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Principal, Milwaukie/El Puente Elementary (Spanish Dual Immersion), 21-22 School Yr

North Clackamas School District
Closing date: 
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

To apply to this position, please go to the North Clackamas School District job site, Applicant Tracking and apply to JobID# 6612:

Principal, Milwaukie El/Puente Elementary, Spanish Dual Immersion, (1.0 FTE), Full-Time, Permanent, 2021-2022 School Year

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 the school and educational leader responsible for development, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of a comprehensive program of educational and student services. Administers the program in accordance with board policies, statutory requirements, administrative rules and regulations, district leadership direction, and consistent with collective bargaining agreements. Serves as an advocate for the staff, school, and school community as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications:

Incumbents 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.
For dual language instruction schools, demonstrate proficient oral and written bilingual Spanish skills.
Possess or ability to obtain Oregon administrative license.
Minimum of five (5) years of successful teaching 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.
Ability to facilitate resolution of 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 programs and assessments.
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; alternative instructional strategies, alternative assessment methods; blended instructional support; in-class support for students with disabilities, instruction based on student performance and decision making, peer tutoring, cooperative learning.
Qualified (or be willing to qualify) to operate personal and/or district-owned vehicles to transport students when necessary.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Ability to serve as a first responder and react in emergency situations to include intervening and, as necessary consistent with district policy, restraining students.
Valid state driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:

Bilingual language skills in languages appropriate to the district’s demographics. (Note: For dual language instruction schools, proficient oral and written bilingual Spanish skills is a minimal qualification as listed above).

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Scope of activities and time demands vary by school and grade levels.

Student Learning and Achievement: Develops, communicates, and implements a shared vision for all students to achieve or exceed standards. Develops action plans and budget plans that are aligned with the Strategic Plan and school improvement plan and that maintain focus on the vision, goals and priorities for student, school and community success. Develops, monitors, and reports on specific goals and actions designed to advance student achievement. Communicates progress of students and school achievement and provides required reports to district and community stakeholders. Communicates a shared vision that all students can learn regardless of poverty, race, gender identification, religion, academic status, social or economic status. Uses an equity lens in all aspects of student learning and achievement.

Use of Data: Provides leadership to teachers in the development and utilization of multiple assessment tools and strategies to support the achievement of the performance standards by every student. Develops and implements the district’s performance measurement system to provide indicators that measure the school’s success in meeting the expectations of students. Develops action plans for gaps and shortfalls in performance. Monitors and evaluates the use of research-based best practices, curriculum materials, and assessments.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment:

Supports the development and implementation of the district framework for curriculum, instruction and assessment that is research-based and aligned to standards. Assures that the approved curriculum is being effectively delivered in each classroom.

Provides leadership to teachers in the development of classroom-based assessments of student learning and the use of assessments to inform instruction and improve learning. Regularly adjust goals and action plans for gaps and shortfalls in performance.

Supports the implementation of adopted curriculum, instruction, and assessment framework evaluation tools so that annual progress is measured and effectively communicated to stakeholder groups.

Student Centered Learning: Proactively develops, implements, and sustains 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.

Leadership and Governance:

Leads by example with a level of professional conduct that is above reproach. Consistently demonstrates 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.

Creates 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.

Honors the ideas of others even when in disagreement with those ideas. Works collaboratively to resolve disagreements and seek mutually respectful solutions.

Actively participates in meetings, workshops and conferences that involve decisions affecting the district and/or the school. Advocates for the school needs by providing input to the decision making process of the district. Respects, supports, and implements decisions once made, and takes action to ensure that staff are equally supportive.

Demonstrates a leadership commitment to, and requires 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.

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

Promotes and supports teachers’ goal setting and professional development.

Monitors and evaluates for effective Professional Learning Communities.

Facilitates a school wide behavior/discipline plan where behavior expectations are clear, supported, and followed by the school community.

Communications and Information Sharing:

Develops and implements a process for faculty and staff meetings that allows 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.

Establishes an effective communication system with district leadership and the Board to assure knowledgeable, engaged, and active involvement of the school and to provide input to district and Board initiatives.

Maintains effective communications with the district staff and Board to keep them informed of school progress; advocates for the needs of the school; and assures timely and substantive notification of issues and concerns that could have a significant impact on achieving the vision and goals.

Establishes and carries out 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.

Models and promotes trust, enthusiasm, rapport, respect and openness among faculty, staff, students, and members of the community. Celebrates successes and recognizes the achievements of others.

Engages families and community members as partners in efforts to promote the success of all students and respond to diverse community interests and needs.

Human Resource Management:

Develops the competencies required for each staff member in order to fully meet job expectations and contribute effectively to achievement of the vision.

Screens, recommends selection, and assigns staff members consistent with job and qualification requirements, board policies, legal requirements, and provisions of the collective bargaining agreement(s).

Provides effective induction of all staff members assuring that each new member understands the vision and goals of the school, duties and responsibilities of the position, performance requirements and expectations, school and district policies and procedures, and available support and assistance.

Provides, or advocates for, the professional development of all staff members based on personal, professional, and organizational needs. Collaborates with staff members on identification of needs, opportunities, sources, and methods of providing professional development. Monitors and assesses the results of professional development to assure the desired outcome.

Fosters self-reflection by each staff member and administrator for which assigned supervisory and evaluation responsibility. Monitors individual performance, and provides feedback and coaching to support success and continuous growth. Evaluates all staff members consistent with the approved evaluation process. Takes timely action to address performance concerns and provides plans of improvement and necessary support to correct performance concerns.

Monitors behavior and addresses all 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).

Supervises and evaluates school staff.

Organizational Structure and Operations:

Creates an efficient and effective operating and accountability structure for the school to include internal allocation of resources, structuring of positions and responsibilities, establishing internal controls, and operating policies and procedures that are aligned with District policies. Assures school compliance with applicable statutes, federal laws, regulations, contractual provisions, and other governance parameters.

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

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

Accounts for all school property and assures property and equipment use and accountability in accordance with school and Board policy.

Periodically assesses the organization and the organizational climate to identify initiatives and actions necessary to maintain the overall health and effectiveness of the organization.

Financial Management:

Develops and executes the school financial program consistent with the approved budget. Develops proposals and justifications for superintendent approval of budget revisions when necessary.

Assures an effective and legally compliant accounting for financial resources. Assures adequate documentation and document retention in support of all financial transactions. Assures compliance with purchasing and expenditure requirements.

Facility and Site Use and Maintenance:

Manages school site and facilities to include building, grounds and equipment needed for instruction and related services. Authorizes facility and site use consistent with Board policy.

Maintains and manages safe operation of facilities and site in accordance with district standards. Assesses and communicates facilities and site needs to appropriate district administrator on a timely basis.

Directs and communicates the building energy management program and communicates district energy program to staff, students, patrons and community.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Please refer to the attached job description for more detailed information.

Terms of Employment:

2020-2021 Annual Compensation Range: $115,798 - $127,667 (this includes the additional 6% employee contribution to PERS the employer pays). 2021-2022 Compensation Range to be determined.
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.
Position is a 220-day work year that will include some evening and weekend work expectations.
Professional development funds available.
Other benefits include paid leave.

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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