The Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22-000 students and 70 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. The district has approved the placement of an Interim Deputy Superintendent and this position will remain interim while the district undergoes the search process for the permanent Superintendent of the district. Upon the hire of the permanent Superintendent- there will be a search commenced for the permanent Deputy Superintendent.
With four Head Start/preschool schools- 28 elementary schools- 7 middle schools- and 5 college and career academies/high schools- we are the fifth largest district in the state of Kansas and our student population is made up of about 50% Hispanic- 29% African-American- 11% White- and 7% Asian. To serve our students- the district employs approximately 4-000 employees including more than 1-600 teachers.
The vision of the Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation. Our goal is that -Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on track and on time for success.- To help our students achieve this goal- the district is implementing a district-wide initiative called Diploma+.
JOB GOAL: The Interim Deputy Superintendent/Chief of Schools- reporting directly to the Interim Superintendent- plans- directs and reviews the activities and operations of the offices and schools- including assessing needs- developing programs- and implementing services for students; coordinates the efforts of federal- state- and local agencies- parents- and division supervisors to provide the services needed by students as determined by District staff. The Interim Deputy Superintendent/Chief of Schools should exhibit knowledge and skills in effective leadership- strategic planning- change leadership- and management.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Oversee and supervise assigned school leaders ensuring that all team members are accountable for meeting clear expectations that ensures that every child---in every school and every neighborhood---has access to a world-class learning experience resulting in graduation from High School- college and career-ready. • Provides strategic leadership in the design- planning and implementation and evaluation of goals- short and long-range plans- and programs in the areas of school improvement plans and overall school performance. • Gathers- analyzes and interprets data to make recommendations for ongoing improvement. • Provides leadership for the District initiatives in the areas of learning and teaching- organizational development- transformation- and technology to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of services. • Complete the leadership- direction and evaluation of Administrators as assigned by the Interim Superintendent. • Supervises and conducts personnel administration duties for direct subordinates- including hiring and termination- evaluating- assigning special duties- monitoring attendance and travel reports- and granting leave. • Determines the type of programs needed by schools and makes appropriate recommendations; addresses the needs of staff. • Provide leadership in the analysis of data regarding the effectiveness of school district programming. • Maintain a cutting-edge awareness of promising practices and innovations in programs and policies for teaching- learning- and school design that can be utilized/implemented to increase student achievement of all categories of students • Lead the identification- recruitment and selection of new school administrators that are committed to a standard of excellence and can bring results. • In collaboration with the Interim Superintendent’s executive leadership team- develops a network strategy for implementation of the district’s instructional vision and is accountable for implementing initiatives and strategies aligned with District goals and priorities that improve learning opportunities for all students. • Develop- articulate and enact a compelling vision and theory of action for school leadership and transformation. • Lead the change management process- which focuses on transforming schools and represents specifically defined annual increases in student achievement. • Collaborate with assigned administrators and their teams to assess the needs of their schools through the analysis of data and student outcomes in the development of School Improvement Plans. • Increase student achievement on measures that account for college & career readiness; eliminate achievement gaps. • Increase the high school graduation rate and ensure every child graduates college and career-ready as evidenced by state and local assessments and other measures as appropriate. • Continually monitors student achievement- using multiple sources of data- and recommends actions and initiatives to foster continuous improvement in student achievement. • In collaboration with assigned school administrators- foster meaningful relationships with families and community partners to provide holistic support for students under our charge within and across schools- respond to opportunities and challenges presented by an ethnically and culturally diverse community and create a strong neighborhood support structure to ensure all students are achieving. • Communicate with all assigned leaders including Instructional Improvement Officers- Supervisors and school administrators- on a regular basis and ensure effective systems and structures are in place to maintain a results-focused- efficient drive toward student achievement goals. • Develop assigned school administrators- through network meetings- individual job-embedded coaching- that is focused on instructional leadership. • Per the Interim Superintendent’s direction- work with assigned school officials and leaders to develop high-performing network teams of principals who leverage one another’s strengths and support one another in achieving shared goals. • Coordinate with District staff to provide tools- services- and strategies for differentiated school-level support for principals and instructional leadership teams that drive school improvement. • Manage- approve and appropriate budgets relative to school improvement and student achievement. • Develop and prepare a budget that ensures programs and services designed to increase student achievement are appropriate and all funding sources maximized. • Directs allocated funds needed for staffing- equipment- materials and supplies; supervises the writing of grants and other applications to support educational services. • Develop and prepare annual budget in alignment with legal requirements and District priorities. • Analyze and review budgetary and financial data; monitor and authorize expenditures in accordance with established guidelines. • Maintains positive- productive and effective relationships with principal supervisors- principals- and supervisors and other instructional staff and district administrators. • Supervise and cultivate Instructional Leaders to ensure the development of high performing school teams that integrate a data-driven- equity-focused- and multi-tiered approach to increasing student achievement.
QUALIFICATIONS: • Master’s in Education Administration or related field. Doctorate degree preferred. • Minimum 7 years of management experience in K-12 school administration- including knowledge of academic and accountability testing. • Must possess or be able to obtain Kansas District Leadership license through the Kansas State Department of Education to accept this temporary assignment.
COMMUNICATION / ORGANIZATION: Maintains communication with internal and external stakeholders such as Board of Education- Educational Agencies- Federal/State/Local agencies- teachers- other school personnel- parents/guardians- businesses and community to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students. Compiles data for statistical purposes. Maintains confidentiality regarding district records. Ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication. Includes giving instructions- assignments- or directions to subordinates or assistants as needed to carry out 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. Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable- functional- structural- or composite characteristics of data- people- or things.
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. 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.
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 research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Interim assignment until the selection process has been completed to hire a new Superintendent
SALARY: Based on KCKPS Administrator Salary Schedule
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORT TO: Interim Superintendent
EVALUATION: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy.
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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- disability or any other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations.
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