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Elementary Principal - Position for the 2020-21 School Year

McMinnville School District

McMinnville School District Elementary School Principal (Position for the 2021-22 School Year)
Position Type: Administration/Principal
Date Posted: 1/4/2021
Location: To Be Determined

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Job Title: Elementary Principal

SALARY RANGE: Elementary Principal

REPORTS TO: Superintendent


The primary purpose of the position of Elementary School Principal is to serve as the instructional and climate leader of the K-5 school and, as such, be responsible for the organization and supervision of the school’s educational program, operation of the school facility, participation in staff and student activities, and establishment of effective community relations.


Establish and maintain an effective culturally competent learning climate in the school

Provide leadership in the development of the instructional program, based upon current research

Facilitate communication between staff, students and parents for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts

Communicate with staff to assure instructional programs meet student needs and district requirements

Administer the school and its instructional program in all its facets by visiting classrooms, conferring with teachers, giving leadership in curriculum improvement, and assisting in the selection and use of instructional materials

Assist in supervising all support services, including custodial, maintenance, and food services

Assist the school counselors to develop programs to enhance individual student educational growth and development.

Supervise the school staff and be responsible for the recruitment, screening, hiring, training, assigning, and evaluation of the staff, both licensed and classified

Evaluate both classified and licensed staff according to procedures and timelines outlined in the District Evaluation Handbooks

Supervise, administer, and allocate the building’s financial budget and make decisions for its use

Assure proper management, maintenance and inventory of materials, equipment, building, and grounds

Institute a uniform discipline policy and develop a set of practices for student behavior

Utilize all resources of the school and the community in developing the most effective educational system

Develop and support a community relations program with parents and local community groups as a means of interpreting and furthering school programs and encourage parent and community participation in the school’s program(s)

Interpret and implement board policies, administrative regulations, and negotiated agreements

Develop and provide in-service programs for the staff’s professional development and growth

Initiate, design, and implement programs to meet specific needs of the school and its students

Relate to students with respect while carrying out a positive and effective discipline policy

Develop school plans and organizational procedures for the health, safety, discipline, and conduct of students as established by district policies and procedures

Ensure that all school activities are adequately planned and supervised

Prepare and supervise the preparation of reports, records, lists, and all other paperwork required or appropriate to the school’s administration

Promote safety in the school by having a systematic plan for emergency drills and for monitoring pedestrian and vehicle traffic

Oversee the maintenance, cleanliness, and security of the building and its contents

Oversee the orientation of all new faculty members to ensure familiarity of all aspects of the school

Submit all written correspondence, reports, orders and other paperwork within expected timelines

Performs other duties as assigned by the SuperintendentOther Job Functions:

Confer with district office representatives to determine building needs

Cooperate with other principals and district administrators in determining the allocation of district funds for instructional purposes and allocate funds to departments on basis of need and equality


Five years experience as a building teacher and or 3 years as an administrator. Preference will be given to administrators with elementary experience.

Educations/Licenses Required: Master’s Degree. Eligible for appropriate administrative license; valid driver's license and evidence of insurability; and Criminal Justice fingerprint clearance.

Multi-Cultural preferred. Bi-Lingual preferred.

The McMinnville School District welcomes applications from candidates that expand the District's diversity.


Skills to facilitate goal setting for instructional improvement. Skill in the development and implementation of programs to assist employees in successfully reaching personal and professional goals. Demonstrated effective, interpersonal relationship skills in working with students, parents, teachers, support staff and administrators, as well as business and community groups. Excellent written and verbal communication skills including effective facilitation of meetings. Exhibit high level of personal and professional integrity and ethics.

Knowledge of current research and best practices being used in elementary schools, and skill in discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field of school improvement and in performance-based educational programs.

Abilities to serve as a leader-coach to building level teacher-leaders and to develop collaborative consensus-building in groups; to maximize resources to achieve results and build programs.

Workplace Expectations

Work effectively with and respond to people from diverse cultures or backgrounds.

Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech, and dress in a neat, clean, and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting.

Have regular and punctual attendance.

Confer regularly with immediate supervisor.

Follow all District policies, work procedures, and reasonable requests by proper authority.

Maintain the integrity of confidential information relating to students, staff, or District patrons.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit, and use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.

Terms of Employment: 225 contract days per year. Salary to be established by the School Board. Work year to be established by the Superintendent. Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with Board policy on evaluation of staff.

McMinnville School District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability or genetics. For more information see District Policy GBA-Equal Employment Opportunity.

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 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA). Individuals with disabilities may contact director of human resources 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 or 711.