QUALIFICATIONS: Postgraduate professional license and hold the appropriate level endorsement as a school principal. Must have at least three years of successful leadership and management experience as a principal, assistant principal, teacher specialist, administrator and/or supervisor. Bilingual skills to include Spanish are a plus. Demonstrated instructional leadership skills and knowledge of how to effectively develop and implement curriculum; the effective use of technology in the classroom; how to evaluate, motivate and develop staff; and how to provide students with an effective learning environment. Must have considerable knowledge of how to effectively integrate the skills and processes required by the Virginia Standard of Learning (SOL) into curriculum. Working knowledge of and experience with site-based management, Early Childhood Education, Head Start and Exceptional Education program requirements. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, school staff, parents, community and business representatives and central office staff. Upon completion of the online application, must also complete the TalentEd EPI assessment.


PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Ensures that every student makes academic progress, achieves established yearly goals and provides a safe and nurturing school environment. Actively engages parents and the community in the life of the school. Provides educational and instructional leadership in a cooperative and collaborative manner, which interprets initiates and implements the vision, mission, goals and objectives of Richmond Public Schools. Supervises and motivates all personnel assigned to the school. Establishes with the School Planning and Management Team (SPMT) a School Improvement Plan with specific measurable outcomes. Ensures that the school community understands and supports the School Improvement Plan. Establishes with the SPMT an appropriate staffing pattern for the school. Prepares with the SPMT a School Progress Report for the community, specifying progress toward objectives in the School Improvement Plan. Conducts meetings of staff as necessary for the proper functioning of the school. Performs administrative duties including budget development and management, state and division reporting, personnel selection, training, evaluation, development and maintenance of efficient business procedures. Supervises the preparation of reports, records, lists, student and staff handbooks and all other documentation appropriate to the school's administration. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with local community and business groups to foster understanding and solicit support for overall school objectives and programs. Assumes leadership in the management of the school's extracurricular activities; attends such activities and ensures the maintenance of a safe and secure environment. Performs other related duties as assigned.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs executive level leadership, management and program supervision at an elementary level school. Work requires frequent standing, sitting, light lifting up to 10 pounds, walking, vocal communication for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at a normal spoken word level and visual acuity for preparing and analyzing written or computer data.


REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent of Schools


HOW TO APPLY: All applicants (including RCPS employees) must submit an on-line application.  Please access website at:

Please upload the following information with your application: a current resume, transcript and license if applicable. Also, when completing your application, include three email addresses of your professional references and/or upload letters of references. A combination of professional reference email addresses and letters are accepted. Richmond City Public Schools will conduct a background investigation, fingerprinting, tuberculosis screening and drug/alcohol testing as a condition of employment. EOE.

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: This is a twelve-month (260 days) contract position,  pay grade 131, with excellent benefits.  This position will begin on July 1, 2018. 


FLSA: Exempt

START DATE: Based on School Board approval