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High School Associate Principal/Athletic Director

Company: Cedar Rapids Community School District
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Position Type:
Administration/Assistant Principal

Date Posted:

Kennedy High School

Date Available:
The Activities Director provides administrative direction and oversight for all athletics staff, programs, facilities. The director is responsible for ensuring compliance with all federal, state, divisional and athletics regulations, administering departmental funds and accounts in a fiscally responsible manner and sustaining a culture of sportsmanship, professionalism and respect at all levels.

Salary: $136,445.00


  • Assist in leading the school learning organization by creating a climate and culture conducive to continuous improvement of student achievement and social, emotional, and behavioral development.
  • Establishes and fosters positive school/community relationships, and clearly communicates core values.
  • Takes responsibility and leadership for school Pep Assemblies and Student Activities Celebrations.
  • Incorporates ethical principles in all decision-making processes, and treats all members of the school community with fairness, equity, dignity and respect.
  • Effectively communicates, uses consensus building and conflict resolution techniques, and problem solving skills
  • Establishes and conveys high expectations for him/her, all employees, students, and colleagues.
  • Positively impacts the performance of building employees through effective mentoring, supervision, and evaluation.
  • Participates in instructional decision-making, and ensures the differentiation of instructional strategies, materials, and content to engage all students in learning.
  • Prepares and supervises the preparation of reports, records, tests, and all other paperwork required or appropriate to the schools' administration.
  • Prepares, submits and implements ethically, accurately, and efficiently the school budget and accounts.
  • Works with appropriate district personnel in the effective and efficient operation of the school plant, transportation, and accounting functions.
  • Recruit, interview, recommend for hire, highly qualified coaches, faculty and staff; and works with appropriate district administrators in the selection and assignment of building personnel.
  • Maintains a safe learning and working environment, and responds to emergencies according to protocol.
  • Counsels students who display academic and behavioral difficulties, and addresses the needs of a diverse student and school community.
  • Manages student co-curricular and social activities
  • Maintains current knowledge of developments and best practices in 9th - 12th grade education.
  • Provides leadership in supporting groups such as Booster Club, school-business partnerships, community agencies, etc.
  • Performs duties to implement all aspects of a successful co-curricular program.
  • Administers eligibility requirements for competitive activities.
  • Supervises the preparation and dissemination of publicity about student activities.
  • Coordinates the scheduling of school facilities, including evening and weekend use.
  • Makes necessary arrangements for educational field trips and interscholastic activity travel.
  • Coordinates programming and provides assistance to the activities directors of feeder middle schools.
  • Mentor, supervise, and evaluate secondary activities personnel and their programs.
  • Organizes and manages details in an orderly and thorough manner.
  • Ability to take initiative and inspire others.
  • Participates in all Activities Council, State Association, MVC and CRANDIC organizational meetings.
  • Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis including evenings and weekends as required by the district. ESSENTIAL SKILLS/APTITUDES ---
    • Provides active communication and positive relationships with all stakeholders including students, parents, staff, administrators, and community members.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficiency in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and related communication skills, including proofreading, editing, and creating original documents.
    • Ability to work independently without supervision and as a team member.
    • Ability to work under pressure with frequent interruptions, problem solve independently and with others, and take initiative.
    • Must be comfortable with the operation of technical and electrical systems (including, but not limited to, scoreboards, sound systems, web-based software systems) required to host athletic and fine art events. This would involve a comfort level in troubleshooting situations before or during events.
    • Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis.
    • Ability to organize, prioritizes, and assumes responsibility.
    • Capable of representing the District in a professional manner, which includes but is not limited to confidentiality, collegiality, and the ability to obtain and utilize additional training, if necessary.
    • Aptitude for detail.
    • Must be able to successfully use, maintain, and manipulate Google Drive/Workspace
    • Frequent nights and week-end work and in-season travel required

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


      Masters of Educational Administration and certification as an Iowa 5-12 (Secondary) principal and evaluator approval licensure required.


      Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and implement ideas contained in technical documents, reports, regulations, etc. Ability to effectively write reports and communications to administrators, colleagues, parents, students and staff. Ability to effectively present information orally and respond to questions from administrators, teachers, staff and students.


      Ability to perform basic mathematical functions. Ability to use spreadsheets and reporting documents that assist with the computation of data.


      Ability to solve problems effectively. Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.


      Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, colleagues, community members, staff and students. Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


      The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; and talk and hear. The employee will frequently use hands and fingers to type/word process, file documents, manipulate papers, and use a copying machine. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 -24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk while performing the duties of this job. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 - 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as office materials, desks, chairs, and boxes. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.


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

      The noise level in the work environment is often quiet but may become loud in large group settings. The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that will require the employee arrive and leave as directed and may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. workday. I think the 'occasionally' needs to be omitted. 'The candidate will be expected to work in both indoor and outdoor environments, depending on the season and the nature of the activity or event.'


      The Cedar Rapids Community School district is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

      Federal law obligates an employer to provide reasonable accommodation for the known disabilities of applicants, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer. If you or someone you know requires accommodation in the hiring process, contact the Executive Director of Human Resources at 319-558-2747.

Keywords: Cedar Rapids Community School District, Cedar Rapids , High School Associate Principal/Athletic Director, Executive , Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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