Middle School Assistant Principal
Texas Association of School Administrators - Austin, TX

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Region:
13

School District/Employer:
Austin ISD

District Category/Employer:
Campus

Position:
Assistant Principal

Assignment:
Level
Middle School

Job Title:
Middle School Assistant Principal

School:
TBD

Date Posted:
01/25/2011

Deadline:
Until Filled

Openings:
1

Commitment:
Full Time

Description/Notes:
The Power of US begins with you! Austin ISD is seeking quality teachers, administrators, and other professionals who will share our goal of helping each child reach his/her fullest potential. We are located in the capital of Texas, a legendary city famous for live music and a quality of life that is unparalleled. Be the difference in Austin ISD!

JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY

This position assists the principal of an individual school in supervising the overall educational and support activities and staff of the school. Incumbent supervises a variety of school functions, such as support services, special activities and programs, student discipline, and curricula development. Incumbent also holds responsibilities for evaluation and supervision of teaching and other school staff. Incumbent may be involved in supervision of multiple areas of instructional, support, or special programs and activities depending upon assignment from the principal. The primary responsibility of this position is the supervision and discipline of students and supervision and evaluation of teachers and support staff at the school level.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Provide general supervision to students before and during school, and after school at extracurricular events; meet with students to address discipline, attendance, health, and other personal issues.

Perform formal annual evaluations of teacher/classroom performance through formal observations, unscheduled class observations, student progress/achievement, and parent/student comment. Conduct performance reviews of support staff as assigned. Review practices and subject matter covered to assure compliance with guidelines and policies.

Supervise other administrative staff such as custodians, school nurses, secretaries, etc.

Assist in development of curricula and instructional programs through consultation with teachers, the principal, and education program coordinators.

Participate in formal and informal meetings and conferences with principal, parents, students, and members of the community.

Coordinate and oversee campus security and maintenance.

Coordinate and oversee related school activities such as student counseling, transportation, purchase of necessary course materials and supplies, etc.

Conduct a variety of administrative reporting and external accountability functions for the principal.

Plan daily, weekly, monthly, and annual work schedules for teachers and administrative support staff. Participate with teachers, principal, and education program coordinators in curricula planning on annual and semester basis.

Establish orderly workflows in a variety of school functions, including maintenance schedules, class scheduling, special activities (e.g., athletic events, school trips), teacher and staff evaluations. Convene work groups for curricula development and special projects as needed.

Assist the principal in annual budget planning, preparation, and justification to the superintendent.

Assign weekly and daily duties to support staff. Assign special projects and other tasks to teachers on a continual basis.

Explain school programs, policies, procedures and objectives to teachers and support staff in regular meetings, individual conferences, and written directives.

Assist principal in establishing, revising, and approving basic professional standards of conduct not addressed by District, State, and Federal guidelines.

Arrange for and assist in conducting formal workshops for teachers in teaching methods, discipline, and other issues. Consult with teachers on professional development matters.

Counsel teachers on professional development, classroom performance, and personal problems. Counsel students and parents on student performance, behavior, and personal problems. Hear grievances from teachers, parents, and students.

Assist staff in interviewing and selecting teachers and support staff.

Assist the principal in coordinating and overseeing campus security and maintenance.

Assist the principal in coordinating and overseeing related school activities.

Oversee the school-wide testing program.

Assist the principal in scheduling process.

Qualifications:
Master's Degree

Principal Certification

Three Years of Successful Classroom Experience

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Preferred

ILD and PDAS certification required or must be obtained upon offer of employment at employees expense

Salary Range:
$59,000 - $72,000 (215 Days)

How To Apply:
Complete the online application at www.austinisd.org following the careers tab on the top menu bar.