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Assistant Principal, Elementary School, 21-22 School Year

North Clackamas School District
Closing date: 
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

To apply to this position, please go to the North Clackamas School District job site, Applicant Tracking and apply to JobID# 6616:

Elementary School Assistant Principal, Full-time, Permanent, 2021-2022 School Year

This full time position is split .5 FTE at two different schools (location TBD)

The North Clackamas School District is a growing district on Portland's east side. North Clackamas is known for its high quality of living. With approximately 2,000 employees, North Clackamas is nationally recognized for outstanding programs supported by the efficient utilization of resources. The North Clackamas community expects, and school leaders ensure, accountable and transparent investments that place funding as close to the student as possible.

The North Clackamas School District strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of our staff and students. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact Human Resources to discuss your application. Preference will be given to those applicants with work or lived experience with culturally, linguistically and racially diverse communities.

Position Summary:

Serves as a school and educational leader responsible for contributing to the development, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of a comprehensive program of educational and student services. Carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with board policies, statutory requirements, administrative rules and regulations, consistent with collective bargaining agreements, and under directions of the school principal. Advocates for the staff, school, and school community as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

Administrator must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.

Possess or ability to obtain an Oregon administrative license.

Three to five (3-5) years of successful school experience.

Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.

Ability to create a safe, orderly, positive school climate for students and staff.

Ability to foster growth, creativity, and flexibility using a variety of techniques and/or strategies.

Ability to facilitate resolution involving complex interpersonal issues.

Demonstrate successful experience in shared decision making, program development, staff supervision and evaluation.

Knowledge and skill in fiscal management, staff development, and human relations.

Ability to work with Oregon State’s educational and assessment programs.

Knowledge and demonstrative skills in the use of technology for teaching and learning.

Managerial skill in planning, organizing, delegating, and listening.

Ability to gain and demonstrate knowledge of District and State laws that govern budget procedures and expenditures.

Knowledge about laws, rules and regulations governing the operation of public schools, including school reform legislation.

Knowledge of innovations in education; curricula, instructional strategies, assessment methods; blended instructional support; in-class support for students with disabilities, instruction based on student performance and decision making, peer tutoring, cooperative learning, etc.

Qualified (or be willing to qualify) to operate personal or district-owned vehicles to transport students when necessary.

Ability to react in emergency situations to include intervening and/or use of an approved integrated approach when de-escalating student behavior consistent with District policy.

Valid state driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:

Bilingual skills in languages appropriate to the district’s demographics.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

As an assistant principal, supports and shares fully with the principal in:

Student Learning and Achievement: Supporting, communicating, and implementing a shared vision for all students to achieve or exceed standards. Implementing action plans and budget plans that are aligned with the District Strategic Plan and school improvement plan and that maintain focus on the vision, goals and priorities for student, school and community success. Assisting in preparing reports on specific goals and actions designed to advance student achievement.

Use of Data: Providing leadership to educators in the development and utilization of multiple assessment tools and strategies to support the achievement of the performance standards by every student. Implementing the school’s performance measurement system to provide indicators that measure the school’s success in meeting the expectations of students. Participating in developing action plans for gaps in performance.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment:

Supporting the development and implementation of the District and school framework for curriculum, instruction and assessment that is research-based and aligned to standards. Assuring that the approved curriculum is being effectively delivered in assigned classrooms.

Providing leadership to educators in the development of classroom-based assessments of student learning and the use of assessments to inform instruction and improve learning. Regularly adjusting goals and action plans for gaps in performance.

Implementing curriculum, instruction, and assessment framework evaluation tools so that annual progress is measured and effectively communicated to stakeholder groups.

4. Student Centered Learning:
Implementing and sustaining preventative measures of comprehensive support systems with assessments and individual learning plans including but not limited to: intervention for student groups; counseling and discipline; family involvement and outreach; co-curricular and extra-curricular programs; and student services and support programs.

5. Leadership and Governance:

Leading by example with a level of professional conduct that is consistent with administrative standards. Consistently demonstrating high moral, ethical, and professional standards of performance and personal integrity, which includes addressing problems and issues in an open, honest, and timely manner. Serves as a champion for the school and the district, avoiding actual or perceived behavior personally or among the staff which may cast a negative impression on the school, the district, or the Board.

Creating a professional environment by assuring that personal and staff interactions with others in the school, community, and Board are conducted with utmost respect and professionalism. Honoring the ideas of others even when in disagreement with those ideas. Working collaboratively to resolve disagreements and seek mutually respectful solutions.

Actively participating in meetings, workshops and conferences that involve decisions affecting the district and/or the school. Advocating for the school needs by providing input to the decision making process of the district. Respecting, supporting, and implementing decisions once made, and taking action to ensure that staff are equally supportive.

Demonstrating a leadership commitment to, and requiring all staff members to embrace and support, statutes, laws, school and board policies, collective bargaining agreements, as well as the values of the school and the district.

Providing leadership in creating and leveraging community partnerships to improve the school, enhance its resources, and improve student achievement.

6. Communications and Information Sharing:

Actively contributing to and possibly leading staff meetings that allow for timely sharing and dissemination of information as well as meaningful input to and discussion of needs and actions for effective delivery of the educational program and operation of the school.

Maintaining effective communications with the Principal and, as appropriate, district staff and keeping them informed of school progress; advocating for the needs of the school; and ensuring timely and substantive notification of issues and concerns that could have a significant impact on achieving the vision and goals.

Contributing to a school-community information program that creates support and enthusiasm for the school and District vision and mission, and keeps families and community members informed of the schools’ challenges and accomplishments and involved in school activities.

Modeling and promoting trust, enthusiasm, rapport, respect and openness among staff, students, and members of the community. Celebrating successes and recognizing the achievements of others.

7. Human Resource Management:

Developing the competencies required for each assigned staff member in order to fully meet job expectations and contribute effectively to achievement of the vision. Screening and recommending selection of staff members consistent with job and qualification requirements, board policies, legal requirements, and provisions of the collective bargaining agreement(s).

Assisting in the induction of staff members, assuring that new members understand the vision and goals of the school, roles and responsibilities of the position, performance requirements and expectations, school and corporate policies and procedures, and available support and assistance.

Assisting in the professional development of staff members based on personal, professional, and organizational needs. Collaborating with staff members on identification of needs, opportunities, resources, and methods of providing professional development. Monitoring and assessing the results of professional development to assure the desired outcome.

Fostering self-reflection by each staff member for which the administrator is assigned supervisory and evaluation responsibility. Monitoring individual performance, and providing feedback and coaching to support success and continuous growth. Evaluating assigned staff members consistent with the approved evaluation process. Taking timely action to address performance concerns and providing plans of improvement and necessary support to correct performance concerns.

Monitoring behavior and addressing incidents or allegations of misconduct through timely and effective investigation and corrective disciplinary action consistent with legal requirements, district policy, and provisions of the collective bargaining agreement(s).

8. Organization and Operations:

Assuring school compliance with applicable statutes, federal laws, regulations, contractual provisions, and other governance parameters.

Supporting a safe and healthy environment for students by effectively managing physical security, facilities maintenance, health services, food service operations, and custodial services. Maintaining effective student discipline and positive behavior support systems to foster an effective learning environment.

Promoting a positive climate for learning and an atmosphere of caring and respect for all students and members of the school community.

9. Financial Management:

Assisting in developing the school financial program consistent with the approved budget.

Assuring effective and legally compliant accounting practices regarding financial resources. Assuring adequate documentation and document retention in support of all financial transactions. Assuring compliance with purchasing and expenditure requirements.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Terms of Employment:

Approximate Annual Compensation Range (2020-2021): Level J3-J4. 2021-2022 compensation range to be determined.
Level J3: $105,852; Level J4: $111,145 (includes the additional 6% employee contribution to PERS the employer pays).
Position is a 220-day work year that will include some evening and weekend work expectations.
North Clackamas currently pays the employee's portion of PERS (6%). Excellent benefits including medical, dental, eye insurance coverage, cell phone, mileage stipends, and life insurance. If North Clackamas Medical Plan V chosen, an employer contribution of $1500 - $3000 will be invested in employee's HRA VEBA, funded every January 1.
Other benefits include paid leave.
Professional development funds available.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.

North Clackamas School District policy provides veterans and disabled veterans with preferences as required by law.

The North Clackamas School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups such as the Boy Scouts. The following position has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Title IX Coordinator, 12400 SE Freeman Way, Milwaukie, OR 97222, 503.353.6128.

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