JCCS Seeking Principal


In the fall we’ll be celebrating our 20th anniversary and this summer we’re hiring our first ever Principal (our prior Lead Teacher is moving back into the classroom). We are a small school in Juneau Alaska with 110 students, 5 classroom teachers, a cadre of specialists and staff, and dedicated families. Our teachers work together to develop experiential, multi-grade, interdisciplinary learning environments and projects and we’re looking for a partner who wants to roll up their sleeves and spend as much time with students as adults.

To Apply: Applications accepted online: http://juneaucharterschool.org/principal-apply. Please include a resume and cover letter with your online application. Any questions may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, Ted VanBronkhorst ted.vanbronkhorst@juneauschools.org or HR Manager, Cherish Hansen cherish.hansen@juneauschools.org.

Job Title: Principal CS
Reports To: JCCS Academic Policy Committee, Superintendent
Salary: Fulltime 205-day contract; Pay Range H (FY 18 JSAA Salary Schedule)

SUMMARY: The Principal works alongside teachers, staff, families, and students to continue the success of the Juneau Community Charter School. Governed by a family-elected Academic Policy Committee (APC) which includes school employees, our public K-8 charter school in Juneau, Alaska fosters a playful, creative, constructivist, inquiry-based learning environment. The Principal serves as the chief point of contact for the school, facilitating collaboration and providing leadership, guidance, delegation, and support. The Principal ensures the continual development and implementation of our educational model, guiding principles, and vision.

QUALIFICATIONSThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to satisfactorily perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in education
  2. Possess an Alaska Administrator’s Certificate (Type B) at the time Administrator’s duties under the contract commence
  3. Minimum three years of successful teaching experience
  4. Experience in instructional leadership in a constructivist, project-based setting
  5. Efficient and professional writing, communication, and organizational skills
  6. Alignment with JCCS core vision and principles

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability to work productively with diverse populations across all grade levels
  2. Ability to facilitate collaboration and co-design with teachers of all grade levels
  3. Experience coordinating family and community volunteers
  4. Knowledge of early childhood through middle school education
  5. Demonstrated skills as a team builder, mediator, and facilitator
  6. Knowledge of special education programs and requirements

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Oversee, coordinate, and execute day-to-day and after-school operations and activities
  • Exert leadership ensuring the effective implementation of the instructional program outlined in the school’s Charter
  • Work with teachers and staff to contribute to and oversee the continued development of an integrated K-8 curriculum that aligns with JCCS guiding principles and vision, and, where applicable, JSD goals
  • Deliver K-8 instruction as needed
  • Facilitate and support peer-mentoring and professional development
  • Supervise yearly classroom and activities schedule
  • Oversee and maintain confidential student and school records
  • Assist specialists and families in facilitation of services for students with special needs
  • Support the family volunteer and outreach program
  • Serve as a liaison to and voting member of the APC
  • Serve as district liaison and chief point of contact for the school
  • Direct the activities of school support staff
  • Collaboratively develop and revise appropriate procedures for the discipline, attendance, health, and safety of JCCS students
  • Assume responsibility for the implementation and observance of all JSD Board and APC Policies and Regulations by the school’s staff and students
  • Work with staff and APC to develop and maintain a comprehensive approach for evaluation and support of all staff, to include mentoring for new teachers and effective recorded evaluation reports of certified staff according to district adopted procedures
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include: personnel; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints and resolving problems

430 4th Street ~ Juneau, Alaska 99801 ~ (907) 796-5699

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