Magnet School Principal

Kansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Feb 25, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Principal - Magnet School


Purpose Statement

The job of Magnet School Principal is done for the purpose/s of providing professional leadership and oversight to organize, administer, supervise, and evaluate the comprehensive and innovative LDC school site; providing guidance and assistance to students; providing instructional leadership by emphasizing and instilling the goal for each student to become career ready; providing an educational environment with the opportunity for flexible schedules, online as well as blended learning opportunities; working with parents; supporting the instructional process with specific responsibility for directing overall site operations, services,

and staff at a high school; partnering with the community, staff and administration of USD475 to accomplish all tasks and goals; 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.


This job reports to Superintendent.


Essential Functions

  • Administer budgeting and related reports, associated with Title I D funding for ensuring compliance.
  • Assist in receiving notification of custodies (e.g. students taken into Police Protective Custody and DCF Custody, etc.) for providing historical documentation and communication to all District Buildings.
  • Collaborate with all stakeholders (e.g. juvenile issues in truancy, behaviors, probation, mental health needs, etc.) for ensuring open communication to meet student needs.
  • Conduct all due process hearings for discipline and truancy, District wide for ensuring resolution and processing all written decisions as required.
  • Coordinate Jobs for Americas Graduates Programming for the District (e.g. working with staff in presenting the yearly MOU for the JAG program, etc.) for ensuring implementation of processes necessary for graduate career opportunity.
  • Delegate responsibility for a variety of administrative functions to Assistant Principal and other personnel for managing the workload more efficiently.
  • Develop budgets and financial forecasts for providing financial guidance and recommendations to administrative personnel, Director of Student Support, Superintendent and/or governing Board.
  • Direct lunchroom operation for providing satisfactory food service.
  • Establish optimal learning environment for ensuring realization of desired learning and behavior outcomes.
  • Evaluate assigned personnel (e.g. coordinating with Executive Director Personnel in hiring and removal of staff for cause, etc.) for ensuring that standards are achieved, and performance is maximized.
  • Facilitate communication between personnel, students and/or parents for evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts.
  • Guide all professional development (e.g. planning, coordinating, etc.) for ensuring optimal instructional excellence.
  • Handle Worker Compensation issues for monitoring procedures and processes, providing for accurate resolution, professional growth and achieving reasonable outcomes.


  • Implement staff supervision and classroom activities (e.g. at NCKRJDC and Geary County Secure Care Center, etc.) for providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.
  • Manage school administrative functions (e.g. facility maintenance, budget, staffing, etc.) for maintaining safe and efficient school operations within district guidelines.
  • Prepare a wide variety of materials (e.g. data reports, student activities, correspondence, etc.) for documenting activities, providing written reference, and/or conveying information.
  • Present information (e.g. budget overviews, accounting processes, distribution formulas, etc.) for communicating information, gaining feedback and ensuring adherence to established internal controls.
  • Provide curricular change leadership (e.g. organizing, administering, supervising and evaluating, etc.) for empowering learning outcomes for LDC.
  • Represent the school within community forums for maintaining ongoing community support for educational goals and/or assisting with issues related to school environment.
  • Research alternative funding sources for maintaining the efficient operation of the school.
  • Serve as liaison (e.g. all District Truancy matters with 8th Judicial District, Department of Children and Families, community corrections, and Ft. Riley, etc.) for ensuring accurate procedural implementation.


Other Functions

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


Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


SKILLS are 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; administering personnel policies; analyzing budgets; analyzing data; applying curriculum and instructional

techniques; classifying data and/or information; comparing results; conducting interviews; conducting meetings; counseling and mentoring employees; enforcing rules and regulations; estimating required resources; investigating problems; and planning agendas/meetings.


KNOWLEDGE is 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; concepts of management and

supervision; cost/fund accounting; health standards and hazards; community resources; safety practices and procedures; and the academy learning processes.


ABILITY is required to schedule a significant 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; working constructively and cooperating with others; maintaining confidentiality; adapting to changing work priorities; accuracy and attention to detail; analyzing issues and determining appropriate course of action; being available on-call; communicating with persons of diverse backgrounds; diffusing argumentative behavior; displaying tact and courtesy; meeting deadlines and schedules; organizing tasks; and working extended hours.



Responsibilities include working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives; managing multiple departments; directing the use of budgeted funds within a work unit. Utilization of significant resources from other work units is routinely required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.


Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 50% sitting, 25% walking, and 25% standing.  The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.


Experience: Previous experience as a principal, preferred.


Education: Master’s degree in job-related area.


Equivalency: Experience is needed in the area of working with Community Corrections and Social Service Agencies.


Required Testing                                             Certificates and Licenses

                                                                        Administrators Credential


Continuing Educ. / Training                            Clearances

Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses          Criminal Background Clearance


FLSA Status                          BOE Approval Date                          Salary Grade

Exempt                                September 3, 2019                                              


Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000.