School Principal, Elementary & Secondary (see addt'l job info.)

Location
Reno, NV, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 10, 2018
Ref
2600021421
Grade Level
Elementary School
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Under general direction, serves as the instructional leader and chief administrative officer of an elementary school. Incumbent performs related work as required.

EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Develops, implements and maintains the vision and mission statement of the school; involves students, staff, parents, community and stakeholders; recognizes the individual needs of all staff and students, including those of diverse cultures, backgrounds or abilities; understands student requirements and academic standards; analyzes student achievement results; plans, sets and implements goals to improve student achievement.

Advocates and serves as spokesperson for the school to all stakeholders; communicates with decision-makers outside the school community; and complies with district, state and federal laws and maintains ethical interactions with students and employees.

Builds and fosters strong interpersonal relationships with students, staff, parents and school community; articulates beliefs persuasively; defends decisions and behaves in ways that are congruent with these beliefs and decisions; demonstrates skills in verbal and nonverbal communication, including impact of personal image to communicate a positive image of the school; reports student performance to students, parents, teachers and other leaders. Communicates effectively with students, parents, community, faculty and staff; communication is effective with individuals as well as with groups including: faculty meetings, grade level meetings, PLCs, advisory councils and other committees.

Adapts leadership behavior to the needs of the current situation and constructively handles dissent; provides formal and informal feedback to staff with the exclusive purpose of improving individual and organizational performance; and recognizes and rewards individual accomplishments, celebrates school accomplishments.

Demonstrates integrity in meeting commitments with all stakeholders in a variety of settings. Demonstrates an appreciation for diversity and tolerance of different points of view; reacts constructively to making mistakes and continuously works at performance improvement; and constructively manages disagreement with leadership and policy decisions.

Applies knowledge of student growth and developmental stages; participates in the design and implementation of curriculum, focusing on congruent instruction; demonstrates knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment and their relationship to program goals and objectives; participates in decisions concerning consistent measurements, evaluation, and assessment strategies to further student progress; monitors the teaching methods and strategies being used and ensures that they are appropriate, varied and effective; articulates and requires effective student management strategies in all classrooms and common areas; conducts effective formal observations, walkthroughs with "Look Fors" and provides feedback to teachers; provides teachers with materials and professional development necessary to promote student success by equitable use of funding; and protects teachers from issues and influences that would detract from their teaching time or focus.

Creates a safe, orderly and healthy environment to ensure successful teaching and learning; manages the operation and maintenance of the physical plant; displays a history of completing projects on schedule and within the budget; demonstrates understanding and involves staff in the development of school budget priorities; establishes a set of standard operating procedures and routines for class assignments, master scheduling, budget allocations, etc.; and manages time with a focus on the priorities of the school.

Makes decisions linked to vision, mission, and priorities; identifies decision-making structure, including which decisions are made by consensus or by the staff independently, which decisions are made by the leader after getting input from the staff, and which decisions are made by the leader alone; uses internal and external data on student achievement as basis for decisions; uses student achievement data to initiate constructive change and make instructional decisions; evaluates decisions for effectiveness and revises when necessary; makes decisions in teacher assignment, course offerings, scheduling and curriculum/instruction based on specific needs for student achievement; demonstrates proficiency with data management systems and possess the ability to analyze student achievement data; demonstrate an understanding of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) as it relates to student success including familiarity with Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS).

Understands faculty proficiencies and areas for growth, providing staff development that is in-depth, varied, and focused on student achievement; demonstrates use of technology to improve teaching and learning; delegates to site leaders; consistently identifies potential administrators/leaders from within the school; trains strong assistant administrators to be capable of immediately assuming leadership responsibility in this school or other buildings; demonstrates improvement of specific performance areas based on the recommendations of the previous administrative evaluation; participates in planning, implementing and evaluating a personal, professional development plan; demonstrates proficiency in electronic communication and technology; understands research trends in education and leadership as they apply to the goals and priorities of the school and district; participates in leading professional development based on school and district goals; and advances the profession through participation in local, state, and national professional groups.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Education/Experience : Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
  • Education: A Master's Degree in School Administration or related field;

  • AND
  • Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of leadership at the school site level as an assistant principal or principal; preferably at the elementary level; or successful completion of an approved principal training program (WASL), or comparable program of study;

  • AND
  • Experience: Five (5) years teaching experience; AND


  • Satisfactory evaluations in the last five (5) years.

  • Knowledge of : Child development and a special understanding of pre-adolescent and early adolescent youth; the philosophy of elementary school education; human relations, especially with respect to other school district personnel such as teachers, counselors, coordinators and school district administrators in the fields of curriculum, personnel and business; the problems of parents and community leaders and be willing to cooperate with them; modern instructional techniques and competence in elementary school curriculum areas; the vertical structure of the courses of study in the District and the importance of articulation in these areas; principles and practices of school administration, including school finances, teaching methods and techniques, evaluations, and program development, applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and policies; human resources development; school law; conflict resolution; public relations; principles of effective management, staff supervision and administration.

    Skill at : Planning, organizing, assigning and coordinating the activities of a professional and support staff; presenting ideas effectively, verbally and in writing; dealing constructively with conflict and developing consensus; selecting, supervising and evaluating subordinates; dealing effectively with people within the community; team building; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; working with people, staff supervision and administration.

    Licenses/Certificates : Nevada School Administrator Endorsement must be obtained prior to placement as an administrator. Proper endorsement is necessary for commencement of a contract.

    Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

    Work Environment: The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, residences, or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

    THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

    The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.

    MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

    SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

    Under general direction, serves as the instructional leader and chief administrative officer of a middle school. Incumbent performs related work as required.

    EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

    Exercises vision and provides leadership that appropriately involves staff, parents, students, and the community in the identification and accomplishment of the school's mission; recognizes the individual needs of all staff and students, including those who of diverse cultures, backgrounds or abilities; applies effective human relations skills; encourages and develops the leadership of others; analyzes relevant information, makes decisions, delegates responsibility, and provides appropriate support and follow-up; identifies and creatively coordinates the use of available human, material, and financial resources to achieve the school's mission and goals; bonds the school community through shared values and beliefs; initiates and manages constructive change; advances the profession through participation as a member of local, state, and national professional groups.

    Articulates beliefs persuasively, effectively defends decisions, explains innovations, and behaves in ways that are congruent with these beliefs and decisions; demonstrates skills in nonverbal communication, including impact of personal image, to communicate a positive image of the school; exemplifies the behavior expected of others; keeps communication flowing to and from the school; communicates effectively with the various constituencies within the school community.

    Involves staff, parents, students and the community in setting goals; identifies--in collaboration with staff, parents and students--the decision-making procedures the school will follow; applies the process of consensus building both as a leader and as a member of the group.

    Demonstrates knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment and their relationship to program goals and objectives; encourages students and staff to participate in co-curriculum activities that enhance and complement what is learned in the classroom.

    Regularly assesses the teaching methods and strategies being used and ensures they are appropriate, varied and effective; applies principles of teaching and learning for both children and adults; articulates effective classroom management and planning processes.

    Sets high expectations for students, staff, parents, and self; helps teachers understand and apply teaching styles that complement the varied learning styles of students; encourages students and staff alike to set high personal goals and offers encouragement and support in the achievement of those goals; involves others in designing staff development programs that match the goals of the school with the needs of the participants; encourages staff participation in professional development activities; engages in continuing personal and professional development.

    Uses a variety of techniques and strategies to assess student performance, individual staff and personal performance, progress toward the achievement of curriculum goals, and the effectiveness of the overall instructional program; be proficient with data management systems and possess the ability to analyze student achievement data; demonstrate an understanding of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) as it relates to student success including familiarity with Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS).

    Fosters constructive suggestions from students, staff, parents, and the community for improving the school's program; applies effective observation and conferencing skills; inspires teachers at all levels of skill and experience to acquire new competencies and experiences; demonstrates a level of human relations skills which assures that the evaluation process will be helpful rather than destructive; develops professional growth plan to improve teaching and administrative performance.

    Uses collaborative strategic planning to help identify and accomplish the school's mission, goals and objectives; recruits, selects, assigns, and organizes staff in such a way as to assure the greatest potential for the accomplishment of the school's mission; facilitates the identification, training, and monitoring of the staff to insure effective support in accomplishing the strategic plan of the district; attracts volunteers and provides them effective training and meaningful assignments; provides a safe, orderly climate for learning; manages the operation and maintenance of the physical plant.

    Applies understanding of the school district budget and its specific implications for the school; involves staff and representative members of the community in the development of school budget priorities, based upon the mission and strategic plan of the district.

    Is aware of and subject to appropriate laws of the State of Nevada, and the regulations of the district and the Nevada Department of Education.

    EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

    Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

    1. Education: Master's Degree in School Administration or related field;

    AND

    2. Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of leadership at the school site level as principal or assistant principal; preferably at the secondary level; or successful completion of an approved principal training program (WASL), or comparable program of study;

    AND

    3. Experience: Five (5) years teaching experience;

    AND

    4. Satisfactory evaluations in the last five (5) years.

    Knowledge of: Modern instructional techniques and curricular concepts, especially as they are related to the middle school; the vertical structure of the course of study of the District and understanding of the importance of articulation in these areas; the District's philosophy of the role of the comprehensive middle school; principles and practices of school administration, including school finances, teaching methods and techniques, evaluations, and program development, applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and policies; an understanding of adolescents and the social and individual challenges inherent at that age; human resources development; school law; conflict resolution; public relations; principles of effective management, staff supervision and administration.

    Skill at: Planning, organizing, assigning and coordinating the activities of a professional and support staff; presenting ideas effectively, verbally and in writing; dealing constructively with conflict and developing consensus; selecting, supervising and evaluating subordinates; dealing effectively with people within the community; team building; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; working with people, staff supervision and administration.

    Licenses/Certificates: Nevada School Administrator Endorsement must be obtained prior to placement as an administrator. Proper endorsement is necessary for commencement of a contract.

    Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

    Work Environment: The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, residences, or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

    THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

    The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.

    HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL

    SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

    Under general direction, serves as the instructional leader and chief administrative officer of a high school. Incumbent performs related work as required.

    EXEMPLARY DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

    Exercises vision and provides leadership that appropriately involves staff, parents, students, and the community in the identification and accomplishment of the school's mission; recognizes the individual needs of all staff and students, including those of diverse cultures, backgrounds or abilities; applies effective human relations skills; encourages and develops the leadership of others; analyzes relevant information, makes decisions, delegates responsibility, and provides appropriate support and follow-up; identifies and creatively coordinates the use of available human, material, and financial resources to achieve the school's mission and goals; bonds the school community through shared values and beliefs; initiates and manages constructive change; advances the profession through participation as a member of local, state, and national professional groups.

    Articulates beliefs persuasively, effectively defends decisions, explains innovations, and behaves in ways that are congruent with these beliefs and decisions; demonstrates skills in nonverbal communication, including impact of personal image, to communicate a positive image of the school; exemplifies the behavior expected of others; keeps communication flowing to and from the school; communicates effectively with the various constituencies within the school community.

    Involves staff, parents, students and the community in setting goals; identifies--in collaboration with staff, parents and students--the decision-making procedures the school will follow; applies the process of consensus building both as a leader and as a member of the group.

    Demonstrates knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment and their relationship to program goals and objectives; encourages students and staff to participate in co-curriculum activities that enhance and complement what is learned in the classroom.

    Regularly assesses the teaching methods and strategies being used and ensures they are appropriate, varied and effective; applies principles of teaching and learning for both children and adults; articulates effective classroom management and planning processes.

    Sets high expectations for students, staff, parents, and self; helps teachers understand and apply teaching styles that complement the varied learning styles of students; encourages students and staff alike to set high personal goals and offers encouragement and support in the achievement of those goals; involves others in designing staff development programs that match the goals of the school with the needs of the participants; encourages staff participation in professional development activities; engages in continuing personal and professional development.

    Uses a variety of techniques and strategies to assess student performance, individual staff and personal performance, progress toward the achievement of curriculum goals, and the effectiveness of the overall instructional program; be proficient with data management systems and possess the ability to analyze student achievement data; demonstrate an understanding of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) as it relates to student success including familiarity with Positive Behavior Intervention Supports (PBIS).

    Fosters constructive suggestions from students, staff, parents, and the community for improving the school's program; applies effective observation and conferencing skills; inspires teachers at all levels of skill and experience to acquire new competencies and experiences; demonstrates a level of human relations skills which assures that the evaluation process will be helpful rather than destructive; develops professional growth plan to improve teaching and administrative performance.

    Uses collaborative strategic planning to help identify and accomplish the school's mission, goals and objectives; recruits, selects, assigns, and organizes staff in such a way as to assure the greatest potential for the accomplishment of the school's mission; facilitates the identification, training, and monitoring of the staff to insure effective support in accomplishing the strategic plan of the district; attracts volunteers and provides them effective training and meaningful assignments; provides a safe, orderly climate for learning; manages the operation and maintenance of the physical plant.

    Applies understanding of the school district budget and its specific implications for the school; involves staff and representative members of the community in the development of school budget priorities, based upon the mission and strategic plan of the district.

    Is aware of and subject to appropriate laws of the State of Nevada, and the regulations of the district and the Nevada Department of Education.

    EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

    Education/Experience : Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

    1. Education: A Master's Degree in School Administration or related field;

    AND

    2. Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of leadership at the school site level as an assistant principal or principal; preferably at the secondary level; or successful completion of an approved principal training program (WASL), or comparable program of study;

    AND

    3. Experience: Five (5) years teaching experience;

    AND

    4. Satisfactory evaluations in the last five (5) years.

    Knowledge of: Modern instructional techniques and curricular concepts, especially as they are related to the high school; the vertical structure of the course of study of the District and understand the importance of articulation in these areas; the District's philosophy of the role of the comprehensive high school; principles and practices of school administration, including school finances, teaching methods and techniques, evaluations, and program development, applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances and policies; an understanding of adolescents and the social and individual challenges inherent at that age; human resources development; school law; conflict resolution; public relations; principles of effective management, staff supervision and administration.

    Skill at: Planning, organizing, assigning and coordinating the activities of a professional and support staff; presenting ideas effectively, verbally and in writing; dealing constructively with conflict and developing consensus; selecting, supervising and evaluating subordinates; dealing effectively with people within the community; team building; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; working with people, staff supervision and administration.

    Licenses/Certificates:: Nevada School Administrator Endorsement must be obtained prior to placement as an administrator. Proper endorsement is necessary for commencement of a contract.

    Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

    Work Environment: The environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, residences, or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

    THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.

    The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.

    Salary:
    ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
    11 Month
    Salaries Varies Range 39-45

    MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
    11 Month
    Salary Varies Range 39-45

    HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
    12 Month
    Salary Varies Range 39-45

    *Salaries are subject to adjustments and may increase or decrease each fiscal year.
    New employees hired by the Washoe County School District are normally placed on the entry step of the grade of the position.


    Internal Job Number: 2018/19

    Additional Job Information:
    **IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION**

    Applications are accepted on a continuing basis. Qualified individuals are encouraged to immediately apply.

    In addition, it is highly recommended that you review the online information about our hiring process. Information available includes: minimum qualification standards, timelines, WCSD Aspiring School Leaders process and also lists which documents are being required such as, but not limited to: verification forms. This information can be found at

    http://washoeschools.net/Page/616

    For questions please email us at schoolleaders@washoeschools.net

    Please note: The Online Application Attachment Screen is for your use. Please attach supporting documents such as a resume, letter of interest, evaluations, certificates, awards or letters of recommendation.

    The Washoe County School District pays an additional legislatively-designated amount to the Public Employees Retirement System on behalf of the employee for retirement benefits. No retirement contribution is made by the employee.

    New employees will have $55.00 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting.

    Please be advised there is a 90-day waiting period for insurance benefits.
    Benefits are paid by employees at a prorated percent for those working less than full time.
    Any applicant who would like to request a reasonable accommodation in any step of the selection process should contact Human Resources at (775) 348-0321.


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