Assistant Principal, Elementary & Secondary (see addt'l job info.)

Location
Reno, NV, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Aug 28, 2019
Ref
2600026099
Grade Level
Elementary School
ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under direction of the principal, serves as assistant instructional leader and assistant administrative officer of an elementary school. Incumbent performs related work as required.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Exercises vision and provides leadership that appropriately involves staff, parents, students, and the community in the identification and accomplishment of the school's mission; recognizes the individual needs of all staff and students, including those of diverse cultures, backgrounds, or abilities; applies effective human relations skills; encourages and develops the leadership of others; analyzes relevant information, makes decisions, delegates responsibility, and provides appropriate support and follow-up; identifies and creatively coordinates the use of available human, material, and financial resources to achieve the school's mission and goals; bonds the school community through shared values and beliefs; initiates and manages constructive change; advances the profession through participation as a member of local, state, and national professional groups.

Articulates beliefs persuasively, effectively defends decisions, explains innovations, and behaves in ways that are congruent with these beliefs and decisions; demonstrates skills in nonverbal communication, including impact of personal image, to communicate a positive image of the school; exemplifies the behavior expected of others; keeps communication flowing to and from the school; communicates effectively with the various constituencies within the school community.

Involves staff, parents, students and the community in setting goals; identifies, in collaboration with staff, parents, and students--the decision-making procedures the school will follow; applies the process of consensus building both as a leader and as a member of the group.

Demonstrates knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment and their relationship to program goals and objectives; encourages students and staff to participate in co-curriculum activities that enhance and complement what is learned in the classroom.

Regularly assesses the teaching methods and strategies being used and ensures they are appropriate, varied and effective; applies principles of teaching and learning for both children and adults; articulates effective classroom management and planning processes.

Sets high expectations for students, staff, parents, and self; helps teachers understand and apply teaching styles that complement the varied learning styles of students; encourages students and staff alike to set high personal goals and offers encouragement and support in the achievement of those goals; involves others in designing staff development programs that match the goals of the school with needs of the participants; encourages staff participation in professional development activities; engages in continuing personal and professional development.

Uses a variety of techniques and strategies to assess student performance, individual staff and personal performance, progress toward the achievement of curriculum goals, and the effectiveness of the overall instructional program; be proficient with data management systems and possess the ability to analyze student achievement data; demonstrates an understanding of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) as it relates to student success including familiarity with Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL).

Fosters constructive suggestions from students, staff, parents, and the community for improving the school's program including safety for all; applies effective observation and conferencing skills; inspires teachers at all levels of skill and experience to acquire new competencies and experiences; demonstrates a level of human relations skills which assures that the evaluation process will be helpful rather than destructive; develops professional growth plan to improve teaching and administrative performance.

Uses collaborative strategic planning to help identify and accomplish the school's mission, goals and objectives; recruits, selects, assigns, and organizes staff in such a way as to assure the greatest potential for the accomplishment of the school's mission; facilitates the identification, training, and monitoring of the staff to insure effective support in accomplishing the strategic plan of the district; attracts volunteers and provides them effective training and meaningful assignments; provides a safe, orderly climate for learning; manages the operation and maintenance of the physical plant.

Applies understanding of the school district budget and its specific implications for the school; involves staff and representative members of the community in the development of school budget priorities, based upon the mission and strategic plan of the district.

Is aware of and subject to appropriate laws of the State of Nevada, and the regulations of the district and the Nevada Department of Education.

When assigned to Turning Point, Home Hospital, and Positive Approach to Student Success (PASS):
Under general direction of the Turning Point Principal, the Turning Point Assistant Principal serves as an instructional leader and administrative officer over a specialized behavior and social skills intervention program which is embedded within MS-HS school classroom curriculum and instruction (ES-HS 2018-2019). Additionally, the position administers and oversees the School District's Home Hospital services in support of the Turning Point Principal and the PASS program, which is a dual location program that serves students in an intake classroom, on the Turning Point campus and within self-contained and mainstream classrooms, at the Hunter Lake Elementary School Campus.

Demonstrates comprehensive and practical knowledge of curriculum, assessment and instructional best practice associated with the implementation of behavioral intervention strategies and social skills development.

Responsible for compliance of district, state, and federal special education laws and regulations including, but not limited to assessments, eligibility, Individual Educational Programs (IEP); placement in least restrictive environment; notification and inclusion of parents in all decisions; mandated timelines; procuring special education records from out-of-district.

Perform the responsibilities of the Local Educational Agency; officiating at IEPs; overseeing participation, procedural safeguards, present levels of academic and functional performance, strengths, concerns, interests and preferences, consideration of special factors, goals and objectives, specially designed instruction, modification, accommodations, and support; related services; extended school year; placement.

Support the Principal toward the recruitment and hiring of hourly contracted teachers to meet the unique needs required by some students that qualify for Home Hospital.

Work with school sites to provide guidance on the Home Hospital process.

Process Home Hospital paperwork and assign and manage Home Hospital teacher caseloads.

Attend Home Hospital IEP meetings at school sites when Home Hospital teachers are unable to attend.

Provide specific, training for Home Hospital teachers throughout the school year.

Alternating attendance, as coordinated with Principal, at associated placement hearings for Interim Alternative Educational Setting (IAES).

Supervise 45 day IAES students during placement at Turning Point.

Work with IAES teacher at Turning Point to write a 45 day program to allow for student to transition back to prior placement without being behind academically.

Provide consultation as a follow up to transition to prior placement.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

1. Education: A Master's Degree in School Administration or related field;

AND

2. Experience: Five (5) years teaching experience with two (2) concurrent years of site/district/educational leadership in the last five years;

AND

3. Satisfactory evaluations in the last five (5) years.

Knowledge of: Child development and a special understanding of pre-adolescent and early adolescent youth; the philosophy of elementary school education; human relations, especially with respect to other school district personnel such as teachers, counselors, coordinators and school district administrators in the fields of curriculum, personnel and business; the problems of parents and community leaders and be willing to cooperate with them; modern instructional techniques and competence in elementary school curriculum areas; the vertical structure of the courses of study in the District and the importance of articulation in these areas; principles and practices of school administration, including school finances, teaching methods and techniques, evaluations, and program development, applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and policies; human resources development; school law; conflict resolution; public relations; principles of effective management, staff supervision and administration.

Skill at: Planning, organizing, assigning and coordinating the activities of a professional and support staff; presenting ideas effectively, verbally and in writing; dealing constructively with conflict and developing consensus; selecting, supervising and evaluating subordinates; dealing effectively with people within the community; team building; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; working with people, staff supervision and administration.

Licenses/Certificates: Nevada School Administrator Endorsement must be obtained prior to placement as an administrator. Proper endorsement is necessary for commencement of a contract.

Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Work Environment: The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, residences, or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.

MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under direction of the principal, serves as assistant instructional leader and assistant administrative officer of a middle school. Incumbent performs related work as required.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Exercises vision and provides leadership that appropriately involves staff, parents, students, and the community in the identification and accomplishment of the school's mission; recognizes the individual needs of all staff and students, including those of diverse cultures, backgrounds or abilities; applies effective human relations skills; encourages and develops the leadership of others; analyzes relevant information, makes decisions, delegates responsibility, and provides appropriate support and follow-up; identifies and creatively coordinates the use of available human, material, and financial resources to achieve the school's mission and goals; bonds the school community through shared values and beliefs; initiates and manages constructive change; advances the profession through participation as a member of local, state, and national professional groups.

Articulates beliefs persuasively, effectively defends decisions, explains innovations, and behaves in ways that are congruent with these beliefs and decisions; demonstrates skills in nonverbal communication, including impact of personal image, to communicate a positive image of the school; exemplifies the behavior expected of others; keeps communication flowing to and from the school; communicates effectively with the various constituencies within the school community.

Involves staff, parents, students and the community in setting goals; identifies--in collaboration with staff, parents, and students--the decision-making procedures the school will follow; applies the process of consensus building both as a leader and as a member of a group.

Demonstrates knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment and their relationship to program goals and objectives; encourage students and staff to participate in co-curriculum activities that enhance and complement what is learned in the classroom.

Regularly assesses the teaching methods and strategies being used and ensures that they are appropriate, varied and effective; applies principles of teaching and learning for both children and adults; articulates effective classroom management and planning processes.

Sets high expectations for students, staff, parents, and self; helps teachers understand and apply teaching styles that complement the varied learning styles of students; encourages students and staff alike to set high personal goals and offers encouragement and support in the achievement of those goals; involves others in designing staff development programs that match the goals of the school with the needs of the participants; encourages staff participation in professional development activities; engages in continuing personal and professional development.

Uses a variety of techniques and strategies to assess student performance, individual staff and personal performance, progress toward the achievement of curriculum goals, and the effectiveness of the overall instructional program; be proficient with data management systems and possess the ability to analyze student achievement data; demonstrate an understanding of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) as it relates to student success including familiarity with Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS) and Social Emotional Learning (SEL).

Fosters constructive suggestions from students, staff, parents, and the community for improving the school's program including safety for all; applies effective observation and conferencing skills; inspires teachers at all levels of skill and experience to acquire new competencies and experiences; demonstrates a level of human relations skills which assures that the evaluation process will be helpful rather than destructive; develops professional growth plan to improve teaching and administrative performance.

Uses collaborative strategic planning to help identify and accomplish the school's mission, goals and objectives; recruits, selects, assigns, and organizes staff in such a way as to assure the greatest potential for the accomplishment of the school's mission; facilitates the identification, training, and monitoring of the staff to insure effective support in accomplishing the strategic plan of the district; attracts volunteers and provides them effective training and meaningful assignments; provides a safe, orderly climate for learning; manages the operation and maintenance of the physical plant.

Applies understanding of the school district budget and its specific implications for the school; involves staff and representative members of the community in the development of school budget priorities, based upon the mission and strategic plan of the district.

Is aware of and subject to appropriate laws of the State of Nevada, and the regulations of the district and the Nevada Department of Education.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

1. Education: Master's Degree in School Administration or related field;

AND

2. Experience: Five (5) years teaching experience with two (2) concurrent years of site/district/educational leadership in the last five years;

AND

3. Satisfactory evaluations in the last five (5) years.

Knowledge of: Modern instructional techniques and curricular concepts, especially as they are related to the middle school; the vertical structure of the course of study of the District and understand the importance of articulation in these areas; early adolescent and adolescent youth; the District's philosophy of the comprehensive middle school; principles and practices of school administration, including school finances, teaching methods and techniques, evaluations, and program development, applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and policies; human resources development; school law; conflict resolution; public relations; principles of effective management, staff supervision and administration.

Skill at: Planning, organizing, assigning and coordinating the activities of a professional and support staff; presenting ideas effectively, verbally and in writing; dealing constructively with conflict and developing consensus; selecting, supervising and evaluating subordinates; dealing effectively with people within the community; team building; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; working with people, staff supervision and administration.

Licenses/Certificates: Nevada School Administrator Endorsement must be obtained prior to placement as an administrator. Proper endorsement is necessary for commencement of a contract.

Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Work Environment: The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, residences, or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.

HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under direction of the principal, serves as an instructional leader and assistant administrative officer of a secondary school. As part of a leadership team, is responsible for site progress toward achieving the school's mission, goals, and plans. Incumbent provides management of site programs, accountability directives, student discipline, and facilities. Incumbent acts as liaison to parents, community, and other district groups. Monitors and assists with student progress, evaluates and ensures high-quality staff performance, and works with parents and the community to ensure every student graduates ready for college and/or a highly-skilled career. Incumbent performs related work as required.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Curriculum: Develops and maintains course offerings, course guide, and master schedule, including special academic programs such as AP, IB, or signature academy programs; orders and maintains current textbook materials and records including print and technological texts and research materials; researches and disseminates information about available scholarship programs and student financing for post-high school educational opportunities; serves as site testing coordinator and ensure all tests are administered to ensure reliable results.

Staff: Analyzes needed certified and classified staff allocations by school and department; recruits, hires, retains, and evaluates staff for continuous improvement; recruit staff and maintain records for extra-duty personnel needs; ensures substitute teacher coverage as needed; serves on committees for students with special needs/programs; supervise and/or oversees staff who sponsor student council activities, cheerleading, academic clubs, etc.

Students: Manages the registration, enrollment, and withdrawal of students, including producing school registration timelines and packets; ensures the maintenance of accurate student records, including transcripts, attendance, discipline records; supervises students during regular school day and after school for school events such as dances, athletic/academic events, assemblies, award ceremonies; manages discipline issues, including positive behavior supports, conflict resolution, detention, in-house/at home suspensions, expulsions; administers procedures for working with special needs students, including those who are homebound; and addresses individual needs of all staff and students, including those of diverse cultures, backgrounds or abilities including the development and monitoring of tutoring programs.

Families and Community: Meets with and supports family involvement including Boosters, volunteers, parent events; responds to parent/family inquiries concerning school programs, specific student issues, and parent concerns; meets with families to support student attendance and achievement; assists with student teacher/practicum student placement with college/university programs; serves as liaison to school and community police, including Secret Witness, Safe Schools, and camera surveillance; and assists with referrals to family and community support agencies.

Recordkeeping and Reports: Produces various reports including attendance (absence and tardiness), Count Day, SIP, MTSS, testing, NW Accreditation, and provides evidence if needed for appeal processes; processes equipment ordering and repairs; develops student and athletic handbooks; ensures accurate procedures are followed for progress reports and student grades; develops data reports that track student progress and needed student interventions; and ensures safety plans are current and scheduled drills are performed and recorded for compliance.

Site and Facilities: Oversees building usage requests; handles daily and special transportation issues; and approves field trips and off-campus activity consent forms including transportation.

Assumes responsibilities of the principal when needed or when delegated by the principal.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

1. Education: A Master's Degree in School Administration or related field;

AND

2. Experience: Five (5) years teaching experience with two (2) concurrent years of site/district/educational leadership in the last five years;

AND

3. Satisfactory evaluations in the last five (5) years.

Knowledge of: Aligning programs, practices, and resources to support teaching and learning processes; develop a collaborative work environment; guiding employees through the individual professional growth system process; policies, laws, and regulations; managing human resources; performance-based evaluation tools (e.g., rubrics, peer-assisted review panels, walk-throughs, self-reflections); interpreting law as related to education and schooling; accessing community resources; managing the conditions and dynamics of a diverse school community; and handling adversity.

Skill at: Communicating clearly and present information persuasively; collecting, analyzing, and presenting data in an understandable manner to a variety of stakeholders; using frequent data collections to assess student performance and modify plans for student achievement; applying motivational theories; adapting systems, processes, and procedures to unique problems; aligning resources effectively e.g., budget, time, space, and personnel; managing time to prioritize critical tasks and manage multiple issues in a logical, sequential manner; prioritizing individual time and the time of others on critical issues and a logical sequence; handling legal issues related to the school community and its stakeholders; utilizing technology to support operations and management; using a variety of communications tools to reach within and beyond the school community; communicating effectively with large-scale audiences to create confidence and inspire action; presenting facts without distortion, bias, or personal prejudice; and solving difficult problems through collaborative solutions.

Attributes/Dispositions: Thinking strategically and is flexible and adaptable; performing multiple tasks simultaneously; pursues tasks with energy, drive, and the need to persevere; exhibits self-control and calm during stressful/emergency situations; accepts responsibility and the challenges it brings; makes decisions in a fair, equitable, and timely manner; regularly evaluates decisions for effectiveness and possible revision for continuous improvement; sets high expectations and standards for all members of the community: students, staff, families, and self; believes all students can learn and be successful; inspires a sense of urgency for success and is results-oriented; builds authentic, productive relationships and knows every student by name and face; models inclusive practices and an appreciation for collaboration and diversity; regularly reads the latest educational research and policies from an educated, critical stance; views issues through a perspective of social justice and equity; and values staff, family involvement, and other stake-holders in school decision-making.

Licenses/Certificates: Nevada School Administrator Endorsement must be obtained prior to placement as an administrator. Proper endorsement is necessary for commencement of a contract.

Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Work Environment: The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, residences, or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.

Internal Job Number: 2020/21

Salary:
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
10 Month Contract
Range 39
$62, 348 - $89, 657

MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
11 Month Contract
Range 35
$72, 7007 - $103, 551

HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL
11 Month Contract
Range 37
$77, 372 - $111, 264

*Salaries are subject to adjustment and may increase and decrease each fiscal year. New employees hired by Washoe County School District are normally placed on the entry step of the grade of the position.


Additional Job Information:
**IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION**

Applications are accepted on a continuing basis through Spring of each year to create pools of qualified candidates to be considered for openings during the next school year. Please review the website below for specific application deadlines. Qualified individuals are encouraged to immediately apply.

In addition, it is highly recommended that you review the online information about our hiring process. Information available includes: minimum qualification standards, timelines, WCSD Aspiring School Leaders process and also lists which documents are being required such as, but not limited to: verification forms. This information can be found at

http://washoeschools.net/Page/616

For questions please email us at schoolleaders@washoeschools.net

Please note: The Online Application Attachment Screen is for your use. Please attach supporting documents such as a resume, letter of interest, evaluations, certificates, awards or letters of recommendation.

The Washoe County School District pays an additional legislatively-designated amount to the Public Employees Retirement System on behalf of the employee for retirement benefits. No retirement contribution is made by the employee.

New employees will be fingerprinted upon hire and will have $58.50 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting. Fingerprint fees are subject to change.

Please be advised there is a 90-day waiting period for insurance benefits.
Benefits are paid by employees at a prorated percent for those working less than full time.
Any applicant who would like to request a reasonable accommodation in any step of the selection process should contact Human Resources at (775) 348-0321.


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