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2021-2022 SY: Administrative Liaison - Nimitz HS

Company: Irving Independent School District
Location: Irving
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

JOB TITLE: Administrative Liaison

WAGE/HOUR STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Principal

PAY GRADE: In accordance with the annual salary schedule approved by the Board (187 + 10 days) DEPARTMENT: Assigned Campus

DATE REVISED: June 2019

Disclaimer: In addition to other specified conditions of employment, the applicant understands that no guarantee of continued employment, beyond two years, is expressed or implied by Irving Independent School District. Position termed at two school years.

PRIMARY PURPOSE: Assist the principal in the administration of the operation of the school campus.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Education/Certification:

  • Master's Degree
  • Valid Texas Administrator's Certificate
  • PDAS (Professional Development Appraisal System) certification
  • ILD (Instructional Leadership Development) certification

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Excellent communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in decision making.
  • Knowledge in the selection, training, and supervision of personnel.
  • Ability to facilitate student support meetings such as ARDs, 504s, SSP, & LPACs.
  • Facilitate state and local testing programs.
  • Implement and manage the school's discipline management program.
  • Supervise teachers and staff during evening/weekend events as assigned.
  • Knowledge of laws, rules, procedures, and programs specifically related to the operation of school in Texas.

Minimum Experience:

At least three (3) years of successful experience as a classroom teacher.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

School/Organizational Climate:

  • Project a positive image; establish and maintain a work environment conducive to positive staff morale.
  • Promote and provide a positive teaching/learning environment for staff and students.
  • Practice good listening skills and be receptive to suggestions and input from staff, students, and parents.
  • Communicate with staff, students, and parents in a clear and effective manner.
  • Take an active and sincere interest in the well-being of students and staff.
  • Demonstrate skill in working with students, staff, and parents to successfully resolve conflict.
  • Assist the principal to promote activities to recognize and honor students, staff, and community volunteers for various types of service and accomplishments.

School/Organizational improvement:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the school's mission; collaboratively build with staff a common vision for school improvement.
  • Promote high expectations for staff and students in an enabling supportive manner.
  • Provide leadership that produces desired results and significant improvement in student academic achievement.
  • Identify and apply research findings to facilitate school improvement.
  • Assess various aspects of the school program and effectively use the resultant information to implement actions that improve learning and provide an orderly and purposeful environment.
  • Implement actions that ensure each staff member's knowledge and understanding of the annual campus plan for school improvement.
  • Monitor student attendance; devise and implement strategies that improve student attendance.

Personnel Management:

  • Assist in the selection of new staff members for the campus.
  • Define expectations for staff (e.g. routine procedures, classroom management, instructional strategies, communication with the public, and personal contributions to positive staff morale.)

Administration and Fiscal/Facilities Management:

  • Assist the principal to develop an annual budget based on program needs, estimated enrollment, staffing, and other fiscal needs; implement programs within budget limits, maintain fiscal control; accurately and responsibly report fiscal information.
  • Manage the use of the school plant and grounds; supervise the maintenance of the physical plant and grounds to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe environment.
  • Assist the principal to provide required reports for all school operations including, but not limited to, enrollment, attendance, funds accounting, payroll, and transportation.

Student Management:

  • Assist staff to implement a student discipline plan that encourages and rewards positive student behavior.
  • Communicate student discipline expectations to staff, students, and parents and encourage parent involvement in promoting responsible student behavior.
  • Support teachers in the campus discipline program and deal with student discipline matters in a serious and effective manner.
  • Stress the importance of following school rules and impose reasonable and appropriate consequences in a consistent manner when misconduct occurs.
  • Ensure that staff members who experience severe or frequent student disciplinary problems are provided appropriate assistance to bring satisfactory resolution to the matter.

Instructional Management:

  • Monitor the instructional program by observing classroom instruction on a regular basis through walk through observations, both formal and informal.
  • Work closely with principal and staff to plan, implement, and evaluate the curriculum on a systematic basis.
  • Evaluate and recommend improvements in the design and implementation of the instructional program.

School/Community Relations:

  • Articulate the school's mission to the community and solicit support in accomplishing it.
  • Demonstrate awareness of school/community needs and initiate activities to meet these needs.
  • Promote a positive image of the school and district and maintain a positive working relationship with parents and other community members.
  • Involve parents and other community members in school activities through such avenues as PTA/PTO groups, Partners in Education (PIE) program, and other volunteer work opportunities.
  • Encourage parents to visit the school to gain a better understanding of and appreciation for the education program in action.

Professional Growth and Development:

  • Engage in activities to improve leadership skills; utilize information and insights gained in professional development programs for self-improvement.
  • Use information provided through assessment instruments, the district appraisal process, and evaluation feedback from colleagues to improve performance.
  • Assist the principal to provide leadership in addressing current educational issues.
  • Read professional journals and books; identify practical ideas that can be implemented; share relevant ideas and information with other professionals.
  • Learn from daily experiences; profit from decisions made; seek advice and assistance from colleagues.

Professional Practices:

  • Comply with all state and federal laws, local board policies, administrative guidelines, and the Texas Educators Code of Ethics.
  • Serve as appropriate role model for colleagues, students, staff, and parents.
  • Treat staff, students, and parents with respect and dignity.
  • Conduct all meetings and conferences in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrate trustworthiness in dealing with confidential matters.
  • Use wisdom, intelligence, tact, courtesy, sensitivity, good judgment, and utmost professional conduct in carrying out the responsibilities of assistant/vice principal.
  • Make decisions regarding students and staff after reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to gather important data and information; solicit input from outside sources when appropriate.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSBILITIES:

Supervise and evaluate the performance of professional and paraprofessional staff members as assigned by the principal.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors: Must maintain emotional control and exercise reasoning and problem solving skills while under stress. Must demonstrate ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written). Should be able to interpret procedures and analyze data for decision-making. Frequent in-district and occasional in-state travel. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours. Some light manual labor; occasional need to physically restrain students; endure inclement weather conditions to provide student safety.

Safety: Perform all duties in a safe and responsible manner. Observe all safety precautions.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Contribute to the prevention of accidents and injuries by observing safety rules and District policy, practicing the principles and skills taught in safety training, wearing personal protective equipment as required, reporting injuries and incidences immediately to supervisor, and being proactive in the ongoing

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