Principal - Smithville R-II
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Elementary Principal
Job Location: Smithville School District
Beginning: Jul 01, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Smithville R-II
Smithville, MO 64089
Telephone: 816-532-0406
Job Description:
Essential Functions
  • Chairs meetings (e.g. curriculum, safety, site advisory, special district committees, professional development, instructional evaluations, etc.) for the purpose of coordinating activities and ensuring that outcomes achieve school, district and/or state objectives.
  • Collaborates curriculum development, instruction, safety, etc. for the purpose of ensuring consistent and efficient practices pertaining to behavior, discipline, communication, professional growth, instruction, curriculum development, physical plant, budget; safety, etc.
  • Delegates responsibility for a variety of administrative functions to Assistant Principal and other personnel (e.g. instructional goal setting in unit or classroom, effective coordination of instructional program within and between grade levels, etc.) for the purpose of managing the workload more.
  • Evaluates assigned personnel (e.g. makes the primary focus of teacher evaluation that of instructional effectiveness related to student achievement and Social Emotional Learning of Students, utilizes Performance Based Teacher Evaluation (NEE) Process to evaluate each certified staff member annually in a candid and constructive way to produce individual development, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring that standards are achieved and performance is maximized.
  • Facilitates communication between personnel, students and/or parents (e.g. Leads teachers, administrators and parents to assume joint responsibility for a safe, orderly climate for learning throughout the school; provides academic and behavioral direction for the school; facilitation of classroom atmosphere conducive to learning for all students, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts.
  • Implements policies, procedures and/or processes (e.g. effective evaluation strategies oriented toward improvement of instruction; implementation of leadership for positive educational change; ongoing staff development; attainable, effective learning standards in all academic areas; clearly defined practices concerning flexible grouping of students; multiple basic skill assessment measures; analyses of test results to plan program modifications, analysis of various data regarding the school's effectiveness, etc.) for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
  • Manages budgets and financial forecasts (e.g. forecasting of multi-year resource needs, program expansion, renovation, staffing, etc.) for the purpose of providing financial guidance and recommendations to administrative personnel, Superintendent and/or governing Board.
  • Manages school administrative functions (e.g. facility maintenance, budget, recruiting and hiring of staff, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining safe and efficient school operations within district guidelines.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of assisting the Superintendent and Board of Education in determining the educational and SEL needs of the community.
  • Prepares a wide variety of materials (e.g. reports, student activities, correspondence, teacher and student handbooks, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
  • Presents information (e.g. budget overviews, accounting processes, distribution formulas, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback and ensuring adherence to established internal controls.
  • Represents the school within community forums for the purpose of participating in parent groups to analyze and receive input for goals, objectives, programs and procedures of the school; maintaining ongoing community support for educational goals; and/or assisting with issues related to school environment.
  • Researches alternate funding sources for the purpose of maintaining the efficient operation of the school.
  • Supervises instructional personnel and school activities (e.g. frequent and formal classroom visitations, frequent informal discussions about instruction and student achievement, communication of expected performance standards, all activities at the school, etc.) for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth and achieving overall objectives of school's curriculum.                     
Experience:  Job-related experience with increasing levels of responsiblity is required
Education:  Master's Degree in Job-Related Area
Certificates and Licenses:  Administrators Credential/State Boards
Continuing Educ./Training:  Continuing Education Requirements, Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses
Clearances:  Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance
FLSA Status:  Exempt

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.