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Alternative Sites Principal

Company: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:



Definition:Under general supervision of the Superintendent, the Alternative Sites Principal serves as the instructional leader of the ALA-GED/DOC, responsible for implementing and managing the policies, regulations, and procedures of the Education Board to ensure that all students are supervised in a safe student-centered learning environment that meets and exceeds the Arizona Common Core Standards, following the approved curricula, goals, priorities and directives of the Education Division.

Primary Job FunctionsPrimary functions may vary and are not limited to the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills, and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by this position classification.

Examples of Tasks

Essential Components of the Job

* Establish and promote high standards and expectations for all students and staff for academic performance and responsibility for behavior.
* Conducts staff meetings, to ensure participatory and collaborative planning, development, problem-solving, decision-making, and other school improvement activities to include the following:
* curriculum;
* assessment;
* student input into planning and decision-making;
* extra-curricular activity options and resources;
* educational trends and research discussions;
* effective practices reviews;
* staff performance expectations and needs;
* other staff participative activities
* Supervise the instructional programs of the school, evaluating lesson plans and observing classes (teaching, as duties allow) on a regular basis to encourage the use of a variety of instructional strategies and materials consistent with research on learning and child growth and development.
* Establishes and implements processes for conducting informal and formal classroom observations to assist teachers with developing their ability to plan, implement, and facilitate learning activities for students.
* Monitors the development and maintenance of student records that include attendance, academic, and other achievement, transcripts, ACT, other test scores, evaluation, enrollment, and other appropriate and required student records.
* Ensures educational/learning program compliance with accrediting agency standards, Arizona State Department of Education, and Education Division requirements.
* Ensures the enforcement of student rights and responsibilities, and expectations of students as defined in the student handbook.
* Establishes and implements strategies to ensure parent involvement as true partners.
* Provides students with opportunities to be involved in decision-making as appropriate.
* Functions as a resource in assisting with the identification and acquisition of learning equipment, materials, supplies, programs, and other resources needed to continually improve the learning program of the school.
* Ensures that students have access to coordinated and balanced extra-curricular activities.
* Conducts duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Education Division Board Policies and Procedures, and certified financial and certified accounting and reporting policies and procedures of the SRPMIC Education Board
* Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics

A willingness to learn and understand:

* History, culture, traditions, and customs of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Knowledge of:

* Contemporary educational methods and research
* Data collection and data analysis
* Developmental learning process and special education guidelines and laws
* Strong computer skills with experience in creating forms and processes

Skilled in:

* Organizational skills with strong experience in scheduling
* Written and oral communication at all levels; students, parents, supervisor, and Education Board members
* Interpersonal skills at all levels
* Use of Microsoft Office Suite and education application software
* Implementing successful PLC communities
* Aligning professional development to evaluation and observation data.
* Using data to differentiate instruction and create lesson plans reflective of the data.

Ability to:

* Be a visionary who is committed to the school mission and vision statement
* Transform a low performing campus to one that meets minimum acceptable standards

Minimum Qualifications

Education and experience:Must hold Arizona Secondary Principal's Certificate. Previous successful experience in serving as a Principal or a turnaround principal preferred. Demonstrated experience and competency required in areas of personnel supervision, faculty management and evaluation; educational assessment, planning, program resources; participative management; communication skills; effective teaching and learning styles; educational research; leadership development; cultural based curriculum, school climate development; educational transformation and restructuring; and other appropriate areas of competency. Three (3) years of successful track record as a Principal in an educational environment. Sensitive to the needs of all students, especially those deemed "at risk" and/or children of special needs. Experience working with Native American or bicultural student population is preferred. Demonstrated experience working with under performing schools preferred. Knowledge of contemporary educational methods and research, as well as, processes and methods for developing school systems.

Equivalency- Any equivalent combination of education and experience that would allow the candidate to satisfactorily perform the duties of this position, may be considered.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill.

Special Requirements

Driving Requirement:Must possess a valid Arizona Driver's License for the class of vehicle operated. Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age, unless the Community Manager has determined that the position can be filled by an employees under the age of twenty-one (21).

Must have at least one (1) year of experience in the class of vehicle operated.

Candidates for Driving Positions will not be considered "insurable" and thus are not eligible to operate a Community Vehicle if during the last three (3) years they have been found in violation of any serious driving offense including but not limited to:

* operating under the influence of alcohol or any controlled substance (DUI) (DWI);
* suspension, denial, or revocation of a driver's license or driving privileges (not including minor traffic or non-traffic citations as determined by the Human Resource Department);
* three (3) or more instances of driving in excess of 15 mph per hour over the posted speed limit
* any combination of four (4) or more moving violations;
* three (3) or more at-fault accidents;
* any one of the following major violations:
* failure to stop and report when involved in an accident;
* vehicular homicide, manslaughter, or assault with a motor vehicle;
* operating a vehicle when license has been revoked or suspended;
* hit and run;
* racing;
* reckless or aggressive driving;
* attempting to and/or evading a Police Officer;
* operating a vehicle during the commission of a felony; and/or
* any egregious violation of motor vehicle laws not listed that would affect the employee's ability to drive and/or perform the essential functions of his/her position.

Terms of Employment: This position is treated as a full-time exempt position scheduled for 40 hours per week.

Must be able to pass a Pre-Employment Drug Test and extensive Fingerprint and Background Check. Employee is Subject to Random Drug Testing and completion of a Background Check every five (5) years.

Employment preference is given in the following order:

1) Qualified Community Member 2) Qualified Native American, and 3) Other Qualified Applicant.

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.

To apply for a position at Salt River Schools, applicants must submit the Immunization Addendum, Criminal Report and Legal Information addendum, Teaching/Administration Information addendum, and proof of Arizona teaching certification with your online application. Forms can be found at

SRPMIC is a mandatory covid vaccine employer. All employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. "SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer"

In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference,applicantmust submit a copy ofTribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods:

1) attach toapplication

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources. Documentation must be received by position closing date.

The IHS/BIAForm-4432 is not accepted.

Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.

Keywords: Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale , Alternative Sites Principal, Education / Teaching , Scottsdale, Arizona

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