Principal and Chief Innovator of Milpitas High School and New Campus Programs
Milpitas Unified School District
Location: Milpitas, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $162,833 - $204,142
An increase for 2022-23 is expected.
Serves as educational and community leader and chief administrator of the assigned 9-12 school with coordination of all school objectives, the instructional program, department chair people, teacher and staff assignments and evaluations; complex student activities; school plant operations and maintenance; school's attendance area.
The Principal 9-12 is expected both to communicate and listen so that the goals of the school reflect the needs and interests of the school's attendance area which it serves. The Comprehensive High School Principal is expected to know the parents and community and interpret it to the District administrators in an accurate and valid manner.
Contributing to this assignment is the expansive number of students' co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities Duties:
Inspires school community to higher levels of performance through reflective practices and forward-thinking. Guides innovation and change for 9-12 grade-level programs.
Plans, organizes, controls and directs instructional activities, extra-curricular events, special programs, and plant operations at a District comprehensive high school; confers with District Office personnel regarding staff programs, students, finances and legal requirements; implements and modifies the school's mission, goals, objectives and programs as needed. E
Interviews, selects, directs, evaluates and supervises certificated and classified personnel; assigns faculty and staff as appropriate to meet school objectives. E
Directs and participates in a planned program of classroom visitations and observations; recommends discipline, reassignment or termination action as appropriate; documents evidence of substandard performance. Guides and evaluates high school leadership team. Models the use of technology and data to model continuous improvement. Foster positive and collaborative relationships based on respect and trust. E
Enforces applicable State and District codes, policies and laws; administers District and school site discipline policies and safety programs. E
Plans and directs the business operations of the school; develops and administers site budgets; assures proper allocation of funds for instructional and non-instructional equipment and materials. E
Directs the evaluation and revision of curricular and instructional programs in cooperation with appropriate District administrators; communicates with teachers to assure instructional programs meet student needs and District requirements. Aligns strategic direction for 9-12 education. E
Establishes, coordinates and maintains communications with community and parent groups, City officials, PTA representatives and law enforcement officials. Builds community and business partnerships.E
Prepares and writes correspondence, bulletins and other communications on behalf of the school; arranges for school-level public relations and publicity for special events and achievements as appropriate. E
Plans, implements, directs and evaluates instructional and categorical programs in accordance with State and Federal laws, District regulations and other specially-funded program requirements. E
Assures the health, safety and welfare of students; oversees attendance, behavior management, counseling, guidance and other support services. E
Coordinates the maintenance operations of the school plant, assures proper management, maintenance and inventory of materials, equipment, buildings and grounds. E
Attends, conducts and chairs a variety of meetings with faculty, parents and community representatives; builds capacity of the 9-12 leadership team; coordinates and meets with school site advisory groups; conducts student/parent appeals; responds to and resolves parent, student and staff complaints; represents the school at Board, District and community functions. Sets goals for professional learning communities to guide instruction and program innovation. E
Garners support and enthusiasm amongst 9-12 leaders for the mission and vision of the schools and District.
Directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of District, County, State and Federally-mandated records and reports regarding student attendance, welfare, discipline, safety, academic achievement and certification for graduation. E
Serves on the Superintendent’s Cabinet.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Qualification Requirements: 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 essential functions.
Education and Experience:
Proper Secondary Administration, Standard Supervision, Ryan Administration, or equivalent credential.
Five (5) years of teaching experience, preferably at the 9-12 grade level.
Previous experience as a Principal is DESIRED.
Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities at high school level.
Meet District standards for physical and mental health.
Two (2) years’ experience as Assistant Principal.
Knowledge and Abilities:
Comprehensive organization, activities, goals and objectives of a District comprehensive high school. School law administration and applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws. State and local curriculum requirements.
Board and District policies, procedures and regulations.
Labor relations law and employee contracts.
State plant facility requirements.
Budget preparation and control.
Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Oral and written communication skills.
Public speaking techniques.
Basic computer operation.
Plan, organize and direct the operations, plant and personnel of an assigned comprehensive high school. Organize, direct, evaluate and supervise assigned staff.
Direct activities regarding personnel, the physical plant, budget, student services and activities, curriculum and instruction and communications and articulation.
Train, supervise and evaluate certificated and classified personnel.
Plan and direct the budget and business operations of a comprehensive high school.
Establish, coordinate and maintain communication with community and parent groups.
Plan, implement, direct and evaluate instructional and categorical programs in accordance with applicable laws. Plan and organize work.
Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
Promote and plan for a positive school climate for high school students.
Encourage cooperative working relationships among staff members and promote high morals. Work closely with parents and community in an ongoing public relations spirit to improve communications and understanding of policies, programs, legal requirements and activities.
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 essential functions.
Physical Abilities: 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 essential functions.
Vision (which may be corrected) to read the small print; mobility to stand, stoop, reach, and bend; mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects; stand for long periods; walk long distances; lifting, pushing and/or pulling which does not exceed 50 pounds and is an infrequent aspect of the job; inside and outside environmental conditions; use personal vehicle in the course of employment; attend periodic evening meetings and/or to travel within and out of District boundaries to attend meetings; work evenings or weekends.
License: Possess and maintain a valid California driver’s license.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
MUSD PRIORITIES and MISSION
We have high expectations for every student, and provide multiple opportunities and pathways for success. We provide learning opportunities for all, and create nurturing environments where students are inspired and empowered.
Milpitas Unified School District is an exceptional district in which students and staff are critical thinkers and trailblazers known for creativity and innovation. We prepare students to go out into the world and make a difference as responsible citizens who are passionate about life and learning.