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Elementary Assistant Principal (2023-24)

Job Details

Full Time
Graduate Degree
Education - Administrator


Position: Elementary Assistant Principal (K-6th)
(Position for the 2023-2024 School Year - Job Description PDF linked here)
Classification: Full-time Exempt (12 month term)
Primary Reporting Relationship: Elementary Principal
Secondary Reporting Relationship: Head of School
Ministry Areas: Bay Area Christian School - Elementary
Interfaces: Students, parents, administrators, staff, other stakeholders as appropriate

Mission: Providing quality Christian education impacting lives for now and eternity

Profile: Our organization has a culture led by a collaborative and cohesive team that is dedicated to accomplishing our mission while living a lifestyle that demonstrates our Values:

  • Gospel Restoration
  • Spirit and Truth Empowerment
  • Relentless Love
  • Hands-On Service
  • Kingdom Partnership

Employee Profile:

  • Acceptance of and agreement with the Bay Area Church Statement of Faith and Standard of Conduct
  • A strong, clear Christian testimony
  • A lifestyle that displays an ongoing personal relationship with God and a commitment to serve Him daily
  • Be (or become) a committed and active member of Bay Area Church


Job Purpose: The Elementary Assistant Principal will assist the Elementary School Principal in the overall administration of the instructional program and campus-level operations. The Elementary Assistant Principal will also help coordinate assigned student activities and services as well as other administrative functions within the scope of supervision.

Major Responsibilities:
Assists in overseeing, governing, supervising, and managing the day-to-day operations of the elementary school as a functioning component of the whole school

  • Be present on campus and ready to begin working no later than 7:20 am on school days
  • Maintain active presence on campus until 4:00 pm, or until all school matters that require administrative attention from the Elementary Assistant Principal are complete
  • Attend academic, arts, and sports events as needed to support the ministry of the school
  • Ensure the school schedule is maintained and followed by faculty, staff, and parents
  • Exercise awareness daily for campus safety and professionalism: human interaction, facility safety, needed improvements, etc.
  • Uphold, troubleshoot, and implement school policies to/with all stakeholders, including academic, conduct, and attendance standards
  • Effectively delegate manageable duties to those within the organization: enlist, equip, and empower
  • Exercise internal controls regarding purchases, substitutes, and time-off requests for employees within your scope of management
  • Collaboratively work with teachers, lead teachers, Department Chairs, Director of Curriculum & Instruction, and other administrators regarding schedules, planning, testing, programming, budgeting, and calendaring
  • Assist with student drop-off and pick-up as part of mandatory morning and after-school duties daily
  • Attend field trips as needed and assist with the planning process
  • Assist the Guidance Counselor and Director of Curriculum & Instruction with preparations pertaining to standardized testing for elementary students
  • Ensure that effective means of evaluation and improvement are maintained:
  • Formally evaluate those within your scope of management: clerical support - once annually; teachers - determined by formal growth plan
  • Identify, promote, and record professional development for those within your scope of management
  • Identify, promote, and record opportunities for school improvement in the following areas: Academic performance (GPA/test scores), facility improvements, policy implementation, and spiritual growth
  • Assist the Elementary Principal in interviewing, selecting, and orienting new staff members and students
  • Supervise campus operations in the Elementary Principals absence
  • Assist with campus safety inspections and safety-drill activities
  • Implement effective policy-driven decision making
  • Ensure that students are properly supervised throughout the school day
  • Conduct conference meetings with parents, students, and faculty, as directed by Elementary Principal
  • Account for the accuracy, verification, and confidentiality of all student program data and reporting

Promotes and supports the mission and vision of the school to all stakeholders

  • Promote collaboration with all stakeholders in order to foster the following:
    • Strong professional development (teaching strategies, curriculum choices, and school planning)
    • Elementary staff meetings
    • Conflict resolution and problem prevention/solution
    • Calendar awareness
  • Communicate to all relevant stakeholders as needed through the appropriate medium, such as phone calls, emails, letters, social media posts, FACTS system, and the school website
  • Meet weekly with supervisor to provide a clear picture of elementary progress and needs
  • Meet with Head of School as needed
  • Manage family partnerships: conduct student interviews, conduct and evaluate entrance assessments, document and communicate re-enrollment discussions and decisions
  • Document student and employee discipline problems, frequency, and the resulting consequences while keeping only the necessary and appropriate faculty, staff, administrators, students, and family members informed
  • Work with church and school staff to ensure weekly chapels and spiritual emphasis weeks are planned and executed successfully
  • Proactively work to ensure that school functions run smoothly
  • Speak publicly at functions inside and outside the school day
  • Promote the spiritual, academic, social, and physical well-being and growth of the ministry at all times

Seeks to provide the best possible experience for students at Bay Area Christian School

  • Foster a positive school climate within the elementary division by communicating expectations, enforcing discipline effectively, ensuring students are prepared for success at the next level, and celebrating successes
  • Attain professional development CEUs in accordance with school policy
  • Administer supervisory care for students, families, faculty, and staff in accordance with Biblical principles and the schools value of partnership

Demonstrates Biblical leadership

  • Consistent attendance of Bay Area Church worship services and active church involvement is expected
  • Exemplify evidence of Christian character as a model to students, families, faculty, staff, and those outside of our organization at all times
  • Influence the spiritual path for students in curriculum
  • Spiritually mentor students, faculty, and parents
  • Identify and encourage instances of Biblical integration in classroom observations and the demonstration of Christian values



  • Masters degree required, preferably in education
  • Minimum of three years experience as a classroom teacher, preferably in elementary
  • Willingness to obtain a CDL (commercial drivers license) within six months of hire date preferred

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • High level of personal integrity, strict confidentiality, a collaborative leadership style, and high ethical and Biblical standards
  • Establishes and maintains professional and cooperative working relationships with all stakeholders, including but not limited to students, parents, faculty, staff, and volunteers
  • Productive; consistently meets deadlines, schedules, and assignments
  • Conscientious, thorough, efficient, and neat; plans and organizes work; careful in use of equipment and materials
  • Self-starter needing little supervision; creative and resourceful, who seeks to develop skills and follows instructions
  • Makes wise and appropriate work-related decisions while learning quickly
  • Adjusts to change; maintains performance under pressure; must be able to maintain emotional control under stress
  • Courteous, tactful, cooperative, kind, and helpful demeanor in all circumstances
  • Faithful in being present on the job and consistently following the work schedule established by supervisor and school policies
  • Effectively plans the work of others; establishes priorities and procedures; sets and meets goals; identifies and addresses obstacles
  • Guides and motivates a group or individual toward task completion while promoting teamwork and providing a good example for employees to follow
  • Recognizes and develops abilities and skills of subordinate(s) in order to meet departmental and institutional objectives
  • Counsels, coaches, trains, and evaluates subordinate(s) equitably and promptly
  • Effectively delegates authority and responsibility when appropriate
  • Identifies problems and secures relevant information for solving problems, continuously evaluating alternatives and seeking creative solutions to achieve the most beneficial outcomes for both the involved parties and the organization as a whole
  • Seeks ideas of others and makes a conscious effort to involve groups and individuals in the decision-making process when weighing actions in advance, while ensuring decisions are made within the appropriate time frame
  • Expresses ideas and thoughts in a clear and concise manner to individuals and to groups through both verbal and written communications
  • Ability to forecast and maintain budgetary projections; wisely uses and approves expenditures

Physical Requirements:

  • 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull lift, finger objects, grasp objects, feel objects, talk, and hear. This position requires medium work, which includes exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly.
  • This position requires the employee to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes. This position requires the employee to both be subject to both outside and inside environmental conditions, as well as being subject to noise, vibration, hazards and atmospheric conditions.
  • Work will require frequent prolonged and irregular hours including some evening and weekend responsibilities. Travel may be required to attend training, meetings, field trips, conferences, and other school-related events.

(Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.)

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