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Full Job Description: Assistant Head of School - Elementary
John W. Rex Charter Elementary School Job Description
Job Title: Assistant Head of School – Elementary
Reports To: JRCES Head of School
Hire Date: June/July 2018
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary: Commensurate with experience & qualifications
Work Schedule: 12 months
JRCES is seeking an Assistant Head of School (AHOS) that will be responsible for administration and leadership of the Elementary School. The AHOS reports to and works under the direct supervision of the Head of School/Superintendent and will assume the administrative and leadership duties for the elementary programs, operations, services, and systems developed in accordance with the JRCES mission, vision and values. Prior experience in a high performing school setting is a requirement for this position; candidates with advanced degrees and demonstrated strong\ backgrounds in highly effective teaching, curriculum design, and leadership of specialized programs as well as administrative experience will be preferred. Personal characteristics necessary for the position include: enthusiasm for quality public charter schools and urban education; organization and attention to detail; critical-thinking skills and problem-solving abilities; initiative; warmth and a good sense of humor; collaborative nature and consensus building skills; patience and persistence; and excellent communication skills.
A minimum of a Master’s Degree in Education (School Administration or Leadership) or a related field with demonstrated educational leadership, administration, supervision, and management skills are required. A study program that includes advanced hours in curriculum, instruction, and assessment is preferred. Five to seven years of progressively responsible professional experience is also preferred.
To pursue this position, please submit an application (available on our website), a letter of interest, and a current resume to Dr. Joe Pierce, Head of School 500 W. Sheridan Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102. After the initial screening, selected potential candidates will be contacted to provide additional information for consideration in the next round of interviews. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
John W. Rex Charter Elementary School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To assume all administrative and educational activities, operations, programs, services, and systems are developed in accordance with the JRCES mission, vision and values
- To act as Head of School in the Head’s absence and communicate about situations occurring at the school
- To fully support the Head of School keeping the HOS fully informed on all student, faculty, family, and/or community issues and all other relevant matters pertaining to school life.
- To sustain and enhance the school’s climate and culture, involving the leadership team, faculty and families in support of the school’s mission, vision, and values
- To maintain safe, orderly, effective, efficient, and smooth day-to-day operations.
- To participate in the life of the school and establish a positive campus presence in order to retain a clear sense of the schools’ mission, vision and values
Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
- Monitor implementation and effectiveness of curriculum and instruction in classrooms
- Assist in the development, monitoring, and success of personalized instruction for all students
- Arrange for teacher professional training: in-services, conferences, workshops, in-school mentoring
- Assist in the development, supervision, and evaluation of before/after/extended-day programs.
- Serve as District/Building Test Coordinator in accordance to Oklahoma State Dept. of Education requirements
- Analyze the assessment programs including frequent monitoring of progress and results; create reports for the school, the JRCES Board and parent community in accordance with federal, state, and local educational requirements
- Supervise and evaluate job performance and develop/monitor improvement processes for teachers, Dean of Students, instructional facilitators, support staff, and teacher assistants as needed.
- Provide verbal and written formative & summative evaluations for staff
- Attend and/or facilitate staff meetings and collaboration/team meetings
- Develop agendas, provide notice of meetings to all management team members, and ensure adequate representation from each horizontal and/or vertical team, special education, and bilingual programs, etc.
- Develop and provide appropriate compliance in-services for staff and arrange for outside training services
- Develop procedures and implement a program maintaining a positive school climate, effective discipline policies, as well as character education
- Track student behavior; record and monitor infractions
- Meet with students and parents regarding positive resolution to various issues
Communication with Community
- Assist Head of School in working with the school’s PTA officers and various committees
- Prepare and update brochures, policy manuals, Parent/Student Handbook
- Maintain safety regulations in compliance with local, state, and other governmental entities or organizations
- Maintain positive frequent communications and public relations with all stakeholders
- Maintain positive relationships, engagement, and frequent communications with downtown partnerships
Human Resource Management
- Recruit and recommend professional certified and support staff for employment
- Develop, implement, and update employee handbook, policies/procedures, and job descriptions
- Perform and conduct performance evaluations
- Oversee employment practices in compliance with state and federal law
- Responsible for ensuring highly effective programs in compliance with all local, state, and federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to, but not limited to, the following: Enrollment, Lottery, and
Admissions, Special Education, Child Nutrition, the Before/After-School program, safety and security systems and issues, building & grounds services, custodial services and maintenance
- Measures JRCES performance against stated charter goals and objectives.
- Implements policies and procedures in accordance to the JRCES charter/policies & procedures.
- Maintains a dynamic, safe and orderly school environment conducive to high quality learning
- Coordinates the safety of students in compliance with local and state laws
- Participates in all extracurricular and after-school activities, including inter-scholastic field trips.
- Other duties as assigned
- Frequent telephone and in-person contact with the Head of School, teaching and office staff, parents, volunteers, and community representatives for exchange of information and services, and general problem solving
- Written correspondence, newsletter articles, memos, and grant application materials to generate revenue, disseminate general information and education materials
- Attends regularly scheduled meetings with Head of School, staff and teachers to maintain collaborative efforts across all programs and departments
- Frequent contact with parents for purposes of advocacy, education, and general information sharing.
- Regularly scheduled group presentations to staff and parents for purposes of training, education and information
- Preparation of annual, quarterly and monthly administrative and grant reports for JRCES Board and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.
- Responsible for the supervision of certified faculty, the dean of students, facilitators & support staff.
- Observes and evaluates classroom functions ensuring a safe and orderly climate conducive to learning, reviews lesson plans, and other educational documents, and addresses curriculum issues with teaching staff.
- Maintains communications with facility management, child nutrition, and janitorial vendors.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Demonstrates ability to build an educational value system where high-quality learning is a joyful experience that encourages student and leadership growth
- Demonstrates experience in educational administration and supervision, especially supervision of staff with diverse educational strengths, development goals, and cultural backgrounds
- Must possess fiscal management and budgeting skills
- Must have knowledge, skills, and understanding of the purposes and processes of elementary and early childhood education
- Must possess ability to articulate a well-developed educational philosophy and to demonstrate thorough knowledge of major new developments in education, including evidence as to their effectiveness and drawbacks
- Demonstrates ability to take the initiative and to stimulate others to drive toward educational goals
- Ability to effectively select, lead and improve personnel at all levels within the organization
- Possesses strong communication skills and a disposition that lends itself to cooperation with professional, noninstructional, and community groups
- Experienced in the development and/or implementation of quality improvement
- Demonstrates record as a positive, creative, and realistic leader, with a customer-driven service-oriented ethic
COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS:
- Proficient technology skills (i.e., Google Docs, Microsoft Office Systems and Apple products).
- Experience in use of multi-media and digital equipment
- Knowledge of use and operation of fire alarm and other security systems
CERTIFICATES, LICENCES, REGISTRATIONS:
- Valid Oklahoma teaching certificate
- Valid Oklahoma administrative certification
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, and/or government regulations.
- Ability to write reports and correspondences as may be appropriate to teaching staff in general and Title I specifically.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to students, parents, teachers, staff and the general public.
MATHEMATICAL AND REASONING SKILLS:
- Ability to plan budgets and use the mathematical skills required to do so.
- Ability to maintain accurate records and supportive documentation for projects under the supervision of the position.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical and diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to use computer and computer related programs and other technologies needed to perform essential job functions.
- Ability to apply knowledge and current research and theory.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community.
- Ability to organize and chair or facilitate committees and meetings.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.
- Ability to perform duties and awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, in tasks such as keyboarding and writing. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Must have visual acuity to read and draft reports, memos, letters, etc. Incumbent must possess the visual abilities to enable him/her to perform the responsibilities and functions of the job efficiently. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee will work in an interior, climate-controlled office and/or classroom environment and in close proximity with staff and students. Noise level will vary from quiet to moderate and occasional hectic activity as expected within an elementary school environment. May occasionally travel to other sites that are not wheelchair accessible.
The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties may be performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
Full Job Description: Elementary Teacher
Job Title: Classroom Teacher (Elementary or Early Childhood)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: JRCES Head of School
Salary: Commensurate with experience & qualifications.
Date Approved: 07/14 rev. 01/18
Work Schedule: 185 days +/- each year
Develop relevant, engaging, and challenging curriculum emphasizing discovery and inquiry through real-world application. Facilitate highly effective instruction based on the needs of students while promoting a culture of personalized learning. Prior experience in a high performing school setting; demonstrated strong background in student achievement, as well as experience with technology will be preferred. Personal characteristics necessary for the position include: high energy and enthusiasm for quality public charter schools and urban education; organization and initiative; warmth and a good sense of humor; collaborative nature and consensus‐building skills; patience and persistence; and excellent communication skills.
Demonstrated expertise in elementary or early childhood instructional strategies. Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field. Experience with STE[+a]M curriculum, technology integration, personalization, and project-based learning is desirable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. John W. Rex Charter Elementary School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Support and implement the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values including programs and initiatives.
- Maintain a climate of mutual respect, safety, and order that is conducive to learning. Develop and maintain positive home-school and community/business partner relationships.
- Facilitate classroom instructional programs including: academic and social-emotional curriculum, personalized instruction; formative assessments; project-based learning and development of units of inquiry. Effectively implement school initiatives and programs with fidelity and commitment.
- Provide frequent monitoring of student progress data including analysis and interpretation with appropriate reflective responses seeking continual improvement and high achievement for all students.
- Regularly provide appropriate supervision, ongoing assessments of various types, standards-based grading with academic feedback, while maintaining excellent communication with parents/guardians to ensure all students are successful and continually improving/achieving to their maximum potential.
- Implement differentiated education strategies including advanced as well as specialized programs.
- Serves as a resource to parents and community in interpreting policies, securing answers to questions, and resolving issues in a positive and professional manner.
- Attend all team collaboration and data team meetings as well as all early dismissal day staff activities. Engage and actively participate in all aspects of all meetings/trainings following faculty norms and social contract.
- With the support and guidance of Instructional Facilitators, implement programs & initiatives, instructional strategies, and curriculum that target identified areas of student achievement.
- Other duties as may be assigned.
Frequent written, telephone, electronic, and in-person contact with the Head of School, other teaching and office staff, parents, volunteers, and community representatives for exchange of information and services, and general problem solving. This includes: written correspondence, classroom website or related apps, newsletter articles, memos, to disseminate educational information, materials, and records. Plus, frequent contact with parents for purposes of advocacy, education, and general information sharing.
Performance of this job will be evaluated by school administrator(s) using informal and formal observations conducted multiple times each year by evaluators using JRCES the measurement tool.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Teacher Assistants, if applicable.
Candidates are expected to have an earned bachelor’s degree with at least a provisional teaching certificate in their specialty area. However, JRCES also supports the hiring of talented candidates who may have a bachelor’s degree in an alternate area and preferably a successful completion of an alternative certification program.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, and/or government regulations. Ability to write reports and correspondences as may be appropriate to teaching staff in general. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to students, parents, teachers, staff and the general public. Bilingual (Spanish) is desirable.
Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical and diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to use computer and computer related programs and other technologies needed to perform essential job functions. Ability to apply knowledge and current research and theory. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community. Ability to organize and chair or facilitate committees and meetings. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to perform duties and awareness of all school requirements and Board of Directors policies.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud depending on the activities in the particular part of the day and location.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Individuals currently holding this position may perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.
Background checks are required. John W. Rex Charter Elementary School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.