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All applicants must have or be able to obtain a Kansas teaching certificate/license with a Building Leadership/Building Administrator endorsement.
For more information regarding this position, please contact Ron Wilson, Superintendent, [email protected]
Title: Building Principal / Instructional Leader
Reports to: Superintendent
Supervises: All building certified teaching staff and staff as assigned
Purpose and Objectives of the Position: Utilize leadership, supervisory and administrative skills to promote the educational development of the individual student and, through that development, student achievement that ensures school accreditation.
Essential Job Functions:
I. Oversees safe and orderly schools.
¨ Implements effective procedures for ensuring a safe and orderly learning environment.
¨ Takes appropriate action when students exhibit emotionally/physically distressed behaviors.
¨ Complies with, or monitors compliance with, all state and federal laws.
¨ Implements board policies, rules and regulations.
II. Ensures student achievement for all student groups.
¨ Collects and reports data on academic achievement by all student groups.
¨ Monitors assessment of all students in basic skills areas.
¨ Evaluates effectiveness of teaching materials, activities and approaches, and
provides assistance when necessary.
III. Builds positive school/community relations.
¨ Supports the school and district mission.
¨ Promotes positive relationships between all persons in the school community.
¨ Facilitates effective site councils.
IV. Leads the school in developing constructive student/adult relations.
¨ Helps students develop responsibility for their conduct.
¨ Cultivates staff behaviors that promote respect of authority, tolerance of diversity, and appreciation of each student’s potential.
V. Oversees effective and efficient staff performance.
¨ Works with staff to develop and recommend standards for student learning.
¨ Plans inservice activities based on student and staff needs and ensures they are effectively implemented.
¨ Recruits, supervises and evaluates instructional staff in accordance with policy and law.
¨ Interacts effectively with building/district personnel.
VI. Practices responsible fiscal, facility, and resource management.
¨ Organizes effective budget planning procedures.
¨ Ensures building expenditures do not exceed the limits set forth by the board-approved budget.
¨ Maintains building records and property.
VII. Models positive professional attributes.
¨ Engages professional growth activities as directed.
¨ Uses written and spoken language well.
¨ Makes all necessary administrative decisions in a timely fashion.
¨ Delegates supervision when appropriate.
¨ Maintains office hours as determined by the superintendent.
¨ Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor and in accordance with the provisions of the USD 489 Board of Education.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
¨ A valid building-level license issued by the Kansas State Board of Education.
¨ Ability to work cooperatively and constructively with others, including the ability to communicate effectively with broad and diverse audiences.
¨ Ability to handle a fast-paced, intense work environment.
¨ Ability to manage job responsibilities and meet the established building outcomes.
¨ Ability/willingness to work a daily schedule that could demand an extended workday.
¨ (Other alternatives as set by the Board of Education.)