Principal-Pathway Early Technology (P-Tech) #2018-211A2, Capital Region BOCES

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Basic Function:

The Principal reports directly to the Director of Education Support Services; work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Educational Support Services.


Daily Management/Managing Program Implementation

·         Provides overall leadership for all components of the innovative program.

·         Provides guidance to program partners during the planning process and during the school’s actual operation.

·         Coordinates and manages course scheduling, dual enrollment, work-based learning and mentoring opportunities for all students.

·         Coordinates teacher recruitment and support, curriculum planning, instruction and assessment under the direction of the Director of ESS.

·         Empowers staff to establish a school culture and distribute leadership by establishing shared decision making processes.

·         Establishes systems and structures to support a reflective, collaborative professional community.

·         Provides and supports high-quality, differentiated professional development.

·         Identifies appropriate systems to establish expectations and monitor the quality of the curriculum and student experience.

·         Manages large-scale, innovative projects independently.

·         Recognizes the challenges and opportunities of the program, and ability to identify strategies for addressing those challenges.

Leading Teacher Learning and Development

·         Develops and Implements coherent systems of curriculum, instruction, and assessment that promote the mission, vision, and core values of the school, embody high expectations for student learning, align with academic standards, and are culturally responsive.

·         Utilizes multiple data-based indicators to inform, drive change, and assess progress in instructional practices aligned to school performance goals.

·         Conducts regular formal and informal observations and gives specific, actionable feedback aligned to the instructional framework and school priorities.

·         Provides tools, protocols, and professional development opportunities to strengthen school teams in their ability to implement effective instructional practice.

·         Promotes the effective use of Technology in the service of teaching and learning.

·         Actively seeks out and engages in professional activities that deepen content and pedagogical knowledge as well as foster leadership development and talent management skills.

·         Models the use of personal growth goals to guide personal professional development.

·         Continually engages staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the school-wide performance plan in conjunction with district and BOCES data coaches.

Managing Talent

·         Implements organizational structures for selection and retention of high-quality staff that bring to bear a track record of improved student well-being and academic performance, dynamic learning environments, and high expectations for student learning and achievement under the direction of the Director of ESS.

·         Actively promotes leadership opportunities and employs a distributive leadership style to maximize and develop leadership capacity throughout the organization in support of excellent instruction.

Essential Functions:  Creating and Sustaining Conditions for Learning that Focuses on Instruction and Equity

·         Develops, advocates and strategically implements a clear vision and mission that promotes a supportive learning environment for students, staff, community and all other stakeholders in conjunction with the Director of ESS.

·         Ensures that all stakeholders clearly understand and can articulate school goals, action plans, and key priorities at the school.

·         Cultivates an inclusive, caring, and supportive school community that promotes the academic success and well-being of each student.

·         Applies teacher and staff performance management systems in a way that ensures a culture of continuous improvement, support, and accountability throughout the school for the benefit of all students.

·         Develops school-based systems and operations, such as school budgets, to ensure alignment with school’s data, priorities, and goals.

·         Actively engages and pursues a deep understanding of the school community, its strengths and needs, and develops productive relationships to leverage the community’s cultural, social, intellectual, and political resources to promote student learning and school improvement.




A.     Valid NYS Administrative Certification Building or District level.

B.     Three (3) plus years of leadership experience preferred.

C.    Demonstrated ability to take initiative and exercise swift decision-making, grounded in sound judgment and understanding of nuanced circumstances focused on an unwavering commitment to the diverse learning needs of students.

D.    Track record of achieving measurable gains in student achievement resulting from effective leadership.

E.     Demonstrated success in identifying, growing, and leveraging the potential of staff and teams

F.     Experience in school-based budget preparation and management.

G.    Excellent verbal and written communication skills; including proficiency in the use of computer applications (including Microsoft Office products), email, and mobile technologies.

Additional Information

Vacancy Number: 2018-211A2

Position: Principal-Pathway Early Technology (P-Tech)

Location: Educational Support Services-Albany-Watervliet High School-Mohonasen High School (some travel required)

Start Date: May 1, 2018 (anticipated)

Application Deadline: April 6, 2018

Starting Salary: Based on experience and qualifications.  Dependent upon current contract. 

The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.

Further Information Contact:

Capital Region BOCES

900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd.

Albany, NY 12205

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