Job Description

About Gulliver Preparatory School

Established in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver in Coconut Grove, Gulliver was likened to the prestigious academies of the northeast and initially attracted families who wintered in Florida. In late 1953, Marian Krutulis purchased the school. A pioneer in education, Mrs. Krutulis envisioned Gulliver as grand home where both students and teachers would feel part of a caring, inspiring family of learners. Over the course of 25 years, she relocated the school to Coral Gables, built an upper school for high school students in Pinecrest and achieved ‘Blue Ribbon School of Excellence’ designation by the US Department of Education. In 2000 Gulliver became a non-profit. Today, Gulliver Preparatory School serves approximately 2,200 students in Grades PK–12 on three campuses. Despite its significant growth over the last 60 years, Gulliver still upholds Marian Krutulis’ vision to maintain the physical and social-emotional health of its students and trains them to become people of integrity in everything they say and do. 

Job Summary

Gulliver Preparatory Middle School is currently seeing a dynamic and highly organized Assistant Principal to join our team! The Middle School Assistant Principal at the Marian C. Krutulis Campus is responsible for working with students, families, and colleagues to help ensure that every student has an outstanding academic, social, and co-curricular experience.  The Assistant Principal will assist the Principal in ensuring policies and structures support the school’s mission and promote safety, academic integrity and personal responsibility.  From greeting arriving students in the morning to helping students make good decisions, the Assistant Principal plays an integral role in the day-to-day life of the campus.  

The Assistant Principal oversees the supervision of students during arrival, snack, lunch, community time, and dismissal.  He or she assists the Dean of Students with disciplinary matters when necessary and weighs in on student consequences as part of the Middle School Disciplinary Committee.  The Assistant Principal monitors the safety and security of the students and teachers throughout the campus in conjunction with the Director of Safety and Security.  He or she also works with the Director of Activities to support with grade-level overnight trips, local field trips, and on-campus special events and assemblies. The Assistant Principal is expected to informally and formally observe faculty, providing constructive feedback for continued professional growth. The Assistant Principal also coordinates substitute teachers and ensures that they are able to cover classes effectively.  In short, the Assistant Principal does some of everything; while no two days are alike; this is a job for someone who wants to make a difference every day.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 10 years of successful teaching experience and 3 years of school administration experience. 
  • Master’s degree is preferred

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with both students and adults. Ability to use interpersonal skills to defuse or deflect emotionally charged people and situations is crucial.
  • Able to organize, plan, execute, analyze and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

 

 

Pre-Employment Requirements

Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening(s), and Drug screen

 

Gulliver is deeply committed to the principles of equity and diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all faculty and staff. Gulliver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.