Administration | Assistant Principal | Middle School | Available: 07/01/2023


Effective immediately, the Human Resources Department will accept online applications for the position of Assistant Principal at South St. Paul Middle School.¬† This is a 12-month, full-time position.¬† We offer a competitive salary and benefits package as outlined in our Principals’ Collective Bargaining Agreement.¬†

Application Process:
To be considered for the position, please submit an online application, including a letter of interest, resume, and letter of recommendation.  Posting will remain open until filled. 

Reports to:  Building Principal 

Job Summary      
Culture and develop inclusive and equitable working relationship with all students, staff, families and community; coordinate and lead programs; coordinate state testing; and focus on achievement of all students.
Job Functions      

  • Cultivate and develop inclusive and equitable working relationships with all students, staff, families and community members. ¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Responsible for assisting students in academics and behavior¬†
  • Coordinate and lead programs such as BARR (Building Assets, Reducing Risks), PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports), MTSS (Multi-Tiered System of Support) and other programs.¬†¬†
  • Monitor, analyze and communicate student achievement data by subject, grade and school and by student demographics.
  • Coordinate and manage after school and summer programming.
  • Act as School Assessment Coordinator for all state tests and provide training for proctors.
  • Coordinator and facilitate implementation of the student attendance policy.
  • Create the master schedule, coordinate student system and facilitate student registration
  • Facilitate re-entry meetings for suspended students
  • Assist with classroom observations/evaluations of teaching staff
  • Work closely with the principal to ensure curriculum alignment and support programs
  • Act as a resource for classroom teachers, assistants, and substitutes teachers
  • Responsible for monitoring hallways, cafeteria and building security
  • Coordinate and lead state required safety and security drills
  • Assist the principal in the hiring process of staff
  • Provide assistance in designing and implementing student handbook revisions
  • Support and promote the school district’s strategic plan.
  • Work to maintain open communication with staff, district personnel, parents and community
  • Supervise events outside the school day, including night and weekend supervision, as assigned by the principal
  • Assist with designing and implementing new programs that reflect the changing needs of the student population
  • Facilitate and serve on task forces and committees as assigned by the principal
  • Meet with instructional departments and serve as a liaison between departments
  • Promote positive change and serve as a role model for all staff and students.
  • Comply with all laws, school board policies and school district procedures.
  • Demonstrate professional, ethical and responsible behavior.
  • Manage staff, student and building issues when principal is off site.
  • Demonstrate prompt, regular and reliable attendance
  • Other duties as assigned by the principal

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required   
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Current Minnesota K-12 Principal license or evidence of qualifying for license before employment begins
  • Master’s degree (emphasis in Educational Leadership, Organizational Leadership or Curriculum and Instruction preferred)
  • Minimum five years of successful teaching experience
  • Trained in positive discipline strategies and de-escalations techniques
  • Current Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) Certification¬†
  • Comprehensive knowledge of principles and practices of current education and ability to apply them
  • Student focused with an ability to work with Middle School students from all cultural backgrounds
  • Ability to develop discipline, schedules, and academic support while building relationships with students, staff and the school community
  • Knowledge or experience of school programs including International Baccalaureate, PBIS, BARR and other programming
  • Knowledge of state testing requirements
  • Knowledge, desire to learn and implement best practices in curriculum and instructional practices
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, understand and follow data privacy rules and regulations related to students and staff.
  • Strong computer skills including use of learning management systems, Word, Excel, Outlook and databases¬†

Physical Requirements
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to and over 20 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.