Georgia Charter Schools Association
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Tybee Island Maritime Academy – Principal

Posted 1/15/2013

Job Summary:

The principal of Tybee Island Maritime Academy is responsible for providing the instructional, operational
and administrative leadership necessary to ensure the success of the school, including primary responsibility
for safety, achievement and financial performance.  The Principal is the overall leader of the school, with a
dominant focus (estimated at 75% of time spent) on instructional leadership.  The school principal will be held
accountable for the continuous improvement of the school and its staff and for increased student achievement. 

Main Responsibilities:

Achievement Management

  • Implement school charter’s organizational structure, including, without limitation, culture, staffing, scheduling, and student management plan.
  • Ensure teachers receive training in curriculum, learning environment, benchmarks and assessment.
  • Monitor student achievement (benchmark analysis, scholastic, teacher created tests, all tests).
  • Implement student achievement planning and execution including annual adjustment in the school’s instructional plans.
  • Recruit, select and hire faculty and school-based support staff.
  • Ensure effective implementation of student support systems.
  • Engage parents in a collaborative effort to implement and plan school programs and parent meetings.
  • Complete and present an annual school progress report to the district and/or charter board, and school community. Organize a State of the School Address.
  • Support and monitor professional development and Whole Faculty Study Groups.
  • Observe instruction of all teachers and tutors regularly.
  • Supervise and evaluate staff to ensure quality instruction and student achievement.

Financial Management

  • Ensure revenue, enrollment and expense targets are met.
  • Ensure facility and operational services are effective.
  • Act as a steward of company assets.

Relationship Management

  • Build/maintain stakeholder relationships (e.g., board leadership, superintendents, authorizers, community leadership, political leaders, etc.).
  • Develop and maintain positive community and parent relationships.

Compliance Management

  • Oversee compliance to federal, state, local and contractual requirements.

Key Competencies:

  • Uses different behaviors as necessary to achieve desired outcomes; able to amend own behavior to influence and gain acceptance.
  • Shift priorities to address changes in events or assigned goals.
  • Inspires groups of individuals to work together to achieve a common purpose; promotes a culture of open communication and respect.
  • Establishes and promotes high workplace standards and best practices.
  • Analyzes reasons behind results, takes action to address failures and seeks to improve outcomes.
  • Never accepts excuses for breaches of ethics, values or regulations and confronts potentially unethical behavior in others.
  • Develops and uses subtle strategies to influence others in order to achieve organization objectives; anticipates reactions and works hard to find common ground between stakeholders within opposing views.
  • Coaches employees and team members on ways to enhance their level of performance and develop their skills.
  • Encourages constructive feedback and a culture that provides opportunities for development. 
  • Attracts, assesses, develops, motivates and retains a diverse workforce that drives results.
  • Cultivates a culture of achievement, optimism, respect and positive reinforcement.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, a specialty area such as Elementary Education or Secondary Education, or Educational Administration & Supervision.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ teaching experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in instructional leadership including at least two years as an assistant principal or higher.
  • Administrative certification.
  • Ability to recognize good instruction based on current teaching methods.
  • Knowledge of teacher evaluation and observation methods.
  • Knowledge of various instruction and teaching methodologies.
  • Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of Tybee Island Maritime Academy to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizen status, age, marital status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law.

The principal will be an “at-will” contracted employee of Tybee Island Maritime Academy.

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