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K-8 Principal - 2024-2025 School Year - The Art and Science Academy

Posted on 2024-02-26 9:49:58 AM

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Description: Job Title: K-8 Principal Reports to: Executive Director and Board of Directors Status: Full Time Contract Timeline: 4-15-24 Job Description for: K-8 Principal (two sites) Summary: The K-8 principal will lead the administrative transition to district wide programming, engagement, instructional planning and operations. The principal will provide leadership in setting a positive district culture, direction and instructional/behavioral standards. The K-8 principal will be responsible for ensuring that all required federal, state, and Board mandates and policies are adhered to in the best interest of student learning. The principal will be the instructional leader, engagement coordinator and will be responsible for setting high behavioral and performance standards for students, staff and programs. The K-8 principal will report to the Executive Director and Board of Directors and will ensure the school&#8217;s mission and vision are at the core of all decisions. The K-8 principal is responsible for the safety, engagement and instructional growth of all students. The K-8 principal is responsible for the hiring, supervision and evaluation of all K-8 employees. Responsibilities: NOTE &#8211; Other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary. Communicate effectively with the Executive Director and Board of Directors and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the executive director and board to function properly and to make informed decisions. Inform the director on issues, needs, and operation of the school system. Provide input on the development and implementation of long- and short-range plans for achieving the strategic plan goals and objectives. Promote all aspects of the K-8 Academic, Social and Emotional, Arts and related curriculum and outcomes. Work collaboratively with district leadership and staff to ensure safety, security, instructional excellence, student growth and engagement at all levels of district operations. Qualifications: 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. Essential Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Strong instructional pedagogy and experience, knowledge of School Board policies/ Minnesota State Statutes, and Federal programs. Awareness of community support, community expectations for the school&#8217;s curriculum and instructional theory and practices is essential. Ability to set a welcome tone, while maintaining school order and expectations, while engaging stakeholders is vital. The position requires, among other qualities, managerial, observational, communications, and leadership skills and abilities, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Experience with charter schools is preferred. Education and/or Experience: Education: Master&#8217;s degree and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree or higher in Administration and Supervision or Educational Leadership. Experience: Have at least three years of successful teaching and 3 years of education administration experience. Prefer school or school system administrative experience with concentration in instructional leadership, behavioral management, and community engagement. Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations: Current Minnesota State K-12 administrative license. Language Skills: Ability to read, write and interpret documents such as curriculum guides, budgets, test results, contracts, grant applications, statutes, and policies. Ability to understand and generate written memorandums, employee evaluations, and correspondence with business and public contacts. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively to individuals and groups. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from parents, staff, students, and the general public. Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Experience in working with and preparing budgets and the ability to read and interpret fiscal reports. Computer Skills: Must be knowledgeable of current school software, and a variety of electronic tools. Must be capable of correspondence using e-mail or other web-based applications. Reasoning Ability: Analyze problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. 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 regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. 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. About the School: The Art and Science Academy (ASA) is a 10-year old charter school with an enrollment of approximately 330 students located in Isanti, MN. ASA is dedicated to providing a quality education in a small-school environment utilizing arts and science integrated instruction. ASA is looking for an energetic professional to lead the community through a transitional and organizational change from two principals to one. How to Apply: Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter and three references to: Paula Foley, Director at paula.foley@artandscienceacademy.k12.mn.us<mailto:paula.foley@artandscienceacademy.k12.mn.us> or call 320-980-7180. This position is posted by the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools on behalf of The Art and Science Academy. For more information on this and other job openings available in Minnesota charter schools, go to https://mncharterschools.org/careers<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fmncharterschools.org%2Fcareers&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C6a0b2d9b0c264adc5ae408dc36e293d2%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638445593983962815%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=XZKLxHmgjxy3OgukT4WqK1B4Mc40UEV%2Bt36sWP6Erf0%3D&reserved=0>.

Description:

Job Title: K-8 Principal

Reports to: Executive Director and Board of Directors

Status:  Full Time Contract

Timeline: 4-15-24

Job Description for:

K-8 Principal (two sites)

Summary:

 

The K-8 principal will lead the administrative transition to district wide programming, engagement, instructional planning and operations.  The principal will provide leadership in setting a positive district culture, direction and instructional/behavioral standards.

 

The K-8 principal  will be responsible for ensuring that all required federal, state, and Board mandates and policies are adhered to in the best interest of student learning.  The principal will be the instructional leader, engagement coordinator and will be responsible for setting high behavioral and performance standards for students, staff and programs. 

 

The K-8 principal will report to the Executive Director and Board of Directors and will ensure the school’s mission and vision are at the core of all decisions.   The K-8 principal is responsible for the safety, engagement and instructional growth of all students.  The K-8 principal is responsible for the hiring, supervision and evaluation of all K-8 employees.

 

Responsibilities:

NOTE – Other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary.

Communicate effectively with the Executive Director and Board of Directors and provide, in a timely and accurate manner, all information necessary for the  executive director and board to function properly and to make informed decisions.

Inform  the director  on issues, needs, and operation of the school system.

Provide input on the development and implementation of long- and short-range plans for achieving the strategic plan goals and objectives.

Promote all aspects of the K-8 Academic, Social and Emotional, Arts and related curriculum and outcomes.

Work collaboratively with district leadership and staff to ensure safety, security, instructional excellence, student growth and engagement at all levels of district operations.

 

Qualifications:

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.

 

Essential Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Strong instructional pedagogy and experience, knowledge of School Board policies/ Minnesota State Statutes, and Federal programs. Awareness of community support, community expectations for the school’s curriculum and instructional theory and practices is essential.  Ability to set a welcome tone, while maintaining school order and expectations, while engaging stakeholders is vital.  The position requires, among other qualities, managerial, observational, communications, and leadership skills and abilities, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Experience with charter schools is preferred.

 

Education and/or Experience:

 

Education: Master’s degree and Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree or higher in Administration and Supervision or Educational Leadership.

 

Experience: Have at least three years of successful teaching and 3 years of education administration experience.  Prefer school or school system administrative experience with concentration in instructional leadership, behavioral management, and community engagement.

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

Current Minnesota State K-12 administrative license.

 

Language Skills:

Ability to read, write and interpret documents such as curriculum guides, budgets, test results, contracts, grant applications, statutes, and policies.  Ability to understand and generate written memorandums, employee evaluations, and correspondence with business and public contacts.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to individuals and groups.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from parents, staff, students, and the general public.

 

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  Experience in working with and preparing budgets and the ability to read and interpret fiscal reports.

 

Computer Skills:

Must be knowledgeable of current school software, and a variety of electronic tools.  Must be capable of correspondence using e-mail or other web-based applications.

 

Reasoning Ability:

Analyze problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 

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 regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

 

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.

 

About the School:

The Art and Science Academy (ASA) is a 10-year old charter school with an enrollment of approximately 330 students located in Isanti, MN.  ASA is dedicated to providing a quality education in a small-school environment utilizing arts and science integrated instruction. 

ASA is looking for an energetic professional to lead the community through a transitional and organizational change from two principals to one.

 

How to Apply:

Interested parties should send a resume, cover letter and three references to:

Paula Foley, Director at paula.foley@artandscienceacademy.k12.mn.us or call 320-980-7180.

 

This position is posted by the Minnesota Association of Charter Schools on behalf of The Art and Science Academy. For more information on this and other job openings available in Minnesota charter schools, go to https://mncharterschools.org/careers.