Assistant Elementary School Principal
Elementary Assistant Principal
Job Title: Elementary Assistant Principal
Credentials: Current Oklahoma Teaching Certificate; Administrator's Certificate.
Education: A Master’s degree is required.
Training or experience required: 3 years experience as a classroom teacher.
Reports to: Site Administrator.
Contract: 210 days.
Salary Schedule: Site Assistant Administrator salary schedule
FLSA Classification: Exempt.
Essential Job Functions:
- Provide leadership and supervision for instruction.
- Assist in the oversight of the implementation of district curriculum goals, philosophy and policies within the area of authority.
- Assist teachers in establishing meaningful goals, objectives and evaluation procedures related to educational enhancement.
- Assist teachers in evaluating their methods of instruction/teaching skills and effectiveness of learner outcomes.
- Ensure that teachers meet individual pupil needs and abilities and develop satisfactory growth in basic skills
- Assist teachers in using community resources in their instructional program.
- Assist teachers in providing a classroom atmosphere conducive to maximum learning.
- Manage human resources and maintain productive relationship with staff.
- EEO/Managing Diversity: Maintain an environment free of discrimination and sexual harassment in the workplace; encourage an environment of equal opportunity for all.
- Health and Safety in the Workplace: Promote health and safety and eliminate unsafe and unhealthful working conditions; communicate with and properly train staff to follow safety procedures; manage lost time due to worker accidents and injuries.
- Training/Employee Development: Assist in the training of staff in the technical and procedural aspects of their jobs; Motivate staff to participate in reviewing areas of responsibility to look for ways to improve performance; Encourage initiative and creativity without risk; Develop staff morale to reinforce successful performance; Provide opportunities for selected professional development experiences with staff that are geared toward excellence in education.
- Other Personnel Activities: Assist in new employee orientation; hiring; performance appraisal; intervention and referral; problem resolution; an implementation of other personnel policies.
- Provide Leadership for students.
- Implement constructive student discipline to reinforce desired outcomes.
- Provide environment where students assume responsibility for their own behavior and the attitude/behavior of their peers regarding school property and respecting the rights, properties, and opinions of others.
- Treat students as individuals and encourages in students an appreciation for their civil rights and responsibilities of our democratic institutions.
- Encourage the development of student behavior based on a sense of moral/ethical behavior and ennobling values.
- Provide leadership for innovations and problem resolution.
- Implement projects that resolve special problems.
- Encourage and support teachers who systematically plan innovative projects and techniques; provide necessary reinforcement without fear of failure.
- Plan carefully the goals, objective and evaluation of new projects and procedures and evaluate the effectiveness of those projects.
- Provide an environment that anticipates problems, involves staff in problem resolution, and encourage increased productivity and customer service.
- Involve students and staff in developing and maintaining reasonable standards of conduct.
- Help teachers understand the sources of important problems they are facing in order to involve them in the resolution of the problem.
- Effectively look at necessary facts (costs, customer needs, policies, potential outcomes, etc.) before making important decisions. Involve the necessary parties who need to support the decision in the problem identification and resolution.
- Efficiently and effectively organize school operations to maximize students outcomes.
- Provide clear and consistent written and oral directions.
- Minimize classroom interruptions encouraging maximum time on tasks.
- Plan and hold productive staff meetings.
- Only require necessary paperwork.
- Administer attendance policies according to policy.
- Oversee the health and safety programs for students.
- Actively promote positive community relationships.
- Provide opportunities for community members to become involved in school activities.
- Solicit input from the community to develop goals for the school.
- Make use of educational resources from the community.
- Constructively interpret the school program and the policies to the community.
- Keep the community informed concerning the school program.
- Encourage teachers to maintain effective communications with parents.
- Encourage parents to get involved in corrective counseling/discipline with troubled students.
- Maintain facilities and resources conducive to learning and which are cost effective.
- Demonstrate fiscal responsibility, efficient and effective utilization of resources, and the proper accountability of revenues and expenditures; maintain inventory and /or cost-accounting systems.
- Systematically supervise and evaluate teacher utilization of teaching supplies and care of equipment and facilities; provide for availability of supplies and equipment.
- Effectively maintain plant with the resources available.
- Ensure that maintenance and utility costs of buildings compare favorably with like schools in the area.
- Encourage students to show school pride in the buildings and school.
- Lead the school or office in economical use of materials and supplies.
- Have personal characteristics that encourage customer service and quality leadership.
- Customer Service: Implements program to encourage staff to be customer focused. This includes empowering subordinates to resolve customer problems; interpret rules, procedures, and policies to assist customers; reduce the “red tape” that frustrates responsive decision making; and train and coach employees to provide better customer service.
- Managing Information: Provides clear and concise staff reports for the Principal; communicates professionally before the public, staff, and fellow employees; automates procedures that assist in decision making; listens and responds to ideas and suggestions of co-workers and subordinates; keep his/her supervisor informed of critical concerns.
- Planning and Organizing: Conducts short and long range curriculum and other site based planning; anticipates customer needs due to changes in growth, demographics, revenue, and technological environments; evaluate and amend previous year’s forecasting as changes occur; participate with team members both within the District and the community to set and attain District goals and objectives; responds quickly to new issues and challenges.
- Teamwork: Works with co-workers, subordinates, other administrators, and community leaders to provide service to the public; shares information, resources, and expertise to assist team members to accomplish organization/District objectives or goals; encourages cooperation among departments/divisions to solve problems.
- Positive Leadership: Exercises administrative discretion fairly showing due respect, concern, and warmth for others an understanding of individual problems of both students and adults; shows support and enthusiasm for the school full consideration to majority and minority opinions.
- Continue professional development.
- Use ideas from professional magazines and bulletins.
- Attend and contribute to professional meetings.
- Take advantage of opportunities for professional growth that are available beyond the requirements of the District.
- Perform other duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
An employee in this position must be able to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Must posses the ability to utilize and promote the use of participatory management techniques. Must possess personal characteristics including, but not limited to, poise, perspective, integrity, flexibility, sound judgment, and the professionalism necessary for success as an administrator in the Norman Public Schools District. Must work collaboratively with students, parents, administrators, and staff. Must be able to handle conflict and utilize problem solving strategies. 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. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
I have received this job description and understand that it is my responsibility to adequately perform these required duties. I understand that if I have questions regarding my obligations I must promptly consult my supervisor for clarification.
I understand that if I have a disabling condition or develop a disabling condition at sometime in the future I must contact my supervisor to determine whether a reasonable accommodation can be provided so that I may perform the essential duties of my position.