Principal SY 22-23( Elementary, Secondary)
Job Summary:The Principal is an instructional leader that is critical to the acceleration of improved student outcomes across City Schools, through the support and supervision of instructional and school support staff and collaboration with Instructional Leadership Executive Directors. The Principal represents the district as the instructional leader in the community and strives to create a culture of rigorous learning with increased outcomes for all students, rooted in the mission to eliminate disparities in achievement and to ensure college and career readiness for all students.Leading Teacher Learning and DevelopmentDevelops and Implements coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that promote the mission, vision, and core values of the school, embody high expectations for student learning, align with academic standards, and are culturally responsive.Develops the pedagogical and programmatic plans of the school, sets key objectives and measurable benchmarks that are coherent, aligned, data-driven, and address the learning needs of all studentsUtilizes multiple data-based indicators to inform, drive change, and assess progress in instructional practices aligned to school performance goalsConducts regular formal and informal observations and gives specific, actionable feedback aligned to City Schools Instructional Framework and school prioritiesDevelops the professional, instructional, and pedagogical knowledge and capacity of school personnel to promote each student's academic success and well-beingProvides tools, protocols, and professional development opportunities to strengthen school teams in their ability to implement effective instructional practicePromotes the effective use of technology in the service of teaching and learning.Actively seeks out and engages in professional activities that deepen content and pedagogical knowledge as well as foster leadership development and talent management skillsModels the use of personal growth goals to guide personal professional developmentContinually engages staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the school-wide performance planManaging TalentImplements organizational structures for selection and retention of high-quality staff that bring to bear a track record of improved student well-being and academic performance, dynamic learning environments, and high expectations for student learning and achievementActively promotes leadership opportunities and employs a distributive leadership style to maximize and develop leadership capacity throughout the organization in support of excellent instructionUtilizes data to assess the effectiveness of staffing patterns, scheduling, and organizational structures in attaining desired student outcomesUtilizes data to assess staff performance and potential in order to effectively retain, develop, and leverage staff in a way that maximizes student outcomesEssential Functions:Creating and Sustaining Conditions for Learning that Focuses on Instruction and EquityDevelops, advocates and strategically implements a clear vision and mission that promotes a supportive learning environment for students, staff, community and all other stakeholdersEnsures that all stakeholders clearly understand and can articulate school goals, action plans, and key priorities at the schoolEngages with individuals from diverse backgrounds through a lens of cultural proficiency, sensitivity and equity, minimizing confrontational or strained relations and maximizing community cohesion and positive interpersonal relationships with stakeholders.Ensures that each student has equitable access to effective teachers, learning opportunities, academic and social support, and other resources necessary for success.Cultivates an inclusive, caring, and supportive school community that promotes the academic success and well-being of eachStrategically develops, implements, and evaluates actions to achieve the vision for the school.Collaborates with members of the school and the community through use of relevant data to solve problems, manage conflict, build consensus, and advocate for the school community in an effective and timely mannerApplies teacher and staff performance management systems in a way the ensures a culture of continuous improvement, support, and accountability throughout the school for the benefit of all studentsStrategically aligns people, money, and time to drive student achievement and promote each student's academic success and well-beingDevelops school-based systems and operations, such as school budgets, to ensure alignment with school's data, priorities, and goalsActively engages and pursues a deep understanding of the school community, its strengths and needs, and develops productive relationships to leverage the community's cultural, social, intellectual, and political resources to promote student learning and school improvement Desired Qualities:Demonstrates a firm understanding of City Schools' strategic plans, goals, and theories of actionBrings a sophisticated understanding and ability to apply theories of and effective practices for: student learning, growth and development; differentiated instructional strategies; and academic standards and accountability systemsDemonstrates effectiveness in using data from multiple sources, qualitative and quantitative, to support academic and personal student outcomesOperates with a nuanced understanding of how school-level operations and systems are implemented and interact to achieve school and student goalsApproaches complex issues and decision making as a "systems thinker" - showing strong analytic and problem-solving skills and offering innovative solutions to challengesEffectively prioritizes and responds quickly to competing demands, especially in times of crisisEngages in, and seeks engagement with, diverse stakeholders to build consensus and effectively address challengesApproaches their role with a personal sense of accountability for the success of the larger groupActively listens to and effectively interprets others' motivations and perceptionsActs with cultural competence and responsiveness in their interactions, decision making, and practice.Motivates, inspires, and moves others to action and to achieve ambitious goalsDemonstrates skill in building, managing, and developing a team by distributing leadership and leveraging each person's talent and skillEstablishes clear goals, expectations, deliverables, deadlines, and metrics for successSets clear agendas and facilitates effective school-based meetingsBrings a high standard of ethics, honesty, and integrity in all professional mattersPerforms and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school board policies and professional standardsDesired Qualifications:Master's degree in education or a related field from an accredited college or universityMaryland Advance Professional Certificate with an Principal/Superintendent or Administrator I and II endorsementFive years of administrative and/or supervisory experience, including school-based administrative experienceDemonstrated ability to take initiative and exercise swift decision-making, grounded in sound judgment and understanding of nuanced circumstances focused on an unwavering commitment to the diverse learning needs of studentsDemonstrated success in implementing culturally relevant pedagogy and ability to support instructional and school support staff in leading a diverse learning populationTrack record of achieving measurable gains in student achievement resulting from effective leadershipDemonstrated success in identifying, growing, and leveraging the potential of staff and teamsExperience in school-based budget preparation and management.Excellent verbal and written communication skills; including proficiency in the use of computer applications (including Microsoft Office products), email, and mobile technologiesAdditional Details:Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:Completed online applicationResume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualificationsAll transcripts and/or certificates that reflect the minimum qualificationsBenefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: of Nondiscrimination: Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).This position is affiliated with the Public School Administrators and Supervisors (PSASA) bargaining union.