Date 2013-03-27 06:03:16 Location : Central America
Institution: Ross University
Location: Portsmouth, Dominica
Executive - Other Executive
Type: Full Time
RUSM operates an infant to 3 YO day care (average 25 children) and a Pre-K (4 YO) to 8th Grade (average 50 children with multi-grade classrooms) Preparatory School for children of faculty and medical students. The Prep School and Day Care operate year - round with complementary semester break care, a summer program, and after-school care. Although this school has an international setting and there are wonderful opportunities to incorporate diverse ways of learning, the school serves faculty and medical students who come primarily from North America; therefore United States educational standards provide the foundation for the academic program. The RUSM Master Plan calls for a new Prep School/Day Care building to be built; tentative start date 2013 and completion targeted for Fall 2014.
The Principal reports to the Associate Dean-Student Affairs (ADSA) and has primary responsibility in four areas:
Provide leadership, supervision, and budget accountability for the day to day operation of the RUSM Prep School and Day Care (approximately 10 FTE and $500,000.00 budget)
Provide faculty development, curriculum development, and creative academic leadership designed to ensure student success in a diverse environment - so that all students are prepared to return to their home country to complete their education
Responsible for the development and implementation of school policies, regulations, procedures and Code of Conduct - maintaining a Prep School and Day Care Handbook
Commitment to building a vibrant and dynamic learning environment that demonstrates a high level of student achievement in academics and character by establishing and maintaining a school climate of trust and respect.
Utilizing a coaching and mentoring approach provide supervision, evaluation, and staff development in a positive manner
Design, implement, and where applicable enforce policies, procedures, and Code of Conduct as they relate to the student experience and environment.
Develop a professional and collaborative relationship with parents and the Parent Council
Maintain registration and all student records related to academics, tuition, and special needs
Develop printed materials, information packets, brochures, web page content and email communications especially as they relate to student transitions on and off the island; providing resource materials and support as needed
Attend weekly Student Affairs Leadership Team meetings; establish a process for faculty/staff meetings keeping all members of the Prep School/Day Care informed
Support at-risk, special need students through coordination with faculty, parents, and special education resources
Provide staff and programs to support care for all ages between semesters, summer session, and after school care
Establish a climate of continuous improvement with clear academic standards and objectives for a comprehensive assessment and evaluation plan for all grades and all instruction
Review and assess all teaching resources, text books, lesson plans, technology based resources, etc
Ensure the facility, learning spaces, and play equipment are maintained in a healthy and safe manner
Collaborate with campus resources such as counseling services, health clinic, and student affairs to provide seamless assistance to all families
Candidates must hold a Master's degree (PhD, EdD preferred) in Education, Education Administration, or closely related field.
Minimum 5 years of teaching experience, with appropriate teaching certifications; some experience in special education would be helpful
Minimum 3-5 years of school administration; Administrators Certification desirable
Experience in United States school system and US Common Core State Standards
Critical skills and competencies:
Strong multi-cultural proficiency
Leadership provided in a coaching and mentoring approach
Exceptional instructional and classroom management expertise
Ability to partner and create relationships with parents and community members
Positive, pro-active approach to learning communities
Ability to be a productive, high performing and collaborative team member in a fast paced, occasionally stressful environment
Ability to respond calmly in crisis
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Meticulous organization with ability to set priorities and manage multiple responsibilities
Working knowledge of office software, information management databases, spreadsheets, etc
Contact: Ross University
Online App. Form: https://careerconnections-devry.icims.com/jobs/42748/job?hub=6
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