Job Description

Assistant Superintendent of Leadership - Secondary

for the 2019-20 School Year

12 Months

Start Date: 7/1/2019

Starting Salary: $130,897.00

Purpose Statement

The job of Assistant Superintendent of Leadership - Secondary is to 1) provide support, information, and leadership to schools; 2) serve as a resource to others; 3) evaluate, develop, implement and maintain services in compliance with established guidelines; 4) and serve as a member of the leadership team.

This job reports to Superintendent.

Essential Functions

Supervise and evaluate middle and high school principals.

Supervise and respond to the needs of the daily management and support the district’s secondary schools.

Develop meeting agendas to facilitate the development and improvement of building level leadership.

Coordinate training program for new administrators in collaboration with other Assistant Superintendents.

Prepare drafts of Governing Board Policies and Administrative Handbook entries for the Superintendent’s review and action, provide training on policy implementation as needed.

In collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, and the Assistant Superintendent of Leadership-Secondary maintain the overall K-12 instructional program including curriculum development, articulation, improvement, evaluation, and the development of effective training programs to implement the curriculum.

Supervise and evaluate the work of the Director of Career and Technical Education.

Supervise and evaluate the work of the PVOnline Coordinator.

Supervise and evaluate the work of the Director of Student Services.

Facilitate district oversight for the work of the middle school and high school head counselors and their supervising administrators. Provide oversight for the districts’ site-based counseling programs.

Interpret the programs, philosophy, and policies of the district to staff, students, and the community at large.

Serve as liaison with social, professional, civic, volunteer, and other community agencies and groups having an interest in the schools.

Serve as the District Title IX compliance officer.

Prepare state reports and claims as required.

Attend Board meetings and prepare such reports as the Superintendent may request.

Serve as a facilitator/trainer of the district Administrative Internship & Management Program (A.I.M.) for aspiring administrators.

Provide leadership in developing cultural competency in all district staff.

Other Functions

Serves on Superintendent’s Cabinet.

Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the Superintendent for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


  1. Middle and High School Principals (7-12)
  2. Director of Student Services ~ Secondary
  3. Director of Career and Technical Education
  4. PVOnline Coordinator
  5. District support for Counseling
  6. Middle and high school summer school administrators

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including using a variety of software applications; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and possessing strong written and oral communication skills.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform accounting and budgeting; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: accounting, pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; personnel processes; standard business practices; risk management, program planning and development; concepts of grammar and punctuation; safety practices and procedures; and conflict resolution.

ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances to analyze data. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups and individuals; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with detailed information/data. 


Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve objectives in the areas supervised; managing a department; utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 80% sitting, 10% walking, and 10% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.


Job related experience within a specialized field is required.

At least five years of successful school district experience in a public K-12 educational setting including experience in areas related to job responsibilities;

Experience and knowledge of modern managerial processes and collaborative approaches to problem solving;

Working knowledge of personal computer software for spreadsheets, word-processing and presentations;

Knowledge and ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form;

Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Governing Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

Education:   Doctorate degree preferred in related field


Required Testing:                                     Certificates and Licenses:

                                                              Appropriate Administrative Credential

Continuing Educ./ Training:                       Clearances:

Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses        Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

FLSA Status - Exempt

Primary Location: Leadership Secondary

Shift Type: 1.0 FTE

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted
Friday, May 10, 2019 12:00 AM  -
Monday, May 27, 2019 11:59 PM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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