Openings as of 9/24/2018Administration
Interim Middle School Principal for remainder of the 2018-2019 school year. Start date of October 15, 2018.
Administrative Certification, Evaluator III required, Administrative experience preferred
Contact Superintendent Doug Gee with any questions 641-357-2181.
All applications must be completed online through our district website: www.clearlakeschools.org >Careers portal.
Position Title: Principal
Communicates and interacts effectively with the external and internal public.
Works effectively in a fast paced environment with a variety of situations, individual, and groups. Requires command of detail, accuracy, organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and demands.
Demonstrates integrity and respects confidentiality.
Problem-solves and carries out tasks that improve the district.
Successful teaching experience.
Possesses valid Iowa Administrative license.
Reports to: Superintendent
Supervises: The academic and support personnel employed in the building(s) assigned to the Principal. (High school principal supervises assistant principal/athletic director)
Position Goal: To provide building-wide leadership to improve teaching and learning which increases achievement and promotes success of all students.
Promotes the success of all students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation, and stewardship of a vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.
Sets priorities in the context of improving student achievement.
Articulates and promotes high expectations for teaching and student learning.
Aligns the educational programs, plans, and actions of the district’s vision and goals for student learning.
Creates symbols, ceremonies, and activities that support the vision and mission of the district.
Develops communication strategies to inform stakeholders of progress toward the vision and mission of the district.
Promotes the success of all students by advocating, nurturing and sustaining a school culture and instructional program conducive to student learning and staff professional development.
Provides leadership for assessing, developing, and improving culture and climate.
Recruits, interviews, and recommends teachers and staff to support quality instruction.
Provides leadership, encouragement, opportunities, and structure for all staff to continually design more effective teaching and learning experiences for all students.
Evaluates staff and provides direction for improving instruction.
Develops and supports professional development of staff to improve student learning.
Demonstrates awareness of professional issues and developments in education.
Develops and revises as needed his/her own profession development plan for continued improved performance.
Promotes the success of all students by ensuring management of the organization, operations and resources for safe, efficient and effective learning environment.
Operational procedures are designed and managed to maximize opportunities for successful learning
Effectively carries out board policies and procedures.
Demonstrates effective communication skills with a variety of stakeholders in the operation of the school.
Addresses problems in a timely manner.
Manages fiscal resources of the school responsibly, efficiently, and effectively.
Works to assure the school plant, equipment, and support systems operate safely, efficiently, and effectively.
Promotes the success of all students by collaborating with families and community members, responding to diverse community interests and needs, and mobilizing community resources.
Engages family and community by promoting shared responsibility for student learning and school success.
Promotes and supports parent/student/community involvement in the school.
Shares leadership and decision-making.
Connects students and families to the health, human, and social services they need to stay focused on learning.
Promotes the success of all students by acting with integrity, fairness and in an ethical manner.
Demonstrates ethical, trustworthy, and professional behavior.
Demonstrates values, beliefs, and attitudes that inspire others to higher levels of performance.
Treats people fairly, equitably, and with dignity and respect.
Applies policies and procedures in a fair and equitable manner.
Demonstrates appreciation for and sensitivity to diversity in the school community.
Promotes the success of all students by understanding the profile of the community and responding to, and influencing the larger political, social, economical, legal and cultural context.
Serves as an effective spokesperson for the welfare of all members of the learning community.
Promotes respect for diversity in the school and community environment.
Engages in dialogue with other decision-makers to improve teaching and learning.
Communicates clearly to the community about building/district issues and performances.
Provides leadership through assisting in the development of mutual expectations, procedures for working together, and formulating district policies.
Knows and supports the building/district school improvement plan and accurately interprets and reports progress on goals.
This job description is subject to change, and in no manner implies that the principal performs only the responsibilities and duties listed herein. The principal must perform these and other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent, consistent with local board policies and the Iowa Code.
Terms of Employment: 225 days of service.
Salary and benefits to be set by the Board of Education.
Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with board policy, including progress on annual job targets as set by the Administrator and Superintendent.
Physical Requirements: Bending, carrying, climbing, travel between job sites, lifting, pushing-pulling, reaching, sitting, standing, and walking
Working Conditions: Includes extremes of temperature and humidity. Hazards include stairs and communicable diseases.
Any employee not covered by a negotiated contract agreement is an “at-will” employee. Either the school district or the employee can terminate the employment relationship at will, with or without cause, so long as there is no violation of applicable federal or state law. The school district can define the number of days notice required of a terminating employee.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
It is the policy of the Winterset Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district's Equity Coordinator, 110 West Washington, Winterset Iowa, (515) 462-2718.
A signed copy of this job description will be placed in the employee’s personnel file.
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