Job Description

Openings as of 1/23/2020

  • Principal Pool (2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR) JobID: 15427
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    Site Administrator

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled

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      Join our groundbreaking team of innovative campus administrators at Southern Arizona’s largest school district.
    Be a Principal in Tucson Unified School District!
    The Tucson Unified School District is looking for skilled principals who want to make a difference. Our commitment to excellence and equity is reflected in a rigorous multicultural curriculum, culturally responsive pedagogy, professional learning communities, teacher support, innovative family and community engagement and a host of other initiatives that push the frontiers of public education.

    What we are looking for:
    The Tucson Unified School District is looking for motivated and effective instructional leaders that possess the necessary skillset to promote equity and excellence. We want passionate and dedicated individuals who appreciate relevant professional development and access to and support for rigorous academic content. We promote fair and sensible disciplinary practices, culturally and linguistically responsive family engagement, multicultural curriculum, and culturally responsive pedagogy. We are committed to and insist on an inclusive school climate, and work hard to recruit and retain a diverse staff.

    If you are a leader who believes in the success of all students from racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse backgrounds, then we invite you to join our district and excel as an administrator.


    As Southern Arizona's largest district, Tucson Unified School District is able to provide its team cutting edge educational training and support programs.

    Five reasons to work in Tucson Unified:
    1. We're the place for your talent and passion for student achievement and closing the achievement gap.
    2. We’re an urban school district that believes all students can achieve at high levels.
    3. We’re committed to providing our students with multicultural and culturally responsive education.
    4. We’re transforming our school district and the community by making a difference in the lives of our students.
    5. We value and recognize our innovative, highly performing, and creative staff.
    Join Tucson Unified and serve in the forefront of American education in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. As the second largest district in the state we have 89 schools and proudly serving, over 49,000 students, parents, and families since 1867.

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Tucson Unified School District, in partnership with parents and the greater community, is to assure each pre-K through 12th grade student receives an engaging, rigorous and comprehensive education.

    The District is committed to inclusion and non-discrimination in all District activities. At all times, District staff should work to ensure that staff, parents, students and members of the public are included and welcome to participate in District activities.

    Provides leadership and management of a school that is focused on student learning, achievement, relationships and communication, and efficient operations. Promotes the success of students by facilitating the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of a 21st Century vision of learning that is shared and supported by the school community.

    Master's Degree in Educational Administration, or closely related field.
    Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card.
    Arizona Principal Certificate
    Three years teaching experience.

    Experience as a Principal/Assistant Principal
    English/Spanish Bilingual
    Demonstrated background/experience in school leadership including supervision/management and/or team work.
    Experience using technology as an instructional tool and technology applications
    Experience or knowledge of 21st Century Learning
    Experience in public speaking
    Experience developing and managing budgets
    Experience developing student specific interventions, curriculum and instruction, special education and language acquisition programs.
    Experience working in a diverse setting.

    Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization

    2020 - 2021 SCHOOL YEAR
    Please be sure to upload cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference to your application

    Salary Range
    Elementary School - $74,688.26 - $86,710.75
    K-8 & Middle School - $80,775.93 - $93,778.35
    High School - $86,337.10 - $100,234.69
    Salary placement based on experience


    First Review of Applications will begin on February 10, 2020

    Notice of Nondiscrimination
    Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning Governing Board, District employees, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Board does business.

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