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Vice Principal - Helensview

Organization: 
MULTNOMAH EDUCATION SERVICE DISTRICT
Closing date: 
Friday, September 30, 2022

Helensview School is an accredited school that provides individualized instruction and specialized support services for youth ages 12-21 who have dropped out of school or who are experiencing chronic attendance / behavioral issues. Helensview School provides multiple pathways to graduation with a standard diploma, and academic, social service and connection to post-secondary options.

Applicants with culturally diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, flex spending accounts, employee assistance program (EAP), paid holidays, basic & voluntary life insurance, STD/LTD & 6% employer-paid contribution into PERS (Oregon Public Employees Retirement System). We support our employees’ continued education through our Tuition Reimbursement Program.

Department: Student Services

Reports to: Principal and/or Assistant Superintendent

Classification: Administrator/VP
Days per year: 230

Estimated start date: 10/1/2022

POSITION PURPOSE:
Coordinate activities; supervise staff and resources to meet the needs of assigned programs.

NATURE & SCOPE:
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 affect 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.

ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP QUALITIES:
Trust: Develop trust among co-workers, students, and families through honesty and fairness.
Communication: Communicate in an inclusive and collaborative manner.
Vision: Lead with vision and follow-through.
Equity: Lead with a focus and commitment to equity.
Personal Qualities: Be respectful, caring, and courageous.
Management Style: Be visible, humble, and a team player.
Agency-wide perspective: Be involved in, and supportive of continuous overall improvement of MESD.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provide instructional supervision to staff in planning academic and behavioral programs for individual children.
Assist with the development and evaluation of annual school improvement efforts and staff development plans aligned with state school reform efforts, the MESD Superintendent’s goals, and the Department of Education Services priorities.
Assist the principal in managing collective bargaining agreements. 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 staff.
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 state agencies.
Monitor procedures for the selection and purchase of evaluation instruments, protocols, instructional technology and software, instructional materials, and curriculum for educational programs.
Communicate effectively with school personnel, parents, other professionals, advisory groups, and/or coordinators, in order to serve referred and enrolled students, plan for and operate services.
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 assigned.
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 partners.
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.
Provides leadership and serves as a resource in the areas of curriculum alignment, workplace readiness, interpersonal relationships, and service-learning; offering assistance in school program implementation and evaluation.
Assist the building principal in the administration of rules, regulations, and procedures within the policy structure of the MESD.
Assist with the supervision of the planning and implementation of individual student plans and related due process mandates provided by certificated, non-certificated, licensed, and classified personnel.
WORKING CONDITIONS:

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

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:
Act as a teacher as needed.
Maintain records and write reports.
Conduct parent conferences as needed and provide progress reports on students to parents.
Transport students as necessary.
Attend monthly supervisory, staff, and other meetings as necessary.
Perform other job-related duties as necessary.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to objectively evaluate and document students’ learning, staff performance, and the achievement of program objectives.
To have the emotional and physical stamina to perform duties as required by the designated task.
Effective and strong oral/written communication skills in order to work collaboratively with a variety of school and community personnel and parents of students with disabilities.
Knowledge of computer skills for word processing with the ability to write/analyze/compile data for required reports.
Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects or daily assignments and meet multiple timelines as requested by the building principal.
Ability to be flexible and fluid with schedule or meeting changes.
Ability to coordinate and collaborate well with local education agencies and outside agencies.
Ability to write, compile, edit, organize, and implement developmentally based academic and behavioral curriculum.
Ability to conduct program evaluation and align curriculum with state standards and other school reform mandates.
Valid driver’s license and transportation for on-the-job use.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Hold or qualify for a valid Oregon Administrative License with an administrator endorsement through Oregon TSPC.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions, or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.

Salary placement is based on years of administrator experience in a school setting.

Primary Location Helensview School
Salary Range $110,630.00 - $122,820.00 / Annual
Shift Type Permanent Full-Time