Website Edina Public Schools
Section I: General Information
Position Title: Assistant Superintendent of School Excellence and Innovation
Department: Office of the Superintendent
Immediate Supervisor: Superintendent
FLSA Status: Exempt
With the focus to support and advance the Edina Public Schools’ vision, mission, and core values, the Assistant Superintendent serves an integral role in leading district-wide initiatives, overseeing building and department leadership and school improvement efforts, and ensuring student achievement gains.
Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Assistant Superintendent is responsible for ensuring the delivery of innovative, equitable, inclusive, educational programming within a school climate that is welcoming to all students and conducive to learning.
Section II: Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Under the guidance of the superintendent, provides instructional and operational leadership for principals, program supervisors, and teaching and learning. Guides and supports key building and district leaders to create innovative learning environments to achieve the district’s vision, mission, and core values.
• Builds instructional leadership through coaching in the areas of school and department improvement planning with a particular focus on instruction, data analysis, intervention, and developing capacity that results in improved student achievement.
• Supports principals and department leaders to assess the core competencies that teachers need to
implement curriculum, deliver instruction, and improve student outcomes.
• Oversees and supports the Edina Virtual Pathways (EVP) program.
• Creates, facilitates, and implements high level professional growth opportunities for building and department leaders.
School Community and Strategic Planning Leadership
• Serves as the Superintendent’s designee in school improvement planning, strategic initiatives, academic and student policy design and implementation, and school community relations.
• Conducts regular school visits to observe instruction, develop standards, establish priorities, and set goals for improving student achievement, teacher development, and school performance.
• Maintains clear, consistent communication channels with students, families, and school community stakeholders to receive input and feedback on the effectiveness of schools, resolve concerns, and support their needs.
• Oversees, interprets, develops, and informs district academic procedures and student policies.
• Creates a collaborative culture and establishes effective communication channels between the district office, schools, and community groups.
• Partners with the Director of Marketing and Communications to monitor student resident and open enrollment for expected and unexpected fluctuations. Collaborates with Superintendent regarding class sizes and classroom space opportunities and challenges.
• Works with the Directors of Human Resources and Finance and Operations regarding the district’s staffing plans for licensed and non-licensed staff.
• Facilitates monthly operational meetings to provide information, obtain reactions, determine options, and reach group decisions among district and building leadership.
Culture, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership
• Ensures the consistent use of culturally competent school system practices at the building level to meet the needs of each and every student.
• Incorporates the Tools of Cultural Proficiency in decision-making at all levels of the school district.
• Supports the district’s equity and inclusion initiatives and operationalizes these initiatives consistently at and across all school buildings.
Performs other duties of a comparable level or type, as required.
• Communicates the district’s vision, mission, core values and beliefs and provides professional expertise and assistance to individuals, other district staff, and the community concerning areas of expertise and knowledge.
• Attends training sessions, conferences, seminars, district, and departmental meetings. Keeps abreast of changing developments, trends, and technologies.
• Attends work regularly and punctually.
Section III: Essential Skills Required to Perform Position Duties
• Establishing and maintaining professional and courteous working relationships with staff, colleagues, students, parents and guardians, and the community.
• Recognizing and coaching quality instructional strategies, concepts, principles, methods, practices, and trends dealing with instructional methods.
• Supervising, delegating authority, mentoring, and monitoring leaders in the conduct of their school building and department responsibilities.
• Delegating effectively including assigning tasks so they can be accomplished in a timely and appropriate manner, utilizing staff appropriately, and monitoring completion of tasks.
• Engaging in public relations activities to promote the educational programming of the district.
• Working with parents and guardians in problem-solving and in addressing their concerns and issues within the policies and procedures of the district.
• Managing multiple projects simultaneously with the ability to meet deadlines.
• Communicating both in writing and verbally and the ability to build effective, collaborative relationships with the school district’s administration, school board, staff, and community to achieve school district goals.
• Developing and presenting complex issues, proposals, and concepts in an understandable manner.
• Using judgment and discretion in handling issues in accordance with the policies and procedures of the district.
A master’s degree in education, educational administration, educational leadership, or a related field is required. A doctorate is preferred. A valid Minnesota superintendent's license, a minimum of five (5) years of experience serving as an educational administrator, and prior experience as a building principal are required. Experience with the Tools of Cultural Proficiency preferred.
District Application Guidelines
Please apply online at www.edinaschools.org. Application materials must include an ISD 273 application, cover letter, resume, Minnesota superintendent license, three (3) letters of recommendation, and educational transcript(s).
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