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5 Apr 2021

Principal or Vice Principal Principal Green Mountain High School

Jeffco Public Schools
 Lakewood, Jefferson County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Jeffco Public Schools, Colorado’s largest K-12 school district, with 85,000 students and approximately 14,000 employees, has provided educational excellence for more than 60 years. Nearly 10 percent of all Colorado K-12 students attend a Jeffco school and our employees benefit from partnerships with experienced, dynamic school leaders throughout our district. Our Jeffco Generations vision document and strategic plan map out with focus and clarity what we expect our schools to accomplish with our graduates. Come join us!

Jeffco Public Schools is a Single-State Employer.  All candidates hired by Jeffco Public Schools must reside within the state of Colorado.

Green Mountain High School is Jefferson County’s only comprehensive academy high school with rigorous Advanced Placement, dual college credit and honors courses, along with athletics, co-curricular activities, university and business partnerships, senior Capstone, internships and 14 academy pathways providing students with exposure to real-world experiences and high level electives. We feature academies in Business & Global Studies; Health & Human Services; Arts, Humanities & Performance; and Science, Technology, Engineering & Math. Visit for more information and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.

GMHS School Performance Framework is Performance.

Desired Start Date: 07/06/2021

Principal Senior (225)
Annual Position
FLSA: Exempt
FTE: 1.00000 , Hours/Day: 8.000 , Days/Year: 225
Salary Plan, Grade, Step: JCA – Administrator – 225 days , P12, 1
Min-Mid Annual Salary Range: $109,231.39 – $129,052.44 Effective as of: 08-16-2019

**Annual salary noted above is based on an 8 hour day and full days worked calendar. Any position that is less than a full FTE/8 hours per day or late start will be prorated accordingly.

The successful new hire or rehired candidate will be responsible to complete and incur the fingerprinting and processing fee of $49.50 through an appropriate fingerprinting vendor and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, within 48 hours of offer acceptance.

SUMMARY As outlined in the Jefferson County Public Schools’ School Leadership profile, an individual in this position serves as the school leader by providing leadership, community building, instructional leadership, and human and financial resources management.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Following is a general summary of the essential duties and responsibilities for this position as outlined in the School Leadership Profile.

LEADERSHIP: Provide a purpose and direction for the school.

COMMUNITY BUILDING: Guide the development of a caring community that includes stakeholders in the school.

INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP: Focus on student learning and student success.

MANAGEMENT: Manage the human and financial resources to ensure an orderly work and learning environment..

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.

EXPERIENCE Requirements follow State of Colorado guidelines for principal licensure. In addition, the candidate will have a minimum of 2 years educational administrative and/or comparable administrative leadership.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Colorado Principal License issued or in process.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT Demonstrated conflict management, problem solving, resource allocation, prioritization, data analysis, collaborative decision making, relationship building, group facilitation, writing, and speaking skills. Demonstrated knowledge and use of District policies, procedures, employee contracts, and legal requirements. Computer and technology skills which include Human Resources; Financial Systems; and communications technology including software, E-mail, and voice mail are a condition of employment and must be obtained within one year after hire.

DECISION MAKING Ability to determine staffing levels and budget requirements; develop alternatives and make decisions in crises situations; utilize collaborative decision making skills; and apply good judgment to ensure student safety and carry out student discipline. Errors could lead to legal ramifications and compromise student safety and the learning environment, resulting in substantial embarrassment or cost to the District. Final decisions at the school site are the responsibility of this position.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS Daily contact with parents, students, and law enforcement officials to exchange information and resolve issues. Regular contact with vendors, media, legislatures, and government entities to exchange information; with higher education, partnerships, and businesses to exchange information, develop and maintain programs, maintain relationships, and foster program participation; with government agencies, community individuals and groups, transportation officials, and community colleges to exchange information and resolve issues; and with district attorneys to exchange information regarding legal matters.

SPAN OF CONTROL Directly supervise assistant principals, counselors, teachers, school resource officers, coaches, club sponsors, classified employees, and special education personnel. 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; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY Support the instructional programs of the District by supervising and evaluating teachers and administrators and by developing and implementing school instructional programs. Understand the philosophy of standards based education, the processes of curriculum development and effective models of instruction, and lead their implementation in the schools. Manage the development of curriculum and instructional programs that recognize the contributions of diverse groups and foster success for all students regardless of gender, race, or disability. Lead the community in the development of challenging performance standards for students and the development of varied supervisory and evaluation processes. Insure the development of a staff development program that recognizes the principles of adult learning and focuses on student success. Use data to analyze the current state of student learning and serve as a catalyst for and manager of needed change. Understand and lead the use of technology in instruction. The majority of the time is spent at the school site.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK Requires analytical skills, independent thinking, considerable judgment, and the ability to assess crises and make sound decisions quickly with little time or input from others. Must manage personnel, curriculum, student success and discipline, and physical plant. Must have a strong understanding of student behavior, District culture and policies and be able to quickly analyze the impact of decisions on the student, school, District, and community. Final decisions at the school are the responsibility of this position. Generally, work is complicated by the volume of students at the school site, large budget management responsibilities, and the diversity and severity of student issues and crises.

The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions 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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to compare, analyze, communicate, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile, and negotiate. The employee frequently is required to copy, instruct, compute, and synthesize.

WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, or gender.

How to Apply

Please apply on our Job Board at Job ID 10757

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