Assistant Principal - Payette High School

Payette School District Southwest / Boise Assistant Principal/Dean/Head Secondary Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job



Idaho Administrator Certificate endorsed for principal preferred
Minimum experience as determined by the Board
Strong background in curriculum, supervision, discipline, team building, and technology
Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Able to work under pressure and deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students


Building Principal


Assist the Building Principal in providing leadership and managerial oversight to the instructional program and school operations and in promoting the educational development of each student. Ensure that the high school academic and co-curricular programs are implemented in order to maximize teacher instruction and student learning experiences.


School Leadership

Assist in managing the school in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Assist the Building Principal in his or her efforts to initiate, design, and implement programs to meet the specific needs of the school
Career Technical Education (CTE) Supervisor
Exercise leadership in school-level planning for improvement of instruction
Establish and maintain an effective learning climate in the school
Assist in coordinating transportation, custodial, cafeteria, and other support services
Aide the building principal in communicating information to parents and the community
Act as a liaison between the school and the community (including all ethnic groups), interpreting activities and policies of the school, and encouraging community participation in school life
Report incidents of discipline resulting in a suspension from school, as well as all incidents of violence, vandalism, substance abuse, and weapons possession as directed by the Building Principal
Work cooperatively with law enforcement authorities in maintaining a safe and drug-free school environment
Work with the Building Principal to plan, schedule, and supervise fire and other emergency drills and an emergency preparedness program as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Serve as building administrator in the absence of the Building Principal
Greet and interact with parents and visitors in the absence of the Building Principal
Assist in the supervision of the cafeteria during lunch hours and assist with playground supervision when assigned
Interaction with School Staff

Assist in the recruiting, screening, hiring, training, assigning, and evaluating of the school’s personnel as directed
Assist in supervising professional, paraprofessional, administrative, and non-professional personnel and teacher trainees as assigned by the Building Principal
Supervise extracurricular programs and assembly programs
Assign faculty members to assist at school functions
Assist in the coordination and supervision of special programs funded by the state or federal government
Make recommendations to the Building Principal for changes in policies, personnel practices, and other matters that may result in a more effective school administration
Work collaboratively with the Professional Development Committee to ascertain high school in-service needs, and assist with the planning and organization of appropriate classes to meet those needs
Assist the process in providing teachers with the appropriate integration of technology in the classroom
Curriculum, Instruction, and Contact with Students

Assist the Building Principal in supervising the school’s educational program and teaching process and monitor delivery of the instructional program
Assist in overseeing the scheduling of students into classes, establishing the schedule of class offerings, and maintaining a balance of student loads in each class
Plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate all curricular and extracurricular activities, as directed
Assume responsibility for the attendance, conduct, and health of the students
Greet students in a friendly and dependable manner during their morning arrival whenever possible
Supervise the dismissal of students at the end of the school day
Interact appropriately with students during the school day
Maintain high standards of student conduct and enforce the district’s discipline policies in accordance with the students' rights to due process, keep records of any disciplinary action, and perform follow-up communication with students’ parents, teachers, and other administrators as needed
Assist in developing and implementing student handbooks and procedures for proper student conduct
As directed, participate in the planning and delivery of intervention and referral services for pupils who are having difficulty in their classes and who have not been classified in need of special education
Provide guidance to individual students and resolve individual behavioral problems
Attend special events held to recognize student achievement and other school-sponsored activities and functions
Assist with regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences
Make arrangements for special conferences as necessary
Maintain an active relationship with students and parents based on respect and understanding
Supervise the reporting and monitoring of student attendance, and work with the Attendance Supervisor for investigative follow-up actions
Actively pursue all cases of truancy, excessive absences, and tardies
Assist in the preparation of required reports on violence, vandalism, substance abuse, and possession of firearms
Financial and Office Management

Assist with the proper collection, safekeeping, and accounting of school activity funds
Assist with the development of the annual budget
Supervise the preparation of school reports, records, and other paperwork for the district office, as directed
Utilize technology for data collection and interpretation in the areas of academics, attendance, and discipline
Perform such record-keeping and reporting functions as the Building Principal may direct
Participate in administrative, Board, and other meetings as required or appropriate
Keep appropriate personnel informed of the school’s activities, needs, and any issues that may arise
Provide for adequate inventories of property under school jurisdiction and for the security of that property

Assist in providing for the safety and administration of the school building and grounds
Requisition supplies, textbooks, and equipment
Assist in the planning and supervision of activities to promote pupil and employee health and safety
Shared duties with extra-curricular activities including, but not limited to sports
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance at professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
Perform other duties as assigned

Candidates should submit application and the following:

An essay, 250 words or less, on what your major strengths are as they apply to the position for which you are making application

Cover letter


Three (3) current letters of recommendation


Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the superintendent in conformance with district policy.


Salary based on experience. Position qualifies for benefits which include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; PERSI retirement as well as access to optional ancillary insurance and retirement products.


This position shall be considered in all respects “employment at will”. The “employment period” and other descriptions and terms set forth in this job description shall not create a property right for the employee. These are set forth only to advise the employee of when and what type of services will be required by the district so long as the employment continues. Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.


Payette School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer, as defined and required by state and federal laws. All recommendations for hire are tentative offers. Employment is contingent upon board approval, and successful completion of a federal background check and drug-free workplace pre-employment screening (if required for the position). Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired. Regular attendance is an essential function of this position.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Payette School District 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.