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Elementary School Principal

Greater Albany School District
Closing date: 
Monday, March 2, 2020

Position Summary

Anticipated openings for the 2020-2021 school year.
Plans, leads and administers the operation of an elementary school within federal, state and District guidelines.
Provides leadership and administration resources to ensure the highest levels of instruction, teaching and learning, and support to staff to enable optimum performance in achieving the best possible opportunities for students’ growth and development.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree with minimum of five years of teaching experience
Valid Oregon Administrator license
Bilingual Spanish Preferred, not required

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Serves as the instructional leader and operational manager of an elementary school facility.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal formats to different audiences for a variety of purposes.
Plans, designs and implements culturally responsive instructional strategies tied to curriculum development, and implements instructional programs and activities designed to meet the unique needs of students and the educational community.
Works closely with the school staff in identifying educational and instructional needs, and in developing long- and short-range plans to improve the instructional process.
Plans, develops, organizes, and administers support systems designed to ensure that site goals and objectives are achieved, and that all levels of staff adhere to District, state, and national educational standards and goals.
Plans, develops, organizes, and administers support systems which provide optimal educational opportunities for elementary age students.
Confers and consults with school and District personnel, parents, and student pertaining to educational and behavior management problems and alternative solutions.
Directs, supervises, observes, assesses, and evaluates personnel; establishes and maintains a positive team building and team management system.
Confers with instructional and support personnel in developing alternative solutions to unusual or unforeseen problems.
Participates in budget planning activities, and develops expenditure review and control procedures to ensure a cost beneficial and cost effective operational mode.
Assumes a leadership role in the functions and activities of site and District advisory committees and groups.
Participant in local community as well as the school district community.
Perform other duties as assigned by the superintendent.

Qualities and Qualifications

Bilingual and Bicultural preferred.
Strong communication skills desired to work with diverse student/parent population.
Relationship skills, collaborative, inclusive consensus builder, motivator.
Compassionate, sense of humor and humility, trustworthy, integrity.
Innovative problem solver, creative visionary, flexible, facilitator, resourceful.
Energetic, hard worker, decisive, organized, objective, professional.
Successful administrative and school based experiences.
Knowledgeable and adept at using all forms of current technology to communicate.
Experience supervising employees using a coaching model to improve practice.
Current administrative license.


Create a positive climate of high expectations that fosters mutual respect among teachers, students, parents, and community.
Demonstrate effective leadership in the development, operation and evaluation of the educational benchmarks of the school and the district.
Encourage and assist each staff member to reach his or her potential through effective evaluation and professional development.
Have excellent skills and experience in student behavior management.

Administrative applicants are also required to answer the supplemental questions that are part of the on-line application on our district web-site.

You may call (541) 967-4501 or check the district’s website at for further information.

* 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. Individuals with disabilities may contact the Human Resources Department at 541/967-4501 for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

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