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Principal - Elementary School

at Scottsdale Unified School District

Posted: 3/28/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 6164
Keywords: professional

Job Description

Anticipated Opening - Location TBD

PAY GRADE:  Administrative Pay Schedule – Elementary School Principal



The job of Principal – Elementary School is done for the purpose/s of developing a vision and mission goals; guiding the instructional programs by serving as the school’s instructional leader; maintaining overall instructional and support operations at assigned elementary school including: receiving, distributing and communicating information to enforce school, district and state policies; maintaining the safety of the school environment; coordinating school activities; communicating information to staff; addressing situations, problems and/or conflicts that could negatively impact the school; and, developing school policies.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: (These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.)

·         Develops budgets, programs, class schedules, etc. for the purpose of ensuring that outcomes achieve school, district and/or state objectives.

·         Leads and facilitates successful completion of district goals at the site level.

·         Facilitates communication between personnel, students and/or parents for the purpose of evaluating situations, solving problems and/or resolving conflicts.

·         Leads and facilitates the continuous improvement plan.

·         Manages school administrative support functions (e.g. facility maintenance, budget, staffing, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining safe and efficient school operations within district guidelines.

·         Monitors extra-curricular school functions for the purpose of ensuring activities are conducted in a positive and safe environment.

·         Oversees assigned administrative functions delegated to assistant principal and other site personnel for the purpose of managing the workload more efficiently.

·         Prepares various written documents (e.g. correspondence, reports, analyses, etc.) for the purpose of providing written support and/or conveying information.

·         Presents information on various topics to a wide variety of groups (e.g. site personnel, parent groups, community organizations, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information and/or gaining feedback.

·         Recommends policies, procedures and/or actions (e.g. personnel, equipment, etc.) for the purpose of providing district personnel with direction and/or data for decision-making.

·         Represents the school within community forums (e.g. parent groups, city officials, service organizations, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining ongoing community support for educational goals and/or assisting with issues related to school environment, supporting fund requests.

·         Researches alternate funding sources for the purpose of maintaining the efficient operation of the school.

·         Serves on district committees and in district leadership roles for the purpose of achieving the goals of the District Strategic Plan.

·         Supervises school personnel for the purpose of monitoring performance, providing for professional growth, and achieving overall objectives of school’s curriculum.

·         Coordinates and supervises evaluation of certificated and classified personnel.

·         Coordinates and supervises professional development activities for the school.

Other Functions:

·         Assists other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of their work activities.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational policies to achieve organizational objectives; managing major organizational components; and determining the use of funds. Utilization of significant resources from other work units is routinely required to perform the job’s functions. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the Organization’s services.


·         Master’s Degree in job related area

·         Valid Principal Certificate

·         Job-related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is required. Must have leadership experience.


·         None specified


Knowledge is required to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percents, and/or ratios; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws.


Skills are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to routinely upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: plan and manage projects.


Ability is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operates equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with a variety of data; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. In working with others, independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: meeting deadlines and schedules; working extended hours; maintaining confidentiality; working under stress and in crisis situations; communicate with diverse groups; implement established curriculum.


Positions in this class typically require: stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, finger dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.  If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, odors, chemicals, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, and intense noises.


The above job description is intended to represent only the key areas of responsibilities; specific position assignments will vary depending on the business needs of the department.

Primary Location: To Be Determined

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Jed Bowman, Ph.D.
Title Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, February 28, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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