Employment Opportunities

Job Title: School Principal

Primary Purpose:

Direct and manage instructional program and supervise operations and personnel school level. Provide leadership to ensure high standards of instructional service. Oversee compliance with state policies, success of instructional programs, and operation of all activities.

Qualifications and Experience:

Education/Certification

  • Master’s degree in educational administration/Leadership

  • Operational knowledge of the Internet and web-related technologies

  • Well versed in Qur’an and Islamic knowledge.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

Special Knowledge/Skills

  • Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction

  • Ability to evaluate instructional program and teaching effectiveness

  • Ability to manage budget and personnel

  • Ability to coordinate campus functions

  • Ability to implement policy and procedures

  • Ability to interpret data Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

Experience

Six years’ experience as a classroom teacher with an additional three years’ experience in an instructional leadership role

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  1. Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff including Department Director(s), Administrative Assistant (s), teacher(s), counselor(s), Intervention Specialists(s), instructional aides, clerical support staff, and custodians.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

School or Organization Morale

  1. Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals.

  2. Foster collegiality and team building among staff members. Encourage their active involvement in decision-making process.

  3. Provide for two-way communication with staff, students, parents, and community.

  4. Communicate and promote expectations for high-level performance to staff and students. Recognize excellence and achievement.

  5. Ensure the effective and quick resolution of conflicts.

School or Organization Improvement

  1. Build common vision for school improvement with staff. Direct planning activities and put programs in place with staff to ensure attainment of school’s mission.

  2. Identify, analyze, and apply research findings (e.g., effective school correlates) to promote school improvement.

  3. Develop, maintain, and use information systems and records necessary to show school progress on performance.

Staff Management

  1. Interview, select, and orient new staff. Approve all personnel assigned to school.

  2. Define expectations for staff performance with regard to instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication with the public.

  3. Observe employee performance, record observations, and conduct evaluation conferences with staff and individual monthly meetings.

  4. Make recommendations to school board on termination, suspension, or nonrenewal of employees assigned to school.

  5. Work with Directors plan professional development activities.

  6. Confer with staff regarding their professional growth. Work with them to develop and accomplish improvement goals.

Student Management

  1. Implement and manage effective school disciplinary program.

  2. Ensure that school rules are uniformly observed and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and student handbook.

  3. Conduct conferences about student and school issues with parents, students, and teachers.

Management of Fiscal, Administrative, and Facilities Functions

  1. Comply with state and federal laws and regulations affecting the schools.

  2. Develop school budgets based on documented program needs, estimated enrollment, personnel, and other fiscal needs. Keep programs within budget limits. Maintain fiscal control. Accurately report fiscal information.

  3. Manage use of school facilities. Supervise maintenance of facilities to ensure a clean, orderly, and safe campus.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary

  • Health Insurance

Application Instructions:

To become an applicant, interested individuals must submit their interest to board@sunriseacademy.net with electronic copies of a cover letter and resume. A list of three (3) references with contact information should be provided upon request.

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