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Principal - Gresham High School

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

Posting Date: January 23, 2023

Administrator – High School Principal
Start date: July 1, 2023
Location: Gresham High School
240 days, 1.0 FTE
2023-2024 Salary Schedule: $141,243 - $158,970 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 - High School" is done for the purpose of using leadership, supervisory, research, data, and administrative skills for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the assigned school for educational development and high achievement for each student.

Essential Job Functions:

Instructional Leadership
Provides for and demonstrates instructional leadership, a commitment to professional growth and maintains interest in and commitment to students, staff and the public
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
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
Establishes a data-driven collaborative school improvement process annually that involves all stakeholders of the school and district leadership 
Creates a sense of urgency and takes immediate action to ensure early successes
Communicates a clear vision of success and benefits to engage others
Encourages learning and consistently provides instruction, expectations, feedback to encourage leadership and build capacity
Consistently inspires excellence and promotes high morale
Recognizes cause and effect between instructional activities and results
Impact and Influence
Communicates effectively with the business and residential community and participates in civic activities and the enhancement of community partnerships
Fosters a culture of learning, cultural responsiveness, and high expectations for every student and every adult
Facilitates teacher collaboration to promote student and organizational success
Engages stakeholders in developing, implementing, communicating, monitoring, and evaluating the school district mission and vision 
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
Arranges for school-level public relations and publicity for special events and achievements as appropriate
Demonstrates positive attitude toward job and remains a flexible and innovative team builder
Promotes a widely shared institutional belief that every child deserves and can have expert instruction and that all team members must be advocates for students
Sets high performance goals for themselves and others
Establishes and monitors high standards for excellence with students, teachers, staff and other stakeholders.
Establishes a culture of learning and achievement
Acts to influence others’ thinking and behavior to achieve results
Identifies and engages stakeholders (e.g. parents, community) to drive consensus, build trust and facilitate change
Anticipates and responds to stakeholder concerns and identify and engage key influencers and community resources necessary for success
Effectively delegates to others and engages teams in decision-making
Leadership and Supervision
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
Provides for quality supervision of staff by evaluating individual staff performance based on district criteria and standards
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
Motivates employee performance and enhances morale
Facilitates the leadership of the school Site Council
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
Assures the efficient and accurate preparation and monitoring of the school budget by involving staff and parents in setting budget priorities that are consistent with school and district goals
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
Serves as a member of the district’s law enforcement unit
Prepare correspondence, bulletins and other communications on behalf of the school
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
Ensures that the high school meets all OSAA and NFHS policies for student participation and coaching certification
Promotes fund-raising and grant applications for the site and for the District
Aligns school resources and prioritizes activities to achieve maximum results based on vision and goals
Consistently identifies potential issues and obstacles and proactively takes action to create and implement solutions
Essential Job Requirements - Qualifications:

Experience Required:

High school teaching and five years' administrative experience preferred
Education Required:

Master’s Degree
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.
Prompt and regular attendance
Preferred Qualifications:

Fluently speaks, reads and writes Spanish
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.