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K-8 Principal (To Establish an Eligibility Pool)

Date Posted: Jun 1, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Job Title:  K-8 Principal 

Posting Date: June 1, 2020

Salary Details: $103,000 - $106,000 base salary + salary differentials based on school type and opportunites for additional performance compensation

Job Type: Administrative

Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as illness and/or vacation days.

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent

Location: Various - This posting is to establish an initial eligibility pool

Join Detroit Public Schools Community District. We are rebuilding Detroit’s public schools, and we are looking for exceptional talent ready to work toward our mission. We educate and empower every student, in every community, every day, to build a stronger Detroit.

Help us achieve our vision. All students will have the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to thrive in our city, our nation, our world.

Become a DPSCD leader. DPSCD leaders put students first. They demand excellence and inspire greatness. They model integrity and tenacity. They advocate for equity and provide unparalleled service to our students and their families. They are transforming our schools, our district, and our city.

Application Requirements:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter (1-2 pages) including the following: 
    • Your interest in the position
    • Why you are qualified for the position
    • Provide a detailed description of your vision to create the greatest impact on children in DPSCD
    • Data referring to a track record of previous success

Qualifications

Education:

  • Must possess and provide evidence of a Master’s Degree inclusive of 20 semester hours in School Administration, Supervision, Curriculum, and School Finance. 
    • In the absence of the School Finance course work, candidates must show demonstrated experience developing and managing staff and operating budgets 
  • Must possess a valid Michigan Teacher Certificate for the level being sought
  • Must possess and provide evidence of State of Michigan Administrator Certification

Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years certified contract-teaching experience with a demonstrated proficiency at or above performance at the secondary level.
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of adult and child learning theory. 
  • Must possess in-depth knowledge of curriculum and instruction.
  • Leadership or supervisory experience preferred.

Essential Functions:

Under the direction of the principal supervisor; the Principal will have the following key responsibilities:

  1. Create a shared vision of high quality teaching and learning.
  2. Align standards, instructional strategies, assessment, instructional tools/resources, and professional development to ensure instructional program coherence.
  3. Develop an academic plan based on a continuous improvement model; conduct a comprehensive review of quantitative and qualitative data relative to teaching and learning and use to support development of academic plan; create benchmark growth measures to monitor progress toward meeting performance goals.
  4. Conduct regular formative and summative staff evaluations to ensure continuous improvement in teaching and learning and maintain high levels of accountability.
  5. Create the necessary structures and systems required to support successful
    implementation of the instructional program.
  6. Create and maintain a safe, effective, and clean learning environment.
  7. Develop and manage a school budget, aligned to the school academic plan, that reflects
    District, State, and Federal mandates.
  8. Create a formative and summative evaluation process to monitor student progress.
  9. Develop and implement a comprehensive professional development program based on
    teacher instructional practice and student learning needs.
  10. Effectively coordinate, supervise, and manage relations with parents/families, the 
    immediate school and the broader external community.
  11. Acquire and effectively manage resources outside of district allotted support.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned by Principal Supervisor (or designee).

Security Clearance

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance.

External Applicants

If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance.

At point of offer to hire, please be advised that you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted. 

Method of Application:

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position. All applicants are to attach a copy of their transcripts, most recent resume and cover letter. A copy of your valid teacher certification must be attached if certification is required for the position you are applying.

Applicants will receive an automated confirmation once they have successfully applied for a position.

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) prior to hire.

It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. All documentation must be submitted along with the letter of interest. Documentation will not be accepted subsequent to the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete information will not be considered. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Division of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or office at (313) 873-6897.

 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities.  Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance.

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