Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Technical High School Assistant Principal

Recruitment #210706-9192VA-001

Introduction

Are you an educational professional looking for a great opportunity to advance your career and help support 
the Connecticut Educational System? Apply Today!!!

The Connecticut Technical Education and Career System (CTECS) invites applicants to apply for a full-time first shift Assistant Principal position located at Bullard Havens Technical School in Bridgeport, CT. In a high school environment, the incumbent will be responsible for performing a full range of administrative duties as assigned by the School Principal. This is a year-round, Monday-Friday position.

The MISSION of the Connecticut Technical Education and Career System is to provide a world-class, unique and rigorous learning environment for high school students and adult learners that:
• Ensures both student academic success and career technical education mastery, as well as promotes enthusiasm for lifelong learning.
• Prepares students for post-secondary education, including apprenticeships and immediate productive employment.
• Engages regional, state, national and international employers and industries in a vibrant collaboration to respond to current, emerging and changing global workforce needs and expectations.
• Pursues and participates in global partnerships that provide CTECS students with international exposure and experience.

We offer a competitive benefits package, health care, leave policies, retirement plan, and more! We also encourage a healthy work-life balance to all employees!

Selection Plan

Please ensure your JobAps application is complete prior to submission.  You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the closing date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete, or inaccurate application may not be considered for this employment opportunity.

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s).  These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.

Due to the volume of applications anticipated, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process.  Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meet the preferred requirements of the position.

Any questions regarding this recruitment may be directed to Uma Arun at uma.arun@ct.gov

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Education, Connecticut Technical Education and Career System, this class is accountable for assisting with directing the operation of a Technical High School or for administrative duties in the System’s central office.

GUIDELINES FOR JOB CLASS USE

This is an administrative professional level class responsible for supervising education professional, paraprofessional, maintenance, security or other support staff in a Technical Education and Career System High School or the System’s central office.

1. Assists the Principal with development and implementation of school improvement plans, student assessment initiatives, evaluation of certified and non-certified staff, classroom observations, oversight of student schedules, student discipline, other school-related functions.

2. Oversees and leads education administrative functions over major program areas in the System’s central office.

3. This class is not intended for administration of an operational bureau such as Information Technology, Human Resources, Fiscal, Equal Employment, Communications and other related administrative functions.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

Supervises instructional staff and operational staff of a school or staff in the System’s central office as deemed by the Superintendent.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Technical High School:  Assists with staff activities and oversight of all related school functions; assists in the development of a comprehensive long and short term goals and objectives which support educational initiatives and Board and System mission; makes recommendations to assist with system policy, program priorities, funding, legislation and regulation; develops or assists in the development of school or system educational programs; administers pertinent laws within assigned school or system central office; leads the school-wide scheduling team in order to develop efficient and student centered schedules and assists in the implementation of the computerized student information system; oversees the student assessment process including collecting and analyzing student data to ensure student achievement over time; assists with controls of fiscal operations within school by determining priority of expenditures of financial and related resources; supervises and evaluates instructional and operational staff; assists the school system with the selection of appropriate textbooks, teacher guides and other instructional materials and equipment; provides support to teachers in their classrooms through coaching, modeling and mentoring; responds to inquiries from the public concerning education initiatives and programs; responsible for programs assigned and activities; may act as an Executive Coach to oversee professional development within the class, including growing district leadership capacity and developing district-wide succession planning by providing non-evaluative support for beginning and developing incumbents within the job class; may represent school and agency in related activities as required; performs related duties and special assignments as required by the Principal, Assistant Superintendent and/or Superintendent of Schools.

Connecticut Technical Education and Career Central Office:  Oversees and leads education administrative programs as assigned by the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent; supervises and evaluates central office staff as appropriate; oversees and provides support to the schools in the administration of programs in the Technical and Career High Schools; participates in the recruitment process; may represent the agency in related activities as required; performs related duties and special assignments as required by the Principal, Assistant Superintendent and/or Superintendent of Schools.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of the philosophy and methods of education, with emphasis on educational administration and management; considerable knowledge of the objectives and purposes of educational programs; considerable knowledge of supervision/evaluation methods; considerable knowledge of public school administration; knowledge of the principles and techniques of budgetary preparation and fiscal management; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable written and oral skills; considerable ability to understand and apply relevant state and federal laws, statutes and regulations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

A Master’s Degree and at least five (5) years of teaching experience and two (2) years of education leadership/supervisory experience. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in Title I, including evidence of formulating ideas for appropriate programming;
  • Experience in staff evaluation methods, including leading activities to provide colleague to colleague feedback; 
  • Knowledge with school reform initiatives, including evidence of leading staff in the initiatives; using differentiated instruction, tiered interventions, and/or SRBI approaches to monitor student progress.; 
  • Experience in using technology to support instruction, special education programming and programming for English Language Learners;                                                     
  • Experience in building relationships with students, parents, staff, district office, business/industry and the community at large;                                       
  • Experience utilizing student data to improve student performance, school performance and instruction;
  • Experience working with adolescent population in an urban setting and using research-based strategies to support this population;
  • Experience creating a school schedule that is incorporated into a high school master schedule with the ability to prioritize student and school needs;                                                                          
  • Experience in implementing and providing leadership in Marzano instructional strategies;
  • Knowledge of the Danielson Rubric and coaching teachers to improve or impact instruction using this rubric;
  • Experience working as Department Head or Administrative classification in an Academic Institution;

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must hold an Intermediate Administration and Supervisor Certificate (Endorsement 092) issued by the State Board of Education.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

EFFECTIVE DATE

07/01/2020






The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.