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Principal - South Medford High School

Company: Medford School District (OR)
Location: Medford
Posted on: May 22, 2023

Job Description:

This permanent position will begin Fall 2023.

*Proof of full vaccination OR OHA Exception Forms are a pre-employment requirement.

Job Title: Principal-High School

Supervisor: Principal Supervisor

FLSA Status: Exempt

Days: 220

Summary: The High School Principal is responsible for organizing and fostering a positive, safe environment that is conducive to best meeting the needs of all students, staff and families. 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. The Principal works to implement an instructional vision and focused plan for improving student achievement while narrowing the disparities between the highest and lowest performing students. The principal fosters a culture of high expectations; ensures all students have equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction; builds strong partnerships with families and community; creates a safe, welcoming environment that reflects and supports the racial and ethnic diversity of the student population and communities served. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: staffing; staff supervision and evaluation; instructional leadership; program evaluation curriculum oversight; student, parent and community relations; student discipline; school activities and athletics; school safety; and fiscal and facilities management of the high school building.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Ensures effective community-staff-student relations by promoting communication and participation, by identifying needs and planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the school-community relations activities in a manner that is visible to the public. Promotes parental and community involvement in school and District activities.
  • Promote a positive, safe and caring climate for learning that supports the racial and ethnic diversity of the student population and communities served.
  • Represent the school in a variety of settings (e.g. community forums, parent-teacher organizations, etc.) for maintaining ongoing community support for educational goals and assisting with issues related to school environment.
  • Respond to inquiries from a wide variety of stakeholders (e.g. parents, students, staff, etc.) for identifying relevant issues and recommending or implementing action plans.
  • Participates in budget planning activities, and develops expenditure review and control procedures to ensure a cost beneficial and cost effective operational mode.
  • Accurately manages building budget, reviews, evaluates, requisitions, purchases, and allocates instructional supplies, materials, and equipment throughout the year.
  • Supervise and evaluate school personnel for the improvement of teaching and learning, giving constructive feedback on performance, providing for professional growth, and achieving overall objectives of providing a positive learning environment for student achievement.
  • Coordinate a wide variety of meetings (e.g. curriculum, safety, site council, faculty, etc.) and corresponding activities that ensure that outcomes meet school, District, and state goals, policies, and regulatory requirements.
  • Implement policies, procedures, and directives for providing direction and complying with mandated requirements.
  • Intervene in occurrences of inappropriate behavior of students for assisting students in modifying such behavior and developing successful interpersonal skills.
  • Prepare a wide variety of information (e.g. quantity reports, student activities, correspondence, audits, etc.) for documenting activities, providing written reference, and conveying information.
  • Other related duties as assigned. Personnel Management
    • Supervises, directs, and coordinates the assignment of instructional personnel and student classroom assignments.
    • Hires licensed and classified staff and evaluates assigned licensed and classified staff.
    • Evaluates assigned personnel, for the purpose of supporting high standards of teaching and learning.
    • Provide training and in-services to staff and families. Leadership-Overall
      • Serves as the instructional leader and demonstrates collaborative leadership skills, capable of making tough decisions and leading a cohesive team.
      • Lead high school curriculum and curriculum planning, integration, and execution.
      • 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 as well as graduation rates.
      • Assists in implementing instructional strategies, school-wide communication and student behavior supports, including supporting the needs of diverse learners, delivery methods, assessment, and staff development for improvement of instruction.
      • 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.
      • Models the characteristics of effective leadership including energy, integrity, high-level communication skills, etc.
      • Communicates effectively and works cooperatively with all stakeholders using excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
      • Provide leadership and a visible presence at school and community events. Supervisory Responsibilities:
        • All employees of the Medford School District have responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.
        • Supervises staff as assigned.
        • Supervise after school/evening events as assigned. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

          Education and Experience:
          • Previous successful teaching experience required.
          • Experience working with secondary students preferred. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
            • Must be eligible for or properly licensed by the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission for assignment as an administrator.
            • Valid Oregon driver's license required. Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact appropriately with teachers, staff, members of the community and students. Focuses on solving conflict; maintains confidentiality; Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

              Language Skills: Ability to communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing. Preference may be given to applicants who are fluent in both English and Spanish. Ability to effectively present information and respond effectively to questions in one-on-one, small and large group situations to students and other school staff. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and governmental regulations. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

              Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and area. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra, geometry, fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

              Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, schedule or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

              Computer Skills: General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use database software, e-mail, internet software, spreadsheets, teaching software and word processing software.

              Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
              • Provides strategic direction and operational insights.
              • Knowledge of and experience with supervisory methods and practices in the areas leadership and instructional frameworks.
              • Skills and ability in organization, time management, task prioritization and record keeping.
              • Exemplary skills in written and oral language with the ability to communicate respectfully, clearly and concisely by telephone, in person, and in written form.
              • Interprets school district policy accurately and makes appropriate decisions.
              • Knows effective educational practices.
              • Knows school and district procedures for dealing with students, staff and the public.
              • Cooperatively and effectively works in a team environment, including coaching and development.
              • Demonstrates effective managerial and leadership qualities.
              • Directs activities of subordinates appropriately.
              • Cultivates and maintains positive and effective working relationships with staff and public.
              • Establishes rapport and empathy with employees at all levels.
              • Collects, maintains and accurately analyzes relevant data.
              • Is flexible, dependable, responsive and creative.
              • Solicits and accepts staff and supervisor constructive feedback to proposals.
              • Develops alternate solutions to problems.
              • Writes and speaks fluently. Attitudes:
                • Accepts and practices the principles of honesty, integrity, and accuracy in all matters pertaining to district operations.
                • Shows a positive attitude toward all aspects of work.
                • Accepts direction and supervision.
                • Accepts responsibility for actions.
                • Adjusts to new conditions and situations. Proactively resolves difficult problems.
                • Engages in a continuous professional development in support of district mission and vision.
                • Maintains confidentiality.
                  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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others. Identifying and understanding the speech of another person. Emotional stability to work effectively under pressure and to keep all aspects of the job under control.

                  Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

                  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. The employee must be able to handle interruptions and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment. The employee may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens. Employee may be subject to temperature fluctuations, fumes, odors and dust.

                  Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job. This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment. The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.

Keywords: Medford School District (OR), Medford , Principal - South Medford High School, Education / Teaching , Medford, Oregon

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