Elementary School Assistant Principal

Zuni, NM, US
Mar 11, 2021
Grade Level
Elementary School
Position Type:
Administration/Assistant Principal

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Shiwi Ts`ana Elementary School

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:


    Position: Elementary School Assistant Principal

    Reports to: Site Principal

    Site: School

    FLSA Status: Exempt

    Contract Length: 220 days - for school year 2021-2022

    Salary Range: $77,234.00 - $85,117.00


    To use leadership, supervisory and administrative skills to promote the educational development of each student. Provide oversight of the students, staff and school site in the absence of the Principal.

    This job description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing company and department objectives and only covers the primary functions and responsibilities of the position. It is in no way to be construed as an all-encompassing list of duties

    Minimum Qualifications:

    A Master's degree in education or equivalent field;

    A valid New Mexico Administrator's license or ability to attain one;

    A valid level 3B New Mexico Teacher's license;

    Five years of teaching experience;

    Leadership experience preferred;

    Must have strong verbal and written communication, technology and budget management skills;

    Ability to build effective relationships with the community, parents, students, staff and general public.

    Essential Duties:
    • Assists the Principal in the overall administration of the school;
    • Serves as a principal in the absence of the regular principal;
    • Enforce the policies of the Board of Education;
    • Enforces and administers district regulations and have the authority to call upon all licensed certified and non-certified personnel to this end;
    • Perform all duties in compliance with state law and regulations;
    • Promotes health and safety;
    • Proposes schedules of classes and extracurricular activities;
    • Supervises the preparation of the student schedules;
    • Works with department heads and faculty in compiling the annual budget requests;
    • Complies with state and local fire ordinances and regulations;
    • Maintains a complete record of furniture and equipment under their jurisdiction;
    • Requisitions supplies, textbooks, and equipment; conducts inventories; maintains records; and checks on receipts for such material;
    • Assists in the safety inspections and safety drill practice activities;
    • Assumes responsibility for coordinating transportation, custodial, cafeteria, and other support services;
    • Supervises student attendance and works with the attendance supervisor for investigative follow-up actions;
    • Assists in maintaining discipline throughout the student body and deals with special classes as necessary;
    • Serves with parent, faculty and student group as requested in advancing educational and related activities and objectives;
    • Administers the students insurance program;
    • Performs such record-keeping functions as the principal's may direct;
    • Supervises teachers and departments as assigned by the Principal;
    • Supervises the teachers under the Principals jurisdiction and submits on request a written report to the Superintendent on the status of any teacher relative to achievement, performance and fitness for the position held;
    • Assist the district administrators to identify and formulate policies for the enforcement and effective operations of school;
    • Provide periodic reports to the Board of Education regarding concerns, issues, and progress at each school site;
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Physical Functions:
    • Sit, talk and hear for long periods of time;
    • Use repetitive hand, arm and finger motions;
    • Attend meetings during the day and in the evening at various locations in and out of the District;
    • Travel as necessary to conferences, seminars, trainings and meetings;
    • Read information in various formats, research information and present information in oral and written form;
    • Speak publically to groups of different sizes and discuss issues at hand.
    • Lift up to 40 pounds on occasion, 20 pounds frequently;
    • Walk for short distances on even and uneven surfaces;
    • Work in an office environment with varying temperatures and noises;
    • Operate equipment with finger(s), hand, foot and eye coordination.

    Mental Functions:
    • Must be able to handle stress, work under pressure of deadlines, interruptions and frustrations;
    • Must be able to handle difficult people and difficult situations; work on conflict resolution and problem solving;
    • Lead people in creating, brainstorming, team building and project management;
    • Must be able to assess situations, make decisions and provide direction;
    • Must be able to utilize mathematical strategies and analysis;
    • Must be able to organize test, data, information and disseminate to appropriate venue;
    • Must be able to monitor projects, assignments and data to ensure work is being completed correctly and meets timelines;
    • Must be able to analyze data, provide input and articulate the need for changes.

    Essential Equipment:
    • Operate phone, fax, computer, scanner, printer, calculator, smart board, etc.;
    • Operate a vehicle and hold a valid driver's license.