High School Assistant Principal Athletic Director

Thursday, April 26, 2018
Grosse Pointe Public School System
Position Details: 

JOB TITLE: High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

JOB SUMMARY: The High School Assistant Principal/Athletic Director reports to the Principal and is responsible for providing assistance to the Principal in the administration of the total school program in general and athletic program specifically.


  • Assist with the articulation of the vision for 21st Century Teaching and Learning at Grosse Pointe South High School.
  • Assist in the supervision of the daily operation of the building.
  • Provide a variety of instructional leadership functions.
  • Serve as a primary evaluator for teachers.
  • Assist the principal in supervision of instruction.
  • Assist the principal in curriculum development and improvement.
  • Administer a program of student discipline.
  • Assist with in-service programs.
  • Serve on various committees and organizations as assigned.
  • Develop and articulate in partnership with parents and staff the athletic program for Grosse Pointe South High School
  • Assist with team leadership.
  • Schedule facilities and fields for after-school activities.
  • Serve as the primary evaluator for all coaches.


  • Supervise the guidance staff in the development and implementation of the advisor/advisee programs.
  • Coordinate school-wide enrichment activities, assemblies, and pep rallies.
  • Chair building committees as assigned by the principal.
  • Facilitate the vertical articulation of curriculum and team functions.

QUALIFICATIONS: The candidate selected for this assignment will be the one who offers the best combination of qualities in accordance with the following standards and requirements:
1. Master's degree preferred. Training should include areas of school administration, supervision, and curriculum.
2. Candidate shall demonstrate a commitment to being a life long learner and dedication to professional growth and career development.
3. A minimum of five years' teaching and/or administrative experience and substantial experience in a variety of leadership roles is preferred.
4. The candidate must have strong instructional leadership background with extensive experience in instructional roles.  As an instructional leader in the high school setting the selected candidate must be able to identify outstanding instruction, support teachers as they refine their craft as teachers and have critical instructional conversations with teachers.
5. The selected candidate must have a strong knowledge of high school athletics as evidenced by: 

  • Successful varsity coaching experience preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of all interscholastic athletic programs
  • Ability to recruit, select, motivate, and evaluate quality athletic coaches
  • Knowledge of MHSAA policies and regulations

6. Evidence of the candidate's ability to provide quality leadership must be demonstrated through:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A conceptual understanding of human growth and development, learning theories and teaching methodologies.
  • Skill and sensitivity in working with all members of the school community.
  • Ability to plan, organize and execute the full range of administrative tasks associated with the operation of a comprehensive middle school.
  • Skill in creating a positive, open, enthusiastic and well-organized teaching and learning environment.
  • Skill in fostering the continued growth of staff members.
  • A commitment to community education concepts and
  • A clear understanding of the importance of creating an athletic program that is centered on the development of outstanding student athletes.

7.  Candidates must possess a Michigan teaching certificate and be eligible for administrative certification in the State of Michigan.

(Please note that the interviewing committee and/or the superintendent have the right to further define qualifications.)


  • Ability to stand and walk over 60% of the work day in order to supervise students during change of classes and during lunch periods, walk between classrooms to observe instruction and rotate throughout the school complex on a regular basis.
  • Ability to sit up to 40% of the day in meetings, and to sit/stand several times in short periods of time while moving between classroom and sitting for short intervals of instructional observation.
  • Ability to walk up and down stairs throughout the day, and walk up/down bleachers or other stepped surfaces while supervising students or extracurricular events.
  • Must be able to work up to 12 hours in a day, which include the full school day and then during after school extra-curricular activities where administrative supervision and involvement is required.

Starting date: August 1, 2018
Work year: 11 months
Compensation: in accordance with Grosse Pointe Administrators Association Master Agreement

 Visit our website at www.gpschools.org and complete the online application to initiate the application process. Please electronically attach or send the following materials:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Credential File (or 3 letters of recommendation)
  • A copy of your transcripts


Addressed To:

M. Jon Dean,
Deputy Superintendent for Educational Services
Grosse Pointe Public School System
389 St. Clair
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230

Applications will be accepted until the position closing deadline of April 30  at 4:00 PM.
Screener interviews will begin May 7, 2018 with a recommendation for hire to the Board scheduled for May 21, 2018.
The successful candidate must meet the State standard for a clear criminal history and provide mandated fingerprint clearance.