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Assistant to the Associate Superintendent, Office of Professional Development and School Support

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CLASS DESCRIPTION
OFFICIAL TITLE: Asst to Associate Supt CODE: 0450 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Assistant to the Associate Superintendent, Office of Professional Development and School Support GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction, assists in the administration and coordination of the work of the Office of Professional Development and School Support and provides support to the associate superintendent in monitoring and handling responsibilities related to the day-to-day operations in the office. Responds to and resolves issues and questions; gathers information needed for executive staff decision making; prepares correspondence and reports in response to requests and carries out directives to manage departments under the associate superintendent's supervision. Coordinates and plans meetings; develops and monitors budget reports and strategic planning; represents the associate superintendent on advisory and planning committees; prepares recommendations for the associate superintendent; advises the associate superintendent on matters impacting future planning, policies, and operational procedures.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the organization of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). Thorough knowledge of MCPS policies and procedures. Knowledge of human resources practices, professional development, training of adults, community outreach skills, staff supervision, and principles of administration. Ability to use computer for data analysis and word processing. Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills. Ability to interact on behalf of the associate superintendent with members of the executive staff, directors, principals, other appropriate MCPS staff, and community members. This position requires the knowledge and application of the six leadership standards that have been established for the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP) Administrative and Supervisory Professional Growth System (A&S PGS).
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in educational administration or related field. Experience as an administrator and extensive experience in analytical, organizational, management, data analysis, problem solving, oral and written communication, and human relations skills.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Maryland state certification requirements for Administrator I or II preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) As required by the duties and responsibilities of the job.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Required to work extended hours, attend night meetings, and to work nights or weekends as deadlines require.
OVERTIME ELIGIBLE: No

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responds to inquiries and requests for information from Board members, principals, staff, and community regarding operational procedures, policies, or issues.

Responds to correspondence on behalf of Board members, the superintendent of schools, the deputy superintendent of school support and improvement, and the associate superintendent of professional development and school support.

Tracks and reviews correspondence assigned to the units within the Office of Professional Development and School Support. Researches, writes, edits, and reviews correspondence and prepares reports for the associate superintendent of professional development and school support, deputy superintendent of school support and improvement, and executive staff.

Responds to employee and community telephone inquiries.

Participates in the development and monitoring of the budget from initiation through adoption, providing information that supports budget requests, changes, and adjustments.

Remains informed concerning Board of Education actions pertinent to the operation of the office.
Facilitates meetings.

Attends meetings and serves on committees as designated by the associate superintendent of professional development and school support.

Problem solves and resolves complaints, informing and advising the associate superintendent of professional development and school support of imminent problems and issues.

Collaborates with other offices.

Assists with the development and maintenance of policies and regulations for which the associate superintendent of professional development and school support is responsible.

Assists unit/department directors in resolving problems that affect operations.

Develops and implements special projects, such as university partnerships and in-house programs.

Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 7/1992
Date(s) Revised: 5/2012
Last Reviewed:

This description may be changed at any time.

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