Arlington Public Schools
Arlington, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3127534 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 25, 2019 Starting Date: August 28, 2019

Job Description

Arlington, MA 02476



JOB GOALS: To provide administrative support to the building principal in the areas of Curriculum & Instruction, Staff Supervision & Evaluation, Building Operations and Student Engagement.


Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university with concentration in Administration, Supervision and/or Curriculum.
Appropriate Licensure as a Principal/Assistant Principal by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
At least five years of experience as a teacher or related service provider in an elementary school setting, with evidence of strong leadership ability.


These performance responsibilities may vary from school to school and the Assistant Principal may not actually perform all the listed duties, depending on the FTE level of the position and the priorities of the building principal.

Assumes leadership of the school in the absence of the principal.
Collaborates with the principal to establish and maintain rules and procedures for student and staff safety.
Assists the principal in monitoring plant, office, and equipment maintenance.
Conducts periodic inspections of the school building and grounds and reports needed work and repairs to the appropriate persons.
Effectively implements school and district action plans in crisis and emergency situations.
Participates in curriculum development activities commensurate with school and district goals
Collaborates with District leadership, department heads and teachers in order to assist the principal in the development, revision, and evaluation of the curriculum.
Emphasizes student academic achievement and social and emotional development as the primary outcomes of the school program.
Assists Principal in the appropriate placement of students.
Participates in identifying at-risk students and works with the student, parents, and social work personnel to develop appropriate programmatic plans to meet their needs.
Participates in Special Education Team meetings when deemed appropriate.
May act as the 504 Plan Coordinator for the school
Demonstrates positive and supportive interactive skills and facilitates the development of good collegial relationships among staff.
Collaborates with the principal to develop and maintain positive staff morale.
Implements the school’s Discipline Code of Conduct and works with the principal to make revisions when appropriate.
Coordinates and monitors the student discipline programs.
Assists the principal in organizing and supervising school-related activities.
Maintains high visibility and accessibility in the school.
Shares the responsibility of discipline and student engagement with the principal.
Assists the principal in identifying, planning, and implementing staff development programs in accordance with assessed needs.
Collaborates with the principal on the educator evaluation system and assumes responsibility for some evaluations of teachers and other building staff.
Assists the principal on hiring and other personnel decisions.
Assists the Principal with communications to stakeholders: Students, Parents, Teachers and Staff and the community.
Communicates and works with district office, supervisory personnel, and other administrators to share ideas, problems, expertise, resources, and personnel.
Engages in relevant professional development activities
Represents the principal at professional meetings and community events in the principal’s absence.
Performs other related duties as assigned by the Principal.

REPORTS TO: Building Principal
SUPERVISES: Classroom teachers, special subject teachers and support staff in the building.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 205 Days in accordance with contract between the Arlington School Committee and the Arlington Administrators Association

Arlington values diversity. The Arlington Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, age, ancestry, or disability.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 3

Equal Opportunity Employer
Arlington 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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
All employees must have a criminal background check - CORI and Fingerprinting - prior to beginning work in Arlington.

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Robert Spiegel
    869 Massachusetts Avenue
    Arlington, Massachusetts 02476
    Phone: 781-316-3496