K-12 Assistant Principal

Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Ellsworth Community School
Position Details: 


Vacancy Notice - The following position is posted for the 2017/18 school year:

K-12 Assistant Principal


  1. Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate.
  2. Minimum of five years successful teaching and/or administrative experience.
  3. Masters Degree in Educational Leadership or related field
  4. Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and Local laws, policies, rules and regulations as it relates to school administration.
  5. Knowledge of organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of school programs, policies and operational needs.
  6. Strong strategic visioning skills.
  7. Strong conflict resolution skills.
  8. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. State of Michigan Administrative Certificate


The K-12 Assistant Principal shall be appointed upon the recommendation of the Superintendent by a majority vote of the Board of Education.  The term of each appointment shall not exceed two (2) years.  He/she shall not have a tenure position.  Contract term to be 220 days.


Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Starting Date

No later than August 21, 2017

Interested applicants must apply in writing to:

Aaron Gaffney, Superintendent

9467 Park Street

Ellsworth, Michigan 49729

Phone:  (231) 588-2544

Fax:  (231) 588-6183

e-mail:  agaffney@ellsworth.k12.mi.us

Deadline:  Open until filled

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaboratively develop and implement a school discipline plan that contains clear expectations, a system of positive reinforcement, and sequential, consistent, progressive consequences
  • Analyze and utilize student discipline data to ensure effectiveness of behavioral interventions.
  • Develop and maintain procedures to improve and enforce student attendance
  • Compile, disaggregate, and disseminate student discipline and attendance data as requested by the Superintendent
  • Assist in shaping a school culture conducive to continuous improvement for students and staff
  • Foster, recognize, and support ethnic, cultural, gender, economic and human diversity throughout the school community, while striving to provide fair and equitable treatment and consideration for all
  • Work with teachers and other staff to create a caring and nurturing K-12 educational environment
  • Assist in maintaining a safe and orderly school environment
  • Develop an atmosphere of trust, respect, interest and enthusiasm within the school
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with parents and acts as a problem solver when concerns arise
  • Actively participate in the deliberations and classification of educationally disabled students and assists in the planning of Individual Development Programs
  • Assist in coordinating referrals to agencies that may serve the special needs of pupils
  • Keeps abreast of new technologies and innovative techniques to ensure school is up to date and keeps relevant
  • Ensure a positive internal and external appearance of the building in partnership with teachers, parents, students, custodians and other staff
  • Participate in activities to enhance personnel and professional development, including District leadership development opportunities.
  • Assist with the identification of staff training needs to ensure effective school improvement program.
  • Assist in preparing emergency procedures and communicates them to students, teachers, and staff.
  • Assist the Superintendent when directed in recruitment and recommendation of all candidates for employment
  • Assist Athletic Director as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent


The Ellsworth Community School Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic, (collectively, "Protected Classes") in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. The following person is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies of the District or to address any complaint of discrimination: Superintendent, 9467 Park Street, Ellsworth, Michigan, 49729; (231) 588-2544.