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Elementary Assistant Principal (2020-2021 SY)

at Austin Independent School District

Posted: 6/30/2020
Job Reference #: 34225
Keywords: office

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Openings as of 7/11/2020
04 - Administration: School

  • Elementary Assistant Principal (2020-2021 SY) JobID: 34225
  • Position Type:
    04 - Administration: School/Assistant Principal: Elementary

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Jaime Padron Elementary

  • Date Available:

  • For Fiscal Year:

    Qualified applicants who are not currently assistant principals in Austin ISD, must navigate the following steps in order to be considered for a campus administrator position:

    1. Apply for the appropriate 2020-2021 pool position(s). Applicants will be screened for eligibility. Eligibility is based on education, certification, and experience. See below for minimum qualifications.
    2. Eligible applicants will be invited and must complete a HireVue interview. HireVues will be screened for eligibility to advance to Step 3.
    3. Eligible applicants will be invited and must complete the appropriate assessment center. Assessment center participants will be screened to determine eligibility as a qualified 2020-2021 candidate.
    4. Apply to specific 2020-2021 campus position(s). Only qualified candidates selected through the appropriate assessment center will be considered.
    5. Complete appropriate interview(s). Qualified candidates will be invited and selected according to campus needs, interview performance, and any skills, knowledge, or experience deemed necessary for the role.
    6. Recommended for hire and receive School Board approval.

    A candidate must qualify or be selected at each level listed above in order to advance to the next stage of the process. If you applied to a previous pool and were not selected to move forward in the process, you must reapply.

    Tentative Assistant Principal Assessment Center Dates: May 15th and June 11

    To be considered for the May 15th Assistant Principal Assessment Center, please submit your application by April 24th.
    To be considered for the June 11 Assistant Principal Assessment Center, please submit your application by May 22nd.


    Position requires a Master’s degree in education, a valid Texas administrative certificate, and three (3) years of successful teaching experience.


    This position requires knowledge and skill in the use of personal computers (word, excel, etc.). Incumbent must have the ability to interact professionally with all types of individuals. Incumbent must be familiar with TEKS and Professional Pathways for Teachers (PPfT)/T-TESS or other state observation system. Incumbent must possess and demonstrate leadership skills, organizational skills, verbal/written skills, communication skills, and flexible/interpersonal dynamics. Incumbent must be able to analyze test data, conduct needs assessments, and support effective implementation and monitoring of instructional strategies. Incumbent must effectively demonstrate collaboration, communication, connection, cultural proficiency, creativity, and critical thinking. Incumbent must be able to plan and manage multiple projects, present and maintain accurate records, and administer personnel policies. Employees in this position must be able to read, write, and speak/communicate in English in order to receive and to provide work-related information in a timely manner to other employees, supervisors, principals, school personnel, volunteers and where appropriate, visitors and students.


    This position assists the principal of an individual elementary school in organizing and fostering a positive, safe environment that is conducive to meeting the needs of all students, staff, and families. Incumbent will also assist the principal in supervising the overall educational and support activities and staff of the school to promote each students’ academic success and well-being. Incumbent supervises a variety of school functions, such as support services, special activities and programs, student discipline, and curricula development. Incumbent also holds responsibilities for evaluation and supervision of teaching and other school staff. Incumbent may be involved in supervision of multiple areas of instructional support, or special programs and activities depending upon assignment from the principal.


    • Assists the principal in establishing/maintaining a shared vision, focus, and culture of high expectations for all staff and students.
    • Cultivates an inclusive, caring, nurturing, and supportive school community.
    • Assists staff in interviewing and selecting personnel (professional and classified) for employment opportunities at their campus.
    • Assists in the orientation of new staff members to the teaching environment, especially as it relates to the area of students, personnel policies and procedures, and general building practices; mentors new staff members.
    • Assists in the role of instructional leader to develop and implement a rigorous and coherent system of curriculum, instructional programs, and assessment to promote each students’ academic success and well-being in consultation with the principal, teachers, and education program coordinators.
    • Facilitates the development, communication, implementation, and evaluation of quality learning to enhance excellence, and equity for all staff and students.
    • Plans daily, weekly, monthly, and annual work schedules for teachers and administrative support staff. Participates with teachers/instructional specialists, principal, and district/instructional coordinators in curricula planning on annual and semester basis. Establishes orderly workflows in a variety of school functions, including maintenance schedules, class scheduling, special activities (e.g., athletic events, school trips), and teacher and staff evaluations. Convenes work groups for curricula development and special projects as needed.
    • Coaches and develops teachers by performing formal annual evaluations of teacher/classroom performance through formal observations, unscheduled class observations, student progress/achievement, and parent/student comment to ensure standards are achieved and performance continuously improves. Provides pre and post observation coaching sessions to support effective implementation of strategies and to increase learning for all students.
    • Arranges for and assists in conducting professional learning for teachers and staff on identified instructional and operational needs.
    • Counsels teachers on professional learning, classroom performance, and other topics as needed. Counsels students and parents on student performance and behavior. Hears complaints from teachers, parents, and students.
    • Seeks and participates in professional learning opportunities to increase professional knowledge and skills.
    • Provides supervision to students before and during school, and after school at extracurricular events; meets with students to address discipline, attendance, health issues.
    • Supervises and evaluates other staff such as custodians, school nurses, secretaries, etc.
    • Conducts performance reviews of support staff as assigned. Reviews practices and subject matter covered to ensure compliance with guidelines and policies.
    • Promotes family community engagement by building relationships with families and local organizations/businesses by being responsive, visible, and accessible. Provides various opportunities for input. Communicates effectively through various means.
    • Serves as a representative for the school within community forums to maintain ongoing community engagement, reach educational goals, and remedy issues related to school environment.
    • Facilitates communication between personnel, students, and families for the purpose of evaluating situations and resolving problems/conflicts.
    • Participates in formal (e.g. 504 and LPAC) and informal meetings and conferences with principal, families, students, and members of the community.
    • Assists principal in monitoring compliance with federal, state, and local mandates, and guidelines.
    • Assists principal in establishing, revising, and approving basic professional standards of conduct not addressed by District, State, and Federal guidelines.
    • Explains school programs, policies, procedures and objectives to teachers and support staff in regular meetings, individual conferences, and written directives.
    • Requisitions supplies, textbooks, and equipment; conducts inventories, maintain records, and reviews receipts for such materials.
    • Coordinates and oversees campus security, maintenance, and transportation.
    • Coordinates and oversees related school activities such as student counseling, transportation, purchase of necessary course materials and supplies, etc.
    • Conducts a variety of administrative reporting and external accountability functions for the principal (e.g., Child Study Team, Textbooks, Gifted and Talented Program, and Multi-lingual Program).
    • Assists the principal in annual budget planning, preparation, and justification to the superintendent.
    • Maintains and models high standards of professionalism including appropriate moral and ethical behavior and appropriate personal and professional use of social media.


    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.


    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. Services are generally provided in an office or school setting. Some travel is required. In order to maintain high visibility this position requires extensive walking. This position may involve possible exposure to blood or body fluids. Regular attendance is required for this position.


    This position works under the general supervision of the Principal, with latitude for independent decision-making in assigned areas (e.g. faculty evaluation, support services management, and special activities management). Incumbent receives annual evaluations of performance, based upon documented results and success of assigned activities, parent and teacher feedback, and observation of the principal. The assistant principal is expected to promote and encourage the District Goals and Initiatives.

    Duty Days: 207
    Pay Grade: AP 4A
    Salary Range: $62,862 -$85,052

    Closing Date: Until Filled

    An Equal Opportunity Employer