Assistant Principal, High School

Job | Posted a month ago


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



  • 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

Posted By

Dayton Public Schools

1313 East 5th Street, Dayton , OH 45402
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,686

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 16.87

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 294