Job Title: Middle School Assistant Principal for Activities
Location: Bluestem Middle School, 5910 S. 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68107
Reports To: Building Principal
Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 10 month / Exempt.
Salary Schedule: OSAA Level 4 - Salary commensurate with experience and education.
Start Date: August 1, 2023
Position Purpose: The Middle School Assistant Principal for Activities assumes joint responsibility with and is under the direction of the principal for the effective administration of the school and all facets of its instructional program, including co-curricular activities. Under the direction of, and in collaboration with the principal, this individual assumes responsibility of instructional support and best practices at the middle school, the tracking and efficient use of data as it pertains to student achievement, and the planning, preparation, and implementation of professional development. Under the direction of the principal the assistant will coordinate and oversee all facets of the school's extra-curricular activities and collaborate with other OPS middle school ADs. This person will assign and evaluate all coaches. Under the direction of the principal, this individual assists in the supervision of all certified and non-certified staff assigned to the school and assists by providing leadership in establishing expectations for student attendance, conduct and learning performance. This individual will exhibit strong standards of professional ethics when relating to staff, students, parents, administration, and the community.
Essential Performance Responsibilities
- Keep abreast of developments in middle school curriculum and instruction and provide leadership in determining the appropriateness of incorporating recent strategies.
- Maintain the districts overall mission, assist in supporting and implementing board policies and the academic action plan school wide with staff and students
- Assist in the development and support of curriculum and instructional growth to enhance the educational opportunities for all students.
- Under the direction of, and in collaboration with the principal, this person will assume responsibility of all activities and extra-curriculars.
- Evaluate activity sponsors and coaches.
- Collaborate with the District Supervisor of Activities and Athletics to support OPS's overall vision, implementation and supervision of activities and athletics.
- Under the direction of, and in collaboration with the principal, plan, prepare, and implement professional development.
- Monitor and use relevant data to effect change in instructional practices enhancing student learning.
- Maintain effective communication with all supporting divisions within the Omaha Public School district as well as staff, students and community.
- Assist in the maintenance of accurate budgetary information essential to the running of the educational facility.
- Assist in providing leadership for a collaborative team to ensure that curriculum and instructional initiatives are student focused and aligned with the District's mission and beliefs and school goals and improvement plans.
- Works collaboratively with the Principal and Leadership staff in conducting teacher evaluations, coaching visits and providing feedback for continuous growth.
- Adhere to the district evaluation process related to both classified and non-classified staff.
- Ability to work outside of normal business hours or weekends to attend and supervise activities and athletics.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Minimum of a Masters Degree with major emphasis in educational administration and supervision required.
- A valid Nebraska Administrative Certificate with endorsement in the area of administration and supervision.
- Minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching experience required with urban experience preferred.
- Demonstrates a clear understanding of the philosophy, purpose and function within an urban school district.
- Demonstrates an empathy for helping to lead a strong diverse urban educational environment.
- Demonstrated philosophy that all students can and will learn.
- Demonstrated record of success which exemplifies instructional leadership, standards of academic excellence and personal integrity.
- Knowledge of current educational trends/issues impacting the middle school.
- Realizes the importance and models the use of current technology in the educational environment.
- Budgets school time to provide for the efficient conduct of school instruction and business.
- Demonstrates the promotion of life-long learning by assisting in providing pertinent professional development in both the academic curriculum as well as cultural proficiency and awareness of understanding diversity.
- Assists in Implementing Board policies and the Academic Action Plan School wide for the staff and students.
- The skills pertinent to positive human relationships and the ability to work effectively with students, members of the instructional staff and the community.
- Continuous quest for quality education.
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Principal and Central Office Administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Equipment: This position may require the ability to use basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with OPS's guidelines for equipment use.
Travel: Travel between schools and central offices will be required. Occasional travel outside of Omaha or Nebraska may be required.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations.
- Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Work in school building environments.
- Contact with personnel within the district and other stakeholders.
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the building administration in order to complete day to day tasks.
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Must understand and respond appropriately to stakeholder needs and maintain a positive attitude with all.
- Expected to interact with all internal and external stakeholders in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive service.
Employee Punctuality and Appearance
- In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee's supervisor or building administrator.
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.
- Regular attendance is important.
Terms of Employment
This position is treated as a full-time exempt certified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment or teaching in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time, and the Administrative Contract. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that collective bargaining representative.
Terms of employment are contingent upon:
- Verification of a valid Nebraska Administrative License or other required license.
- A background check which demonstrates background is acceptable for the position sought and working with or around students.
- Verification of U.S. Citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
- Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required by federal law for your position).
- Execution and delivery to OPS of a Teacher Contract presented by OPS.
Omaha Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), marital status, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or economic status in its programs, activities, employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director for the Office of Equity and Diversity, 3215 Cuming Street, Omaha, NE 68131. (531-299-0307)
The Omaha Public School District is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process please contact the human resources department at 531-299-0240.