The job of Elementary Principal is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional process with specific responsibility for directing overall site operations, services, and staff at an elementary school; providing information and serving as a resource to others; enforcing established policies and regulatory requirements; coordinating school activities and addressing issues, situations and/or problems that arise on campus or with enrolled students.
This job reports to Director, Teaching, Learning & Educational Equity
Collaborates with a variety of groups and/or individuals (e.g. other administrators, staff, public agencies, community members, Playworks staff, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs for optimal student achievement.
Develops and/or implements policies, procedures and/or processes (e.g. safety, security, crisis teams, emergency response planning, district initiatives, etc.) for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
Facilitates communication between personnel, students and/or parents for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts.
Manages school administrative functions (e.g. facility maintenance, budget, staffing, assessments, staff evaluations, student discipline issues, security, etc.) for the purpose of evaluating programs and maintaining safe and efficient school operations within district guidelines.
Participates as a member or facilitator in meetings, workshops and seminars that frequently involve a range of issues (e.g. common core standards, assessments, staff development, behavioral plans, IEPs, district initiatives, Playworks, etc.) for the purpose of providing training, communicating information, gaining feedback and ensuring adherence to established internal controls required to perform functions.
Prepares a wide variety of materials (e.g. newsletters, memos, suspension/expulsion letters, staff disciplinary documents, observation and rating write-ups, budget proposals, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
Represents the school within community forums for the purpose of maintaining ongoing community support for educational goals and/or assisting with issues related to school environment.
Researches a variety of topics (e.g. grants, ASES program, Davis Street, alternate funding sources, instructional strategies, common core standards curriculum, state mandated assessments and benchmarks, security issues, union agreements, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining the efficient operation of the school.
Responds to issues involving staff, conflicts in policies and regulations, community concerns, parental requests that may result in some negative impact and/or liability if not appropriately addressed for the purpose of identifying the relevant issues and recommending or implementing a plan of action that will efficiently resolve the issue.
Supervises instructional personnel and other assigned personnel (e.g. hiring, counseling, training, supervising, evaluating, disciplining, providing professional development opportunities, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining necessary staffing, enhancing productivity of staff, and ensuring necessary department/program outcomes are achieved.
Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: planning and managing projects; using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and administering personnel policies; analyzing data; applying assessment instruments; applying curriculum and instructional techniques; conducting interviews; counseling and mentoring employees; critical observation ; enforcing discipline policies; facilitating meetings; investigating problems.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; conflict resolution; bookkeeping principles, and concepts of management and supervision; practices of personnel administration; practicing cultural competency while working collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals; school safety and security practices; stages of child development.
ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; working as part of a team; working with frequent interruptions; creating a positive school climate for students, staff and community; motivating staff; and adapting to changing work priorities.
Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives; managing multiple departments; Utilization of significant resources from other work units is sometimes required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the jobs functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 50% sitting, 30% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.
Experience Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is required.
Education Masters degree in job-related area.
Valid administrative credential
Application, resume, letter of interest and 3 recent letters of recommendation (within the last 12 months)
Additional Salary Information: Additional MA $2,059. or DR
About San Leandro Unified School District
In April 2017, the Board of Trustees approved the San Leandro Unified School District’s new three year strategic plan and goals, designed to guide us as a school system focused on transformative learning where students are challenged to be critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, effective communicators and involved citizens. See below for the five key goals we will focus on over the next three years as well as the initiatives underneath each.
According to Superintendent Dr. Mike McLaughlin, “our ultimate goal is ensure students are academically and socially prepared for life beyond their experience in the San Leandro Unified School District as we focus on both college and career readiness as well as their socio-emotional development.”
GOAL #1: Teach, Learn, and Achieve
Expectation: Every classroom and program in the district will provide students with engaging, responsive and personalized learning experiences that emphasize academic excellence, global competencies (i.e. critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, and creativity) and civic engagement.
Standards Aligned Instruction and Assessment
Responsive, Engaging Pedagogy
Personalized and Real-World Learning
GOAL #2: Equity and Inclusion through College and Career Readiness
Expectation: All schools will create inclusive environments and more equitable outcomes for all students through actions and services that promote the development of our students’ college and career readiness and positive personal development.
Creating College Connections
GOAL #3: Collaborative and Engaged District Culture
Expectation: All staff and district partners effectively collaborate and remain fully engaged around our goals of student learning in order to provide outstanding educational experiences to all students.
GOAL #4: Family and Community Engagement
Expectation: SLUSD will actively engage with families and the community at large to build reciprocal relationships that promote and support the positive social, emotional and academic development of our students.
Bridging Home and School
Connecting Schools and Community
GOAL #5: Facilities and Technology
Expectation: SLUSD will effectively maintain and improve its facilities and technology infrastructure in order to provide an optimal learning environment for all students.