Job: Principal

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Posted: 02/13/2018

Job Reference #: 002770

Job Description

POSTING DATE:  02/13/2018
CLOSING DATE:  02/26/2018
POSITION:  Principal

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.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.  Ability to write simple correspondence in English.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.  Ability to speak effectively with other employees and/or students in English.  Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, other employees and/or students in English.  Ability to
speak and present effectively before vendors, administration and staff.  Ability to effectively
present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, managers,
employees, clients,  customers, and/or the general public.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to effectively present information to administrators, top management, public groups/community, and Governing Board.

Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests,  commissions,  proportions,  percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.  Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply financial concepts such as compound interest, time value of money, tax rates and discounts. 

Ability to apply simple understanding to carry out detailed but basic written and/or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a variety of concrete variables in standardized situations.  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:. Ability to work in a friendly manner and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the community.   Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and board policies.

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 stand, walk, sit, talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

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. 




Provides functional and productive leadership at the school level for the purpose of qualitatively improving the educational program; accountable for student educational progress and achievement. Works with faculty and staff integrating ideas, materials, and people into a harmonious working unit for the achievement of District and School mission and District goals and objectives through participatory management and decision making process. Executes both executive and educational responsibilities. Evaluates programs and staff to ensure continued student academic program and achievement. Promotes career excellence through standard evaluations, Functions effectively as a member of the Administrator Leadership Team.




• Represents the Superintendent as the chief executive officer and educational leader of the school to which assigned
• Operates the school within the established Board policies and regulations, District directives and procedures, and state statutes
• Makes rules and regulations, as needed, to supplement and support Board policy, mission, goals and objectives
• Administers the school by creating a school climate that ensures effective teaching by teachers and learning by pupils
• Monitors the instructional programs at the building level through staff and program evaluation to best provide for instruction appropriate to the abilities of the students
• Evaluates staff
• Monitors instruction at the building level to minimize classroom disruptions and maximize teaching personnel
• Implements a school wide program of student management utilizing consistent rules, positive reinforcement, and appropriate negative consequences
• Demonstrates, with every decision, the priority placed on high expectations for student achievement and utilizes objective measurement of student academic progress
• Utilizes the supervisory process to teach teachers and qualitatively improve instruction
• Contributes to the qualitative improvement of the educational programs in the District through constructive efforts with other administrators
• Keeps the Superintendent and his/her staff informed with regard to the schools’ educational program, activities and needs
• Sets an example of democratic educational leadership by encouraging a free flow of ideas and active participation in the development of the educational process
• Establishes appropriate objectives for the school instructional program within State and District guidelines and assists in the appraisal of student progress on a grade level and school wide basis
• Coordinates the budget preparation and business affairs of the school
• Maintains appropriate personnel practices to secure and maintain the best staff while creating good morale
• Keeps the community informed about the school; encourages community participation, whenever possible which contributes to the welfare of the pupils
• Pursues a program of professional growth which enables the principal to remain abreast of excellent educational leadership practices
• Accepts and supports  the policies of the District and effectively communicates ideas and directives


All personnel assigned to the campus for which the principal is responsible.


• Valid Arizona Teaching Certificate
• Arizona Principal Certification Required
• Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree (required)
• Two (2) years’ full-time elementary and/or middle school administrative experience (preferred)
• Demonstrates understanding of theory and practice of elementary and/or middle school administration
• Demonstrates competencies in teaching supervision, knowledge of instructional strategies, learning principals and student development
• Demonstrates the ability to work harmoniously and effectively with school personnel, pupils, parents and community
• Demonstrates sound and practical decision making
• Integrates effective schools knowledge into leadership activities at the building level
• Demonstrates success in measurement of student academic progress and achievement


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Possess or qualify for appropriate Arizona principal certification.

EVALUATION: Evaluated annually pursuant to District policy and administrative regulations/procedures.

PROGESSIVE DISCIPLINE: Any employee who engages in misconduct may be subject to the following disciplinary actions:

• Verbal or written warning, Written reprimand, Suspension with or without pay, Dismissal


Administrative Salary Range $83,199 - $102,057 

Placement based on degree and experience.

DAYS:  261
 FROM - 07/01/2018   TO - 06/30/2019

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