Job Title: Administrative Intern

Reports to:Principal and Director of Leadership Development
Job Group:Instructional


Job Code:1593
Salary Schedule:INST


To obtain a school-based leadership experience while assisting the Principal with administrative and instructional functions to meet the educational needs of students and the mission of the high-needs school and the District; Be willing to commit to at least two years of continued service within the District after the completion of the internship; Interns will be expected to work at assigned school site(s) four (4) days a week with up to two (2) additional days spent at the University of South Florida.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Assist in developing, implementing, and evaluating instructional programs and activities at the assigned school.
  2. Assist in the selection and acquisition of instructional materials and equipment.
  3. Assist in the coordination of all testing programs at the school.
  4. Assist the Principal in supervising and evaluating school-based personnel.
  5. Assist in the implementation of the negotiated employee contracts.
  6. Implement School Board policy, state statutes, and federal regulations as they pertain to the assigned school.
  7. Assist in the oversight of food services at the school, including free and reduced lunch eligibility.
  8. Assist in the implementation of the Code of Student Conduct in accordance with school and District policy to ensure a safe and orderly learning environment.
  9. Support and assist in implementing the school’s Student Services plan and program.
  10. Assist in the coordination and supervision of before and/or after school programs or activities.
  11. Assist in selection and employment of school personnel.
  12. Assist with the development and implementation of an effective staff development program.
  13. Assist in developing and implementing family and community involvement programs and initiatives.
  14. Provide proactive leadership for the programs of the school and District.
  15. Assist in coordinating and implementing the School’s Improvement Plan.
  16. Analyze curriculum to determine needed changes.
  17. Synthesize current research on curriculum and instructional practices.
  18. Analyze student performance data as a basis for curriculum improvement and staff development needs.
  19. Assist the Principal in developing task assignments and work groups and monitoring progress.
  20. Assist in the selection and supervision of substitute personnel.
  21. Assist the Principal in all aspects of school operations.
  22. Assist in developing and monitoring the school budget.
  23. Assist in managing student accounting and attendance procedures.
  24. Assist in monitoring school maintenance and facilities needs and services.
  25. Assist in monitoring custodial services to ensure a clean, healthy, and safe learning environment.
  26. Assist in supervising transportation services at the assigned school.
  27. Assist in the preparation or oversight of required reports and maintain all appropriate records.
  28. Assist in implementing and monitoring Exceptional Student Education programs and services.
  29. Model and maintain high standards of professional conduct.
  30. Assist in providing professional growth and development opportunities and feedback to personnel at assigned school.
  31. Participate in meetings and other activities to enhance professional development.
  32. Set high standards and expectations for self, others, and school.
  33. Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals and groups to task accomplishment.
  34. Assist in the facilitation of problem-solving by individuals and groups.
  35. Counsel with parents and staff to resolve problems and concerns.
  36. Assist parents in contacting and accessing school and agency support services.
  37. Maintain visibility and accessibility on the school campus and at school related activities and events.
  38. Use effective communication strategies with students, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders.
  39. Assist in preparing and disseminating school newsletters, memos, and letters.
  40. Make presentations to faculty, students, and parents as requested by the Principal.
  41. Collaborate with school and District personnel in planning and implementing District initiatives.
  42. Assist in supervising the induction of beginning teachers and monitoring their progress.
  43. Demonstrate commitment to and support for the vision and mission of the District and school.
  44. Assist in developing and implementing positive public relations for the school.
  45. Assist the Principal in the development and implementation of procedures for dealing with school crises.
  46. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders in written and oral form, including electronic media, using positive interpersonal skills
  • Organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively use technology to enhance educational outcomes
  • Demonstrate the ability to use data in the decision-making process
  • Knowledge of effective curriculum and instructional programs and practices for high-needs students


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of three (3) years of successful classroom teaching experience
  • Experience in developing, presenting, or implementing staff development and/or facilitating or leading school-based teams
  • Experience mentoring beginning teachers or interns
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Ability to commit to the 18-month administrative intern program


  • Florida’s Educator’s Professional Certificate


  • Minimum of five (5) years of successful classroom teaching experience
  • Successful classroom teaching experience in a high-needs school
  • Professional development in the area(s) of:
    • Communication and conferencing skills
    • Leadership development
    • Classroom management
    • Standards-based curriculum development
    • Peer observation, coaching, mentoring, and conferencing skills
    • Student and parent conferencing skills
    • Knowledge of subject matter
    • Planning for instruction
    • Delivery of instruction
    • Assessment of student performance


School Personnel as assigned by School Principal


Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 50 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Administrative Intern;   EST: February 21, 2012;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: February 21, 2012

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