Job Title: Principal, Detroit School of Performing Arts
Posting Date: May 1, 2012
Closing Date: January 30, 2013
Salary Range: $87,618.00 - $131,478.00 (annually)
Job Type: Administrative
Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as illness and vacation days.
Location: Detroit School of The Arts
The Governing Council of the Detroit School of the Arts High School seeks a dynamic educational leader to guide the Detroit School of Arts staff and their partners as they continue to develop and expand the schools arts-based college preparatory curriculum.
DSA is a state-of-the-art high school currently serving over 600 students in grades 9-12. The school is well equipped for 21st century learning in the heart of midtown Detroits arts center. The school boasts a history of excellence in performing arts including vocal and instrumental music, visual arts, drama, dance, graphic arts, and musical technology.
Masters Degree required.
Valid Stateof Michigan Administrator's Certification Required.
Experience in urban secondary school governance
Three or more years of secondary school teaching experience
Experience with the arts and/or arts integration in schools
Effective communication and interpersonal skills with internal and external audiences
Ability to collaborate with a variety of partners including parents, teachers, arts- and university partners
Experience with data-driven school improvement and assessment processes that result in high academic achievement
Regular Attendance is critical; must have an exemplary attendance record.
Must be able to verify whether U.S. citizen, resident alien, or otherwise authorized to accept employment in the U.S.
Must be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined with or without accommodations.
Applicants must possess and provide evedence of a valid State of Michigan Teacher Certificate.
Recommend educational policies and procedures to the Governing Council and implement its policies within the school
Lead the development and implementation of a challenging, inquiry-based, and arts-integrated academic curriculum aligned with Common Core State Standards and Michigan Merit Curriculum
Promote arts integration and excellence through school curriculum, staff development, arts programs, outreach, and community partnerships
Develop and support an energetic, innovative, collaborative and committed model teaching staff whose members work continuously to improve teaching quality and student achievement
Support continuous improvement of teaching staff through visibility, collaboration, engagement, innovative professional development, frequent shared analysis of multiple points of data, and clear communication with staff and partners
Coordinate and invite participation and engagement with the school from parents, community members, and alumni through reports on school and student progress via letters, social media, public performances and demonstrations, newsletters, and other means
Assist in the preparation of the school budget as liaison between the school, the DPS and the community, interpreting activities and policies of the school and encouraging community participation in school life
Network with leaders of arts schools in other cities, and with the broader educational reform community
Assist the Governing Council with fundraising efforts
Maintain a safe and positive learning environment for students, coordinating and implementing student safety and disciplinary procedures in school and during extra-curricular activities
Counsel staff, students, and parents, responding to issues, concerns and problems through implementation of school policy, mediation and resolving of conflict, and implementing behavioral interventions as needed.
If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance.
At point of offer to hire, please be advised that you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $62.75 by cashier's check, certified check or money order, payable to the I.I.S. (Identix Identification Services). DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION.
There is an option to pay by MasterCard or Visa.
All fingerprinting appointments will be scheduled by Detroit Public Schools, Human Resources Department.
If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance.
Applicants MUST apply through the online application system. ONLY applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position. All applicants are to attach a copy of their transcripts, most recent resume and cover letter. A copy of your valid teacher certification should also be attached if certification is required for the position you are applying for.
Applicants will receive an automated confirmation once they have successfully applied for a position.
Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Service outside of the Detroit Public Schools must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) prior to hire.
It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. All documentation must be submitted along with the letter of interest. Due to the high volume of candidates applying for positions, we regret that we are unable to pull individual personnel files to retrieve/copy documents. Therefore, to assure the application process is not delayed, if you are applying for multiple positions with the district, we strongly encourage you to have available several photocopies of your credentials to be submitted for each position for which you apply. Documentation will not be accepted subsequent to the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete information will not be considered. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Recruitment and Employment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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