Principal/Director (Director does not require Principal Certification) of PK-12 charter school that is established and has operated for 30 years in the same location. Mission and Vision: Small class size and individualized instruction = Planned Progress for 300+ in-person learners. Human resources and student recruitment are critical components of the job, including teacher evaluations and daily oversight of all aspects of the PK-12 school district. Telesis Center for Learning, Inc. Incorporated 501(c)3 non-profit. Admin Team currently in place: Instructional Analysis Director, Technology Coordinator, Business Manager, Accounts Payable & Payroll, Grants Manager, Counselor, Registrar, Special Education Director, Receptionist and Office Manager, Food Service Manager plus custodial staff. Campus has room for growth and more students in two schools on the same campus: Telesis Preparatory (K-8) – State Grade of A – Fully accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED), Telesis Preparatory Academy (9-12) State Grade of B – Fully accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED), and Paw Prints Preschool (Ages 3, 4, 5) – Tuition-based. The Principal/Director shares in the following responsibilities: instructional leadership of the school and shared administrative and supervisory responsibility of the school/building. As a leader in the organization, it is essential to relate the educational objectives of the school to instructional practices that yield the highest standards of student achievement, instructional excellence, community support, and school morale.
The Principal/Director will provide leadership and vision in the ongoing planning, implementation, development, direction, review, and evaluation of the teaching and learning at the school. The Principal/Director will ensure that organizational systems and academic programs are established to ensure that the school education objectives are aligned to state frameworks and to instructional practices that yield the highest standards of student achievement and instructional excellence.
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Educational Leadership, or related field required; Master’s Degree preferred.
Minimum of three (3) years of proven, successful experience as a classroom teacher with qualified content expertise.
Minimum of one (1) year of experience in a leadership role.
Participates in a continuing professional development program, maintaining a high level of competence in the field of education.
Previous experience with blended (online/in-person) learning preferred.
Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Aligned state of Arizona certification encouraged but not a requirement.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serves as an Administrator for the school.
Assumes ultimate responsibility for the management and operation of the school in accordance with law, administrative code, and Telesis Center for Learning, Inc. policies and regulations.
Exercise’s authority over the behavior and conduct of pupils, professional and non-professional employees, visitors, and any other person using the school.
Prepares and/or supervises the creation of all reports, master teaching schedules, records, and other paperwork as required by the State Department of Education, and the Federal Government, or paperwork that may be appropriate to the school’s administration.
Selects and recommends for hiring school personnel who demonstrate an enthusiasm, professional background, and understanding.
Maintains high standards of student safety and conduct and enforces discipline as necessary in accordance with School Committee policy and the students’ rights to due process.
Maintains an efficient office system to support the administrative functions of the school.
Uses evaluation for self-improvement; carries out individual improvement plan.
Performs other duties and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Governing Board of Directors or as required by law, code, and regulations.
Understands the elements of effective education pedagogy and ensures its implementation in the school’s daily and overall curriculum.
Supervises the effective and efficient implementation of the educational and instructional programs in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and the provisions of the district’s collective bargaining agreements.
Acts as a student advocate to ensure the rights of all students are respected and that all have equal access to the educational opportunities necessary to meet their needs and abilities.
Develops with staff the annual goals and achievement plan for the school.
Keeps the Board of Directors informed, and advises, assists, and works cooperatively with all other network staff in school-related matters.
Supervises and participates in Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) and other parent/teacher conferences.
Provides an articulated, consistent education for all students while encouraging staff to develop high yield strategies, techniques and activities that reflect instructional rigor and academic excellence and conducts informal and formal evaluations to assess their performance each school year.
Ensures the writing and dissemination of the appropriate documents regarding the school’s progress toward its instructional priorities, goals, policies, and objectives as well as modern educational practices, educational trends, and in-service activities.
Communicates the Telesis mission and vision to school personnel, students, parents, and community.
Promotes effective communication and cooperation among staff through regular staff meetings and department and grade level meetings.
Promotes effective communication among all members of the school community. Develops and maintains good relations with the school community, and other professional, civic, community, and volunteer groups.
Implements strategies to promote a cooperative spirit among the school’s personnel and parents to enhance the educational and social climate of the school. Seeks talent from the community to further the educational goals of the school and the district.
Develops and maintains cooperative and positive relations with school community and other professional, civic, community, and volunteer groups.
Manage change and facilitate integration through communication and standard operational procedures.
Ensure the team is meeting goals related to developing new programs and delivering on existing goals to improve achievement and increased use of instructional technology at all levels.
Deliver highest customer satisfaction and customer retention through continual evaluation of Digital Learning Program effectiveness and monitoring student success.
Additional duties may be assigned, as necessary.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience as a teacher developer, trainer, and/or supervisor of teachers.
Leadership ability in school administration, curriculum development, program evaluation, staff development, school improvement, and staff supervision and evaluation.
Experience recruiting students and families, developing programs to achieve school mission.
High level of personal integrity and strong work ethic.
Desire to work in an entrepreneurial environment.
Takes initiative, displays a strong work ethic, and pays attention to detail.
Endeavors to help colleagues.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee must use hands, arms, and fingers to input data, handle, feel or reach. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs. such as boxes, supplies, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision such as to read handwritten or typed material, and the ability to adjust focus, close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
Occasional travel may be required for site visits, meetings, trainings and/or conferences. Locations may vary and may require overnight stays.
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Job Types: Full-time, Contract
Pay: $68,000.00 – $78,000.00 per year