Middle School Assistant Principal: Hermiston School District, Hermiston Oregon


Notice of Open Administrative Position

Position:                                Assistant Principal for Hermiston Middle School (Armand Larive Middle School)

Applications Due:                 Friday, April 3, 2015

Employment Begins:            July 1, 2015

2015-16 Salary Range:         $84,528 - $93,325

The Hermiston School District is seeking applicants for Assistant Principal at Armand Larive Middle School.

The Middle School Assistant Principal, under the direction of the Principal will plan, direct, administer, and evaluate functions necessary to ensure efficient operations, instructional leadership, and staff supervision at the middle school.

Required Qualifications:

  • Valid Oregon administrative license or ability to obtain one prior to July 1, 2015 
  • 5 years of successful teaching experience 
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Human Resources Department may find appropriate and acceptable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous leadership experience 
  • Secondary level (6-12) teaching experience 
  • Experience working with diverse populations 
  • Working knowledge of Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s), Common Core Standards, Response to Intervention, and Data Teams 
  • Experience with secondary school instructional reform and staff development 
  • Experience with supervision and evaluation of licensed and classified staff

Application Procedures:

The applicant must digitally supply the following items to the Human Resources Department at:  

  • Application form (Fillable PDF) available at: 
  • Professional Resume 
  • Letters of Recommendation (3 required) 
  • Letter of Introduction detailing the candidate's ability to successfully meet the preferred qualifications.

Application Period:

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. It is strongly recommended that you submit your application materials by Friday, April 3, 2015.

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure his/her application is complete.

About the School:

Armand Larive Middle School is one of two 6-8 middle schools in the Hermiston School District and serves a population of ~675 students, with over 50 dedicated teachers and support staff members. The principal is supported by an assistant principal.

Both middle schools are well known for setting high academic standards for their students. With a focus on school-wide literacy and comprehensive after-school opportunities such as drama, robotics, chess, color guard, marching band, and co-curricular activities, middle school students in Hermiston stay engaged.

About the District:

The Hermiston School District is the largest district in Eastern Oregon, exceeding 5,300 students, and continues to experience steady enrollment growth. It serves students in grades kindergarten through 12 with a broad range of programs from foundational learning skills to comprehensive vocational programs to an exhaustive array of post-secondary college credit bearing opportunities. The school district includes a 9-12 senior high school, two 6-8 middle schools, five K-5 elementary schools, an alternative school, and a robust online learning program option for students and families.

Support for the school district has been strong from the community. In 2001 voters approved a $39 million building program which included the re-construction of the high school, an additional elementary school, and various district-wide renovations. The voters also approved a $69.9 million bond in 2008. The bond served to replace Armand Larive Middle School, West Park Elementary, and Sunset Elementary.

The District employs over 520 full time staff that includes approximately 300 teachers and over 200 classified, support, and supervisory personnel, making it one of the largest employers in the city of Hermiston. A nationally-recognized community that embraces its diversity, the district serves some 28,000 residents, where one-third of the population is Hispanic.

The school district prides itself on the academic achievement of its students, successful athletic programs, nationally-recognized club and activity organizations, and its exhaustive list of academic and elective opportunities available to students. The District’s partnership with community organizations has been central to its continued success, highlighted by support groups who have provided nearly a half a million dollars to assist students and programs through such venues as the Hermiston Sports Booster Club, Hermiston Education Foundation, Band Boosters, FFA Alumni, and the community sponsorship of the student homebuilding program, to name a few.

About the Community:

The largest city in eastern Oregon, Hermiston maintains over 17,000 residents and is located in northeastern Oregon, just south of the Oregon-Washington border. The Hermiston School District boundary encompasses over 150 square miles of the Columbia Basin region, whose unique geographical area offers an extended growing season and a variety of agricultural crops and products. The immediate Hermiston area has been able to diversify its economy with food processing, cold storage, warehousing and distribution facilities. In addition, Hermiston’s close proximity to the Columbia River Gorge and the surrounding Blue Mountains make it an ideal place for outdoor activities, and one of the fastest growing and economically charged communities in all of Oregon.

Contract Specifics:

The Hermiston School District offers an extremely competitive administrative salary and benefits package which includes PERS retirement employer-paid pick-up, tuition reimbursement, professional organization support, and a comprehensive health and benefits package. The contract year for this position is 261 days, including 9 paid holidays, and a generous vacation allowance.

The successful candidate will assume the position July 1, 2015.

Benefits include:

  • Generous monthly insurance allowance 
  • District-paid employee life insurance 
  • District-paid PERS pick up 
  • District-provided 4% annuity 
  • Travel, cell phone, and service club dues monthly allowances 
  • Comprehensive tuition reimbursement program 

The Hermiston School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer