Job Description

Job Number:2018-5824
Administrative Intern
Various Locations
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Regular
Start Time:
End Time:
Salary: $0.00 - $0.00
03/15/2019 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
Closing Date:
online application and upload required documents on or before this date.
Additional Information: Posting for the 2019-2020 school year.
Internal candidates: To apply, certified staff must be enrolled in a college or
university program & have completed a majority of course work prior to
internship, or have related experiences that could substitute for being earlier in
the coursework process; have at least two years certificated experience; have
demonstrated excellence as teachers or specialists the past two years
(documented on performance evaluations); & have demonstrated leadership
role(s) in current assignment.
External candidates: In addition, must have a strong desire to work in a
diverse urban/suburban environment & potential interest in a future leadership
position in Highline. It is recommended that any external candidates inform
Kimberly Kinzer (, in writing, of their
interest prior to submitting. Note: Interviews & placement for external
candidates will be based on system capacity, after internal candidates have
been considered.
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Building Administrators LEVEL: N/A

: Exempt

The incumbent in this role will intern with a current Principal, Program Manager, and/or Superintendent. All of the duties, responsibilities, and knowledge of/ability to sections of this job description are intended for the intern to receive exposure and hands-on experience from a practicing principal, program manager, and/or superintendent who is executing these functions in their daily work. More information can be found at the following website:

Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, and White Center in Washington State. In 2013, parents, students, community members, and staff at all levels of the district came together to develop a strategic plan that reflects our goals and dreams for our students. The plan was updated in 2018 to guide our work through 2023. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose. The strategic plan is centered on Our Promise. It includes five big goals for Highline students, supported by Our Foundation. * Equity. We will disrupt institutional biases and end inequitable practices so all students have an equal chance at success. * Instruction. We will reduce achievement and opportunity gaps by using culturally responsive, inclusive, standards-based instruction. * Relationships. We will know our students by name, strength and need and have open, two-way communication with students, families and community partners. * Support. We will increase student success by supporting their social-emotional and academic needs.

include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. A. Intern with a key administrator of a school and/or central office program: 1. Administer instructional programs, support and administrative services, and extra-curricular activities, including classroom teaching, office administration, special programs and services, maintenance, food service, volunteers and others. Select, train, organize, motivate, monitor and evaluate staff. 2. Administer the individual school and the general welfare of all pupils, teachers, and other school personnel and maintain proper staff relations with school officials. Share in planning and in actively supporting all approved District-wide activities. 3. Direct, supervise and evaluate the instructional and guidance programs of the school or schools under his/her supervision. 4. Maintain and apply current knowledge of all district services available and keep staff and parents apprised of same; support and utilize effectively such special programs, participate in evaluation of these services or programs, and recommend others as needed.

ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN 5. Work with teachers toward mutually understanding, developing and carrying out a sound educational program based upon and consistent with the educational goals, policies and regulations of the district. 6. Set aside a regular time for teachers’ meetings for discussion of methods of teaching, discipline and management, and for consideration of other plans for the improvement of the work of the school. B. Intern with an instructional leader in a school and/or program who will: 1. Supervise operation and care of buildings, grounds and other school property assigned to his/her care. 2. Administer within the school the approved regulations pertaining to business procedures, being accountable for all school materials and funds under the principal’s control. 3. Direct and evaluate the work of all assigned personnel. 4. Participate in the development of proposed board policies. 5. Participate in interpreting and executing board-adopted policies and approved regulations. 6. Responsible for the expenditure of student body funds and related revenue-providing activities. 7. Work cooperatively with other principals in coordinating the activities of the assigned school with that of other schools in the system. 8. Work with the Human Resources Department with regard to all personnel functions concerning building staff (i.e. personnel selections, transfers, resignations and retirements.) 9. Strive constantly to improve relationships between school and community through interpretation of school services to patrons. C. Intern with a mentor who will serve as facilitator of the school and/or District community interpersonal climate: 1. Responsible for accurate and complete student school records and return on scheduled dates all statistical and other administrative reports requested or approved by the superintendent or designee. 2. Take every precaution for the safety and welfare of the pupils. 3. Assist in interpreting and carrying out the policies of the Board of Directors regarding transportation of pupils. 4. Responsible for all co-curricular activities that take place in the name or under the auspices of the school. D. Intern with a school/building administrator in the following functions: 1. Evaluate all personnel under his/her supervision at least annually and assist subordinate supervisory personnel with the development of their specific objectives. 2. Develop objectives annually in compliance with board policy and administrative procedures. 3. Perform such other related duties and assume such other related responsibilities as may be assigned by the Area Administrator.


Two years of teaching/counseling experience REQUIRED LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS: N/A

Criminal background clearance Valid Washington State driver’s license and proof of insurance Certified proficient on Teachscape - Charlotte Danielson Instructional Frameworks within 90 days of hire Complete online FEMA course within 90 days of hire - web address follows Highline Public Schools Administrative Intern Page 2 of 4


Master’s degree in Educational Administration Washington State Teaching Certificate Bilingual in Spanish DEVELOPING

Supervising, selecting, training, motivating, monitoring and evaluating certificated and classified staff Providing leadership and guidance to staff and to educational programs Conflict management and problem resolution Budget planning, monitoring and administration Planning, organizing, prioritizing, scheduling and evaluating programs Current educational research and application Effective decision making Student behavior management and discipline Assessing educational/instructional/curricular effectiveness and recommending improvements Team building Conflict management and problem resolution Computer and related application programs School board policies and procedures DEVELOPING

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Operate a microcomputer and related software Demonstrate understanding of and experience with cultural competence Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations Organize activities, set priorities, and follow instructions Supervise, train, motivate, monitor and evaluate classified and certificated staff Provide leadership and guidance to staff and to educational programs Establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff, outside agencies and the public in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment Keep accurate budget, supply, attendance and other student and administrative records Plan, organize, prioritize, schedule and evaluate programs Make decisions Set and meet goals and objectives Assess educational / instructional / curricular effectiveness and recommend improvements Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

Building Administrator/Program Manager

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 regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and Highline Public Schools Administrative Intern Page 3 of 4

ADMINISTRATIVE INTERN occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must deal with angry and upset students, parents, and community members. The employee must adjust to frequent interruptions in their work schedule. Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

Updated Context and Mission Statement, 2018.12.13 Created by Human Resources, 2016.10.5 Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, honorably- discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121,; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011, Highline Public Schools Administrative Intern Page 4 of 4

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