Assistant Principal - Esperero Canyon Middle School
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL-ESPERERO CANYON MIDDLE SCHOOL
Definition: The Assistant Principal supports a principal by managing staffing and staff development, pupil personnel services, program development and resources, building management and school-community relations.
Reports to: Principal
Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a complete listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in the job class.)
- Assists the principal in the discharge of his/her duties at all times and acts in the capacity of the principal during the principal’s absence from the school.
- Assists in the planning and implementation of comprehensive instructional programs in support of overall district goals and objectives.
- Collaborates with counseling staff and faculty regarding the proper placement of students in classes.
- Discusses concerns students may have with teachers and facilitates discussion of such with all parties involved.
- Investigates concerns raised by parents, students, staff and the general public.
- Collaborates with counseling staff and faculty to resolve student learning or discipline problems and recommends methods to meet the educational and emotional needs of students.
- Participates in a variety of school-based and district committees, meetings and conferences.
- Conducts student recognition and awards ceremonies.
- Implements discipline procedures as stated in the Student Handbook and according to district policy and develops innovative strategies, preventative approaches, and proactive plans that result in positive student behavior.
- Attends and supervises extra-curricular student activities and student council meetings.
- Assists the principal with the facilitation of professional learning, staff meetings, and retreats.
- Supervises and evaluates the work of assigned certified and classified employees and provides constructive feedback to employees regarding their performance.
- Supervise reporting and monitoring of student attendance and work with attendance clerk on follow-up investigations.
- Assists in organizing parent conferences, back-to-school nights and other times when staff is available to parents to discuss their child’s learning and behavior.
- Assists in the orientation of new staff members to the teaching environment at the middle school, especially as it relates to the area of students, personnel policy and procedures and general building practices.
- Works in conjunction with the principal in supervising all school activities, i.e., field trips, orientation programs, assemblies, plays, musicals, and other special events.
- Promotes school safety by implementing safety drills for fire, lockdown, etc.
- Performs other duties assigned by the principal.
- Knowledge of varied instructional strategies, how to support the needs of diverse learners, and assessment techniques for improved instruction.
- Knowledge and understanding of adolescent physical, emotional and intellectual development.
- Knowledge of effective behavior management techniques such as Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS).
- Skill in strong decision making, analytical and organizational skills.
- Ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students, school personnel, parents, peers and other stakeholders.
- Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written communications.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from parents, administrators, community stakeholders, etc.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to use tact, patience and courtesy when dealing with others.
- Valid Arizona Administrative Certification
- Current certificate to teach in the State of Arizona from the Arizona State Department of Education.
- Possess a Master’s degree in Education, Education Administration, or closely related field (preferred)
- Five (5) years teaching experience.
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 continuously required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity Policy
In CFSD, we value a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students. We are committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex (which includes a prohibition against sexual harassment as described in District policy ACA-Sexual Harassment), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, or disability.