General Purpose: The 7-12 Principal is responsible for ensuring that the school’s mission is implemented successfully across all secondary grades. The 7-12 Principal is responsible for long-term planning and day-to day decision making for the secondary grades, support and supervision of students, leadership, and support for 7-12 staff, utilization of facilities, and keeping the Executive Director informed of all happenings and needs of the secondary program. This includes student academic achievement; student discipline, welfare, and safety; parent satisfaction; and staff development, coordination, and oversight.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Lead in developing, communicating, and achieving the vision and mission of the school:
- Assist in strategic planning of the school and developing long and short-term goals
- Actively oversee and continually assess and develop the school’s character development program.
- Continue to develop, refine, and guide the school’s classical academic program
- Oversee planning and evaluation of curriculum and instruction
- Oversee teacher hiring and development in alignment with our Mission
- Assess and plan for near and long-term staffing, facility, and program needs
- Take responsibility for the culture and climate of the secondary program in alignment with the Vanguard Culture Statement
Make day-to-day decisions and oversee secondary school administrative functions
- Communicates a clear vision of excellence and continuous improvement consistent with the school’s mission
- Analyze, report, and interpret student performance data and achievement, make recommendations for instructional improvement and support teachers in using the data to reflect on teaching practices
- Ensure compliance with state laws and school policies
- Oversee administration of state and school assessments
- Participate in professional activities to enhance knowledge and skills and share expertise with colleagues
Support and supervise secondary students
- Model good character and oversee the implementation (in accordance with mission) of character education
- Recognize students who achieve excellence and/or show improvement in academic and behavioral areas
- Oversee the 9-12 college counseling program and ensure students are being guided to gain admission to a range of schools that are a good fit and are being supported with the financial and transitional aspects of attending college.
- Establish the master schedule for instructional programs in partnership with the Executive Director
- Serve as administrative point of contact for families
- Oversee student discipline and implement disciplinary measures for students in violation of school rules and policies
Lead and support secondary faculty and staff
- Recruit, interview, hire, develop, evaluate, and retain secondary staff
- Oversee the assignment of personnel
- Build and develop the team and create rapport among the staff
- Ensure administration of human resource policies and programs
- Oversee the implementation of the annual evaluation cycle to provide ongoing feedback to all instructional staff
- Collaboratively plan, implement, and support professional development as part of the school-wide plan
- Work with Human Resources to maintain up-to-date job descriptions for all personnel
- Oversee employee discipline consistent with School Board policies and employment standards
- Ensure that secondary staff are performing their duties in a professional manner
Promote School Involvement
- Positively represent the school and its mission to the students, parents, colleagues, and general public
- Provide a continual presence in buildings and classrooms to observe the quality of the educational environment
- Supervise the Athletic Director, and guide the athletic program in alignment with and support of the school’s Mission and academic program
- Support and oversee coordination of athletics and extracurricular activities with other programs
- Keep the public informed about educational practices and trends as well as the policies, practices, successes, and challenges of the school
Promote Positive Communication and Interaction
- Maintain high standards for student character and academic achievement
- Develop strong communication and collaboration with parents
- Work with program directors to ensure that there is an effective system of communication between teachers, staff, students, and parents
- Work collaboratively with other members of the Vanguard leadership team for mutual support, alignment between programs, and the overall success of the school and its students.
Special Education and Title Programs
- Work with the Student Services Coordinator to ensure compliance with the guidelines established by the Colorado Department of Education and ensure implementation of administrative procedures for Special Education and other programs consistent with federal law, state school law, and Vanguard guidelines
Manage secondary school facilities
- Identify, prioritize, and advocate for long-term needs facility needs
- Ensure school facilities and grounds are safe and well maintained
- Approve scheduling of all activities taking place in secondary school facilities
Maintain excellent communication with the Executive Director
- Report regularly on school events, staff issues, student issues, and facilities needs or concerns
- Respond as appropriate to communications, questions, etc. (in urgent cases this may require immediate response outside of work hours)
Other Duties and Responsibilities: As needed or assigned
Highly qualified in secondary education
Have demonstrated three years of satisfactory teaching, administrative, or supervisory experience.
At least three years of experience at an administrative or supervisory level preferred.
$80,000-$90,000 per year (commensurate with experience).
•Long-term disability insurance
•Paid time off
The 7-12 Principal must submit to and pass a CBI / FBI fingerprint background check as a condition of employment.