Chief Academic Officer

Job | Posted 3 days ago


Position Type:  Division Administration/Departmental Lead for Curriculum, Instruction, Teaching and Learning
Location: School Administrative Office


Primary Responsibilities:

    • Serves as the division’s leader in curriculum, instruction, and instructional pedagogy in the classroom. Responsible for strategic planning and implementation of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development PreK-12 to maintain systemic consistency of curriculum and instruction.

    • Hires, supervises and evaluates Director of Curriculum of Instruction, Director of Special Education, Curriculum Supervisors and Program Coordinators and assumes responsibility for department results. 

    • Coaches and directs Directors of Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education, Curriculum Supervisors and other department staff; regularly conduct individual and group meetings with Supervisors, Principals, Department Heads, and others.

    • Collaborates with the Department of Technology Support for the creation of an effective instructional technology pedagogy.

    • Develops and manages the budget for curriculum and instruction including, textbooks/instructional materials, and instructional technology platforms and programs.

    • Develops/identifies assessment protocols and tools for all subjects.  Analyzes, synthesizes and distributes information and data related to Standards of Learning.

    • Supports Principals and instructional staff in correlating state-mandated testing to daily/annual instruction.

    • Oversees and develops grants for the consistent implementation of division-wide curriculum and instruction.

    • Facilitates communication and collaboration, both internally and in the community, regarding the goals, programs, and initiatives related to curriculum and instruction, assessment, education reform, and program evaluation.

    • Conducts special projects as requested; makes presentations to the community, School Board and performs tasks requested by the Superintendent.

    • Assumes leadership role in the Superintendent’s Central Administration team.

    • Develops and maintains the division’s Comprehensive Plan.

    • Attends staff, School Board,community group and related meetings.

    • Serves as Chief Administrative Officer in the absence of the superintendent.

Additional Duties:  Performs other related tasks as designated by the Superintendent.
Note:  The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Equipment:  Uses standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copy and telephone.

Travel Requirements:  Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

    • Hold a valid Postgraduate Professional VA License with an endorsement in administration

    • Doctorate preferred but not required

    • Have successful teaching experience and a minimum of three years of demonstrated leadership ability in the field of curriculum and instruction

    • Has successful experience as a building administrator

    • Have demonstrated the leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, parents and members of the community as attested by a division superintendent of schools or by an official in an institution of higher learning, who is in a position to evaluate the applicant’s qualifications

    • Have the ability to communicate information effectively, orally, and in written form

Education:  Must have a Master's degree from an accredited college or university.

Terms of Employment

    • Salary Range: $101,936- $155,058

    • Contract:            12 Months Employment

    • Benefits:         Paid Retirement, Life Insurance, Contribution to Medical Insurance, Sick Leave and Annual Leave


Posted By

Suffolk Public Schools

100 N Main St, Suffolk, VA 23434
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,497 (USD)

State Average: $11,724 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801