Cedar Rapids Community School District
Jefferson High School
July 1, 2019
Principal, Jefferson High School
- Carries out the Iowa Standards for School Leaders and Marzano’s High Reliability Schools Framework for School Leaders.
- Ensures clear and measurable goals are established, focused, and monitored to improve overall student achievement.
- Provides instructional leadership within the school setting.
- Leads the school learning organization by creating a collaborative culture of continuous improvement.
- Provides a clear vision for how instruction should be carried out in the school setting.
- Leads, supports, and delegates the school leadership team in a comprehensive approach to accomplish the goals of a 4A/5A high school.
- Leads, supports and fosters a professional learning community which emphasizes collective efficacy of teachers and the review of student performance data.
- Incorporates ethical principles in all decision-making processes and treats all members of the school community with fairness, equity, dignity and respect.
- Effectively communicates, uses consensus building and conflict resolution techniques and problem-solving skills.
- Leads and engages stakeholders in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the school improvement plan.
- Ensures that teachers are provided with clear, ongoing evaluations of their pedagogical strengths and weaknesses that are based on multiple sources of data and are consistent with a professional growth model.
- Positively impacts the performance of building employees through effective mentoring, supervision, and evaluation.
- Establishes and conveys high expectations for self, colleagues and students.
- Guides curriculum delivery and professional learning and development that promotes a focus on student learning consistent with the school and District vision, mission, and goals.
- Manages the allocation of resources in a manner that provides equitable learning opportunities for all students.
- Ensures that all students are expected to learn the critical content of the curriculum.
- Prepares and supervises the preparation of reports, records, tests, and all other paperwork required or appropriate to the school’s administration.
- Prepares, submits and implements ethically, accurately, and efficiently the school budget and accounts.
- Works with appropriate district personnel in the effective and efficient operation of the school plant, food service, transportation, and accounting functions.
- Recruits, interviews, recommends for hire, mentors and evaluates highly qualified faculty and staff; and works with appropriate district administrators in the selection and assignment of building personnel.
- Manages the implementation of a variety of bargained agreements with and for employees.
- Maintains a safe learning and working environment and responds to emergencies according to protocol.
- Oversees student co-curricular, interscholastic, intramural, and social activities.
- Maintains current knowledge of developments and best practices in the field of high school education.
- Provides leadership in supporting groups such as PTA, school-business partnerships, community agencies, etc.
- Performs other duties as may be assigned.
- Secondary administrative experience
- Experience addressing the needs of a diverse student population.
- Experience working with first and second-order change.
- Experience building and fostering a positive school culture.
- Responsive to the needs of a diverse high school student population.
- Skills and disposition to design a positive school culture and orchestrate a safe, orderly, caring community for learning.
- Licensure for high school level education.
- Fosters positive relationships and active communication with all students, parents, staff, administrators and community members.
- Capacity to lead staff development planning and implementation to accomplish goals and objectives identified through the school improvement planning process.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to work independently without supervision and collectively as a member of a team.
- Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis with the willingness to adjust to flexible work schedules.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, assume responsibility and be accountable for decisions.
- Represent the District in a professional manner through confidentiality, collegiality, and the ability to inspire and influence others.
- Must be able to successfully use, maintain and access technology.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Master of Educational Administration and certification as a 7-12, or K-12 principal and evaluator approval licensure required. Administrative experience required.
Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and implement ideas contained in technical documents, reports, regulations, etc. Ability to effectively write reports and communications to administrators, colleagues, parents, students and staff. Ability to effectively present information orally and respond to questions from administrators, teachers, staff and students.
Ability to perform basic mathematical functions. Ability to use spreadsheets and reporting documents that assist with the computation of data.
Ability to solve problems effectively. Ability to interpret and implement a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, colleagues, community members, staff and students. Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
Position begins July 1, 2019
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.
Federal law obligates an employer to provide reasonable accommodation for the known disabilities of applicants, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer. If you or someone you know requires accommodation in the hiring process, contact the Executive Director of Human Resources at 319-558-2421.
Principal 7-12 or PK – 12
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