Alternative Ed Principal

Friday, June 15, 2018
Jackson Public Schools
Position Details: 

Interested candidates should fill out an online application and apply for the job at no later than June 15, 2018.



Purpose Statement: 

Honor the mission of the District and the school. To provide educational direction, leadership and support to programs which provide an opportunity for At-Risk middle school students and older alternative education students to earn credits to complete high school.


Essential Duties And Responsibilities:   (May not include all tasks employee may be expected to perform.)

  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate the Alternative Education professional and support staff.
  • Prepares and manages the budgets for all general education curriculum in the Alternative Education Departments.
  • Collaborate with building support staff for the classification and promotion of all students.
  • Direct and supervise the building instructional program for general education (including virtual/online learning), special education, vocational education and pilot programs.
  • Oversee the purchase of all instructional materials and resources.

·Develop and promote Alternative Education through a variety of approved media.

·Provide for the staff development and training for classroom teachers and applicable staff.

·Maintain records and prepare data for compliance of local and/or state reporting.

·Oversee and collaborate with school staff for the registration and orientation of the Alternative Education students.

·Maintain adequate student accounting records.

  • Oversee and authenticate the preparation of all district, state, and federal reports.
  • Determine the certification and fulfillment of graduation requirements by all Alternative Education students.
  • Assign and make appropriate recommendations for staffing and program improvements.
  • Serve as the Chief Examiner in the operation of the GED Testing Center. Certify all test results and applications for Michigan Department of Education Certificate for High School Equivalency.
  • Meet and work cooperatively with community agencies/organizations to identify additional educational, training needs, resources for student populations, and other common interests.
  • Apply policies of the Board of Education as they relate to the operation of the Alternative Education programs.
  • Perform duties as assigned by the Superintendent or his/her designee.

Qualification Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be qualified to perform essential duties. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Highly trained in the supervision and evaluation of the Alternative Education staff.
  • Possess knowledge of instructional strategies that relates to effective classroom teaching.
  • Have an extensive background in curriculum of Alternative Education.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to promote harmonious relationships with students, parents, staff and administrators.


Education And/Or Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership or Secondary Level Administration.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years administrative experience in working with Adult and Alternative Education students.
  • A minimum of two years’ teaching experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations (if applicable): 

  • Administrative certificate.
  • Meet any state Certification requirements.


Desired Attributes:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Effective mediation and conflict resolution skills.
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills.
  • Expert customer service skills.


Physical Requirements (if applicable):  The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • The physical ability to intervene and restrain students during physical confrontations and conflict.
  • Work in an office environment sitting at a desk, walking and movement.
  • Extensive standing, walking, and movement required to monitor hall and participate in student activities.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise the Alternative Education staff both at Fourth Street Learning Center and T.A. Wilson.