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Assistant Principal - Early Learning

Northwest Regional Education Service District
Closing date: 
Monday, May 23, 2022

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve.

In line with our commitment to disrupting systemic racism, we acknowledge that research shows that Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and women are significantly less likely to apply for some positions, believing they must meet every qualification as described in the job description. At NWRESD, we value representation, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We know that sometimes that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of the qualifications described below.

Position: Assistant Principal
Position Location: EI/ECSE Sites
Department: Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education
Reports to: Principal
Compensation: Administrative Salary Schedule – $102,375.26 – $108,610.29
FSLA: Exempt


NW REGIONAL ESD’S MISSION STATEMENT: In partnership with the communities we serve, Northwest Regional ESD improves student learning by providing equitable access to high quality services and support.

This position assists the school principal in directing and managing the instructional program as well as assisting in the supervision of operations and personnel at the campus and program level. This position assists the Principal in providing leadership, supervision, and evaluation of the instructional program for the school.
The Assistant Principal works to foster a positive, inclusive learning climate in the school by ensuring the systematic improvement and evaluation of instructional programs that respond to student, school, community, and District needs. The role contributes to an effective, comprehensive, District-wide integrated educational and student development program by directing the development and effective implementation of applicable program elements at the site and program level and ensuring a fluid experience for students and parents throughout their varied transitions.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Master’s Degree in Education Leadership or related field.
2. Valid Oregon Administrative License required OR willingness to obtain license
3. Minimum of 3 (three) years successful experience managing people, programs, and services in the field of K-12 education.
4. Extensive knowledge of best and developing trends, policies, and practices of special education, teaching and learning, school improvement, professional learning, and culturally sustaining teaching practices.
5. Familiarity with early childhood and/or early childhood special education.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Include the following. Performs some or all of the following tasks. Other Duties may be assigned. The duties listed below are not inclusive, but characteristic of the type and level of work assigned for this position.
A. Manage a variety of school administrative functions (e.g. student disciplinary policy, school schedule, assigned personnel, etc.) for enforcing school, District, and state policy and maintaining safety and efficiency of school operations.
B. Evaluate assigned personnel for ensuring that standards are achieved, and performance is maximized.
C. Facilitate the development, communication implementation, and evaluation of staff and students for enhancing excellence, equality, and cooperation toward the achievement of a quality learning environment for staff and students.
D. Implement policies, procedures, and directives for providing direction and complying with mandated requirements.
E. Intervene in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students for assisting students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.
F. Monitor communication between personnel, students, and parents for ensuring a high degree of professionalism among the school's stakeholders.
G. Prepare a wide variety of information (e.g. quantity reports, student activities, correspondence, audits, etc.) for documenting activities, providing written reference, and conveying information.
H. Present information (e.g. budget overviews, accounting processes, distribution formulas, etc.) for communicating information, gaining feedback, and ensuring adherence to established internal controls.
I. Chair a wide variety of meetings (e.g. curriculum, safety, site advisory, faculty, etc.) for coordinating activities and ensuring that outcomes meet school, District, and state goals, policies, and regulatory requirements.
J. Represent the school in a variety of settings (e.g. community forms, parent-teacher organizations, etc.) for maintaining ongoing community support for educational goals and assisting with issues related to school environment.
K. Research a wide variety of topics (e.g. policies, best practices, trends, legislation, etc.) for ensuring compliance with established requirements, securing general information for planning, acting, and responding to requests.
L. Respond to inquiries from a wide variety of stakeholders (e.g. principal, parents, students, staff, etc.) for identifying relevant issues and recommending or implementing action plans.
M. Supervise school personnel for monitoring performance, providing for professional growth, and achieving overall objectives of school's curriculum.
N. Support principal in a variety of ways (e.g. policy implementation, meeting facilitation, etc.) for ensuring the smooth operation of administration.

Note: The description contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.

NWRESD believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. The administration reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties as necessary that still reflect the essential functions of the department. It is our expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the ESD’s goals.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Northwest Regional Education Service District is an equal opportunity employer; committed to building an inclusive community and an environment free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We are proud to be an antiracist organization. We work to understand how racial ideology is manufactured and how it impacts the lives of our staff and those we serve. Northwest Regional Education Service District is proud to be an antiracist, Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment, selection, and employment without regard to race, disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, religion, veteran or military status, or any other category protected under the law.

Northwest Regional Education Service District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in our recruitment procedures for individuals experiencing a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please contact us at Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon telecommunications Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

On August 19, 2021 Governor Brown ordered all public and private school teachers, educators, support staff, substitutes and volunteers to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or six weeks after FDA approval, whichever is later. Since the governor’s announcement, a COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer-BioNTech) has received regular Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval meaning October 18, 2021 is confirmed as the mandatory deadline for vaccination. "Fully vaccinated" is defined as 14 days after receiving all required doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine (currently two shots of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or one shot of Johnson & Johnson vaccine).

Starting October 18, 2021, testing will no longer be an option as the alternative to vaccination. All Northwest Regional ESD staff, substitutes, contractors, interns and volunteers will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 per the August 19, 2021 order from Gov. Kate Brown. All staff members will need to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Exemptions may be made only for eligible medical or religious reasons. There will not be an option to opt out for other reasons or choose testing in lieu of vaccination, under the state mandate. In order to support students and families, the essential functions of this position may require physical presence in the workplace. All public health protocols will be followed.