Scheduling Responsibilities :
Vice principal job description usually includes being responsible for setting the school timetable each year to help determine class size.
They arrange teachers' schedules, deciding which classes will be assigned.
In elementary schools, they assign teachers' supervisory duties on the school yard, in the cafeteria or in hallways. At high schools, they set exam schedules for students and assign teachers to proctor the exams.
Meetings and Committees :
Vice principals attend meetings at both the school and district level. They help set the agenda for monthly staff meetings;
form committees for teachers; liaise with neighboring schools; and attend regional meetings.
They regularly meet with support personnel, such as school psychologists who work with special education students.
Human Resources :
Responsibility of vice principals usually extends to participating in the interview, hiring and selection process of school staff, according to Resilient Educator.
They receive complaints about teachers and help teachers improve in problem areas. Vice principals help resolve conflicts that arise between teachers, while regularly observing and evaluating teacher performance.
Interaction With Students and Parents
Keeping up to date on issues also helps them ensure that teachers are compliant with educational reform initiatives determined by the school district.
Vice principals keep up with documentation on student discipline and progress, scholarships and awards that might be available to those meeting the requirements.
Candidates should possess a Master's Degree with 8 - 20 years work experience.