Principals - Rancho Middle School and Russell Middle School
Milpitas Unified School District
Location: Milpitas, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $165,766 - $195,935
2 openings available.
Serves as educational and community leader, and chief administrator for an assigned middle school with coordination of all school objectives, instructional programs, department chairpersons and teacher and staff assignments and evaluations, student activities, school plant operations, school's attendance area, and other responsibilities as designated by the District Superintendent or his designee.
The Principal-Middle School 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 Principal-Middle School is expected to know the parents and community and interpret it to district administrators in a valid manner. The age of the students, the program and the size of the school makes this a more complex assignment than Principal-Elementary School.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:
Plans, organizes, controls and directs instructional activities, extracurricular events, special programs and plant operations at a district middle 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; performs certificated staff recruiting duties for the district as assigned.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.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 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 according to the individual school needs with appropriate district administrators; communicates with teachers to assure instructional programs meet student needs and district requirements.E
Establishes, coordinates and maintains communication with community and parent groups, city officials, parent faculty organizations and law enforcement officials.E
Assigns duties and responsibilities to one assistant principal.E
Coordinates the Student Nutrition program in cooperation with the Manager-Student Nutrition Services.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
Conducts articulation activities with elementary feeder schools and the district high schools; develops and directs an orientation program for new students.E
Plans, implements, directs and evaluates instructional and categorical programs in accordance with state and federal laws, district regulations and other specially funded 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
Supervises, directs or attends a variety of student activities during the day or in the evening.E
Directs and implements a guidance program that assists students to develop skills and insights that lead to personal, academic and vocational goals.E
Plans and administers open house at school periodically.E
Attends, conducts and chairs a variety of meetings with faculty, parents and community representatives; 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.E
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
Performs related duties as assigned.
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.
Proper California Administrative Credential.
Five (5) years of teaching experience, preferably at the junior high or middle school grade levels.
Demonstrated leadership and organizational abilities.
Meet district standards for physical and mental health.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Comprehensive organization, activities, goals and objectives of a district middle school.
School law administration and applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.
State and local curriculum requirements.
Board and district polices, procedures and regulations.
Labor relations law and employee contracts.
State plan 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.
Plan, organize and direct the operations, plant and personnel of a middle school.
Organize, direct, evaluate and supervise an assistant principal, department chairpersons, teachers, and classified 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, 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 young people.
Encourage cooperative working relationships among staff members and promote high morale.
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.
Vision (which may be corrected) to read 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.
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 individual 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.