Assistant Superintendent, School Transformation

Pittsburgh, PA, US
Nov 20, 2017
The Assistant Superintendent, School Transformation will monitor and coordinate instructional activities, resources, structures, and processes related to Priority and Focus schools. The Assistant Superintendent, School Transformation will supervise and lead all functions of the School Transformation department and will coordinate with District leads to create individualized school level action plans and implement leadership development support structures. The Assistant Superintendent will provide coaching support to school leaders of Priority and Focus schools.

Reports To: Deputy Superintendent

Annual base salary of $132, 000, with the opportunity to earn an annual performance increment of up to $2, 000 as well as an annual achievement bonus of up to $10, 000.

FLSA Status: Exempt

Candidate must be committed to continuous improvement with the fundamental goal of advancing student achievement in an urban public school district. In addition, we are seeking candidates with the following educational and experiential requirements and knowledge, skills, and abilities:

- Pennsylvania Department of Education-issued Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility

- Master's degree in Education Leadership or other relevant discipline required

- At least 3 years as a school or district administrator required; transformation or turnaround experience in an urban school district preferred

- Ability to work cross-functionally across departments and engage multiple stakeholders in working toward a common goal

- Ability to lead teams of adults toward a common goal

- Must possess effective communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills

- Knowledgeable about change management and quickly able to establish credibility among team members including partners, peers, and executive leadership

- Must possess strong analytical, time management, and organizational skills

- Knowledge of district, state, and federal policies, guidelines, laws, and rules related to public school education and school-accountability

- Must possess knowledge of School Improvement programs and the ability to set strategic goals

Residency Requirements: No Residency Requirement

Essential Job Functions:
- Establish and implement a support strategy, that includes structures and processes, to increase academic achievement for all Priority and Focus schools

- Collaborate with school principals to create individualized action plans for each Priority and Focus school

- Develop a leadership growth and development structure for all school leaders supported by the School Transformation Department

- Monitor the progress of academic programs within the department and provide guidance and support as needed

- Coordinate services and resources needed to all Priority and Focus Schools

- Provide guidance and assistance to school principals to facilitate their work with students, staff and parents

- Research and review new ideas and programs, and make recommendations for needed program changes for schools supported by the School Transformation Department

- Ensure the implementation of a professional growth and development plan for all educators at Priority and Focus schools

- Monitor all academic, cultural, behavioral, and other relevant data points for Priority and Focus schools

- Lead support meetings and analyze all academic, cultural, behavioral, and other relevant data points for schools supported by the School Transformation Department to determine causes of low performance and advise on necessary school improvement efforts

- Serve as the evaluating supervisor for principals of Priority and Focus Schools

- Perform other duties as assigned Deputy Superintendent

The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities, career and technical education programs or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. It is the policy of the Pittsburgh School District to make all services, programs and activities available and to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please make requests for accommodations at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. For more information regarding accommodations, civil rights grievance procedures, please contact: Dr. Milton A. Walters, Office of Human Resources Employee Relations, 341 S. Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412-529-HELP (4357).