Principal job description

Job brief

We are looking for a new principal to join our team and foster a healthy learning environment for our students. Your primary responsibilities will be to supervise our education staff and oversee day-to-day school operations. 

To succeed in this role, you should be able to make quick decisions under pressure and have a comprehensive understanding of the national education system and its regulations. Excellent communication and organizational abilities are also important skills you should demonstrate as a principal. 

If you meet these requirements and you’re passionate about a leadership role in education, we’d like to meet you.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day school operations 
  • Manage school logistics and budgets
  • Set learning goals for students and teachers based on national curricula
  • Monitor and report on teacher performance
  • Present data from school performance to board members
  • Research new resources and techniques to improve teaching 
  • Interview and hire school personnel
  • Review and implement school policies 
  • Provide guidance and counseling to teachers 
  • Handle emergencies and school crises
  • Organize school events and assemblies
  • Ensure a safe and clean environment for students (e.g. implementing hygiene rules)
  • Attend conferences to gain knowledge on current educational trends

Requirements

  • Previous experience as a principal or in a similar role
  • Knowledge of school administrative processes and national educational regulations
  • Hands-on experience with MS Office and education management systems
  • Attention to detail
  • Great presentation and communication skills
  • Crisis management
  • Ability to coach and inspire 
  • A teaching license is preferred
  • Degree in Education; Master’s degree is a plus

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