Principal - New Haven Public Schools
Position: Principal
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Principal
Job Location: To Be Determined by the Superintendent
Beginning: Feb 25, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: New Haven Public Schools
New Haven, CT 06519
Telephone: 475-220-1540
Job Description:
REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Leadership
The principal will support the management structure that facilitates and welcomes the active participation of the entire school community. Working to ensure excellent outcomes for all students the ideal candidate will possess strong and collaborative leadership skills. Essential to the success in this role the principal will lead with an honest, transparent, and inclusive style that supports every student. 

  • Directs the overall management of the school including academic, co-curricular, and support programs through coordination of the administrative staff and Instructional Leaders, with accountability to Central Office administration, particularly to the Superintendent of Schools.
  • Directs long range planning processes that identify needs, implement appropriate plans, and assess results in order to develop a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Coordinates and completes all budgets within the school.  Prepares and submits the final budgetary request for the building, including projection of staffing needs, and monitors the expenditure of all funds.
  • Develops programs and activities that enhance communication and encourage meaningful involvement by staff, students, parents, and the community in the affairs of the school.
  • Evaluates selected teachers in compliance with the New Haven Public Schools Teacher Evaluation.
  • Makes final decisions on all staffing recommendations within the school.
  • Supervises and evaluates all full-time administrative staff assigned to the building.
  • Develop programs to orient staff to the school, as well as to specific required skills in instructional methodologies and school procedures.
  • Recommends termination of employees when necessary, assembling appropriate substantiating information, and arranging any necessary conferences and hearings.
  • Supervises departments by working closely with instructional leaders on curriculum, schedules, budget, teaching assignments, and all issues related to departmental management.
  • Attends Board of Education meetings and participates as requested by the Superintendent.
  • Keeps informed on current trends, practices, and research in education by advanced study, visiting school systems elsewhere, attending conferences, and other appropriate means.
  • Establishes and maintains favorable relationships with students, parents, and community groups to foster understanding and solicit support for overall objectives and programs.
  • In consultation with the Superintendent, establishes annual action goals on a clearly defined priority basis, prepares strategies for achieving those goals, and develops criteria for evaluating the accomplishments of the established goals.
  • Accepts additional assignments in the role of principal as directed by the Superintendent of Schools.
Candidates should possess a Master’s Degree and at least seven (7) years of successful experience in a leadership position in a school system, including significant experience in education. 
  • The Intermediate Administrator or Supervisor Certification (092); either already holding that certification, or hold a comparable certification with the ability to secure the appropriate Connecticut certification.
  • At least 7 years of experience in education, reflecting successful teaching, and successful school or program leadership, preferably in an urban district.
  • Demonstrated achievement as an educational leader, including specific evidence of improvement in student learning as a result of the candidate’s leadership.
  • Effective management and leadership of adults, including in coaching, evaluation, and team-building among a variety of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogical models and strategies to improve instructional delivery; ability to design, deliver, and support high quality professional learning for teachers and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally and cross-organizationally to accomplish integrated projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to get along with a diverse group of co-workers and other stakeholders.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Established by the Board of Education
SALARY GROUP:  Principal (12 months) Local 18 (SAA)
EVALUATION: Performance evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board of Education’s policy on evaluation of administrative/supervisory personnel.

For a complete job description and to be considered, all internal and external applicants must complete a New Haven Public Schools’ online application.

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