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(1.0 FTE) Associate Principal

Company: North Shore School District 112
Location: Highland Park
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position Type:
Administration/Associate Principal

Date Posted:

Northwood Middle School

Date Available:
2023-2024 School Year

Closing Date:

Mission Statement

The mission of North Shore School District 112, a community partnership committed to a world-class education, is to nurture every child to become an inspired learner, a well-rounded individual and contributing member of a global community by striving for excellence within an environment that fosters innovation, respect, engagement and intellectual inquiry.

The North Shore School District 112, a progressive PK-8 district of 3,800 students located in Highwood, Highland Park, and Fort Sheridan, is seeking an Associate Principal for the 2023-24 school year to serve Northwood Middle School in collaboration with the building leaders (1 principal and 2 associate principals). $75 million dollars have been spent rennovating our middle school campuses. For more information please see our D112 Careers website.

Primary Function:

Under general supervision, the employee assists the principal in the administration, organization, safety, supervision and educational leadership of the school. The associate principal assumes the administrative leadership of the school in the absence of the principal. The primary responsibility of the associate principal is to improve instruction and spend a majority of time on curriculum and staff development.

In coordination with the Building Principal, the Associate Principal:

  • Possesses knowledge of District policies and regulations relating to areas of responsibilities.
  • Has experience and knowledge of best curriculum practices for respective grade levels in the school.
  • Supports progressive education ideals and practices in conjunction with 21st Century learning principles.
  • Demonstrates commitment to student achievement, school improvement, and professional development.
  • Has the ability to use and has an understanding of the role of data in a progressive school setting.
  • Develops and implements activities that encourage students to be lifelong learners.
  • Assures the efficient, effective operation of the school by directing the staff development and evaluation of employees; developing and administering the school budget; and implementing and interpreting policies, procedures, and regulations for effective day-to- day and long term operations.
  • Ensures effective community-staff- student relations by promoting communication and participation, by identifying needs and planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the school-community relations activities in a manner which is visible to the public. Promotes parental and community involvement in school and District activities.
  • Provides a positive learning climate in the school by establishing, enforcing and maintaining appropriate student behavior standards and guidelines.
  • Contributes to an effective, comprehensive, District-wide integrated educational and student development program by directing the development and effective implementation of applicable program elements at the elementary level and ensuring a fluid experience for students and parents throughout their varied transitions.
  • Ensures that District instructional and management programs are implemented in initiating, monitoring, and evaluating District activities. Provides planning leadership and direction to staff committees actively involved in contributing to curriculum and school improvement plans and decisions. Serves as a resource and assures effective development and operation of committees and the active participation of program staff.
  • Ensures the systematic improvement and evaluation of instructional and management programs that respond to student, school, community, and District needs.
  • Supports the systematic implementation of program planning, budgeting, evaluation, record keeping, and internal controls for financial and property accounting by being informed and directing others in the system's procedures. Prepares the school's budget by monitoring the expenditure of funds allocated to the school and making decisions regarding the reallocation of school funds within District guidelines.
  • Ensures a safe and secure environment for staff and students by developing, implementing, and monitoring effective safety and security programs and procedures for buildings, grounds, and transportation routes to school.
  • Ensures that school grounds meet health and safety standards by monitoring staff, community and student use; plans, budgets, monitors, and evaluates plant and ground maintenance and improvement work performed at the school site.
  • Ensures that all State and Federal laws, negotiated contracts, Board policy and District administrative and school regulations are adhered to by students, staff, parents, and the community by communicating, interpreting, and implementing laws, policies, and rules to all involved.
  • Ensures efficient and effective performance of assigned staff within District human resources policies and procedures by assigning, supervising, and scheduling the work of assigned staff.
  • Advises, assists, and trains employees as necessary. Participates in the selection of new employees and makes recommendations regarding the hiring, discipline, transfer and termination of employees.
  • Provides for the staff development, training and motivation of all employees.
  • Contributes to effective school programs by participating in professional conferences, additional training and professional reading.
  • Completes compliance trainings as required by the District.
  • Coordinates with building principal and case managers to determine who will serve as the district LEA representative at IEP meetings. Serves as the Section 504 coordinator for the school. Coordinates with special education case managers on successful implementation of special services programming.
    • Serves as a resource for principals on all federal and state regulations regarding student records and Special Education rights.
    • Ensures that scheduling, facilitating and maintaining all necessary documents of meetings at the building level occurs, including, but not limited to, such activities as Child Find and implementation of required services.
    • Oversees the maintenance, scheduling and completion of paperwork of all evaluations, MDCs, IEPs and 504 Plans according to mandated timelines.
    • Identify needs and provide appropriate in-services at the building level to assistants and staff.
    • Promote and facilitate positive problem solving skills in staff and parental meetings.
    • Maintain accurate service delivery records and submit reports in a timely manner.
    • Attend meetings of home school students in programs outside of the District as deemed necessary.
    • Identify needs and provide appropriate in-services at the building level to assistants and staff.
    • Organizes and supervises extracurricular activities (including interscholastic/intramural events).
    • Maintain accurate service delivery records and submit reports in a timely manner. Respond to all correspondence in a timely manner, generally within 24 hours on days of operation.
    • Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and licensure, as assigned by the building principal and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.
      Core Competencies:
      • Ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions.
      • Ability to visually supervise students, assess situations for safety concerns.
      • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making decision regarding the safety and welfare of students.
      • Ability to perform assigned duties and tasks with a minimum of direction.
      • Ability to maintain effective public, student and co-worker relationships.
      • Ability to physically move about the district buildings and grounds.
      • Ability to speak, write, read, and understand English.
      • Ability to handle all district information with confidentiality.
        • Illinois State Board of Education Professional Educator Licensure with a General Administrative endorsement
        • The employee shall possess the minimum of a Master's Degree
        • Full/part-time experience as a teacher or certified employment in an educational setting
          Physical Demands:
          • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, talk and hear.
          • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk, operate office and computer equipment; reach with hands and arms and will repeat actions with the same hand, arm or finger motion.
          • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. In addition, the ability to withstand long-term use of computer monitors is required.
          • The employee may occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.
          • The position requires meeting deadlines with unyielding deadlines, interacting with the public and staff, and working irregular or extended work hours.
          • The employee is responsible for safety, well-being, and work output of others.
          • Frequent driving is required.
          • Frequent writing is required.
          • The employee may be required to attend after hour meetings as required.
          • The employee must be able to read, understand, and provide direction based on blueprint information.
          • The employee must be able to respond to emergencies which occur throughout the district 24/7.
            Work Environment:
            • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. However, on occasion, the noise level will be high.
            • The employee shall frequently use personal computing skills with web browsers, databases, software, spreadsheets, and word processing.
            • Work is usually conducted indoors and outdoors. This work could be conducted at any school location.
              Regionally competitive salary and an excellent benefit package in a 12 month administrative contract commencing July 3, 2023 - June 30, 2024 (salary will be adjusted depending on start date.)

              The North Shore School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: North Shore School District 112, Chicago , (1.0 FTE) Associate Principal, Education / Teaching , Highland Park, Illinois

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