Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Friday, August 3, 2018
Beaverton Rural Schools
Position Details: 

The following vacancy is hereby posted: 1 – Grades 7-12 Junior/Senior High School
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
District Description:
Beaverton is located in the central portion of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, in an area that
abounds with streams, lakes, and outdoor recreational activities. The community also
enjoys the educational and cultural advantages of being within easy driving distance of
Midland, Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant and Mid-Michigan Community
College. The Beaverton community is small, safe, close-knit and friendly.
The Beaverton Rural School District encompasses approximately 275 square miles,
covering the southern portion of Gladwin County and a portion of neighboring Clare
County. There are two school buildings on a centralized campus serving 1,069 students;
Beaverton Elementary School (K-6) and Beaverton Junior/Senior High School (7-12).
Key points of school community pride include:
 Outstanding facilities
 Secure entrances; interior/exterior surveillance
 Leading edge educational technology
 Stable financial condition
 A history of strong support with Board/administrator working relationships
 Supportive community; partnerships with stakeholders
 Award-winning band/choir; Business Professionals of America
 Superior athletic programming
 Abundant student/staff/community pride
Minimum Qualifications:
 Possess a minimum of a Master’s Degree or working toward a Master’s Degree in
an educational leadership field
 Possess valid Michigan administrator certification or enroll in a planned program
to obtain Michigan administration certification, or meet the equivalent
 Possess a valid Michigan Secondary Teaching certificate
 Minimum of five (5) years of secondary school teaching experience
Reports to: Junior/Senior High School Principal and Superintendent
Evaluated annually by: Junior/Senior High School Principal
Job Summary: The assistant principal/athletic director shall assist the principal with
administrative and instructional functions to meet the educational needs of students and
carry out the mission and goals of the school and the District, while also managing the
athletic program.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
 Assists the principal in the overall administration of the school.
 Serves as principal in the absence of the principal.
 Proposes schedules of extracurricular activities.
 Requisitions supplies, textbooks, and equipment, conducts inventories, maintains
records, and checks on receipts for such material.
 Assists in the conduct of safety inspections and safety drill practice activities.
 Assumes responsibility for coordinating transportation, custodial, cafeteria, and
other support services.
 Supervises the reporting and monitoring of student attendance, and works with the
attendance supervisor for investigative follow-up actions.
 Maintains discipline throughout the student body, provides appropriate
documentation and deals with special cases as necessary.
 Serves with parent, faculty, and student groups as requested in advancing
educational and related activities and objectives.
 Performs such record-keeping functions as the principal may direct.
 Supervises teachers and departments as assigned by the principal.
 Supervises summer school program.
 Works with faculty and encourages student input to develop a student
management system that results in positive student behavior and enhances the
school climate.
 Ensures that school rules are uniformly observed and that student discipline is
appropriate and equitable.
 Conducts conferences with parents, students, and teachers concerning school and
student issues.
 Demonstrates awareness of school/community and solicits its support in realizing
the mission.
 Uses appropriate and effective techniques for community and parent involvement.
 Keeps informed of and complies with all regulations and policies of the state, the
local school district, and the school concerning personnel and student
 Conducts classroom observations and serve as the teacher supervisor as needed in
the teacher evaluation system.
 Uses information and insights provided through formative and summative
assessment instruments, the District appraisal process, and evaluative feedback
from line supervisors, and professional development programs to improve
 Provides leadership in addressing challenges facing the profession; pursue
professional development activities; disseminate ideas and information to other
 Observes professional ethical standards in accordance with generally accepted
community standards and Michigan Professional Educator’s Code of Ethics.
 Manage grades 7-12 athletic programs, events, and budget.
 Other duties as assigned by the principal or superintendent.
Additional Qualifications:
As a MIExcel Blueprint District, we are seeking a junior/senior high school assistant
principal/athletic director who is committed to assisting the principal with leading the
systemic reconfiguration of the District at the building level, while sustaining the
organization’s sense of urgency in realizing dramatic improvement in student and teacher
performance in a short amount of time.
Qualified candidates should skillfully demonstrate the following Blueprint competencies:
 the ability to prioritize student-learning needs over the customs, routines, and
established relationships that can stand in the way of necessary change;
 the strong desire to achieve outstanding results in a short amount of time;
 the ability to motivate others and influence their behaviors;
 the power to stay visibly focused and self-assured despite the barrage of personal
and professional attacks common during rapid improvement;
 the talent to foster collective responsibility and ownership for greater student
 the capacity to rigorously create and sustain a well-orchestrated system of
ongoing data collection and analysis to inform a continuously responsive and
adaptive system of tiered instruction attentive to students’ specific academic
 the aptitude to sustain an effective system of shared leadership and responsibility
throughout the school;
 and the commitment to allocating higher percentages of District funds towards
the direct instruction of students and job-embedded, teacher-specific professional
development aligned to students’ needs.
Salary & Benefits:
The Board will offer a two-year, 220-day contract. Compensation will be negotiable
based upon qualifications and experience, with a base salary not less than $68,000 and a
competitive benefit package including a $1,200 annuity and health, vision, dental, term
life, and long-term disability insurance.
Application Process:
For first consideration, interested candidates should submit:
1. A letter of application setting forth in detail:
 Personal qualifications and how they meet the desired candidate profile
 Reasons for interest in the position
 Demographics of current building and District employment
 Managerial philosophy
2. A current resume
3. Three (3) references who can be contacted immediately. By providing references, you
authorize the Superintendent of Schools or her designee to contact references and seek
professional information.
4. Current transcripts
5. Email items to Karen Carpenter, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at Only electronic credentials will be accepted.
Selection Process & Timeline:
• Post Position: Friday, June 29, 2018
• Deadline for Applications: Monday, July 16, 2018
• Selection of Candidates for Interviews: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
• Initial Interviews: Week of July 16, 2018
• Finalist Interviews: Week of July 16, 2018
• Announcement of New AP/AD: Monday, July 23, 2018
• Proposed Start Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018
The Board may make exceptions to this timeline to ensure selection of the best possible
candidate. The superintendent will make final decisions with respect to process,
evaluation of candidates, and advancement of the successful candidate to the Board. Any
questions regarding the search should be directed to Superintendent Wooden.
It is the policy of the Beaverton Rural Schools District not to discriminate on the basis of
religion, race, national origin, sex, marital status, or handicap in education programs,
activities, or services, and to comply with all requirements and regulations of the U.S.
Department of Education.