White Pine Charter School East Central / Idaho Falls Principal/Dean/Head of School Not Applicable Full Time Posted 1M ago

About this job

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

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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


Board of Trustees


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


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


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


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


Employment contract not to exceed two years.


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.