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Assistant Principal (2090)

Company: Dunlap School District #323
Location: Peoria
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position Type:
Administration/Assistant Principal

Date Posted:

Dunlap Middle School

Date Available:

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled This position starts with the 2023-2024 school year.
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Principal

Position Objective:

Assistant principal will work with other school administrators to ensure a safe, positive, school culture that promotes the growth and development of every student. The assistant principal position shares responsibility for all aspects of the middle school administration.

Essential Functions

  • Assists the principal in the overall operation of the school
  • Communicates with staff and parents in the promotion and enforcement of student discipline policies
  • Assists in supervising all school events including music concerts, etc
  • Supervises record keeping of health exams and immunization reports
  • Assists with preparing and updating Student Handbook
  • Supervises students in all areas of the school building and on school grounds
  • Assists in evaluations of certified and non-certified staff members as assigned
  • Assigns and supervises teacher supervision duties
  • Assists with supervision of playground supervisors and lunch supervision
  • Assumes responsibility for the operation of the school in the absence of the principal
  • Represents the school at designated events and functions
  • Assists with morning arrival and afternoon dismissal
  • Assists in curriculum development efforts in conjunction with school improvement and district guidelines in an effort to improve instruction
  • Provides leadership in developing and maintaining standards of student conduct
  • Assists in the hiring process of new employees
  • Assists principal in planning and developing professional growth activities
  • Supervises student discipline and attendance and follows up for action. Talks with and disciplines students in cases of attendance and behavior problems
  • Assists in facilitating the RTI team and processes
  • Assists in facilitating the Building Leadership Team and processes
  • Maintains open communication with staff, students, parents and the community
  • Gives individual and group guidance for personal problems, and educational objectives
  • Maintains accurate, complete and correct records as required by law, district policy and administrative regulations
  • Visible within the school
  • Assist with the management of student assessment programs, materials, schedules, and results
  • Participates in the preparation of master schedule
  • Attends district functions, meetings and committees as directed
  • Walks about school building and property to monitor safety and security or directs and coordinates teacher supervision of areas such as halls and cafeteria
  • Protects the health and welfare of students at all times
  • Other Duties as assigned


    • Illinois General Administrative Endorsement required
    • Skills in interpersonal supervision
    • Previous administrative experience preferred Competencies:
      • Understands the District's strategic direction, embracing the vision, mission, and goals
      • Elementary and/or middle school teaching experience
      • Understands the K-8 child and his or her developmental needs
      • Understands and advocates for the individual learning needs for all students
      • Knowledgeable of best practices in school curriculum, instruction, and assessment
      • Understands professional learning communities and can apply continuous improvement processes and tools
      • Knowledgeable of applicable state and federal school law
      • Experienced in implementing 21st century learning skills
      • Possesses excellent communication skills, especially interpersonal communication and conflict resolution
      • Skilled at planning, organization, especially budgeting and facility management
      • Embraces lifelong learning and serves as a model for professional development for staff
      • Works well with school community, understanding balance between stakeholder requests and school resources
      • Skilled facilitator and problem solver
      • Skilled at making data-driven decisions
      • Utilizes technologically to enhance instruction
      • Student centered, visible, approachable and enthusiastic.
      • Clearly sets and communicates direction
      • Proactive and flexible, able to make difficult decisions
      • Able to establish, promote and sustain a collaborative, team-centered environment
      • Serves as a guide and mentor, providing constructive feedback and capitalizing upon individual strengths
      • Able to apply student discipline in a fair and balanced manner, in accordance with the student handbook Working Conditions:
        • Mental Demands: calculating, comparing, evaluation, interpreting, organizing, consulting, analyzing, planning, documenting, specifying, coordinating, implementing, and presenting
        • Physical Demands: bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting, reaching, sitting for prolonged periods of time, standing, walking, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, repetitive motions, talking, hearing and visual acuity
        • Environmental Conditions: The work is performed primarily indoors; however, outside work is required on occasion. Travel between buildings will be a requirement

Keywords: Dunlap School District #323, Peoria , Assistant Principal (2090), Education / Teaching , Peoria, Illinois

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