• St. Amelia School
  • Tonawanda , NY
  • Education - Excluding Post Secondary
  • Full-Time
  • 12 Tussing Ln


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St. Amelia R.C. School2999 Eggert RoadTonawanda, New York 14150716-###-####
2019 Principal Job Description
Job Qualifications and DescriptionsThe candidate should have the following educational experience:Practicing CatholicMasters Degree in Education/AdministrationNYS Certification in AdministrationExperience in Catholic Elementary school preferred (minimum of 5 years)Experience as Administrator preferred (minimum of 5 years)The candidate should possess an unyielding belief in the potential of all children to achieve academically, spiritually and socially. The person should be someone who inspires and coaches teachers and staff members to reach out and teach every child, and to collaborate with parents, families and communities to make the school excel. The candidate should be a practicing Catholic who expresses his/her faith in children by building a nurturing and academically challenging atmosphere.The candidate must possess excellent communication skills and be able to work well with different types of personalities. He or she should be familiar with Diocesan regulations, state curriculum and have a firm discipline policy in place.
Reports to:Pastor of St. Amelia R.C. Church
Supervises: Teaching staffAll other instructional staff assigned to the schoolAll non-instructional staff assigned to the schoolAll volunteer personnel
Primary Function:The principal administers (designs, develops, directs and evaluates) the school s religious and academic programs and provides leadership in faith development, spiritual growth and academic excellence. This shall be performed in accordance with the parish policies and regulations and those of the Diocese of Buffalo department of Catholic Education.
Areas of Responsibility:
?SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIPResponsible for fostering faith developmentResponsible for building a Christian CommunityResponsible for moral and ethical developmentResponsible for fostering the development of the student s knowledge of the Catholic history and philosophyFosters the development of the teachers and students knowledge of Catholic traditions and teachingsProvides opportunities for the school community to celebrate faithSupports collaboration between the parish and the schoolEncourages and promotes Christian service within and beyond the school and parish community
ADMINISTRATIONDirects the activities of the school instructional and non-instructional staff in the performance of their dutiesSupervises the instructional staff in the development and implementation of curriculum and student activitiesImplements Parish policies and regulations related to the schoolDevelops, maintains and submits official records and reportsAssumes responsibility of the attendance, conduct, health and safety of studentsConducts meetings of the staff as necessary for the proper and effective functioning of the schoolSupervises the daily operations of the instructional staff, custodial staff, clerical staff, cafeteria staff and voluntaries working in the schoolCoordinates the use of the school building with the rectory officeEnsures compliance with the New York State standards and core curriculum and diocesan and interdiocesan curriculum and Department of Catholic Education regulations and guidelinesFacilitates conflict resolution with staff, students and/or parents
INSTRUCTIONSupervise the teaching learning processReports to the Pastor and appropriate Diocese of Buffalo Department of Education officials regarding the school s needs in respect to personnel, equipment, supplies, textbooks and curriculum programsFacilitates the development/evaluation of total curriculum which integrates the students intellectual, religious, social, emotional and physical growth in light of the GospelResponsible for the annual evaluation/modification of the faculty/parent/student handbook(s)Articulates and promotes high expectations for teaching and student learningDemonstrates awareness of professional issues, developments, and best practices in educationPromotes and provides developmentally appropriate practicesMonitors and evaluates the impact of the instructional program through use of data collection and analysisIs aware of current instructional technology and promotes its use in instruction
STAFF PERSONNELOrients new staff members and assists in their developmentMake use of the Two Assistant Principal by delegating duties and responsibilities as agreed uponAssists in developing and implementing staff in-service programsProvides for orientation, growth, development, motivation and evaluation of faculty/staffSupervises the recruiting, screening, hiring and assignment of instructional staff keeping the pastor informedEvaluates staff members job performanceRecommends to the pastor the continued employment of staff members with satisfactory job performance and dismissal of ones with unsatisfactory job performanceValues diversity as exhibited in hiring choices, assignments made, teams formed and interaction with othersShows respect for people regardless of race, gender, disability, lifestyle or viewpointSeeks to understand the perspective of others when he/she disagrees with them and responds appropriately
PARISH-COMMUNITY RELATIONSExerts leadership in adaptation of the educational program approved for the school to meet the needs of the Parish Community servedParticipates in a program of public relations to further the Parish Community s understanding and support for the school programAttends monthly Parish Pastoral Council MeetingsIs an active member of the Parish Pastoral Council Education CommitteeMaintains open communication with staff, students, parents, pastor, school/parish organizations and the communityActively communicates the school s values, needs, efforts and accomplishments to the total communityBuilds parent communication with faculty and encourages parent-teacher-student interactionRecruits and retains studentsPromotes the school through the use of newspaper, parish bulletins, etc.
STUDENT/PARENT RELATIONSPromotes and maintains effective learning climate in the schoolPrograms and schedules classes within established guidelines to meet student s educational needsEstablish guidelines for proper student conduct and maintain student disciplineEncourages active participation of all parents and volunteering of their time and talentsPromotes a school/family spirit that reflects honest and open communicationAttends special events and activities sponsored by the School, Home School Association and ParishAttends all Home School Association MeetingsPromotes students school spirit and pride
PERSONAL GROWTHDisplays experience and enthusiasm for the professionKeeps abreast of educational trends and developments as they relate to programs and operation of the schoolKeeps current on catechetical and personal formation trends and development through workshops, seminars, conferences, in services, and Diocesan Meetings so as to continually update themselves
FINANCESAssists in the preparation, management and implementation of the school s budgetWorks with the Rectory, Religious Education Coordinator to facilitate the use of shared facilities and resourcesIs a member of the School Finance Committee
GENERALOther tasks as assigned by the Pastor
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENTIn accordance with the contract agreed upon by the Pastor and the PrincipalEVALUATIONThe Principal s job performance will be evaluated annually by the pastor using the Diocesan Evaluation Tools
Associated topics: assistant principal, chief academic officer, director, elementary vice principal, executive director, executive management, head of school, officer, student, supervise

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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