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Elementary Principal Pool

Eugene School District 4J
Closing date: 
Thursday, June 30, 2022

Eugene School District 4J is accepting applications for elementary building principals for the purpose of establishing an on-going pool of candidates. We encourage you to apply now to ensure you do not miss early vacancies. Qualified candidates will be contacted by 4J Human Resources for interviews/screening. Applications are for vacancies for the 2022/2023 school year.

Plans, directs and administers the operation of an elementary school within federal, state, and District guidelines. Provides leadership and administration resources to motivate instruction, teaching and learning and support staff towards optimum performance in achieving the best possible opportunities for students' growth and development. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: staffing; staff supervision and evaluation; instructional leadership; curriculum oversight; student, parent and community relations; student discipline; school safety; and fiscal and facilities management of the elementary school building.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
The developmental milestones of elementary school aged students and the ability to inter-relate with elementary school aged students and parents.
Varied instructional strategies and the principles of education policy and management in public education.
Curriculum development, instructional program delivery strategies, and program supervision, assessment, and evaluation.
Result and performance evaluation techniques pertaining to program and personnel performance effectiveness.
Human relations strategies, conflict resolution strategies, and team building principles and techniques. Respond appropriately to people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Strategies to implement Board and organizational goals and objectives.
Philosophical, economic, and legal aspects of public education.
Good understanding of human behavior, motivation and behavioral management; ability to relate to, and demonstrate knowledge and experience in effectively managing student behavior.

Skill in:
Organization and record keeping.
Evaluating and developing effective organizational procedures and practices.
Always doing what is best for students.
Managing resources, budgeting and staffing.
Keeping the school environment safe for students, families, staff, and visitors.
Balancing multiple needs and priorities.

Ability to:
Direct, lead, and coordinate the multifaceted functions and activities of an elementary school facility.
Effectively evaluate, supervise, coach, and discipline staff.
Demonstrate effective instructional, organizational, and administrative leadership.
Analyze problems, determine alternative solutions, and make appropriate and effective decisions.
Communicate effectively in oral and written form.
Plan, develop, and maintain effective organizational and diverse community relationships.
Lead diversity and equity efforts at a District and building level that are in line with local, state, federal, board, and District policies and goals.
Experience differentiating practices for diverse populations.
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse students, staff, and community populations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and skill may be considered qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and skill would be:

• Four (4) to five (5) years of successful teaching plus evidence of successful administrative level leadership experience.

• Masters Degree in Educational Leadership or a closely related field.

Licensure Requirement:
• Possession of a valid Oregon TSPC Administrative License authorizing service as an elementary school principal.

• Bilingual proficiency and/or multicultural experience strongly preferred.
• Bilingual/Bicultural skills and abilities in a foreign language either a) offered by the District through its immersion schools; or b) needed to communicate with students' family members whose first language is not English is highly desirable.

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