JOB TITLE: High School Assistant Principal
REPORTS TO: High School Principal
WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt
PAY GRADE: AI 4a
The High School Assistant Principal is responsible for providing leadership for the administrative operation of the school consistent with District policies, procedures and programs.
The High School Assistant Principal must act with integrity, support organizational goals, demonstrate the ability to inspire, grow and motivate others, utilize feedback, drive for results and commit to championing the needs of the students, employees and overall District.
• Master’s degree from and accredited College or University
• Valid Administrators Texas Certification
• Three years’ experience as a classroom teacher
• Two years’ experience as a successful high school administrator
• Superior written and verbal communication skills
• Skilled in MS Office products
• Strong leadership skills, directing all levels within the organization
• Achievement oriented, decisive, team and customer oriented, analytical, strong communicator and innovative
• Familiarity with school campuses and their operations
• Ability to evaluate instructional program and teaching effectiveness
• Ability to manage budget and personnel
• Ability to coordinate campus functions
• Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
• Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
• Ability to coordinate professional learning communities
• Knowledge of crisis management and safety work environment procedures
• Knowledge of facility maintenance and operations
• Ability to multi-task
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
• Using campus data to assist the Principal in the administrative operation of the school.
• Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals.
• Work with assistant principal on monitoring student attendance; notify parents and attendance committee regarding students with excessive absences.
School / Organizational Climate
• Foster collegiality and team building among staff members. Encourage their active involvement in decision-making process.
• Provide for two-way communication with area superintendent, staff, students, parents, and community, and promote expectations for high-level performance to staff and students.
• Ensures the effective and quick resolution to conflicts and demonstrates resilience during and after high stress situations.
School / Organizational Improvement
• Identify, analyze, and apply research findings (e.g., Breaking Ranks recommendations) to promote school improvement.
• Work with principal and campus advisory committee in setting annual campus performance goals, developing plans for improvement and monitoring campus progress.
• Assist principal with interviewing, selecting and orienting new staff.
• Assist the principal in defining expectations for staff performance with regard to instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication with the public.
• Observe employee performance, record observations, and conduct evaluation conferences with staff.
Management of Fiscal, Administrative, and Facilities Functions
• Supervise operations in principal’s absence.
• Comply with district policies and state federal laws and regulations affecting the schools.
• Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required including accurate and timely reports of maximum attendance to requisition textbooks.
• Direct and manage extracurricular and intramural programs including management of multiple activity funds.
• Work with faculty and students to develop a student discipline management system that results in positive student behavior and enhances the school climate.
• Monitor and communicate to staff, students and parent’s student eligibility for UIL and other extra-curricular activities.
Professional Growth and Development
• Participate in professional development to improve skills related to job assignment.
• Perform all other duties as assigned.
• Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff assigned to campus including assistant principal(s), teacher(s), counselor(s), librarian(s), instructional aides, clerical support staff, and custodians.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: physical mobility, standing, prolonged sitting, some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. This position will also require both traveling within the district and state wide. Mental demands: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of situations; ability to interpret a variety of data; ability to interpret TEC and policy; ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory, ability to be effective in both oral and written communication; ability to maintain emotional control under stress.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
All applications can be submitted at TeachSpringISD.org.