Principal
Whitfield County Schools - Dalton, GA

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SUMMARY:
Serves as the instructional and strategic leader for the school; provides instructional and professional leadership to faculty and staff members; leads all components of a local school including instructional leadership, curriculum implementation, monitoring of instruction, maintenance of physical plant, and budget management; ensures compliance with state and federal laws.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Directly leads instructional and instructional support staff.

Performs supervisory responsibilities in accordance with Whitfield County School System’s (WCSS) policies and applicable laws.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The incumbent must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential function of the position. When appropriate, reasonable accommodations will be provided to afford persons with disabilities an opportunity to perform the essential functions of the position.

The incumbent must demonstrate prompt and regular work attendance.

Absences must be authorized by the incumbent’s supervisor in accordance with school system procedures.

PERFORMANCE FUNCTIONS

ESTIMATED FREQUENCY

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Other Professional Duties May Be Assigned)

Facilitates the

implementation of the school system curriculum as mandated by the Georgia Department of Education and school system initiatives through classroom visits, collaboration through grade level and department meetings, scheduling and other related activities

40%

Communicates Vision ,

Mission

, and Beliefs to stakeholders

5%

Designs for student and staff success; evaluates staff and frameworks effectiveness through data analysis and other

forms of assessment

20%

Recruits, trains, and retains highly qualified staff

10%

Facilitates interpersonal interactions including, but not limited to problem resolution with students, parents and staff

15%

Manages finances, resources, and physical plant

5%

Collaborates and develops partnerships with various business and community partners

5%

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS (Other Professional Duties May Be Assigned)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
May require

:

Knowledge of

organizational and department planning and operational procedures; the organization of specific assigned area; budgeting and spending, labor issues and efficiencies; WCSS policies and procedures; manpower and facilities requirement forecasting; all relevant available public and private resources and services; curriculum guidelines for the school system and state requirements; standardized testing in accordance with school system policies and state laws; and school system policies, programs and procedures pertinent to learning disabilities, child and substance abuse, and social adjustment

Skill in

effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication; coordinating and collaborating with federal, state, regional and local organizations and departments to establish and execute responsibilities; administration and management skills gained through increasingly responsible management positions; recruiting, training and motivating employees; preparing assignments and tests for in-school preparation and homework; maintaining order in a classroom setting; administering the school system’s discipline policies; and counseling students with academic difficulties and behavioral problems

Ability to

direct and administer the programs and services of a non-profit educational and/or service organization; establish objectives and procedures governing the performance of assigned activities among employees; develop and understand financial and/or operating reports; plan and develop course of study suitable for specific grade levels; and develop lesson plans incorporating lectures, projects, group discussions, exhibits, field trips, audiovisual and library resources, computers and the internet

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree from a Professional Standards Commission approved accredited college or university required.

Minimum of six years experience in education including experience as a classroom teacher and assistant principal, preferable but not required.

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ERTIFICATES, LICENSES, PERMITS:
Valid Professional Standards Commission approved certificate in educational leadership at level L-5 or above required.

PERFORMANCE FACTORS:
Sedentary Work:
Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.

Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Walking:
Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.

Fingering:
Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.

Talking:
Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.

Those activities in which one must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly.

Interaction with Others:
Ability to maintain, on a regular and consistent basis, relationships that are not characterized by high levels of hostility, social withdrawal or failure to communicate.

Ability to be flexible relative to daily routines. Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to the differences among diverse populations.

Concentration:
Ability to maintain workflow and thought processes in the presence of frequent distractions.

Ability to ignore irrelevant sights or sounds and intrusive thoughts or stimuli.

Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously with only few or no errors.

Stressful Circumstances:
Ability to produce quality work when short or unexpected deadlines are presented.

Ability to adjust work processes without incident when new and unexpected directions are given relative to a project that may be in process.

Ability to maintain composure and not compound a situation when interacting with persons who may be angry, demanding or otherwise less than polite.

Independent Judgment:
Ability to complete work tasks without being given precise directions relative to work steps or the final project.

Organizational Skills:
Ability to establish priorities; simultaneously manage multiple tasks; and deliver a quality work product by a designated deadline.

Decision Making:
Ability to make appropriate business decisions.

Public Contact:
Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with superiors, colleagues, and other individuals within and external to the school system.

Ability to demonstrate professionalism while interacting with others and to maintain constructive working relationships.

Attendance and Dependability:
Ability to be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and to seldom be absent from work.

Ability to complete work in a timely, accurate manner and to be conscientious about work performance.

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