PRINCIPAL - MIDLAND (#1059)

Richard Milburn Academy (learn more)

Midland, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3724166
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: November 17, 2021
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

**Position will not start until 1/10/2022**


 


TITLE:                                 Principal


REPORTS TO:                      District Instructional Coordinator


 


JOB PURPOSE: To carry out the mission RMA - Texas by directing and managing the instructional program and supervising general operations for the assigned school site. To provide leadership which will result in an instructional program that meets the needs of all students while operating at a high academic level.


 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but are not limited to):         


 


Instructional Management


  1. Monitor the blended instructional program by reviewing teacher lesson plans, observing classroom

        instruction on a weekly basis, conferencing with staff, and carefully analyzing assessment


                        data related to student academic performance.  Provide educational leadership focused on


                        improving student performance and program effectiveness.


  1. Work closely with Central Office Directors and staff to plan, implement, and evaluate the blended curriculum on a systematic basis. Ensure implementation of high performance program offerings that maximize student opportunities.
  2. Implement and monitor utilization of Blended Learning and technology to improve student, staff, and administrative productivity.
  3. Implement District curriculum/instruction staff development in a timely and effective manner.
  4. Supervise and develop the campus response to intervention (RTI) effort in a timely and meaningful way that advances student success.
  5. Schedule and administer local ARD, LPAC and 504 committee meetings/hearings, providing notice to parents as required by law.
  6. Schedule Instructional Assistants and Special Education teachers according to ARD requirements.
  7. Monitor special education data submissions (including weekly review of teacher activity in the RMA special education software system) by teachers and ensure the confidentiality and security of all special education records. Insure special education IEP data is uploaded by teachers and vetted well in advance of ARD committee meetings.
  8. Secure and insure accuracy and timely updates of student cumulative files.
  9. Expedite the process of gathering TREX requests within tight timelines.
  10. Monitor teacher grade submissions each week to ensure compliance with RMA policies and administrative directives.
  11. Support and advance the RMA mission with teachers in a way that increases student success within the approved curriculum and staff development process.

 


School/Organizational Climate


  1. Utilize metric data to ensure required student enrollment and attendance levels. Initiate, aggressively maintain, and regularly assess programs to actively recruit students.
  2. Project a supportive campus environment to assist in establishing and maintaining a positive teaching and learning experience.
  3. Work collaboratively and constructively with central office personnel, other directors and contractors.
  4. Using metric data and other information, communicate with staff, students, and parents in a clear and effective manner, demonstrating skill in working with students, staff, and parents to successfully resolve conflict.
  5. Develop activities that recognize and honor students, staff, and community volunteers for their service and accomplishments.
  6. Develop, implement, communicate, and manage a student discipline plan that encourages and rewards positive student behavior. Ensure compliance of school codes of conduct by enforcing disciplinary actions up to and including suspension and expulsion of students when warranted for the safe operation of a continuous supportive learning environment for all students and staff.
  7. Monitor student attendance and devise and implement strategies that improve student attendance.
  8. Provide leadership to all aspects of the school and its programs.

 


Personnel Management & Internal Communications


  1. Maintain regular and effective communication with the RMA Central Office and work closely with staff to develop teamwork approach for increased efficiency and to insure compliance in all areas.
  2. Effectively work with Human Resources to maintain approved staff levels by recruiting, selecting, compensating, orienting, training, and managing employees in compliance with state, federal, and district EEO and Fair Labor Standards Act. This will include vetting applicants and existing staff for highly qualified compliance.
  3. Ensure all employee paperwork and personnel management reports are processed accurately and timely.
  4. Regularly communicate and ensure staff compliance with all policies and procedures.
  5. Define and communicate expectations for staff (i.e. routine procedures, classroom management, instructional strategies, and communication with the public, and individual contributions to positive staff morale.)
  6. Observe and document job performance, provide development supervision, and conduct performance evaluation conferences with staff members.

 


Administration and Fiscal/Facilities Management


  1. Effectively work with the Executive Director of Instructional Operations, Executive Director of Human Resources and Support Services, Executive Director of Instructional Technology, Grants and Expansion and Central Office in administration, fiscal/facilities management areas, and real estate operations.
  2. Implement campus annual budget based on program needs, estimated enrollment, staffing, and other fiscal demands; ensure programs are advanced within budget limits, maintain fiscal control; accurately and responsibly report fiscal information and adherence to established budget. Align expenditures in accordance to Grants Policies and Procedures where applicable.
  3. Assist in the preparation and maintenance of accurate site budgets and financial records to ensure accurate and timely transmittal of funds and fees; assist with audits and quality control initiatives; aggressively pursue creative low cost solutions to expense issues, and comply with the district Material Management Policy.
  4. Provide required reports for all school operations including, but not limited to, enrollment, attendance, payroll, budgets. Follow all Policy and Procedures for Contracts and Agreements, Time Cards, Accounts Payable, Petty Cash, and Inventory for opening and closing checklists in a timely, thorough and accurate manner within mandated deadlines.
  5. Manage the use of the school site; supervise the maintenance of the site to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe environment which may also include adherence to transportation and lunch program guidelines as warranted by local and state authorized agencies. Develop and maintain a physical security plan, including key control, emergency evacuations and medical emergencies.

 


Community Relations


  1. Host, attend, and ensure proper, accurate minutes of any site Advisory Board meetings. Ensure timely and accurate notification to parents of all school board meetings.
  2. Promote a positive image of the school and reinforce that image by creating opportunities for parents and community members to visit the school as well as participating in volunteer work.
  3. Demonstrate an awareness of the community/school needs while articulating and seeking community support for the school's mission within that community.
  4. In compliance with the marketing plans, work with the Central Office in developing and implementing a plan to expand student participation in the site program. Said plan should include initiating contacts and providing recommendations to expand the client base, as well as revisions to the schools programs and services; and assistance to be provided in presentations and conferences.
  5. Make regular contact with a variety of community groups including the local juvenile probation department, Department of Human Services, high school superintendents, principals and counselors to advance the RMA effort to be a resource for the cities where RMA campuses are located.

 


Professional Growth, Development and Practices


  1. Engage in activities to improve leadership skills, utilize information and insights gained in professional development programs, and keep abreast of educational practices to identify and share ideas that will assist in providing your staff and students with appropriate and meaningful experiences.
  2. Participate openly with staff, students and the community to seek suggestions which will assist in a continuing program of self-improvement.
  3. Be an appropriate role model by demonstrating professionalism and concern and respect for the dignity and human worth of staff, students, community members, and people in general. Comply with and demand compliance from staff of all applicable state and federal statutes, local board policies and administrative guidelines, and all appropriate code of ethics.

 


 


QUALIFICATIONS:               


  1. A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university preferred. A strong major in education, administration or curriculum/instruction with a working knowledge of academic and administrative use of computers.
  2. A valid state administrator's certification preferred.
  3. A combination of at least ten (10) years of successful experience as a classroom teacher and as a supervisor.
  4. A proven ability to relate to a variety of constituencies.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  6. Demonstrated leadership and management ability.
  7. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Corporate Board may deem appropriate.

 


 


SUPERVISES:                                    Professional and paraprofessional staff members as assigned by the Executive Director of Instructional Operations.


 


FLSA STATUS:                  Exempt


 


PAY GRADE:                                      Per current board approved RMA pay scale.


 


TRAVEL:                                             Some travel is required


 


GENERAL INFORMATION:


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being


performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list


of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.  There may be other duties as assigned.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position.  Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.


A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incident to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimal levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.


This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.


 


NORMAL WORKING HOURS AND DAYS:


Monday through Friday, as designated by the school site hours of operation.


 


AMERICANS WITH DISABILITY SPECIFICATIONS:


 


  1. Physical Demands:

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 occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  1. Work Environment

Work environment characteristics 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 not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


 


EVALUATION:                                  Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with procedures established by the district on the evaluation of management personnel. 


 


 


JOB DESCRIPTION


EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


 


I have read and reviewed the above School Director job description and understand the job requirements and expectations.


 


ALL applicants must apply online. PLEASE DO NOT SEND RESUMES by mail, fax or email. Please apply at rmaschools.org


 


 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Richard Milburn Academy is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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