Assistant Elementary Principal

Joplin Schools

Position:          Assistant Elementary Principal


Term:              Full-time/10 Months


Classification:   Certified/Exempt


Location:         Dover Hill Elementary   


Qualifications:  Valid Missouri certification in School Administration, required; Master’s degree or higher in Educational                                   Administration, required.


Supervisory: Yes


Reports to: Principal



General Expectations:

  • Supports the mission of Joplin Schools.
  • Supports the value of education.
  • Become familiar with, enforce, and follow all applicable Board policies and regulations, administrative procedures, other directions given by district administrators and supervisors, and state and federal laws.
  • Properly supervise students at all times, if applicable to essential job functions.
  • Obey all safety rules, including rules protecting the safety and welfare of students.
  • Care for, properly use, and protect school property.
  • Maintain courteous and professional relationships with students, parents/guardians, other district employees and the public.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors, department staff, all members of the school district, and community as required. 
  • Provides excellence in customer service both internally and externally.
  • Complies with privacy rights and safeguards confidential and/or sensitive information pertaining to staff and students.
  • Reacts to change productively and receive and transmit constructive criticism as it relates to job duties.
  • Actively participate in professional development and obtain skills and information necessary to effectively perform job duties.
  • Conduct all official business in a professional and timely manner, utilizing district technology resources.
  • Arrive to work and leave work at the time specified by supervisors and attend all required meetings pertinent to the position.
  • Maintains accurate records and filing systems for accountability and audit purposes as required by law and Board policy.
  • Solve practical problems utilizing math functions as needed to complete job duties. 
  • Read and interpret documents such as work orders, safety rules, and handbooks and apply to job duties.


Essential Functions:

  • Observes, mentors and evaluates assigned personnel for the purpose of ensuring that standards are achieved and performance is maximized.
  • Facilitates meetings, processes, daily operational functions, etc. (e.g. appropriate building supervision, discipline, PLC’s, etc.) for the purpose of meeting curriculum guidelines and/or ensuring that state mandates are achieved.
  • Assists with the creation of the professional development plan for the building and monitor curriculum development for the purpose of enhancing excellence equality and equity for staff and students.
  • Supervises students and intervenes in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students for the purpose of assisting students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.
  • Coordinates and oversee student organizations and activities for the purpose of enchaining excellence, equality and equity for staff and students.
  • Manages a variety of school administrative functions (e.g. student disciplinary policy, school schedule, student handbook, etc.) for the purpose of enforcing school, district and state policy and maintaining safety and efficiency of school operations.
  • Performs other related duties as needed and assigned (e.g. set up for activities such as sporting events, assemblies, plays, and musicals; assists in selection, assignment, induction and evaluation of all assigned personnel; bus duty; lunch duty; supervision of extracurricular activities and school events, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective function of the work unit event in the absence of the principal.
  • Represents the school within the community for the purpose of maintain ongoing community support and educational goals and/or assisting with issues related to school environment.
  • Organizes and supervises summer school program within the building for the purpose of enhancing excellence and academic growth of students.
  • Implements policies, procedures and/or processes (e.g. providing leadership to initiate, facilitate and sustain the process of the shifting focus from teaching to learning, etc.) for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
  • Supports principal for the purpose of providing assistance with administrative functions.
  • Carry out all other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand or sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. The employee must be able to lift 25 pounds.



Regular and consistent attendance is an essential function of this position.  


The work conditions and environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Conditions and Environment

The individual who holds this position will regularly work in a school environment that is noisy and active.  Occasionally the individual will be required to work outdoors for short periods of time to perform such tasks as loading and unloading students from district transportation and supervising recess.

Note:  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.