Assistant Elementary Principal (K4-6th)

Title: Assistant Elementary Principal (K4-6th)

Employee Status: Exempt

Contract/Agreement Period: 12 months

Reporting Relationship: Reports to the North Campus Principals


  • Must be a mature evangelical Christian who agrees with the school’s Statement of Faith and whose lifestyle is consistent with the school’s Declaration of Moral Integrity.
  • Must be a member in good standing of a local evangelical church. Senior management positions require joining Briarwood Presbyterian Church.
  • Must be able to articulate a deep understanding of a biblically informed philosophy of Christian education.
  • Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have a minimum of an earned Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university
  • Should have demonstrated experience in working effectively on teams of Christian professionals in meeting high academic and spiritual standards and goals.

Scope of Responsibilities:

Serves under the direction of the North Campus Principals. The North Campus Assistant Principal will serve in an administrative role to assist the Principals in managing the school. The Assistant Principal will assist in the planning, coordination, and administration of school activities with an emphasis on student conduct, school “plant” operations, school activities and programs, and school safety and security.

  • Performs a variety of administrative duties to assist the Principals in managing the Lower School program.
  • Administers and oversees disciplinary procedures in accordance with school policies and procedures; receives discipline referrals and confers with students, parents, teachers, and other administrators; responds to and resolves parent, students, and staff concerns and complaints related to discipline/behavior; serves on discipline panels/review teams as assigned.
  • Investigates student accidents and other incidents and takes appropriate action.
  • Supervises students on campus before and after school, during lunch, hallway transitions, other activities, etc.; instructs students in appropriate behavior; disciplines students within established guidelines.
  • Serves as a liaison to PTF, Church, and other groups in coordinating events such as, but not limited to: Grandparents’ Day, Fall Festival, Sixth Grade Promotion, Homecoming Parade, Lion Walk, Supply Pack Delivery, Special Chapel Services, Summer Reading Awards, Briarpatch Day, and other school related events.
  • Will coordinate and organize Picture Day and Make-up Picture Day.
  • May be asked to accompany groups on field trips as needed including, but not limited to: Washington, DC, Camp Cosby, Oak Mountain, Desoto Caverns, Zoo, etc.
  • Can assume the duties of the Principal(s) in the absence of the Principal(s) and as assigned.
  • Assists in supervising transportation services, and coordinating with the COO, for the North Campus Students including: shuttles, field trips, travel to contests, etc.
  • Works with the Principals to establish a safe and secure learning environment.
  • Develops plans for emergency situations in collaboration with other administrators, staff, and emergency personnel; plans and debriefs emergency drills, updates the school safety plan; works with Director of Security on officer assignment, plans and supervises early and emergency checkouts, Supervises checkouts through the office and Lion Lobby; manages carpool flow, communication, and duty positions before and after school.
  • Supervises and collaborates with Principals any student with an ALERT including, but not limited to: Pick up Alerts, Medical Alerts, etc. Works with staff and families on current status of alerts, deals with ALERT matters or issues that may develop.
  • Assist with emergency situations quickly and effectively.

Spiritual and Lifestyle Requirements:

Briarwood Christian School employees are to conduct themselves in private and in public consistent with the doctrinal and lifestyle standards of Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Briarwood Christian School and as stated in church and school contracts, agreements, and handbooks and manuals.

Briarwood Christian School is a Christian ministry of Briarwood Presbyterian Church representing Jesus Christ throughout the local community. As a ministry of Briarwood Presbyterian Church, BCS employees are called to minister to students and parents.  Because every subject is integrated with biblical truth, there is no secular/sacred division in the work that teachers and school staff perform. Consequently, Briarwood Christian School requires its employees to be born-again Christians who live their lives as Christian role models and to integrate biblical truth in everything they teach and do. Employees will conduct themselves in a way that will not raise questions regarding their Christian testimonies. A Christian lifestyle should reflect the biblical perspective of integrity and of appropriate personal and family relationships, business conduct, and moral behavior. An employee is expected to demonstrate a teachable spirit, an ability to share love for others, and a willingness to live contentedly under authority.

Briarwood Christian School expects all of its employees and volunteers to model the same Christian values and lifestyle that it seeks to inculcate in its students. Employees must be able to declare (a) that they have not engaged in, (b) that they are not engaging in, (c) that they will not engage in, and d) that they will not condone or advocate in personal, teaching or professional standards during the term of their employment or volunteering: any marriage relationship, civil union, or other union replicating marriage, other than between one man and one woman, or inappropriate sexual conduct. Inappropriate conduct includes, but is not limited to, such behaviors as the following: heterosexual activity outside of marriage (e.g., premarital sex, cohabitation, extramarital sex), homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (one’s gender or sexual orientation), other aberrant sexual activity or other sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, use or viewing of pornographic material or websites, and sexual abuse or improprieties toward minors as defined by Scripture and federal or state law. They must understand and agree that this position is firmly rooted in the inerrant and infallible Word of God as expressed in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments. Example applicable verses include but are not limited to Hebrews 13:4; Luke 6:40; Romans 1:21–27; Romans 10:9–10; I Timothy 4:12, and 1 Corinthians 6:9–20.