Principal/Associate Chief School Administrator

08-Dec-2017, The Day School - Other
Job Status: Full-Time   Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Job Summary

The Principal/Associate Chief School Administrator (ACSA) of The Day School works with the Chief School Administrator to effectively plan, initiate, and supervise staff, program activity and administrative and departmental policies and procedures within The Day School (TDS). The Principal/Associate Chief School Administrator (ACSA) of The Day School assumes the responsibilities of the Chief School Administrator in her absence and directs the implementation of curriculum, instruction, assessment, data-based decision making and use of technology in a special education setting.

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Responsible To: The Chief School Administrator of The Day School

Workers Supervised: Educational Supervisors, designated members of The Day School Leadership Team, and provides general supervision of all Day School employees.


Education: A Master’s Degree in Special Education or related field from an approved college or university is required.

Licensure: None

Certification: Pennsylvania Supervisor of Special Education K-12 is required. Pennsylvania Principal K-12 is strongly preferred. Candidates who do not possess the Pennsylvania Principal K-12 certification upon hiring, must agree to obtain the certification within a specified timeframe as a condition of employment. CPR/First Aid

Clearances: Act 73 FBI*Act 34 Criminal Clearance*Act 33 Child Clearance

**Clearances must be obtained within 30 days of hire in order to continue active employment.

Training and Experience: Minimum of five years special education teaching or related work in special education programs or services required. Successful demonstration of a minimum of three years of educational administration and supervision experience, preferably in a special education program required. Previous experience with technology applications such as Microsoft office suite and other technology applications as they relate to student needs.

Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of Pennsylvania Public School Code and special education law.

Demonstrates exemplary leadership skills including the ability to communicate and facilitate TDS/CI vision and mission and effectively manage, supervise and train staff.

Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills and interacts with stakeholders in a manner that promotes cooperation, collaboration and reflects positively on TDS/CI.

Demonstrates sound, ethical and timely judgment and problem solving skills. Previous experience with strategic and program planning as well as public speaking is required.

Job Responsibilities

-Contributes to a positive culture to promote continuous student growth and staff development, as well as helps to articulate a clear vision of the school’s culture that involves students, families, and staff.
-Assures that The Day School conforms and complies with all applicable laws, regulations, mandated requirements, and standards regarding program, students, and staff
-Assists with the completion of license forms, reports, etc. required by the state or other agencies
-Describes and assigns specific duties and accountabilities to all staff in The Day School
-Collaborates with the Chief School Administrator to ensure there are processes and systems for staffing, communications and scheduling that result in well organized work routines in the school. Manages efficiently, effectively and safely to foster student achievement.
-Directs school operations, the maintenance of services and the implementation of new programs and/or processes. (e.g. curriculum development and implementation, professional development for staff, Extended School Year, student transportation, plant operations, etc.) for the purposes of providing services within established time frames and in compliance with Federal, State, and local requirements
-Performs personnel functions such as interviewing and hiring staff, and provides general supervision, completion of and monitoring of performance evaluations for The Day School staff
-Assists in preparation of yearly budget and monitoring budget allocations, expenditures, and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring allocations are accurate, expenses are within budget and fiscal practices are followed
-Directs and approves classroom grouping and scheduling of The Day School students
-Chairs committees and facilitates meetings (e.g. IEP’s, curriculum, safety, staff advisory, special education parent groups, etc.) for the purpose of coordinating activities, identifying issues and ensuring that outcomes achieve The Day School, The Children’s Institute (CI), districts, and/or state objectives
-Collaborates with the Chief School Administrator to ensure that a Standards Aligned System is in place to address the linkage of curriculum, instruction, assessment, data on student learning and teacher effectiveness based on research and best practices.
-Provides leadership, management and monitoring needed to ensure the educational mission is fulfilled for all students
-Participates on strategic initiatives within The Children’s Institute.
-Promotes the success of all students, the positive interactions among stakeholders and the professional growth of staff by acting with integrity, fairness, and in an ethical manner.
-Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. within The Day School and The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh; school districts) in order fulfill the needs and expectations of The Day School and The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh
-Serves as a liaison with parents, local school districts, the PA Department of Education and other outside agencies
-Participates in and/or assists in the development of marketing events as required by The Day School and/or The Children’s Institute
-Serves on local, national, etc. committees as required by The Day School and/or The Children’s Institute

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Linda Allen
[email protected]
The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh
1405 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Fax: 412-420-2299

No phone calls, please. Resumes and cover letters will only be accepted in PDF format if sent via email. You may also fax them to the number above. The Children's Institute of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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