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Director of Secondary Education

Battle Creek Public Schools
Battle Creek, MI, US

Job Details

  • Position Type:
    Administration/ Director

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Battle Creek Public Schools

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    Untill Filled

  • District:
    Battle Creek Public Schools

  • At Battle Creek Public Schools, transformation is underway and excellence is on the rise!

    Battle Creek Public Schools (BCPS) is an urban school district located in Calhoun County, Michigan (conveniently located between Chicago and Detroit), serving the city of Battle Creek as well as parts of Emmett, Pennfield and Bedford townships, and the City of Springfield. With a bold goal of achieving 100% success for every Bearcat, we offer a broad range of education experiences to meet the individual needs of students at all levels, including experiential learning, individualized instruction, advanced and accelerated curricula, and outdoor education.

    In 2017, BCPS received an historic investment from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and we are continuing our transformation plan, advancing bold, top-to-bottom changes to provide a world-class career, college and community-ready education for every student, in every grade, at every school.

    We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits (including up to $20k in home purchase assistance), and opportunities for professional development. Apply now and join the Bearcat family. Believe in the Change!

    Position Summary

    The Director of Secondary Education formulates and implements a vision of effective instruction for grades 6-12. As a key member of the Superintendent"s instructional leadership team, the Director cooperates with other district administrators in providing strategic direction and implementing systemic improvement initiatives, as well as the professional development of principals, assistant principals and professional staff and is an effective supervisor and mentor for secondary principals and other administrators. The Director is to move secondary education improvement efforts forward toward the accomplishment of Board and District goals. The Director focuses on closing the achievement gap for traditionally underserved students, ensuring equity in graduation rates and in college and career readiness and cultivating diversity in leadership positions.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    This position reports to the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment. The Director directly supervises secondary principals (grades 6-12), administrators, and other professional staff within secondary education.

    Position Responsibilities
    • Focus the work of all secondary level personnel on ensuring that all students are college and career ready, with emphasis on equity for traditionally underserved student groups.
    • Personally mentors secondary principals and facilitates professional development for secondary staff, with attention to promoting cultural diversity among leadership positions.
    • Works in tandem with the Director of Elementary Education and the Director of Student Services to ensure the K12 articulation of curriculum and academic expectations, and to drive district wide instructional improvements in a coherent manner that supports Board and district goals.
    • Provide strong, direct instructional leadership to the schools and district. Review best practices with principals, provide information, and facilitate PD sessions for principals and other school leaders.
    • Engages in program related outreach to partners in the community, in business, and in higher education, with a goal of facilitating student"s successful transition into post-secondary institutions and careers.
    • Provides vision, direction, management and oversight for all aspects of the secondary program, including goals; budgets; Curriculum; student assessment; program evaluation; data collection and analysis; school improvement plans; compliance; and the selection, allocation, development and supervision of personnel.
    • Designs professional development strategies for building leaders with improvement in student performance as a primary objective and organizes and administers in-service educational programs as needed.
    • Assist building leaders to improve the delivery of instruction and the use of formative assessments to drive instruction.
    • Oversees all secondary committees dedicated to designing/providing professional development opportunities to District staff.
    • Work with Human Resources to help recruit and recommend individuals for teaching positions.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

    • Masters Degree in education or applicable field required.
    • Minimum of five years experience as an administrator required, including a minimum of three years as a building principal or administrator.
    • Five to ten years of progressively more responsible work experience in classroom instruction and curriculum development in an urban school district.
    • Current and valid Michigan Administrator Certification

    • Evidence of academic excellence, particularly in the area of critical thinking and logical expression.
    • Knowledge of current educational research and best practices.
    • Demonstrated skills in leadership and team building.
    • Demonstrated ability to supervise people.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan and present information to a variety of audiences.
    • Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze and interpret data; and then develop strategies and tactics to improve academic performance.
    • Ability to facilitate various size groups using facilitative leadership skills.
    • Led major district initiatives in the area of curriculum, instruction, program evaluation, grants and assessment.
    • Met requirements in Section 1246 of the Revised School Code concerning continued education and administrator certification
    • Three or more years work experience in classroom instruction and curriculum development in an urban school district
    • Demonstrated use of data in decision making processes
    • Documented success in improving student achievement for a school district
    • Proven team member with ability to motivate others to higher levels of performance
    • Highly effective organizational, interpersonal and leadership skills

    Salary : $112,909 - $117,493

    Contract : 12 Months (261 work days)

    School Safety Clearance
    The successful candidate will be subject to a fingerprint and background check as a condition of employment. All fees required for this check (estimated $73) are the responsibility of the successful applicant.

    The Battle Creek Public School District is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, handicap, sex, age, religion, national origin, weight, height or marital status in its employment practices.


    At Battle Creek Public Schools, transformation is underway and excellence is on the rise! As one of the best-paying districts for teachers in Southwest Michigan, we know that our teachers are the heart and soul of the district, so everything we do for our students begins with teachers. Join the Bearcat family and "Believe in the Change"!

    Company info
    3 W. Van Buren Street
    Battle Creek

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