School Administration Manager (SAM)
Summary (Job Goal):
Manage and coordinate school operations to include
supervision and evaluation of classified staff, special
events planning and implementation, student transportation,
and overall building maintenance.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(Other duties may be
Support the vision and mission of the
District as well as building vision that sets high
expectations for students and staff.
Understand, support, and help the
building principal implement change efforts at the District
and/or building level.
Assume responsibility for management of
the school in the absence of the building principal.
Manage all school scheduling, special
events, field trips, cafeteria, transportation,
maintenance, playgrounds and cleaning.
Coordinate, manage and supervise the
extra-curricular programs including community use of the
Prepare reports, records, and all other
necessary paperwork as required.
Develop and implement a positive,
effective student management system to include monitoring
and improving student attendance.
Maintain high standards of student
conduct and enforce an effective student discipline plan as
necessary according to due process.
Supervise classified staff and structure
regular and systematic performance observations and
evaluations to increase staff effectiveness; maintain a
culture of high expectations and demand high quality of
Develop team-building, problem solving
and organizational skills among classified staff.
Conduct staff meetings as appropriate
for proper functioning of the school.
Develop a professional rapport and good
working relationship with all staff members.
Ensure staff professional development is
consistent with the school vision and goals.
Motivate and recognize classified staff
accomplishments and achievements toward desired goals and
Manage classified negotiated and
contractual agreements effectively.
Address and resolve problems/issues in a
Assume responsibility for and support
the implementation of Board Policy and administrative
regulations keeping classified staff informed of changes in
policy and procedures which affect them.
Maintain accurate records as required by
federal, state, and local officials.
Adhere to applicable state and federal
laws, rules and regulations, Board Policies and
Administer policies and procedures in a
fair and equitable manner.
Maintain confidentiality in the school
Treat students, staff, community
members, and all other contacts fairly, equitably, and with
dignity and respect.
Oversee daily operations to meet
District, building and student goals.
Assist the principal in managing the
school's budget and total needs in requisitioning and
inventorying equipment and supplies within the funds
allocated as well as administration of the overall building
budget in accordance with state and District
Plan and supervise disaster preparation,
fire drills and emergency preparedness program.
Assist the principal with the safety and
security of the building and maintain a safe environment
for all students, staff, and the public. Provide for
accurate inventories of property to ensure systems operate
safely, efficiently, and effectively.
Utilize knowledge of learning and staff
development to make management decisions.
Report to the central office regularly
concerning the needs of the school with respect to
classified personnel, transportation, equipment, and
Consult regularly for the services of
central office/resource personnel so that classified staff
can receive effective assistance when needed.
Keep the building principal informed of
the building's activities and events as well as activities
of an unusual nature.
Assist in screening, hiring, in-service
orientation, assigning, evaluating, and dismissing
classified staff as outlined by the Board Policy,
negotiated agreements and District procedures.
Maintain a positive image for the school
as well as good public relations within the
Maintain a positive rapport with
students, staff, and community.
Demonstrate professionalism in
fulfilling the responsibilities of the SAM position.
Demonstrate a positive approach toward
school, students and SAM position and communicate the same
to the community.
Cooperate with and work in a courteous
manner with central office, co-workers and other
Work with various members of the central
administrative staff on problems/projects of District-wide
Effectively communicate, collaborate,
and cooperate with administration, colleagues, supervisors,
Keep abreast of changes and developments
in the profession by attending professional meetings,
reading professional journals and other publications and
discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the
Ability to capitalize on performance
feedback and constructively seek to improve performance
Participate in management team meetings
and activities as directed.
Regular and reliable attendance.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervise and evaluate classified staff.
Minimum Education or Experience (Will
vary depending on specific position):
B.A. degree in Business or equivalent experience.
Experience in a public school or business of similar size and
One to three years of successful supervisory experience
M.A. degree in business or equivalent preferred.
Licensure or Certification:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
(To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
here are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or
ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made
to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Competency in areas of content knowledge including employment
law, current management theory, willingness to learn new skills
and knowledge to enhance management/administrative skills.
Ability to access information and resources, and make
decisions that effectively address a variety of work styles.
Ability to assess the strengths, needs, interests, and
aspirations of staff; willingness to hold high expectations for
staff and student behavior; ability to set achievable goals,
monitor and evaluate staff and student progress; ability to be
resourceful in responding to the changing needs of staff,
students and the community.
Ability to recognize the relationships between self and
others; accept responsibility for contributions to staff,
students, the District, and the community; willingness to
actively participate in improving self and professional
Ability to listen, speak, write, read, and respond clearly to
students, employees, parents, and community members; ability to
use a variety of media and technology to enhance
Ability to use interpersonal skills to develop constructive
relationships with students, staff, employees, administration,
parents, colleagues, and community groups; willingness to provide
a high level of service and response to the diverse needs of the
Ability to function effectively as part of a management team,
support District initiatives and peers, plan collaboratively,
create new vision, solve complex problems, and work
constructively with the administrative team to solve problems
Ability to establish clear objectives for staff in harmony
with District/building goals.
Ability to take responsibility for, support, and implement
Board policies, administrative regulations, practices, and
Ability to maintain a safe environment including the ability
make quick and/or deliberate decisions as well as to develop
reasonable rules of professional behavior and maintain order in a
fair and just manner.
Ability to develop team building and facilitation, problem
solving, and organizational skills among classified staff.
Ability to effectively prioritize and organize work, as well
as effectively manage time, schedules, and events.
Proficient in computer skills such as word processing,
spreadsheet and database applications (Word, Excel, etc.).
Ability to work flexible hours/schedule.
(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
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
regularly required to sit, stand, speak, hear, see, and walk to
carry out routine duties.
Must be able to bend arms, torso, and neck.
Must be able to occasionally lift, move, or push items of 50 lbs.
such as assisting staff/students to include moving/
rearranging furniture and/or restraining disruptive students.
Specific vision requirements include close vision, distance
vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and
ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to supervise staff and students in all types of
weather, meet multiple demands from several people, and interact
with the public and other staff.
(The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those an
employee encounters while performing the essential functions
of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Noise level is quiet to loud.
Work may be indoors and/or outdoors.
Work may be in non-air conditioned rooms.
Tobacco and alcohol-free environment.
Fast-paced atmosphere with constant contact with students, staff,
or the public.
May include evenings.
Direct responsibility for the safety, well-being, and work output
staff and students.