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Associate Principal - Falling Creek Elementary - 2024-25

Employer
Chesterfield County Public Schools
Location
Richmond, VA, US
Salary
Competitive
General Description

Assists the principal in providing educational leadership for students and staff consistent with division goals. Responsibilities include administration of instructional and operational programs and activities; assisting principal in directing a staff of professional and support instructional personnel. Work is performed under broad policies and established objectives; decisions/actions impact the entire system; contacts are regularly and frequently made inside and outside the school system

Essential Job Functions

Essential Job Functions:
  • Assists the principal in administering and evaluating the instructional program of the school.
  • Provides leadership in initiating in-service programs and organizational improvements.
  • Provides leadership and direction to the school teachers and support staff. Coordinates curriculum development with Instructional Services, administrators, specialists and teachers. Communicates division wide policy, procedures, and guidelines to school staff.
  • Interprets School Board policy, procedure and guidelines to parents and public. Ensures compliance with existing applicable federal and state statute, policy and guidelines related to public schools and in particular the operation of programs for the academically talented and special education. Assists principal in directing extra-curricular programs to include athletic, performing arts, and academic activities.
  • Provides a climate conducive to effective communications through the use of faculty meetings, committees and individual conferences.
  • Communicates with parents by means of school programs, letters, telephone and personal contact.
  • Serves as an instructional leader; reviews and analyzes data to lead the school efforts in achieving high academic performance for all students.
  • Assists the principal in determining staffing needs with the appropriate Director of Elementary School Education and the Human Resources Department, recommending staffing changes; and participation in the recruitment, selection, and assignment of the school staff.
  • May represent school at meetings, conferences, hearings, and other public forums; gathers citizen and parental input.
  • Responsible for completion of the school master schedule.
  • Provides planning for faculty professional development for the academic year.
  • Provides oversight in the summer for custodial and maintenance work pace and completion.
  • Demonstrates commitment to improving professional competence. Participates in professional development activities to enhance preparation for principalship.
  • Assesses student learning on an ongoing basis and alters instruction to meet group/individual needs.
  • Uses the curriculum of the district to plan daily instructional activities.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Budgetary Responsibility:

Provides assistance to the Principal in developing the budget, monitors school and activity fund budget.

Report Preparation:

As required.

Equipment Operation:

Uses standard office equipment and equipment related to education.

Contacts:

Contact with all levels of CCPS personnel, students, parents. Occasional contact with School Board members and state administrators.

Work Direction/Supervision:

Provides work direction to teachers and staff and assists principal in supervising teachers and staff in assigned school.

Decision Making:

High level of independent decision making is required.

Formal Policy-Setting Responsibilities:

May provide input or recommendations related to policy changes.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here represent 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 regularly required to use hands to lift, support, handle or feel objects, tools, equipment and/or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. This is a moderately physically active position which includes extended periods of walking and standing. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance and stoop or kneel.

Work Environment:

Work is typically performed in a school setting to include classrooms, cafeteria and recreational areas. Regular coordination with school bus scheduling requiring outside activity in frequent inclement weather is necessary. Daily liaison activity throughout the school building and grounds is necessary. Occasional attendance to school related activities throughout the state and after normal working hours is necessary. Daily contact is made with students, teachers and school administrators. Regular contact is made with parents and the community. These contacts may be non-cooperative.

Qualifications

Considerable knowledge of the principles, concepts and methodologies of school administration; of instructional program planning; of child growth and development, total school operation and group dynamics and of related state and federal regulations. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply regulations; to plan, organize and administer a public school and direct and evaluate a diversified professional staff. Demonstrated abilities in decision-making, problem analysis, conflict resolution, interpersonal relationships, long range planning and forecasting and to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Requirements

Must hold a valid Postgraduate Professional License with an endorsement in School Administration and Supervision. Must have three to five years successful teaching and/or administrative experience.
Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Criminal History Investigation
  • State Police Criminal History Investigation
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) Investigation
  • Tuberculosis Screening/Test

Chesterfield County Public Schools assures Equal Employment Opportunities for employees as required by Federal and State Orders and Laws. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks. This job description is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements. However, administration reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary. It is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills, or working conditions associated with the position and does not imply an employment contract.

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