Principal – Junior College at MasterMindsHRSG Consulting

MasterMindsHRSG Management Consulting – Our client is a startup Christian value based educational institution, situated in Lagos State. The Board of the School has need to fill the vacant position in their brand new junior secondary school:

Job Title: Principal – Junior College

Job Objective

  • The principal is responsible for setting the vision for achieving and sustaining high levels of student achievement and strategically implementing the school's mission through effective leadership of all stakeholders, including faculty, staff, student, parents, and the community.
  • The principal oversees all aspects of the instructional program, school environment and the operational / fiscal health of the school.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions
The following duties are representative of performance expectations:

  • Serve as the instructional leader of the building staff and articulate a clear and compelling vision founded in strong and sustainable student achievement outcomes.
  • Manage personnel effectively through appropriate delegation, planning and evaluation, fosters an environment where staff and faculty work cooperatively together and hold each other accountable to reach high levels of student achievement.
  • Effectively evaluate teachers' classroom management, instructional practice, professional development pursuits, interpersonal and leadership skills, while identifying high- and low-effectiveness performers, and provide clear and actionable feedback, resources and support.
  • Lead the improvement of student achievement by implementing the school's model for teacher observation and evaluation with high levels of fidelity.
  • Provide ongoing professional development for staff, based on an analysis of school staff / assigned building data, best practices and instructional research.
  • Model and promote the continuous use of data to inform practice and drive decision making and instruction.
  • Observe teaching methods and examine learning materials to evaluate and standardize curricula and teaching techniques, and to determine areas where improvement is needed.
  • Manage school resources (fiscal, human capital, facilities and equipment, etc.) to support student achievement goals and in compliance with school and national policies
  • Poster a positive school climate by assessing, planning, and communicating with the school community; promoting distributive leadership while demonstrating understanding of and respect and appreciation for cultural diversity.
  • Promote a positive tone for collaborative school/community relations by articulating the mission, seeking community support, and fostering rapport with all stakeholders.
  • Confer with parents and staff to discuss educational activities, policies, and student behavioral or learning problems.
  • Perform other administrative duties as assigned by the School Director

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: Minimum of First Degree in Education or PGDE from an accredited institution.


  • Minimum of five years of successful teaching experience, with at least 2 years of leadership experience in a secondary school.
  • Certification: Registered with the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.
  • Experience working in an urban school setting, with proven management and team-building skills
  • Strong records of helping students achieve and sustain academic success.
  • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn and to the mission of educational equity.
  • Capacity to define a vision, build teams and achieve results despite tremendous obstacles.
  • Experience in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, and coordination of people and resources. Record of success in leading adults; prior experience with personnel recruitment, selection, training, management, labor relations and supervision.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Keen ability to use data in the decision making process and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to continuously elevate professional contributions through ongoing reflection, building upon previous learning and being open and receptive to ongoing feedback.
  • Active listening skills- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Judgment and decision-making skills – Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and writing skills.

Job Location: Lagos

Application Closing Date
21st July, 2017.

How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV's and cover letter to: [email protected] with the position as the subject of the mail.

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