Glenwood Springs Middle School: Assistant Principal
GLENWOOD SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL: ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL GLENWOOD SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL: ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL GLENWOOD SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL-23DEFINITIONTo fulfill responsibilities assigned by the principal and assist the principal in the development and continuous operation of a school to ensure that every student develops the enduring knowledge, skills and character to thrive in a changing world.SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISEDReceives direct supervision from the Principal.Supervises licensed staff and non-licensed staffPRIMARY DUTIESThe following are examples of primary duties assigned to the Assistant Principal. Other related primary duties and responsibilities may be assigned.Strategic Leadership: Work in partnership with the principal to develop the vision, mission, values, expectations and goals of the school; Provide for data-based progress monitoring; Collaborate with staff and school community to implement strategies to move those goals forward.Instructional Leadership: Create processes and schedules which maximize student success and instructional time; Support teachers through ongoing, actionable feedback and needs-based professional development; Hold all staff accountable for setting and achieving rigorous performance goals for all students, and empower staff to achieve these goals across content areas.School Cultural and Equity Leadership: Articulate, model and positively reinforce a clear vision and values of the schools culture, and involve students, families and staff in creating an inclusive and welcoming climate that supports it.Human Resource Leadership: Establish and effectively manage processes and systems that ensure a knowledgeable, high-quality, high-performing staff.Managerial Leadership: Establish systems to improve student learning and overall healthy development for all students; Proactively manage interactions and relationships, including those among and between parents/guardians, students and staff; Ensure that the school provides a supportive environment that fosters a climate of safety, respect, and well-being; Provide supervision of the school campus during school hours and at extracurricular activities sponsored by the school. External Leadership: Design and/or utilize structures and processes, which result in family and community engagement, support and ownership for the school; Develop systems and relationships to leverage the school district and community resources available to them both within and outside of the school in order to maximize the schools ability to serve the best interest of students and families.QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge of:Educational needs of middle school students Knowledge of curriculum development and effective instructional practicesKnowledge of using data to promote student achievementPositive discipline and classroom management techniquesEffective public speaking and presentation techniques Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluationPertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulationEnglish usage, spelling, grammar and punctuationExtensive knowledge of office and educational software programsPrinciples of business and letter writing and basic report preparationAbility to:Supervise, plan and direct standards based instructional practices, curriculum development, and assessmentImplement school and district programs Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of staff, projects and teamsRecruit, select, supervise, develop and evaluate staff Analyze situations and generate effective strategiesDevelop goals and implement plans, systems and procedures to achieve them Attend professional development, conferences and meetings (including evenings and weekends) Attend and supervise student and community activities (including evenings, weekends and holidays)Make presentations as required; create excitement for learning Be reflective on performance and have a continuous improvement mindsetCommunicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writingEstablish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of workMotivate staff and students to achieve high levels of engagement and performancePrincipal/director candidates are assessed using the following Roaring Fork Schools Leadership Competencies (derived from research about effective school leadership and from feedback from the Glenwood Springs Middle School community):Ability to execute a strategic visionTeam oriented: effective as a team leader and team member; works with staff to create conditions for collective efficacyInclusive: values diversity, supports all students, foregrounds equity, welcoming to allDrives for resultsAbility to influenceProblem solving abilityShowing confidence to lead: presents with confidence, puts oneself in challenging situations, takes personal responsibility for mistakesPersistencePlanning: plans, organizes and manages responsibilities effectivelyCognitive complexity: analytical, conceptual, multidimensionalAwareness of emotions in self and othersTrustworthy: follows through on commitments, treats others with respect, builds relationshipsAbility to work with and respond to the communityStudent-centered, with a genuine enjoyment working with middle school students and an ability to listen and understandRelationship builderDispositions: good sense of humor, kind, compassionate, positive, calm, patientEXPERIENCE & TRAINING GUIDELINESExperience: A minimum of three years teaching, preferably in a middle school or experience in school administration.Training: Equivalent to the completion of a Masters degree from an accredited college in education or a related field.License or Certificate: Possession of or enrollment in a program to obtain a Principals license through the Colorado Department of Education. Possession of ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate valid Colorado drivers license.WORKING CONDITIONSOffice environment; exposure to computer screens; travel from site to site.Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of times; use of computer keyboard; light lifting and carrying.SALARY RANGE AND DAYS WORKEDSalary range: School administrators are paid on this salary schedule , dependent on education and years of experience. Wages will be earned during the school calendar at the number of days required below, but will be paid over the twelve month contract period.Benefits: The Roaring Fork School District offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage. Other benefits include: paid personal and sick leave, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, a robust retirement plan under Colorado PERA with a district contribution of over 20% of an employees wages each month, Employee Assistance programs, a district wellness program, and access to discounted ski passes and other community benefits.Days worked: this is an exempt position, scheduled to work days/year.ABOUT GLENWOOD SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOLAt GSMS, Crew is our cultural foundation: a powerful space for building belonging, safety and equity. We believe students learn best when engaged in relevant and important work such as EL Education National High Quality Work Library: GSMS Life Changing Stories Project . To learn more about who we are read our GSMS Guiding Beliefs and check out GSMS Teachers Set Example for Better World Day . Our GSMS Crew includes teachers who have been nationally recognized for excellence such as the Colorado Teacher of the Year and a EL Education Klingenstein Award national finalist.Our ideal candidate enjoys collaboration with a team, believes every child can succeed, loves a challenge, feels passionate about helping students make the world a better place, gives second and third chances, uses feedback to improve, can analyze student work and data to provide just in time support to students, and smiles a lot.ABOUT THE ROARING FORK SCHOOL DISTRICTWith 13 schools and 5, students, the Roaring Fork School District is located in the culturally vibrant and naturally stunning Roaring Fork Valley serving the communities of Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, and Basalt. The Roaring Fork Schools believe that teachers are our most important asset, and our teachers enjoy a true teacher voice in decision-making; clear and collaborative leadership; small class sizes (average - 21); a highly competitive and progressive salary schedule; access to our affordable housing program; and a culture of self-care and well-being. We believe diversity is a strength, and our staff makes a real difference for our students who come from different ethnicities, cultures, and socio-economic backgrounds.Why work for Roaring Fork Schools? Check us out at: EL Education inspires and empowers teachers to unleash the potential of their students.