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Job Announcement

Title: K-12 School-wide Building Principal, Full Time
Location: FDL Ojibwe School
Supervisor: Superintendent of Education
Closing Date: Open Until Filled


General Summary:

The School-wide Building Principal provides instructional leadership, policy development recommendations, program design and evaluation, budget recommendations, and implementation of a comprehensive program for educational excellence and accountability for American Indian students kindergarten through grade 12.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership in collaboration with the Superintendent and other designated personnel for the development, implementation, and continuous evaluation of a school-wide, comprehensive school improvement plan.
  • Provide curriculum expertise with the Superintendent and other designated personnel on identifying and implementation of research-based teaching/learning strategies for educational excellence and accountability to American Indian students.
  • Provide leadership in a data driven decision-making process in all relevant areas of the school program including curriculum, teaching/learning strategies, instructional tools, professional development, student learning environment, and policies and procedures.
  • Supervises all supporting services within the school (e.g. Special Education, counseling, After-school program, records, behavior and discipline programs, school lunch program, etc.).
  • Implements and enforces all policy, procedures and administrative rules and regulations.
  • Develops/administrates the following:
    • Schedules and leads regular school-wide staff meeting.
    • Develops annual school calendar.
    • Develops daily/weekly, quarterly teaching and para-professional schedule.
    • Collects and reviews all teaching lesson plans.
    • Completes school board and other related reports (i.e. annual BIE School Report).
    • Reviews and/or approves/denies leave notices.
    • Substitutes security as necessary.
  • Participate in the collection of assessment data and relevant measures of growth and communicate to all appropriate entities.
  • Provide leadership with the Superintendent in collaborative planning, prioritization, and decision making process regarding policy and development recommendation and procedures.
  • Collaborate in the development and administration of annual school budgets in compliance with federal and tribal practices in cooperation with the Tribal Council, School Board, and Superintendent.
  • Lead in the development, implementation, and evaluation of school-wide processes to identify personnel and program needs and provide pre-service and in-service education to address those identified needs.
  • Attends all meetings as required.
  • Attends training and other related session’s specific to meeting compliance with Bureau of Indian Education assurances and requirements.
  • Appropriate work attire is required.
  • Displays a responsive and professional manner in promptly responding to all requests, complaints, and problems.
  • Recognizes that each employee is a representative of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and is responsible for demonstrating courtesy, respect, and sensitivity to the needs of all others, including visitors and co-workers.
  • Represents the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and the department in a positive and professional manner in the community.
  • Required to maintain proper attendance including reporting to work on time in accordance with applicable policies.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work area.
  • Due to changes and modifications in the job from time to time, employees are required to be flexible and assume other responsibilities assigned by management as deemed necessary.

Physical Requirements:

  • Normal physical requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • Current State of Minnesota Principal K12 license is required.
  • Three years teaching experience is required.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing is required.
  • Ability to work independently and establish priorities is required.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is required.
  • Ability to establish professional and harmonious working relationships on all projects and with all parties involved.
  • Subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with the Fond du Lac Reservation’s Personnel Policies.
  • Subject to pre-employment and annual background checks.
  • Some travel is required.



APPLY TO: Fond du Lac Human Resources
1720 Big Lake Road
Cloquet, MN 55720


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