1076 Assistant Director, Greenwood Laboratory School


TITLE Assistant Director, Greenwood Laboratory School




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Greenwood Laboratory School

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, College of Education


The primary job duty of the Assistant Director of Greenwood Laboratory School is to coordinate and manage experimental, innovative programs and to facilitate connections between Greenwood Laboratory School and University efforts, PK-12 schools, and community organizations. The Assistant Director performs various tasks related to program and school administration which include: coordination of activities designed to integrate campus departments, PK-12 schools, and community organizations into the laboratory school culture, curriculum development, systems analysis, school leadership and improvement, strategic planning and implementation, school and personnel policies, teacher and student supervision, staff development, and communication.


Education: A Master’s degree in an education field is required. A Master’s degree in Education Administration or willingness to acquire certification in Education Administration is preferred.

Experience: Experience with general school operations in secondary settings is required; additional experience in elementary settings is preferred. An understanding of the laboratory school’s mission of research and innovation as an integrated unit within the University and the College of Education is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Knowledge of University operations, policies, and procedures is preferred. Knowledge of the functions of a University Laboratory school is preferred.

Skills: Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Computer literacy and the ability to design, edit, and produce school documents, including, but not limited to, an Annual Report are required. An understanding of curriculum K-12, and management/supervisory skills (e.g., the ability to organize, plan, coordinate, and direct activities) are required.


1. Serves as the manager and liaison for the coordination of practicum students, student teachers, and other activities involving teachers, students, and facilities at Greenwood Laboratory School and the University, including community organizations, area schools, and staff development.

2. Assists with scheduling as it relates to the coordination of Greenwood Laboratory School, the University, community partnerships, and programs including the development of the master schedule for high school students and special area classes for elementary grades.

3. Communicates with parents, participates at meetings, chairs committees, and serves on the North Central Steering Committee.

4. Facilitates the implementation of the Greenwood Laboratory School Long-Range Strategic Plan through curricular development and systems analysis.

5. Prepares various school documents for distribution, such as the Annual Report, school crisis plan, parent/student handbook, etc.

6. Supervises students, teachers, lunchroom, dismissal, and extracurricular activities as needed.

7. Works collaboratively and cooperatively with the Director and any administrative interns to ensure effective implementation of programs.

8. Assists the Director with student discipline, handling incidents in accordance with the scope and sequence in the Parent/Student Handbook.

9. Assists the counselors and Director in collecting and analyzing school and student data that aids in the operation of the school.

10. Completes other tasks as necessary when assigned by the Director to coordinate and manage experimental, innovative programs into the laboratory school culture.

11. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

12. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Director.


The Assistant Director is supervised by the Director of Greenwood Laboratory School and supervises students, the school, and extra-curricular activities.