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DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL SUPPORT AND IMPROVEMENT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION - AZDOE

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Posted on March 22, 2022


DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL SUPPORT AND IMPROVEMENT

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 

Job Location:

Phoenix Location

Posting Details:

Salary: $70,000 - $75,000 

Grade: 22

Closing Date: Posted until filled

Job Summary:

• This position coordinates supports, including professional learning for schools identified for Comprehensive (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). It provides and coordinates differentiated technical assistance and support for schools, LEAs and educators including performance management, collaborative monitoring, and grants management activities; ensures that grant funds are appropriately budgeted and expended in accordance with all applicable program requirements, and that all expenditures are aligned to school CNAs, root causes and IAPs and help ensure that CSI and TSI schools are leveraging resources effectively and efficiently to meet local needs and improve local capacities to support student learning outcomes; prepares and completes administrative and monitoring reports.
• Additionally, this position coordinates supports for state identified “D” schools pursuant to ARS15-241.
• As a supervisor, this position will have duties including, but not limited to oversee and direct daily work activities; conduct regular one-on-one meetings; provide coaching, mentoring and discipline as necessary; administer performance evaluations; manage schedules and leave requests; hire and train staff.
• In-state and out of state travel is required for this position.

Job Duties:

• Develop and coordinate technical assistance, monitoring, and professional development in accordance with state and federal requirements for Local Education Agencies (LEAs) with Comprehensive Support and Improvement (CSI) and Targeted Support and Improvement (TSI) schools in accordance with Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as well as schools in improvement status under the A-F Accountability System
• Supervise Education Program Specialists to ensure high quality technical assistance and monitoring are provided to LEAs and schools in improvement status
• Lead, develop and supervise professional learning activities for LEAs and schools in improvement including but not limited to conducting Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA), Root Cause Analysis (RCA), and developing and implementing Integrated Action Plans (IAPs) and leadership development
• Support on-site visits with LEA and school leadership in developing, implementing, and monitoring IAPs and processes that are systematic, systemic, and sustainable and will lead to increases in student achievement
• Support and monitor all school improvement related grant activities in accordance with state and federal requirements.
• Collaborate with other units and divisions to support and ensure high quality coordinated service to LEAs and schools

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Please note: For those selected for interviews, skills assessments may be administered as part of the interview process.

Knowledge:
• Demonstrate a deep knowledge of school improvement and turnaround as well as, underlying research and best practices, particularly in improving curriculum, instruction, assessment, and facilitating solutions and breakthroughs
• Arizona Department of Education structure and inter-agency responsibilities
• State and federal laws, including funding regulations pertaining to ESSA and the A-F Accountability System
• Title I Federal Programs
• Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
• Program evaluation
• Data collection, interpretation, and reporting
• Effective collaboration strategies
• Strategies focused on building the internal capacity necessary in districts to support system-wide infrastructure for sustainable improvement in LEAs with schools in improvement
• Current trends in school improvement and turnaround
• Systemic school reform, including the alignment of curriculum, instruction, and assessment
• Collecting, analyzing, validating, interpreting, and reporting quantitative and qualitative data
• Development and implementation of effective district and school continuous improvement plans
• Use of technology to organize data and display to allow for decision-making regarding curriculum, instruction, and assessments
• Education administration
• Budget development and analysis
• Best practices in teacher and leader training and coaching methods
• Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and Response To Intervention (RTI) knowledge of teaching methods that positively impact students in schools designated in school improvement
• Applicants must have taught or administered a school improvement program
• Position requires supervisory experience (graduates of ADE’s Aspiring Leaders program may be considered in lieu of supervisory experience)
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Educational Leadership, and/or Special Education required

Skills:
• Excellent verbal and written communication
• Experience in facilitating and presenting to large groups
• Managing multiple projects at the same time
• Build collaborative teams
• Develop strategic plans
• Analytical problem-solving and decision-making
• Organizational skills
• Strong technological skills
• Intermediate skill in using Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel

Abilities:
• Complete assignments accurately and timely
• Set clear expectations and hold self and others accountable
• Evaluate situations and respond quickly and tactfully
• Take initiative
• Instill trust and confidence
• Lead by example
• Develop, impact, and influence others
• Develop rapport with a variety of stakeholders
• Develop and maintain professional relationships
• Ability to negotiate
• Communicate effectively with administrators, staff, parents, students, and community

Selective Preference(s):

Preference will be given to those applicants with:
• Master’s degree in Education, Educational Leadership, and/or Special Education
• Superintendent and/or Principal Certification
• Experience in evaluating programs-data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting
• Experience working in collaborative settings; Instructional and/or leadership training(s)

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Position requires possession of and ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver’s license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.).
• Offers are contingent upon successful completion of all background and reference checks, required documents and, if applicable, a post-offer medical/physical evaluation.

Benefits:

ADE’s comprehensive benefits package includes:

• Affordable medical, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance plans
• Tuition reimbursement program available for education/professional development advancement
• Hybrid schedule (combination of telework and in-office) may be available for some job roles
• Top ranked retirement and long-term disability plans
• Deferred compensation plan
• Accrued sick leave and vacation leave
• Ten paid holidays per year
• Wellness plans

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page

Retirement:

You will be required to participate in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) upon your 27th week of employment, subject to waiting period. On or shortly after, your first day of employment you will be provided with enrollment instructions and effective date.

Contact Us:

The Arizona Department of Education is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. During all phases of the selection process, people with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the ADE Human Resources office at (602) 542-3186 or via e-mail at HumanResourcesGroup@azed.gov.

 

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