Alternative Education Program Principal

New Haven Unified School District


To plan, organize, control and direct the instructional programs, operations, plant and personnel for an alternative education program; assure safe and positive learning environment for the students and staff of the Alternative Education Program.


  • Directly responsible to the Superintendent or designee.
  • Directly responsible for the administrative and teaching staff within the school.


  • Supervise all aspects of the instructional program following the established curriculum of the district.
  • Administer policies and regulations of the Board of Education, the District Administration, as well as appropriate state laws and federal regulations.
  • Evaluate all certificated and designated classified personnel according to state and district guidelines.
  • Make recommendations to the Superintendent with regard to the selection or retention, transfer, promotion and dismissal of personnel.
  • Make appropriate personnel assignments at the building level.
  • In cooperation with District Administration, organize and direct in-service and curriculum development activities with the staff.
  • Work with parents and school related organizations in maintaining positive schoolcommunity relations.
  • Establish and administer appropriate student management procedures.
  • Administer business functions and budget control at the school in accordance with district procedures.
  • Supervise students on campus before and after school; monitor students during lunch, breaks and other activities.
  • Assure the health, safety and welfare of students; oversee attendance, behavior management, counseling, guidance and other student support services; provide individual academic and personal counseling to students and parents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Comprehensive organization, activities, goals and objectives of a District Alternative Education Program.
  • School law administration and applicable section of the California Education Code and other applicable laws.
  • State and local curriculum concerns
  • Board and District Policies, procedures and regulations
  • Labor relations law and employee contracts
  • State plant facility requirements
  • Budget preparation and control
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Public speaking techniques
  • Computer operation

Ability to:

  • Plan, organize and direct operations, plant and personnel of an alternative education program
  • Organize, train, direct, evaluate and supervise assigned certificated and classified staff
  • Direct activities regarding personnel, the physical plant budget, student services and activities, curriculum and instruction, and communication and articulation
  • Plan and direct the budget and business operations of the alternative education program
  • Establish, coordinate and maintain communication and community and parent groups
  • Plan, implement, direct and evaluate instructional and categorical programs in accordance with applicable law
  • Plan and organize work
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective course of action
  • Complete work with many interruptions
  • Read, interpret, apply and examine rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations
  • Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance
  • Hear and speak to exchange information and make presentations
  • See to monitor students and read a variety of materials
  • Move hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Bend at waist, kneel or crouch


Any combination equivalent to: master degree in education or related field and five years of
classroom experience, including at least three years at the secondary level in an administrative


  • California Teaching or other appropriate Credential
  • California Administrative Services Credential
  • Valid California Class C driver’s license


  • Office Environment
  • Constant interruptions
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work

Mgt.salary range 54/1-5

220 day work year

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.