Principal - Hope Leadership Academy
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Principal
Job Location: Hope Leadership Academy
Beginning: May 08, 2019
Deadline: May 30, 2019**
District: Hope Leadership Academy
Kansas City, MO 64128
Telephone: 816-931-6290
Job Description:
POSITION TITLE: Elementary Principal

REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

The Elementary Principal is responsible for providing effective instructional leadership and is accountable for the school’s operation. Major responsibilities include the educational program, professional and classified staff, student development, facility maintenance and management, fiscal management activities, and developing effective community relations.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience.
  • Elementary Principal certification.
  • Master’s Degree with Specialist Degree preferred.
  • Effective leadership skills and experiences.
  • Proven background in instruction, assessment & professional development.
  • Participates in developing building goals.
  • Develops and implements educational programs according to the School Improvement Plan.
  • Oversees student assessment and data analysis.
  • Conducts staff evaluations.
  • Administers student code of conduct.
  • Ensures faculty involvement in the identification and development of goals that improve classroom instruction and increase student learning.
  • Provides leadership in developing the necessary climate for change and growth within the school.
  • Demonstrates effective screening and interviewing skills to select staff that will further the school’s mission and vision.
  • Observes instruction and provides feedback to teachers to improve instruction.
  • Provides staff development on an ongoing basis to involve staff in assessing and improving instruction, improving building communication, improving working relationships in the school, and improving ways to provide support to staff.
  • Provides an orientation program for new staff members.
  • Monitors student progress throughout the year.
  • Provides for a safe, orderly, positive, and clean school environment.
  • Supports and participates in parent/community activities.
  • Provides for a systematic program of self-evaluation to improve daily performance.
  • Informs Board of Directors of problems, progress, and plans in the building as they occur.
  • Manages resources, personnel, and time in order to provide for effective and efficient day-by-day operation of the school.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Facilities, Support and Instructional Resources
  • Oversee the financial affairs of the school and provide the Board of Directors with financial reports on a monthly basis or as requested.
  • Advise the Board of Directors on matters of finances, policies, facilities and personnel
  • Maintain the school’s records.
  • Submit all reports and data required by state and federal law.
  • Maintain facilities that are safe, adequate, efficient and conducive for learning.
  • Direct the acquisition of instructional materials, supplies and other equipment necessary for effective instruction.
Parent and Community Involvement
  • Represent the school at local events.
  • Serve as an advocate for the school to the public.
  • Build and maintain relationships with community leaders, local government officials and civic organizations.
  • Serve as the school’s liaison with law enforcement, first responders and other emergency agencies and personnel.
  • Attend monthly board meetings.
  • Develop agendas for board meetings in consultation with the board president and provide board members necessary information in advance of all meetings.
  • Delegate duties to members of the administrative team as necessary.
  • Implement the school’s strategic plan.
  • Implement board policy through written administrative procedures.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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