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Elementary School Vice Principal/Director of Teaching and Learning

Rainier School District

Elementary School Vice Principal/Director Teaching and Learning
Starting School Year 2022 - 2023
Position opened until filled.


Hold appropriate Oregon administrative license.
Demonstrated ability to lead relationally in a manner that builds culture.
Instructional leader who uses research-based best practices in professional development, literacy, professional learning communities, coaching, grading and assessment, etc.
In-depth knowledge of Oregon’s teaching and learning standards, current state initiatives, graduation requirements, IDEA, TAG, ESL, and CTE programs.
Knowledge of and successful experience with effective elementary school practices, instructional improvement/evaluation, classroom management, team management, issues in technology and organizational change.
Knowledge of and experience working with students and promotion of equity for all students
Strong communication skills that establish positive, collaborative working relationships with and among students, staff, parents and the community.
Ability to lead school improvement efforts that produce high achievement results, with special focus on underserved student populations.
Demonstrated success in developing practices that support individual student social-emotional needs and systems that promote school-wide support and care for students beyond their academic pursuits.
Effective management of school operations to support teaching and learning.


Three plus year’s successful administrative experience; elementary experience desired.
Successful elementary school teaching and administrative experience.
Demonstrated leadership that yields high levels of trust within the team of adults and grows the team’s sense of collective purpose and social capital.
Ability to balance professional autonomy for staff and consistent vision and expectations.
Ability to create a positive, safe school climate where high expectations for learning and adolescent development are valued.
Expertise in personnel selection, management, evaluation and staff development.


In fulfilling responsibilities in administration, the vice principal shall;
1. Implement Board policies and administrative rules and regulations.
2. Maintain student, faculty, and parent committees as necessary to assure communication among school and community groups and provide a systematic avenue for the discussion of school programs, practices, and policies.
3. Keep students, teachers, and parents informed of decisions; thereby gaining increased understanding and support in all areas of the school program.
4. Establish and maintain a systematic plan for keeping of student’s records on attendance, promotion, and other matters as required.
5. Devise plans and execute training programs that assure safe conduct of students and staff for fire, earthquake, and /or emergencies.
6. Keep the Superintendent informed of the school’s activities and/or issues.
7. Take all reasonable precautions to safeguard the health, safety, and general welfare of staff and students.
8. Take emergency measures in the event of injury and report such injuries to superiors, as well as proper authorities.
9. Take appropriate actions as required to increase student safety and to protect citizens and their property.
10. Work with the administrative staff on school issues that support schools, students, staff and activities such as transportation, special services and support services.
11. Participate in appropriate District meetings as may be requested.
12. Keep abreast of changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field.


Genuinely respectful of and values staff, students and parents
Good listener and communicator; approachable
Sense of humor
Highly visible within the school and at events
Embrace change and facilitate processes to promote improvements and change

Director of Teaching and Learning:

To provide leadership and vision in the ongoing planning, implementation, development, direction, review and evaluation of the district's curriculum and instructional services. The director ensures that the district/school education objectives are aligned to state frameworks and to instructional practices that yield the highest standards of student achievement and instructional excellence. Reports to the Principal(s) and Superintendent and participates as a member of the administrative team.

Essential Job Functions:

Represents the district in meetings and conferences related to curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Report periodically to the board on all curriculum, instruction, and assessment matters as directed by the Superintendent.
Make recommendations pertaining to curriculum and procedure to the Superintendent.
Encourage ethical practices of teachers.
Recommend a budget to the Superintendent to meet the objectives of this office and operate within the budget.
Promote and participate in the public relations program, including the district website and web pages.
Serve on district committees as needed.
Establish an open line of communication with the community.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Must be prepared and able to commit to hours beyond the regular work day, including evenings and weekends.

225 day contract, including 8 paid holidays
Family medical, dental and vision insurance
6% PERS pick-up
Employee Assistance Program
Cell phone stipend
$75,000-$85,000, depending on experience

To Apply:

Please complete the application and include a resume, 2-3 professional references, and cover letter.
Questions can be directed to Shalana Harrison at 503-556-3777 ext. 402
Job Description is subject to change.