Assistant Principal

Posted 3 years ago
Position Areas
Public School


This job opening ends on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 @ 12:00 pm.



Assistant Principal




JOB GOAL:       

To assist the principal in providing school-wide leadership and to learn the roles of being a principal.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities. (Other duties may be assigned)


  • Assists the principal in the overall administration of the school.


  • Serves as principal in the absence of the regular principal.


  • Proposes schedules of classes and extracurricular activities.


  • Supervises the preparation of student schedules.


  • Works with department heads and faculty in compiling the annual budget requests.


  • Requisitions supplies, textbooks, and equipment, conducting inventories, maintaining records, and checking on receipts for such materials.


  • Assists in conducting safety inspections and safety drill practice activities.


  • Assumes responsibility for coordinating transportation, custodial, and other support services.


  • Supervises the reporting and monitoring of student attendance, and works with the attendance secretary for investigative follow-up actions.


  • Assists in maintaining discipline throughout the student body, and deals with special cases as necessary.


  • Serves with parent, faculty, and student groups as requested in advancing educational and related activities and objectives.


  • Administers the student insurance program.


  • Performs such record-keeping functions as the principal may direct.


  • Supervises teachers and departments as assigned by the principal.


  • Evaluates teacher and staff as assigned by the principal.


  • Attends staff development sessions as scheduled in the district staff development plan.


  • Attends Board Meetings.


  • Attends administrative staff meetings if principal cannot attend.


  • Assistant Principals are expected to be on duty from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on a normal working day the entire period of their contract, in most cases July 1 through June 30. Assistant Principals are expected to stay beyond 4:00 p.m. if the need arises. (programs, extended school, athletic events, etc.)


  • Punctuality is mandatory and the District Tardiness Policy must be adhered too.


  • All certified staff must follow the Code of Ethics.


  • Assistant Principals must inform their Principal whenever they are leaving their building during the working day. In the absence of the principal, the AP must notify the supervising Assistant Superintendent of personnel.


  • Shall participate in all state testing in their building and will adhere to all guidelines and regulations as mandated by the State and District.


  • Will be responsible for monitoring and supervising Extended School.




Supervises when the Principal is absent from the building; Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district’s policies, procedures, and applicable laws; Responsibilities include assisting in the interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems if requested to do so by the principal.





To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.





M.A. and three years experience in teaching and/or administration or a combination of both.






Valid Mississippi Administrators Certificate endorsed in the area of responsibility.





Ability to read, 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, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.




Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and school community.  Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.




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 essential functions. 


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or list up to 50 lbs. such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts.  The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed materials, and the ability to adjust focus.  The position requires the individual to 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 essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is moderate to loud. Duties are performed indoor and occasionally outdoors.


TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:       Salary and work year to be established by the Board.



EVALUATIONS:  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.



Approved by: Board of Trustees, Greenwood Public Schools            Date 04/15/1997


Reviewed and agreed to by:_______________________________ Date  _________


Revised: May 12, 2009


Revised: September 8, 2016



The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not to 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.


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359 North West Street , Jackson, MS 39201

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359 North West Street , Jackson, MS 39201