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PRINCIPAL - OPEN CLASSROOM (#668)

Open Classroom (learn more)

Salt Lake City School District

Salt Lake City, Utah (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3954799
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: July 6, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

At Salt Lake City School District educating children is our primary business.  Salt Lake City School District proudly employs four of the past seven Utah Teachers of the Year and the 2021 Utah School Nurse of the Year, and many of our schools have been recognized as Blue Ribbon Schools. At Salt Lake City School District, our strength is in our diversity.  Our 20,000 students include students from across the globe who speak over 80 different languages. Most of our students come to our District from historically underserved populations.  We invite you to join our world-class learning organization as we prepare our students for life, learning and citizenship.

School-based administrators in the Salt Lake City School District provide valuable leadership to their school and local community. As a school-based administrator, you will engage various stakeholders as you develop a vision, promote excellence in teaching and learning, and strive for cultural competency and equity of educational opportunity. Administrators generally work standard work hours or more, depending on the needs of the school, and receive paid time off based on their assignment.    

 

Principal - Open Classroom 

FTE:  1.0

Contract Days:  223 Days

Priority Screen Date: Close of business on July 19, 2022

Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2022

FLSA Status:  Exempt

This position is benefits eligible

Starting Salary:  Administrator #8

Interview Date:  TBD

 

Purpose: The school principal at Open Classoom provides positive leadership and guidance to create continuous improvement toward equity, excellence and achievement for each student.  The school principal directs the overall site operations, services and supervises the staff of the school.

 

The school principal implements policies/procedures/processes to improve educational experiences; develops and deploys professional development activities for staff; facilitates learning community meetings such as School Improvement Councils and School Community Councils; communicates across all constituencies in a professional, persuasive manner, and; develops and implements research-based school improvement strategies.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in Education or related field.
  2. State of Utah Administrative/Supervisory License or an out of state license that is transferrable to Utah.
  3. Three years of school administrative experience in licensed K-12 education. Administrative intern experience will count for up to one year of credit toward three years of experience. Salt Lake City School District employees who performed two years of administrative internships in SLCSD will receive credit for both years.
  4. Five years of experience in K-12 education.
  5. Professional communication skills including, but not limited to: excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities; and empathic listening and persuasive speaking skills.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Experience navigating a charter school within a district.
  2. Ability to provide positive and inspirational leadership/guidance and a collaborative mindset to learning community stakeholders.
  3. Experience with coaching teachers through growth-evoking feedback, and development and delivery of professional development activities to improve student achievement communication and engagement strategies with all members of the school community.
  4. Experience supervising and evaluating the conduct/performance of all assigned personnel.
  5. Ability to implements policies, procedures and/or processes for providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
  6. Knowledge of development and delivery of professional growth activities to engage staff and designed to support individual school/District goals and programs to improve student achievement.
  7. Experience facilitating grade level/content PLC's/data meetings for analysis of student data to inform instructional practices for highest student achievement regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or prior academic achievement, based on the School Improvement Plan.
  8. Knowledgeable of culturally competent strategies and culturally responsive, professional communication/engagement strategies with all members of the school community.
  9. Ability to lead implementation of effective English Language Learners teaching practices.
  10. Knowledge of and leadership on behalf of: effective English Language Learners teaching practices; accelerated/extended learning programs, and; special needs students, including laws and regulations of special education and 504 plans.
  11. Knowledge of school budget management in alignment with school needs, following district budget, procurement and accounting policies and procedures with integrity and ethics.
  12. Skill in developing positive growth-minded interactions with student groups and in working with individual students, including development/implementation of a school-wide behavior management process.
  13. Knowledge in student leadership development, deployment and supervision of student activities with consideration of academic and social growth.
  14. Spanish Speaker: speaks, reads, writes and understands Spanish.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Provide leadership and commitment to equity, excellence and achievement for each student
  2. Collaborate with other relevant colleagues and community members; attend a variety of meetings; stay current on applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations; prepare written materials (e.g. budgets, curriculum, reports, directives, memos, etc.) prepare and deliver presentations
  3. Knowledge in leadership development, deployment and supervision of student activities with consideration of academic, social and ethical growth
  4. Supervise and evaluate the conduct/performance of all assigned personnel
  5. Implements policies, procedures and/or processes for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements
  6. Provide professional development to engage staff in activities designed to support individual school/district goals and programs to improve student learning; coach teachers and staff through growth-evoking feedback
  7. Facilitate grade level/content PLC's/data meetings to apply analysis of student data to best instructional practices for highest student achievement regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or prior academic achievement
  8. Effectively and diplomatically interact and work in cooperation with district staff at all levels, as well as outside entities; incorporate culturally competent strategies and utilize culturally responsive communication and engagement strategies with all members of the school community
  9. Maintain professional workplace etiquette and represent the department/district in a professional manner; communicate effectively and efficiently with diverse groups of people while maintaining confidentiality and positive working relationships with co-workers, students, parents, and other district employees
  10. Maintain adaptability and understanding of cultural differences and in working in a diverse environment while coping with stressful situations related to students and maintaining confidentiality
  11. Knowledge of effective English Language Learners teaching practices
  12. Knowledge and leadership on behalf of special needs students, including laws and regulations of special education and 504 plans
  13. Knowledge and leadership on behalf of accelerated/extended learning programs
  14. Analyze and interpret data to implement achievement strategies to improve student achievement based on the Student Success Plan (SSP), school-level student achievement data and other factors
  15. Manage the school facility and grounds for an appropriate, safe, working and learning environment
  16. Manage a school budget in alignment with school needs, following district budget, procurement and accounting policies and procedures with integrity and ethics
  17. Create and manage fundraising events and write grants to ensure appropriate navigation of the charter school within the district
  18. Develop positive growth-minded interactions with student groups and in working with individual students, including development/implementation of a school-wide behavior management process and provide leadership development, deployment and supervision of student activities with consideration of academic, social and ethical growth
  19. Communicate campus news and events with the school community and stakeholders through professional communication strategies
  20. Provide sound judgement and advise to constituent community; use excellent critical thinking, decision making and organizational skills
  21. Experience in collaboration with district employees as necessary for school improvement, and to contribute to the mission of the district as a whole
  22. Demonstrated experience in being ethical, courteous and provide educational leadership in employment activities
  23. Work with limited supervision; ability to work effectively under constant deadlines and time constraints; manage multiple tasks and responsibilities and prioritize accordingly
  24. Maintain regular and predictable attendance for the purpose of fulfilling job requirements efficiently and effectively. Will be required to attend and supervise activities, events, and meetings outside of normal work hours on a regular basis
  25. Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective operations of the school

 

Work Conditions

  • The usual and customary methods of performing job functions require sitting, walking, standing, bending, occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, stooping, kneeling; driving an automobile, etc.
  • Risks found in the typical work environment which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 440 E 100 S
    • Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

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