District: 
Joplin Schools

Job Title:                    Elementary Principal

 

Location:                    Royal Heights Elementary

 

Reports to:                 Superintendent

 

Classification:             Certified/Exempt

 

Term:                          10 Months

 

Summary

The principal is the instructional leader for his or her building and is responsible for the daily operation of the building.

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

An individual who holds this position is responsible for:

  • Supervision of instruction
  • Evaluation of staff
  • Training of staff
  • Making hiring recommendations to the Board
  • General supervision of students
  • Supervision of student activities and events
  • Implementation of the professional development plan
  • Maintaining building records
  • Preparation and management of the building budget
  • Creation and update of student handbooks
  • Positive interaction with students
  • Administration of student discipline
  • Motivation of staff
  • Administration of meal service and the free and reduced lunch program in the building in conjunction with the Food Service Director
  • An individual who holds this position is expected to attend:
  • Board meetings
  • Student activities and events
  • IEP meetings

 

Supervisory Duties

Has supervisory responsibility over all building staff.

 

Qualifications:

 

Education

Master’s degree or higher in educational administration

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Missouri principal’s certificate for the appropriate grade levels

 

Skills and Abilities:

 

Language

An individual who holds this position must have the ability to:

  • Present information to staff members, other administrators and the Board of Education
  • Respond to common questions and complaints
  • Interview students and staff
  • Read, analyze and interpret professional journals, government memos, Board policy, administrative procedure and statutes
  • Write newsletter articles, staff memos and ordinary business correspondence
  • Keep information confidential when required by law, policy or a particular situation

 

Computation

Ability to compute ratios, percentages and create and interpret graphs and figures

 

Reasoning

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

 

Technology

Basic computer word processing, spreadsheet and research skills

 

Ability to access and create reports using the district’s student information software

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this jobReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

Physical Demands

An individual who holds this position must frequently move in and around buildings and grounds to visit classrooms, attend meetings and supervise bus loading and unloading areas and sit for an hour or more at a time.

 

Hearing

Must be able to hear a conversation in a noisy environment

 

Attendance

Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this position

 

The work conditions and environment described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this jobReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

Conditions and Environment

The work environment is consistent with a typical office environment; however the individual who holds this position will occasionally be required to be outside in temperatures below freezing and above 100 degrees. The individual who holds this position is frequently required to work irregular or extended hours