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Finding Your First Administrative Job. Dr. Nick Osborne Dr. John Dively Dr. Marleis Trover Dr. David Grace Educational Leadership Department October 2013. Please sit in the middle, front rows!. Overview. Current Job Marketgood time to be looking Where to Find Job Opportunities - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


<ul><li><p>Dr. Nick OsborneDr. John DivelyDr. Marleis TroverDr. David Grace Educational Leadership DepartmentOctober 2013</p><p>Finding Your First Administrative JobPlease sit in the middle, front rows!</p></li><li><p>Overview</p><p>*Current Job Marketgood time to be lookingWhere to Find Job OpportunitiesCover LettersResumesInterviewsPost-InterviewJob OffersContractsOnce You Have the Job</p></li><li><p>Websites for Job OpeningsIASA Job Bank http://www.illinoiseducationjobbank.org</p><p>National Association of Elementary School Principals http://careers.naesp.org/search.cfm</p><p>National Association of Secondary School Principals http://www.principals.org </p><p>American Association of School Administrators http://www.aasa.org/YourCareer.aspx</p><p>Education Week http://www.topschooljobs.org/jobseekerx/</p><p>*</p></li><li><p>Cover Letters*Only one opportunity to create a good first impression- Perfect, Perfect, Perfect</p><p>Maximum of One Page3-4 Short Paragraphs</p><p>No Pictures, Colored Paper20 lb. Bond Paper</p><p>Express Interest in Job and Introduce Yourself</p><p>Briefly Summarize Your Training, Education and Experience and How It Relates to this Position</p><p>Personalize the LetterWhat is it about this position school or district that makes you interested? </p></li><li><p>Cover Letters</p><p>*Opening Sentences and Other Guidelinessee the handout. </p><p>Please find enclosed my application for the position of principal of Lincoln Elementary School. I have included all the required documents including my resume, unofficial transcripts, certificates, and letters of recommendation for your review.</p><p>I respectfully request that you consider this as my application for the principal position at Lincoln Elementary School. Please find attached a copy of my current resume and other relevant documents for your review.</p></li><li><p>Resumes</p><p>*Consider your audience</p><p>Stack of Applications; Short Time Span</p><p>First ConsiderationFirst Cut: Is this person legally qualified?</p><p>Concise, Easy to Read; Use phrases and incomplete sentences to describe work experiences</p><p>Foreground Specific Duties, Experiences, That Demonstrate Leadership, Productivity, Expertise</p><p>Limit the use of first personI</p><p>Use Action Words</p><p>Length? Some say 1-2 pagesothers give me everything that is relevant</p><p>1 Margins</p><p>Perfect, Perfect, Perfect</p></li><li><p>Resume Categories*Heading</p><p>Career Objective? </p><p>Personal Info and Certification</p><p>Education</p><p>Work Experience</p><p>Honors and Awards</p><p>References...Letters from.?</p><p>See sample resume on page 6-7</p></li><li><p>Preparing for the Interview*See the sample questions on page 2-3 of handout.</p><p>Do a simulated interview prior to the actual event.</p><p>Read the introduction of DuFours Creating the New American School.</p><p>Reread booksCurrent Issues</p></li><li><p>Website, Report Card, Illinois Interactive Report Card, Handbooks, School Improvement Plan, Google School News</p><p>Call someone in the district that you know regarding the Current Issues </p><p>Review the Job Description</p><p>Preparing for the Interview</p></li><li><p>Interview Considerations*Dress Professionally</p><p>Shine shoes</p><p>Press clothes</p><p>No excessive piercings/cover tats</p><p>Go light on the perfume</p><p>Eliminate FaceBook &amp; Other Social Media Siteshttp://www.mindflash.com/blog/2011/08/social-screening-how-companies-are-using-social-media-to-hire-fire-employees/?view=mindflashgraphic </p></li><li><p>Interview Considerations*Arrive early </p><p>Be yourself</p><p>Portfolio? Check ahead of time.</p><p>Listen carefully </p><p>Think and then answer the question</p><p>Be polite and courteous to everyone</p></li><li><p>Interview Considerations*The interview is not a time to be self-effacing. Dont be shyyou are the best candidate for this job prove it.</p><p>If you make a mistake or fumble a word, dont dwell on it. Drive on.</p><p>When appropriate, demonstrate that you have a sense of humor.</p></li><li><p>Themes for the Interview*You like kids.</p><p>You are teachable and eager to learn.</p><p>You are a team player.</p><p>You are a positive person.</p><p>You understand the chain of command.</p></li><li><p>Themes for the Interview*You appreciate the benefits of a collaborative environment.</p><p>You understand the time commitments.</p><p>An administrators job is to support and improve instruction.</p><p>You believe strongly in the importance of public education and its role in a democratic society.</p></li><li><p>Themes for the Interview*Be prepared to ask a question or two when you are provided the opportunity. </p><p>What is your timeline?</p><p>Dont ask about money.</p><p>Send a thank you note after the interview.</p></li><li><p>If you dont get the job</p><p>*Send a note.</p><p>Remember that this was another opportunity to hone your interview skills. </p><p>Review your performance and make plans to do better next time. </p><p>Stay positive!</p></li><li><p>You Get the Job Offer*Be prepared to provide a timely response. What is timely?</p><p>Now it the time to discuss salary and benefits. http://www.championnews.net/?s=salaries</p><p>Salary; Health, Life, Mileage, 403b7; Board Paid Retirement; Vacation; Personal Days; Sick Leave</p></li><li><p>Single Year or Multi-Year Contract?*New administrators can get tenure via four successful 1 year contracts</p><p>No tenure with Multi-Year</p><p>Teacher to Administrator--Retain tenure with single year + seniority</p><p>Teacher to Administrator--retain tenure with multi no seniority</p></li><li><p>Multi-Year Contract</p><p>*School boards may hire school administrators for a multiple year period of up to five years. </p><p>Multiple year agreements must be "performance-based linked to student performance and academic improvement of schools within the district."</p></li><li><p>Multi-Year Contract*The law requires that "each contract shall include the goals and indicators of student performance and academic improvement determined and used by the local school board to measure the performance and effectiveness of the superintendent and such other information as the local school board may determine. http://www.iasaedu.org/pages/uploaded_files/Document1.pdf</p></li><li><p>Once You Have the JobDr. Morford: Send a planter/basket of goodies to the staff Im looking forward to working with you</p><p>Dr. Berg: Dont send a planter</p><p>Make Arrangements with the Superintendent to visit the school, begin preparations to hit the ground running, learn more about the community</p><p>Be sure and finish your current job in a positive manner.</p><p>EDA 5630 four (4) month Leadership Plan*</p></li><li><p>Once You Have the JobDo a good job, do a good job, do a good jobLearn Communitys and Your Boss ExpectationsBe Firm, Fair and ConsistentFollow the PoliciesDevelop a Collaborative Relationship with School Community*</p></li><li><p>Questions????</p><p>Respondent public high school student (hereafter respondent) delivered a speech nominating a fellow student for a student elective office at a voluntary assembly that was held during school hours as part of a school-sponsored educational program in self-government, and that was attended by approximately 600 students, many of whom were 14-year-olds. During the entire speech, respondent referred to his candidate in terms of an elaborate, graphic, and explicit sexual metaphor. Some of the students at the assembly hooted and yelled during the speech, some mimicked the sexual activities alluded to in the speech, and others appeared to be bewildered and embarrassed. Prior to delivering the speech, respondent discussed it with several teachers, two of whom advised him that it was inappropriate and should not be given. The morning after the assembly, the Assistant Principal called respondent into her office and notified him that the school considered his speech to have been a violation of the school's "disruptive conduct rule," which prohibited conduct that substantially interfered with the educational process, including the use of obscene, profane language or gestures. Respondent was given copies of teacher reports of his conduct, and was given a chance to explain his conduct. After he admitted that he deliberately used sexual innuendo in the speech, he was informed that he would be suspended for three days, and that his name would be removed from the list of candidates for graduation speaker at the school's commencement exercises. Review of the disciplinary action through petitioner School District's grievance procedures resulted in affirmance of the discipline, but respondent was allowed to return to school after serving only two days of his suspension. Respondent, by his father (also a respondent) as guardian ad litem, then filed suit in Federal District Court, alleging a violation of his First Amendment right to freedom of speech and seeking injunctive relief and damages under 42 U.S.C. 1983. How many have code provisions that regulate t-shirts? Cocaine/martini glass/GWB world domination tour*</p></li></ul>