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Job Title: Executive Director of Secondary Education and Career and Technical Education Department: Teaching and Learning Services Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Services Status: Exempt
The Executive Director of Secondary Education and Career and Technical Education is responsible for the overall student achievement and successful operations of Pueblo City Schools secondary schools and programs including four comprehensive and two alternative high schools. Significant emphasis will be placed on supporting, coaching, and evaluating principals; including leading district-level professional development, facilitating job-embedded principal learning labs, and working collaboratively with other district instructional leaders. A strong knowledge of and experience with data-driven instructional practices, leading PLCs, observation/feedback processes, instructional coaching and career and technical education(CTE), and new Colorado graduation guidelines is required. Must possess ability to accelerate student achievement in high needs school environments, and the skills necessary to build strong interpersonal skills in order to coach and develop other instructional leaders and communicate successfully with all school district stakeholders.
Minimum of five years successful classroom teaching experience
Successful experience as a District level administrator
Secondary-level administrative experience
Successful experience in turning around low-performing schools
Experience leading Career and Technical Education and Programming
Experience in supervision of and contribution to the performance evaluations of school leaders
Ability to coach and develop other instructional coaches
Experience supervising the development of career and technical education programs and requirements
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The following statements of duties, responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
Develops principals to lead and manage highly-effective instructional teams and accelerate both teacher practices and student achievement
Provides a communication link essential to the decision-making process between the Assistant Superintendent, Superintendent, and other District leaders.
Collaborates with other Executive Directors and appropriate staff to ensure continuous improvement efforts are supported.
Collaborates with the Executive Director of Continuous Improvement and Innovation to offer additional support to turnaround and priority improvement schools.
Provides leadership to secondary principals (and other staff) to develop school improvement plans and monitors progress throughout the process.
Provides leadership in the allocation and management of personnel in assigned schools.
Identifies leadership potential in school/district personnel and communicates as such to the Assistant Superintendent
Provides support to school leaders regarding strategic use of time, people and money (budget process, personnel hiring, scheduling, etc.)
Analyzes school reports and performance data to provide direction and program planning.
Coaches and evaluates principals including Alternative and Online High Schools
Plans and facilitates professional development opportunities
Leads data-driven discussions and decision making structures
Provides administrative guidance and ensures compliance with Board policy and state/federal regulations and statutes.
Attends Board of Education meetings, plans and presents information to the Board as requested by the Assistant Superintendent.
Serves as a team member to Learning Services Leadership Team and the Superintendent’s Cabinet and actively participates in district-wide planning, development, and evaluation to support school development; aligns resources to meet the District’s goals.
Responds directly to parent concerns and supports principals to address parental concerns
Supervises and leads career and technical education programs and district personnel
Supports the development and implementation of Colorado's new graduation requirements
Supports concurrent enrollment and alternative pathways to successful high school graduation
Completes all other administrative assignments as required by the Assistant Superintendent to support the overall administration of the District goals.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, EQUIPMENT & OTHER:
Advanced written and oral communication skills, knowledge of curriculum, policy and procedure, management, accounting, interpersonal relations, evaluation, negotiation and use of technology.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
BUDGET AND/OR RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITY:
Responsible for managing the budget for Secondary Operations.
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. There are no special vision abilities required by this job.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Instructions for Applying:
All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online administrative application. The following will need to be uploaded with the application: cover letter; current resume, copy of principal/administrative license; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; copy of Place/Praxis test and three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor), and any other materials requested on the application to verify that individuals are eligible for a Colorado License from the Colorado Department of Education.
Questions concerning this posting should be addressed to Mrs. Toni Casados, Human Resources Manager - Staffing at (719) 423-3043.
Pueblo City Schools seeks to comply with state and/or federal law prohibiting discrimination in employment on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, sex (gender), age, genetic information, or disabilities in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its educational programs or activities. Inquiries regarding Pueblo City Schools' compliance may be referred to the Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Compliance Officer for Pueblo City Schools, 315 West 11th St., Pueblo, CO 81003 (710) 549-7162.
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