Principal Assistant MS

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

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Date Posted November 17, 2020
Industry K-12: Independent/Private
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Job Title:

Assistant Principal – M.S.

Revision Date:

March 23, 2017

Job Code:
Salary Plan:
Certificated Administrative
Revised By:

Mo Carrasco

Pay Grade:
Assistant Principals - Tier
Comp Reviewed By:
Craig S. Ott
Funding Source:
Duration; # of months
11 months
or 12 months

Job Summary (2-3 sentences describing job purpose): Assist principal in planning, directing, or coordinating the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of assigned school. Builds capacity of educators to provide all students a rigorous curriculum, aligned with adopted state standards. Collaborates with stakeholders to establish and communicate a clear, compelling vision for continuous improvement. Promotes the professional growth of all staff members through clear expectations for performance, modeling expected behaviors, effective coaching practices, conducting frequent supervisory visits with clinical feedback for improvement. Ensures effective and objective evaluation of staff.

Reports to: Executive Principal

Department Name: Division of School Improvement and Support

Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: List, in the order of importance or time spent, the essential duties/tasks performed by the position. This is not an exhaustive list and employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.

Job Duty/Resp. 1:

Assists with supervision of staff, including recruitment, selection, development, deployment, performance evaluation, counseling, discipline, and recommendation for termination.

Job Duty/Resp. 2:

Provides leadership to create an environment that fosters the lover for learning, active student engagement, and consistent improvement in academic achievement. Provides leadership in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating instructional programs and activities. Assists with scheduling classes and extra-curricular activities for students.

Job Duty/Resp. 3:

Provides stewardship of the instructional program by facilitating, and/or actively leading the appropriate professional learning communities at the school while ensuring the effective implementation of required curriculum including National, State and Local Standards of Practice for areas of responsibility.

Job Duty/Resp. 4:

Create a culture of collaboration and shared accountability where people are valued, supported, and personally invested in professional growth. Ensures the creation of a safe and orderly environment by implementing policies approved by the Board of Education and district safety procedures and protocols; enforces policies and procedures for student discipline, and protects students’ rights; coordinates safety inspections and safety evacuation drills according to established laws and protocols.

Job Duty/Resp. 5:

Assists with development, preparation, and administration of approved school budget; monitors and approves expenditures; supervises financial operations of designated areas in the school.

Job Duty/Resp. 6:

Supervises compilation of student data, including report cards, transcripts, and schedules; supervises reporting and monitoring of student attendance. Maintains record system for area of responsibility; processes paperwork including, reports, memos, requisitions, and personnel information. Gathers and maintains information/data to support periodic and special reports documenting activities for area (or Academy) of responsibility.

Job Duty/Resp. 7:

Create strong partnerships with our parents and the community to collectively improve student outcomes and the growth and viability of greater Nashville. Utilizes effective communication skills to establish and maintain positive relationships with staff members, students, parents, and community. Attends or conducts staff, parent, PTA, and other professional meetings to exchange information; attends professional classes, seminars, or conferences to improve professional skills.

Job Duty/Resp. 8:

Coordinates requisitioning of supplies and equipment; conducts inventories; maintains records, and checks receipts/invoices for materials.

Education and Experience Requirements

Education (training/degree): Required minimum: Requires a master’s degree in Secondary Education, Educational Administration, or a closely related field. Preferred: Click here to enter text.

Experience Requirements: Requires six years of experience. More specific degree, certification, and experience requirements will be included in the position announcement as vacancies occur.

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: Requires State certification in Administration.

Skills Required: Ensures compliance with all legal mandates regulating school operations, students’ rights and responsibilities, communication with external agencies, parental custody, student attendance, search and seizure, and all disciplinary matters involving student conduct. Knowing the law is the administrator’s responsibility. Promotes a culture of quality and high performance by communicating expectations and procedures in a clear and concise manner. Provides adequate and timely information to staff, students, and parents regarding school operations and special circumstances. Demonstrates ability to establish positive relationships with all stakeholders by employing effective interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrates effective public speaking skills. Demonstrates the use of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems in the daily operation of the school or a specific unit/department. Addresses complex and unusual situations in a calm, composed, and logical manner. Takes initiative, ingenuity, and creativity to address persisting or sudden problems hindering the effective operation of the school. Analyzes the impact and ramifications of decisions made. Effectively determines how decisions can affect units in the organization, citizens; student or staff safety, property damage and other legal liabilities.

General Skills, Responsibilities, Requirements, and Impacts

Data Responsibility:

Level 4: Compiles, examines, or evaluates data or information and possibly recommends action based on results.

People Responsibility:

Level 4: Mentors others by advising, counseling, or guiding them regarding problems that may be resolved by scientific or other professional principles.

Assets Responsibility:

Level 4: Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management or handling of supplies of high value or moderate amounts of money

Mathematical Requirements:

Level 2: Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.

Communications Requirements:

Level 4: Reads technical instructions, charts, and/or procedures manuals; composes routine reports and completes job forms; speaks compound sentences using standard grammar.

Complexity of Work:

Level 6: Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems w/n or applying to a division w/n the org.; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.

Impact of Decisions:

Level 4: Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

Equipment Usage (if applicable):


Safety of Others:

Level 2: Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.

ADA Requirements/Compliance

Physical Demands:

Level 5: Requires light to medium work involving standing or walking most of the time, exerting up to 20 pounds of force on a regular basis, and considerable skill, adeptness, and speed in the use of the fingers, hands, or limbs in tasks involving close to

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Unavoidable Hazards:

Level 1: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards

Sensory Requirements:

Level 1: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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