Elementary School Principal Pool 2020/21

Eugene School District 4-J Eugene , OR 97401

Posted 2 weeks ago

Position Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions

Eugene School District 4J is accepting applications for elementary school principals for the purpose of establishing an on-going pool of candidates. Qualified candidates will be contacted by 4J Human Resources for interviews/screening. Applications are for vacancies for the 2020/21 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.

Essential Functions:

Lead elementary school curriculum and curriculum planning, integration, and execution. Serves as the instructional leader and operational manager of an elementary school facility.

Plans, designs, and conducts follow-through strategies pertaining to curriculum development, and the implementation of instructional programs and activities designed to meet the unique needs of students and the educational community.

Works closely with the school staff and school site council in identifying educational and instructional needs, and in developing long- and short-range plans to improve the instructional process.

Plans, develops, organizes, conducts, and maintains performance evaluation information 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 pupils. Reviews, evaluates, requisitions, purchases, and allocates instructional supplies, materials, and equipment.

Confers and consults with school and District personnel, parents, and students pertaining to educational and behavior management problems and alternative solutions.

Directs, supervises, observes, assesses, and evaluates site personnel performance; establishes and maintains a positive team building and team management system.

Confers with instructional and support personnel in developing alternative problem 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.

Assists the educational community in understanding the site and District goals and objectives, and the strategies utilized for achieving them.

Participates in the planning, development, implementation, interpretation, and administration of policies, rules and regulations, and negotiated employee agreements.

Supervises, directs, and coordinates the assignment of instructional personnel and student classroom assignments.

Establishes administrative review procedures to ensure maximum utilization of monetary and human resources, and to ensure the implementation of result priorities.

Coordinates student and family assistance programs with local social service and youth service agencies.

Plans, develops, and provides management reports pertaining to the functions, activities, and general educational climate of the school facility.

Confers with site personnel in resolving rights disputes which may include the conduct of formal hearings.

Assists in the conduct of effective and efficient personnel management systems, including the recruitment, selection, retention, and separation of personnel.

May be responsible for managing, monitoring, and evaluating specially funded programs to ensure compliance with funding agency standards and guidelines.

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:

Experience:

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

Education:

  • 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.

Language:

  • 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.

To view the complete job description visit: https://www.4j.lane.edu/hr/jobdescriptionsandclassif/adminprofsupvpositions/

Additional Information: Complete application in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or processed, there are no exceptions.

We do not accept walk-in, faxed, or applications via mail. All applications must be submitted using the GovermentJobs website.

It is your responsibility to submit a complete application. Submitting an application does not guarantee any candidate an interview. Candidates are interviewed by appointment only. If you apply to more than one job, an application is required for EACH job posting.

ALL required documentation must be scanned and attached in order to submit an online application.

Required documents for this posting are:

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation. Must be from the last 2 years and one letter must be from a supervisor.

  • Copy of Administrator License(s)

Upon offer of employment applicants must obtain a fingerprint clearance from the Oregon State Police Department and the FBI through a process authorized by the Eugene School District 4J. Applicants would be responsible for the one-time fingerprint clearance fee.

An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer

The Eugene School District 4J does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ancestry, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity in admission or access to the treatment of employment in its programs and activities as required by state and federal law. If you have any complaints, please contact the HR Department at (541) 790-7670.

It is the District's policy to provide qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment in accordance with applicable law. Applicants wishing to claim veterans' preference must provide the following military documents verifying their eligibility:

Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge OR a letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs indicating the applicant receives a non-service connected pension.

Disabled Veterans: A copy of the applicant's Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (a federal DD Form 214 or 215), which shows character of service upon discharge AND a copy of the applicants veteran's disability preference letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (unless the information is included on the DD Form 214 or 215).

For veterans' preference to apply, the required military documents must be submitted to the District at the time of application submission.



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