Assistant Principal, High School
Position: Assistant Principal
Reports To: Principal
Salary Schedule / Grade: Refer to Admin Salary Schedule
F.L.S.A Stat: Exempt
Under the supervision of the Principal, the Assistant Principal assists with the management of the staff, program and physical resources of a high school building, and performs related district-wide administrative duties as required or assigned.
The Dayton Way
Support and maintain the District’s core principles in the areas of professionalism, curriculum, instruction, culture, and customer service.
Be prepared to meet the challenge of delivering education in an urban school setting.
Navigate competing instructional initiatives and find ways to apply them to the classroom effectively.
Build confidence in students, parents, and guardians that academic achievement is attainable through high expectations and sustained effort.
Collaborate and engage effectively with teachers and other administrators to implement instructional strategies that promote student success.
Build positive rapport and trust with families and community partners to facilitate their engagement in education efforts. Provides parents and students with relevant information about school services.
Participate in district-organized professional development activities and seek out opportunities for self-development.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (May not include all duties performed.)
Help create a shared vision and clear goals for their schools and ensure continuous progress toward achieving the goals
Support the implementation of high quality standards based instruction that results in higher levels of achievement for all students
Promote the allocation of resources and management of school operations in order to ensure a safe and productive learning environment
Assist in establishing and sustaining collaborative learning and shared leadership to promote learning and achievement of all students
Engage parents and community members in the educational process and help create an environment where community resources support student learning, achievement and well being
Assist the building principal in supervising and administering all components of the school building and its programs
Serve as a member of the building leadership team and other committees as needed
Assist in initiating, designing, and implementing programs to meet specific needs of the schools
Share in evaluation and guidance of all staff members regarding their individual and group performance
Assist in the continuous revision and upgrading of curricula in cooperation with the faculty and central office personnel
Provide leadership and guidance for school-related organizations, activities, and sporting events
Assist in interpreting the needs, goals and philosophy of the school to students, parents and the community
Assist in planning and preparing professional development activities in collaboration with building principal and central office personnel
Organize personnel and facilities to provide maximum educational effort and growth for students
Assist in providing a safe and healthy environment for students and personnel
Assist in preparing schedules for teachers and students
Model and provide guidance to teachers, students and parents in interpersonal relationships
Share with the building principal, the administration of all funds charged to the school
Act as building principal in his/her absence
Perform other duties as assigned by the building principal
CORE BEHAVIORS & COMPETENCIES
Focus on Sustainable Results = implement initiatives and practices to address key challenges and drive sustainable improvements in student academic achievement
Holding People Accountable = always mindful of school performance and holds others accountable for high standards
Analytical Thinking = uses independent observation and data to inform decision-making; uses logical approaches to address areas of concern
Leadership = engages stakeholders to leverage their input and develop actionable goals; takes action for the purpose of affecting the perceptions, thinking, and actions of others to drive needed change
Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.Current and valid State of Ohio licensure appropriate for the specific administrator position
Must pass Federal and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation background check in accordance with Ohio Administrative Code Section 3301-83-06
Knowledge & Experience
Masters degree and Ohio Principal Licensure
Sound grasp of curriculum for the appropriate subject area and the Ohio Learning Standards
Experience working in an urban school district or working with urban education
Knowledge of differentiated instruction, child development principles, and a wide range of instructional and intervention strategies
Effective time management skills
Experience with socio-emotional (ESL) learning preferred
Knowledge of and/or experience with PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Support) preferred
Familiarity with school improvement process preferred
Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, stoop, and climb stairs
Occasionally lift and/or move lightweight items up to 40 lbs.
Work is performed in a school setting
Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue
Work may be subject to frequent interruptions
Potential exposure to disruptive parents and students
Some assignments are subject to completion within strict timelines
Periodic travel for meetings, professional development activities, community events, and work assignments
Periodically expected to work outside standard school hours