Atlanta Jewish Academy is Hiring!

OVERALL JOB PURPOSE

The Lower School Principal is responsible for the leadership and day-to-day management of

our Lower School Division. The successful candidate needs to contribute to the growth of the

school, while ensuring the delivery of a rigorous curriculum, maintaining an outstanding

learning environment and community-focused atmosphere.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Leadership

Leads the Elementary School Division by promoting our Vision and Values,

Philosophy and Ethos through the day-to-day interactions with faculty, parents and

the broader community.

Demonstrate reflective leadership practice that values feedback.

Collaboratively implement and evaluate policies and procedures to secure the

highest standards of teaching and learning.

Establishes a culture for continuous improvement in the School/Division.

Encourage and support the active engagement of parents in their child’s educational

progress Teaching and Learning

Collaboratively establishes creative, responsive and effective approaches to learning

and teaching.

Establishes strategies that secure high standards of behavior and attendance.

Monitors, evaluates and reviews classroom practices and promotes improvement

strategies to ensure that underperformance is challenged at all levels.

Use student assessment results and discussions with faculty to inform curriculum

development in the Division, liaising with the Early Childhood Principal to ensure

consistency across the Schools.

Maintain respectful communication with all stakeholders, and facilitate positive and

innovative problem solving

Building Relationships

Builds effective and collaborative working relationships with all constituents of the

Community

Supports community initiatives and attends school events.

Communicates effectively by hosting community events, training workshops, and

opportunities for input and feedback.

Develops advocacy and recognition for students and teachers.

Deals with student and parent concerns in a timely, sensitive manner encouraging

positive outcomes to situations.

Leads, motivates, supports, challenges and develops employees to ensure

continuous improvement and development ensuring quality of education

provided and ensuring constructive relationships are formed between employees

and students.

Ensures the effective orientation of new employees into the Division while fostering a

sense of teamwork and collaboration.

General administration and management

Develops and manages efficient systems for the daily operational activities (e.g.

assessment and reporting, assemblies, parent events, etc.).

Manages information effectively and maintains appropriate records on students,

staff, faculty, and curriculum in accordance with best practice and inspection criteria.

Ensures understanding of inspection and accreditation processes and ensures

effective implementation.

Ensures student progress is accurately recorded and reported regularly to parents.

Plans, allocates, supports and evaluates work undertaken by individuals and teams,

ensuring clear delegation of tasks and responsibilities.

Ensures the appropriate and effective use of performance management tools and

policies to ensure continuous improvement.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Advanced education degree and/or certification required.

A proven track record of curriculum leadership: planning, facilitating, assessing and

monitoring an Elementary School framework.

PERSONAL QUALITIES

Ability to work under pressure, prioritize and meet deadlines.

Model and promote the learner profile and attitudes.

Able to balance quick response decisions and priorities without deviating from

longer-term aims.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work within a team;

positive attitude; growth mindset; and a sense of humor.

Open and collaborative leadership style.

Exceptional prioritizing, planning and organizing skills.

Please submit resumes to (aleubitz@atljewishacademy.org).