JOB SUMMARY: The Oakland Bay Junior High Principal is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of a quality instructional program and a productive learning environment within his/her building. The principal will be responsible for working with the middle school and high school(s) to develop a continuum of educational services, making Oakland Bay Junior High a viable, effective link for students in grades 5 - 12. Using effective leadership skills, communication, and management skills, the principal is responsible for working collaboratively with staff, students, parents, and the community to promote quality education for all students. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Depending upon individual assignment, the Principal performs all or a combination of several of the following duties. This list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. Creating a Culture 1. Develop and sustain a focus on a shared mission and clear vision for improvement of learning and teaching. 2. Articulate and support the mission, goals, policies, procedures and administrative directives of the District. 3. Engage in essential learning conversations for ongoing improvement. 4. Set high expectations and motivate others, through a collaborative process, to achieve high levels of performance and attain continuous improvement. 5. Creating opportunities for shared leadership, work collaboratively with staff, students, parents, and other members of the school community to help improve student learning. 6. Utilize leadership skills of staff, parents, and students to achieve District and school improvement goals. 7. Demonstrate collaborative leadership on the school site/advisory council to articulate, develop, implement, and evaluate school improvement goals. 8. Demonstrate good judgment and problem-solving skills. 9. Participate in, support, and provide leadership in District administrative team activities. 10. Work cooperatively with staff and parents to meet the needs of all students. Deal with obstacles and constraints positively. Ensuring School Safety 11. Provide a safe school environment for all members of the school community, including physical safety and social, emotional, and intellectual safety. 12. Develop, implement and monitor plans for the efficient and safe operation of the school facility and grounds. 13. Promote feelings of personal worth and high morale of the student body. 14. Administer District and building policies and procedures on student rights, responsibilities, corrective action and due process. 15. Develop and employ plans for emergency situations. Planning with Data 16. Recognize and seek out multiple data sources. 17. Analyze and interpret multiple data sources to inform school–level improvement efforts. 18. Implement a data-driven plan for improved teaching and learning. 19. Assist staff to use data to guide, modify and improve classroom teaching and student learning. 20. Provides evidence of student growth that result from the school improvement planning process. Aligning Curriculum 21. Assist staff in aligning curricula to state and local district learning goals. 22. Assist staff in aligning best instructional practices to state and district learning goals. 23. Assist staff in aligning assessment practices to best instructional practices. Improving Instruction 24. Monitor instruction and assessment practices. 25. Assist staff in developing required student growth plans and identifying valid, reliable sources of evidence of effectiveness. 26. Assist staff in implementing effective instruction and assessment practices. 27. Evaluate staff in effective instruction and assessment practices. 28. Provide evidence of student growth of selected teachers. Managing Resources 29. Assist with the selection of personnel and assign appropriate work roles to staff. 30. Establish efficient schedules and other organizational routines that enhance instructional program improvement and student learning. 31. Assign staff and develop a master schedule to best meet the needs of students. 32. Provide a variety of opportunities for student involvement in clubs, government, and recreational activities. 33. Delegate appropriate tasks and responsibilities. 34. Participate on District committees and accept other assignments when asked. 35. Demonstrate knowledge and use of technology as an essential learning tool in the classroom and overall instructional program. 36. Work with office staff and others to employ technology in the efficient management of the school office. 37. Supervise and approve the preparation and timely submission of all school reports and forms for the District Office, e.g., payroll, enrollment, work orders, requisitions, etc. 38. Ensure classified and certificated staff members understand their duties and responsibilities. 39. Maintain a confidential relationship with employees regarding individual personnel matters. 40. Provide appropriate, timely, and meaningful verbal and written feedback to certificated and classified staff regarding performance. 41. Develop a plan for remediation with certificated or classified staff when needed and recommend appropriate probation and termination whenever necessary. 42. Provide appropriate assistance to certificated and classified staff when needed. 43. Help provide inservice and professional growth opportunities for staff when needed. 44. Work cooperatively with his or her supervisor, or designee, to develop realistic goals for professional growth and organizational improvement. 45. Demonstrate knowledge of the best practices and innovations in educational leadership, program development, and instruction. 46. Participate in professional organization activities. 47. Demonstrate knowledge of and uphold all policies, procedures, regulations, laws, and contractual obligations to effectively manage the school facility and instructional programs. 48. School Finance a. Allocate and monitor resources and budgets according to District and school program needs. b. Work cooperatively with other District administrators and program specialists to secure resources and support for basic school needs. c. Ensure building spending within established budgetary levels. d. Follow established procedures in purchasing and distributing supplies, services, and materials. e. When practical, utilize staff, parents and students to help establish budget priorities. Engaging Communities 49. Communicate frequently and effectively with all members of the school community and the District. 50. Maintain positive partnerships with students, staff, parents, and community. 51. Demonstrate effective speaking, listening, and writing skills. 52. Develop school newsletter and address important issues for the school, District, and community. 53. Create numerous opportunities to promote the school and its goals for improvement. 54. Model respect, cooperation, and professionalism with others. 55. Motivate others to do their best. 56. Maintain a positive and caring interpersonal relationship with others. 57. Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills. 58. Solicit and value the opinions of others. 59. Recognize the personal achievements and professional contributions of others. 60. Represent the school in maintaining positive public relations. 61. Demonstrate knowledge of and sensitivity toward individuals and groups from all racial, ethnic, socio-economic, gender, disability, and lifestyle backgrounds. 62. Report student progress in a meaningful way to parents. 63. Develop and maintain an effective parent/student volunteer program. Closing the Gap 64. Use multiple data sources to analyze and understand community characteristics that contribute to achievement gaps. 65. Identify barriers to achievement and close resulting gaps. 66. Demonstrate a commitment to close the achievement gap. 67. Provide evidence of student growth in learning.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Classrooms, offices and school environments. Required outdoor travel between buildings and athletic fields daily and experiencing frequent interruptions and schedule changes. Required dealings with a wide range of situations, behaviors and abilities. Requires dexterity in the operation of computer equipment. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: a. Successful administrative experience in the secondary school setting (middle level and high school level preferred). b. Demonstrated district and community involvement. c. Demonstrated skill in program development and evaluation, staff supervision and evaluation, fiscal management, staff development, human relations, assessment, and technology utilization. d. Demonstrated managerial skills of planning to include participatory and collaborative planning and decision- making, organizing, delegating and listening. e. Training and/or experience in leadership, restructuring, assessment and evaluation process. f. Demonstrates high energy, professional involvement and facilitator abilities. g. Desire to continue career improvement. h. Washington State secondary school principal's certificate or K-12 principal’s credentials. REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Instructional Programs P-12 or designee. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 215 day contract. Salary and benefits according to adopted salary schedule and negotiated agreement. EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of Washington State Law and the bargained agreement.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: ? Ability to plan, organize, and implement daily and long-term operations and goals. ? Effective oral and written communication skills. ? Ability to listen and react professionally. ? Ability to provide innovative and responsible leadership. ? Ability to maintain confidentiality. ? Ability to organize activities and personnel. ? Ability to use computers and various software packages. ? Ability to drive and work in different conditions daily. ? Ability to deal with staff, students, and others in a warm and confident manner. ? Ability to remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations. ? Ability to follow and give instructions. ? Ability to work independently. ? Ability to set priorities. ? Ability to maintain accurate records. ? Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with staff, students and parents. ? Ability to participate in conferences, workshops, and training sessions. ? Ability to work flexible hours.
Shelton, nestled in a moderate alpine and marine setting, is located in Mason County on Puget Sound’s Oakland Bay and is the southeastern gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. Mason County is one of the fastest growing counties in Washington, hosting both Hood Canal and Puget Sound waters.
Shelton is located in a wonderfully diverse setting, serving the Skokomish and Squaxin Island Indian nations and a growing Latino population.
Shelton, the county seat, is a community of over 10,000 that is diversified and offers unique opportunities. Industries closely tied to the surrounding woods and water are lumber, evergreens, shellfish and Christmas tree farming. In addition, Mason County has a strong medical industry, with the recent expansion of the hospital as well as a new multi-service medical clinic. Additionally, a full-service YMCA recently opened its doors in the heart of Shelton. There is abundant recreation in varying forms including golf, hiking, fishing, hunting, water sports, and camping.
A wide range of cultural activities and urban amenities are also available locally and in nearby Olympia, Tacoma and Seattle.
Shelton School District is comprised of 8 schools ...- 3 elementaries (K-4), 1 middle (5-6), 1 junior high (7-8), 1 traditional high school, and 2 alternative high schools. Roughly 4200 students attend Shelton Schools, and approximately 800 staff are employed by the district.