BASIC JOB FUNCTIONS: Under the direction of the Superintendent, the High School Principal must be a dynamic educational leader in a rural high school with a strong belief and commitment that all students can succeed and progress to college or other career focused goals. The high school principal is a passionate leader who possesses a deep belief that high schools can send all of their students into the 21st century through rigorous instruction, excellent, safe campuses, a collaborative school culture, and can facilitate a professional community of adults that drives the school’s success. The high school principal must have the knowledge and skills to move a school out of program improvement status and sustain that goal by building off the school district’s vision, building trust with staff and community while developing programs using a strong understanding of best practices in curriculum and instruction. The High School Principal understands models, promotes, and works effectively with people from different cultures.


  • Lead the instructional program of the school including: coaching teachers, using data to improve learning, and driving a school- wide focus on excellent teaching
  • Ensure the highest of expectations for student learning and achievement in every classroom, everyday
  • Ability to create a vibrant and positive school culture that supports student learning and deep relationships between students and staff.
  • Clearly articulate to internal and external stakeholders the schools goals and programs as well as the vision of the South Monterey County Joint Union High School District


  • Provides leadership and direction to assigned programs (e.g., independent study, Career Technical Education (CTE), summer school and credit recovery)
  • In accordance with district policies and regulations regarding student conduct and student discipline, establishes and maintains procedures to ensure safety of students and personnel and programs
  • Administers and manages an inventory of materials, supplies, texts and equipment necessary for use in program operations of assigned
  • Directs and leads the development of a Master Schedule that is collaborative and meets the needs of all students
  • Schedules classes and supervises instructional
  • Creates data-teams to drive instruction and propose instructional programs
  • Directs all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the high
  • Coordinates and directs independent student and secondary summer school programs; coordinates Career and Technical Education (CTE) program design and
  • Develops and oversees annual budget, processes requests and prepares federal, state and district
  • Coordinates transportation, custodial, food service and other program support
  • Reports and monitors student attendance; develop procedures for follow-up action and student/family interventions as needed; facilitates home
  • Provides supervision on and off campus for students as
  • Maintains student behavior/discipline; provides support and direction to students to assist them in achieving their academic potential; supports students with counseling and
  • Schedules, assigns and evaluates teachers and staff, including staff employed on an hourly
  • Engages community and staff in courageous conversations that lead to student improvement
  • Monitors substitute teachers to ensure classes are covered and proper student behavior is
  • Works with parents, faculty and student groups to advance educational activities
  • Supervises, manages and evaluates alternative programs in accordance with district policies and procedures, state and federal regulations.
  • Be highly visible on campus and to the community
  • Coordinates the alignment of the district’s LEAP, School Plan, Title III and Accreditation
  • Provides assistance and direction to site administrators in the expulsion process; serves as Hearing Officer in expulsion hearings and expulsion readmission Prepares documentation Expulsion Hearing Panel’s recommendations to Governing Board.

Notifies site administration and parents/students of Governing Board decisions and reentry conditions regarding student expulsion. Responsible for securing appropriate placements for expelled students, including students with disabilities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of and the ability to identify, support and coach research based-instructional strategies
  • Knowledge of and the ability to identity, support and coach student engagement
  • Knowledge of administration, principles and methods of education and instructional services
  • Knowledge of current education programs, curriculum and instruction practices and strategies designed to assist students in alternative education
  • Knowledge of expulsion procedures, education code requirements, board policies and administrative regulations regarding student
  • Knowledge and identification of teaching and learning
  • Knowledge of day-to-day operations and appropriate support services necessary to assure operation effectiveness of school programs
  • Knowledge of public information principles and techniques, including an awareness of community needs interests and
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply effective supervision
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures related to specially funded programs
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing; prepare narrative reports
  • Ability to communicate effectively in Spanish both orally and in writing desired
  • Ability to operate a computer and assigned
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet schedules and
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and
  • Ability to use tact, patience and courtesy; exercise judgment and
  • Ability to facilitate change and collaborate in problem-solving.
  • Ability to accurately identify problems, define causes and identify appropriate action to reach a
  • Ability to interpret testing results and develop programs to correct deficiencies
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff, including hourly
  • Ability to exercise proper discretion in dealing with confidential
  • Ability to understand and be sensitive to those of culturally and linguistically diverse
  • Maintains professional confidentiality
  • Maintains a commitment to professional growth and lifelong learning
  • Maintains open communication and cooperative relationships, inspires individual and team development, and reviews processes for


  • Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions and responsibilities of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time; walk, sit, push, lift, bend, reach, climb; speak and hear effectively. Requires the ability to use near vision to read printed materials. Requires manual and finger dexterity to write, use a keyboard to operate a computer and other standardized office equipment requiring repetitive motions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential
  • Working Conditions: Work is performed primarily indoors in an office environment, engaged in work of a primarily sedentary nature.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of five years successful teaching Experience in teaching in an alternative education program desired.
  • School site administrative experience
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish desired


  • Valid California Teaching
  • Valid Administrative Services Credential (or certificate of eligibility)
  • Valid California Driver’s License with evidence of insurability

Prospective and current employees are expected possess and maintain the following

  • Current CPR certificate issued by the Red Cross

SALARY RANGE: $127,473-$140,539 (Depending on experience, plus an attractive benefit package)
WORK YEAR: 212 days

  • Department of Justice fingerprint clearance processed by the District or District-approved agency
  • TB (Tuberculosis) clearance
  • Pre-employment physical
  • Evidence of that all conditions listed under Licenses, Certificates and Clearances have been met
  • File the oath or affirmation of allegiance required by Government Code Sections 3100-3109

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