Director - Allentown School District
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Executive Director of Secondary Education
Job Location: Allentown School District Administrative Building
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Feb 01, 2019**
District: Allentown School District
Allentown, PA 18105
Telephone: 484-765-4125
Job Description:
Position Description

Executive Director of Secondary Education

  1. Masters degree with a major in educational leadership, educational supervision, or a related field; doctorate preferred.
  2. Certified as a Secondary Principal
  3. Professional Experience in Middle or High School
  4. Satisfactory work record & criminal/child abuse clearances (Acts 34 and 151).
  5. Hold or be able to obtain a valid Pennsylvania driver’s license.
  6. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  7. Such additional or alternatives to the above qualifications as the board or superintendents may determine appropriate and acceptable.
Directs and coordinates educational and administrative activities, through middle and high school principals, consistent with the charge of improving student achievement by performing the following duties:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Evaluates the educational program to ensure compliance with state and school board standards.
  2. Serves on the Superintendent’s Cabinet Team.
  3. Provides leadership in school reform initiatives at the middle and high school levels .
  4. Develops and coordinates educational programs through meetings with principals.
  5. Works collaboratively with the departments of Community Services, ESOL, and Instructional Support Services in the design, and implementation of projects and programs that will meet the specific needs of students with specialized needs.
  6. Works collaboratively with the Director of Grants and Development to ensure that Title I funds, school improvement funds and other grants are linked to the strategic plan and the data reflecting student achievement needs such as the Keystone, PSSA  and other data that are used to inform continuous instructional improvement.
  7. Participates as a member of the District committees and other oversight teams that have responsibilities in system-wide reform.
  8. Works with the Department of Community Services  in the establishment of intervention programs to address the dropout rate and monitors the programs for their effectiveness.
  9. Provides supervision, leadership, and evaluation of principals and staff as designated by the Superintendent of Schools.
  10. Remains current in studies of best practices in middle and high school education and keeps informed of federal, state, and local regulations.
  11. Interfaces with the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction  and Curriculum Coordinators in instructional course design, revision and implementation.
  12. Provides oversight to the high school student scheduling process.
  13. Serves as a liaison between schools and parents/guardians/students in resolving student/parent/staff complaints and safety concerns.
  14. Works collaboratively with middle and high school principals in establishing safety net programs that will maximize opportunity for students to meet grade level expectations and State and ASD standards in the core content subjects.
  15. Presents information and responds to questions from principals, staff, and the general public.
  16. Works with all middle and high school principals in establishing annual staffing plans to meet the enrollment and instructional needs of the school.
  17. Interfaces with the Director of Accountability and Assessment in using data to inform the work of each of the secondary schools.
  18. Provides oversight of the implementation of Instructional Leadership Teams at each of the middle and high schools by holding meetings with principals and the liaisons assigned to the teams.
  19. Performs such other tasks and assumes such other responsibilities as may be assigned or delegated by the Superintendent of Schools.



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