DESCRIPTION: Visionary leader able to promote the educational development of students and staff; support the mission of the school and district; promote a positive school climate for students and staff; oversee the daily operations of the school.
ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
I. Leadership Qualities
Demonstrates strong instructional leadership and supports proven, research based instructional practices and curricula
Demonstrates the capacity to motivate and lead others toward change in alignment with the strategic plan of Woodland School District
Demonstrates support and contribution to the diversity and excellence of our student and academic programs through service to our students, parents and the community we serve.
Demonstrates experience in working with a diverse student population (ethnicity, religion, economic disadvantaged, etc.)
Practices collaborative, participatory and child-centered decision-making
Uses systems data to lead the improvement of the school to positively impact students and staff
Highly visible, accessible and approachable, and represents the school with passion, dignity and pride to the school community
Displays strong and effective communication skills with staff, students and parents
Ability to lead a professional school community with high expectations for its students and schools
In-depth knowledge of elementary curriculum, instruction and assessment
Demonstrates an understanding of change process and human dynamics
Respects a variety of diverse teaching styles, and has high expectations for student achievement
Recruits, develops, motivates and maintains the highest quality school staff
Administers the instructional, financial, personnel and material resources of the school in accordance with the philosophy and policies of the Board of Education
Assumes responsibility for the attendance, conduct, health, and safety of students
Supervises and evaluates personnel in accordance with the staff evaluation plan and district policies
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Technical: Competent in digital environments including but not limited to; Google Apps for Education, databases, spreadsheets, Microsoft Office, district email system, the district’s attendance system, etc.
Interpersonal: Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, staff, parents, businesses and community. Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills. Comprehensive strategic thinking and rapid problem-solving skills to effectively handle crisis that arise. Ability to cope with deadline pressures. Creative problem solver. Ability to facilitate meetings efficiently. Empathetic, humanistic and open-minded. Strong sense of teamwork. Strategic thinker. Must be able to make difficult decisions that impact the organization in a positive sense. Must be able to work harmoniously with the community, students, parents, staff, and administration, etc. Must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and staff. Must exhibit sound judgment in dealing with people. Must have strong organizational skills.
DISTRICT CORE COMPENTENCIES:
Support the establishment of mutual respect and equal human dignity across the entire school community.
Welcomes inclusion, equity and diversity.
Have an unwavering commitment to the success of all students.
Understanding that your identity may be different than students, parents, and staff. You are willing to put those differences aside for the success of all students.
Regardless of the identities of students, staff, or parents, works collaboratively to build a successful relationship with them.
Willingly anticipate, identify and adopt change.
Engage in all job-related interactions and activities, with contacts from within and outside the District, in a courteous and professional manner.
Communicate with styles that are approachable and respectful.
Participate in professional development and training to become more effective and efficient.
Take initiative to manage multiple tasks.
Effectively organize work to be as productive as possible.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Manual Dexterity: Work requires definite skilled and accurate physical operations requiring some closely coordination performance.
Physical Effort: Work requires handling average weight materials or equipment, but not for sustained periods.
Working Conditions: Some exposure to definitely disagreeable elements may exist, i.e., temperature changes, use of steps/stairs, walking long distances throughout the building, etc.
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. License/Certification:
Required – Professional Educator License with Principal or General Administrative endorsement in the State of Illinois
Required – Master’s Degree
Preferred – Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership
Required – Three-plus (3+) years of successful school principal/administrative experience. Five (5) years of successful elementary teaching or related experience. Proven record of educational leadership, including a strong background in curriculum, assessment and staff development. Experience in improving literacy skills of elementary level students. Ability to effectively supervise the instructional program of the school. Experience working with a diverse population of students. Illinois Qualified Teacher and Principal Evaluator.
Preferred - Five-plus (5+) years of of successful school principal/administrative experience in a public school district setting. Five (5) years of successful elementary teaching or related experience in a public school setting. Proven record of educational leadership, including a strong background in curriculum, assessment and staff development. Experience in improving literacy skills of elementary level students. Ability to effectively supervise the instructional program of the school. Experience working with a diverse population of students. Illinois Qualified Teacher and Principal Evaluator. Bilingual with fluency in both Spanish and English.
Additional Salary Information: HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must apply online at www.dist50.net and attach three letters of recommendations, resume and transcript(s) to the online application.
All applicants must be willing to interview in person and demonstrate skills through a situational analysis. Applicants will be contacted within three weeks if invited for an interview. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.
Internal Number: 1713
About Woodland School District 50
Woodland School District 50 is an Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and educational environment by hiring individuals who support and contribute to the diversity and excellence of our student and academic programs through their teaching and service to our students, parents and the community we serve.
If you welcome inclusion, equity and diversity, have an unwavering commitment to the success of all students, embrace and celebrate the individuality of our student population with respect to race, ethnicity, and economic status, and seek to celebrate the cultures that contribute to making our district so rich, please join our team! Minority candidates encouraged to apply.
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