Middle School Principal

New Haven Unified School District


To serve as chief administrative officer of the school to which assigned. To plan, organize, control and direct the instructional programs, operations, plant and personnel for a traditional middle school (6-8); assure safe and positive learning environment for the students and staff.


  • Directly responsible to the Superintendent.
  • Directly responsible for the administrative and teaching staff within the school.


  • Supervises all aspects of the instructional program following the established curriculum of the district.
  • Administers policies and regulations of the Board of Education, the District Administration, as well as appropriate state laws and federal regulations.
  • Evaluates all certificated and designated classified personnel according to state and district guidelines.
  • Makes recommendations to the Superintendent with regard to the selection or retention, transfer, promotion and dismissal of personnel.
  • Makes appropriate personnel assignments at the building level.
  • On cooperation with District Administration, organizes and directs in-service and curriculum development activities with the staff.
  • Works with parents and school related organizations in maintaining positive school community relations.
  • Establishes and administers appropriate student management procedures.
  • Administers business functions and budget control at their respective schools in accordance with district procedures.
  • Plan, organize, control and direct instructional activities, special programs and plant operations at a District elementary school
  • Confer with District Office personnel regarding staff, programs, students,finances and legal requirements; implement and modify the school’s mission, goals, objectives and programs as needed.
  • Interview, select, direct, evaluate and supervise certificated and classified personnel; assign faculty and staff as appropriate to meet school objective; manage on-site teacher contracts.
  • Direct and participate in a planned program of formal and informal classroom visitations and observations; recommend discipline, reassignment or termination action as appropriate.
  • Enforce applicable State and District codes, policies and laws; administer District and school site discipline and intervention policies and safety programs.
  • Plan and direct the business operations of school; develop and administer site budgets; assure proper allocation of funds for instructional and non-instructional equipment and
  • materials.
  • Direct the evaluation and revision of curricular and instructional programs in cooperation with appropriate District administrators; communicate with teachers to assure instructional
  • programs meet student needs and District requirements.
  • Analyze data and develop and implement plans for instructional improvement growing out of program
  • Assessment and the district and site strategic plans.
  • Establish, coordinate and maintain communication with community and parent groups, law enforcement and other officials.
  • Prepare and write correspondence, bulletins and other communications on behalf of the school;arrange for school-level public relations and publicity for special events and
  • achievements as appropriate.
  • Supervise or schedule the supervision of students on campus before and after school, during lunch,recess and other activities; discipline students according to established guidelines.
  • Assure the health, safety and welfare of students.
  • Oversee attendance, behavior management, counseling, guidance and other student support services; provide individual academic and personal counseling to students and parents.
  • Coordinate the maintenance and operations of the school plant; assure proper management, maintenance and inventory of materials, equipment, buildings and grounds.
  • Direct the implementation of staff development and in-service training; update staff on revised policies and procedures and implement changes.
  • Attend, conduct and chair a variety of meetings with faculty, parents and community representatives; attend IEP and other meetings as necessary; respond to and resolve parent, student and staff complaints; represent the school at Board, District and community functions.
  • Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of District, County, State and federally- mandated records and reports regarding student attendance, welfare, discipline, safety, academic achievement and others as directed.
  • Direct the maintenance of comprehensive files pertaining to school personnel, plant facilities, inventories, financial information and contracts; direct the maintenance of student and staff records at the site.
  • Operate a computer and other office equipment as assigned; drive a vehicle to conduct work.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Comprehensive organization, activities, goals and objectives of a District traditional or year-round elementary school.
  • School law administration and applicable sections of the State Education Code and other applicable laws.
  • State and local curriculum requirements.
  • Board and District policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Labor relations law and employee contracts.
  • State plant facility requirements.
  • Budget preparation and control.
  • Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Public speaking techniques.
  • Basic computer operation.


  • Plan, organize and direct the operations, plant and personnel of an elementary school.
  • Organize, direct, evaluate and supervise assigned certificated and classified staff.
  • Direct activities regarding personnel, the physical plant, budget, curriculum and instruction and communications and articulation.
  • Train, supervise and evaluate certificated and classified personnel.
  • Plan and direct the budget and business operations of the school.
  • Establish, coordinate and maintain communication with community and parent groups.
  • Plan, implement, direct and evaluate instructional and categorical programs in accordance with applicable laws.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Complete work with many interruptions.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
  • Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
  • Hear and speak to exchange information and make presentations.
  • See to monitor students and read a variety of materials.
  • Move hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time.
  • Bend at the waist, kneel or crouch.


Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree in a related field and five years of classroom experience.


  • California Teaching or PPS Credential.
  • California Administrative Credential.
  • Valid California Class C driver’s license.


  • Office environment.
  • Constant interruptions.
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work.


Mgt. Salary Range 50
210 day work year

How to Apply


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  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.