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Associate Superintendent for School Administration

OFFICIAL TITLE: Associate Superintendent CODE: 0170 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Associate Superintendent for School Administration GRADE: NS MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under the direction of the deputy superintendent of school support and improvement, the associate superintendent for school administration provides overall leadership in the planning, organization, and coordination of support across elementary and secondary schools. Builds synergistic partnerships among principals, parents, businesses, and other community stakeholders in the educational process. Attends or chairs a variety of meetings; represents MCPS and the deputy superintendent in collaborative partnerships/task forces with the city, county, institutions of higher education, human service agencies, business/industry, judicial and law enforcement agencies, and legislative representatives; serves as liaison with schools to assist in coordinating purposeful and collaborative responses to emergencies or events of a time sensitive nature, as well as cross agency programs. Monitors school improvement processes to ensure school performance goals are aligned to system milestones and gap reduction targets and address student and adult learning needs. Assists the deputy superintendent with implementation of the District¿s strategic plans for education change and initiatives for the future; assures that the District¿s strategic plans are implemented, monitored, and updated. Provides administrative oversight and support through modeling and encouraging dynamic, innovative, and effective local school leadership. The associate superintendent of school administration works closely with other associate superintendents, executive directors, directors of school support and improvement, other members of the Office of School Support and Improvement, and executive staff members to facilitate support between central offices and schools focused on academic achievement, equitable practices for all, and applicable systemwide priorities.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of state and federal public school laws and the policies and regulations of the Montgomery County Board of Education, and the MCPS Program of Studies. Demonstrated ability to motivate, support, coach, and supervise, and evaluate school system employees. Thorough knowledge of building the capacity of school leaders for the purpose of improving program quality and effectiveness to close the achievement gap. Knowledge of and ability to apply evaluative instruments and interpretative procedures to assess educational programs. Knowledge of other agencies and business partners and the resources available and ability to build partnerships among significant stakeholders. Knowledge of school operations. Exceptional conceptual, analytical, organizational, and management skills. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Master' degree from an accredited college or university in educational administration, supervision, or curriculum development. Doctor's degree desirable. Minimum of three years¿ of experience as a principal and evidence of work with multiple stakeholders to develop and implement programs collaboratively. Experience in planning for and implementing systems that establish, track, and evaluate achievement of desired outcomes. Thorough knowledge of educational programs. Commitment to educational excellence and continuous improvement demonstrated through the development and implementation of successful instructional programs and exercised in the selection, training, and evaluation of staff. Knowledge of the A&S Professional Growth System. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Meets Maryland state certification requirements for Administrator I and II and completion of Observing and Analyzing Teaching I or II, or completion within one year of position start date.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) None
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Availability to work extended hours and weekends.


Supports and provides leadership to principals and other school staff.

Initiates appropriate actions to support principals and schools.

Monitors school improvement process across schools, identifies an appropriate instructional focus; develops, implements, and monitors professional learning; and collects and analyzes a variety of data to monitor progress.

Works with the chief operating officer and deputy superintendent to develop the annual K to 12 budget and allocation of resources to schools.

Advises the superintendent and executive staff on school operational matters.

Manages the principal selection and evaluation process, mentors potential leaders, and identifies candidates for promotion.

Coordinates the dissemination of information regarding the training of school-based administrators.

Works closely with community leadership and stakeholders. Represents the superintendent of schools as needed and clearly articulates system priorities, polices, and interests.

Works with legal staff on personnel and other related matters as appropriate.

Serves with other educational leaders on work groups, committees, and project action teams.

Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position.

Class Established: 7/1996
Date(s) Revised: 7/02, 4/07, 3/12, 3/15
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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