discount) with an opportunity to be part of an established and innovative educational institution.


Name: Director HR

Title: HR Director

Email: jobs@alfatih.org

School Information

Al Fatih Academy

12300 Pinecrest Rd, Reston, VA 20191, USA



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