Supervisor of Secondary Education (#1316823)
PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION The purpose of this classification is to ensure implementation and coordination of secondary instructional programs from grades seven through twelve, and the supervision of ongoing efforts to ensure the implementation of high standards of instructional practice. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. • Supervises, directs, and evaluates assigned staff, processing employee concerns and problems, directing work, counseling, disciplining, and completing employee performance appraisals. • Coordinates daily work activities; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; plans/conducts staff meetings; monitors status of work in progress and inspects completed work; consults with assigned staff, assists with complex/problem situations, and provides technical expertise. • Establishes goals and objectives for staff professional development programs that support a high level of instructional practice in classrooms.
• Researches best instructional practices and works with staff to pilot and implement these practices.
• Works with principals to ensure state curriculum standards are being adequately taught in each classroom.
• Provides leadership in the development of common formative assessments.
• Monitors the development and implementation of strategies to provide extra time and support for non-proficient students in their areas of need.
• Analyzes data to determine academic areas of strength and need. Collaborates with other educators to develop plans to address areas of low achievement.
• Supervises School Improvement Plans for middle and high schools.
• Attends various meetings, serves on committees, and makes speeches or presentations as needed; attends Director’s weekly informative meetings, Board meetings, and State informative meetings; plans/conducts meetings of teacher groups to develop pacing guides or concerning other instructional needs; plans/conducts information meetings for principals. • Develops and implements long and short term plans, goals, and objectives for the department; evaluates school academic performance and effectiveness; determines types of innovative programs and professional development needed to best meet the district’s needs. • Prepares various state-required reports and submits to State Department of Education. • Reviews testing/assessment results of secondary schools to determine student achievement; includes data in performance reports. • Visits schools, attends planning sessions, and attends faculty meetings; works with curriculum coordinators to discuss effective instructional practices and needs of the district; provides information and guidance to school principals regarding program guidelines, budgets, activities, staff development, and related activities. • Compiles and/or monitors various administrative and/or statistical data; performs necessary research; makes applicable calculations; analyzes data and identifies trends; prepares/generates reports; maintains records. • Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, enrollment information, various district testing results, needs assessment survey results, equipment requests, professional development requests, school budget summaries, budget reports, policies, procedures, guidelines, handbooks, publications, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate. • Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; utilizes word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail, or other programs; performs basic maintenance of computer system and office equipment, such as backing up data or replacing paper, ink, or toner; coordinates service/repair activities as needed. • Communicates with employees, other departments, school officials, consultants, grant funding agencies/officials, state/federal agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice/direction. • Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge of applicable laws/regulations; maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; maintains professional affiliations; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate. ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS Operates a motor vehicle to conduct work activities. Performs general/clerical tasks, which may include answering telephone calls, typing documents, making copies, sending/receiving faxes, filing documentation, or processing incoming/outgoing mail. Performs other related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Administration and Supervision; supplemented by six (6) years previous experience and/or training that may include federal program administration, grant administration, school administration, teaching, budget administration, management, and personal computer operations; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid Professional Administration & Supervision certification. Must possess and maintain a valid Tennessee driver’s license. PERFORMANCE APTITUDES Data Utilization: Requires the ability to coordinate, manage, and/or correlate data. This includes exercising judgment in determining time, place and/or sequence of operations, referencing data analyses to determine necessity for revision of organizational components, and in the formulation of operational strategy. Human Interaction: Requires the ability to function in a managerial capacity for a division or organizational unit, including the ability to make decisions on procedural and technical levels. Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization: Requires the ability to operate, maneuver and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools, and/or materials used in performing essential functions. Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, advisory and/or design data and information. Mathematical Aptitude: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; ability to calculate decimals and percentages; may include ability to perform mathematical operations with fractions; may include ability to compute discount, interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; may include ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures. Functional Reasoning: Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems. Situational Reasoning: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the direction, control and planning of an entire program or set of programs.
ADA COMPLIANCE Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (5-10 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or work station. Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally. Environmental Factors: Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Robertson County Board of Education, Tennessee, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Board of Education will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.