Associate Superintendent of School Leadership RB 17-348

Location
Buffalo, NY, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 12, 2018
Ref
3684
Title: Associate Superintendent of School Leadership RB 17-348
ID: 3684
Department: Other
Location: School Location
Division: Instructional
Description

BOARD OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
BUFFALO , NEW YORK 14202



RECRUITMENT BULLETIN 17-348

TITLE: ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP
STATUS: EXEMPT
DATE: MAY 11, 2018


POSITION : The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kriner Cash is interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates for the position of:

ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOL LEADERSHIP

DISTRICT OVERVIEW:

Under the leadership of Superintendent Kriner Cash, the Buffalo Public Schools has entered into the New Education Bargain with Students and Parents.

Currently, the Buffalo Public Schools is accepting applications from a diverse group of dedicated and engaged individuals to accept leadership roles throughout the District's 59 schools and Central Office to serve the academic, emotional and physical needs of approximately 34,000 students through the essential elements of the New Education Bargain as designated below.

APPLICATION : Candidates interested in applying must complete an online application on the district web site at: www.buffaloschools.org/jobs

Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, we cannot guarantee that your application was received. You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email.

QUALIFICATIONS :

Candidates must have a Master's degree, and a New York State School District Administrator (SDA), or School District Leader (SDL) certificate by the time of appointment. Candidates must have a minimum of eight (8) years combined certificated teaching and supervisory experience, with a minimum of five (5) years at the supervisory level. Candidates with prior administrative experience in an urban school district with a large racially and ethnically diverse population are preferred.

POSITION:

The Associate Superintendent of School Leadership will play a crucial role in ensuring that BPS realizes it mission of college and career readiness for all students in Buffalo. Each Associate Superintendent of School Leadership will supervise and support approximately 15 schools, evaluating the principals of the schools and overseeing and supporting all school improvement activities. This position represents one of the district's key levers for turning around the lowest performing schools and supporting continuous improvement in all schools.

Associate Superintendents of Schools will act as thought partner, problem solver, and change agent to internal and external stakeholders with an unwavering commitment to getting the job done.

REPORTING

The Associate Superintendents of School Leadership report directly to the Superintendent of Schools. Each Associate Superintendent of School Leadership will supervise approximately 15 Principals.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Specifically, the Associate Superintendent of School Leadership will be responsible for the following:

Strategy
  • Work with fellow cabinet members to organize district-wide efforts and resources to support district's strategy for school turnaround, school improvement, and instruction and supports for students.
  • Work with fellow cabinet members and staff to monitor implementation of district's strategy for school turnaround, school improvement, and instruction and supports for students and adjust strategy as needed.
  • Work with fellow cabinet members and staff to refine and design new schools and programs when applicable.
  • Oversee and direct all aspects of funding and programming for Priority Schools.
  • Serve as the district's primary supervisor of and support provider for approximately 15 schools.
  • Work with fellow cabinet members and staff to create a system that uses data to establish a culture of data-based decision making; build capacity to use data collaboratively, continuously and effectively to improve teaching and learning.


Instructional Leadership
  • Help principals identify staff and student needs and suggest leadership strategies to promote continuous improvement in performance.
  • Conduct meetings with principals that focus on student achievement, student support, operations, parent and community involvement, data use, principal leadership.
  • Facilitate the professional development to principals and assistant principals (Leadership Institutes, Learning Walks, Probationary Administrators' Meetings, Summer Retreat, Monthly Principals Meetings).
  • Work with school leaders to ensure expertise in analyzing school data.
  • Assist building leadership to review recommendations from DTSDE reports and translate recommendations to SCEPs and SIGs.


School Supervision
  • Evaluate principals' performance and make tenure recommendations for probationary principals.
  • Prepare and oversee Principal Improvement Plans.
  • Assist principals in performance management concerns with staff.
  • Work with Associate Superintendent of Human Resources to interview and recommend assignments of new principals and assistant principals.
  • Work with principals and Human Resources to oversee the Teacher Improvement Plan process at the school level.
  • Review and evaluate writing and implementation of the School Comprehensive Educational Plan (SCEP) for effectiveness, and for integration with the District Comprehensive Improvement Plan (DCIP).
  • Oversee all school monitoring activities required by State.


Management
  • Work with fellow cabinet members to supervise a team to address principals' questions or concerns related to curriculum and instruction, professional development, human resources, operations, facilities, and finance.
  • Oversee the development of the template for the SCEP; review and approve all SCEPs and SIGs.
  • Plan and implement SCEP Peer Review process sessions for school teams.
  • Work with school leaders to develop budgets, identify appropriate resources, and approve financial plans.
  • Work with central office and school level administrators to facilitate resolving school-level grievances.
  • Oversee and monitor the Extended Learning Opportunity Program in schools.
  • Act as designee for Superintendent.
  • Other duties as assigned


School Community Relations
  • Collaborate with school partners.
  • Communicate with parents regarding school complaints and related issues.
  • Oversee and communicate to the community regarding school reconstruction projects.
  • Attend District Parenting Coordinating Council meetings.


KEY COMPETENCIES:
Individuals serving as Associate Superintendent of School Leadership will demonstrate the following:
  • Strategic vision and courage to ensure that all students achieve
  • Ability to work collaboratively to support school turnaround and school improvement
  • Strong instructional leadership capabilities
  • Strong management, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop, execute, and monitor impact of plans for school turnaround and improvement
  • Proficiency managing a data-based, change-management process, and expertise in assessing, understanding and using data to identify a change in instructional practice that will accelerate learning for all students
  • Knowledge of current research on successful turnaround practices


APPOINTMENT : Appointment will be made by the Superintendent following assessment of training, experience, credentials and evaluation of service. Personal interviews shall be scheduled where appropriate.

SALARY : By contractual agreement.

FUNDING : Pending funding

FINAL DATE
FOR FILING : Until Filled


DR. KRINER CASH
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS




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