Junior High Vice-Principal
Lincoln Academy is seeking an individual to become the Vice-Principal over the Junior High. Lincoln Academy is a K-9 charter school with 905 students. It is located in Pleasant Grove, Utah. Lincoln was established in 2005 and is consistently one of the top 10 performing charter schools in the state of Utah. The position would begin ASAP.
Salary starting at $75,000 (Depends on Experience) additional performance bonuses offered.
The Assistant Principal assists the Principal in providing professional leadership to organize, administer, supervise, and evaluate Lincoln Academy’s mission and vision. To accomplish these tasks, the Assistant Principal works closely with the community, staff, and administration of Lincoln Academy.
This position will primarily work with Junior High students/faculty/staff and parents. After the administrator is hired, the administrative team will work together to identify strengths and divide specific responsibilities.
Essential Functions: 1. Is an instructional leader to teachers, students, and staff. 2. Assist in providing professional leadership to organize, administer, supervise, and evaluate Lincoln Academy’s mission and vision. 3. Assist in establishing an optimal learning environment within the school. 4. Ensure that all school programs and activities conform to Lincoln guidelines. 5. Lead and nurture members of the school staff and communicate effectively with staff, parents, students, and members of the community. 6. Work effectively with community organizations. 7. React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned. 8. Support the value of an education. 9. Support the philosophy and vision of Lincoln Academy. 10. Includes responsibilities for the discipline of students, supervision of staff, curriculum development, program evaluation, supervision of extracurricular activities, and general operations of the school. 11. Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and the ability to motivate people. 12. Develop a basic understanding of curriculum, assessment, special services, and procedural practices of the whole school.
Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions: 1. Requires prolonged sitting or standing. 2. Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials. 3. Occasional stooping, bending and reaching. 4. Requires some travel. 5. Work year of 12 months. Must work indoors and some outdoors year-round. Can expect to work 9-10 hours daily during the school year. Will have some 12-18 hour days. The contract is for 225 days. Not required to work when school is not in session during the school year. Required to work during the summer months- expect 8 hours daily during the summer. Receive six personal/sick days and 15 vacation days per school year. 6. Must work in noisy and crowded environments.
General Responsibilities: 1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of effective discipline strategies and motivation, curriculum development and program evaluation, child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to learning. 2. Assist with the continual development of a program for the evaluation and improvement of instruction to ensure maximum educational benefits for students. 3. Assist with the development of a functioning education philosophy consistent with the values of the community, teachers, school administration, and the Board of Education. 4. Assist with the continual development of a comprehensive curriculum and program of services in cooperation with teachers and central office staff. 5. Assist with the development of an atmosphere of respect, interest, and enthusiasm within the school. 6. Communicate openly and effectively with students, community, staff, and administration. 7. Assist with supervision and in providing for the general welfare of students during the school day, on school trips, and during school activities. 8. Assist in maintaining effective programs to strengthen and monitor pupil discipline, attendance, and individual progress. 9. Supervise assigned non-classroom areas and non-instructional times, including arrival and dismissal of students. 10. Share in the supervision of school-wide and extracurricular activities, including evenings. 11. Supervise the instructional programs assigned by the Principal, evaluating lesson plans and observing classes regularly to encourage the use of prescribed strategies and using a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child growth and development. 12. Recommend and provide opportunities for effective staff development that address the needs of the instructional program and obligations of the staff, including workshops, conferences, visitations, and sessions in which the team shares successful practices and strategies. 13. Assist with the selection and assignment of certified and classified personnel. 14. Delegate duties for effective staff utilization. 15. Encourage and facilitate the professional growth of teachers through advanced training, experimentation, and evaluation. 16. Assist with the administration of state and school policies in the operation of the school. 17. Assist with the administration of the school budget. 18. Assist in maintaining school records and filing necessary reports 19. Assist in school compliance with legal and regulatory requirements of the various Governmental agencies. 20. Assist with planning and organizing the school day and year to provide for the efficient operation of the school. 21. Assist with the maintenance of safe, clean, attractive, and well-kept buildings and grounds. 22. Make effective use of consultants and specialists in program and staff development. 23. Work cooperatively with peers in sharing ideas, techniques, and procedures for improvement of the learning environment. 24. Keep abreast of new information, innovative ideas, and techniques. 25. Complete in a timely fashion, all records, and reports as required by law and regulation or requested by the Principal. Answer correspondence promptly. 26. Represent the school at community, State, and professional meetings. 27. Other duties as assigned by the Principal or other Administrative Staff.