POSITION PURPOSE: Conducts the development and supervision of instructional programs, academic operations, staff development, curriculum planning, and other related functions. Assists the Superintendent as a Deputy in the development of educational philosophy, long term strategic planning, and policies. Reports to the Superintendent
Directs, plans, coordinates, and implements a comprehensive instructional and technology services program for the District in support of teaching and learning goals and educational needs. Provides assistance to the Superintendent as needed for long term academic planning, implementation, and development of policies and procedures for the District.
Directs academic operations and administration of instructional services staff.
Supervises student assessment and tests data analysis programs.
Directs technology services including IT planning, network services, hardware, software and training.
Provides leadership in facilitating curriculum improvement.
Develops and implements evaluation and appraisal (programs and personnel) systems for the District.
Recommends instructional staffing formula (allocation).
Supervises subordinate personnel staff which involves such duties as instructing, assigning and reviewing work, planning, allocating personnel, acting on employee problems, and recommending promotions and disciplinary action.
Coordinates and monitors the District instructional services budget.
Oversees and ensures proper recordkeeping and updating of policies, procedures, regulations, and employee information.
Interprets and formulates academic policy and procedures and provides related advice to administrators, employees and staff; recommends new or revised policies and/or procedures as warranted.
Serves in an advisory capacity as a member of the Superintendent’s Management Team and as a Chief Officer. Assists other District administrators as needed to respond to instructional related problems, needs, requests, issues, etc.
Serves as Superintendent’s designee as needed on specific assignments.
Receives and reviews various records and documents such as budget information, various reports, schedules, work orders, regulations, curriculum plans, proposals, letters of correspondence, publications, etc.
Keeps abreast of changes in policy, standards, procedures, and regulations pertinent to personnel and community relations functions.
ADDITIONAL DUTIES: Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Superintendent.
Master's degree in Educational Leadership or a related discipline with ten to fifteen years of experience in Academic/Instructional Management or School Administration; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Must possess a valid Teaching Certificate and a South Carolina driver's license.
Extensive knowledge of instructional leadership functions, programs, policies, procedures, and systems. Knowledge in the development, planning, organization, implementation and management of instructional programs and practices designed to meet educational objectives and requirements.
Knowledge of the principles of leadership, and the standards, regulations, and laws relating to educational activities.
Knowledge in the proper methods for development, implementation and control of financial resources and budgets.
Experience as a school principal and teacher required.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with district staff.
Ability to use and effectively apply independent judgment and discretion given broad autonomy in directing and managing areas of accountability.
Ability to instruct others through explanation, demonstration and supervised practice, and/or make recommendations on the basis of technical disciplines.
Ability to develop and maintain effective communications with district employees, immediate supervisor, media representatives, attorneys, and the general public