2 May 2024

Principal or Vice Principal Elementary Principal

Moffat County School District
 Craig, Moffat County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Moffat County School District, headquartered in Craig, serves a county built on coal and sustained on culture. Four elementary schools—three of them in Craig—feed into one middle and one high school.

Moffat County School District (MCSD) serves about 2,000 students a year with roughly 500 of those students at the high school. We work hard to permeate our schools with a culture of growth and systems that strengthen and empower teachers to teach and learners to learn. At MCSD, we believe every student can learn, and we work to ensure their social-emotional and educational needs are met to give them the best opportunity to do so.

We’d love to have you join us in our unique corner of Colorado. An hour from world-class skiing, even closer to world-famous hunting, numerous rivers for fishing and rafting and surrounded by the best country you’ll find anywhere, it’s an outdoor lover’s dream.

Meet our people, learn why we love them, and consider what life might be like beside the steady, tranquil Yampa River. It’s kinder, it’s more peaceful, and it might be what you’ve been searching for all this time.

We are looking for motivated, caring, and enthusiastic person to fill a Principal position at one of our elementary schools.

*Salary:  $90,370 – $110,302 on the K-5 Principal of Administrators Salary Schedule, dependent upon experience. *Moffat County School District is currently conducting a salary survey so compensation may increase as of July 1, 2024.

Moffat County School District is seeking an Elementary Principal for Sandrock Elementary school in Moffat County.  Sandrock Elementary is one of three elementary schools in the district, houses an average of 280 students with an average of 42 staff members in the building. 

 As the Principal and an instructional leader this person will work in a supportive position with the teachers and support staff to increase student achievement in a safe, pleasant and effective educational environment while following the Strategic Plan and guidelines set by the Moffat County School District Board of Education . Along with student achievement the principal will support professional staff development, sustain a positive school culture, and maintain positive and productive relations with parents and the community. 

 Required Qualifications:

  • Currently hold a valid Colorado Principal License or be eligible to obtain a valid Colorado Principal License prior to beginning of employment contract

 The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to academic excellence and personal growth of every student.  This person will have proven success and understanding in the following areas:

  1. Productive classroom management and instructional practices.
  2. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  3. Student data analysis and utilization of that data to improve student growth and success.
  4. Development and implementation of curriculum that supports students of all levels academically and socially.  
  5. Promotion of positive student behavior programs and effective implementation of student disciplinary actions.
  6. Effective budget creation and management.
  7. Supervision and performance evaluation of certified and classified staff.
  8. Interviewing, hiring, and training of staff.
  9. Promotion and coordination of staff development and professional growth.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.  Responsibilities include, interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees and students; addressing complaints and resolving problems. 

Qualifications Requirements:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Language Skills:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, staff and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:  Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. 

Other Skills and Abilities:    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.

Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to run; stoop and kneel.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50lbs.  The employee must occasionally push items of 75lbs. or more, such as pushing children on a bike or moving/rearranging furniture.  Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and depth perception. 

 Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.  

 Benefits include: PERA retirement, health insurance, paid time off, short and long term disability, other optional benefit elections.

*Additional information: *Salary/pay rate is determined based on position classification and employee’s qualifications and experience relevant to the job description requirements. Full pay range may be found on the appropriate salary schedule. Salary schedule link below.  Employees hired new into a position are rarely qualified to receive the maximum of the pay range shown on the salary schedule.  MCSDSalarySchedule

How to Apply

Moffat County School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.  Apply online at or email your resume to

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

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