Contract Days: 213 Days
Priority Screen Date: Close of business on May 21, 2020
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2020
FLSA Status: Exempt
This position is benefits eligible
Starting Salary: Administrator Schedule
Interview Date: TBD
Purpose: Salt Lake City School District is seeking qualified administrator applicants for the position of Assistant Principal at Backman Elementary.
The assistant principal provides positive leadership and guidance to create continuous improvement toward equity, excellence and achievement for each student, in support of the school principal’s vision and goals of providing excellence and equity: every student, every classroom, every day.
The assistant principal, under the direction of the principal will:
- Implements policies, procedures and/or processes for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
- Focuses school resources and personnel on student achievement for student growth.
- Manages a variety of school administrative functions (e.g. student disciplinary policy, school schedule, afterschool programs assigned personnel, etc.) for the purpose of enforcing school, district and state policy and maintaining safety and efficiency of school operations.
- Represents the school within community forums for the purpose of maintaining ongoing community support for educational goals and/or assisting with issues related to school environment.
- Supervises school personnel for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth and achieving overall objectives of the school's curriculum.
- Supports the principal for the purpose of providing assistance with administrative functions.
- Master’s degree in Education or related field
- State of Utah Administrative/Supervisory License or have documentation from your accredited administrative prep program certifying you will be recommended for licensure by the effective date of the administrative assignment or a license from another state that is transferrable to Utah.
- Three years of experience in licensed K-12 education.
- Professional communication skills including, but not limited to: excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities; and empathic listening and persuasive speaking skills.
- Ability to provide positive and inspirational leadership/guidance and a collaborative mindset to learning community stakeholders
- Experience with coaching teachers through growth-evoking feedback, and development and delivery of professional development activities to improve student achievement communication and engagement strategies with all members of the school community
- Experience supervising/evaluating the conduct/performance of personnel
- Ability to implement policies, procedures and/or processes for providing direction and/or complying with requirements
- Experience facilitating grade level/content PLC’s/data meetings for analysis of student data to inform instructional practices for highest student achievement
- Knowledgeable of culturally competent strategies and culturally responsive, professional communication/engagement strategies with all members of the school community
- Knowledge of and leadership on behalf of: effective English Language Learners teaching practices; accelerated/extended learning programs, and; special needs students, including laws and regulations of special education and 504 plans.
- Knowledge of school budget management in alignment with school needs, following district budget, procurement and accounting policies and procedures with integrity and ethics
- Experience with development/implementation of a school-wide behavior management process
- Knowledge in student leadership development, deployment and supervision of student activities with consideration of academic and social growth
- Spanish Speaker: speaks, reads, writes and understands spoken Spanish.
Essential Job Duties:
- Collaborate with other relevant colleagues and community members; attend a variety of meetings; stay current on applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations; prepare written materials (e.g. budgets, curriculum, reports, directives, memos, etc.) prepare and deliver presentations
- Effectively and diplomatically interact and work in cooperation with district staff at all levels, as well as outside entities; incorporate culturally competent strategies and utilize culturally responsive communication and engagement strategies with all members of the school community
- Facilitate communication between personnel, administration, and/or the general public to evaluate solutions, solve problems, and/or resolve employee relations conflicts
- Provide sound judgement and advise to constituent community; use excellent critical thinking, decision making and organizational skills
- Maintain regular and predictable attendance to fulfill job requirements in an efficient and effective manner; required to attend activities, events and meetings outside of normal work hours on a regular basis
- Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective operations of the school
- Maintain professional workplace etiquette and represent the department/district in a professional manner; communicate effectively and efficiently with diverse groups of people while maintaining confidentiality and positive working relationships with co-workers, students, parents, and other district employees
- Maintain adaptability and understanding of cultural differences and in working in a diverse environment while coping with stressful situations related to students and maintaining confidentiality
- Work with limited supervision; ability to work effectively under constant deadlines and time constraints; manage multiple tasks and responsibilities and prioritize accordingly
- Supervise and evaluate the conduct/performance of all assigned personnel
- Provide professional development to engage staff in activities designed to support individual school/district goals and programs to improve student learning; coach teachers and staff through growth-evoking feedback
- Facilitate PLC meetings to analyze student data; lead the implementation of effective practices which lead to higher student achievement regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or prior academic achievement
- Analyze and interpret student achievement data to understand and implement achievement strategies based on the school’s Student Success Plan (SSP)
- Implement policies, procedures and/or processes for providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements
- Knowledge of and leadership on behalf of: effective English Language Learner teaching practices; accelerated/extended learning programs, and; special needs students, including laws and regulations of special education and 504 plans.
- Assist in the management of the school facility and grounds for an appropriate, safe, working and learning environment and manage a school budget in alignment with school needs
- Conduct school budget management in alignment with school needs, following district budget, procurement and accounting policies and procedures with integrity and ethics
- Develop positive growth-minded interactions with student groups and in working with individual students, including development/implementation of a school-wide behavior management process and provide leadership development, deployment and supervision of student activities with consideration of academic, social and ethical growth.
The usual and customary methods of performing job functions require sitting, walking, standing, bending, occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, stooping, kneeling; driving an automobile, etc.
Risks found in the typical work environment, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations.