Topeka Public Schools USD 501

Topeka , KS

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Job Description

POSITION TITLE:   Associate Principal - TCALC


REPORTS TO:       Principal - TCALC



To use leadership, management, supervisory, and monitoring skills to promote the educational development of all secondary students.



Possess a Kansas building or district administrator license, or be able to obtain that license by the date of appointment. Position requires administrative experience necessary for the planning, organizational, supervisory, and evaluation skills which the position entails. The incumbent should also demonstrate skills in curriculum and instructional leadership, personnel guidance, scheduling processes, policy, law, budget, school/community relations, and professional renewal.


Preferred Qualifications: Doctorate, 3 years administrative experience, and CTE teaching experience.



The incumbent may be required to use the following skills and abilities during any part of the working day:  speaking, hearing, visual, walking/mobility, standing, consistency of temperament, ability to work with a variety of problems at the same time, and stamina for working long hours.




  1. Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers (TCALC)
  • Develop a curriculum design process involving business partners to create relevant experiences, including project-based learning and mentorships for junior and senior students in various career fields.
  • Develop and create business partnerships and commitments to design Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers.
  • Create internal and external marketing plan.
  • Acquire grants, foundation gifts, and corporate donations.
  • Manage inventory and assets of TCALC program.
  • Research newest trends of industry and emerging markets, resulting in the development of new career fields and/or pathways. Manage the research and development for future innovations.


  1. Topeka Public Schools Post-Secondary and Career Program
  • Define and plan for implementation of Topeka Public Schools post-secondary and career vision for all secondary students.
  • Assist in defining 21st Century Work Skills for Topeka Public Schools and how they will be taught, monitored, and evaluated with all students.
  • Work with post-secondary schools and all high schools to increase opportunities for dual credits.
  • Serve as contact person for Washburn Institute of Technology and work with all high schools to increase enrollment of Topeka Public Schools students. Problem-solve any barriers to increase enrollment and participation. 
  • Serve as Carl Perkins contact for KSDE and work to develop career pathway opportunities at each high school and define job certification requirements.
  • Work with high schools to develop other focused study programs, such as International Studies, for students at each high school.


  1. Career Counseling
  • Demonstrates an up-to-date and extensive knowledge of counseling and effectively communicates this understanding to students
  • Provides information to students, parents, and community members regarding educational and career opportunities
  • Coordinates, plans, and implements career activities
  • Assists in registration and enrollment of students
  • Provides individual and/or group counseling
  • Collaborates with middle school and post-secondary institutions to assist students in a smooth transition from middle to high school and high school to post-secondary education, employment, or military service
  • Conducts orientations for incoming high school students
  • Registers students new to the school and orients them to school procedures and various opportunities for learning
  • Meets with representatives of vocational schools and the military services to discuss their programs and requirements and arranges meetings with students
  • Prepares and supervises the processing of evaluations, recommendations, and other forms as required by colleges and universities
  • Demonstrates an understanding of how students develop and learn
  • Modifies counseling to meet individual student needs
  • Communicates high expectations to all students
  • Possesses effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Collaborates with all stakeholders
  • Effectively implements the district-adopted curriculum
  • Assists students in developing self-assessment skills
  • Maintains up-to-date records
  • Creates a positive, inviting, and safe environment
  • Communicates realistic and consistent expectations for student behavior
  • Recognizes and appreciates diversity and individual differences


Terms of Employment:

12 months’ salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Education.



Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board policy on evaluation of Administrative Personnel

  • Job Category : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
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