Elementary Assistant Principal

Friday, July 12, 2019
Jackson Public Schools
Position Details: 

Please email your credentials to jessica.carter@jpsk12.org


Purpose Statement:  The Assistant Principal shall serve under the direct supervision of the Elementary Principal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Assist in the supervision of student conduct outside the classroom to include attendance and student transfers
  • Assist in the cafeteria and playground student control
  • Assist in all non-classroom student activities to include school assemblies and student enrollment
  • Assist in coordination of all school-related student services
  • Receive and process discipline referrals
  • Evaluate and discipline staff as per delegation by Elementary Principal or the Superintendent
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be qualified to perform essential duties. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Current Michigan Administrator Certificate, required
  • Demonstrated ability to work with the entire school community, required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of curriculum and instruction at the elementary level, required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, required
  • Labor Relations experience, preferred
  • Elementary School Building Administrative experience, preferred
  • Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate, preferred

Desired Attributes:

  • Trustworthy and honest
  • Demonstrates initiative, productivity, emotional stability, energy, and enthusiasm
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Exhibit the emotional intelligence/stability necessary for meeting the responsibilities of the position
  • Demonstrated ability to lead others in pursuit of educational excellence
  • Strong educational leadership skills
  • Effective mediation skills
  • Ability to accept and apply constructive feedback
  • Demonstrates efforts to improve self via workshops, graduate studies, conferences, and active participation in school affairs

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The physical ability to use non-violent crisis intervention skills
  • The ability to restrain students during physical altercations or disagreements
  • The ability to run or move quickly to situations requiring immediate attention
  • The ability to use hands, leverage, and strength to separate students who fight
  • The ability to sit and talk or listen
  • The ability to use a computer and related software with fingers and repetitive motions

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervise support and professional staff assigned to the building.

Application Procedure: Internal and external candidates should email resumes/CVs to Jessica Carter at jessica.carter@jpsk12.org to apply.  JPS only reviews résumés which are:  Submitted as attachments AND

Contain the desired position title in the subject line.