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  The goal of this position is to provide instructional leadership for the planning, operation and evaluation of the educational program for the attendance center to which he/she is assigned. The main responsibility of this position is instructional improvement, which requires dedication to curriculum and staff development.

Administration and Organization

  • Facilitates the District #47 Strategic Plan at the building level.
  • Upholds and enforces established laws, regulations, district policies, and procedures.
  • Assures and maintains confidentiality required by laws, regulations, policies and directives established or provided by the Board of Education and/or Superintendent.
  • Cooperates with the Superintendent and other Central Office Administrators through the preparation and submission of additions and revisions to established procedures and regulations affecting the operation of the school.
  • Develops and implements school procedures that are consistent with established district policies and procedures.
  • Serves as a member of the District Admin Team and participates in individual or committee assignments as requested.
  • Keeps the Superintendent informed of important accomplishments, needs and problems in all areas of the operation of the school under his/her supervision.
  • Participates in the cooperative exchange of ideas relative to educational practices.

Instructional Program

  • Serves as the primary facilitator of the on-going school improvement planning process.
  • Establishes and implements both short and long-range goals for the school as part of a continuous improvement process.
  • Recommends, develops, implements and evaluates, in collaboration with Central Office Administrators, the program offerings for the school.
  • Develops and maintains a school mission, beliefs and goals consistent with the District vision, mission, beliefs and goals.
  • Administers the school in a manner, which provides time for the continual evaluation and assessment of teaching and learning.
  • Supervises the implementation of the instructional program.
  • Provides for the development of all basic and extra-curricular schedules for the school.
  • Cooperates with Special Education Administrators in the operation and management of special education programs housed in the school.
  • Develops, in cooperation with Central Office Administrators, a staffing plan which will contribute to the effective implementation of the instructional program.


  • Fosters and maintains a work environment and culture that reflects, and is consistent with the vision, mission and goals of District #47.
  • Promotes and facilitates effective communication, collaboration, and cooperation between and among all personnel who are members of the school and district.
  • Establishes and supervises such meetings with school personnel which are deemed appropriate for the effective administration and functioning of the school.
  • Consistently cooperates with the Associate Superintendent of Human Resources in the implementation and compliance with laws, regulations, policies, negotiated agreements and established procedures related to Personnel Administrative Services and Labor Relations.
  • Consistently implements the hiring and selection procedures of District #47 at the building level.
  • Consistently recommends personnel selection and assignments consistent with certification and endorsement requirements, non-jeopardization, or formal waiver procedures, established by the State of Illinois.
  • Organizes the licensed staff within the building in such a manner as to ensure the most effective and efficient provision of services to students.
  • Assumes general supervisory responsibilities for all staff assigned to the school.
  • Directs the implementation of the District #47 defined procedures for the supervision and evaluation of job performance for all staff assigned to the building.
  • Directs and supervises the development, implementation and evaluation of building-level in-service and staff development opportunities.
  • Maintains systematic records for all required personnel procedures.
  • Assures the privacy and confidentiality of employee records maintained at the school.
  • Prepares and submits personnel administration reports as are required by law, regulations, Board policy, or Administrative directive.
  • Demonstrates consistent cooperation, relative to personnel administrative practices, with all District Administrators, especially those at the same administrative level.
  • Develops and adheres to a systematic plan for the attainment of personal-professional growth objectives through such activities as independent study, attendance at selected meetings and workshops, completion of additional course work related to administrative goals, and continual self-appraisal and evaluation of performance as a Building Principal. 

Budget and Finance

  • Administers the budget of the school.
    Maintains systematic and auditable records of all district and student funds over which the principal has responsibility.
    Submits such reports as are required by law, regulations, Board policy or administrative directive.
    Secures the cooperation and involvement of personnel in preparing budgetary needs and recommendations.
    Prepares in cooperation with appropriate Central Office staff an annual budget for the school.
    Assists central office staff in the translation of local building facility, equipment and/or program needs into budget estimates of both a long and short-range basis.
    Provides information to the staff as to financial developments and situations that may apply to or affect the school and the staff.

Student Services

  • Provides for the development and implementation of rules and procedures relating to student management, which will contribute to the effectiveness of the educational program.
    Continually works with staff in the development of programs and teaching techniques, which serve the varying needs of students.
    Provides for adherence to the following principles of effective guidance in the handling of student problems and conflict situations:

    • Dealing with causes as well as symptoms of student problems.

    • Conducting systematic, constructive follow-ups to crisis encounters with students

    • Consulting with and making referrals to specialists in seeking to resolve persistent or severe student problems.

    • Acting to influence future student progress or behavior by securing teacher or student commitments to positive courses of action.

  • Fosters a school climate in which students can develop good citizenship through self-discipline, self-direction and cooperative participation.
  • Provides for the scheduling and supervision of all activities and programs that are an outgrowth or an extension of the curriculum.
  • Maintains and supervises the utilization of student records and information as outlined in Board policy.
  • Provides for the effective and efficient utilization of special education services.
  • Provides for the action of district administrative policies and procedures, which have been designed to insure the safety of students in the event of fire or other related catastrophes.
  • Cooperates with the Assistant Superintendent for Business in the provision of transportation services.   

Community Service

  • Creates a climate and provides opportunities which strengthen the lines of communication between the home and the school through the utilization of parent-teacher conferences, open houses, school visitation and other similar techniques.
  • Constructively interprets to parents school policies, objectives and programs, through the use of newsletters, bulletins, informational meetings, school handbooks, or other related media and social media.
  • Is receptive to inquiries from patrons regarding the school program and respects the legitimacy of concern shown by parents and community regarding policies and operation of the schools.
  • Provides for the coordination of local school activities with non-school activities involving the staff, facilities, equipment and pupils.
  • Represents the Superintendent and/or District as his/her designee at local, county, state and national meetings as requested.


  • Performs such other duties and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Superintendent.




  • Master's Degree in a curriculum area or Educational Leadership.
  • Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with,
  • a General Administrative endorsement or Principal endorsement or
  • immediate eligibility for a state approved equivalent license or endorsement.
  • Five or more years demonstrated successful experience as an administrator.
  • Up-to-Date training/approval as a Teacher Evaluator on PEL (or ability to secure prior to July 1, 2023)
  • Up-to-Date training/approval as a Principal Evaluator on PEL (or ability to secure prior to July 1, 2023)

Special Requirements of the Position

  • Strong leadership ability;
  • Ability to work effectively with groups and individuals;
  • Broad knowledge of curriculum and instruction;
  • Good speaking, writing, and presentation abilities;
  • Creative and imaginative approach to problem solving;
  • Ability to deal with information of a confidential nature; and
  • Ability to make sound decisions and withstand pressures

Additional Notes

Please Include (upload in Application Materials section):   

3 Letters of Reference and/or Credential Packet

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page


Email Address


Job Posting Date


Start Date