Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Leavenworth High School

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To use leadership, supervisory, and administrative skills to assist the building principal in promoting the education and social development of all students and staff.  Provides leadership and direction to the District’s athletic and activity programs.

Reports To:       Building Principal

Supervises:       Certified and classified employees assigned to the building

License:             KSDE Building Leadership License


  1. An earned master’s degree with a major in educational administration
  2. A valid building leadership license issued by the Kansas State Board of Education
  3. School administration experience preferred
  4. Other alternatives as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable

Essential Job Functions

General Administration

  1. Assists in the overall administration of the school district.
  2. Keeps abreast of developments in education administration and works in determining their appropriateness for inclusion in the administration and operation of the school district.
  3. Assists in the planning and implementing of professional development.
  4. Keeps informed of and assists in interpreting federal laws, regulations, state statues, rules, and policies affecting education.
  5. Prepares state reports and claims as required.

Performance Responsibilities

  1. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other administrators, employees, citizens, and community members.
  2. Ability to lead staff toward instructional improvement and conduct staff development sessions.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively in verbal or written form.
  4. Ability to coordinate and supervise activities and programs conducted at the building level.
  5. Evaluate the implementation of programs within the building and provide in-service as needed.
  6. Ability to maintain responsibility for maintenance and proper utilization of facilities.
  7. Be responsible for the overall achievement, welfare and conduct of students within the building.
  8. Assists in the development and administration of policies dealing with discipline, conduct, and attendance.
  9. Communicates relevant policies and procedures with regard to student discipline, conduct, and attendance to students, staff, and parents.
  10. Assists the Building Principal with student expulsions.
  11. Works with and assists faculty in the development of effective classroom discipline and organization.
  12. Maintains an effective and safe school environment.
  13. Assists Building Principal with fire, storm and tornado drills on a regular basis and is able to implement emergency evacuations and lock-downs effectively.
  14. Assists in curriculum development to meet the needs of all students.
  15. Prepares required reports and paperwork such as discipline reports, suspension reports, expulsion paperwork, discrimination complaints, injury reports, parent communications, and other paperwork as assigned.
  16. Assist in providing training on using and understanding data and assessments to improve student learning.
  17. Works with the Building Principal in the preparation of appropriate handbooks.
  18. Assists in developing, organizes, and administers curricular and instructional programs.
  19. Verifies each athlete’s eligibility according to established physical and academic requirements for participation in each sport according to Board policy and KSHSAA (Kanas State High School Actives Association) guidelines.
  20. Assist with the supervision, training and evaluation of teachers, sponsors, and coaches as assigned.
  21. Coordinates all field, gym practices, games and summer camp schedules.
  22. Coordinate and supervise all activities and programs conducted at the building level.
  23. Maintain responsibility for maintenance and proper utilization of facilities.
  24. Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as the principal and/or superintendent may assign.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions

  1. Requires the ability to sit and/or stand for prolonged periods.
  2. Occasionally requires the ability to stoop, bend, lift and reach.
  3. Requires the ability to travel.
  4. Must be able to work in noisy and crowded environments.
  5. Requires regular attendance and/or physical presence at the job.

General Responsibilities

  1. Contributes to safe and orderly work areas
  2. Works to help ensure student achievement
  3. Builds positive school/community relations
  4. Works to develop constructive peer and student relationships
  5. Works to develop effective and efficient performance
  6. Practices responsible fiscal, facility, and resource management
  7. Models positive professional attributes
  8. Sees that district policies are observed during all activities
  9. Keeps abreast of new information, innovative ideas and techniques
  10. Obtains advance approval of the Principal for all activities and expenditures
  11. Adheres to all District policies and procedures including the USD453 Negotiated Agreement
  12. Adheres to all district health and safety policies, including all precautions of the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan
  13. Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent or other Administrative Staff

Contract Length:    220 Days

Job Start Date: July-1-2019
Applications Due By: July-1-2019

Job Contact Information

Amy Sloan - - 913-684-1400

Employer Information

Leavenworth U.S.D. #453

Leavenworth is a modern community which blends the best of urban and rural ways of life. Leavenworth is nestled in the rolling hills on the west bank of the Missouri River, only minutes away from metropolitan Kansas City. It is an exciting time in Leavenworth education as student achievement increases, academic rigor improves, and college/career readiness opportunities expand.  Leavenworth schools offer greater diversity than many schools in the area due to the international officers attending the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth and the Foreign Exchange Program.  Enrollment in the district is approximately 4,000 students. Leavenworth has modern and updated facilities structured with four PreK-5th grade elementary schools, a 6th-8th grade middle school, and a 9th-12th grade high school.  Leavenworth High School boasts the oldest and most successful JROTC in the country, 12 AP classes, more military appointments than any school in the area, and more than 50 clubs/sports/activities in which students may participate.  The future of Leavenworth schools is bright.  Come and be a Pioneer!

Employer Address: 200 N. 4th Street Leavenworth, Kansas

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