Effective immediately, Human Resources is accepting online applications and resumes for an Assistant Principal at the Secondary Building. The position is scheduled to work full time, 213 days per year. The salary is per the Principals’ contract.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Work in cooperation with the secondary building principal to provide assistance in the operation and functions of the school. Work directly with all staff, students, parents and district personnel. Oversee and participate in the daily operations of the main office. Work with students including managing student discipline and behaviors. Work to meet district and building goals and initiative related to student achievement.
LINE OF SUPERVISION: Reports directly to the Building Principal
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
- Master’s degree (emphasis in Educational Leadership, Organizational Leadership or Curriculum and Instructional preferred).
- Minimum five years of successful teaching experience.
- Valid K-12 Minnesota Administrative credential.
- Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of modern education and ability to apply them to the needs of the school.
- Two years of successful secondary administrative experience as a dean of students or an assistant principal preferred.
- Experience in working with students grades 7 - 12
- Knowledge of the International Baccalaureate programs
- Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.
- Knowledge of state testing requirements.
- Ability to deal sensitively and fairly with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds
- Knowledge of state and local policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of the law as pertaining to schools.
- Knowledge of current curriculum and instructional practices and trends.
- Skills in maintaining effective discipline.
- Ability to develop schedules.
Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following:
· Responsible for student academic counseling and discipline
· Work closely with the Secondary Building Principal to ensure curriculum alignment and support IB programs
· Assist in the hiring of staff
· Assist the secondary building principal with student discipline, attendance, records, testing, meetings, etc.
· Assist in the evaluation and supervision of tenured and non-tenured staff.
· Act as a resource for classroom teachers, education assistants, and substitutes teachers
Essential functions of the job may include but are not limited to the following (cont.)
· Work to maintain open communication with staff, district personnel, parents and community
· Provide guidance services to assigned students including course selection, graduation requirements, post-secondary option and other planning functions
· Facilitate re-entry meetings for suspended students
· Provide career services including financial assistance information, letters of recommendation, interest inventories and recruitment
· Assist in overseeing building maintenance and facility needs
· Supervise events outside the school day, including night and weekend supervision, as assigned by the Principal
· Responsible for monitoring hallways, cafeteria and building security
· School/District representative for all state tests and to provide training for proctors for ACT, PSAT, etc.
· Participate on Student Assist Team
· Provide assistance in designing implementing student handbook revisions
· Create the master schedule, coordinate TIES system and facilitate student registration
· Coordinate school clubs, activities, programs, and events
· Work with the principal and school staff to insure the safety of students
· Design and implement new programs that reflect the changing needs of the student population
· Facilitate and serve on task forces and committees as assigned by the principal
· Monitor student attendance, Service as chair on attendance appeals committee
· Meet with outside agencies to coordinate services for students and families
· Meet with instructional departments and serve as a liaison between departments
· Coordinate and maintain a system of reporting and record keeping of grading, attendance, and other functions
· Service as liaison to the South St. Paul Police Department and other law enforcement agencies
· Other duties as assigned by the building principals
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, lift, use hands for fingering, grasping and feeling, wrists, hands and/or fingers for repetitive motions. The employee is required to kneel, reach, stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to and over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
To be considered for this position, please apply online at www.sspps.org by Monday, May 7, 2012.