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Interim MS/HS Principal (SY 2023-2024)

Company: Mid-Pacific Institute
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

*If you are interested in applying for this position, please download and complete the attached Mid-Pacific Institute Application Form. This form must be submitted with your application to be considered for the position.* JOB SUMMARY The Interim Middle/High School Principal is an experienced school leader and communicator dedicated to perpetuating a supportive, engaging, and high-quality educational experience for Mid-Pacific students and faculty. To ensure this experience, the Interim Middle/High School Principal works collaboratively with the Assistant Principals, faculty, and other administrators to meet both student and faculty needs, set and monitor progress toward identified Middle and High School and institutional goals, and foster sense of community between students, parents, and faculty. The Interim Middle/High School Principal uses data in conjunction with the learner and teacher profiles to drive decision-making in support of the school's innovative educational vision and values. The Interim Middle/High School Principal also provides overall leadership in carrying out the school's education mission, vision, and values and monitoring school operations; receiving , - distributing, and communicating - information - to enforce school policies ; - maintaining - a safe school environment ; - coordinating school activities; communicating information to faculty; and addressing situations, problems and/or conflicts that could - negatively - impact the school. This interim position will end by July 31, 2024, when the school transitions to a permanent Middle/High School Principal. - ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES -include the following. Other duties may be assigned. RECRUITMENT, SUPERVISION , - EVALUATION, AND DEVELOPMENT OF STAFF

  • Together with assistant principals, - teacher leaders, and the human resources - office , - hire top-quality faculty to ensure that they are able to effectively carry out the mission and goals of Mid-Pacific.
  • Ensure that all teachers and staff have a clear understanding of performance expectations.
  • Supervise and evaluate faculty to ensure that they are:
  • Thoughtful and creative in creating and leading activities both on and off campus
  • Designing deeper learning experiences for students
  • Creating authentic assessment opportunities for students
  • Contributing to Mid-Pacific's mission, vision, and values
  • Utilizing the learner profile and teacher profile as a ballast for teaching and learning
  • Encourage and support professional development so that teachers, administrators, and staff continuously improve their performance in order to enhance the student experience.
  • Foster a - sense of collegiality through - effective and alignedteam planning and decision-making across Grades 6 - 12 , - involving the assistant principals and faculty in middle and high school goal setting and planning . -
  • Develop the leadership - capabilities of teachers so that instructional leadership becomes - a shared responsibility.
  • The Interim Principal models Mid-Pacific's core values, commitment to deeper learning, and innovative spirit by serving as "lead learner" by using the same tools, protocols, and platforms used by students and staff. CURRICULUM/PROGRESS DEVELOPMENT, SUPERVISION, AND EVALUATION
    • Provide leadership for curriculum development, monitoring achievement of course, discipline and grade level - curriculum goals and ensuring that student - performance outcomes are met.
    • Assess programs - against the needs of students , - parent/guardian expectations, and school-wide goals to ensure that they continue to be effective and reflective of the academic direction of the school. -
    • Working with the Vice President of Academic Affairs and other administrators to ensure that the academic programs are aligned with Aspirations 2035 and the school's response to the 2022 WASC accreditation future planning document. -
    • Continue to create alignment in teaching, assessment, and pedagogical practices between middle and high school programs. STUDENT LIFE
      • Provide l eadership together with the Assistant Principal for Student Life to ensure that Mid-Pacific continues to provide rich, rewarding, and developmentally appropriate experiences for the students .
      • Lead a unified and aligned student support program from grades 6 to 12, emphasizing a highly cooperative, student-centered approach among Deans, support counselors, and college counselors.
      • Work to create seamless transitions between the student experience in middle school and high school.
      • Continue to evolve and monitor policies governing student life and promote methods that encourage self discipline and self-advocacy skills. Support faculty and deans with discipline and counseling. COMMUNITY RELATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT
        • Perpetuate a - strong - sense of community within the middle and high school and the school overall. Build upon an emerging pos i tive school climate, where all students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to connect and feel valued.
        • Utilize data to improve the community, staff, parent/guardian, and student relations.
        • Maintain effective communication between school and home about individual student progress and school goa l s; involve parents in - significant - school decisions.
        • Respond to parent, staff, and community inquiries in a timely manner.
        • Identify opportunities to grow connections between school and community partners.
        • Be an active supporter of the after-school and weekend student activity programs and parent events.
        • Engage parents in conversations about the school's educational vision and philosophy.
        • Facilitate conversations related to diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus and amongst students, faculty, and parents.
        • Support the Admissions and Enrollment Management Department with student admissions and retention events, reporting, and programs. FINANCIAL & FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
          • Work with the Vice President of Academic Affairs to ensure sound financial management including accurate program budget p l anni n g and fiscal accountability to ensure that the school's resources are effectively and properly utilized.
          • Monitor departmental spending and participate in the budget process for the 2024-2025 school year.
          • Collaborate with Assistant Principal for Academics and Director of Student Records to optimize efficiency in hiring and scheduling
          • Work with the Directors of Campus Planning and Facilities to optimize the use of existing facilities and provide input to possible campus master planning. - STRATEGIC WORK:
            • Possess the ability to independently manage short, medium and long-term projects.
            • Identify and prioritize work tasks in an effective manner, ensuring that all project and/or communication deadlines are met on time and in full.
            • Work both independently and collaboratively to apply design thinking strategies to small and large challenges.
            • Confident in systems thinking approach to departmental, school and campus-wide planning.
            • Recognizes role within the organization and willingly contributes ideas and energy to events across each school and department.
            • Demonstrates and models an appropriate work/life balance and encourages this with faculty and staff.
            • Recognizes opportunities and challenges within the current educational landscape and strategically sets and communicates plans for campus and learning transition points throughout the school year.
            • Communicates decisions and rationale in a clear, organized and well-prepared manner. SCHOOL SAFETY
              • Collaborate with the Director of Risk and Compliance to ensure protocols & procedures are followed.
              • Participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace.
              • Comply with the instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others, in adhering to safe work procedures.
              • Take reasonable care to ensure their own safety and health and that of others.
              • Report any injury, hazard or illness immediately, to their Supervisor and Human Resources.
              • Not place others at risk by any act or omission, not willfully or recklessly interfere with safety equipment.
              • Act as a role model by demonstrating safe work behaviors.
              • Identify, assess if necessary, and control hazards within the area of responsibility.
              • Ensure that equipment/supplies are properly maintained.
              • Maintain relevant knowledge of safety laws.
              • Develop safe work procedures and ensure adherence to procedures.
              • Ensure compliance of safety policies and procedures.
              • Communicate safety issues with employees.
              • Ensure that employees are provided information, instruction, training and supervision that they need to work safely.
              • Ensure that employees are aware of and abide by all relevant safety procedures.
              • Encourage early reporting of incidents and forward information to Manager and Human Resources immediately.
              • Mandatory reporting of sexual abuse to law enforcement or child protective services, and Human Resources. Sexual abuse includes child molestation, any actual or alleged illegal or otherwise wrongful sexual conduct with a minor, and serial sexual misconduct, any actual or alleged illegal or otherwise wrongful sexual conduct with more than one victim; and committed by or alleged to have been committed by any perpetrator who is not a student of an included entity. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES Directly supervises Assistant Principals, Director of MPSA, Director or College Counseling, Attendance clerk, and Administrative Assistant to the Middle/High School Principal. In conjunction with Assistant Principals or Vice President of Academic Affairs, oversees -Athletic -Director, -Deans, 6-12 teaching faculty, teacher leaders, nurse, health aide, and Directors of Student Activities. QUAL I FICATIONS 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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonab l e accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. E D UCATION AND/ O R EXPERIENCE M i nim u m Qua li fic a tions:
                • Advanced degree from an accredited university or college preferably in an Education related field
                • Minimum of 5 years serving as principal or senior-level administrator in a middle or high school
                • Minimum of 5 years teaching at the Middle or High School level -
                • Demonstrated leadership in curr i culum and instruction
                • Superior communication and interpersonal skills illustrating clear and effective communication with individuals of diverse cultures, ages, education, economic and social levels
                • Counseling and negotiation skills
                • A collaborative leadership style
                • Experience - in budget development - and fiscal management and -
                • Commitment to Deeper Learning and the mission, vision, and values of Mid-Pacific Preferred Qualifications:
                  • High-level leadership experience at the middle or - high school level - at an independent school
                  • Experience serving in an interim school leadership role
                  • Confidence using the Google Apps for Education Suite, Google slides, forms, docs, etc.
                  • Documented experience approaching situations with fairness, objectivity, and inclusivity PHYSICAL DEMANDS Our campus consists of multiple buildings on 44 hilly acres that requires walking including uphill, stairs and to fields for fire drills. May sit for prolonged periods of time in a normal seated position and reach by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction throughout the day. May need to bend; lift; and carry items. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard and mouse. It is important to see and hear within normal parameters and possess the ability to move about with little to no difficulty. MENTAL DEMANDS On a daily basis must frequently problem solve, make decisions, interpret data, organize, write, plan, use various digital and educational technology tools, and clearly communicate. The position requires flexibility and the ability to handle last-minute changes or add-ons and troubleshoot, calmly, in a fast-paced and potentially demanding, and stressful environment. Both planned and unplanned evening and weekend work may present itself due to unforeseen circumstances and situations. EQUIPMENT USE Telephone, computer, iPad, Google Apps for Education, Blackbaud Education Edge Database, various virtual presentation tools and platforms - frequently Copier, printers and other hardware - occasionally WORKING CONDITIONS Indoor - frequently Outdoor, Loud Noise, Cold and Hot Temperatures - occasionally WORK ENVIRONMENT Mid-Pacific Institute -provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, marital status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Keywords: Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu , Interim MS/HS Principal (SY 2023-2024), Education / Teaching , Honolulu, Hawaii

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