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Vice Principal - Wheatley School

Closing date: 
Monday, October 31, 2022

MESD encourages and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds.

We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Rx plan, flex spending accounts, employee assistance program (EAP), paid holidays, basic & voluntary life insurance, STD/LTD & employer paid contribution into PERS (Oregon Public Employees Retirement System). We support our employees’ continued education through our Tuition Reimbursement Program.

Per OAR 333-019-1030, MESD requires all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated.

Wheatley School provides a positive and safe learning community that fosters academic and vocational growth for students ages K-21 with significant support needs. Our commitment to ensure a least-restrictive environment, through campus-wide positive behavioral intervention supports, allows all students the opportunity to reach their ultimate potential. It is the goal that all students will be able to transition to post-secondary education, the workforce, and independent living.

REPORTS TO: Principal, Education Services

Coordinate activities, and supervise staff and resources to meet needs at the assigned site.

This position is subject to board policies, administrative rules and procedures, department regulations and applicable state and federal statutes. This position carries specific administrative authority to effect the responsibilities in the job description. All commitments outside of authorized programs and services are subject to prior approval by the supervisor of this position.

Trust: Develop trust among co-workers through honesty and
Communication: Communicate in an inclusive and collaborative
Vision: Lead with vision and follow-through.
Personal Qualities: Be respectful, caring and
Management Style: Be visible, humble, and a team
Agency-wide perspective: Be involved in and supportive of continuous overall improvement of

Provide instructional supervision to staff in planning academic and behavioral programs for individual children.
Assist with the development and evaluation of annual school improvement and staff development plans aligned with state school reform efforts, the MESD Superintendent’s goals, and the Education Services Department priorities.
Assist the principal in managing collective bargaining Supervise and evaluate assigned licensed, certificated, or classified staff as assigned by the principal and implement performance or progressive discipline principles if needed. Communicate and monitor the district and department policies and procedures regarding staff responsibilities as related to their individual job descriptions.
Make recommendations to the building principal regarding selection, assignment, and other personnel matters relating to
Assist the principal with data gathering and analysis for purposes of monitoring and evaluation of the school’s educational program services and the facility operations and reporting to districts and/or state
Monitor procedures for selecting and purchasing instructional technology and software, instructional materials and curriculum for educational programs.
Communicate effectively with school personnel, parents, other professionals, and advisory groups, in order to serve referred and enrolled students, plan for and operate
Assist with the development, submission, implementation, and monitoring of program budgets according to established guidelines and priorities, follow agency and department purchasing processes and pursue grants and contracts supportive of alternative programs and local district needs as
Provide leadership by presenting at local, state, and national conferences; serve on task forces and other committees; and participate in meetings and other activities related to social service agencies, school districts, ODE or other
Use personal safety techniques to assure the physical and emotional well being of students to avoid exposure and injury to self, students, and other staff.
Provide leadership and serve as a resource to the OYA regional facilities in the areas of curriculum alignment, workplace readiness, interpersonal relationships, and service learning, offering assistance in school program implementation and evaluation.
Participate in meetings and activities related to the Juvenile Justice Department, the Oregon Youth Authority, Caring Community, Oregon Department of Education, other partners, and social service agencies.
Participate in local and state activities related to high-risk youth, youth in close custody, violence prevention and intervention, and service learning.
Facilitate student success by teaching academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documenting teaching and student progress, activities, outcomes; addressing specific educational needs of students providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding students progress, expectations, goals, etc.
Maintain an official GED testing site and to act as chief test administrator.
Case management for students on IEP’s.

Work is performed in various locations, including office and school environments. May work with high-stress student, family, or personnel situations. Involves sitting, walking and attendance at evening and weekend meetings. Requires the use of computers, office equipment and driving personal vehicle.

Conduct staff meetings at the site.
Maintain records and write reports.
Attend monthly supervisory, staff, and other meetings as
Perform other job-related duties as

Ability to objectively evaluate and document students’ learning, staff performance, and the achievement of the program
To have the emotional and physical stamina to perform duties as required by the designated task, except for temporary
Effective and strong oral/written communication skills to work collaboratively with a variety of school and community personnel and parents of students with
Knowledge of computer skills for word processing with ability to write/analyze/compile data for required
Knowledge, training, or experience in computer-assisted instruction, instructional computer
Knowledge, training, or experiences with special education students.
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects or daily assignments and meet multiple timelines as requested by the building
Ability to be flexible and fluid with schedule or meeting
Ability to coordinate and collaborate well with local education agencies and outside
Ability to write, compile, edit, organize, and implement developmentally based academic and behavioral
Ability to conduct program evaluation and align curriculum with Common Core State Standards and other school reform mandates.
Valid driver’s license and transportation for on the job

Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field, Masters Degree Certification/endorsement in special education required.
4 years of successful teaching experience and two years in educational administration as an administrator, supervisor, or teacher leader. Hold or qualify for an Oregon Administrative License with an administrator endorsement.

Ability to sit and/or drive for four (4) plus hours per day.
Ability to make repetitive hand-movements, such as typing, for three (3) plus hours per day.

Primary Location: Wheatley
Salary Range: $481.00 - $534.00 / Daily
Shift Type: Permanent Full-Time