Executive Special Assistant to the Superintendent
Buffalo Public Schools - Buffalo, NY

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RECRUITMENT BULLETIN #13-30 April 25, 2013

Buffalo Public Schools (BPS) has begun a period of change that seeks to transform the district and its schools. With the appointment of Superintendent Pamela Brown and a significant level of local, state, and federal attention and investment, Buffalo has an incredible opportunity to ensure that all of its students graduate prepared to succeed in college or a well-paying career.
Currently, BPS has 58 schools serving approximately 34,000 students, of whom 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch and 77% are students of color. Of the 58 schools in the district, 28 have been given “priority” status by the state and 16 more have been given “focus” status. Within the district, a sizable number of students do not meet state standards, and only about half of those who attend high school graduate with a diploma. Superintendent Brown is building a talented and committed leadership team to partner with her in moving BPS towards the ambitious goal of preparing all students for success.

Attends and/or chairs meetings and represents the Superintendent on projects and at community events;
Makes studies and researches major educational issues on the local, state and federal levels and provides confidential advice to the Superintendent for his/her direct support and intervention;
Initiates and/or participates in work that helps advance the District's strategic plan;
Oversees the monitoring and implementation by Cabinet members of identified activities of the strategic plan and provides periodic briefings to the Superintendent;
Collects and maintains data related to the strategic plan's performance measures and regularly briefs the Superintendent;
Maintains liaison between the Superintendent's office and other departments, specifically on the implementation of the strategic plan;
Conducts necessary research and prepares reports relative to matters designated by the Superintendent;
Directs the administrative activities of the Superintendent's office;
Prepares initial correspondence and responds or directs the response to inquiries, invitations, concerns and complaints as appropriate;
Addresses inquiries or concerns as appropriate and submits recommendations to the Superintendent;
Performs related work as required.
Master's or Bachelor's degree with 4 years of full-time experience directly related to the duties of the position as deemed appropriate by the appointing authority.
NOTE: Verifiable part-time experience will be pro-rated to meet full-time experience requirements. Proof of all of the above must be presented at time of appointment.
APPLICATION: CANDIDATES FOR THIS POSITION SHOULD COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AVAILABLE ONLINE AT www.buffaloschools.org (Recruitment Bulletin number must be included on application)
APPOINTMENT: Appointments are subject to the review of the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following the approval of the City of Buffalo Civil Service Division. Personal interviews shall be scheduled where appropriate.
The Buffalo Board of Education is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
FINAL FILING DATE: Until position is filled.

Dr. Pamela C. Brown
Superintendent of Schools
The Buffalo Board of Education is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
FINAL FILING DATE: Until position is filled.

Dr. Pamela C. Brown
Superintendent of Schools

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