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K12 Principal - Hood River Options Academy

Hood River County School District

PRINCIPAL - HOOD RIVER OPTIONS ACADEMY - 1.0 FTE Open until filled. Initial screening to begin July 24, 2023. The job will begin in early August.
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The primary purpose of the position of the HROA principal is to serve as the instructional, operational and climate leader of alternative learning options programs including the HRCSD Virtual Learning and Alternative Program. The HROA principal is responsible for the organization and supervision of the educational program, operation of the school facilities, staff and student leadership, instruction, and establishment of effective community partnerships. This includes program and curriculum development, articulation and alignment; supervision, evaluation, hiring and professional support for program staff; student recruitment, family and community relations and publicity; instruction; fiscal management; and the provision of support services and student activities.

The HROA principal is also a member of the Hood River County School District’s administrative council. The HROA principal works collaboratively with the district office leadership team to advance HRCSD Strategic Plan.

Committed to the pursuit of excellence: Demonstrates a willingness to speak honestly, listen openly, and lead purposefully as a building leader and supervisor.
Committed to providing innovation and leadership towards reaching extraordinary results in a comprehensive educational environment.
Engaging change agent striving for exceptional results in staff and student performance.
Personal and professional honesty and integrity with strong ethical and moral standards.
Visible in the school and active in the Hood River County community as well as the region’s larger educational community.
Strong interpersonal skills – a team builder and a team player.
Innovative and creative problem-solving abilities, engaging others in decision-making, and willing to assume responsibility for decisions.
Strong supporter of all staff and students.
A strong work ethic.

Meets the standards of Competent and Ethical Performance as outlined in Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR 584-020-000 to 584-020-045). Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Essential duties of this position include the following.
Plans, develops and supervises the instructional programs of the HRCSD Virtual Learning & Alternative Program within the policies, guidelines, rules, and regulations of the School Board, Superintendent, State Board of Education, and state and federal regulations, including curriculum and teaching materials and methods.
Maintains an emotionally healthy and physically safe environment conducive to the total educational development of students.
Builds effective and continuous two-way communications with parents and community groups to ensure a better understanding of school programs, activities, goals, objectives and school, as well as community needs and desires. Professionally represents the schools and district in interactions with parents, community, staff and students.
Provides a positive, culturally relevant learning climate by establishing, instructing, enforcing, and maintaining positive student behavior standards and guidelines.
Directs the development and implementation of applicable curriculum and program elements to assure curriculum articulation across all levels.
Ensures that district instructional and operational programs are implemented by initiating, monitoring and evaluating related activities.
Ensures the systematic improvement and evaluation of instructional and operational programs that respond to students, school, community and district needs through continuous improvement planning.
Participates on instructional and development teams, and provides input as appropriate.
Administers and provides supervision for students working at HRCSD Virtual and Alternative Program sites.
Prepares and recommends capital and operational budgets for all Virtual and Alternative programming, establishes and maintains fiscal records, and controls expenditures within approved budgets.
Coordinates evaluation and review of contracted services.
Establishes and maintains student, personnel and staff evaluation records, and consults and advises students, staff and parents on related matters.
Manages and maintains appropriate hardware and software products.
Reviews and recommends digital learning and alternative school curriculum development.
Develops plans to meet special needs of students and the community, and to utilize special resources available from within the District school system and the community.
Represents the Hood River County School District Virtual and Alternative Program at a variety of community functions
Plans for and facilitates staff meetings and in-service training.
Plans for educational program expansion congruent with State and District guidelines.

GENERAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS - The following general requirements of this position include the following: (Other duties may be assigned)
Perform duties in a courteous and efficient manner that builds the confidence of staff, students and the public in the Hood River County School District and enhances learning.
Maintain regular and punctual attendance at work and work activities, and is punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedule.
Observe laws, district policies and procedures, and professional standards for this position.
Work effectively and collaboratively with diverse student, parent and community populations
Carry out work responsibilities with strong organizational skills, effectively under pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and new or emergency conditions.
Respect confidential information and the privacy of students, staff and parents.
Collect, record, store, retrieve, assimilate, organize and utilize information and records electronically and by using traditional methods.
Develop job skills necessary to meet changes in the position.
Maintain personal appearance and hygiene appropriate to the position as defined by the district.
Meet applicable district physical ability/health and safety guidelines for the position.
It is the belief of the Hood River County School District that every individual makes a significant contribution to the District’s success. That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications, and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified. It is the expectation that every employee will offer their services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District’s goals.


The HROA principal supervises all HROA school employees, including substitute employees. All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.

QUALIFICATIONS -To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Master’s Degree. Hold an Oregon Administrative license.
Teaching experience required, administrative and online teaching experience preferred.
Knowledge of the AVID College Readiness System is preferred.
Knowledge and experience using Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching Standards as a professional growth and evaluation tool as well as knowledge and understanding of national standards for digital learning.
Ability to proficiently use the following programs: Digital Learning Platforms, Google Suite, Excel, email internet applications, social media, and website(s).
Demonstrated proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software. Must be able to use District IT systems to perform routine tasks, such as: performance management assessments, accessing financial reports and managing school staffing and budget information.
Competence with technology and data manipulation.
Knowledge of effective instructional practices and a broad range of educational alternatives for students of all abilities curriculum, personnel selection and direction, management of school setting.
Provide direction to others and make independent judgments.
Keep and maintain accurate records, meet deadlines.
Communicate with individuals of varied cultural and educational backgrounds in both oral and written form.
Oregon Driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under the District’s vehicle insurance policy.
Possession of CPR/First Aid certificate desirable.
The ability to communicate in Spanish is preferred.
Required Testing:

Any offer of employment made by Hood River County School District to an external candidate is contingent upon satisfactory results of:

Drug screening tests for any illegal drug or substance classified in Schedules I through V under the Federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 811 to 812. This includes but is not limited to, marijuana, mind-altering substances or narcotic drugs such as hallucinogens, amphetamines, barbiturates, or any other illegal drug or controlled substance, except those federally recognized as legally prescribed by a physician and used as directed.
Nationwide criminal history verification - a background check for any convictions directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Unless otherwise required by law, only job-related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify the applicant from employment.

The contract issued for the 2023/24 school year will range between $119,858 to $122,267 for a full 220-day contract.

HOOD RIVER COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS AN EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Disabled persons may contact Hood River County School District at 541/387-5016 for additional information or assistance. Speech or hearing-impaired persons may contact Hood River County School District for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 1-800-735-2900.