Albuquerque Talent and Development Academy (February 14, 2019)


ATDA Principal Vacancy Announcement


Albuquerque Talent Development Academy (ATDA), an APS-authorized charter school is announcing the open vacancy of Principal for the 2019-2020 school year.  We provide a competitive salary and benefits package, a four and a half day work week, continuous professional development, and a student population to not exceed 200.  This family-oriented school provides a unique employment opportunity for the candidate wanting to advance a career in a successful and warm environment.  Principal experience and Spanish bilingual a plus but not required. Resumes will be collected through March 15, 2019 and job interviews conducted thereafter.  Please send letter of interest and resume to: Rommie Compher, ATDA Governing Council Vice-President, email address:

Albuquerque Talent Development Academy (ATDA) Principal Role

Principal Charter Job Descriptions:

The Principal is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the School.

The Principal will inform the Governing Council of the hiring and dismissing of employees. With input from parents, teachers and the Governing Council, the Principal will be responsible for the supervision and evaluation of all staff in the school.

The Principal will be appointed by the Governing Council and may be removed by a majority vote with or without cause, whenever in its judgment the best of interests of the School are to be served by such action. The Governing Council will supervise the Principal’s position.

The Principal position requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in any education-related field or administration and New Mexico licensure in school administration. Experience with developing standards and curriculum, teaching, government contracting, public relations and the 1999 Charter Schools Act are desirable.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises the development, implementation and maintenance of school policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates and implements of the Albuquerque Talent Academy (Development Charter School).
  • Knowledge and/or experience with a high school instructional program and ancillary and operational support programs and assists in their development.
  • Serves as an instructional leader.
  • Monitors school activities and policies for adherence to all district, state and national regulations.
  • Assesses appropriateness of school services and programs
  • Involves staff, students and the community in contributing directly to the development of the school.
  • Evaluates the work of the school staff following school policies and procedures and provides reports as required and provides or cooperates in staff member recognition or problem remediation as requested or required.
  • Develops and coordinates the ATDA Staff Professional Development Plan.
  • Conducts ATDA staff meetings.
  • Attends and reports at all meetings of the ATDA Governing Board.
  • Assists in the recruiting and selection of applicants for school-based positions.
  • Establishes programs and communication procedures to encourage committee participation, student organizations, community support and extra-curricular activities.
  • Develops and maintains student discipline procedures following established guidelines.
  • Develops budget for the school and manages all funds allocated to or generated at ATDA.
  • Establishes and maintains an effective learning climate in the school.
  • Establishes policies and procedures to ensure the safety of students, facilities and equipment.
  • Supervises the preparation and retention of all records and reports. .
  • Supervises assigned staff in the areas of curriculum, attendance, building and grounds, facilities and discipline. 


Complies with state-approved Code of Ethics of the Education Profession and uphold and enforce rules, administrative directives and regulation, Governing Council policies and local, state and federal regulations.

  • Articulates and facilitate the implementation of the ATDA Mission and Goals and Objectives
  • Safeguards confidentiality of privileged information.   
  • Shares responsibility for the supervision and care of school inventory, proper and safe use of facilities, equipment and supplies and reports safety hazards promptly. .
  • Maintains professional relationships and works cooperatively with staff, the Governing Council and the community.
  • Maintains professional competence through professional development.

Experience, Knowledge Skills and Abilities: (minimum requirements)

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Flexibility, organization decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Interpersonal skills with diverse populations, in-person and on telephone.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, work on multiple projects and coordinate the work of others.
  • Knowledge of school policies on immunization, medication, first aid, emergencies and child abuse/neglect. Five years of administrative experience is required.  Five or more years as a classroom teacher and high school experience is preferred.  Other duties as assigned. 

Education and Licensure: (minimum requirements)

  • Master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Valid State Department of Education administrative licensure.