Passages Charter School serves students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Focused specifically on the needs of immigrant and refugee students, Passages offers a tailored educational program focused on high academic standards and the development of student’s social and emotional needs. The school principal will work alongside the Executive Director in developing and implementing policies, facilitating curriculum and instructional programming, and managing the budget processes in a manner that promotes the educational, social and emotional development of each child and the professional growth of each staff member.
The principal will oversee:
Supervise and lead the staff so that the educational and other programs of the building are most effectively implemented.
Assess staffing needs, and work with Executive Director in recruiting, interviewing and making recommendations concerning employment.
Assign staff within the building to particular teaching or support positions.
Conduct formal and information evaluations.; direct the formal evaluation process of individuals assigned to the building.
Administer provisions of negotiated employee contracts relative to certificated and classified staff in the building.
Curriculum and Instruction
Maintain and improve the quality of the instructional programming and school climate through staff professional learning.
Provide leadership in establishing and implementing educational goals and objectives for the school and in evaluating the attainment of those goals and objectives.
Direct the planning of building level staff development activities and in-service days.
Plan and affect an organizational framework to bring together the school’s staff, students, facilities and programs in an effective instructional program.
Provide leadership and support for services which will support the academic, social and emotional growth of students
Establish and direct behavior management systems which are consistent with Asian Human Services and Chicago Public School Policies
Collaborate with other AHS department and campus administration in supporting programs, such as counseling, special education and mental health services, that provide for the safety, emotional and physical well-being and enhanced educational opportunities for students.
Provide orientation for students new to the building.
Compile, secure and maintain student records in compliance with legal restraints and district policies.
Foster and maintain effective two-way communication between the community, the parent organization and the staff.
Direct the release of information about the school through newsletters, meetings, newspapers, parent groups and other appropriate communication methods.
Present or supervise the presentation of reports to the Asian Human Services Board as directed by the CEO of AHS.
Develop relationships with individuals and community groups, which foster support for school goals, objectives and programs.
Supervise the operation of the building, equipment, and business procedures in ways that enhance the overall program.
Direct custodial staff to insure the proper cleanliness and safety of the facilities.
Assess the general condition and needs of the building and grounds and make recommendations for capital improvements.
Prepare and implement a budget, which will adequately support school programs.
Prepare and submit federal, state and CPS reports.
Professional and Personal Development
Develop and maintain professional and personal skills and knowledge needed to provide effective leadership as a building principal.
Participate in local, state, and national professional organizations.
Visit programs in other schools and attend educational conferences and in-services.
Masters Degree in School Leadership
IL Professional Educator’s License ~ Type 75
1 – 2 Experience as a School Principal
Prefer experience working in urban school setting
Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
Regularly required to: sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status
Internal Number: 8155166309
About Asian Human Services
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to Asian immigrants and other underserved communities so that they can fully participated in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, education, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.