Senior Director, Secondary School Leadership

Job | Posted 18 days ago




Supervisor:   Executive Director, Secondary School Leadership
Employment Period:  12 months
Employment Status: Full-time
Salary (G-223): Commensurate with experience
Start Date: July 2020


Position is responsible for leading and oversight of the following programs: Alternative & Adult Education, Dual Enrollment, SAT/ACT testing,  On-Time Graduation and Dropout Prevention.  In addition, the position is responsible for  assisting in building the capacity administrators to improve the conditions of teaching and learning in assigned secondary schools. The director will have decision making power to address day-to-day academic and operational school issues and will be responsible for ensuring the district’s mission and goals are achieved. Collaboration with multiple departments to ensure consistency of practice and use of resources will be essential as this position works continuously to improve the skills and knowledge base of secondary school administrators.


  • Serves as a facilitator of various instructional/special study meetings as related to Dual Enrollment, On-Time Graduation and Dropout Prevention.  Works closely with the Academies of Hampton, the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Department, the Division Director of Testing, Graduation Specialists and secondary administrators to ensure that division goals are met.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of reports as required by federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.
  • Facilitates interagency planning between the school division and external service providers.
  • Coordinates and supervises secondary summer school programs.
  • Coaches and supports assigned secondary administrators in goal setting, planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of action plans that will guide school leaders in meeting their instructional leadership objectives and for their schools to meet performance targets.
  • Plans and leads high quality and relevant learning experiences for assigned secondary administrators to guide the implementation of effective instructional programs.
  • Conducts regular formal and informal classroom walk-throughs aligned to student achievement and strategic goals.
  • Provides feedback on successful leadership practices, such as effective management of instructional staff, use of data, and establishment of school culture.
  • Attends school-based meetings and events to foster a culture of engagement with staff, families, and community.
  • Builds the instructional leadership capacity of assigned administrators with particular focus on instruction, data analysis, aligned interventions, community, and culture.
  • Creates a culture of inquiry and mutual accountability among assigned secondary administrators.
  • Visits schools on a regular basis to monitor day-to-day operations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Director, Secondary School Leadership or other appropriate administrators.


  • Initiates and maintains effective relationships with other school divisions and professional societies to maintain a current knowledge about comprehensive student support systems. 
  • Performs any other related duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

  • Must possess a Masters degree and hold or be eligible for a Virginia License in Administration and Supervision; Doctoral degree preferred.
  • At least three years of experience as a secondary school principal; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skill and abilities.  High school experience preferred.
  • Must possess the ability to plan, organize, and direct a comprehensive program of student support.
  • Must possess excellent leadership, supervisory, interpersonal, and communication skills. 
  • Must possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents/guardians, the community, and administrative staff. 
  • Must have skill in creating effective teams and assisting, developing and supporting staff. 
  • Must have the ability to set goals and long range plans for large programs and to review and evaluate the overall effectiveness of large programs.
  • Must have the ability to develop and administer system-wide budgets, policies and programs.
  • Must be able to develop policies, procedures and standards for services offered and the ability to accurately interpret state and federal regulations and school policies and their potential effects on student support systems. 
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of the cognitive, affective, social and physical development of school children, the organization and communication channels of public school systems, the principles of effective leadership and supervision, organization and administration.


The following information is required to be considered for the position:

  • Resume (required)
  • Feedback on reference forms from all persons listed as references (minimum of three)

Only complete applications will be considered.

Hampton City Schools does not discriminate in employment against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, age, disability or other protected class.  Personnel decisions are based on merit and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:  Executive Director of Human Resources, One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669; (757) 727-2300Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.


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Hampton City Schools

One Franklin Street, Hampton, VA 23669
Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $11,724

% ELL Students


State Average: 9%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 14.22

% IEP Students


State Average: 13%



State Average: 801