FLSA Status: Exempt

Grade: 7 (Administrative)

Revision Date: May 2, 2017

Location: Central Office

Job Summary

Position is responsible for the supervision of assigned school leaders, continuous improvement of schools and ensuring student achievement gains at the school level. Other important functions of this position include oversight of the delivery of an effective, innovative, equitable, instructional program and assurance that an optimum climate for learning exists in every assigned school. This position also oversees assigned Central Office departments, reports directly to the superintendent, and serves as a senior member of staff.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead a rigorous school improvement process that results in improved student achievement
  • Ensure the alignment between the division strategic plan and schools
  • Work with school leaders to monitor school improvement and make adjustments and provide resources based on need
  • Provide coaching for school leaders in the areas of school improvement planning, general administration of schools, and evaluation of teachers
  • Evaluate the performance of assigned staff
  • Support school leaders in implementation of school improvement initiatives that positively impact school culture, standards, assessment, and instruction
  • Lead the implementation and integration of evidence-based instructional and leadership strategies to ensure the growth and success of all schools
  • Allocate and monitor mentoring, coaching, and instructional resources to provide differentiated support to schools as needed
  • Collaborate on the development and oversight of assigned school and department budgets and assigned school staffing allocations
  • Create a collaborative culture and establish effective communication channels between central office staff and school administrators
  • Collaborate with central office instructional and student services staff to evaluate programs, services, and practices
  • Collaborate with other senior staff to provide differentiated professional learning for school leaders and teachers
  • Partner with the Human Resources staff to provide support in recruiting, identifying, and promoting excellent teachers and administrators
  • Establish and maintain clear, consistent communication channels with families and community partners to receive input and feedback on the effectiveness of schools and to resolve concerns
  • Stay personally informed about current educational trends, practices, and proposed legislation that impact schools, and share important information with direct reports
  • Inform the superintendent regularly of progress, changes, and concerns and as needed in special circumstances
  • Models the WJCC Strategic Plan Values: Individualism, Integrity, Innovation, Accountability and Collaboration.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities Required)

Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of school administration; comprehensive knowledge of personnel and administrative practices, in-depth knowledge of accountability, assessment and instruction; excellent written and oral communications skills; ability to maintain an effective working relationship with School Board members, school and central office administrators, teachers, and support staff; ability to conceptualize, initiate, deploy, monitor, and evaluate new or existing programs.

Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in School Administration; doctoral degree preferred. A minimum of five years of school leadership experience with a record of proven success. A comparable amount of training or experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

Supervision Exercised

As assigned by the Superintendent:

  • One incumbent will supervise and evaluate pre-school and elementary school principals and oversee the delivery of instruction and student services at the school level, and will provide supervision to assigned Central Office staff.
  • One incumbent will supervise and evaluate pre-school and elementary school principals and oversee the delivery of instruction and student services at the school level, and will provide supervision to assigned Central Office staff.

Supervision Received

Performs duties under the supervision of the Superintendent.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Highly diverse and complex duties.  Must have high tolerance for change and the ability to work on several projects and assignments concurrently.  Strong interpersonal skills required in working with diverse groups.  Must have initiative and assume responsibility for working productively with minimal supervision.

Must have the ability to sit for extended periods of time in a busy office environment; exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer terminal; to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids; hear and understand speech at normal levels and on the telephone; speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in person and on the telephone; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; physical agility to lift up to 25 pounds.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee.  The incumbent will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the principal or appropriate administrator.  WJCC Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this job description and related duties at any time.