Executive Director of School Support





JOB GOAL: The Executive Director of School Support- reporting directly to the Deputy Superintendent/Chief of Schools- oversees the management aspects of the district’s K-12 schools- includes the of tasks related directly to student achievement. Supervises departments including Student Services- Alternative Schools- Special Education and English Language Learners. Assists the Instructional Improvement Officers with monitoring the performance of schools- mentoring and coaching principals through problem solving techniques.  Assist parents and school personnel in resolving issues. 



  • Assists Instructional Improvement Officers with management issues of a non-academic nature including building maintenance- finance- human relations- transportation- parent communication- employee communication- food service- and any other management issues outside of student achievement and curriculum.
  • Supervise the operational services in Student Services- Alternative Schools- English Language Learners and Special Education.
  • Visits local schools and provide technical support and direction to Instructional Improvement Officers and school personnel to ensure the successful implementation of the best management practices in areas not directly related to student achievement.
  • Plans and organizes methods and procedures for disseminating information on system-wide policies and procedures related to various operational issues.
  • Ensures compliance of assigned schools with all pertinent federal and state regulations and requirements related to school operations.
  • Works cooperatively with the IIO assigned to the school.
  • Organizes area resources and personnel to ensure a direct coaction to improvement of school management.
  • Serves as a central administration contact for parents- and attends staff meetings as directed and needed.
  • Refers appropriate matters to pertinent central office units and divisions.
  • Serves as chairperson and members of committees and project teams as needed.
  • Prepares and submits reports- formative and summative data- plans and surveys concerning assigned schools.
  • Requires some evening and weekend work.
  • Performs other related duties as directed by the Deputy Superintendent/Chief of Schools.



Specific Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Administration from accredited college/university.
  • Kansas certified District or Building licensure or eligible to obtain.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a turnaround school principal or building/district educational leader- preferred.
  • Previous experience in special education- student services- or alternative schools- preferred or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge- skills- and abilities.

COMMUNICATION / ORGANIZATION:  Maintains communication with school personnel- and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students. Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties.


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written- oral- diagram- or schedule form.


LANGUAGE SKILLS: Functions of the job include: pertinent laws- codes- policies- and/or regulations; personnel processes; curriculum adoption process; program planning and development; and learning styles and curriculum models. Ability is required to schedule a number of activities- meetings- and/or events; often gather- collate- and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate to significant.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   While performing the duties of this job- the employee is regularly required to sit- walk- stand and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision- distance vision- and depth perception.  Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle.  Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally- and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to lift- carry- push and pull or otherwise move objects- including the human body. 


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and is a standard acceptable level for this environment.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:  Ability to apply knowledge of current local- state- federal laws- school board policies- and procedures and standards related to K-12 education. 



SALARY:           Based on KCKPS Salary Schedule              


REPORT TO:     Deputy Superintendent/Chief of Schools         

EVALUATION:  Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  The individual currently holding this position performs additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.  


Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  KCKPS does not discriminate on the basis of race- religion- color- national origin- sex- age- tenure- disability or any other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations.


SIGNATURES:  This job description has been approved by all levels of management:


Administrator _______________________________________________


Human Resources ___________________________________________


Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.


Employee _________________________________    Date ____________



Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 06/10/2019

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Employer Information

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools USD 500 www.kckps.org

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is an exceptional urban system using an array of innovative teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students with a vigorous professional development program designed to support our teachers.


Employer Address: 2010 N. 59th St. Kansas City, Kansas

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