Under the direction of the President, oversee the daily operations of the school, providing direction to the faculty and academic staff in their work of Catholic-Lasallian education, while fostering an atmosphere of learning, achievement, cooperation, equity, respect and spirituality. The Principal manages the academic and co-curricular programs and operations to ensure safety and excellence, providing equitable access, involvement and opportunities for growth to the entire school community, cultivating an inclusive community of respect for individual differences.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following:
Faculty and Staff Management:
Recruit, interview and hire qualified applicants for open positions on the school/academic side in concert with the Human Resource department, including administrators, teachers, counselors, and support staff; oversees athletic department via Director of Athletics; review staff background and experience in order to identify placement on the school salary schedule; makes recommendations regarding faculty/staff salary increases.
Identify, manage and deploy the FTE allocated to the school in a manner that supports the mission, key initiatives and outcomes, while maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the faculty and staff in their respective roles and how they fulfill their duties and responsibilities.
Provide staff and faculty clear policy statements, performance guidelines, and job expectations; provide regular, periodic supervision and feedback regarding performance in the form of observations and provide or facilitate a written performance evaluation annually; address more serious staff performance issues as they arise, documenting issues and implementing corrective action plan or plans of assistance.
Utilize the resources of the school in order to support the efforts of faculty and staff in the performance of their duties; keep staff informed about activities and programs in the school; solicit faculty and staff input whenever possible to affect diverse input to the process.
Collaborate with human resource and administrative personnel to manage requests by faculty and staff for time off, family leaves and for professional development, keeping in mind the various HR laws and guidelines and those policies regarding absence established for the school.
Student and Parent Relations:
Participate in the general admissions process of the school including: review of communications as needed, prospective family information nights, enrollment and academic placement, serve as the final decision-maker about specific admissions and re-admission of students into the school in collaboration with the admissions department.
Provide for the proper care and supervision of students while under the care of the school; oversee the policies and procedures that will provide and manage a healthy and safe culture and climate for students to thrive.
Oversee the development and content of the annual Parent/Student Handbook; provides input to policy and procedure changes to the Employee Handbook.
Manage the work of the Academic Leadership team as they deploy the policies and procedures outlined in the Parent/Student handbook. Meet with students and parents for final resolution of academic, behavioral or personal circumstances and challenges as needed.
Inform the President of students who are withdrawn and/or dismissed.
Keep parents apprised of school matters through regular communications in the Falcon Forum, direct email and website communications.
Be a regular and visible presence at school sponsored family or parent events.
Project toward parents the role of partnership with them in the education, formation and support of their student; ensure messages convey that as well.
Provide regular intervals of feedback for students and parents concerning the school’s key academic and co-curricular outcomes and initiatives, policies and procedures, events and activities.
Integrate culturally responsive practices to implement equity, inclusion and belonging strategies as well as being able to meet the culturally specific needs of our Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students, faculty and staff and parents and guardians.
Facilitate and support the implementation of a comprehensive professional development program for instructors, which reflect the priority of academic, co-curricular and equity key initiatives.
Establish appropriate professional development goals, both annual and long-term for the entire faculty, departments or for individuals as identified; provide for evidence of progress for staff according to the adopted plan.
Provide regular and meaningful faith formation opportunities for faculty and staff that are consistent with the Catholic church and Lasallian charism, core values and the school’s mission.
Provide for faculty participation in professional associations, meetings, Archdiocesan and local Catholic school programs, projects and extended course work in order to enhance the delivery of services to students and to provide professional growth and formation development for staff.
Provide for staff to participate in Lasallian district and regional programs aimed at professional growth of staff and Lasallian formation and renewal.
Direct the religious mission of the school and the development of the individual faculty, staff and students; provide a clear articulation of the school’s faith based Lasallian Charism, educational philosophy and goals and involve appropriate elements of the school community in their periodic review.
Insures that the institution and academic areas are in compliance and alignment with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the philosophy of the Brothers of the Christian schools; is committed to the Lord Jesus as a believing and practicing Catholic; is prayerful, faith-filled and committed to the personal spiritual growth.
Integrate gospel and Lasallian core values and social principles into the curriculum and the life of the school; recognizes and provides for cultural and religious differences within the entire school community; leads school prayer regularly.
Integrate and advance practices that align with the schools diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging vision, employing an equity lens within a decision-making process.
Be culturally competent, having the ability to interact appropriately with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Integrate relevant research-based practices related to 21st century teaching and learning, rooted in relevant knowledge and skills required of students when they graduate.
Confer regularly with the President to maintain communication and unified policies and procedure for the operation of the school; animate the faculty to pursue instructional excellence and work closely with the Academic leadership team in strengthening the academic program; serve as a member of the Administrative Team and Strategic Leadership Team.
Maintain close contact and presence with students both inside and outside the classroom, providing them guidance and reinforcement, being careful to treat all students with respect and dignity; encourages responses, instruction and programming respond the various needs and circumstances of the students.
Lead faculty and administration in ongoing evaluation and development of all programs, services and policies including accreditation, LCAP and other reviews.
Establish annual performance goals with the President.
School Administration and Business:
Review and manage budgetary expenditures of the school academic and co-curricular operations in order to ensure responsible expenditure of school resources and school goals; with assistance from the Director of Finance, prepares the annual operational budget for review and approval by the President.
Facilitates and assists with the preparation, creation and maintenance of the school’s Academic Calendar.
Along with the VP-Advancement, reviews and approves activities involving internal (faculty/student) fundraising; assists and supports groups in the coordination and promotion of fundraising efforts.
Provides assistance to the Advancement office in identifying program and department needs for grant proposals.
Provides for the general safety of students and staff at school related functions.
Ensures adherence to all applicable school-related laws and regulations coming from the Oregon Department of Education and adheres to State and Federal employment laws.
Serves on the District’s Chief Administrators Association, the OSAA athletic league; attends Archdiocesan principal meetings.
Assist the executive assistant to the Principal in the management of events including parent volunteers for student and parent sponsored events.
Acts as the spokesperson for the school in the public forum as directed by the President.
Assists the President at public or private functions on a regular basis.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities can perform the essential functions. Position requires some evening and weekend engagements.
MINIMUM EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Demonstrated experience of 5-10 years in an administrative role in a secondary school environment.
Demonstrated success and effectiveness in the role of a secondary school administrator; including demonstrated sound processes in decision making.
Demonstrated experience with budgetary responsibilities
Master’s in Education required; Administrators’ License required.
Ability to collaborate as a “team” member with colleagues and administration in an effort to meet key objectives and to oversee daily operations of the school.
Strong academic curriculum development, professional development skills necessary to review the work of others and guide the school’s academic excellence.
Strong organizational skills necessary to meet daily deadlines and respond to needs and issues in a timely manner.
Effective use of technology tools, especially a demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Docs, Schoology and PowerSchool necessary in order to produce employee feedback, prepare budget data and correspond with families and staff.
Strong, working knowledge of current Oregon School Law as it applies to a Catholic school environment.
Ability to communicate concisely and effectively, orally and in written form; demonstrated experience in public speaking to groups of various sizes and constituencies.
Must be able to utilize Outlook calendar and email in order to keep up with daily
Demonstrate a variety of educational pedagogical skills as evidenced through innovative programs.
Must have an understanding and commitment to the social and moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and be an actively practicing Catholic.
Ability to attend and assist with a select number of evening and weekend activities.
Most tasks are completed in a typical office environment; must be able to ambulate to various parts of the building and campus on a regular basis.