Job Description

    Executive Director of Education (School Turnaround/TSI-Targeted School Improvement) JobID: 19751
  • Position Type:
    Administration/Administrator For

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    District Administration Center - Glendale, AZ

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:

  •   Additional Information:
    Position Title: Executive Director of Education (School Turnaround/TSI-Targeted School Improvement)

    Department: K-12 Student Services
    Supervisor: Chief Student Services Officer
    Term of Employment: 12 Months — One year term with possibility of extension dependent on program needs and district funding.
    Salary Classification: Administrative Salary Schedule

    Job Summary: The Executive Director of Education will supervise Elementary and High School Principals and assigned Directors. This individual also assumes responsibility for school-based programs, personnel evaluation, and school improvement.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Provides leadership and oversight for:
      • administrative goal setting, professional development, and evaluation practices, with special emphasis on instructional supervision and improvement.
      • both short-term and long-range planning in alignment with site improvement plans.
      • campus specific turnaround including but not limited to targeted school improvement.
    • Oversees site specific safety, crisis management, security, and welfare of students and staff.
    • Responsible for performance evaluation of assigned principals and programs.
    • Responsible for improving student achievement at assigned schools.
    • Assists with developing, implementing, and monitoring comprehensive planning and communications to assure a carefully articulated educational program, consistent with the District’s exit outcomes and Strategic Plan for student achievement.
    • Directly supervises schools with regular visits to school classrooms, along with Departments and programs.
    • Provides ongoing support and consultation to site administrators.
    • Serves as the liaison between site administration, human resources, and academic services for staffing needs specific to both enrollment and programs.
    • Coordinates materials and resource distribution for assigned schools.
    • Provides service and leadership on District committees and task forces.
    • Creates opportunities for involvement for staff, parents, and the community in the improvement of educational programs.
    • Prepares reports for the Board, Superintendent, and Cabinet members.
    • Assists in the development and administration of school and related departmental budgets.
    • Monitors and implements federal, state, and Governing Board policies.
    • Prepares required federal and state reports and surveys.
    • Performs other tasks and assumes additional responsibilities as the Chief Student Services Officer may deem appropriate.
    Knowledge and Skills:
    • Demonstrated expertise in school improvement.
    • Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county, and city statutes, rules, policies, and procedures.
    • Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures.
    • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, community members and others having business with the school district.
    • Must possess outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
    • Demonstrated excellence as an instructional leader, including experience in developing strategies for continuous improvement of learning and teaching.
    • Experience in the development of policy, procedures, and communications which foster a positive, safe, and productive school climate.
    • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    • Master's Degree in education and a minimum of five (5) years successful experience as a building or district level administrator in a culturally diverse learning environment OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.

    Other Requirements:
    • Must hold or be eligible for appropriate Arizona administrative certification.
    • Must hold or be eligible to obtain an Arizona IVP Fingerprint Card.
    • A clear commitment to the highest ethical principles; ability to serve as a role model for leadership in the District and community.
    • Ability to work flexible hours.
    Essential Functions:
    Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the above tasks, duties, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.
    Terms of Employment:
    • Exempt Status
    • 12 months (248 days)
    • Discretionary & Vacation Leave
    • Benefits per Board Policy
    • Participation in Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)

    Supervises: Assigned Principals

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