• Job Title: Assistant Principal, AIU Special Education Schools


    Position Summary:

    This position is accountable for assisting the building principal in providing an educational environment in the school that fosters academic achievement, behavioral growth and appropriate social functioning for exceptional students. Accountable for providing a positive educational atmosphere that promotes the professional development of staff.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Assist in the management of staff and substitute personnel including selection, orientation, observation and evaluation, and support, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for applicable personnel.


    1. Assist in ensuring that staff remain current in their knowledge relative to their assignments by coordinating, monitoring and evaluating professional development activities.


    1. Assist in the preparation, presentation and monitoring of program budgets consistent with the policies and procedures of the organization.


    1. Assist in preparing for and presenting at Joint Board and Special School Authority meetings.


    1. Assist in the design, implementation, and monitoring of the master schedule so that instruction, supervision and support is provided for students at all times.


    1. Assist in overseeing the maintenance, security, operation and renovation of the facilities to ensure clean, safe, comfortable, and learning environments.


    1. Assist in the material acquisition and inventories of supplies necessary to support students and staff.


    1. Assist in coordinating the IEP process to ensure appropriate educational planning and services are provided for students and that mandatory participants are present and involved in the meetings.


    1. Assist in developing and maintaining a liaison with the Parent Teacher Organization, Parent Advisory Committee, social service units and community support agencies.


    1. Assist in developing and maintaining communications with District Liaisons in all matters concerning the educational programming for students.


    1. Assist in developing and implementing policies and procedures, in accordance with Pennsylvania Code, that provides an orderly, non-threatening learning environment, and ensures that the rights of the students are not violated.


    1. Assist in supervising the contracted service for breakfast and lunch to ensure all students receive this service.


    1. Assist in planning and implementing transportation policies and procedures to ensure that students arrive and depart from school in a timely and safe manner to their home, school or other assigned activity.


    1. Assist in assuring that the curriculum is aligned with PA Core and Academic Standards and that all instructional materials are aligned with the local area curricula.



    1. Principal K-12 Certification
    2. Certification in Special Education or School Psychology preferred
    3. Evidence of strong leadership skills
    4. Experience supervising and evaluating professional and paraprofessional staff
    5. Excellent communication and organizations skills
    6. Knowledge of special education law
    7. Expertise in the development of special education instructional services and monitoring of student progress
    8. Experience working in the special education field
    9. Ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and work under pressure
    10. Self-motivator, independent, cooperative, flexible, creative, and responsible
    11. Ability and experience working as a member of a team
    12. Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and willingness to experiment and work with new technologies


    Additional Requirements:

    1. Current Act 114, Act 34 and Act 151 required prior to an offer (Must be dated within 1 year of hire date).
    2. School Personnel Health Record (Form H511.340 (8/2011)) must be completed and received by Human Resources prior to hire date.

    Working Conditions:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Be able to lift or carry up to 25 pounds.
    2. Be able to bend or twist at the neck and back.
    3. Specific vision includes peripheral vision and close vision.
    4. Be able to stand for extended periods throughout the day.

    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

    Disclaimer: The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the Assistant Principal.  

    Reports To:         Principal

    Department:      Special Education and Pupil Services Division

    Position Schedule: 260 days

    Salary and Benefits: Competitive Salary and Benefit Package

    To Apply: Send resume to HRWEB@aiu3.net