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Principal for Warm Springs K-8 Academy

Jefferson County School District 509J; Madras Oregon

JUNE 14, 2019
Jefferson County School District 509-J is looking for a highly qualified and successful Principal for Warm Springs K-8 Academy.

The principal should have school leadership experience with demonstrated success raising student achievement, and knowledge and skills to support district-wide reading and math programs. Experience building effective teams along with exceptional instructional coaching skills is essential. A qualified candidate must have a strong knowledge of current district curriculum, and experience with the implementation of literacy and math strategies. Awareness of and experience in working with cultural diversity.

Hold, or able to obtain, an Oregon Administrator Licensure
Successful teaching and administrative experience at the elementary or middle school levels
Successful experience as an administrator raising student achievement
Understanding of Oregon and Common Core standards and assessment and the ability to use data to lead school improvement efforts
Work experience in a culturally diverse setting
Effective management of school operations that support teaching and learning

COMPETENCIES: Must demonstrate additional competencies as listed below:

Results Orientation:
Sets high performance goals for themselves and others
Monitors high standards for excellence with students, staff and other stakeholders
Works with school resources and prioritizes activities to achieve maximum results based on goals
Focuses school activities on student achievement

Action Orientation:
Effectively plans and takes action to achieve goals and objectives
Consistently identifies potential issues and obstacles and proactively works with the administrative and other teams to create and implement solutions
Executes action plans despite ambiguity, obstacles or resistance

Impact and Influence:
Establishes a culture of learning and achievement
Acts consistently to influence others thinking and behavior to achieve results
Communicates a clear vision of success and benefits to engage others
Effectively identifies and engages stakeholders (e.g. parents, community) to drive consensus, build trust and facilitate change
Is able to anticipate and respond to stakeholder concerns and identify and engage key influence and community resources necessary for success
Influences others to take action

Develop and Lead High Performing Teams:
Works with teams to mirror vision and produce maximum results
Understands team strengths and weaknesses
Effectively engages team in decision-making
Encourages learning and consistently provides instruction, expectations, feedback and other development activities to encourage leadership and build capacity
Consistently inspires excellence and promotes high morale

Planning and Problem Solving:
Quickly recognizes patterns and trends related to school performance
Analyzes complex information to formulate strategic vision and develop action plans
Uses qualitative and quantitative data to assess performance and drive goals and decision-making
Recognizes cause and effect between instructional activities and results
Develops effective processes to achieve desired results

Confidence to Lead:
Consistently takes on challenging situations and believes in ability to effect change
Demonstrates strong commitment to others and presents ideas with confidence
Takes risks to achieve vision and goals, even if they deviate from the norm
Takes personal responsibility for mistakes and learns from them, while consistently following up with analysis and corrective action

Commitment and Dependability:
The Principal is committed to assisting the staff and students to achieve success
Desire to live in and actively support the community
High expectations for students & staff

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please apply on the following link:

2.Letter of interest with a current resume, including current contact information
3.Three current letters of recommendations to include names, titles, addresses, home and office numbers of references
4.College transcripts
5.Any other supportive materials (please do not send portfolio)

TIMELINE: Open until filled

START DATE: July, 2019


225-day contract
Family medical, dental and vision insurance
Professional development and tuition reimbursement
Salary: $106,065 - $112,495
JCSD 509-J pays the employee’s portion of PERS
*Reference checks will be made during the screening process.

Application materials will remain confidential.

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Jefferson County School District is an equal opportunity employer