Senior Director, Elementary School Leadership (2 positions)

  • Position Type:
    Administrator - Directors & Other Educational/Senior Director, Elementary School Leadership
  • Date Posted:
  • Location:
    School Leadership - Elementary
  • Closing Date:
    Open until filled
  • First review of candidates will begin May 13, 2019


    Supervisor: Executive Director, Elementary School Leadership Employment Period: 12 months Employment Status: Full-time (1 position is grant-funded) Salary (G-223): Commensurate with experience Start Date: July 2019


    Position is responsible for assisting in building the capacity of administrators to improve the conditions of teaching and learning in assigned elementary schools. The director will have decision making power to address day-to-day academic and operational school issues and will be responsible for ensuring the district's mission and goals are achieved. Collaboration with multiple departments to ensure consistency of practice and use of resources will be essential as this position works continuously to improve the skills and knowledge base of elementary school administrators.


    • Coaches and supports elementary administrators in goal setting, planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of action plans that will guide school leaders in meeting their instructional leadership objectives and for their schools to meet performance targets.
    • Plans and leads high quality and relevant learning experiences for elementary administrators to guide the implementation of effective instructional programs.
    • Conducts regular formal and informal classroom walk-throughs aligned to student achievement and strategic goals.
    • Provides feedback on successful leadership practices, such as effective management of instructional staff, use of data, and establishment of school culture.
    • Attends school-based meetings and events to foster a culture of engagement with staff, families, and community.
    • Responds to parent and community issues and concerns.
    • Assists in the screening, interviewing and assigning of administrative personnel
    • Assists in analyzing school/student achievement data to guide principals in developing strategies for improvement.
    • Builds the instructional leadership capacity of principals with particular focus on instruction, data analysis, aligned interventions, community, and culture.
    • Creates a culture of inquiry and mutual accountability among the elementary administrators.
    • Visits schools on a regular basis to monitor day-to-day operations.
    • Coordinates and supervises elementary summer school programs.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Elementary School Leadership or other appropriate administrators.

    • Initiates and maintains effective relationships with other school divisions and professional societies to maintain a current knowledge about comprehensive student support systems.
    • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

    • Must possess a Masters degree and hold or be eligible for a Virginia License in Administration and Supervision; Doctoral degree preferred.
    • At least three years of experience as an elementary school principal; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities.
    • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, and direct a comprehensive program of student support.
    • Must possess excellent leadership, supervisory, interpersonal, and communication skills.
    • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents/guardians, the community, and administrative staff.
    • Must have skill in creating effective teams and assisting, developing and supporting staff.
    • Must have the ability to set goals and long range plans for large programs and to review and evaluate the overall effectiveness of large programs.
    • Must have the ability to develop and administer system-wide budgets, policies and programs.
    • Must be able to develop policies, procedures and standards for services offered and the ability to accurately interpret state and federal regulations and school policies and their potential effects on student support systems.
    • Must have a thorough knowledge of the cognitive, affective, social and physical development of school children, the organization and communication channels of public school systems, the principles of effective leadership and supervision, organization and administration.


    The following information is required to be considered for the position:
    • Resume (required)
    • Feedback on reference forms from all persons listed as references (minimum of three)

    Only complete applications will be considered.

    Hampton City Schools does not discriminate in employment against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability or other protected class. Personnel decisions are based on merit and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669; (757) 727-2300. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.

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