Assistant Principal Secondary Middle School immediate vacancy

BCC - HR   Gates , NY   Full-time     Education
Posted on January 18, 2023
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  • Location:
      Gates Chili Middle School

  • Closing Date:

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The Gates Chili Central School District is dedicated to fostering curiosity, growth, and diversity within our school community. The District celebrates and embraces differences and strives to dismantle exclusion, bias, racism, and prejudice of all forms.

Assistant Principal - Secondary (immediate vacancy)

Purpose: Under the general supervision of a Building Principal, to assist the Building Principal in providing leadership and supervision in administering the educational program of a Secondary School to promote the educational development and achievement of students in accordance with Board of Education policies, administrative procedures, rules and regulations, and applicable law.
Essential Functions:   
  • Assists in the development and administration of school programs consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Provides leadership and direction to staff regarding the ongoing evaluation and improvement of educational programs, including curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • Promotes a school environment that is safe and conducive to individualized instruction, cooperative curriculum development, and student learning.
  • Encourages parent/guardian involvement in school and serves as contact for parent(s)/guardian(s).
  • Leads in alignment with the district’s Strategic Plan for Equity.
  • Prepares class schedules, master schedules, extracurricular activities.
  • Assists in ensuring that Board policies and procedures are implemented and followed at the school.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops, or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Encourages staff to continue to grow professionally and to experiment with new approaches or strategies to teaching.
  • Supervises departments as assigned.
  • Assists in coordinating the work of school staff and school district program leaders to develop and implement instructional programs and teaching practices.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and works with teaching staff to modify instructional methods to fit students' needs, including students with special needs.
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of employees, the proper maintenance of employee personnel files, the administration of collective bargaining agreements, corrective action, and other human resource issues.
  • Involves staff in the evaluation of programs and the planning of new programs.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Oversees adherence to Code of Conduct and works directly with students to ensure student success both socially and academically.
  • Promotes restorative practices within the school environment.
  • Monitors student attendance in conformance with the school's standards and school district policies.
  • Supervises and evaluates teaching staff and other building employees in accordance with the school district's evaluation plan, and makes recommendations regarding goals, areas needing improvement and continued employment.
  • Assists in the budgetary and financial affairs of the school consistent with school district policies.
Additional Duties:
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Building Principal.            
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles.
  • Knowledge of school curriculum and concepts.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Knowledge of the Gates Chili Strategic Plan for Equity and the goals of the district.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and families.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation regarding performance, professional growth and cultural awareness.
  • Ability to engage culturally diverse students.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others internal and external stakeholders.
Qualifications Profile:

Certification/License: NY State Certification as School Building Leader. Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.

Education: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in School Administration or other related educational discipline. 

Experience: Extensive successful teaching experience, preferably at the Secondary School level. Experience working with a diverse population of students desired.

Demands, Hazards: Works in standard office and school building environments.
Equipment: Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and fax machines, and telephone.
Travel: Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.