Assistant Superintendent for Educational Programming and Opportunities
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union - Bennington, VT

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Modified Job Description (posted 7/5/11)Summary or PurposeThis position will assist the Superintendent in the provision of leadership for educational programming and educational opportunities. The Assistant Superintendent will assist the Superintendent in keeping the supervisory union’s student-centered focus, ensuring all students opportunities for academic growth and the development of independence, resilience, aspiration, health and wellness, behavioural and emotional health, civic-mindedness, and an appreciation of the Arts.Qualification Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job functions.

Education and/or Experience:Master’s degree, CAGS (Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study) or Doctorate in Education or Administration from an accredited college with a concentration in educational administration or Curriculum and Instruction, required; five or more years of experience required; including three or more years of successful teaching experience and two or more years of demonstrated successful educational leadership as a building Principal, required. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in the areas of personnel management, school administration, and supervision of programs and staff.Language Skills:Ability to read and interpret procedures, policies and regulations, such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in verbal, narrative, and/or graphic format, and to respond to questions from supervisor, school board members, staff and public.Mathematical Skills:Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.

Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance. Ability to work with decimals and fractions. Familiarity with school district/supervisory union budgeting functions and expenditure reports. Reasoning Ability:Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situational issues.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:Administrative State of Vermont certification with additional endorsements.Other Skills and Abilities:•Ability to lift or move 40 pounds. •Strong verbal and interpersonal skills.•Knowledge and expertise of personal computer applications using Windows - based office software applications, including Excel, Power Point and other presentation software. •Willingness to accept new responsibilities, assignments and to step in and assist others within the office.•Demonstrate the general competencies as outlined by the Vermont Department of Education for school district administrators and Vermont Professional Standards http://www.state.vt.us/educ/new/pdfdoc/board/rules/5440_endorsements/admin_competencies.pdf•Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment.•Attention to detail is essential.•Ability to work independently as well as a member of the SVSU Leadership Team and Central Office. Use of a collaborative decision making.Essential Duties and Responsibilities Adhere to all supervisory union policies and regulations (procedures).

Accountability for supervision of the supervisory union’s instructional programs, opportunities and school services. Make recommendations to the Superintendent for changes in policy and procedures as necessary. Assume the responsibilities for administering the district in the absence of the Superintendent.Assist with the preparation and administration of the instructional accounts of the school budget. Write, implement, evaluate and manage grants and special projects to include the development of such projects that are possible through state or federal legislations, local or cooperative partnerships and/or competitive grants.

Advise the Finance Department on the financial budgeting and expenditures of such grants. Provide leadership and guidance in the process of curriculum planning, coordination, and evaluation with the Directors of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Student Services, Early Childhood, and Educational Technology, and the Principals. Chair the SVSU Curricular and Professional Development CommitteeCommunicate with other district administrators, district personnel and/or contractors to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts and exchange pertinent information. Promote and model collaborative decision making at all levels.Coordinate with the Superintendent supervisory union long range and strategic planning efforts.Work to develop the school calendar in cooperation with representatives of regional supervisory unions, and initially with the in-service committee which represents members of Collective Bargaining units, the Principals and Central Office Administrative Staff.Accountability for State and National programmatic reporting, including the production of the annual State of the SU (District) report.Ensure coordination of school sited technology applications specialists with the Director of Educational Technology, the Directors of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Student Support Services, Early Childhood Education, and the Coordinator of After School and Summer Programming.

Work with the Director of Educational Technology and all supervisory and school based administrators on the development of the supervisory union technology plan.Maintain liaison with professional, civic, volunteer and other community agencies and groups having an interest in the schools, especially with the Coordinator of after School and Summer Programming the partners of the 21st Century Learning Communities. Evaluate the performance of administrative personnel as delegated by the Superintendent in accordance with law, code and board policy. Assume full responsibilities for member school district boards/prudential committee as assigned by the Superintendent and/or attend board meetings and prepare such reports/agendas for the boards as the Superintendent may request. Support the value of education and the philosophy and mission of the member districts.Attend professional development and training as to benefit the work of the supervisory union or as required.Assist in the development of regulations/procedures and attend SVSU Policy Committee meetings, as assigned.General administrative duties including oversight of field trip requests to ensure completion of background and driver’s insurance checks; parental requests including permission to attend non attendance area schools (BSD); and disciplinary, personnel complaints, or curricular concerns expressed by parents.

Accountability for NCLB compliance, including required letters of notice to parents under NCLB, and HQT status and related assignment of faculty.Coordinate with the Directors of Educational Technology; Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment; Student Services; and Early Childhood Education, and the Coordinator of After School and Summer Programming the evaluation, purchase, and implementation of instructional software.Perform other related duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent and/or requested by the boards/prudential committee through the Superintendent. EvaluationPerformance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the Board’s policy on evaluation of certified staff.

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