High School Principal Pool 2020-2021

Austin Independent School District in

  • Industry: Education - Excluding Post Secondary - Others
  • Type: Full Time
position filled

JOB PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITY:



This position is the chief administrative officer of an individual school. Incumbent is responsible for hiring, supervising, and evaluating teachers and staff; developing and implementing educational programs in the school; overseeing extracurricular activities; ensuring that Board policies are fully carried out; and directing all support services of the school. Incumbent is responsible for the administration of the school programs and services, as well as supervision of teachers, counselors, and other administrative staff at the school. Incumbent is responsible for ensuring implementation of the Board’s results policies while working within the boundaries of the executive limitations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Plans, implements, and supervises the instructional programs for the school, typically including basic, advanced, remedial, and special education programs.
  • Hires and supervises all assistant principals, teachers, and office staff in the school, and establishes performance expectations and personnel management procedures within guidelines of the Austin ISD Board and Superintendent.
  • Observes and performs informal and formal evaluations of teaching and administrative staff.
  • Plans and implements comprehensive extracurricular programs for the school, including clubs and athletics.
  • Meets with assistant principals, teachers, counselors, students, and parents on a formal and informal basis to address program objectives and issues, complaints, and grievances; responds to correspondence and phone calls.
  • Performs walk-through of campus to monitor teacher, staff, and student behavior and to monitor grounds and buildings maintenance.
  • Oversees use of facilities, scheduling classes and activities for most effective uses; prepares annual teacher and staff assignments, making adjustments where necessary.
  • Establishes and maintains disciplinary policies for the school; handles major disciplinary problems in the school.
  • Manages and monitors the budget for the school, from the annual preparation phase to the weekly and monthly decisions on allocations, expenditures, and cutbacks; reviews invoices and signs checks.
  • Oversees and assists in administrative activities such as reporting on budget, teachers, and staff, and classroom/program activities to the Superintendent and Board.
  • Maintains a positive community and parent relations program, including frequent meetings with local officials, civic groups, parent associations, booster clubs, and the media.
  • Plans and prioritizes annual goals and objectives for instructional programs and extracurricular activities with professional staff. Continually adjusts short-term plan based on updated information and circumstances. Annually prepares five-year plan to establish long-term goals.
  • Assigns basic responsibilities to assistant principals, teachers, and administrative staff. Convenes task forces as necessary. Makes temporary duty assignments as needed.
  • Develops annual budget for the school, often with the assistance of teachers or department heads, and defends the requests to supervisor. Manages budget for the school on a continual basis, identifying and making needed adjustments, or requesting changes from the Superintendent.
  • Assigns permanent and temporary duties to all staff in the school. Organizes and directs special projects and events. Reassigns staff as necessary.
  • Provides assistant principals, teachers, and administrative staff with appropriate policies, procedures, and guide materials. Holds frequent group and individual meetings to disseminate information, both in written and verbal form, on policies, procedures, new programs, teaching methods, and educational objectives.
  • Reviews teaching methods in class on a regular basis. Provides formal evaluations in conferences at least annually. Reviews performance of departments and administrative staff on the basis of documented progress in student achievement and project accomplishment.
  • Establishes and implements formal in-service training and development programs for professional staff in the school, including arranging for courses and workshops, and personally holds frequent staff conferences and workshops on teaching methods, new programs, etc. Provides individual guidance to teaching staff on techniques and methods.
  • Counsels assistant principals, teachers, and administrative staff on professional development, personal problems, and conflicts with students and parents. 
  • Responsible for hearing all formal grievances. Enforces disciplinary action when necessary.
  • Conducts informal and formal annual evaluations of staff. Provides written and verbal feedback on strengths and weaknesses noted during evaluation process.
  • Interviews, selects, and evaluates all employees of the school. When necessary, performs employee terminations. Ensures that approved personnel management policies are fully carried out in the school.

  • OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:

    Perform other related duties as assigned; however, all employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in an office or school setting. Position requires sitting and standing and will require travel to other district offices. This position may involve rare exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position. 


    PERSONAL WORK RELATIONSHIPS:

    This position reports directly to the Associate Superintendent of High Schools. Incumbent receives general direction from supervisor. Incumbent has regular contact with school administrators and other Austin ISD staff. Performance is reviewed on the basis of documented student achievements, maintenance of Board policies, meeting of established deadlines, operating within established budget, and public comment. This position has supervisory responsibility for all employees on the campus.




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