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Helena School District Assistant Superintendent - Elementary in Helena, Montana

Assistant Superintendent - Elementary JobID: 2197

+ + Position Type:

Administration/ Assistant Superintendent

  • Date Posted:

    5/4/2021

  • Location:

    All Elementary Schools

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ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT - ELEMENTARY

The Helena Public Schools is seeking an Assistant Elementary Superintendent to provide leadership for critical student intervention activities for educational programs and remediation efforts as a result of the COVID19 pandemic. This position will be integral in recalibrating our educational delivery models, ensuring parent and community engagement and facilitating post-pandemic student learning strategies that not only bridge post-pandemic learning models, but facilitates the growth and evolution of education in the Helena Community.

Qualifications: Master's degree or higher in Educational Leadership or Curriculum and Instruction; AND experience in leading elementary curricular and instructional initiatives at the building and/or district level, Must hold a valid Montana Administrator's certification with appropriate administrative endorsements upon hire, Superintendent endorsement is preferred by not required. Minimum of five years' elementary principal experience. Preferred Qualifications include: experience as a school district central office administrator, experience working with Montana laws, policies/regulations, and school finance.

Salary begins at $101,578 depending on qualifications and experience serving a 260 day contract. A comprehensive benefit package is also included.

Required application materials include: completed district online application, cover letter, resume, copy of Montana administrative license or letter of status of licensure and college transcripts.

Applications accepted immediately. Position will close May 19, 2021. Helena School District # 1 is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

District online application is available at: https://helenaschools.org/departments/human-resources/join-our-team/

Contact Information:

Helena Public Schools Human Resources Office 55 South Rodney Street Helena, Montana 59601 Phone: (406) 324-2012

E-mail: recruit@helenaschools.org

Job Description ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT - ELEMENTARY

OVERVIEW: The Assistant Elementary Superintendent of Schools oversees the operation of the school district and supports the superintendent, by working with directors, coordinators, principals, and building staff to build vision, set priorities, and develop long and short-range plans for the day-to-day operation of the school district. This includes, but is not limited to, various programs, policy and procedure, special projects, and supervising building principals. This position reports directly to the Superintendent. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • VISION, CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT, AND FOCUS OF DISTRICT WORK: Assistant Superintendent shall help establish a vision, expect continuous improvement, and develop a focused plan for achieving district goals. Effective Assistant Superintendents help facilitate the establishment of a vision for their districts. They articulate this vision clearly, creating a description of what the district can become. This vision drives the district’s work.

  • Assists the Superintendent in overseeing the operation of the school district.

  • Works with directors, coordinators, principals, and building staffs to build vision, set priorities, and develop long and short-range plans for the day to-day operation of the school district.

  • Assists principals and district level administrators in the development of leadership skills.

  • Attends Board of Trustee meetings.

  • COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION: Assistant Superintendent shall communicate effectively to help lead and collaborate with major stakeholders, make informed decisions, and maintain focus on the district goals.

Establish expectations for collaboration, compliance with district policy and procedures, and quality continuous improvement.

  • Works effectively with parents to address needs and concerns.

  • Communicates and provides direction for all building staffs to ensure quality performance at all levels.

  • Assists in moving the district forward to achieve instructional and operational goals.

  • Provides leadership for positive conflict resolution for schools, parents, student, and staff.

  • POLICIES AND GOVERNANCE: Assistant Superintendent shall help identify, prioritize, recommend, and follow policies and governance procedures that support success. Will oversee grants and federal reporting requirements related to student achievement data.

  • Provides leadership in the development, writing, and implementation of policies and procedures for the school district.

  • Ensures that the district operations are in compliance with federal, state and local requirements and reflect the best thinking and practices of educators and professionals in their respective fields.

  • Oversees the development of the Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) and assists the other administrators and staff with grant acquisition.

  • Organizes and leads committees as requested by Superintendent.

  • Works with district and building administrators to establish and implement the School and District Continuous Improvement Process and Plan.

  • Supervises and/or completes reports to the Montana Office of Public Instruction.

  • Troubleshoots unanticipated problems related to the operation of the school district.

  • INSTRUCTION: The Assistant Superintendent shall help with the creation of instructional systems designed for student achievement. The Assistant Superintendent shall work with the Superintendent while placing a primary focus on improving instruction and enhancing student achievement.

  • Assists in creating a district culture and expectations that support effective data-based decision making at all levels of the system.

  • Works with district and building administrators to identify, collect, analyze, and use relevant data to identify strengths to sustain and weaknesses to address.

  • Promotes, supports, and uses research-based best practices for curriculum design and instruction.

  • Attends meetings of K-12 principals, Central Office, District Leadership Team, and any other as delegated by the Superintendent.

  • Responsible for curriculum instruction and materials for the district.

    E. RESOURCES: The Assistant Superintendent will develop and oversee curriculum and operational budgets and manage the necessary resources to support of district goals for instruction and achievement. Assistant Superintendent takes actions to achieve district goals and support Iindividuals at all levels in the district. Helps to organize the district to provide leaders appropriate authority within their scope of work to make decisions and implement initiatives. The Assistant Superintendent allocates adequate and equitable resources across the district.

  • Supervises the performance of those delegated by the Superintendent.

  • Assists the Superintendent in overseeing the development and distribution of building and department budgets and manage expenditures as requested.

  • Oversees the selection of principals and creates opportunity for school-community based engagements while selecting such.

  • Provides leadership for the study of enrollment patterns and demographics and works with administrators in developing possible changes in attendance areas, assignment of staff and service quality.

  • Plans for resources required for the future to support operations, personnel, and facilities and develops updates on school district operations.

  • Serves as liaison to various community, higher education institutions, and other school district projects and groups within the county and within the state.

  • Seeks outside resources and recognitions for the school district by supporting staff that apply for grants and awards.

  • Conducts studies on areas of operation and efficiency for quality improvement.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of and skills in interpreting applicable federal and state laws and developing district policies and procedures.

  • Knowledge and experience of prek-5 education including data and assessment, professional learning communities, student growth and elementary community building.

  • Knowledge of current principles and methods of public-school management and instructional methods; comprehensive knowledge of school law, and school district organization.

  • Demonstrated strong leadership skills and the ability to inspire, motivate, and challenge the status quo.

  • Lead and deliver, encourage initiatives, build a sense of common purpose, and empower others.

  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, and direct a variety of complex technical operations involving efforts of multiple specialized units of a broad management program for a large school district.

  • Ability to collect, interpret, and analyze complex technical data, as well as identify potential problems, evaluate alternative solutions, and prepare sound recommendations.

  • Ability to make difficult decisions, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing in day-to-day interactions, presentations and through situations of conflict and potential challenging situations.

  • Skill in organizational management provide effective administration of duties.

  • Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to present oneself in a professional manner while conducting all aspects of job duties.

  • Ability to create and nurture effective long-standing relationships with community partners, colleagues and parents while navigating difficult situations.

  • Ability to identify elements of risk and conflict and effectively engage parties while maintaining professionalism and collaboration.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree or higher in Educational Leadership or Curriculum and Instruction; AND

  • Experience in leading elementary curricular and instructional initiatives at the building and/or district level,

  • Valid Montana Administrator's certification with appropriate administrative endorsements upon hire, Superintendent endorsement is preferred by not required.

  • Minimum of five years' elementary principal experience

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience as a school district central office administrator.

  • Experience working with Montana laws, policies/regulations, and school finance.

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for supervising building level principals, directors and program coordinators as directed by the Superintendent. QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here 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 frequently required to sit, walk, stand and talk and hear. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally push or lift up to 50 lbs such as boxes of books and AV/VCR carts. The employee is directly responsible for safety, well-being, or work output of other people. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision. Frequently driving and the ability to work in multiple locations is performed while meeting the demands of this job. Occasionally, yet essential to this position, the individual must meet deadlines with severe time constraints, interacting with the public and other workers. Occasionally, the position requires the employee to work irregular or extended hours. WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment ranges from very quiet to boisterous and loud. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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