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POSITION:                             PRINCIPAL of The New LIFE School

REPORTS TO:            CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER

CLASSIFICATION:                 Full Time (Leadership Team)

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:        Exempt

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The New LIFE School located in the Melrose community of the Bronx is an NYS-approved non-public day school serving students ages (8 – 21) whose educational and emotional needs require a specialized environment. The ideal leader will inspire students, put excellence ahead of convenience, and project urgency to provide the very best education. LSSNY leaders make decisions, conduct difficult conversations, and build highly collaborative teams that shape a vibrant learning community. The Principle nurtures a school culture that is academically supportive and joyful.

The Principal of The New LIFE School is responsible to the Chief Program Officer. The Principal manages the school's daily operations, current and future planning opportunities, supervision of school staff and students, and providing all needed and required services presented by Federal, State, local government mandates the NYC Department of Education contract. 


EXPECTATIONS OVERVIEW:

Instructional Leadership 

·      Provide exemplary leadership to all school community members to achieve outstanding performance in preparing each student for graduation, college or vocational opportunities; 

·      Demonstrate a relentless commitment to improve the minds and wellbeing of students in and out of school; 

·      Develop and communicate strategic school systems, culture, and vision, and build a plan to achieve that vision; 

·      Implement effective assessment systems and use data to inform decisions; 

·      Lead all aspects of curriculum development and assessment and ensure consistency within the school program and alignment with state and other rigorous standards. 


Teacher Coaching & Evaluation 

·      Oversee teacher observations and provision of real-time feedback to move the needle on student achievement; 

·      Oversee faculty and staff, including recruitment, evaluation, retention, and dismissal and hold primary responsibility for professional development, staff observations, curriculum development, staff communication, and program decisions; 

·      Lead faculty to ensure that all staff are providing well-managed and rigorous daily lessons, reasonable and effective education for in class learning and when necessary, virtual learning; 

·      Foster commitment among staff to the development and fulfillment of the school’s mission and objectives; 

·      Hold teachers accountable for meeting student performance requirements and accommodations for special education and IEP modifications in partnership with the Committee on Special Education


School Culture 

·      Build a joyful and rigorous school culture; 

·      Foster consistency in academic and behavioral expectations; 

·      Collaborate with school staff to support students’ academic and socio-emotional development; 

·      Ensure that traditions and rituals that support the school’s college mission are built and maintained, grade by grade, year to year; 

·      Support staff to ensure the smooth administration and effectiveness of after school enrichment programs. 


Family Engagement 

·      Communicate regularly with families, ensuring they are kept involved with and held accountable for their children’s performance, and correspond about school policies, trips, and events; 

·      Respond to family concerns promptly and effectively. 


MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.        Make recommendations to the Chief Program Officer regarding the hiring, termination, and job performance for related services, instructional, behavioral and facilities staff

2.        Ensures that all mandates, as contained in each student's Individualized Educational Plan, are provided and implemented as required

3.        Works with the Instructional Staff to ensure that staff and students are appropriately supervised; that a program of professional development is provided, and that the school's curriculum is satisfactorily developed with student progress adequately monitored

4.        Ensures that staff IEP objectives are updated at least quarterly with results provided to the parents and guardians of each student

6.        Supervises staff performance with a minimum of two personnel observations and formal conferences completed each year and provides a written report that then becomes part of the staff member's personnel / work file

7.        Provides staff bulletins and other communications for general informational purposes

8.        Ensures that staff development opportunities are provided both on and off school premises throughout the school and calendar year

9.        Provides for bi-monthly staff meetings and other mechanisms for general information sharing

10.      Ensures that a mechanism for monitoring student progress both academically and behaviorally is implemented each school year

11.      Maintains regular communications with the school's service District Committee on Special Education to assist in regular monitoring of each student's IEP

12.      Establishes and maintains procedures for intake and discharge keeping in mind the student's best needs and all regulations of the NYS Education Department and regulators which oversight of our school for education and related services

13.      Ensures that students are provided access to all necessary NYS Testing programs as well as any increased testing mandates as found under No Child Left Behind legislation

14.      Provides for regular formal assessment of each student's academic and social - emotional progress

15.      Provides for regular parent contact, parent mailings, informational newsletters, e-mail or electronic messaging, participation in the school program, including the potential for a parent organization

16.      Maintains good communications with all staff via regular bulletins, meetings, e-mail or electronic messaging, and individual conferences

17.      Provides regular feedback to the Chief Program Officer regarding the fiscal and physical needs of the school program

18.      Represents the school at appropriate meetings and community functions

20.      Keeps informed on all developments relevant to the running of the school program as related to Federal regulations, the regulations of the NYS Education Commissioner, and our contract with the NYC, Department of Education

21.      Ensures that efficient procedures are in place for the health and safety of all students and staff in the school (fire drills, emergencies, bomb scares, building evacuations, first aid needs, accident reports, acts of physical threats, weapons, etc.)

22.      Ensures the prompt and regular provision of school bus service through the NYC, Office of Pupil Transportation and bus companies managed by Nassau County School Districts

23.      Develops and implements discharge procedures keeping with the least restrictive environment and federal law protections afforded special needs students and their guardians

24.      Ensures that an appropriate breakfast and lunch program, which meets the dietary guidelines and requirements of the Federal Government's Food Nutrition Program as managed by the NYS Nutrition Office


SUPERVISES:

All staff of the New LIFE School including instructional, related services, clerical, maintenance, behavioral and facilities staff full and part time employees


EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS:

+         Master's Degree program in Education or a related field

+         NYS Education Department requirements for Certification as a School Supervisor and Administrator

+         Minimum of 3 years previous educational administrative experience, one year in the area of special education

+         Experience as an Assistant Principal, Dean or equivalent leadership role highly preferred; 

+         Strong data analysis skills 

          

This positions description contains the major responsibilities required to perform this job. These responsibilities

POSITION:                             PRINCIPAL of The New LIFE School

REPORTS TO:            CHIEF PROGRAM OFFICER

CLASSIFICATION:                 Full Time (Leadership Team)

EXEMPT/NONEXEMPT:        Exempt

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GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The New LIFE School located in the Melrose community of the Bronx is an…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    April 26, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    April 25, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$138,000 - $145,000

Benefits

Medical, Dental, 403(b) Retirement, 403(b) company matching, Transit, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Paid Family Leave, PTO

Medical, Dental, 403(b) Retirement, 403(b) company matching, Transit, Flexible Spending Account, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Paid Family Leave, PTO

Location

On-site
831 Eagle Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10456

How to Apply

Candidates who are interested should email their resume and cover letter to the Chief Program Officer, Kerron Norman, at knorman@lssny.org, with "School Principal" in the subject line.

Candidates who are interested should email their resume and cover letter to the Chief Program Officer, Kerron Norman, at knorman@lssny.org, with "School Principal" in the subject line.

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