Principal serves as instructional and administrative leader of educational services and home living divisions of the Naatsis’ Aan Community School. To facilitate a functional and dynamic environment within the school to insure the education development of each student and the success of the instructional goals of the employees, community and the Governing Board of Education, Inc.

Reports to: Naatsis’Aan Community School, Inc. and/or designee
Supervises: All Building Personnel including Managers, Academic, Residential, and Food Service staff
Job Summary:
To provide leadership and managerial oversight to the instructional program and school operations. To promote the educational development of each student.
Salary: $75,000 to $84,000

1 . Arizona/Utah Administrative Certificate endorsed for school principal
2. Minimum experience as determined by the Governing Board of Education
3. Strong background in curriculum, supervision, discipline, team building, and technology
4. Excellent leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills
5. Excellent Organizational skills
6. Able to work under pressure and deadlines
7. Maintain confidentiality of staff and students

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: School Leadership
1. Be responsible for the management of the school in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Governing Board of Education policy
2. initiate, design, and implement programs to meet the specific needs of the school
3. Exercise leadership in school-level planning for improvement of instruction
4. Establish and maintain an effective learning climate in the school
5. Coordinate custodial, cafeteria, and other support services
6. Communicate information to parents and the community that is required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
7. Act as a liaison between the school and the community (including all ethnic groups), interpreting activities and policies of the school and encouraging community participation in school life
8. Report incidents of discipline resulting in a suspension from school, as well as all incidents of violence, vandalism, substance abuse, and weapons possession
9. Work cooperatively with law enforcement authorities in maintaining a safe and drug-free school environment
10. Plan, schedule, and supervise fire and other emergency drills and an emergency preparedness program as required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
11. Greet and interact with parents and visitors, as appropriate Suoervision and Evaluation of School Staff

1. Assist in the recruiting, screening, hiring, training, assigning, and evaluating of the school’s personnel. Recommend finalists for hiring and reassignment to the superintendent and the Board of Trustees
2. Ensure that all teaching staff members fulfill continuing professional development requirements and receive in-service training required by federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
3. Supervise all professional, paraprofessional, administrative, and non-professional personnel employed at the school
4. Ensure that teacher trainees are provided with direct assistance, including assistance regarding the purpose, expectations, and procedures involved in the evaluation process. This assistance should include close clinical supervision
5. Evaluate and counsel all staff members regarding their individual and group performance in accordance with district policy, and prepare written comments and offers constructive suggestions for improvement when appropriate
6. Delegate responsible personnel for the supervision of the school in his or her absence
7. Conduct staff meetings as necessary for the proper functioning of the school
8. Recommend the removal of teachers whose work is unsatisfactory, according to
established procedures

Curriculum. instruction and Contact with Students
Supervise the school’s educational program and teaching process
Monitor delivery of the instructional program
Be responsible for overseeing the scheduling of students into classes, establishing the schedule of class offerings, and maintaining a balance of student loads in each class
Assist in the selection of appropriate instructional materials
Plan, organize, supervise, and evaluate all curricular and extracurricular activities
Develop and maintain a master schedule for the academic and extracurricular programs, and work cooperatively with the business manager to schedule community use of the school building and grounds
Assume responsibility for the attendance, conduct, and health of the students
Greet students in a friendly and dependable manner during their morning arrival whenever possible
Supervise the dismissal of students at the end of the school day
interact appropriately with students during the school day
Maintain high standards of student conduct and enforce the district’s discipline policy in accordance the students’ rights to due process
Keep records of any disciplinary action.
Perform follow-up communication with students’ parents, teachers, and other administrators as needed
Develop and implement student handbooks and procedures for proper student conduct
Participate in the planning and delivery of intervention and referral services for pupils who are having difficulty in their classes and who have not been classified in need of special education
Provide guidance to individual students and resolve individual behavioral problems
Attend special events held to recognize student achievement and other school- sponsored activities and functions, and speak with clarity, authority, and appropriate earnestness at such events
Plan and supervise regularly scheduled parent teacher conferences
Make arrangements for special conferences as necessary
Maintain an active relationship with students and parents based on respect and understanding
Actively pursue all cases of truancy and excessive absences and tardies

Financial and Office Management
1. Ensure the proper collection, safekeeping, and accounting of school activity funds
2. initiate and supervise development of the annual budget, providing opportunity for staff input
3. Establish and maintain an efficient office system to support the administrative functions of the school
4. Supervise the safekeeping of accurate student and personnel files and other confidential records and documents, including records on the progress and attendance of students
5. Ensure the destruction of public records in accordance with federal and state law, administrative rules, and Board policy
6. Supervise the preparation of all school reports, records, and other paperwork for the district office, and other reports required or appropriate to the school’s administration
7. Participate in administrative, Board, and other meetings as required or appropriate
8. Keep appropriate personnel informed of the school’s activities, needs, and any issues that may arise
9. Work cooperatively with central office staff on matters relating to the school and the district
10. Provide for adequate inventories of property under school jurisdiction and for the security of that property

1. Assume responsibility for the safety and administration of the school building and grounds
2. Be responsible for all keys issued to personnel in his or her building
3. Assume responsibility for his or her continuing professional growth and development by such efforts as attendance of professional meetings, membership in professional organizations, enrollment in advanced courses, and by reading professional journals and other publications
4. Seek assistance should emergencies arise
5. Represent the school district in a positive manner
6. Know and follow school district policy and chain of command 7. Perform other duties as assigned

Performance of this position will be evaluated annually by the Governing Board of Education and/or designee in conformance with school policy.

Terms of Employment:
Employment contract not to exceed one year

Physical Demands Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; have sufficient hand, arm and finger dexterity; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally be exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

How to apply:
To be considered for the job position, applicants MUST submit the following documents below:
1.  Complete Employment Application
2.  Current Resume
3.  Letter of Interest
4.  Three (3) Letters of Recommendations
5.  Personnel Security Consultants, Inc. for Federal FBI Background Check
6.  Current Navajo Nation Background Check (10 years) – a current background check within the past 3 months.; which can be obtained from the Navajo Nation Police Department of Window Rick, Arizona. Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. ($15.90 money order payable to the NAVAJO NATION).
7.  AZ DPS Fingerprint Clearance Card @ please visit the DPS website at
8.  Motor Vehicle Report (5 years)
9.  Certificate of Indian Blood or Form 4432
10.   Copy of University/College Degree, High School Diploma or GED Certificate
11.   Official College and/or University Transcripts
12.   CPR / First Aid Certificate

All positions require a valid driver’s license. If appointed, applicant is subject to a favorable adjudicated background investigation at his/her own expense prior to start of employment in accordance to P.L.101-630,P.L.101-647 & 25 CFR 63

For more information for application requirements and submission, contact Alta R. Isaac, Human Resource via email at or call (928) 672-2335 ext. 207.
Contact: Naatsis’aan Community School, Inc.
PO Box 10010, Tonalea, AZ. 86044
Phone: (928) 672-2335 | Fax: (928) 672-2609 |

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