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Principal

Company: River Springs Charter School
Location: San Jacinto
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of the Job: Under the direction of the Senior Director of Academies, the Principal oversees the vision, development, and strategic planning for the learning centers including operations, program and project management, staffing and budgets, and external relationships. The Principal has the responsibility to set the direction for center activities, articulate and ensure the educational mission of the programs, manage, pursue and secure funding, and maintain/develop linkages with administration, teachers, parents, students, and community. The position requires creative, innovative, and strategic thinking as well as leadership skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
--- Set direction, along with Springs administration, site staff, students, and parents, and provides leadership for the learning centers; build shared vision among all stakeholders, focusing on each center's mission and identity;--- Provide dynamic leadership to help create positive and productive climates in both centers so learning can take place in safe and meaningful ways for students with a wide range of ability levels and interests. Maintain on-going dialog with students and parents in an effort to make continual program improvements and better meet student needs;--- Manage the development and maintenance of the learning centers' physical plants, instructional materials, furniture and supplies, hardware and software procurement, and safety issues;--- Oversee the quality and integrity of academic programming in relationship to Springs and its responsibilities and accountability to students, parents and the State of California. Design staff development, outcome and evaluation processes, brings in external technical assistance and services as needed to support the learning centers' organizational development;--- Ensure coverage and appropriate supervision for students during operating hours. Maintain substitute calendar, procedures and policies. Also oversee coverage at lunch & before and after class;--- Handle student, staff, and parent behavior and discipline issues in productive and effective ways and determines guidelines of behavior for the center;--- Interface with other departments, programs, and individuals within Springs regarding facility usage and provides information regarding policies and procedures;--- Identify and develop new projects and programs; build collaborations, design project goals and implementation strategy, allocate resources, and make decisions on appropriate integration with other activities;--- Seek out, build and develop relationships with numerous agencies, programs, and businesses to strengthen the learning centers' programs;--- Serve as a representative of Springs Charter Schools to parents, students and the community. Serve as liaison between the learning centers and Springs and facilitates interaction between Springs and learning center staff;--- Plan and administer budgets and other financial and/or contractual issues, as appropriate. Oversee budget planning, reporting, invoicing, purchasing, payroll, and financial forecasting in relation to the learning centers. Take appropriate actions to ensure proper fiscal management and accountability to Springs, State and Federal agencies;--- Represent Springs and the learning centers at conference events, work/planning/advisory groups, professional associations, agencies at the state and national level. Presents, (orally and in writing) when appropriate, information on learning center topics, research findings and other topics in education;--- Identify and write grant/contract proposals for center projects as opportunities develop (new and ongoing.) Develop ideas and resource strategies for implementing project innovations;--- Foster a participatory, shared-management organizational environment. Lead and facilitate effective group process and decision-making practices. Integrate principles of teaching and learning with organizational development strategies. Engage in ongoing professional development for self and plans professional development activities for center staff;--- Design and oversee education needs assessments, documentation, reporting and evaluation protocols as they may be deemed helpful in strengthening the programs offered by the learning centers;--- Serve on school committees and advisory groups, as directed and able;--- Work with Springs administration to set marketing, promotion and recruitment strategies for center projects and programs; oversee coordination of print materials, website and project publications;
--- Other duties may be assigned.
Conflict of Interest Code: This position is subject to our Conflict of Interest Code. As a code filer this position is responsible to fill out the Form 700 "Statement of Economic Interests" which must be filed annually and within 30 days of assuming or leaving a position. Visit the following website for more information: http://www.fppc.ca.gov/INDEX.php?id=500
Supervisory Responsibilities: Oversee the operation of a site and all its programs, unless exceptions exist. Has direct supervision of teachers and support staff; recommend and perform various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers, substitute and vacation schedules responsible for disciplinary actions and documentation for students and staff; responsible for performance evaluations of employees.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: California Teaching Credential -Single Subject or Multiple Subject; Admin Credential preferred. Master's Degree preferred.
Knowledge of education, current practices in program design, implementation and evaluation as well as public policy trends and legislative actions. Knowledge of relevant public and private sector institutions. Knowledge of teaching and learning (theory and practice), organizational development, training design and performance management. Knowledge of the learning needs of special populations, particularly those with barriers to educational advancement. Organizational leadership capabilities: administrative, organizational, strategic planning and supervisory ability. Must possess a strong sense of personal vision and the ability to articulate that vision to others. Influencing, negotiating and group facilitation skills; ability to work with, and initiate, efforts involving a wide range of stakeholders and interests. Knowledge of systems and system-building strategies. To communicate effectively (oral and written) to a variety of audiences in diverse settings (internally and externally), including technical writing ability for reports, evaluations and proposals. Ability to negotiate and resolve conflicts, to motivate, and support the activities and professional development of staff. Computer proficiency in word processing, presentation software, spreadsheet, and database applications, as well as Internet, e-mail and computer-based learning technologies. An on going commitment to continued growth and knowledge in educational administration, techniques, and strategies.
Required licenses and/or certificates:
--- If required to operate a vehicle in the performance of duties, operator must possess an appropriate valid California Driver's License and maintain possession of such license during the course of employment;--- Have an acceptable driving record;--- Must be insurable at standard rates by the District's insurance carrier and maintain such insurability during the course of employment.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Must be able to write correspondence and effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Interpret, apply and explain applicable laws, codes, rules and regulations; communicate effectively both orally and in writing,
Mathematical Skills: Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Reasoning Ability: Interpret, explain and apply provisions and policies regarding safety and risk management; read and interpret laws and policies and procedures; ability to work under pressure of time constraints; maintain complex and confidential records and files; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others.
Computer Skills: Technical expertise including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point,and Google Apps for Business (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drive)
Physical Demands: With or without the use of aids: sufficient vision to read printed materials; sufficient hearing to hear normal conversations and telephone conversations; sufficient capability to speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversations; sufficient manual dexterity to use telephone and operate office equipment and sufficient strength to perform lifting requirements of specific assignment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.________________________________________________________________________
Employer Statement: Management retains the discretion to add or to change duties of the position at any time.

Keywords: River Springs Charter School, Hemet , Principal, Education / Teaching , San Jacinto, California

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