JOB TITLE: Assistant Principal
LOCATION: Alice Terry Elementary School
WORK YEAR: 205 days
WORK STATUS: Classified, Full Time Exempt
REPORTS TO: Building Principal
Responsible for providing primary administrative support to the principal; assumes a significant role in the improvement of student achievement, facilities and program management, student discipline and supervision and the supervision of school staff.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assists and supports Principal with leading Professional development
- Assists and supports Principal with providing regular instructional feedback and staff evaluations
- Assists and supports Principal with student discipline, parent contact and follow up communication
- Assists and supports Principal with committee leadership and organization
- Assists and supports Principal with organizational and system development
- Assists with and supports the development and use of challenging classroom student performance standards and the development of fair and accurate assessment methods.
- Assists in the coaching of effective classroom practices; helps supervise and coordinate the instructional program of the school.
- Promotes a school climate conducive to a positive leaning environment through planning, implementation and assessment.
- Provides leadership for committees, task forces and other groups involved with the curriculum, assessments, instructional development and other aspects of the overall school program.
- Assists with the direction and supervision of licensed and non-licensed personnel; may conduct performance evaluations.
- May recruit and screen potential employees, may make hiring recommendations to the principal.
- May make or take part in decisions relative to employee discipline.
- May be responsible for the preparation of required federal, state and local reports.
- Plays a major role in matters of student discipline, may have primary responsibility.
- Assumes oversight of various extra-curricular activities and other student, school, and community events.
- Supports the principal in the establishment of behavioral expectations for students and staff toward the creation of a respectful and civil environment.
- Establishes and maintains positive working relationships with and among the school staff and community.
- Supports effective communications vehicles and systems so as to insure clarity of purpose and information.
- Actively promotes positive attention to behaviors which recognize and appreciate the diversity of the total school community.
- Seeks and participates in professional development activities.
- Provides a regular presence at program-related functions outside the regular school day.
- Accepts responsibility and opportunities for participation in district-level activities such as task forces, special committees and the like.
- Conducts on-going self-assessment of personal performance and takes positive action on that assessment.
- Acts consistently in a professional manner that reflects the stature and importance of the leadership role of the assistant principal.
- Performs other applicable duties as outlined in the job description and as assigned by the Principal
Education or Formal Training
One to three years or equivalent experience in a leadership role
- Effective communication skills
- Facilitation skills
- Supervisory training and skills
- Appreciation and support of human diversity
- Establishment and maintenance of effective community relations
- Adherence to all District policies and procedures
- Maintains a generally positive attitude
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATION:
Appropriate Administrator licensure as required by the state of Colorado
ESSENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
Mostly clean and comfortable; possible exposure to bodily fluids
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Frequent sitting, standing, walking; occasional reaching, bending
Occasional lifting 5 to 20 pounds
Supervises and participates in evaluation of personnel; schedules and directs work, may make hiring and termination recommendations, may provide training.
Placement on the Administrative salary schedule based upon previous related experience. Current Board approved salary schedules are available for review on our district website at https://www.ssd2.org/SalarySchedules.aspx.
The annual salary for this position will be determined by number of hours scheduled to work each day and number of days scheduled to work each year. The computed annual salary will be spread out in equal payments over 12 months. Sheridan School District employees are paid once a month on the 1st working day of the month that is not a weekend day or holiday.
Employees who are scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week are eligible to obtain district health benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and supplemental benefits. Positions that qualify for health benefits also qualify for leave which could include vacation and daily leave to be determined by the position and number of days assigned. Sheridan School District No. 2 is a public employer and participates in the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA). All employees are required by state statute to contribute 8.75% of salary on a pre-tax basis to PERA and the District contributes 20.4% in addition to employee contribution through July 31, 2020. Effective August 1, 2020, all employees are required by state statute to contribute 10% of salary on a pre-tax basis to PERA and the District contributes 20.9% in addition to employee contribution.
All interested and qualified applicants must complete an online application at www.ssd2.org. Incomplete applications and resumes received in lieu of applications will not be considered. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. This position will close once the vacancy has been filled.