Principal - Momentum Academy
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: 24-25 Principal
Job Location: Momentum Academy STL
Beginning: Jul 01, 2024
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Momentum Academy
St. Louis, MO 63104
Telephone: 314-857-9168
Job Description:

Job Purpose 
Under the direction of the Executive Director the Principal will act as a strategic and dynamic leader to guide a high-performing school to ensure strong academic gains and the character development of every scholar. S/he will serve as the lead administrator of the school to develop and implement policies, programs, curriculum activities, and budgets in a manner that promotes the educational development of each scholar and the development of each staff member. The Principal will work closely with senior leadership within the region, parents of scholars and community partners to build meaningful relationships that will enhance the school’s success. 
Essential Responsibilities and Competencies 
  • Ensures a world-class educational model is developed and delivered for every scholar (curriculum and instructional strategies, school culture, scholar performance, character development) 
  • Conceptualizes the goals of the school and plans accordingly to ensure that procedures and schedules are implemented 
  • Identifies and hires new staff including all teachers, operations, teaching assistants, and other support staff 
  • Takes charge of scholar recruitment and ensures the school is enrolled at capacity for the academic year 
  • Ensures consistent school schedules, including school calendars, regional training, and school compliance 
  • Manages the budget and contributes to the creation of a multi-year budget model 
  • Identifies and implements the annual objectives for the instructional, extracurricular, and athletic programs of the school 
  • Acts as a catalyst for efficient, accurate, and transparent business models (accounting, financing, purchasing, facilities management, technology, reporting, compliance, scholar recruitment, safety, food, and transportation services) 
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested or required 
  • Inspire, motivate, and encourage key stakeholders 
  • Leads the effort to build strong relationships, communicate, and collaborate with key stakeholders including scholars, staff, parents, and community members 
  • Ensure that staff members are engaged in purposeful professional growth developing teacher, school, and network leaders 
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of all assigned personnel, recommend appropriate action in cases of substandard performances, and identify and encourage individual teachers with leadership potential. 
  • Implements effective student discipline procedures, maintains correspondence, documentation, and record-keeping related to discipline. 
  • Continuously utilize data-driven instruction and student data resources to strategically drive achievement results throughout the year 
  • Leverage the strengths of team members within the school in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals 
  • Manage time, people, and resources efficiently and effectively 
  • Build a positive and supportive work environment for all team members 
  • Create a culture within the school that reflects the core values of the organization by exemplifying and expecting them from self and others 
Education Requirements
  • Master’s degree from an accredited university/college
  • Administrative endorsement preferred
  • Minimum of five years in education 
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. 
  • Successful educational leadership experience with the demonstrated ability to lead and grow a high-performing team 
  • Business expertise related to compliance reporting, educational legal obligations, and general business operations 
  • Track record of success and proven results of driving student achievement 
  • Experience working with students and families in low-income communities 
  • Keen quantitative analytic, organization, and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to simultaneously lead multiple complicated and intense projects 
  • Exceptional MS Excel Skills and strong skills in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook 

  • Employer-paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Annualized pay (July 1 - June 30)
  • Health Benefits Options (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance)
  • Pension plans
  • Extra Duty Stipend opportunities
  • Paid Time Off
  • PTO rollover up to 80 hours
  • Merit Program (Attendance Incentives, Employee Referrals, and more)
  • Free Meals at all Campuses

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