Chester County School District ( learn more )

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2888941
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 2, 2018

Job Description


Purpose Statement

The job of Assistant Principal was established for the purpose/s of improving instruction and curriculum; maintaining overall site operations; receiving, distributing and communicating information to enforce school, district and state policies; maintaining safety of school environment; coordinating school activities; communicating information to staff; and addressing situations, problems and/or conflicts that could negatively impact the school.

This job reports to Principal, Superintendent

Essential Functions

  • Assists other personnel for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.
  • Chairs meetings (e.g. curriculum, safety, site advisory, special district committees, etc.) for the purpose of coordinating activities and ensuring that outcomes achieve school, district and/or state objectives.
  • Composes a wide variety of materials (e.g. quantity reports, student activities, correspondence, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.
  • Evaluates assigned personnel for the purpose of ensuring that standards are achieved and performance is maximized.
  • Facilitates communication between personnel, students and/or parents for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts.
  • Implements policies, procedures and/or processes for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
  • Manages school administrative functions (e.g. facility maintenance, budget, staffing, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining safe and efficient school operations within district guidelines.
  • Presents information (e.g. budget overviews, accounting processes, distribution formulas, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback and ensuring adherence to established internal controls.
  • Represents the school within community forums for the purpose of maintaining ongoing community support for educational goals and/or assisting with issues related to school environment.
  • Supervises school personnel for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth and achieving overall objectives of school’s curriculum.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

                Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: planning and managing projects; and using pertinent software applications.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: laws and regulations related to education.


ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with frequent interruptions.




Responsibility include: working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives; directing other persons within a department, large work unit, and/or across several small work units; and monitoring budget expenditures. Utilization of resources from other work units of often required to perform the job’s functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.


Working Environment


The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 55% sitting, 30% walking, and 15% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a generally hazard free environment.


Experience         Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is required.


Education            Masters Degree in job related area.


Equivalency       None Specified


Required Testing                                                                             Certificates & Licenses

     None Specified                                                                                 Valid Teaching Certificate in Content/Grade  


Continuing Educ. / Training                                                         Clearances

     Annual Bloodborne Pathogen Training                                               TB                                     

                                                                                                     Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance


FLSA Status                                                        


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
  • Contact Information

    • Wendell Sumter
    • 509 District Office Drive
    • Chester, South Carolina 29706

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