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