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Middle School Assistant Principal, Full-Time, Permanent, 21-22 School Year

North Clackamas School District
Closing date: 
Monday, June 21, 2021

To apply to this position, please go to the North Clackamas School District jobsite, Applicant Tracking and apply to JobID# 7074:

Middle School Assistant Principal, (1.0 FTE), Full-time, Permanent, 2021-2022 School Year

Location To Be Determined

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred

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.

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.

Possess or ability to obtain Oregon administrative license.

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

Demonstrated leadership skills through prior leadership experience. Experience may have been in administrative or teacher leader capacities.

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.

Demonstrated 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 the State of Oregon’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; alternative instructional strategies, alternative assessment methods; blended instructional support; in-class support for special needs students, instruction based on student performance and decision making, peer tutoring, cooperative learning.

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, as necessary consistent with District policy, restraining students.

Valid state driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:

Bilingual Spanish/English.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The 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 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 teachers 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 (e.g., Dashboard) to provide indicators that measure the school’s success in meeting the expectations of students. Participating in developing action plans for gaps and shortfalls 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. Ensuring that the approved curriculum is being effectively delivered in assigned classrooms.

Providing 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 adjusting goals and action plans for gaps and shortfalls in performance.

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

4. Student Support Services: Implementing and sustaining a comprehensive support system in areas of counseling and student management; 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 above reproach. 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. Ensuring proper conduct goes beyond the practice of avoiding what is wrong and instead focusing on choosing to do what is right.

Creating a professional environment by ensuring 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’s 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.

Advocating and supporting the academic and social emotional learning of each student regardless of their race, gender, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

Participating in school academic, athletic, and co-curricular activities to supervise and advocate for the school.

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 it resources, and improve student achievement.

6. Communications and Information Sharing:

Actively contributing to and possibly leading faculty and 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 parents and community members informed of the schools challenges, accomplishments and involved in school activities.

Modeling and promoting trust, enthusiasm, rapport, respect and openness among faculty, 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 subordinate 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 ensuring that new members understand the vision and goals of the school, duties 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 ensure the desired outcome.

Fostering self-reflection of each staff member and administrator for which 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 deficiencies 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, corporate policy, and provisions of the collective bargaining agreement(s).

8. Organization and Operations:

Ensuring 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.

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

10. Student Activities and Athletics:

Assisting principal in planning, developing, and implementing student extra and co-curricular activities.

Providing supervision of student activities and athletics during and after school.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Terms of Employment:

2020-2021 Compensation Range: $111,145 to $116,702 (includes the additional 6% employee contribution to PERS the employer pays). 2021-2022 Compensation Range to be determined.
Position is a 230-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.
Professional development funds available.
Other benefits include paid leave and vacation.

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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