Acalanes Union High School District - Associate Principal (2023-2024)
Acalanes Union High School District
Location: Lafayette, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $122,794 - $149,825* +
Additional stipends include: degree, cell, travel. Excellent full family medical/dental/vision. *salary negotiations are in progress
2 openings available.
The Associate Principal works closely with students, staff and families and is directly responsible to the High School Principal. The Associate Principal plays a key role in supervising students and student events, evaluating staff, and supporting curricular development and instructional practices. The Associate Principal leads staff development, develops expertise in assigned areas, and advocates for underserved students. The Associate Principal should be able to identify areas for student growth, address issues of equity and inclusion, and make thoughtful decisions that support students and their academic, social and emotional growth.
Primary Responsibilities School Leadership • Works with the principal as part of the school’s leadership team. Collaborates, organizes and executes decisions made by the leadership team with integrity. • Works with student leaders to support curriculum, initiatives, activities and other events that improve school climate. • Communicates effectively with school staff, parents and students. • Addresses issues of equity and achievement with staff, students and parents. • Assists in the hiring and mentoring of new staff.
Curriculum and Instruction • Evaluates teachers on their instructional practices and provides thoughtful feedback to improve student learning. • Works with teachers to develop and implement new instructional practices to improve student achievement. • Works with teachers to develop, implement, and evaluate curriculum. • Assumes leadership with respect to technology integration to ensure it supports effective instruction. • Analyzes, disaggregates, and leads discussions around student achievement data.
Student Safety • Serves as an integral part of the school’s safety team. Helps develop and monitor the school’s safety plan. • Supervises student events, athletic contests and other after school programs. • Assumes responsibility for student discipline; works on the implementation of restorative justice and proactively addresses issues of student climate. • Supervises attendance office programs and procedures. Intervention • Works with families to address underperforming students
• Serves as a leader for 504 plans. Helps develop, implement and monitor plans. • Works with the Special Education department to support student learning and intervention for students with unique learning needs • Works with counselors to monitor academic growth and achievement and intervene when necessary • Helps lead and manage the site’s SST/SRT process.
Title IX Requirements • Develop a working knowledge of current laws, regulations, and guidelines related to sex discrimination and sexual harassment in public schools, including Title IX, Code of Federal Regs., California Code of Regs., Ed Code, as well as rules and guidelines adopted by the California Department of Education (CDE) and U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) • Attend trainings related to Title IX and sex discrimination, and share information with district administrators and staff. • Assist in Title IX investigations as needed, supporting investigations, serving as mediators, implementing supportive measures as outlined in Board Policy.
Qualifications • Experience as an equity oriented teacher or leader. • Knowledge and experience in leading teacher teams, departments. • Ability to select, train and supervise personnel. • Effective listening, communication and conflict resolution skills. • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and provide self-directed leadership. • Knowledge of current laws related to school safety, child welfare and attendance.
Ability to: • Communicate effectively and professionally when writing and speaking. • Demonstrate an organizational and leadership skillset. • Work with individuals of all abilities and backgrounds. • Demonstrate expertise in facilitating professional development workshops. • Be proficient with all Acalanes Union High School District computer based systems including, but not limited to: G-suite, Microsoft Office and all staff and student information systems.
Education and Experience: • Holds or qualifies to hold a California Administrative Credential. • Experience teaching at the secondary level (preferred). • Excellent interpersonal skills, experience in working with multidisciplinary teams in an educational setting • Ability to organize time, energies and workloads efficiently • Multi-cultural competency
Physical Demands in the Work Environment The employee must be able (to): • Sit or stand for prolonged periods. • Light to moderate lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling (up to 30 pounds). • Reach, stoop, pull, push, bend, walk, write on a vertical surface, and keyboarding
• Speech, hearing, and vision emphasized; ability to hear and speak in audible tones to exchange information in person or on the telephone • Ability to drive to all District facilities and required meetings and conferences
The Acalanes Union High School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information, current military or military veteran status; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Located in the beautiful hills of Contra Costa County, the communities of Canyon, Moraga, Lafayette, Orinda and Walnut Creek are within the Acalanes Union High School District attendance area. We serve students in grades 9-12 and have an extensive adult education program. The area is ethnically, culturally and politically diverse with each of our four communities having a strong local identity that fosters positive interactions among adults and students. The District is committed to preparing students to become productive participants in a diverse, multicultural, democratic society. We demonstrate high expectations for all students and ensure warm, supportive atmospheres in our classrooms. Our staff has a deep commitment to equity in our practices, curriculum and school climates. Students leave AUHSD empowered with the knowledge and commitment necessary to confront the challenges of our changing world and the leadership skills to make a difference.