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Assistant Principal

Gresham Barlow School District

Assistant Principal
Start date: July 1, 2023
Location: Gordon Russell Middle School

Compensation: $117,100 to $131,797 plus benefit package
230 days, 1.0 FTE, Probationary Contract
Qualifications: State of Oregon Administrative License and current First Aid Card.
This position is not part of a bargaining unit 

Applicant Deadline: Open Until Filled. 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.

POSITION SUMMARY:  The assistant principal is responsible for providing and demonstrating instructional leadership, a commitment to professional growth and maintains interest in and commitment to students, employees and patrons. In addition, the assistant principal is responsible for directing and supervising all assigned curricular and extracurricular activities, student conduct, staff performance, fiscal management and student scheduling within the school to meet the district's and school's stated objectives, procedures and priorities.
Education, Training, Experience, Licensure and Certification

A minimum of three - five years of experience as an effective school leader
Oregon Administrator License 
Master’s Degree
Successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population
Must have or get, and then maintain, a current First Aid/CPR card   

Fluently speaks, reads and writes Spanish
Middle school teaching and administrative experience

Skills to motivate students and staff
Ability to communicate with individuals from varied educational and cultural backgrounds
Demonstrated knowledge and ability working in multi-tiered systems of support for academics and behavior
Ability to 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 (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.
Ability to perform a variety of specialized and responsible tasks, maintain records, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, parents, other school personnel, meet schedules and deadlines
Use of technology in instruction, management and communication.

(The following statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions that may be assigned or skills that may be required.)
Administers and manages the individual school program using the policies established by the school board, Superintendent and principal
Responsible for responding to agencies, community groups and individual patrons which often make demands upon the school
Is an instructional leader in the school and uses procedures for school-based decision making which promote a climate of trust and a spirit of commitment to students and their needs
Functions as a member of the school and district leadership team and contributes to the overall administration of the district
Assists the principal by planning, organizing and monitoring student management, planning, organizing, directing, monitoring, and evaluating the curriculum and staff performance, and directing other school programs as assigned
Completes staff observations and evaluations
Contributes to a safe and orderly school climate by ensuring that rules and policies of student conduct are clearly communicated to assigned students, parents and staff, by applying these standards in a culturally responsive and developmentally appropriate manner with consistency
Provide supervision and support at school events
Contributes to the improvement of instruction by providing quality supervision and classroom observations through the use of research-based evaluation processes
Contributes to positive school/community relations by using a variety of effective, culturally relevant communication techniques
Participates in accurate budget development and expenditure controls, and economic use of materials and supplies, by following sound procedures and monitoring their implementation
Maintains high standards of commitment to professional growth by involvement in professional organizations, by attending conferences and by extensively reading educational literature

Ability to:
Sit, stand or walk for prolonged periods of time
Talk and hear conversations
Use precise control of fingers and hand movement, often in a repetitive movement such as keyboarding
Reach for and handle objects
Use close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
Regularly focus on a computer screen
Bending, stooping, kneeling and lifting up to 15-45 pounds may also be required on occasion

Maintaining regular and punctual attendance.  In case of an absence site and/or district protocol for reporting absences is followed
Maintaining appropriate confidentiality regarding information relating to students, staff, and district operations
Dress in a professional and appropriate manner for the assignment and the work setting
Exercising prudent judgment
Work independently in the performance of routine duties
Follow all District policies and work procedures
Utilize the District’s electronic systems and applications only as related to the position
Participate in required meetings and trainings related to the position
If employee is bilingual, interpretation, translating documents, and/or communicating orally in the second language may be requested
Cultivate and model a respectful working and learning environment

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 education programs, activities or employment. 
Gresham-Barlow provides equal access to individuals with disabilities.