4 Feb 2024

Principal or Vice Principal Assistant Principal Basalt High School

Roaring Fork School District
 Basalt, Eagle County, Colorado, United States

Job Description




To fulfill responsibilities assigned by the principal and assist the principal in the development and continuous operation of a school to ensure that every student develops the enduring knowledge, skills and character to thrive in a changing world.


Receives direct supervision from the Principal.


Supervises licensed staff and non-licensed staff.



The following are examples of primary duties assigned to the Assistant Principal.  Other related primary duties and responsibilities may be assigned.

  • Strategic Leadership: Work in partnership with the principal to develop the vision, mission, values, expectations and goals of the school; Provide for data-based progress monitoring; Collaborate with staff and school community to implement strategies to move those goals forward.

  • Instructional Leadership: Create processes and schedules which maximize student success and instructional time; Support teachers through ongoing, actionable feedback and needs-based professional development; Hold all staff accountable for setting and achieving rigorous performance goals for all students, and empower staff to achieve these goals across content areas.

  • School Cultural and Equity Leadership: Articulate, model and positively reinforce a clear vision and values of the school’s culture, and involve students, families and staff in creating an inclusive and welcoming climate that supports it.

  • Human Resource Leadership: Establish and effectively manage processes and systems that ensure a knowledgeable, high-quality, high-performing staff.

  • Managerial Leadership: Establish systems to improve student learning and overall healthy development for all students; Proactively manage interactions and relationships, including those among and between parents/guardians, students and staff; Ensure that the school provides a supportive environment that fosters a climate of safety, respect, and well-being; Provide supervision of the school campus during school hours and at extracurricular activities sponsored by the school.

  • External Leadership: Design and/or utilize structures and processes, which result in family and community engagement, support and ownership for the school; Develop systems and relationships to leverage the school district and community resources available to them both within and outside of the school in order to maximize the school’s ability to serve the best interest of students and families.




Knowledge of:

  • Educational needs of  high school students

  • Knowledge of curriculum development and effective instructional practices

  • Knowledge of using data to promote student achievement

  • Positive discipline and classroom management techniques

  • Effective public speaking and presentation techniques

  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation

  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulation

  • English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Extensive knowledge of office and educational software programs

  • Principles of business and letter writing and basic report preparation


Ability to:

  • Supervise, plan and direct standards based instructional practices, curriculum development, and assessment

  • Implement school and district programs

  • Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of staff, projects and teams

  • Recruit, select, supervise, develop and evaluate staff

  • Analyze situations and generate effective strategies

  • Develop goals and implement plans, systems and procedures to achieve them

  • Attend professional development, conferences and meetings (including evenings and weekends)

  • Attend and supervise student and community activities (including evenings, weekends and holidays)

  • Make presentations as required; create excitement for learning

  • Be reflective on performance and have a continuous improvement mindset

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

  • Motivate staff and students to achieve high levels of engagement and performance




A minimum of three years teaching, preferably in a high school or experience in school administration.


Equivalent to the completion of a Master’s degree from an accredited college in education or a related field.


License or Certificate:

Possession of or enrollment in a program to obtain a Principal’s license through the Colorado Department of Education. Possession of ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate valid Colorado driver’s license.



Office environment; exposure to computer screens; travel from site to site.Primary functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for sitting for prolonged periods of times; use of computer keyboard; light lifting and carrying.


Salary range: $91,396.95 to $109,276.00 depending on experience

This position works 206 days per school year.

Wages will be earned during the school calendar at the number of days required below, but will be paid over the twelve month contract period.

Benefits: The Roaring Fork School District offers full district paid employee health benefits as well as voluntary vision, dental, and dependent coverage. Other benefits include: paid personal and sick leave, paid parental leave for mothers and fathers, a robust retirement plan under Colorado PERA with a district contribution of over 20% of an employee’s wages each month, Employee Assistance programs, a district wellness program, and access to discounted ski passes and other community benefits.

Days worked: this is an exempt position, scheduled to work 206 days/year.

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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