CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS DIVISION
260 DAYS - 8 HOUR PER DAY
Funding Source: LOCAL
This is a Certified Administration Position
BASIC FUNCTION: Plans, organizes, leads, directs, and coordinates a variety of programs, projects, and activities related to the function of Academic Support Services: these functions include curriculum and instruction, accountability and school improvement, federal and special programs, program evaluation, student assessment, test development, educational research and public relations.
Provides technical expertise regarding assigned functions; formulates and develops policies and procedures; reviews and evaluates services and makes necessary adjustments.
Develops and continually assesses academic standards, content standards, and academic progress as they relate to measurable school performance and student outcomes.
Develops and implements long and short-term plans and activities including recommended prioritization of resources.
Directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files; assures accuracy of federal and state reporting in regard to the functions of Academic Support Services.
Communicates with other administrators, system employees, and contractors to coordinate activities and programs, resolves issues and conflicts, and exchanges information to assure effective and productive services.
Supervises and evaluates the performance of other executive staff; makes recommendations for assignments of personnel, coordinates and arranges for appropriate training for subordinates.
Develops and prepares the annual budget for Academic Support Services; analyzes and reviews budgetary and financial data; monitors and authorizes expenditures in accordance with established guidelines.
Monitors and reviews existing and proposed laws and regulations affecting Academic Support Services.
Substitutes, if assigned, in the absence of the superintendent.
Performs related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Planning, organization, and direction of the functions of the position.
Issues and concerns related to public education and the administration of a large urban school district.
Research based current curriculum, instruction, assessment, and staff development practices.
·Successful school improvement initiatives that close student achievement gaps.
Designing, organizing, and leading systemic change process.
Budget preparation and control.
Oral and written communication skills.
Principles and practices of both office and employee management.
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Recommend programs and policy guidelines.
Set priorities and measurable goals which are inclusive in both planning and implementation.
Plan, organize, and direct a variety of services comprising the functions of the position.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Analyze situations accurately, and adopt an effective course of action.
Meet schedules and timelines.
Work independently with little direction.
Plan and organize work.
Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
Maintain current knowledge of technological advances in the field.
Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements, and restrictions.
TRAINING, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE: A minimum of master’s degree in an education discipline or related field; appropriate educational certification; and five years increasingly responsible management experiences in one or more of the areas managed.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING
New Applicants applying for the first time should complete the State of Alabama on-line application and attaché a resumé. This application can be found on the website at www.alsde.edu/teachinAlabama. Attach this advertisement number to the online application. Current Employees and New Applicants must complete an Application for Advertised Vacancy form and a resumé and submit to Human Resources. Application for Advertised Vacancy and resume may be faxed to 251-221-6264 . Reflect job number on the form, and complete all spaces on the form. This form can be found on www.mcpss.com; click on Divisions, then Human Resources, then HR Forms (in the column on the left) select Application for Advertised Vacancy). ***All new employees must submit the results of a current Drug Screening Test
Previously advertised as Deputy Superintendent For Academic Support Services.