Principal

White Pine Charter School East Central / Idaho Falls Principal/Dean/Head of School Not Applicable Full Time Posted 4M ago

About this job

**White Pine is looking for a Full-Time Principal **

If you are interested in White Pine, please complete the application below and submit with the following to hr@wpcscougars.org:

1.Application
2.Resume

QUALIFICATIONS:
Idaho Administrative Certificate endorsed for school principal
Minimum experience as determined by the Board
Strong background in curriculum, supervision, discipline, team building, and technology
Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Able to work under pressure and deadlines
Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY TO:
Board of Trustees

JOB SUMMARY
To provide leadership and managerial oversight to the instructional program and school operations. To promote the educational development of each student.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

School Leadership
Be responsible for the management of the school in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Initiate, design, and implement programs to meet the specific needs of the school
Exercise leadership in school-level planning for improvement of instruction
Establish and maintain an effective learning climate in the school
Coordinate transportation, custodial, cafeteria, and other support services
Communicate information to parents and the community that is required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Act as a liaison between the school and the community (including all ethnic groups), interpreting activities and policies of the school and encouraging community participation in school life
Report incidents of violence, vandalism, and substance abuse
Work cooperatively with law enforcement authorities in maintaining a safe and drug-free school environment
Plan, schedule, and supervise fire and other emergency drills and an emergency preparedness program as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Greet and interact with parents and visitors, as appropriate

Supervision and Evaluation of School Staff
Assist in the recruiting, screening, hiring, training, assigning, and evaluating of the school’s personnel. Recommend finalists for hiring and reassignment to the superintendent and the Board of Trustees
Ensure that all teaching staff members fulfill continuing professional development requirements and receive in-service training required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Supervise all professional, paraprofessional, administrative, and non-professional personnel employed at the school
Ensure that teacher trainees are provided with direct assistance, including assistance regarding the purpose, expectations, and procedures involved in the evaluation process. This assistance should include close clinical supervision
Evaluate and counsel all staff members regarding their individual and group performance in accordance with district policy, and prepare written comments and offers constructive suggestions for improvement when appropriate
Delegate responsible personnel for the supervision of the school in his or her absence
Conduct staff meetings as necessary for the proper functioning of the school
Recommend the removal of teachers whose work is unsatisfactory, according to established procedures

Curriculum, Instruction, and Contact with Students
Supervise the school’s educational program and teaching process
Monitor delivery of the instructional program
Be responsible for overseeing the scheduling of students into classes, establishing the schedule of class offerings, and maintaining a balance of student loads in each class
Assist in the selection of appropriate instructional materials
Plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate all curricular and extracurricular activities
Develop and maintain a master schedule for the academic and extracurricular programs, and work cooperatively with the business manager to schedule community use of the school building and grounds
Assume responsibility for the attendance, conduct, and health of the students
Greet students in a friendly and dependable manner during their morning arrival whenever possible
Supervise the dismissal of students at the end of the school day
Interact appropriately with students during the school day
Maintain high standards of student conduct and enforce the district’s discipline policy in accordance the students' rights to due process
Keep records of any disciplinary action. Perform follow-up communication with students’ parents, teachers, and other administrators as needed
Develop and implement student handbooks and procedures for proper student conduct
Participate in the planning and delivery of intervention and referral services for pupils who are having difficulty in their classes and who have not been classified in need of special education
Provide guidance to individual students and resolve individual behavioral problems
Attend special events held to recognize student achievement and other school-sponsored activities and functions, and speak with clarity, authority, and appropriate earnestness at such events
Plan and supervise regularly scheduled parent/teacher conferences
Make arrangements for special conferences as necessary

Maintain an active relationship with students and parents based on respect and understanding
Actively pursue all cases of truancy and excessive absences and tardies

Financial and Office Management
Ensure the proper collection, safekeeping, and accounting of school activity funds
Initiate and supervise development of the annual budget, providing opportunity for staff input
Establish and maintain an efficient office system to support the administrative functions of the school
Supervise the safekeeping of accurate student and personnel files and other confidential records and documents, including records on the progress and attendance of students
Ensure the destruction of public records in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
Supervise the preparation of all school reports, records, and other paperwork for the district office, and other reports required or appropriate to the school's administration
Participate in administrative, Board, and other meetings as required or appropriate
Keep appropriate personnel informed of the school’s activities, needs, and any issues that may arise
Work cooperatively with central office staff on matters relating to the school and the district
Provide for adequate inventories of property under school jurisdiction and for the security of that property

Other
Assume responsibility for the safety and administration of the school building and grounds
Be responsible for all keys issued to personnel in his or her building
Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance of professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
Professional Standards Commission and the State Board of Education
Seek assistance should emergencies arise
Represent the school district in a positive manner
Know and follow school district policy and chain of command
Perform other duties as assigned

EVALUATION:
Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the superintendent and the superintendent’s designee in conformance with district policy; Section 33-513, Idaho Code; and IDAPA 008.02.02.121.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Employment contract not to exceed two years.

NOTE:
All certificated and non-certificated employees and other individuals are required to undergo a criminal history check and submit to fingerprinting. Any applicant convicted of any of the felony crimes enumerated in Section 33-1208, Idaho Code may not be hired, and any applicant convicted of any felony offense listed in Section 33-1208(2), Idaho Code shall not be hired.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

White Pine Charter School 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.