Job Description

                                                  Director of Academy for Success

JOB GOAL:   To provide district direction and leadership for Response to Intervention (RTI) in developing and implementing systems and programs which provide student safety and promote social and emotional growth across the school district. The position will include leadership and supervision for District programs including Alternative Education Program, Alternative to Suspension and Promoting Education Emotional Adjustment and Responsibility (AE, ATS and PEER)

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Arizona Principal Certificate at time of application
  • Building level administrative experience preferred
  • Minimum of five (5) years successful classroom teaching experience in a multicultural setting preferred
  • Grant writing experience preferred
  • Evidence of being a life-long learner
  • Demonstrated ability to provide instructional leadership in an alternative education program
  • Demonstrated administrative skills and leadership ability in working with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated ability to assess student learning
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize school issues
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems in challenging situations with students
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in oral and written form
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret education materials and programs
  • Ability to prepare reports, procedure manuals, promotional flyers and correspondence
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of teachers, students, administration and the community
  • Ability to work with budgets, expenditures and revenues
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions

REPORTS TO:           Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services 

SUPERVISES:            Site certified and classified staff as determined by the safe schools initiative

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Researches, recommends, develops and supports systems to monitor and improve student behavior
  2. Works in collaboration with the Director of Student Services to plan for the academic and social and emotional success of all special education students in the alternative education programs
  3. Provides District with guidance and referrals to meet needs of students for alternative education
  4. Researches, recommends and supports schools with a systemic solution for meeting students’ emotional and mental health issues that impact learning
  5. Responsible for professional development for staff and educational programs to remove barriers to learning for students
  6. Supports District and schools to successfully provide interventions (academic, social and behavioral) that meet the needs of all students
  7. Provide leadership for the District to maintain safe school environments including working with school counselors and psychologists to train and keep abreast current and best educational practices
  8. Assigns staff to positions that will best meet the learning needs of all students and evaluates all personnel
  9. Address parent/community concerns in an expedient and professional manner
  10. Participates in community, school and district meetings as appropriate or assigned
  11. Works in collaboration with district Safety/Risk Manager
  12. Supervises the operation of the buildings, grounds and other school property for the protection of those facilities and the safety of those who use them
  13. Assumes responsibility for school compliance with Governing Board policies, state and federal laws
  14. Keeps the Superintendent and other appropriate administrative staff informed of school issues

Examples of the responsibilities and activities

  • Researches, recommends, supports school implementation and develops systems to monitor student behavior
  • Implementation of management and behavioral program, ie. Boys Town or any training as recommended by Safe Schools Director (training, monitoring, implementation)
  • Assess other special skills/behavior programs
  • Develop systems that provide data on student behavior trends and communication with home school with the idea of returning student back to regular education with a plan for success
  • Communicate with District Office and school sites on data, trends, research, etc., related to student behavior

Provides District with guidance and referrals to meet needs of students for alternative education

  • Work with site administrators to provide students with appropriate alternative education choices
  • Make recommendations/referrals for “Academy for Success” or other alternative education choices
  • Determines appropriate placement for student’s alternative education

Researches, recommends and works in collaboration with Director of Special Services and supports schools with a systemic solution for meeting students’ emotional and mental/health issues that impact learning

  • Collaborates with District counseling programs
  • Collaborates with District social work programs

Supports District and schools to provide successful interventions (social and behavior) that meet the needs of all students

Provide leadership for the District to maintain safe school environments

  • Leads and manages safety program
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • While performing this position the employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, controls and reach out with hands and arms.
  • The employee may occasionally be required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • May occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
  • The environment characteristics described are those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the position
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in this position

 

TERMS OF

EMPLOYMENT: Employment year is twelve months. Salary and fringe benefits as approved by the Governing Board.

Internal candidates presently serving in an Assistant Principal or Principal position are required only to submit:

  • An on-line Internal Certified Employee application
  • Résumé

Current AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card or proof of application

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION:     Until Filled

 

                 

CONTACT PERSON:

Cartwright School District

Becky Banks, Human Resources

(623) 691-3911  FAX: (623) 691-4079

becky.banks@csd83.org



Primary Location: Administrative Services

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 12:00 AM
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