Job Description

Openings as of 3/21/2018

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    138-Foothill Elementary

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    BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to providing a challenging and engaging educational experience for all its students. The district serves a diverse community that expects student success, and Boulder Valley is a leader in academic excellence with top ratings at the state and national levels for outstanding classroom teachers, exemplary schools, and programs that support student achievement. The communities we serve - Boulder, Erie, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Broomfield, Nederland, Ward, Jamestown and Gold Hill - cover approximately 500 square miles and include an estimated 231,000 residents, with an enrollment of more than 31,000. The University of Colorado and many nationally known organizations and companies are located within the district’s boundaries. Abundant year-round recreational activities are available in the Boulder Valley area. Website: BVSD.

    FOOTHILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL is seeking an experienced educational leader. The principal is expected to build the capacity to collaboratively develop a rich learning environment, which results in a positive school climate, high academic expectations for all students and respect for cultural differences. The principal leads and manages a highly qualified staff. Exceptional specialist programs are offered in PE, music and art along with strong programs in special education, including an Intensive Learning Center, ESL and talented and gifted enrichment. Parents are actively involved in the Foothill PTO and School Accountability Committee. Website: Foothill Elementary School

    Provide collaborative leadership in the following areas
    • Continuous school improvement aligned with the District Strategic Plan and State Accreditation
    • Purposeful and inclusive curriculum and instructional strategies that are school-wide and focused
    • Ongoing assessment of school progress and student achievement
    • Job-embedded and discipline-based professional development
    • Commitment to shared decision making in a spirit of collaboration
    • School climate development that fosters a just and equitable environment
    • Hire, supervise, and evaluate staff members
    • Provide a safe and secure educational environment
    • Parent/Family engagement and community building


    • Possess (or application submitted to Colorado Department of Education) a Colorado Principal License at time of hire
    • Completed BVSD Online Application
    • At least 5 years’ experience as a school administrator

    • Experience in teaching, supervision and educational leadership
    • Principal experience or its equivalent
    • Proven experience in building a positive school and community culture
    • Content knowledge and experience in programming for students with IEP’s
    • Experience with data-driven school improvement processes that result in high academic achievement for all and elimination of achievement gaps
    • Knowledge of student assessment and data analysis for continuous improvement
    • Current knowledge of effective instructional practices
    • Strong planning, organization, motivation, management, supervision and evaluation skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with internal and external audiences
    • Experience with the MTSS process and the Standards-Based Teaching/Learning Cycle
    • Knowledge of school-based budget/planning
    • Demonstrated skills in facilitation, problem solving, and conflict management
    • Understanding of English Language Learners and appropriate programming

    Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the post-offer screening process, including a background check.

    SALARY: Range 12: $87,006 - $130,508 (2017-18 salary schedule – based on experience); excellent benefit package. Website: BVSD Benefits.

    EFFECTIVE DATE: Beginning of 2018-19 school year (estimated to be July 23, 2018)

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be reviewed through March 30, 2018.

    INTERVIEWS HELD: Formal interviews will begin the week of April 9, 2018 and will include building and central administrative interviews

    The following documents must be completed before an application can be considered:
    • District online application - BVSD Jobs
    • RIVS online screening video
    • Application must include:
      • Reference Section – Three (3) professional letters of reference with phone numbers
      • Supplemental Materials Section – Letter of Interest outlining skills and abilities
      • Current Resume
      • University Transcripts
      • Copy of Colorado Principal license or CDE Receipt confirming application

    Boulder Valley School District is accepting completed, online applications only.

    The Boulder Valley School District is an equal opportunity educational institution and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, creed, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status in admission or access to, and treatment and employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries or complaints: BVSD - 720-561-5903; Office for Civil Rights -

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