Senior Director, Elementary Education

Position Type:
Certificated Administration/Senior Director, Elementary Education

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Bargaining Unit: EXEMPT
Work Year: 244 days per year
Work Day: 8 hours per day
FTE: Full time, 1.0 FTE
Salary: $115,000 to $130,000 DOE

Job Summary
The Senior Director of Elementary education is responsible for overall supervision of elementary schools serving over 24,800 students. The position supervises elementary directors and support staff. This position is based at the ASD Education and reports directly to the Deputy Superintendent. This position has a retirement association with the Alaska Teachers' Retirement System (TRS).

Job Requirements
The following are required:
  1. A master's degree in public school administration or a related field.Valid Alaska type B administrative certificate with an endorsement in K-6 administration.Three years successful teaching experience.

Essential Job Functions
The successful candidate:
  1. Coordinates the design, implementation, and management of elementary level school programs for the Anchorage School District.Designs and implements administrative procedures for the administration of elementary schools.Works with unit principals to ensure each site has a viable and comprehensive safety plan and positive school discipline plan.Works with the Teaching and Learning and Assessment Departments to implement and assess programs.Articulates the elementary level program to the Anchorage School Board and community agencies and promotes public relations/public information among elementary schools.Recommends elementary level principal transfers, appointments, and assignments, and promotes professional growth for principals through staff development and staff evaluation.Ensures that elementary principals utilize data to guide the instructional program.Organizes and conducts elementary level principal meetings to ensure consistency in the various managements and administrative functions.Reviews the Elementary Education Department budget and assists in the preparation of the financial plan.Allocates elementary-level staff to the units within budgetary constraints and administers the Elementary Education Department budget by monitoring expenditures and recommending adjustments.Maintains working knowledge of and conducts principal training on pertinent elements of school law, Alaska law and regulations, and school board policy.Provides leadership and supervision of elementary directors.Oversees the Creating Successful Futures Program at Northwood Elementary School.Coaches directors and principals in instructional leadership.Maintains currency in teaching techniques and methods of instruction.Attends school board meetings as required.Prepares required school board memoranda and correspondence and other reports as required by the superintendent and the deputy superintendent.Provides information to the capital projects division to ensure the compatibility between the elementary level school program and the projects under construction.Investigates citizen complaints.Works to ensure that pupil transportation issues are resolved collaboratively with the schools and the Transportation Department.Reviews recommendations for expulsions and requests for readmission.Facilitates boundary task forces as appropriate.

Physical /Mental Demands
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure. The employee must have the ability to effectively manage the stress of working with students, parents, and other employees representing diverse cultures, personalities, and work styles in a dynamic work environment.

The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.

Work Environment
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.

While performing the duties of this job the employee may be regularly exposed to a video display. The employee may be exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional Job Information
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Anchorage School District (ASD) employees must possess the ability to read and write in English. This also includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, co-workers, and the public; as well as have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check in addition to the background check conducted through the certification process with the Alaska State Department of Education and Early Development (DEED).

This position may be required to work in ASD facilities on the military installations (JBER). Please visit for additional information.

The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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