Job Title: Principal, Adult Education/Vocational Center

Reports to:Assistant Superintendent for Administration
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A


Job Code:Varies
Salary Schedule:MGT10


To provide the leadership and vision necessary to create an atmosphere conducive to student learning at the highest possible level appropriate to age group, and to assume responsibility for all aspects of the school’s operation.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.

Technical/Professional Knowledge

  1. Establish, implement, and assess the instructional program at the assigned school
  2. Interview and select qualified personnel to be recommended for employment.
  3. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct performance appraisals, and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.
  4. Implement and administer negotiated employee contracts at the school site.
  5. Coordinate the school food service program requirements.
  6. Implement School Board policy, state statutes, and federal regulations as they pertain to the assigned school.
  7. Establish guidelines and policies that ensure a safe and orderly environment.
  8. Supervise counseling services at the school.


  1. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with parents, students, teachers, and the community.
  2. Communicate, through proper channels, to keep the Superintendent informed of impending problems or events of unusual nature.
  3. Maintain visibility and accessibility on the school campus.
  4. Attend school-related activities and events.

Critical Thinking

  1. Provide an instructional program which meets local community, business, and industry needs.
  2. Use current research, performance data, and feedback from students, teachers, parents, and community to make decisions related to improvement of instruction and student performance.
  3. Provide leadership in the school improvement process and the implementation of the School’s Continuous Improvement Plan.
  4. Identify and appoint members to serve on school/program advisory and craft committees.
  5. Access, analyze, interpret, and use data in decision-making.
  6. Use technology effectively.

Proactive Orientation

  1. Assist students in accessing support services.
  2. Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the District.
  3. Be proactive in recognizing and solving school problems.
  4. Anticipate future problems as activities are planned.
  5. Initiate programs and organize resources to carry out the Center’s Continuous Improvement Plan.


  1. Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals and groups to task accomplishment.
  2. Adjust strategies to accommodate unexpected situations.
  3. Understand and utilize collaborative planning strategies.
  4. Involve others in choosing course of action.
  5. Facilitate problem-solving by groups and individuals.

Continuous Improvement

  1. Manage and administer personnel development through training, in-service and other developmental activities.
  2. Provide training opportunities and feedback to personnel at the assigned school.
  3. Participate in District management meetings and other meetings and activities appropriate for professional development.
  4. Maintain and model high standards of professional conduct.
  5. Set high goals and standards for self, others, and organization.
  6. Provide recognition and celebration for students, staff, and school accomplishments.
  7. Keep abreast of trends and best practices in adult and technical education.

Constancy of Purpose

  1. Align school initiatives with District, state, and school goals.
  2. Articulate the school mission and curriculum to area schools and adult population.
  3. Develop positive school/community relations and serve as liaison between the school and community.
  4. Participate in developing the District strategic plan, District school calendar, District staffing plan, and manpower plans. Manage and administer school functions relating to these items.
  5. Serve as a member of the Superintendent’s District-wide management team at the Superintendent’s request.
  6. Demonstrate commitment to the vision, mission, goals and priorities of the District.
  7. Establish a vision and mission for the school in collaboration with stakeholders.
  8. Serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  9. Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.


  1. Ensure that the school is in compliance with policies and procedures of accrediting agencies and licensure boards.
  2. Establish and coordinate procedures for student, teacher, business, and community evaluation of curriculum.
  3. Assign and supervise school personnel for special projects for the enhancement of the school.
  4. Establish the job assignments for all school-site personnel and assess performance.
  5. Manage the operation and all activities and functions which occur at the assigned school.
  6. Develop long- and short-range facility needs at the assigned school.
  7. Coordinate facility and support service requirements.
  8. Coordinate plant safety and facility inspections at the assigned school.
  9. Coordinate all maintenance functions at the assigned school.
  10. Coordinate and supervise transportation services at the assigned school.
  11. Manage and supervise the school’s financial resources, including the preparation and disbursement of the school’s budget and internal accounts.
  12. Manage student accounting at the assigned school as it relates to F.E.F.P. funding and future planning.
  13. Direct the establishment of adequate property inventory records and ensure the security of school property.
  14. Supervise and monitor the accurate and timely completion of data collection and reporting requirements.
  15. Delegate responsibilities to appropriate staff members.


  1. Establish procedures to be used in the event of school crisis and/or civil disobedience and provide leadership in the event of such happenings.
  2. Make difficult personnel decisions when necessary, including dealing with ineffective teacher or staff performance.
  3. Serve as final arbitrator for difficult problems.
  4. Act quickly to stop possible breaches of safety, ineffective procedures, or interference with school operations.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Positive interpersonal skills
  • Skill to motivate students and teachers
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral). Computer skills
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage time well
  • Good listening skills
  • Ability to manage large groups, including appropriate means of crowd control
  • High level of stamina
  • Demonstrated proactive orientation
  • Knowledge of curriculum
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations and codes affecting school management
  • Knowledge of public relation techniques and strategies
  • Knowledge of test analyses and the application of analyses relation techniques and strategies
  • Knowledge of test analyses and the application of analyses to curriculum development
  • Ability to prepare and manage the school’s budget and allocated resources
  • Ability to meet extended responsibilities and the regular school day
  • Ability to access all areas of the school and grounds


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited educational institution
  • Minimum of two years administrative experience


  • Certification as School Principal or Professional School Principal




All School-based Personnel


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force as needed to move objects.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Principal, Adult Education/Vocational Center;   EST: October 5, 2004;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: October 5, 2004