Assistant Principal

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High School




Rooted School – Vancouver


Vancouver, WA



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The Opportunity:

Rooted School Vancouver will be the fourth public school to open in the Rooted School network and the first in Washington state. Southwest Washington projects more than 1,600 job openings in IT and STEM every year without enough local talent to meet that growth. Rooted Vancouver seeks to change that by offering a broad range of industry-based credentials and work-based learning opportunities for students during high school. After four years with us, students have a chance to earn a college acceptance in one hand and a job offer in the other.

Overview of the Role:

The Founding Assistant Principal (AP) will co-create a shared vision and lead the implementation of a vision for rigorous academics and an excellent Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. This role will also co-create a shared vision and lead the implementation of Rooted’s Career and Technical Education model. This individual will also serve as a key liaison between the operations, finance, human resources, data, and instructional teams at Rooted Vancouver. The APO will report directly to the Executive Director.

Deadline to apply: Until Filled

The Foundation of How We Work Together

  • We want teammates who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to Rooted’s mission

  • We want teammates who have an unwavering commitment to radical transparency and radical open-mindedness (that, regardless of how much you know about something, you could be wrong)

  • We want teammates who thrive in a startup environment (comfort with frequent, focused change and ambiguity, and strong initiative)

  • We want teammates who have experience serving in a low-income or high-needs population or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population

  • We want teammates who are deeply invested in restorative practices for our students and team

  • We want teammates who have knowledge of career and technical education programs.

Core Responsibilities

As a founding member of Rooted’s Leadership Team, the APO will be responsible for the core set of duties listed below, and will also need to have a “whatever it takes” approach to the work, wearing many hats and diving in to ensure the success of our scholars wherever needed.

Project Management:

  • Utilize effective project management skills which include, but are not limited to: identifying key milestones, backward designing plans, getting investment from all necessary stakeholders, and driving project completion through effective execution.

  • Co-create our school-wide vision for our IT/STEM program (grades 9-12) and implement the curriculum to bring that vision to reality.

  • Create and manage a school-wide master schedule.

Systems and Processes:

  • Create, implement, and manage school’s emergency response processes, including evacuations, shelter in place scenarios, and lockdown/active shooter situations.

  • Manage campus budget ensuring resources are appropriately allocated to meet instructional needs, minimize waste and protect excess funds.

  • Manage and oversee the school’s physical condition in relationship with the landlord and/or property manager.

  • Coordinate with the Executive Director and other administrators to ensure campus vision is being executed and operations systems are being adhered to.

  • Ensure school-wide compliance with Emergency Response Crisis Management, health and safety laws, charter contracts, and state education mandates

  • Schedule and provide logistical support for family/teacher conferences and Parent Council. Assist with logistics and preparations for other school events and activities as needed.

  • Provide tier 1 support for student computers, staff laptops, classroom AV systems and escalate incidents to the School Leadership Team for resolution.

  • Serves as a resource on CTE curriculum and program operations for Rooted’s various industry pathways.

School Leadership:

  • Ensure students are safe and maximize learning time by upholding school-wide behavioral expectations and supporting larger student discipline issues, as needed.

  • Develop, implement and manage systems and routines in order to create a safe, purposeful and welcoming school environment.

  • Lead campus administrative team to set campus vision and identify areas of operational project ownership and campus priorities as well as oversee the ongoing operations of the school.

  • Collaborate with Executive Director to design and implement excellent professional development experiences for the team.

  • Collaborate with Executive Director to design and implement a hiring process that ensures an excellent and dedicated Rooted staff.

  • Manage instructional CTE staff.

  • Manage external relationships with CTE partners.


  • Experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds with a commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • Bachelor’s degree (required), Masters degree preferred

  • 3-5 years of teaching experience required (CTE preferred, but not required)

  • Administrator certificate preferred but not required.

  • Bilingual preferred


Competitive full-time salary commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package

To Apply:

If you’re as excited about this role as we are, please click on the following link and submit an application to our Application Review Committee. If you have any questions please contact us at

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Rooted School Vancouver (RSV) values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Rooted School Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Steven Carney, Founding Executive Director

Mailing Address: 2005 SE 192nd Avenue, Suite 200, Camas, WA  98607-7475