Principal, Early Childhood Learning Center at Monte Cassino School
Monte Cassino School
March 15, 2018
Full Time - Administration
TITLE:Principal, Early Childhood Learning Center at Monte Cassino School
DIVISION: Twelve-month Administrative Staff
REPORTS TO: Headmaster
Monte Cassino School seeks an educational leader for its Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC) to guide a creative and committed learning community of approximately 200 students (PK-3 through Kindergarten) and an outstanding faculty and staff. Working with the faculty, the Principal is charged with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the ECLC as well as articulating a clear and compelling vision for the division's future that supports Monte Cassino’s mission and strategic plan. With an excellent faculty, committed parents, and outstanding facilities, the school is in a uniquely attractive position, with a deeply felt and lived history, clear mission and genuine openness to the possibilities that lie ahead.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Assist the Headmaster and Leadership Team in advancing the school’s mission of providing an outstanding education as an independent Benedictine, Catholic day school for the 21st century. Serve as a role model by integrating and modeling the Benedictine Core Values for all constituencies.
Teaching and Learning
Lead the ECLC, responsible for day-to-day operations within the building.
Engage and support the faculty in collaborative work to advance the ECLC.
Function as the chief articulator of the ECLC’s programs, standards, guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure clear and consistent communication with all constituencies.
Observe, supervise, support, and evaluate faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum, the teaching process, and academic programs.
Make recommendations in consultation with the Headmaster regarding the recruitment, hiring, retention, and assignment of faculty.
Understand and articulate all aspects of the school’s instructional approach.
Promote high standards of professional performance, modeling and coaching excellent teaching practices, including ongoing performance management.
Partner with the other Principals in developing and maintaining a holistic and coordinated educational and experiential program between divisions.
Ensure effective school-home communications are in place by the teaching staff, including newsletters, progress reports, and conferences.
Behavior and Discipline
Inspire students and faculty to integrate the core values of Monte Cassino School and develop measures to assess student understanding of school rules and self-discipline.
Ensure appropriate behavior at all times when children are present within the school and when participating in school activities.
Communicate effectively and compassionately with students, parents, and faculty regarding student behavior and maintain appropriate documentation.
Serve on the Senior Leadership Team and effectively collaborate with other academic leaders and non-instructional administration.
Collaborate with grade-level team leaders, instructional leaders, and specialists.
Partner with REACH and other support services to ensure that the differentiated needs of all students are met.
Advise faculty in matters of classroom management, parent relationships, teaching methods, and general school procedures.
Conduct regular division/department team meetings.
Ensure a safe working and learning environment conducive to personal, professional, academic, social-emotional, and spiritual growth.
Support the school’s Advancement functions (admissions, development, marketing). Work closely with Director of Admission to coordinate recruitment, enrollment and orientation opportunities for incoming students and families.
Manage the budget of the ECLC.
Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Headmaster.
A person who believes in the mission of Monte Cassino School, is committed to the well-being of the School, and has the desire to have a positive impact on others.
A person of Faith who is comfortable leading prayer and the faith life of the ECLC and is dedicated to learning about Benedictine Values and applying the Rule of Benedict in leadership.
A strong and current knowledge of research-based best practices for early childhood education, a thorough understanding of child development, and a genuine and deep love of working with young children.
An excellent communicator, both in one-on-one situations and with groups.
A strategic thinker who understands program development as a total system and can marshal resources to execute according to a comprehensive plan.
A person who has proven success in a leadership capacity and is a great teammate.
A willingness and ability to provide leadership to and manage a dedicated team of professionals and volunteers.
Skilled at recruiting, training, mentoring, motivating, and managing a strong team.
Excellent writing and speaking skills.
Well-organized, clear thinking, and efficient.
A person of unquestioned integrity who honors commitment and deals with people in a straightforward and personable fashion.
A person who embraces the joy of early childhood and has a great sense of humor.
Graduate degree in early childhood education or educational administration
Licensure or Certification in Educational Administration and/or relevant experience as an administrator in a Catholic or independent school.
Substantial experience in an Early Childhood setting as an excellent teacher and an insightful understanding of independent school culture.
Two or more years in a school-based administrative or leadership role.
Experience with strategic planning, faculty hiring, teacher evaluation, scheduling, curriculum development, student life and activities, budgets, and management of complex processes will be particularly relevant.
Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications
Please send a resume, cover letter, personal statement of philosophy of education, and a list of 3 to 5 references with contact information to Charissa Reece, Assistant to the Headmaster, at email@example.com