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Principal Director

POSITION TITLE: Principal Director

QUALIFICATIONS: Postgraduate Professional License with endorsement or eligibility for endorsement in administration and supervision required. Must have ten years of related experience, three of which as a principal, head of school, or equivalent position. Urban school district leadership experience is strongly preferred. Demonstrated successful leadership as a principal. The ability to execute instructional leadership and school culture with a cohort of principals, in support of improved academic and social/emotional outcomes for students. Demonstrated track record of school improvement success as evidenced by student achievement data. Ability to communicate with and work cooperatively with students, parents, diverse groups in schools, community and business partners.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Supports the development of the leadership capacity of principals and school leadership teams with particular focus on instructional leadership, pedagogy, data analysis, intervention, school culture, and professional development. Develops, supervises and evaluates school leadership. Works in collaboration with the Chief Academic Officer to articulate clear, specific, and ambitious performance targets. Maintains frequent and ongoing contact with schools, spending approximately 80% of time in schools in direct support of the principal and leadership team. In collaboration with the Chief Academic Officer, evaluates yearly progress of schools, programs and initiatives, holding parties accountable and helping adjust strategy and approach accordingly to achieve targets, especially Richmond Public Schools strategic plan. Collaborates with other principal directors and central office personnel to provide the appropriate resources to address the needs of schools. Fosters a collaborative professional learning community among other principal directors and school leaders. Responds and coordinates follow-up support to principals and schools as needed. Supports the selection of talent to fill principal vacancies in a timely manner. Performs other related duties as assigned.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs professional work supporting the development of principals and school leadership. Work requires frequent standing, sitting, light lifting up to 10 pounds, walking, vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at a normal spoken word level, and visual acuity for preparing and analyzing written or computer data.

REPORTS TO: Chief Academic Officer

PAY SCHEDULE: Unified Pay Schedule, Pay Grade 133

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 260 Days (12 months)

FLSA: Exempt