BOURBONNAIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 53
School District Position Description
JOB TITLE: Associate Principal, Upper Grade Center
REPORTS TO: Principal, Upper Grade Center
CONTRACT: 12 month
APPROVED BY: Board of Education DATE: May 27, 2008
Responsible for providing assistance to the Principal in the administration of the total school program. This job description is not intended, nor should it be construed, to be a list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. The job description is purposely designed to be an accurate reflection of those principal job elements essential for making fair pay decisions about jobs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Other duties may be assigned.
· Serves as administrative head of the school in the absence of the principal.
· Administers a program of student discipline and interacts with students to encourage positive performance.
· Manages building staff, as it relates to discipline.
· Supervises staff attendance and assignment of substitute teachers at Upper Grade Center.
· Assists scheduling special events during the school day and after school activities.
· Provides general supervision to students. Supervises extra curricular activities.
· Maintains relationship and communicates effectively with students, staff, parents, and community.
· Maintains high ethical and professional standards.
· Communicates and promotes high expectation levels for staff and students.
· Establishes and maintains an environment that is conducive to positive school morale and directed towards achievement of the school’s mission.
· Resolves conflicts in a timely fashion.
· Has a clear sense of the District’s mission and actively involves the staff in planning and decision-making in order to accomplish the mission.
· After conferring with building principal, initiates and supports programs and actions that facilitate a positive, caring climate for learning and an orderly, purposeful environment.
· Monitors instructional and program activities and works collaboratively to plan, implement, and communicate the curriculum.
· After conferring with building principal, provides instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing school’s instructional goals.
· Monitors student progress using appropriate data to make decisions concerning student behavior.
· Effectively interviews, selects, and orients new staff; makes sound recommendations relative to personnel placement, transfer, retention, and dismissal; and adheres to the District’s Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunities Policies.
· Complies with District policies, state and federal laws, and employee contracts.
· Monitors building budget based upon programs, personnel, and other fiscal needs for Upper Grade Center.
· Supervises maintenance of school facilities and grounds.
· Uses information provided through assessment instruments, the District appraisal process, and evaluative feedback from supervisor to improve performance.
· Strives to improve leadership skills through self-initiated professional development activities.
· Supports and participates in the development and implementation of staff development activities including leadership skills.
· Demonstrates awareness of school/community needs and initiates activities to meet those identified needs.
· Displays loyalty to District No. 53, the School Board and its governance, policies and contracts.
· Supports the Mission and Vision of the District.
· Maintains a professional appearance.
· Maintains a professional and positive rapport with parents/co-workers/administration/School Board.
Supervises the employees of the Upper Grade Center when the Principal is absent from the building. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include training employees; assist in planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative (customarily associated with) of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Masters Degree in Education, teaching and/or administrative experience.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
Valid Teaching Certificate. M.S. Endorsement or Specific Course work related to Middle School, valid administrative certificate, Middle School Type 75.
Ability to read and analyze, and interpret general business periodicals professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES
Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the community. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board of Education policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS 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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, and travel between the assigned buildings. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT 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 functions.
The noise level in this environment is quiet to loud depending upon the activity in the particular part of the day and location.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.