Elementary School Principal Christ the King School - Burlington, Vermont
Christ the King School (CKS), a Preschool - 8th grade elementary school located in Burlington, Vermont, announces its search for an effective and enthusiastic administrator to serve as its next principal. The successful candidate will embrace the school’s mission, be committed to providing an environment rich in Catholic values, be knowledgeable in current educational trends that lead to academic excellence, be able to implement successful strategies for student and faculty recruitment and retention, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate successful leadership in an educational setting. This position will become effective July 1, 2019. Established in 1940 as part of Christ the King Parish, the school has held true to its mission for more than 75 years, to provide students with an academically excellent, faith-based education in a Catholic community of love and care. The school offers a standards-based curriculum as recommended by the Catholic Schools Office. A robust inclusion program exists to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. Teachers utilize a balance of traditional and innovative instructional methodologies which include the use of technology, and focus on research based, data driven strategies. CKS provides a dynamic after school and vacation camp program, as well as several clubs and community building activities to engage students and parents in the life of the school. As a ministry of Christ the King - St. Anthony Catholic Parish, the school falls directly under the administration of the Pastor of the parish. The Principal at CKS leads by example and both oversees and coordinates all academic aspects of the school, including management and formation of teachers and staff members, development of curriculum, student recruitment and retention activities, management of student interventions, program design, student discipline, and coordination of growth and spiritual guidance of all members of the school. Applications may be submitted now until mid-April.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 1) Practicing Catholic consistent with Canon 874 of the Code of Canon Law
2) Five (5) years experience teaching or administrating in a Catholic school
3) Administrative certification preferred
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborates with the pastor in implementing the mission of the Parish. This is accomplished by participating in the comprehensive planning, implementation and evaluation of the parish's program, goals and objectives with particular emphasis on the religious education/formation. Principal serves as a member of the pastoral staff and is a professional resource to the staff in all areas relating to the Catholic elementary school. Principal participates in diocesan programs and planning efforts.
Ensures the development and implementation of an overall learning environment which promotes Catholic faith formation/education, ethical decision-making, social justice and Christian leadership. This is accomplished by promoting a curriculum that integrates Gospel values; assuring the integration of the school as part of the parish faith community; enabling staff to serve as role models for students; promoting a leadership style compatible with Christian principles; and personally witnessing to the principles and values of the Catholic faith.
Ensures the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive curriculum program which complies with diocesan standards of curriculum requirements. This is accomplished by overseeing the implementation of instructional goals and objectives for each grade; evaluating current curriculum to determine strengths and weaknesses, and collaborating with staff in selecting supplementary programs.
Ensures the supervision of faculty and staff. This is accomplished by overseeing the recruitment, hiring, training, motivation and evaluation processes, as well as overseeing the formulation and implementation of instructional goals and objectives for individual teachers through the successful implementation of the school’s innovative and robust Merit Pay Program. Principal will help to provide for instructional resources and professional development for teachers. Principal convenes staff to promote the integration of the school's mission, goals and policies; and to promote a working environment that incorporates the principle of collaboration, subsidiary, and shared decision-making. Principal is also responsible for terminating staff.
Ensures that learning standards are developed and maintained for students. This is accomplished by assuring that students are tested and evaluated regularly and appropriately, and that test results are shared with parents. Principal oversees the development and maintenance of accurate and current student records and files.
Ensures the development and maintenance of effective communication systems between parents, teachers and school administrators. This is accomplished through regular written communication to the parents; regularly scheduled meeting opportunities between teachers and parents; regularly reporting students' academic progress; and participation in club, foundation and committee activities and meetings.
Participates in the development of an overall financial plan for the school. This is accomplished by collaborating with the Pastor, diocesan finance personnel, and parish finance council.. The Principal also actively participates in fund solicitation, fundraising,and endowment programs.
Ensures the development of policy and process for disciplining students. This is accomplished by incorporating the values of justice making and membership in a community in promoting positive discipline and its consequences.
Participates with other secular and private schools in the community in facilitating joint programs and/or the acquisition of joint supplies with the local school district.
Ensures the preparation and submission of all necessary reports to the state as well as the Diocese of Burlington. Principal also adheres to all applicable state and diocesan safety and health regulations.
Maintains a level of knowledge and skills required to function as a Principal. This is accomplished through reading, attendance at diocesan principals meetings, in-service training opportunities, participation in workshops,conventions or convocations and through membership in local, state or national professional organizations, as approved and as appropriate.
RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD
Serves as an ex officio member of the School Board. Principal discusses agenda issues to help the Board Chair prepare the agenda, ensures the preparation of information, research and other appropriate data as requested by the Board.
Works cooperatively with the School Board in the implementation of their recommended School policies.
Furnishes data and makes recommendations in preparation for the annual budget.
Keeps the School Board members informed of the general operation of the school.