Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

  • Secondary Principal

    Job Location US-WA-Auburn
    # of Openings
    Job Status
    USD $0.00/Yr.
    Regular Full-Time
    Pay Grade
    Contract - DOE

    Under administrative direction of the Muckleshoot Tribal School Chief School Administrator, this position provides educational and student development leadership for the Tribal School; plans, organizes and evaluates programs and services and promotes communication with students, parents, staff and the community for educational effectiveness.


    1. Provides educational and student development leadership; implements school curriculum and procedures; supervises co-curricular and extra-curricular programs and manages their continuing review, evaluation and improvement.
    2. Evaluates student development results against school objectives, statutory requirements and best professional practices.
    3. Provides counseling and guidance to students; encourages, motivates, coaches, corrects and disciplines students; communicates and confers with parents to promote student learning, success and appropriate behavior. Communicates with outside agencies concerning children, as necessary.
    4. Administers student records; ensures evaluation of each student’s educational growth and development; provides periodic reports to parents and other administrators.
    5. Administers the school discipline policies and procedures and provides guidance on the management of students in classrooms, lunchrooms, hallways and on school grounds; holds students accountable for conduct. Administers student attendance policies.
    6. Assesses student emergency health and safety needs and ensures appropriate action.
    7. Supervises and evaluates personnel; serves as mentor to staff; observes and provides feedback regarding performance; trains and motivates staff; works with staff to resolve problems; recommends the appointment, assignment, promotion, probation or dismissal of certificated and classified staff.
    8. Manages the maintenance and use of the physical plant; supervises the operation of care of the school buildings, grounds and other school property; monitors safety; reports unsafe conditions for repair; responds to emergency situations.
    9. Remains accessible during school hours to take action on any situation that may arise.
    10. Establishes and maintains effective communications with the community, parents, students and the public regarding school programs and services; communicates concerns to the Tribal School 10. Director as appropriate; leads and secures parental and public involvement and support.
    11. Ensures the maintenance of a wide variety of records; prepares and presents a variety of reports as required.
    12. Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities



    Required: Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a major in Education and a Master’s degree in educational administration, supervision, or appropriate related field; Washington State Teaching certificate; three (3) years of related experience as a classroom teacher; and Washington State Administrators certificate.


    Skill in:

    • Effective leadership and techniques in student counseling, advising and advocacy.
    • Promoting and encouraging learning.
    • Planning, developing, implementing and evaluating programs.
    • Providing feedback, coaching and motivation of staff and students.
    • Effective student discipline.
    • Organization and time management.
    • Problem-solving and crisis resolution.
    • Effective oral and written communication.


    Knowledge of:

    • Research, theory and trends in learning, student development and student services.
    • School curriculum and instruction.
    • Resource development.
    • Principles and practices of supervision.
    • Rules, regulations, policies and laws related to education.
    • Native American culture and history.


    Ability to:

    • Motivate, discipline, and interact with students in an equitable and productive manner.
    • Maintain confidentiality.
    • Adapt to changing work priorities.
    • Communicate with diverse groups.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
    • Meet deadlines and schedules.
    • Set priorities and coordinate activities.
    • Participate as a team member and to promote teamwork.
    • Work with frequent interruptions.
    • Work with detailed information/data


    The working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties of this class.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to operate, finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

    Licenses or Certifications Required

    A valid Washington State Teaching certificate and a Washington State Administrator certificate is required at the time of appointment or at a time set by the Tribe.


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