School Administrator Job Description

A school administrator is a person who oversees the operation of public and/or private schools.

School administrators may oversee large school districts, smaller school districts, private schools, or schools with religious affiliations.

The functions and duties of a school administrator may vary according to the size of the school district or school.

In smaller school districts, administrators may focus mainly on running the school, while in large school districts, school superintendents oversee much larger operations.

School administrators may oversee budgetary issues, hiring and firing of teachers, setting graduation requirements, and meeting federal education standards.

The education level of school administrators may also vary.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a School Administrator to oversee the daily operations of the school. The administrator will be responsible for the safety and well-being of the students and staff. The administrator will also be responsible for the budget and for ensuring that the school runs smoothly.

School Administrator Duties:

  • Design, implement, and monitor school programs that promote student success
  • Work with stakeholders to participate in program development and review
  • Advise staff of school policies and procedures
  • Maintain relationships with staff and parents
  • Supervise operations of school
  • Oversee curriculum development, assessment, and evaluation
  • Recruit, select, train, and evaluate teachers
  • Enforce school policies
  • Promote a positive school climate and culture
  • Stay abreast of educational trends and grant opportunities
  • Maintain budget
  • Other duties as assigned

School Administrator Responsibilities:

  • Manage the operation of one or more schools with overall responsibility for student, teacher, and program outcomes
  • Oversee curriculum development, personnel recruitment and development, financial planning, program evaluation, and grant writing
  • Develop professional working relationships with other educational professionals
  • Successfully manage administrative resources, such as personnel, space, and technology
  • Identify and implement improvements to program effectiveness, student achievement, and program sustainability
  • Assist in program development, such as those related to curriculum, technology, instruction, assessment, and student support
  • Guide and support school leaders, staff, parents, and students in applying educational principles and practices to their own lives and to their community
  • Promote the school's mission and vision in daily interactions
  • Review performance data, instructional materials, instruction, and student performance
  • Serve as an advocate for the school with parents, government officials,

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, business administration, or a related field
  • 5+ years’ proven experience in a management role
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Knowledge of ESE and IEP recommendations and practices
  • Knowledge of school policies and procedures
  • Ability to work collaboratively

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to success. We are committed to building a team that reflects a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We strongly encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.