Substitute Principal

Wayne Public Schools | Wayne, NJ


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Posted Date 8/15/2023
Expiration Date12/29/2023


Wayne, New Jersey


Seeking experiences NJ Principals
Elementary Experience a Plus

TITLE: B - 401 -  Principal - Elementary 


  1. Master’s Degree

  2. Valid New Jersey Principal’s Certificate

  3. Effective skills in the areas of organization, leadership, motivation of others, communication, and effecting change.



Director of Elementary Education


To provide leadership to the end that the educational program functions efficiently in providing the best possible education to the children it serves.  To exercise full responsibility for the organization and administration of all activities, personnel and physical facilities involved in the educational program in the building.  The Principal observes and supervises all staff members, full time or part time, certified and non-certified, at the assigned site.  The Principal may be aided in evaluation of staff members by other district personnel who have district wide responsibilities in specific subject areas or programs. 




A. Educational Program 

  1. Assigns and promotes students

  2. Selects instructional materials with appropriate staff members.

  3. Assists teachers to meet the instructional needs of students.

  4. Schedules time of teachers and students in the most flexible and efficient manner which can be developed.

  5. Shares in the development of system-wide curriculum policies.

  6. Controls student behavior.

  7. Student accounting.

  8. Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying.


B.  Personnel Services

  1. Recommends and selects instructional and secretarial/clerical personnel.

  2. Assigns instructional and secretarial/clerical personnel and supervises all personnel who work in the building.

  3. Orientation of all personnel who work in the building

  4. Evaluates services of all personnel and recommends their continued employment.

  5. Counsels personnel.

  6. Develops and supervises the in-service training program within the building.

  7. Chooses, supervises and aids substitute teachers.

  8. Promotes effective communication and interaction between the nursing staff and other departments and/or staff members in the school.

  9. In conjunction with the School Nurse Supervisor, interviews and recommends the selection of new nursing staff members, recommends the employment of nursing staff adequate to meet the District’s health needs, recommends the assignment, transfer, promotion and separation from service of nursing staff members.

  10. Provides input to the School Nurse Supervisor with regard to the supervision and evaluation of the performance of nursing staff members.


C.  Community Relations

  1. Confers with parents and other citizens.

  2. Develops procedures for reporting student progress to parents and supervision of the reporting process.

  3. Works with the PTO and other lay groups.

  4. Makes decisions regarding the participation of organized school groups in non-school activities in consultation with the directors or advisors of such groups.


D.  Funds and Facilities

  1. Prepares the school budget request.

  2. Manages and allocates the budget appropriation.

  3. Schedules the use of facilities and equipment.

  4. Supervises the operation and maintenance of the building and grounds.

  5. Shares in supervision of the building transportation program.

  6. Controls student behavior on buses.

  7. Shares in planning of alterations and additions to the building.

  8. Distributes and inventories of supplies and equipment.




Salary and work year to be determined by the Board of Education.  This position is part of the Wayne Township Administrators’ Association.




Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with the Board’s policy on the evaluation of  certificated staff.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job. 

Unless reasonable accommodations can be made, while performing this job the staff member shall:

  1. Use strength to lift items needed to perform the functions of the job.

  2. Sit, stand and walk for required periods of time.

  3. Speak and hear.

  4. Use close vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception along with the ability to focus vision.

  5. Communicate effectively in English, using proper grammar and vocabulary.  American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

  6. Reach with hands and arms and use hands and fingers to handle objects and operate tools, computers, and/or controls




The environmental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee

to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions of the job and are not meant to be all inclusive.

  1. Exposure to a variety of childhood and adult diseases and illnesses

  2. Occasional exposure to a variety of weather conditions

  3. Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities

  4. Exposure to a building in which a variety of chemical substances are used for cleaning, instruction, and/or operation of equipment

  5. Function in a workplace that is usually moderately quiet but that can be noisy at times




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