2019-20 Elementary Principal ($5,000 Bonus)

Athens, Georgia
75,327.25 to 109,737.59
Jun 18, 2019
Job Category
Administrator, Principal
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Type

Overall Purpose

The job of Principal is done for the purpose/s of providing support for the instructional process with specific responsibility for directing overall site operations, services, and staff at assigned school; providing information and serving as a resource to others; enforcing established policies and regulatory requirements; coordinating school activities and addressing issues, situations, and/or problems that arise on campus or with enrolled students.

Direct Supervisor

Superintendent of Schools

Essential Functions

• Chairs meetings (curriculum, safety, site advisory, special district committees, etc.) for the purpose of coordinating activities and ensuring that outcomes achieve school, district, and/or state objectives.

• Delegates responsibility for a variety of administrative functions to Assistant Principal and other personnel for the purpose of managing the workload more efficiently.

• Develops budgets and financial forecasts for the purpose of providing financial guidance and recommendations to administrative personnel, Superintendent, and/or governing Board.

• Evaluates assigned personnel for the purpose of ensuring that standards are achieved and performance is maximized.

• Facilitates communication between personnel, students, and/or parents for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems, and/or resolving conflicts.

• Implements policies, procedures, and/or processes for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.

• Manages school administrative functions (facility maintenance, budget, staffing, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining safe and efficient school operations within district guidelines.

• Prepares a wide variety of materials (quantity reports, student activities, correspondence, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.

• Presents information (budget overviews, accounting processes, distribution formulas, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback, and ensuring adherence to established internal controls.

• Researches alternate funding sources for the purpose of maintaining the efficient operation of the school.

• Supervises Assistant Principals and other instructional personnel for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth, and achieving overall objectives of school's curriculum.

• Represents the school within community forums for the purpose of maintaining ongoing community support for educational goals and/or assisting with issues related to school environment.

Marginal Functions

• Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


• Skills-based Competencies

Required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: planning and managing projects; using pertinent software applications; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and administering personnel policies.

• Knowledge-based Competencies

Required to perform algebra and/or geometry; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: pertinent codes, policies, regulations, and/or laws; conflict resolution; bookkeeping principles, and concepts of management and supervision.

• Ability-based Competencies

Required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; setting priorities; working as part of a team; working with frequent interruptions; creating a positive school climate for students, staff and community; motivating staff; and adapting to changing work priorities.


Hold or eligible for a valid Georgia Leadership Certification (L-5 or higher)

Two (2) years’ experience as an Assistant Principal

Three (3) years’ classroom teaching experience

Demonstrated experience in comprehensive school improvement and directing work associated with a standards based learning environment

Physical Requirements

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity.

Generally the job requires 20% sitting, 40% walking, and 40% standing.

Continuing Education/Training

Maintains all licenses and certifications


Criminal Justice Fingerprint

Background Clearance

Fair Labor Standards Act


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