Director of Early Childhood Education (2018-2019)

Job Title
Director of Early Childhood Education (2018-2019)

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District Name
Syracuse City School District

Certification(s)/Licensure(s) required

School District Leader

Posted on
Sep 14, 2018,12:01 AM EST

Expiry Date
Oct 05, 2018,11:59 PM EST

Job Description


The Syracuse City School District is undergoing a new phase of innovation and transformation with the goal of ensuring that all students graduate high school with the skills needed to be ready for college and career. For Syracuse, all means all - including students who fall behind or have been considered "hard to serve" for a host of reasons. The School Board and Syracuse community have charged Superintendent Jaime Alicea with improving student achievement, and he is seeking a dedicated team of school leaders and teachers to partner with him in moving the district toward its goals. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs, serving 21,000+ students Pre-K-12 of whom 77% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 18% are served by the Office of Special Education and 78% are students of color.


The job of Director was established for the purpose(s) of directing the delivery of programs and services at the respective school level through site administration; providing information and serving as a resources to others; achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing, and maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines; and serving as a member of the leadership team.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Elementary and Pre-K-8 Schools


The Director will be expected to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. other administrators, auditors, public agencies, community members, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs;
  • Compiles data from a variety of sources and shares with the Assistant Superintendent for the purpose of developing and/or evaluating school programs and/or complying with financial, legal and/or administrative requirements.
  • Works with the Assistant Superintendent to coordinate operations within the Pre-Kindergarten (e.g. testing, personnel, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring district objectives are achieved and resources are effectively utilized.
  • Directs department operations, the maintenance of services and the implementation of new programs and/or processes (e.g. personnel, budgets, etc.) for the purpose of providing services within established timeframes and in compliance with related requirements.
  • Provides input to the Assistant Superintendent on the evaluation of programs and/or projects (e.g. curriculum, standardized testing, drug education, etc.) for the purpose of carrying out and achieving objectives within area of responsibility.
  • Facilitates meetings, workshops, seminars, etc. (e.g. personnel actions, financial procedures, regulatory requirements, actions involving outside agencies, inter-district needs, etc.) for the purpose of identifying issues, developing recommendations, supporting other staff, and serving as a District representative.
  • Manages a wide variety of programs (e.g. school improvement, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring district compliance with established guidelines.
  • Monitors budget allocations, expenditures and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, revenues are recorded, expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Performs personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel, and achieving objectives within budget.
  • Researches a variety of topics (e.g. current practices, instructional materials, methods, curriculum guidelines, etc.) for the purpose of developing new programs and/or master plans.
  • Performs additional related duties as required.


  • Job-related experience within specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Master's Degree in job related area
  • Minimum of 5 years as a successful School Principal at the respective area of supervision
  • Prior demonstration of exemplary attendance is expected of any candidate for hire.
  • Training and or experience with Culturally Relevant Education (preferred)
  • City Residents are encouraged to apply!


New York State Certificate in Education Administration (School District Leader)


To be determined per the Unit 2 contractual agreement


All applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday, October 5, 2018.

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