Associate Administrator - Middle School
This posting is for the 2021-22 school year.
The Associate Administrator is responsible for student attendance, athletics, classified staff, and handling student discipline problems. Preferred candidates will have a range of experience in grades 6-8 and demonstrated knowledge of effective practices used to reach the needs of all students, with particular expertise in improving instruction and student achievement.
- Supports principal in building management, student discipline, and parent communication.
- Assists the principal and staff in the efficient handling of the day-to-day building operations.
- Serves as a liaison in planning, communicating and coordinating a variety of building activities and/or programs.
- Act as primary evaluator for classified and athletics staff within the school.
- Provides leadership and support in creating a safe school environment that is conducive to learning.
- Serves as a referral source for disciplinary problems. Evaluates the nature of the problem and initiates corrective actions or refers the problem to the appropriate authority.
- Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
- Reviews attendance reports to identify absenteeism problems and truancies. Counsels with students, teachers, other administrators, and parents to identify, clarify, and understand attendance problems and assists with determining satisfactory solutions.
- Conducts a variety of committee meetings and attends selected school and community activities both during and after school.
- Assists in identifying district and community resources for school programs.
- Works collaboratively with principal and staff to implement the School Improvement Plan, including professional development.
- Develops and maintains effective professional relationships with staff, students and community.
- Demonstrates understanding of and models a variety of appropriate strategies in effectively interacting with staff, students and parents. Uses effective, creative approaches to resolving conflict situations.
- Work in close collaboration with the Principal, lead and facilitate building-level professional development focused on student learning; communicate on professional development activities.
- Provide mentoring support for new teachers.
- Assist in facilitating the school’s early intervention services (i.e.. grade level teams, PLCs, RTI, etc) to support students in receiving targeted academic support.
- Support principal in the analysis of student performance data.
- Participate in district training and principal academies.
- Perform appropriate tasks as designated by the Principal in relation to the responsibilities listed above.
This position reports to the building principal at the assigned site.
Experiences frequent interruptions; required to meet inflexible deadlines; requires concentration and attention to detail; may occasionally deal with distraught or difficult individuals.
- Washington State Teaching credential. Minimum 3-5 years teaching experience.
- Administrative credential or acceptance in an administrative credential program.
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement appropriate positive behavior interventions for students.
- Demonstrated leadership ability.
- Evidence of skill and expertise in effective conflict resolution.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated enthusiasm, creativity and innovativeness.
- Demonstrated competence for successful performance of the responsibilities listed.
- Experience with economically and culturally diverse populations.
- Knowledge and experience with special education populations.
- 3-5 years of demonstrated successful teaching experience. Preference given to candidates with a range or grade level experiences in grades 6-9 in the Bethel School District.
- A working knowledge of current District student achievement initiatives (No Excuses University, RTI, making middle grades work, high schools that work, etc.).
- Ability to structure time and manage multiple priorities independently.
Requires fingerprinting and background check to determine that there have been no convictions involving physical molestation, abuse, injury or neglect of a minor.
This is a non-union, exempt position.
$1,500 administrative credential stipend