This position will effectively assist the Superintendent in the task of providing leadership in developing, achieving and maintaining the best possible educational programs and support services for the district.
ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Serves in the absence of the Superintendent as the chief administrative officer of the district. 2. Accepts from the Superintendent such of his/her responsibilities as the Superintendent chooses to delegate and assumes full responsibility for discharging them. 3. Supervises and evaluates Assistant Superintendent of Special Education, Communications Manager, Principals, the Secretary to the Associate Superintendent of Education, Receptionist and other personnel as the Superintendent may assign. 4. Assists the Superintendent in general administrative operations. 5. Works cooperatively with the Superintendent and fellow Associate Superintendents in integrating and coordinating individual efforts into a unified program for the district. 6. Attends meetings, prepares reports and attends and presides over such other meetings as the Superintendent designates. 7. Assists the Superintendent with Board and policy development. 8. Reports regularly to the Superintendent on any developments or problems within the district coming to his/her attention and requiring the Superintendent’s awareness or action. 9. Prepares and submits reports and other documents as required by the Superintendent. 10. Communicates to the Superintendent the requirements and needs of the district as perceived by staff members. 11. Confers with the staff under his/her supervision on matters of concern. 12. Maintains liaison with social, professional, civic, volunteer and other community agencies and groups having an interest in the schools. 13. Coordinates Title VI Office of Civil Rights Hearings and any other hearings as directed by the Superintendent. 14. Serves as the Non-Discrimination Coordinator. 15. Performs duties as the Title IX Coordinator. 16. Serves as the backup FOIA Officer. 17. Provides support to the District Complaint Managers. 18. Serves as Chairperson of the Child Health and Welfare Committee. 19. Serves as the designated Records Custodian for the District including the distribution, maintenance and destruction of records in accordance with the Illinois School Students Records Act. 20. Oversees the development and implementation of district wide discipline policies and procedures, including monitoring data to address disproportionality. 21. Coordinates home/hospital instructional services. 22. Monitors home schooled students. 23. Coordinates compliance with McKinney/Vento Homeless Assistance Act and serves as liaison for students and families. 24. Develops and coordinates the process for emergency services in accordance with the School Emergency Operations and Crisis Response Plan. 25. Monitors DCFS reports and referrals for child abuse/neglect. 26. Supervises district-wide Health Office services. 27. Assists in the determination of types of programs needed by the schools and makes appropriate recommendations. 28. Remains abreast of developments and innovations in the field of education by reading current literature, attending professional society and association meetings and conferences, and discussing developments and problems of mutual interest with others in the field. 29. Plays a significant leadership role in curriculum planning and professional development for the professional staff. 30. Plays a significant leadership role in fostering professional growth and building of staff morale throughout the district. 31. Establishes necessary procedures for referral and cooperative planning with other “service to children” agencies, both local and state. 32. Recommends and assists in the recruitment of personnel, as needed. 33. Assumes responsibility for budget development and long-range financial planning for the departments under his/her supervision. 34. Keeps informed of and interprets all laws, regulations, statutes, rules and policies affecting the operation of the school district. 35. Serves as district liaison to programs/agencies including but not limited to: PTA and Healthy Communities Healthy Youth. 36. Oversees District Programs including Intramurals, Champions Program – Enrichment Center, KEEP and Before/After School Programs, Summer Programs - Wildcat Summer Adventures and Early Start. 37. Serves as District Lead for Restorative Practices and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). 38. Assumes responsibility for Parent and Student Handbook. 39. Monitors and enforces expectations in the district’s policy for equitable educational outcomes for all students. 40. Coordinates Administrative Mentor Program.
OTHER PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the Superintendent may assign from time to time.
Assist in other areas as needed.
Complete other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Technical: Demonstrated skills in writing, editing and public speaking. Experience with social media and emerging technologies. Competent in databases, spreadsheets, publishing software, Microsoft Office, Google platforms, etc.
Interpersonal: Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with staff, parents, students, businesses and community. Strong organization, communication and interpersonal skills. Comprehensive strategic thinking and rapid problem-solving skills to effectively handle crisis communications. Ability to cope with deadline pressures. Creative problem solver. Ability to facilitate meetings efficiently. Empathetic, humanistic and open-minded. Strong sense of teamwork. Strategic thinker. Must be able to make difficult decisions that impact the organization in a positive sense. Must be able to work harmoniously with the community, students, parents, staff, and administration, etc. Must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents and staff. Must exhibit sound judgment in dealing with people. Must have strong organizational skills.
DISTRICT CORE COMPETENCIES: 1. Support the establishment of mutual respect and equal human dignity across the entire school community. 2. Welcomes inclusion, equity and diversity. 3. Have an unwavering commitment to the success of all students. 4. Understanding that your identity may be different than students, parents, and staff, you are willing to put those differences aside for the success of all students. 5. Regardless of the identities of students, staff, or parents, works collaboratively to build a successful relationship with them. 6. Willingly anticipate, identify and adopt change. 7. Engage in all job-related interactions and activities, with contacts from within and outside the District, in a courteous and professional manner. 8. Communicate with styles that are approachable and respectful. 9. Participate in professional development and training to become more effective and efficient. 10. Take initiative to manage multiple tasks. 11. Effectively organize work to be as productive as possible.
Manual Dexterity: Work requires definite skilled and accurate physical operations requiring some closely coordinated performance.
Physical Effort: Work requires handling average weight materials or equipment, but not for sustained periods. Travel to schools and seminars as needed.
Working Conditions: Some exposure to definitely disagreeable elements may exist.
Illinois General Administrative License. Superintendent’s endorsement preferred
A minimum of ten (10) years experience - 5 years teaching experience and 5 years administrative experience required. A minimum of ten (10) years experience - 5 years teaching experience and 5 years administrative experience in a public school setting preferred.
Internal Number: 1559
About Woodland School District 50
Woodland School District 50 is an Equal Opportunity Educator/Employer. We are committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and educational environment by hiring individuals who support and contribute to the diversity and excellence of our student and academic programs through their teaching and service to our students, parents and the community we serve.
If you welcome inclusion, equity and diversity, have an unwavering commitment to the success of all students, embrace and celebrate the individuality of our student population with respect to race, ethnicity, and economic status, and seek to celebrate the cultures that contribute to making our district so rich, please join our team! Minority candidates encouraged to apply.