The Assistant Principal will assist in administering a comprehensive and/or alternative 9-12 high school in accordance with state, county, and district regulations, policies, and procedures. S/he will be part of a management team that provides leadership in curriculum, instruction, guidance, discipline, facilities, management, and support services. Specific tasks will be determined according to the collective strengths of the team. Major duties shared by the team include:
Establishing an atmosphere conducive to learning for all students
Setting high expectations for faculty, staff and students
Evaluating staff as assigned
Promoting professional growth for all staff
Ensuring effective guidance services and health and human services programs
Setting goals for the school
Implementation of accountability and assessment activities to determine the effectiveness of programs in attaining school/district goals
Planning, coordinating, implementing and evaluating in-service, pilot, and regular programs and their effectiveness in attaining school goals.
Serving as administrative liaison with departments concerning curriculum improvement of classroom instruction, and implementation of school priorities
Ensuring effective articulation with our feeder elementary districts
Ensuring compliance with federal, state and local policies and procedures
Building parent and community support
Maintaining a safe and orderly campus conducive to student learning and progress
Building and maintaining sound relations with students, parents, and staff
Assisting in the selection , assignment and supervision of staff
Developing a master schedule, including facility use and class loads
Managing building and grounds and providing oversight for construction and renovation
Supervising student activities
Assumes other duties as delegated by the principal.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Learning process, research and evaluation methodology, curriculum innovation, group dynamics, and leadership development
Implications of educational concepts, vocational and college requirements
Career education and career guidance practices and procedures
District policies and procedures and applicable state and federal law.
Sound business practices in budgeting and accounting
Plan, organize, and direct own work as well as that of others
Prepare written statements of administrative procedures
Recommend budgetary expenditures
Plan, refine, and articulate the educational program
Prepare reports as requested
Utilize technology as needed in the performance of assigned duties
Establish and maintain positive relationships with those contacted in the course of performing assigned tasks
Communicate effectively to students, parents and staff
Effectively analyze situations and make decisions
WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment; subject to frequent interruptions and continual deadlines.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
• High school site environment; subject to frequent interruptions
• Light physical activity and lifting up to ten pounds
• Work under pressure of deadlines and time constraints
• May be required to work at a computer workstation for extended periods of time
Licenses and other requirements:
• Criminal Justice fingerprint clearance
• Evidence of TB clearance
If required to operate a vehicle:
• Valid California Motor Vehicle Operator’s License
• Acceptable driving record and qualification for insurability by the District’s insurance carrier
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Possess or be eligible for an appropriate administrative credential and other such requirements prescribed by the California Education Code.
Demonstrate success in curriculum and instruction with some experience in guidance. High school teaching and teacher leadership roles desirable
Additional Salary Information: 100% Paid Health Benefits
About Mountain View-Los Altos UHSD
The Mountain View Los Altos High School District serves approximately 3600 students in grades 9-12.
The district operates three high schools: Mountain View and Los Altos High Schools, both recognized as California Distinguished Schools and ranked in the top 2% nationally; and Alta Vista High School, a Model Continuation School. Students reside in the communities of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. Our partner elementary districts include the Los Altos Elementary District and the Mountain View-Whisman District.
The District offers a variety of alternative programs: a fully accredited Model Continuation School, a program for Young Parents, an Independent Study program, a ‘Bridge’ program, a Middle College program, and an academy for communication arts and technology (Freestyle). The District also offers a comprehensive and extensive Adult Education program.