Principal, Alternative Education

Oct 18 / Location: McKees Rocks, PA
Position Summary:
Accountable for providing an educational environment in the school that fosters academic achievement, behavioral growth and appropriate social functioning for all students. Ability to plan, organize, coordinate and provide instructional leadership in the curriculum and all aspects of the school program within the Alternative Education Program. Accountable for providing a positive educational atmosphere that promotes diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to students, staff, curriculum, school climate and culture and all aspects of the educational environment.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Incumbent is responsible for duties in a community school site, involving a substantial geographic area and having a varying number of students and staff.
Supervisory responsibility includes direct and indirect supervision of certificated and classified staff.

Provides leadership social emotional learning, school and community relations and community partnerships.

Contacts with others include peers and supervisors, school districts, AIU personnel, community partners and the public.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Management of staff including selection, orientation, observation and evaluation, and support, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for applicable personnel.

Ensuring that staff remain current in their knowledge relative to their assignments by coordinating, monitoring and evaluating professional development activities.

Observe and evaluate staff using the Danielson framework as outlined in Act 13.

Design, implement, and monitoring of the master schedule so that instruction, supervision and support is provided for students at all times.
Conduct parent, district and agency meetings and site visitations.

Provide support to district staff in reintegrating students into school programs.
Develop, implement and maintain an effective system for school records and office support services.

Establish and maintain communication and cooperative working relationships with clients, staff, other agencies, regional and state administrators through announcements, letters, telephone communications, attendance at meetings and site visits.

Assist in coordinating the enrollment, IEP process and behavior plan creation to ensure appropriate educational planning and services are provided for students, and that mandatory participants are present and involved in the meetings.

Developing and maintaining deep relationships and partnerships with school districts, county services, juvenile probation and community support agencies.
Developing and maintaining communications with District Liaisons in all matters concerning the educational programming for students.

Maintain professional competencies in areas of responsibility; maintain contact with and participate in professional job-related organizations; serve as a liaison to professional groups.

Prepare and present a variety of reports, records and statistical data regarding activities, attendance, physical maintenance and instructional needs of services.

Participate in the development and implementation of unit goals and objectives.

Maintain up-to-date knowledge of contracts, collective bargaining agreements, policies and procedures.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Current Act 114, Act 34 and Act 151 required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
School Personnel Health Record (Form H511.340 (8/2011)) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date.

Working Conditions:
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Be able to lift or carry up to 25 pounds.
Be able to bend or twist at the neck and back.
Specific vision includes peripheral vision and close vision.

Be able to stand for extended periods throughout the day.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the principal.
Reports To: Program Director
Department: Early Childhood Family and Community Services (ECFCS)
Position Schedule: 260 days
Salary: Grade 17
Benefits: Per Act 93 Benefit Guide
To Apply: Create an on-line application and upload a cover letter, resume, PA Certificate (if applicable) and transcripts at the AIU Career Site.
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