Principal - St. Louis City
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Principal, 2024 - 2025
Deadline: Aug 17, 2024**
District: St. Louis City
St Louis, MO 63101
Telephone: 314-345-2379
Job Description:
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Position Summary:
The principal performs duties required to direct and coordinate educational, administrative, and counseling activities of a school community including general supervision of all employees assigned to that school; reports to the Network Superintendent; and is responsible for the achievement of school goals. Some of the most important goals include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Maintain safe, secure, and supportive culturally responsive learning environments for students
  • Maintain instructional programs and procedures appropriate for a virtual, blended, hybrid, or traditional learning environment in support of increased academic performance for all students
  • Maintain visible parent and community participation in school processes and activities
  • Ensure high levels of satisfaction, sense of belonging, and professionalism with and among all staff
Essential Functions:
To achieve the above goals, the principal performs the activities listed below:
School Culture
  • Create a quality school improvement plan that focuses on teaching and learning goals and expectations
  • Use data to determine and develop professional development for whole staff, small group, and individual professional growth
  • Develop positive student and staff rapport and be visible throughout the school while establishing a climate of belonging, respect, and high expectations for all
 Academic Leadership
  • Motivate and mobilize staff toward fulfilling the school vision, strategy, and goals
  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of reading and literacy skills and strategies pivotal to student academic success across content areas
  • Develop new school-level policies, procedures, and guidelines as needed
  • Demonstrate deep content knowledge about school climate and student culture, including discipline, trauma-informed approaches, and culturally responsive practices
 Community and Relationship-Building
  • Establish and maintain relationships with other schools, organizations, and district departments to coordinate services
  • Engage families and the community in school processes and develop a comprehensive school communication strategy inclusive of families and community members
  • Demonstrate awareness and respond appropriately to ongoing national, regional, and local changes that may affect the school environment and operations; these changes may be social, economic, legal, and/or cultural
  • Serve as liaison officer between the school and local law enforcement and social service agencies
Management and Operations
  • Develop a recruitment plan to ensure the sustainability and growth of the student population
  • Organize and administer the school in conformity with the policies of the Board of Education and administrative guidelines of the Superintendent of Schools
  • Plan and prepare the school budget to ensure appropriate funding is obtained and monitor expenditures to ensure budget compliance
  • Monitor volunteer programs where beneficial to the school
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Collaborate with others to create a compelling, shared vision strategy, and goals for school success
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively in writing, in one-on-one communications, in meetings, and large group presentations
  • Demonstrate effective talent management practices, including selection, staffing, supervision, performance appraisal, performance recognition, staff development, and promotion
  • Lead change initiatives and ensure sustainability
  • Exhibit knowledge of state, federal, and board guidelines related to curriculum development
  • Utilize modern office practices, procedures, and equipment
  • Minimum of three years of experience as a full-time certified educator in a preK-12 setting
  • Minimum of three full years of experience providing formal instructional coaching supervision to educators in a preK-12 setting (preferred)
  • Master’s Degree in Education (required)
  • Valid Missouri Administrator Certification (required) 
  • Candidates who will be eligible for a MO administrator license on or before July 1 are encouraged to apply and may be considered on a case-by-case basis contingent upon licensure*

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