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Williston Basin School District #7 Principal - Wilkinson Elementary in Williston, North Dakota

Williston Basin School District #7, Williston, North Dakota, is currently accepting applications for the following position:

Principal (Elementary) Wilkinson Elementary School Job Summary: The focus of the Principal is to provide learning opportunities designed for all learners, regardless of background or identity. The Principal is responsible for providing educational leadership within the building by directing, managing and implementing the instructional programs, implementing district initiatives at the building level; creating a culture of empowerment that supports a growth mindset, self-efficacy, and learner agency; and for directing, supervising and overseeing all school operations, personnel and activities within the building.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and requirement satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required for the role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Observes and evaluates an assigned group of educators within the building.
  • Collaborates and works with other district administrators (e.g., Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Coordinators, other district principals, etc.) to coordinate building-level programs and activities with district goals, objectives, policies, and procedures.
  • Serves as a liaison between educators and district administration interpreting district policies and procedures.
  • Develops collaborative relationships between the school and the community.
  • Develops parent/guardian involvement/partnerships.
  • Develops positive, effective working relationships with learners and staff.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Building and Grounds in the maintenance, renovation, and upkeep of the campus. Makes recommendations concerning building improvements and needs.
  • Provides learner centered leadership for educators and learners.
  • Explains rules of conduct and building policies/consequences to learners and families; supports teacher expectations; and explains, interprets, or answers procedural questions regarding school or district policies.
  • Prepares and distributes information to the community, staff and parents via newsletters, orientation meetings, parent training workshops, parent/teacher conferences, correspondence, parent meetings, and building/district website.
  • Communicates with parents and educators regarding learner progress, achievement and building outcomes.
  • Mediates, disputes, and resolves conflicts between learners, educators, parents, and the public.
  • Articulates the schools vision and mission to the educators, parents, and the community.
  • Shares assessment, achievement and testing results with learners, families, and staff.
  • Assists with and participates in staff development activities.
  • Understands the complexities of cultural and global issues and how they relate to employee and learners experiences.
  • Partners with others to resolve potential controversy and conflict through respectful discussion.
  • Connects with team members and shares ideas in an effort to improve the overall learner and employee experience.
  • Utilizes creative, critical thinking skills when faced with challenges.
  • Monitors learner achievement to ensure learners meet or exceed local and state academic standards.
  • Evaluates and assesses the results of learner academic performance and factors that may be influencing their learning.
  • Implements building emergency plans and procedures in alignment with the districts emergency operations plan and associated materials.
  • Monitors the budget throughout the years and ensures the building budgets are within approved fiscal guidelines.
  • Prepares various reports pertaining to finances, ordering and requi ition of supplies, materials and equipment.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

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