Administration-Licensed | Principal | Fair Oaks/Zanewood Elementary | Closing: 07/07/2024


Elementary Principal (Fair Oaks Elementary and Zanewood Community STEAM School)

General Purpose of Job: To inspire and prepare each and every scholar with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning by planning and directing the instructional programming and managing the operational and personnel requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Indicators of Strategic Leadership Practice:

  • Articulates a vision and develops implementation strategies for change that results in measurable achievement gains for all students and closes the achievement gap.
  • Fosters a shared commitment to high expectations for student achievement, high standards of teaching and learning, and a culturally competent environment where diversity is valued.
  • Builds a strong and positive sense of community in the school by honoring the important roles of race and culture, its traditions, artifacts, symbols, values, and norms.

Indicators of Instructional Leadership Practice:

  • Provides the structure and opportunity for the development, alignment, implementation, and evaluation of relevant and rigorous curricula tied to state academic and college and career readiness standards.
  • Collaborates with teachers to examine student and school data to measure student learning and growth, identify achievement gaps, and develop strategic interventions that improve learning and close identified gaps.    
  • Facilitates reflective practice, inquiry, and action research to identify and monitor the impact of interventions and determine high-yield instructional strategies that improve student learning.

Indicators of Performance Management Practice:

  • Provides timely, appropriate, quality professional development and facilitates learning teams that gather information, analyze data, examine issues, and develop new approaches to improve teaching and learning.
  • Routinely observes instruction and provides ongoing feedback and coaching to teachers and other staff in a fair and equitable manner in order to support professional growth.
  • Provides effective and timely supervision and evaluation aligned with local district goals, state regulations, and contract provisions and uses these processes to facilitate development, remediation, and/or removal of underperforming staff members.

Indicators of Professional and Interpersonal Relationship Skills Practice:

  • Models appropriate personal, professional, and ethical behavior that is respectful and fair, enhances the image of the school and the profession, and inspires others to higher levels of leadership and performance.
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills and facilitates groups effectively.
  • Welcomes and honors families and stakeholders by engaging them in a meaningful dialogue regarding student learning, the work of the school, and its needs and accomplishments.

Indicators of Resource Management Skills Practice:

  • Distributes leadership responsibilities, shares decision making, and supervises daily ongoing management structures and practices to enhance teaching and learning.
  • Maintains a safe environment by addressing real and potential challenges to the physical and emotional safety and security of students and staff that interfere with teaching and learning.
  • Develops and implements a budget process that manages fiscal expenditures consistent with district and school goals, policies, and available resources that is focused on results in improved student achievement.

Additional duties/responsibilities:

  • Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature as assigned.

Minimum qualifications for the position:

  • Must hold or be eligible for a license as an Elementary School Principal in Minnesota
  • Experience either as a principal, assistant principal or in another school leadership capacity
  • Experience with STEM and/or STEAM is preferred for Zanewood Community STEAM School

Knowledge, skills, and abilities include: 

  • The attributes of an efficacious learner: resourceful, self–directed, responsible, problem solver and skilled communicator
  • The ability to examine new approaches and methods, initiate action and render recommendations
  • The ability to involve others in planning and decision-making
  • The ability to lead and encourage a team of individuals to reach established strategic objectives
  • The ability to work effectively with parents, community groups and diverse local, regional and state agencies

Salary:  View salary grid on Page 4, Section 1. of the Principals agreement
Job type: Full-Time
Bargaining unit: Principals 
Desired start date: July 1, 2024

Osseo Area Schools offers:

  • Meaningful and impactful work 
  • Opportunities to grow professionally
  • A variety of benefits
  • and more 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 
Osseo Area School District ISD 279 is an Equal Opportunity, and veteran-friendly employer. Osseo Area School District ISD 279 ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, color, marital status, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or disability. Osseo Area School District is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the district and strongly encourages persons to apply who can strengthen our diversity. For more information, view the District’s Equal Opportunity and Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Policy. 

Veteran’s Preference: If you are an eligible veteran, please submit a legible copy of your DD214 with your application. 

Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the selection process, please email Human Resources at or call 763-391-7007.

Background Check Process Upon Conditional Offer: 
Background checks are conducted upon receiving a conditional offer. Employees must complete a background check and are responsible for the background fee. A passing background is required.  Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.