CLASS TITLE: CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt
APPROVED: January 14, 2016- Order #2016-1720
To act under the general direction of the Superintendent to provide leadership in planning developing, maintaining, and evaluating the district's curriculum and instruction; to coordinate, organize, perform duties dealing with instructional support, supervision, budgeting, investments, and professional development; collaborate with instructional program leadership and is responsible for representing the best interests of the K-12 school programs; provide direct supervision of staff responsible for curriculum and instruction development; provide leadership to the District in complying with federal and state laws and regulations.
- Plans and carries out a district-wide program of curriculum review and development.
- Provides leadership in the evaluation of instructional methods and programs, and recommends such changes and improvements as are needed.
- Guides individual professional development experiences for Principals via the evaluation process.
- Supervises the instructional and professional development programs of the staff in the assigned buildings.
- Integrates instructional programs.
- Assists principals in the planning and implementation of effective programs of supervision and evaluation.
- Designs, recommends, carries out educational initiatives; disseminates and interprets the results to administrators, teachers, and parents as appropriate.
- Supervises and coordinates the work of curriculum resource consultants.
- Provides guidance in the selection and use of textbooks and other instructional materials.
- Works with teachers in the preparation of curriculum materials.
- Acts as a liaison with other school districts, universities, and State Department personnel in order to keep abreast of new educational developments and ideas.
- Keeps current with educational developments and the literature in the field of education and participates in the affairs of state and national professional societies devoted to the advancement of education.
- Collaborates with the Principals in the development and implementation of school and district Comprehensive Improvement Plans.
- Assists with all assessment and accountability programs, data analysis and interpretation.
- Supervises staff and departments as assigned
- Demonstrate regular attendance and punctuality.
- Adhere to the appropriate code of ethics.
- Perform other duties consistent with the position assigned as may be requested by the Superintendent.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: KNOWLEDGE OF:
- Curriculum, instruction and assessment.
- Record-keeping techniques.
- Operation of a computer terminal and data entry techniques.
- Oral and written communication skills.
- Research methods and report writing techniques.
- Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities.
- Policies and objectives of assigned program and activities.
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
- Technical aspects of field of specialty.
- To perform the responsibilities as previously outlined.
- Understand and follow oral and written directions.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
- Maintain records and prepare reports.
- Operate a computer terminal.
- Prioritize and schedule work.
- Learn, apply and explain policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
- Maintain current knowledge of program rules, regulations, requirements and restrictions.
- Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines. Work independently with little direction.
- Meet schedules and time lines.
- Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking
- Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing
- Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations
- Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
- Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a person with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- Master’s Degree
- Five (5) years’ experience in the area of school leadership
- At least three (3) years of successful teaching experience
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
- Valid Kentucky Teaching Certificate
- Certification as a school superintendent