EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SCHOOLS (#3223283)

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Burlington Public Schools

Burlington, Vermont ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3761211
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 22, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Burlington School District

The Burlington School District believes a diverse and culturally proficient faculty and staff are pivotal to the creation of a strong learning and working environment that supports student achievement and success. BSD administrators lead inclusive school communities with our vision: "Cultivating caring, creative, and courageous people. - Join the journey.”

 

A. SCOPE OF WORK: The executive director will create a sustainable principal development system alignment to the BSD School Leaders Framework.  The key areas of responsibility include: 

  • Supervision of 12 Principals
  • Development and implementation of a principal professional learning program.
  • Development and implementation of an assistant principal professional learning program.
  • Development of an aspiring principals program for BSD staff interested in school leadership.
  • Additionally, this position will be responsible for aspects of recruitment, hiring and retention of principals, paying particular attention to Strategic Plan Priority Area 4 : Educators Who Look Like Our Students.
  • Attend and participate as needed in BSD Board meetings.
  • In coordination with district leaders create and communicate a culture of equity, build shared leadership, and develop a culture of continuous improvement.

B. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This section outlines the fundamental job functions that must be performed in this position.  This includes: 

  • Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements 
  • Physical and Mental/Reasoning Requirements 
  • Work Environment 

These areas state the underlying requirements that an employee must meet in order to perform these essential functions.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations may be made to qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

  1. Supervises and supports principals to foster deeper learning, to reduce racial, enthnic, and ability-based disparities, and to create equitable and anti-racist schools.
  2. Helps principals and assistant principals grow as instructional leaders.
  3. Coaches and supports individual principals and engage in effective professional learning strategies to help principals and assistant principals grow as instructional leaders.
  4. Uses evidence of principals’ effectiveness to determine necessary improvements in principals’ practice to foster a positive educational environment that supports the diverse cultural and learning needs of students.
  5. Engages principals in the formal district principal evaluation process in ways that help them grow as instructional leaders. Support principals in the formal evaluation process of their assistant principals.
  6. Advocates for and informs the coherence of organizational vision, policies and strategies to support schools and student learning. 
  7. Assists the district in ensuring schools are culturally/socially responsive and have equitable access to resources necessary for the success of each student. 
  8. Engages in their own development and continuous improvement to help principals grow as instructional leaders.  
  9. Embeds learning and coaching to help principals and assistant principals develop essential mindsets to build a school culture that is focused on advancing instructional practices that accelerate student learning, improve student outcomes and reduce disparities.
  10. Leads strategic change that continuously elevates the performance of schools and sustains high-quality educational programs and opportunities across the district. 
  11. Develops an aspiring principals program to ensure professional growth opportunities for staff interested in school leadership.

C. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Education: 
    1. Minimum Required: A Master’s degree in education leadership
    2. Licensure: VT Principal and Superintendent’s License 
  • Experience:  
    1. Minimum Required: Successful experience as a principal. 
    2. Experience with staff supervision
  • Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities: (See bolded, underlined header:)



















 

Working knowledge: Sufficient familiarity with the subject to know basic principles and terminology and to understand and solve simple problems.

 

General knowledge: Sufficient knowledge of a field to perform most work in normal situations. The work calls for comprehension of standard situations and includes knowledge of most of the significant aspects of the subject.

 

Thorough knowledge: Advanced knowledge of the subject matter. The work calls for sufficient comprehension of the subject area to solve unusual as well as common work problems, to be able to advise on technical matters and to serve as a resource on the subject for others in the organization.

 

Comprehensive knowledge: Requires complete mastery and understanding of the subject. This term should be used sparingly and only for unusually exacting or responsible positions required to originate hypotheses, concepts, or approaches.


  • List Specific Skills And/Or Abilities Required:
    1. Demonstrate cultural competence with diverse groups across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, class, and sexuality
    2. Demonstrated success in program planning/management and training/facilitation
    3. Experience writing concise and accurate reports and records
    4. Experience analyzing and reporting data, and working with principals to do this with their staff

Candidate applications must include the following:

    1. Resume
    2. Cover letter: discuss and provide clear evidence of your knowledge and critical skills 
    3. Transcripts: Bachelors degree and all Masters degree/continuing education courses
    4. Three written references

Interested individuals must indicate interest in this position by submitting an application through Schoolspring.com (#         ).

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Burlington School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Administrator > Principal/Dean/Head of School
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    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Burlington School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Christopher Celotto
    • 150 Colchester Ave
    • Burlington, Vermont 05401

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