REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Elementary and Secondary Education
SALARY: $95,203 minimum (Dependent on experience; Based on 2010-2012 Salary Schedule)
WORK YEAR: Full-time; 235 Days; Position starts Approximately July 1, 2012
The Middle School Principal manages the educational programs, operations, personnel, and financial resources within the building to ensure that district policies are followed, district and state standards are achieved, and that the educational needs of all students are met. This includes but is not limited to the following responsibilities:
Job Summary: *Fosters high student achievement and provides learning experiences that will support all students to meet or exceed proficiency. *Maintains a safe and welcoming learning environment where all individuals are respected. *Efficiently and effectively manages to maximize educational resources. *Works with building and district personnel to implement instructional programs that support learning opportunities for all students. *Coordinates the involvement of various building stakeholders--staff, parents/guardians, students--in the development and implementation of policies that enhance opportunities for students. *Conducts classroom observations and evaluates the effectiveness of staff. *Monitors and evaluates the curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular programs within the building. *Develops building policies and procedures dealing with behavior management, substance abuse, special programs, parent/student problems, etc... *Oversees development of the school's master schedule. *Develops and administers the approved building budget. *Makes decisions relating to human resources within the building, including hiring, discipline, training and development, performance appraisal, and related activities. *Is an integral member of the district leadership team, serving on building, district, and community committees. *Designs and implements a building-level public relations program. *Develops and directs the preparation of building emergency procedures and responses. *Directs the maintenance and improvement of the school plant, facilities, and equipment. *Monitors the completion of reports, records, and communications required by the District and State. *Performs other duties as apparent or assigned.
*Licensure in secondary administration (must hold or be eligible for MN license as a secondary or elementary principal). 6th Year Degree required. *Middle school and/or secondary administrative and teaching experience preferred. *Proven record as an instructional leader. *Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff, students, parents/guardians, and community. *Successful experience in working with diverse populations. *Successful experience in facilitating educational change. *Experience in developing and implementing site based shared decision making. *Ability to develop a site plan that is aligned with the district Aim, Goals and Measures. *Effective oral and written communication skills. *Excellent organizational skills. *Current knowledge and experience in implementation of technology to support instruction.
In addition, the specific skills/educational qualifications for this include: *Believes that all children can attain high levels of learning. *Takes responsibility for the learning of our children and his/her own performance. * Possesses the knowledge and skills to build effective educational experiences that benefit all children. *Applies the principles of Efficacy, SDIS, and Language through the use of quality tools and processes. * Functions as an effective member of the educational/school team. *Won’t shy away from today’s educational challenges. *Utilizes effective interpersonal skills. *Has a proven track record of success. *Successful experience working with diverse populations. *Works with great integrity.
Common and Shared Accountabilities for All Positions
Employees of the Rochester Public School District #535 are expected to support the goals, model and promote an environment that is respectful for all, and work collaboratively with other staff to focus on the needs of the learner. A quality, customer focus that conveys a welcome attitude, an adaptability to change, and a desire for continuous improvement is also expected of all employees. In addition, staff are to respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the schools, and be dependable and accountable employees.
Rochester Public Schools has the seventh largest enrollment in Minnesota with 16,300 K-12 students with a District goal to diversify its workforce. The student population mirrors the growing diversity of the community with a minority student population of 27.37 percent. Rochester, Minnesota, a city of 100,000 and twice voted "The Best Place to Live in America" by Money magazine, is home to the Mayo Clinic and IBM and draws residents and visitors from around the world. Competitive salary and benefits provided.
Individuals who wish to be considered for this position must apply on-line at www.applitrack.com/rochester/onlineapp.