Principal

Location
Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Posted
May 07, 2019
Closes
Jun 11, 2019
Hours
Full Time

Excellence Christian School (ECS) is a K3 – 8th grade private Christian school located in Upper Marlboro, MD that is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. ECS seeks a proven educational leader for the position of school principal for the 2019 – 2020 school year. The ideal candidate would come on Board in June of 2019 in order to transition with the outgoing principal and to prepare for the upcoming school year.

   MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Hold or be eligible for a Maryland Advanced Professional Certificate with Administrator II endorsement
  • Three (3) years satisfactory teaching experience
  • Three (3) years satisfactory school administration experience
  • Evidence of exemplary human relations skills
  • Ability to speak and write effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and supervise the work of others
  • Demonstrated knowledge of appropriate instructional and curricular methodologies
  • Commitment to the mission of Excellence Christian School
  • Demonstrated successful leadership in educational activities and maintaining a Christian environment
  • Must be an active member of a bible believing Church
  • Must be able to agree to the ECS Statement of Faith
  • Understanding of effective schools’ research and demonstrated effort to implement the research findings into the administration of a school
  • Demonstrated success in building educational and community partnerships

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Serve as the instructional leader
  • Administer all facets of the school’s operations
  • Implement and coordinate programs to meet specific needs of the school
  • Maintain active relationships with all members of the school community
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff members
  • Establish school professional and behavioral standards within the confines of Board policy
  • Conduct staff meetings and professional development activities appropriate for school faculty
  • Assume responsibility for implementation of Board policies and procedures
  • Lead staff in continuous analysis of student data to increase student achievement
  • Model appropriate and professional behavior in interactions with all members of the school community
  • Administer school operating budget
  • Participate in recruitment, screening, selection and orientation of instructional and non-instructional staff
  • Demonstrate proper teaching methods and procedures
  • Coordinate efforts of resource personnel to provide assistance to staff
  • Ensure supervision of student activities and co-curricular programs during and beyond the school day
  • Determine staff and substitute assignments to meet the needs of the school 
  • Provide leadership in the area of student discipline
  • Ensure proper procedures are followed with regard to selection, requisition, inventory and care and control of materials of instruction and school property
  • Ensure proper planning, management and financing of student and community relations activities
  • Ensure proper procedures are followed for scheduling community groups for use of facilities
  • Maintain effective communications with parents, parent groups, CPBBC, civic associations and other community resources
  • Interpret school and Board policy to staff, students and community
  • Effective short and long term strategic planning
  • Develop a sound program for the spiritual and academic growth for students, faculty and staff
  • Oversee the annual reenrollment and enrollment drive
  • Ensure educational programs are adapted to the particular needs of the school and community 
  • Conduct informal group discussions with teachers concerning educational programs and student progress

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The environmental factors and/or physical requirements of this position include the following: while performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to have ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; and the ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of 10-50 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard. The employee frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Must have the ability to physically intervene in a crisis situation involving students.   

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL BE ABLE TO PERFORM THE FOLLOWING DUTIES

 

  • Responsible for the fiscal integrity of Excellence Christian School, to include submission of a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements to the Board, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization.
  • Responsible for fiscal management that anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position.
  • Responsible for fundraising and developing other resources necessary to support ECS’ mission.
  • Review and approve contracts for services. Lead the school in all legal and regulatory matters pertaining to education by staying abreast of legal and regulatory requirements and trends.
  • Utilize the resources and participate appropriately in training to keep abreast of current, major trends in education in general and Christian education in particular.
  • Ensure ECS complies with all regulatory requirements on a federal, state and local level
  • Maintain accreditation standards
  • 501(c)(3) non-profit organization experience a plus

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants can apply online or mail their resume and three (3) individually sealed (writer’s signature must be across the seal) letters of reference, to:

            The Governing Board

            c/o Excellence Christian School

            9010 Frank Tippett Road

            Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

All materials must be received by Monday, May 20, 2019

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