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Secondary Principal

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Summary Information:
Employer: Wichita Public Schools
Position Type: Admin./Support
Categories: Principal
School / Org: Wichita Public Schools
Location Wichita, Kansas
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN11220
Posting Date: 24 October 2017
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Wichita Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Secondary Principal (2017-2018 School Year)

Location: Unassigned

Position Function - Building Level Leader (Principal): To use leadership, supervisory and administrative skills to empower and develop staff to create a culture of student and staff learning.

Essential Performance Responsibilities:
Setting Direction:
- The building leader includes all stakeholders that represent the school community in developing the vision, mission and goals of the school that align with the overall mission and goals of the district
- The building leader facilitates the collaborative develop and implementation of the school improvement plan
- The building leader uses data to monitor and adjust as necessary the action plan and goals of the school improvement plan

Developing all students:
- The building leader ensures all students are making academic progress by monitoring the instructional program
- The building level leader ensures instructional guidelines are in place and teachers are following the district adopted course and grade level standards and teachers are following the curriculum with fidelity
- The building leader ensures that all students have access to the core curriculum and that teachers differentiate instruction and intervention based on student data
- The building leader ensures that all students have access to a variety of student activities that support their leadership, physical, emotional, social and attitudinal growth
- The building leader ensures students have access and are supported with services that support mental, physical, and emotional wellness for every student

Developing Staff:
- The building leader evaluates all staff members for the purpose of improving student growth, identify professional learning needs, promoting teacher leadership, and making decisions
- The building leader is responsible for observing and evaluating teachers in accordance with Kansas law
- The building leader is responsible for recruiting, screening, hiring, assigning, disciplining and dismissing school staff
- The building leader promotes a culture of learning and collaboration by providing opportunities for staff to acquire, enhance, and refine the knowledge, skills, and commitment necessary to create and support high levels of learning for all students
- The building level leader will use data to develop differentiate professional learning to promote teacher leadership

Making the Organization Work:
- The building leader evaluates data regarding beliefs, processes and structures within the school that support or amped rigor in teaching and learning
- The building leader creates and sustains a culture of collaboration, trust, learning and high expectations for all
- The building leader ensures the management of the organization, operations and resources for a safe efficient and effective learning environment
- The building leader obtains allocates and aligns human, fiscal, and technological resources to meet the district and school goals
- The building leader follows established timelines and guidelines for all of the elements required by federal, state and district policies
- The building level leader will maintain high standards of student conduct and enforces discipline as necessary and assures due process for students when appropriate
- The building leader ensures a safe learning environment by adhering to all crisis plans, school wide behavior plans and policies

Additional Duties: Assists with additional duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

Equipment: The employee must demonstrate the ability to use basic office equipment such as computers, scanners, copiers, and fax machine. Must always comply with USD 259’s guidelines for equipment use.

Travel: Limited travel between schools and central offices may be required.

Physical and Mental Demands:
- Work in standard office and school building environments
- Ability to work outdoors during outdoor student activities
- Additional demands upon request of Superintendent

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate both verbally and written in order to communicate with others inside and outside of the organization for the purpose of giving and obtaining information
- Basic computer proficiency and the ability to effectively use Microsoft Word and Outlook which will be determined and validated by testing
- Use of good judgment to make decisions on recurring assignments
- Ability to communicate effectively with a supervisor when their discretion is needed
- Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality
- Ability to conform to proper standards of professional dress and appearance
- Knowledge of company's mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them

- Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy
- Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues
- Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service

Employee Punctuality and Appearance:
- In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee’s supervisor or building administrator
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of USD 259 and is appropriate for their position

Qualification Profile:
- A current KS Building Administration License is required
- Prior experience as either an Assistant Principal or Principal required
- 5 plus years of teaching experience is preferred
- Must have advanced technology skills
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written
- Knowledge of public school operations
- Ability to deal with confidential matters
- Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with people from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds; (i.e., community, administrators, teachers, substitutes, classified, students, etc.)
- Ability to listen, is organized, detail oriented, and is a self-starter

FLSA Status: Exempt

Department Specifics:
The building leader will be evaluated on the five domains of the Marzano School Leadership Evaluation Model. This includes a Data-Driven Focus on Student Achievement, Continuous Improvement of Instruction, A Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum, Cooperation and Collaboration, and School Climate.

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