LOCATION: Harrisburg, PA, United States
We are currently seeking a certified Principal for a full-time position with a charter school in the Harrisburg, PA, area. Eligible candidates must have a valid Principal certification, Type 75 Certification, and a minimum of 5 years of administrative level experience.
- Must be a certified Principal in the state of Pennsylvania.
- Must have Type 75 Certification.
- Must have at least 5 years of Administrative level experience.
- Must have excellent references.
- Must have current, up-to-date clearances.
- Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance and responsibility for behavior.
- Manage, evaluate, and supervise effective and clear procedures for the operation and functioning of the school consistent with the philosophy, mission, values, and goals of the school including instructional programs, extracurricular activities, and discipline systems to ensure safe and orderly climate, building maintenance, program evaluation, personnel management, office operations, and emergency procedures.
- Ensure compliance with all laws, board policies, and civil regulations.
- Establish the annual master schedule for instructional programs, ensuring sequential learning experiences for students consistent with the school’s philosophy, mission statement, and instructional goals.
- Supervise the instructional programs of the school, evaluating lesson plans and observing classes (teaching, as duties allow) on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child growth and development.
- Establish procedures for evaluation and selection of instructional materials and equipment approving all recommendations.
- Supervise in a fair and consistent manner effective discipline and attendance systems with high standards, consistent with the philosophy, values, and mission of the school.
- Ensure a safe, orderly environment that encourages students to take responsibility for behavior and creates high morale among staff and students.
- File all required reports regarding violence, vandalism, attendance, and discipline matters.
- Establish a professional rapport with students and with staff that has their respect. Display the highest ethical and professional behavior and standards when working with students, parents, and school personnel. Serve as a role model for students, dressing professionally, demonstrating the importance and relevance of learning, accepting responsibility, and demonstrating pride int he education profession. Encourage all teachers to do the same.
- Notify immediately the Board, and appropriate personnel and agencies when there is evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical or social conditions, potential suicide, or students appearing to be under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.
- Keep the Board advised of employees not meeting their contractual agreement.
- Keep the staff informed and seek ideas for the improvement of the school. Conduct meetings, as necessary, for the proper functioning of the school: weekly meetings for full-time staff; monthly staff meetings.
- Establish and maintain an effective inventory system for all school supplies, materials, and equipment.
- Establish procedures that create and maintain attractive, organized, functional, healthy, clean, and safe facilities, with proper attention to the visual, acoustic, and temperature.
- Assume responsibility for the health, safety, and welfare of students, employees and visitors.
- Develop clearly understood procedures and provide regular drills for emergencies and disasters.
- Maintain a master schedule to be posted for all teachers.
- Establish schedules and procedures for the supervision of students in non-classroom areas (including before and after school).
- Maintain visibility with students, teachers, parents, and the Board.
- Communicate regularly with parents, seeking their support and advice, so as to create a cooperative relationship to support the student in the school.
- Use effective presentation skills when addressing students, staff, parents, and the community including appropriate vocabulary and examples, clear and legible visuals, and articulate and audible speech.
- Use excellent written and oral English skills when communicating with students, parents, and teachers.
- Complete in a timely fashion all records and reports as requested by the Board. Maintain accurate attendance records.
- Communicate with the Board regularly about the needs, successes and general operation of the school.
- Establish procedures for safe storing and integrity of all public and confidential school records.
- Ensure that student records are complete and current.
- Protect confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
- Organize and supervise procedures for identifying and addressing special needs of students including health-related concerns, and physical and emotional needs.
- Supervise the exclusion from school of any pupil who shows departure from normal health, who has been exposed to a communicable disease, or whose presence may be detrimental to the health and cleanliness of other pupils. Assure that excluded pupil’s parents or guardians are apprised of the reasons for exclusion.
- Attend required committee meetings (e.g.: fund-raising, curriculum, etc.) and extra school sponsored functions.
- Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and certifications as assigned by the Chief Administrative Office and/or the Board and not otherwise prohibited by law or in conflict with contract.