High School Assistant Principal, Grades 9-12 Duluth, GA
Connections Education is a leading, fully-accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education solutions for students in grades K–12. Since 2001, the company’s Connections Academy division has delivered individualized learning to students through virtual public schools and a private online academy. In the 2012-2013 school year, 23 Connections Academy virtual public schools will operate in 22 states and expect to serve more than 40,000 students from across the
U.S. The Connections Learning division meets the needs of schools, school districts, and other institutions looking to develop and enhance their online learning programs. Connections Learning delivers a full range of targeted digital learning solutions to the K-12 education community including online courses, a program for homebound students, a digital learning platform, and more. More than 300 schools, school districts, state departments of education and other educational institutions, serving tens of thousands of students throughout the United States and beyond, are already utilizing Connections Learning products and services. Connections Education is committed to expanding quality education through technology and helping students achieve both academic and personal success.
Georgia Connections Academy is a tuition-free, full-time virtual school, authorized by the Georgia Charter Schools Commission. Our mission is to maximize academic achievement for students in grades K–12 throughout the state of Georgia who need an alternative to the traditional classroom. Georgia Connections Academy fulfills the intent of the Georgia legislature in the Charter School Law to “increase student achievement through academic and organizational innovation” by reaching students for whom a cutting-edge virtual approach provides the best pathway to school success. Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.
Position Summary and Responsibilities
Working from an office in Duluth, Georgia, the Assistant Principal will work collaboratively with the Principal. The Assistant Principal will manage a team of teachers both remotely and in the office in grades 9 – 12 over a range of subject areas as well as managing the academic outcomes and school operations for grades 9-12. Additionally, this individual will work closely with key centralized service centers including Enrollment, Technical Support, Materials Management, Fulfillment, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll and Facilities Management. It is also anticipated that this individual will manage a range of special projects, including, but not limited to, the management of some Federal programs and state reporting.
Other key responsibilities include the following:
Manage the implementation of the proven Connections Academy operational protocols;
Support the Principal in managing the school’s budget and various grants;
Oversee student accounting functions including attendance maintenance and tracking and assisting with truancy protocol.
Manage receipt, storage and maintenance of local student records;
Provide local support for facilities acquisition and maintenance;
Act as the human resources liaison for school staff in the areas of benefits, leave tracking and the maintenance of local files;
Act as the technology liaison for teachers and administrative staff;
Maintain an active dialogue with families regarding expectations and information for students in grades 9 – 12.
Monitor regulatory compliance and support preparation for legislative and financial audits in collaboration with the Manager of Internal Audits and Principal;
Monitor all enrollment requirements and communicate requirements to the Enrollment Department;
Provide state testing support including logistics for scheduling, tracking participation and contracting for testing facilities in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Education and the Coordinator of State Testing;
Support contracting for supplemental student services in conjunction with the Director of Special Education;
Monitor and track all school-based assets;
Support the Marketing Department with student outreach, marketing and public relations;
Stay current on the state’s policies, procedures and legislation;
Be available to handle all emergencies;
Manage and facilitate data collection and analysis process for grades 9 – 12; and
All other duties as assigned. Requirements
Minimum of 5 years of relevant work experience in public high school(s) in Georgia preferred
Operational or logistics experience and/or administrative or management experience
A Masters degree in Educational Leadership, preferred
Experience in managing and evaluating teachers/teacher teams in grades 9-12
Education experience as a high school teacher and/or teaching online preferred
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast paced environment
High degree of flexibility
Effective experience in long range planning and development for school growth and school improvement
Technologically proficient (especially with Microsoft Office products)