Principals - Elementary - Locations TBD

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Description

ABOUT RCSDThe Rochester City School District (RCSD), located in vibrant Monroe County on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario serves over 26,000 students, of whom more than 85% are students of color, in 46 schools and 10 alternative programs.  The RCSD Board of Education and Superintendent believe that each student has recognizable and untapped potential that we all strive to discover and fulfill.  In a partnership of family, school and community, our mission is to provide all students equitable access to a high quality education and graduate students who are prepared to become productive members of society.  The Rochester City School District’s vision is to provide a high quality education that fosters the development of the individual talents and abilities of our students in a nurturing environment of equity.  Students are our first priority and will drive each decision.  Our work is centered in respect, trust, integrity and accountability. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. The Principal exhibits and utilizes professional knowledge in an effective manner.
 The Principal will:
  • Assist in the selection and assignment of personnel based on knowledge of ability, qualifications, past performance and school needs.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of District and school curriculum.
  • Lead curriculum development activities providing opportunities and encouragement for increased staff program expertise and involvement.
  • Implement the District approved curricular scope and sequence in the school setting.
  • Administer systematic and effective methods of objectively monitoring student progress.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of multiple measures of data (demographic, perception, school process and student learning) analysis and how to use the information to improve teaching and learning in order to obtain positive results.
  • Utilize test results in analyzing program effectiveness and identifying areas needing improvement.
  • Demonstrate continued personal growth through participation in professional activities and organizations.
  • Evaluate progress toward instructional goals and objectives and make needed adjustments.
  • Provide leadership in identifying and solving issues and problems facing the profession.
 
2. The Principal utilizes effective strategies and activities in the performance of job responsibilities.
 
The Principal will:
  • Effectively supervise the instructional performance of the professional staff through frequent and ongoing observation and evaluation.
  • Provide assistance to the professional staff in building an effective community of student learners that promote citizenship.
  • Act as role model for expected staff behavior by demonstrating leadership, management, and instructional skills.
  • Implement an effective orientation program for newly assigned personnel.
  • Demonstrate prudent risk taking and vision in the interest of school improvement.
  • Administer school budget(s) in accordance with system regulations and board policies and legal requirements.
  • Demonstrate continued personal growth through participation in professional activities and organizations.
  • Establish and clearly communicate program of teacher evaluation.
 
3.   The Principal effectively plans and prepares for job responsibilities.
 
 The Principal will:
  • Develop and implement administrative procedures consistent with federal law, state school law, state board of education and local school board policy.
  • Make decisions in consideration of alternatives, consequences, and applicable research.
  • Promote the incorporation of community resources in the school programs.
  • Provide for the maintenance of accurate and current personnel, student, and fiscal records.
  • Develop and implement administrative procedures consistent with federal law, state school law, state board of education and local school board policy.
  • Establish and/or maintain safety and security arrangements for school plant facilities and equipment.
  • Supervise health, guidance, and attendance services to insure the humane treatment of all students.
  • Supervise the preparation of accurate budgets and effectively monitor expenditures.
  • Ensure the accurate and efficient preparation of required district reports and requisitions.
  • Monitor and audit student activity accounts.
 
4.   The Principal exhibits effective human relation skills within the educational environment.
 
The Principal will:
  • Develop and maintain a positive staff morale.
  • Engage in ongoing, courageous, and honest process of self-critique and self-awareness to identify and examine their own patterns and others’ patterns of unintentional and intentional social biases.
  • Personally interact with parent groups to promote positive school-community relations.
  • Encourage parent visits and involvement in school activities.
  • Differentiate ways to encourage and increase parental involvement.
  • Provide appropriate orientation and induction programs for teachers and staff members.
  • Demonstrate fair and equitable treatment of all teachers, staff, and students.
 
5.  The Principal effectively interacts with students.
 
The Principal will: 
  • Establish high expectations for student achievement that are directly communicated to students.
  • Maintain adequate student discipline through the implementation of a fair and effective discipline code.
  • Provide for adequate supervision and acceptable student behavior at all sanctioned and sponsored events.
  • Encourage and allow students and student organizations to give meaningful and appropriate input to the operation of the school.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of students and the diversity of their needs.
  • Demonstrate fair and equitable treatment of all teachers, staff, and students.
 
6.   The Principal communicates with others.
 
 The Principal will:
  • Define, articulate and promote the internalization of a school’s philosophy.
  • Implement an effective method of reporting student progress.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with various elements of the school community.
  • Effectively communicate and support the management team decisions and school board policies.
  • Provide for systematic, two-way communication with teachers, staff and the community.
 
7.  The Principal manages time effectively.
 
The Principal will:
  • Ensure the student and teacher schedules are developed which promote school objectives and minimize conflict.
  • Establish clear rules and expectations for the use of time allocated to instruction.
  • Complete assigned tasks on time.
 
8.  Other Responsibilities:
 
The Principal will:
  • Perform other such tasks and assume such other responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor.
 
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function effectively.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.
 
Communication Skills:  Ability to read, write and interpret documents such as curriculum guides, budgets, test results, labor contracts, grant applications, statutes and policies.  Ability to understand and generate written memorandums, employee evaluations, and correspondence with business and public contacts.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to individuals and groups.
 
Reasoning Ability:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to potentially technical situations. Ability to establish priority ordering of tasks necessary to complete a project and convey these understandings and priorities to others.  Ability to employ logical sequencing, trouble-shooting, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
 
Other Skills and Abilities:  Must have a working knowledge of computers and their capabilities.
 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • Masters Degree
  • Three (3) years of appropriate teaching experience
  • Minimum of three (3) years of leadership experience as a school administrator
  • Previous experience as an Assistant Principal/building leader preferred
  • Holds New York State Certification for School Administrator/Supervisor (SAS), School Building Leader (SBL) or School District Administrator (SDA)

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Rochester City School District

131 West Broad Street , Rochester, NY 14614
 

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Rochester City School District

131 West Broad Street , Rochester, NY 14614