Principal for Beacon Heights Elementary
Contract Days: 223 Days
Priority Screen Date: Close of business on May 13, 2020
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2020
FLSA Status: Exempt
This position is benefits eligible
Starting Salary: Administrator Schedule
Interview Date: TBD
Purpose: The school principal at Beacon Heights Elementary School 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.
- Master’s degree in Education or related field
- State of Utah Administrative/Supervisory License or an out of state license that is transferrable to Utah.
- Two 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.
- Five years of experience in K-12 education.
- 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.
- Ability to provide positive and inspirational leadership/guidance and a collaborative mindset to learning community stakeholders
- 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
- Experience supervising and evaluating the conduct/performance of all assigned personnel.
- Ability to implements policies, procedures and/or processes for providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
- 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.
- 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.
- Knowledgeable of culturally competent strategies and culturally responsive, professional communication/engagement strategies with all members of the school community
- Ability to lead implementation of effective English Language Learners teaching practices.
- 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.
- Knowledge of school budget management in alignment with school needs, following district budget, procurement and accounting policies and procedures with integrity and ethics
- 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.
- Knowledge in student leadership development, deployment and supervision of student activities with consideration of academic and social growth
- Spanish Speaker: speaks, reads, writes and understands spoken Spanish
- Provide leadership and commitment to equity, excellence and achievement for each student
- 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
- Knowledge in leadership development, deployment and supervision of student activities with consideration of academic, social and ethical growth
- Supervise and evaluate the conduct/performance of all assigned personnel
- Implements policies, procedures and/or processes for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Knowledge of effective English Language Learners teaching practices
- Knowledge and leadership on behalf of special needs students, including laws and regulations of special education and 504 plans
- Knowledge and leadership on behalf of accelerated/extended learning programs
- 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
- Manage the school facility and grounds for an appropriate, safe, working and learning environment
- Manage a school budget in alignment with school needs, following district budget, procurement and accounting policies and procedures with integrity and ethics
- 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
- Communicate campus news and events with the school community and stakeholders through professional communication strategies
- Provide sound judgement and advise to constituent community; use excellent critical thinking, decision making and organizational skills
- Experience in collaboration with district employees as necessary for school improvement, and to contribute to the mission of the district as a whole
- Demonstrated experience in being ethical, courteous and provide educational leadership in employment activities
- Work with limited supervision; ability to work effectively under constant deadlines and time constraints; manage multiple tasks and responsibilities and prioritize accordingly
- 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
- Perform other related duties as assigned to ensure the efficient and effective operations of the school
- 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.