SUBSTITUTE ADMINISTRATOR (Assistant Principal & Principal)

Baltimore, MD, US
Aug 31, 2020

JOB TITLE : Substitute Principal/Assistant Principal

REPORTS TO : Executive Director

DEFINITION : In the absence of the principal/assistant principal, provides support and assistance to the school administrative team and staff. Provides continuity of learning to support the instructional and administrative goals of a school. Plans, implements, directs, and evaluates the school's programs and activities. Supervises professional and support staff. Performs other duties as assigned.


Assists the principal in defining the school's mission and communicating goals and expectations of the total school program.
Provides instructional leadership, in concert with the principal, for the implementation of the curriculum of the Baltimore County Public Schools.
Assists in coordinating the instructional program of the school in conjunction with the appropriate school and central office staff.
Assists with supervising the instructional program of the school.
Assists in leading the process of continuous school improvement.
Monitors and assesses student achievement and participation outcomes with appropriate data collection and analysis.
Assists in supervising and evaluating the effectiveness of all school personnel.
Assists in creating a productive work climate by gaining the cooperation of staff and students.
Assists with the coordination of school discipline and maintains necessary discipline records. May serves as liaison in coordinating supportive services and other social agencies to help meet student and family needs.
Assistants with the coordination and supervision of student activities. Writes reports relative to conferences, suspensions, court reports, etc.
Assumes responsibility for maintaining attendance procedures.
Engages in professional activities that contribute to leadership development.
Assists in determining and implementing school organization, student placement and evaluation, and services and programs that provide for the needs of children.
Provides for changes in schedules and programs to meet the needs of individual students.
Communicates effectively with students, staff, administrative and supervisory personnel, parents, and the community.
Assists with the responsibility for the business management functions of the local school finances.
Performs other duties as assigned.


Education, Training and Experience :

Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a master's degree, with appropriate course work in leadership, pedagogy, and supervision, plus three years of outstanding teaching experience.
Completion of the Aspiring Leader modules of Baltimore County Public Schools Leadership Development Program is preferred.

Licenses and Certificates :

Possession of, or eligibility for, a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate with an Administrator I/Administrator II endorsement is required.
A comparable out-of-state leadership or school building leadership certification transferrable to Maryland will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :

Knowledge of the principles and practices of pedagogy. Knowledge of the principles and practices of public education administration. Knowledge, skill, and successful experience with the school improvement process. Knowledge, skill, and successful experience in the use and analysis of school performance data.
Outstanding oral and written communications skills. Possession of technology competency (e.g., database, internet, spreadsheet, word processing, and related applications); skill and experience in data analysis and application.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Ability to properly maintain confidential information.


The work of this class is performed in a school environment.


Requires attendance at evening meetings and weekend activities as required.
This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.Employment in this position is contingent upon successfully passing a background, DSS, and criminal history check. Employees must have submitted an application for employment to the Office o Staffing (non-certificated).

FLSA: Non-Exempt
This class specification defines the types of duties and level of difficulty of work required of positions in this title. It shall not be held to exclude duties not mentioned nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

Application Instructions

Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted. If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer "yes" to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration.

Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits session.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board's nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).

Contact Information
Office of Staffing
6901 Charles Street, E Building
Towson, Maryland 21204
Phone: 443-809-8954

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