Shelby County Schools

  • 2018-19 Site Administrator – Alternative Schools- Part Time

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Location Name
    Alternative School
    Salary Min
    USD $30.21/Hr.
    # of Openings
    Hidden (8718)
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    Manages Project Graduation part-time site staff, project budget, and other administrative duties for the students enrolled in the program.  The position is responsible for directing all daily operations of the Project Graduation site location, ensuring adherence to District policies, regulations and goals.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Oversees the daily operations and administration of assigned Project Graduation high school site for at-risk students. Supervises the educational program at that site location. Establishes the process for recruiting, screening, selecting, placement and follow-up of at-risk students in the program.
    2. Supervises assigned site staff of part-time teachers and administrative staff. Collaborate with site location support staff for issues such as security.
    3. Conducts teacher, administrative staff and parent orientations. Ensures that all Project Graduation policies are effectively explained and implemented.
    4. Ensures program and policy adherence to organizational standards and legal regulations. Makes sure staff maintains appropriate records. Accurately prepares required reports in a timely manner. Keeps Manager of Project Graduation informed on events and activities of an unusual nature and on routine matters of accountability.
    5. Ensures that the facility and grounds are functional and that the policies and procedures designed to protect the safety and welfare of students and staff are correctly followed. Makes sure that teachers staff and students have access to necessary building facilities such as bathroom, copy room, and concessions area.
    6. Receives and responds to questions, concerns and complaints from teachers, parents/guardian and students. Maintains effective relationships with staff, students and parents.   Works to resolve administrative, instructional and behavioral problems, questions and concerns according to Tennessee law, district policy, and Project Graduation policies and procedures.
    7. Assists staff with student-related issues. Maintains high standards of student conduct which focuses on prevention, communication with parents and high expectations of students; enforces discipline as necessary, complying with due process and rights of students in a manner consistent with Tennessee law, district policy and Project Graduation policies and procedures.
    8. Serves as a substitute for teachers and administrative staff members when necessary.   Evaluates lesson plans.
    9. Maintains a system for textbook accountability at the assigned site.
    10. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.


    Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work or a closely related field plus a minimum of four (4) years of teaching or training experience, or any equivalent combination of education, training, and/or paid, exempt level directly relevant experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position for a total of eight (8) years.  Master degree in Education, Counseling, Social Work or closely related field preferred.  Five (5) years of progressive professional responsibility for management and administration of educational programs experience preferred.  Tennessee Administrative License required.  Counseling or Teaching License preferred.


    Degree Equivalency Formula

    Bachelor’s Degree = 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree = 6 years plus required years of experience.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Knowledge of current high school curriculum, instructional practices, and trends
    • Ability to manage budgets and finances
    • Ability to plan, supervise, and evaluate the work of instructional and support personnel
    • Outstanding leadership skills with the ability to manage people to deliver quality education to students within tight deadlines
    • Ability to manage daily tasks without losing sight of long-term goals
    • Ability to build high performing teams through recruitment, selection and professional development
    • Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, community, and the general public; and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
    • Strong analytic and problem solving skills with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand and analyze complex data.
    • Strong technical verbal and written skills. Ability to translate complex analysis into easy to understand language.
    • Skill in developing data-supported solutions using fact based logic.

    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers

    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.


    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.


    SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


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