Waltham High School

Waltham Public Schools

Waltham, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3079253
  • Application Deadline: April 23, 2019
  • Posted : April 9, 2019
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2019

Job Description


The purpose of this position is to have an individual with administrative certification in the school to assist the principal and be in charge of a group of students for the time they are in high school. He/She will deal with all academic and disciplinary issues that arise on a daily basis with the group of students assigned to his/her house office. This individual will act as the principal in his/her absence. Working in partnership with the principal and other educational leaders of the Waltham Schools, the Associate Principal helps to assure that the curriculum and instruction meets the educational and developmental needs of the students and staff in the high school.

Qualifications: Qualified applicants must forward cover letter, resume, transcripts, proof of MA DESE license and SEI Endorsement as well as three current letters of recommendation
Education, Training and Experience
• A Master’s degree in Education or in a content area from an accredited college or university
• Valid Massachusetts State Certification as a Principal/Assistant Principal by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (DOE Cert. # 1024 or 1025) and SEI Endorsement.
• Demonstrated competencies in high school (Grades 9-12) administration.
• At least five (5) years experience in the field of public education, including experience in administration and teaching.
• Knowledge of another language depending on the demographics of the school.
Knowledge Required
• Knowledge of State Curriculum Frameworks as related to the subject areas in grades 9-12.
• Thorough knowledge of the materials, methods and techniques needed to exemplify high quality instruction.
• Thorough knowledge of the student handbook so he/she can enforce appropriate discipline related to the rules.
• Knowledge of school management procedures.
• Knowledge of Chapter 766 special education and Section 504 rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of current practices in curriculum, instruction and supervision.
• Understands and follows through on the appropriate components of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act).
Abilities Required
• Ability to plan, assign, supervise, and evaluate teaching and non-teaching staff assigned to his/her house office.
• Ability to deal with staff effectively.
• Ability to communicate orally and in writing to staff, students, the superintendent of schools, other administrators and parents.
• Ability to implement and consistently enforce a school wide student disciplinary system.
• Ability to work independently and carry out assigned projects to their completion.
• Ability to surmise and recommend budgetary needs to the principal.
• Ability to apply technology to meet the needs and duties as outlined in the job description. Skills Required
• Excellent managerial and leadership skills.
• Skilled in developing a positive working relationship with teachers and parents.
• Skilled in working collaboratively with other administrators.

Supervision Scope
Performs varied and responsible duties with considerable latitude for independent judgment and action while planning, administering and executing duties. Works independently and in concert with others.

Supervision Given and Received
Work under the general direction of the Superintendent of Schools and the direct supervision of Principal. Assists the Principal in the supervision and evaluation of all staff assigned to his/her house including but not limited to teachers, instructional paraprofessionals, nurses, secretaries, and building maintenance workers. Is evaluated by the Principal of the High School as per contract.

Description of Duties:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

1. Responsible for all students assigned to their house for their duration in high school.
2. Fosters a school climate that promotes student learning.
3. Assists principal in implementing the instructional program as reflected in the Quality School Plan.
4. Exhibits and facilitates human relations and communication skills.
5. Provides staff leadership, development and training.
6. Efficiently manages student disciplinary procedures ensuring due process for all students assigned to his/her house office.
7. Demonstrates professional growth and self-improvement.
8. Supervises and evaluates staff as assigned.
9. Develops positive school community relations.
10. Oversees student extracurricular activities and events.
11. Supports and implements system-wide initiatives.
12. Implements provisions of collective bargaining agreements for building staff.
13. Serves as the administrator of a class of students from entrance to graduation.
14. Maintains all records to certify students for graduation.
15. Upon graduation, is responsible for ceremony and all events leading to the graduation ceremony.
16. Communicates in a timely and effective manner with students, staff and parents.
17. Organizes and administers MCAS testing for assigned class of students.
18. Implements school department rules and regulations.
19. Maintains an atmosphere of respect and achievement in the school.
20. Remains abreast of developments and innovations in the field by reading current and cogent literature and participating in annual professional development programs.
21. Provides statistical data on students.
22. Assists in the establishment of schedules and procedures for the supervision of students in non-classroom areas, including before and after school, and bus loading and unloading.
23. Communicates regularly with parents.
24. Protects confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and uses discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
25. Serves as the principal in the absence of the building principal.
26. Helps to implement and monitor special education programs for students assigned to his/her class including referral process.
27. Serves as the Section 504 coordinator for all students assigned to his/her class.
28. Helps to support the mission of the school council.
29. Serves as a member of the superintendent’s administrative institute group and attends all meetings called by the superintendent.
30. Assists in the development of professional development programs and activities.
31. Attends school committee meetings and other school meetings as designated by the principal.
32. Performs other assignments as designated by the superintendent of schools or the principal.

Salary: As defined in the Waltham School Administrators Association Contract

Non-Discrimination Notice: Waltham Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.
Waltham Public Schools has partnered with the Massachusetts Partnership for Diversity in Education (MPDE) in our effort to welcome diverse candidates to our school system. We value and prioritize the hiring of educators who bring a wealth of perspectives and experiences to our schools, and who reflect the diversity of the students we serve.
MPDE is a collaborative of public school districts with a 40-year uninterrupted history committed to supporting the interest of its members to increase the numbers of teachers of color for their schools by providing recruitment support and related services.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Assistant Principal/Dean/Head
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    Mission Statement

    The mission of Waltham High School is to provide a safe, supportive learning environment that fosters academic achievement and the physical and emotional well-being of all students within our diverse urban community. We promote a standards-based curriculum with the goal of proficiency for all students. As a comprehensive high school, we value the exploration of both the fine and practical arts and the examination of a wide range of career and technical education pathways. We strive to develop contributing citizens who are aware of their rights and responsibilities in a democratic society.

    Academic Expectations Rubric for Academic Expectations

    1. Communicate clearly and effectively.
    2. Read, write, and listen for understanding.
    3. Apply analytical, critical, and creative thinking skills.
    4. Effectively apply technology.
    5. Solve problems effectively.

    Social/Civic Expectations

    1. Value community and diversity.
    2. Advocate for self and others.
    3. Set goals.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of physical and emotional wellness.
    5. Exhibit responsible citizenship. Learn more about us...

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    Waltham Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
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