May 11, 2020

School Principal (Elem./Middle/High)

  • TrulyHired
  • Providence, RI, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

CLASS TITLE: School Principal (Elem./Middle/High)

CLASS DEFINITION: Non-union 12 month position

G E NERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES : The School Principal is responsible for administering and leading the total school program which focuses on student centered learning, equity, achievement, building a positive school climate that supports the whole student, leveraging research and data to drive initiatives and instruction, and building a high-performing staff and leadership team to achieve the school's vision and goals. The principal will collaborate with parents, community members as well as other internal/external stakeholders to implement educational programs, systems reform, tools and other resources to accelerate student achievement.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: The principal will be supervised by the assigned Network Superintendent.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: The principal will plan, coordinate, organize, supervise and evaluate the work of the instructional, professional and clerical staff in their school.

  • Strong belief that all students can learn to high levels and thrive when given the opportunity
  • Able to adapt to the complexities of the urban school environment
  • Creative thinking
  • Ability to be analytical and think critically
  • Familiar with research-based best practices that create and sustain improved student outcomes
  • Able to build capacity in others
  • Demonstrates leadership theories and practices
  • Knowledge of current education policy trends
  • Proven experience leading in urban district schools to accelerate student academic and learning performance
  • Extensive knowledge of comprehensive assessment systems
  • Success with professional development design and delivery to help teachers raise test scores using data
  • Proven experience in conducting rigorous evaluations of educator and school staff performance
  • Knowledge of social emotional wellness programs
  • Experience with effective instruction for English Learners and Special Education Students
  • Must have the knowledge and skills to build positive relationships with people from diverse populations
  • Commitment to the mission and vision of PPSD and the relevance of job functions to that mission and vision
Results Orientation
  • Promotes a widely shared institutional belief that every child deserves and can have expert instruction and that all team members must be advocates for students
  • Sets high performance goals for themselves and others despite instability and obstacles to success
  • Creates a sense of urgency and takes immediate action to ensure early successes
  • Establishes and monitors high standards for excellence with students, teachers, staff and other stakeholders
  • Aligns school resources and prioritizes activities to achieve maximum results based on vision and goals
  • Relentlessly focuses school activities on student achievement
Action Orientation
  • Effectively plans and takes action to achieve goals and objectives without direction
  • Consistently identifies potential issues and obstacles and proactively takes action to create and implement solutions
  • Formulates and executes on action plans despite ambiguity, obstacles or resistance
Impact and Influence
  • Establishes a culture of collaboration, learning and achievement
  • Acts consistently to influence others' thinking and behavior to achieve results
  • Communicates a clear vision of success and benefits to engage others
  • Identifies and engages stakeholders (e.g. parents, community) to drive consensus, build trust and facilitate change
  • Influences others to take action and demands change
Develop and Lead High Performing Teams
  • Effectively builds and organizes adult teams to mirror vision and produce maximum results
  • Is reflective about strengths and growth areas
  • Selects assignments to build team capacity
  • Effectively delegates to others and engages team in decision-making
  • Encourages learning and consistently provides instruction, expectations, feedback and other developmental activities to encourage leadership and build capacity
  • Consistently inspires excellence and promotes high morale
  • Quickly recognizes patterns and trends related to school performance
  • Analyzes complex information to formulate strategic vision and develop action plans
  • Identifies appropriate metrics and uses qualitative and quantitative data to assess performance and drive goals and decision-making
  • Recognizes cause and effect between instructional activities and results
  • Develops right balance of strategic and tactical plans to achieve immediate success while maintaining long-term vision
  • Develops effective processes to achieve desired results
  • Confidence to lead

Education : Master's degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in educational administration/leadership and; minimum of five (5) years in teaching experience and; must have had experience in an educational leadership position, such as my have been gained through academic coaching, or as a certified administrator; Strong knowledge of curriculum, instruction, organizational patterns, school operations, and student services; demonstrated competence in staff recruitment, training, supervision and evaluation; demonstrated problem-solving skills and demonstrated ability to act effectively under stress; ability to motivate, encourages, and works with staff to ensure outstanding performance as well as good morale; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and; multilingualism preferred

Or , any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience.

In addition to meeting the education, training, and experience standards:
  • Must be confidential
  • Must possess and consistently model excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to maintain composure in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
Contingent upon funding and School

Building Level Administrator PK-12
  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Category: Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
Equal Opportunity Employer
Providence Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Contact Information
  • Brenda Marquis
  • 797 Westminster
  • Providence, Rhode Island 02903

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