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17 Jan 2019

Principal or Vice Principal Executive Director, University Middle

University of Memphis
 Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to
sit, use hands to handle or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stand, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Solid commitment to and belief in student voice, project-based learning, holistic learning and development, and equity.

Ability to communicate using effective collaboration and listening skills with a variety of audiences including teaching staff, students, parents, university leaders, and community advocates.

Ability to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; ability to collect and analyze data.

Ability to develop insightful conclusions and strategic solutions based on data analysis.

Knowledge and practice of program development and assessment.

Ability to develop, assess, and continuously improve curriculum.

Ability to marshal resources, orchestrate multiple activities simultaneously using resources effectively and efficiently.

Additional Position Information:

Please see link for additional information:

Job Summary

Serve as head of University Middle.

Minimum Position Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in an education-related field and ten (10) years of educational leadership experience.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
May need to work/travel beyond normal work schedule

Special Conditions

Position is contingent upon funding and approval of the school by Shelby County Schools. A formal hire will not be made until an approval vote is granted and funding allocated by the Shelby County School Board.

The department is especially interested in candidates with experience in school leadership as a division head, head of school, or principal at a charter, traditional public, or independent school. Previous experience as a classroom teacher is strongly preferred.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted online at

Applicants must complete all applicable sections of the online application to be considered for a position. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and reference list after completing your application, if required by the system. Required work experience is based on full time hours. Part time work experience will be prorated as listed.

Candidates who are called for an interview must notify the Department of Human Resources in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.


Lipman Early Learning and Research Center


Lipman ELRC

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provides leadership & strategic oversight to University Middle, including serving as head of school, overseeing and implementing academic curriculum, promoting campus & community partnerships, and coordinating research.

Provides supervision of staffing, fundraising, marketing, assessment, Shelby County Schools partnerships, building needs and budgetary considerations for University Middle.

Generates and supports opportunities for campus and community educational innovation in University Middle, at the discretion of the President and the Executive Vice President for Research & Innovation.

How to Apply

To be considered for this position, interested applicants must complete application and submit all required documents to  

Bureaus: Tennessee. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.