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Principal - Gordon Russell Middle School

Gresham Barlow School District
Closing date: 
Monday, February 6, 2023

Posting Date: January 23, 2023

Administrator – Middle School Principal
Start date: July 1, 2023
Location: Gordon Russell Middle School
235 days, 1.0 FTE
2023-2024 Salary Schedule: $130,457 - $146,796 plus benefit package
This position is not part of a bargaining unit. 

Applicant Deadline: February 6, 2023. Apply through

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 desired qualifications as described in a job description.  We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our desired qualifications described.  If you are unsure whether you meet the desired 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.

Job Summary:

The position of "Principal - Middle School" is done for the purpose of using leadership, supervisory and administrative skills for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the assigned school for the educational development of each student.

Essential Job Functions:

Provides for and demonstrates instructional leadership, a commitment to professional growth and maintains interest in and commitment to students, staff and the public
Directs and supervises all curricular and extracurricular activities, student conduct, staff performance, school community relations, fiscal management and physical plant management to meet the district's and school's stated objectives, procedures and priorities in the assigned school
Contributes to the quality of the staff by involving school personnel in the screening, selection and recommendation of the hire of licensed and classified staff members
Assigns staff as appropriate to meet school objectives
Participates in a planned program of classroom visitations and observations
Provides for quality supervision of staff by evaluating individual staff performance based on district criteria and standards
Recommends discipline, reassignment, or termination as appropriate, and documenting substandard performance
Relates to students with respect while carrying out a positive and effective discipline policy
Assures the health, safety and welfare of students, staff and the public
 Oversees attendance, behavior management, counseling, guidance and other support services; oversees the provision of individual academic and personal counseling to students and parents
Assures proper management, maintenance and inventory of materials, equipment, buildings and grounds
Communicates effectively with the business and residential community and participates in civic activities
Motivates employee performance and enhances morale
 Assures the efficient and accurate preparation and monitoring of the school budget, involving others in setting budget priorities that are consistent with school and district goals
Promotes fund-raising and grant applications for the site and for the District
Interprets and enforces district policies, state and federal laws
Implements and monitors special programs
Coordinates a variety of campus events
Manages licensed and classified contracts at site level
Acts as a contributing member of district wide committees
Facilitates the leadership of the school Site Council
Serves as a member of the district's law enforcement unit
Assists with the transportation needs of students, including walking them to and from the bus, supervision of students on the way to and from the bus, supervision of loading and unloading of busses, arranging for the transportation needs of students
Prompt and regular attendance
Other Job Functions:

Contributes to the school environment by the preparation and implementation of a quality School Improvement Plan, and the programs necessary to meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind legislation.
Contributes to student learning by encouraging staff development, modeling of effective teaching strategies and administering a school curriculum for students based on needs and interest
Update staff on revised policies and procedures and implement changes
Prepare correspondence, bulletins and other communications on behalf of the school
Arranges for school-level public relations and publicity for special events and achievements as appropriate
Establish, coordinate and maintain communication with community and parent groups, other governmental officials and law enforcement agencies
Demonstrates positive attitude toward job and remains a flexible and innovative team builder
Evaluates and revises curricular and instructional programs in cooperation with appropriate district administrators; communicates with teachers to assure instructional programs meet student needs and district requirements
Attends, conducts, and chairs a variety of meetings with faculty, parents and community representatives; coordinates and meets with school site advisory groups; responds to and resolves parent, student and staff complaints; represents the school at Board, District and community functions
Directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of district, county, state and federally mandated records and reports regarding student attendance, welfare, discipline, safety, academic achievement and certification for graduation
Directs the maintenance of comprehensive files pertaining to school personnel, plant facilities, inventories, financial information and contracts; directs the maintenance of student and staff records at the site
Essential Job Requirements - Qualifications:

Experience Required:

Middle school teaching and administrative experience preferred
Skills, Knowledge and/or Abilities Required:

Skills to motivate students and staff, communicate with individuals from varied educational and cultural backgrounds, work collaboratively with various groups within the school and in the community.
Knowledge of age appropriate pedagogy for development of curriculum and assessment that support student learning, state curriculum framework, education law, federal and state mandates and regulations (Title IA, IDEA, 504, ELL, etc), appropriate instructional subjects, labor relations law and contracts, facility requirements, budget preparation and control, district policies and administrative regulations, staff recruitment, staff development, staff supervision and staff evaluation.
Abilities to perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks, maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parent, other school personnel, meet schedules and deadlines. Significant physical abilities include standing and walking for prolonged periods, lifting/carrying/reaching/handling, talking/hearing conversations, near/far visual acuity/depth perception and accommodation field of vision.
Education Required:

Master’s Degree
Licenses, Bonding and/or Testing Required:

Oregon Administrative License
Criminal Justice fingerprint clearance
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid Certificates
Note: 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.

Applicants with culturally diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
*Applications must be submitted to Frontline Recruiting and Hiring by the closing date in order to be considered for the position. 
Gresham-Barlow School District recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups. It is the policy of this district and the board of education that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups in any educational programs, activities or employment. Gresham-Barlow provides equal access to individuals with disabilities.