The 2022-2023 salary range for the district’s Middle School Principal is $90,881 to $113,408 based on a twelve-month contract, consistent with Arizona law. A comprehensive fringe benefits package is also included.
Internal Number: 3850
To plan, organize, and implement an excelling learning environment that guides and encourages students to meet their educational potential. The principal will promote and maintain high student achievement by providing curricular and instructional leadership, and managing overall school site operations. Is responsible for receiving, distributing and communicating information to enforce school, District, and State policies and initiatives.
APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST INCLUDE: A complete application packet includes:
The completed administrative application
A letter of interest related to the position
A resume’ including background information, educational experience and achievements, and community and professional involvement.
A copy of the candidate’s Arizona principal’s certification or evidence of how you qualify for the certificate.
Three letters of recommendation written within last 12 months.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES To plan, organize, and implement an excelling learning environment that guides and encourages students to meet their educational potential. The principal will promote and maintain high student achievement by providing curricular and instructional leadership, and managing overall school site operations. Is responsible for receiving, distributing and communicating information to enforce school, District, and State policies and initiatives.
Establishes and maintains a positive and effective learning environment with a focus on engagement with learners to enable their understanding and application of knowledge, concepts and process.
Ensures the effective delivery of an instructional program that meets the needs of all students.
Fosters an environment that encourages staff to be innovative with instructional strategies and collaborative with other staff for the purpose of meeting student needs.
Provides leadership to the faculty in the ongoing process of evaluating the effectiveness and directing the improvement of educational programming. Takes responsibility for students’ learning and achievement.
Provides leadership in the analysis of current programs and student achievement results and the integration of this analysis into curriculum development activities aligned with District/school goals.
Implements systems, processes and planning functions that are consistent with effective organizational leadership, academic achievement, climate safety, budget efficiency, and employee/student performance.
Leads faculty, staff, parents and the community to work collaboratively to fulfill the goals and mission of the school.
Effectively responds to and resolves issues that arise in and outside the school environment that affect the successful operation of the school and student programming. Models good human relations skills and interacts positively with all facets of the school community.
Works with members of the central administrative staff on school opportunities which may include such topics as transportation, special services, and student academic performance.
Provides leadership and coordination to all staff development activities in the building, ensuring the alignment of these activities with building-based school improvement areas.
Champions district policies and administrative regulations.
Plans, develops, implements, and monitors a school budget consistent with collaboratively identified building goals and improvement initiatives.
Responsible for the performance development, management and evaluation of all staff.
Supervises the daily use of the school facilities for both academic and nonacademic purposes.
Supervises and evaluates the school/s extracurricular programs.
Actively contributes and participates in district initiatives.
Assumes responsibility for the attendance, conduct, and maintenance of health of students.
Keeps abreast of changes and developments in the profession by attending professional meetings, reading professional journals and other publications, and discussing problems of mutual interest with others in the field.
Coordinates building maintenance in cooperation with the Facilities Department.
Establishes and maintains open and honest lines of communication with key stakeholders
Approves the master teaching schedule and any special assignments.
Perform other job related duties as assigned.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Current knowledge of school improvement planning and characteristics of effective school operations.
Ability to write reports and correspondence consistent with duties of this position.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in written form using a variety of communication techniques and tools to ensure appropriate flow of information, collaborative efforts and feedback.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse ethnic and socioeconomic communities.
Knowledge of the principles of site-based shared decision-making and demonstrated ability to facilitate a collaborative team atmosphere.
Current knowledge of theory and practice in special education programming, including inclusion, discipline, IEP development and implementation.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions, inquiries, and/or complaints.
Ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate statistical data derived from qualitative and/or quantitative research.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations.
Ability to react well under pressure, handle and balance multiple demands at one time, work with frequent interruptions, and perform duties and tasks at expected levels of professionalism.
Ability to use independent judgment and demonstrates initiative to act without being asked.
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT The Flagstaff Unified School District is recognized throughout the Southwest for its progressive educational programs and outstanding faculty. The district is one of the largest in the United States in geographic area, encompassing 4,450 square miles. The district offers the cultural stimulation of a cosmopolitan environment within a small city setting.
SALARY AND BENEFITS The 2022-2023 salary range for the district’s Middle School Principal is $90,881 to $113,408 based on a twelve-month contract, consistent with Arizona law. A comprehensive fringe benefits package is also included.
Out of State Applicants: FUSD will consider out of state applicants. However, please attach a current Administrator/Principal certificate and Fingerprint Clearance information for your state, as well as the other documents requested above.
***Missing documents may result in your application not moving forward in the process.
SELECTION PROCEDURE The qualifications of each candidate will be evaluated by a district screening committee. Finalists selected for interviews will visit the district at their own expense.
Minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply
Valid AZ Department of Education Administrative Certificate required
Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from an accredited college or university required
Emphasis in supervision, organizational structure, and secondary curriculum preferred
AZ Department of Education Certification required; Dual Certification preferred
Structured English Immersion (SEI) endorsement, English as a Second Language (ESL) or Bilingual endorsement is required within one year of hire
Valid Arizona Department of Public Safety IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card
Three (3) years successful experience as either an Assistant Principal or Principal required
Flagstaff Unified School District (FUSD) has a long history of offering a well-rounded and rigorous educational experience for all students. FUSD is home to nearly 9,100 students and 15 comprehensive school sites, in addition to Northern Arizona Distance Learning. FUSD works to implement best practices and innovative education techniques to meet the needs of students in northern Arizona.
Students discover their path at our 15 school sites, which includes three elementary magnet schools, four middle school academies and four high school academies. Students can also take advantage of Advanced Placement, Technology and Engineering, Expeditionary/Place Based Education, and Modern Language while high school students have opportunities to take high school dual-enrollment classes for college credit, career and technical education, music, fine art, drama, foreign language and online courses. Middle school students enjoy a variety of elective classes, clubs, sports and tutoring support. For elementary students, FUSD offers before and after-school programs, multi-age classroom opportunities, artists in residence, as well as intervention and enrichment opportunities for every student. ...
With high expectations, FUSD employs teachers, counselors, librarians, bus drivers, administrators, and support staff to ensure students can focus on their education. Working together, FUSD is proud that students consistently score above state and national averages on standardized achievement tests and the dropout rates are lower than the state average.
Community support is vital that takes place across the district every day. FUSD is grateful for the continuing support of Team FUSD, our community partners, families, and students. Flagstaff is a special place because of the ongoing community support.