Educational Service Center
Job Summary: To inspire and prepare each and every scholar with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning by actively inspiring and preparing scholars for success through system-level leadership, emphasizing research, program evaluation, planning, and instructional excellence for equitable achievement via a rigorous curriculum in all district schools. Supervising and coordinating the activities of an assistant director, coordinators, teachers on special assignment and instructional coaches. Maintaining a system that clearly defines all processes related to district-wide curriculum implementation, instructional staff development, instructional media and technology, and compliance with the Minnesota Academic Standards and graduation requirements. Coordinating and providing technical direction for operations and activities in assessment, research, analysis, interpretation, and reporting to support the planning and evaluation of programs in the district. Assisting leaders understand and improve student indicators and success through a robust Minnesota Multi-Tiered Systems and Supports (MnMTSS) framework. Overseeing District standardized testing including the training and support of testing coordinators. Building organizational capacity in the use of data to help improve student achievement.
Statement of duty/responsibility: Ensure implementation of district World’s Best Workforce Strategic Plan, department, and school level continuous improvement systems by:
- District World’s Best Workforce
- Providing leadership in the collecting and reporting of data needed for the district strategic plan.
- Coordinating ongoing review of district assessments and program improvement strategies to assess effectiveness and alignment with the strategic plan.
- Researching new programs, practices, or strategies that will benefit the continuous improvement process.
- Leading subcommittee of the District Planning Advisory Council.
- Advising the superintendent regarding issues and communication needs related to research, assessment, and accountability.
- Supporting leadership in developing and implementing efficient systems to meet reporting requirements.
- Leading Strategic Plan Priority Goal Team to support the implementation of the mission and strategic plan.
- Collaborating with leaders to develop, monitor, implement, and communicate the World’s Best Work Force Plan.
- Collaborating with leaders in the Department of Leadership, Teaching, and Learning to provide differentiated support to school sites.
- Leading and coordinating professional development on data literacy, data analysis, and use of data in decision-making.
- Supervising the planning and development of program improvement in all areas of research, assessment, and accountability.
- Developing and recommending plans for initiating or changing programs and services.
- Initiating and directing professional development activities that increase understanding of program improvement.
- Facilitating the department’s continuous improvement plan process for all district-level departments.
- Assisting in the collection, analysis, interpretation, and communication of data, including but not limited to, state assessment data, student demographics, and other data related to school and student improvement.
- Providing overall direction for the selection and development of student and program assessment instruments, including student, staff, family, and community surveys.
- Providing support and information to district site teams regarding program evaluation and data use.
- Developing and providing professional learning opportunities for system leaders in the use and analysis of student data to improve student performance.
- Collaborating with school administrators to review achievement data and support improvement efforts with a focus on closing the achievement gap.
- Providing district and school site administrators with the overall guidance and technical assistance in the design and execution of research and program evaluation studies.
- Statement of duty/responsibility: Lead compliance and accountability related to research and assessment by:
- Directing, coordinating, designing, and conducting research studies and projects for evaluating school learning environments district-wide to aid in appraising student learning and teaching effectiveness.
- Assisting with the preparation of reports for state and federal programs, including but not limited to Achievement and Integration for Minnesota and Title I.
- Creating and presenting customized reports on state tests, program effectiveness, educational goals, and indicators of success related to the district’s mission and strategic plan as determined by the superintendent and the school board.
- Coordinating, allocating, and monitoring department budgets.
- Recommending annual allocation of program improvement funds to the assistant superintendents.
- Compiling and submitting all required state and local district reports.
- Coordinating action related to all mandated testing.
- Coordinating action related to all mandated surveys or surveys directed by the district.
- Collecting and disseminating information from data driven research, promising educational practices, and professional resources to improve the educational experiences of racial, ethnic, and economically diverse students.
- Statement of duty/responsibility: Initiate and maintain effective communication and relationships with internal and external stakeholders by:
- Establishing mechanisms for communication related to research, assessment, and accountability for staff, students, and community members.
- Initiating and maintaining relationships with other districts, professional organizations, and the state in relation to research, assessment, and accountability.
- Maintaining and promoting open communication and collaboration with all segments of the school community.
- Responding to individuals with questions or concerns.
- Keeping school administration, staff, and community members informed of the accomplishments, improvement areas, and the needs of schools and programs.
- Translating data analysis into language that staff, parents, and community members can understand.
- Collaborating with staff, community, and the Minnesota Department of Education on problems and issues of mutual interest.
- Serving on district, state, and professional committees as appointed.
- Presenting information at school board meetings and work sessions.
- Developing and disseminating information to the public through the district balanced scorecard, written reports, presentations, graphic organizers, info graphics, and other means.
- Responding to external requests for research or assessment.
- Supporting the Director of Community Relations in responding to data requests.
- Coordinating responses to external request for data, including civil rights data collection.
- Statement of duty/responsibility: Closing the achievement gap by:
- Leading Vision Card Steering Committee: supporting the implementation of district’s strategic priorities.
- Developing and implementing programs to address the achievement gaps within Osseo Area Schools.
- Designing, delivering, or otherwise providing professional development opportunities for staff and leadership in culturally responsive teaching strategies.
- Ensuring inclusion through an equity lens in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and professional development by collaborating with others in the teaching and learning department.
- Collecting and disseminating information from data driven research, promising educational practices, and professional resources to improve the educational experience of racial, ethnic, and economically diverse students.
- Collaborating with school administrators to review achievement data and support improvement efforts with a focus on ensuring a strong MTSS framework is established across all sites.
- Providing leadership to building administrators as they work to implement rigorous instructional practices, close achievement gaps, and develop effective interventions to meet the needs of their diverse learners.
- Leading the work of the departmental equity team.
- Statement of duty/responsibility: Manage accountability and resource allocation by:
- Coordinating, allocating, and monitoring departmental budgets.
- Managing an $18,000,000 annual budget.
- Annually recommending allocation of program improvement funds to the Assistant Superintendents.
- Compiling and submitting all required state and local district reports.
- Monitoring all programs for compliance with mandates and policies.
- Interpreting educational mandates, policies, and procedures for school personnel for all areas of curriculum, instruction, and educational standards.
- Collaborating with leaders to develop, monitor, and implement the World’s Best Work Force Plan.
- Statement of duty/responsibility: Planning, coordinating, and delivering professional development by:
- Supervising the planning and development of program improvement in all areas of curriculum and instruction, including digital learning.
- Providing coordination and logistics for the professional development of 1700 staff members three times per year.
- Determining the need for new programs and services and changes to existing offerings.
- Developing and recommending plans for initiating or changing programs and services.
- Initiating and directing professional development activities that increases the competencies of instructional personnel.
- Providing leadership in developing a comprehensive professional development plan, including annual district professional development priorities.
- Collaborating on the development of the teacher work year calendar as it relates to professional development days.
- Facilitating and supervising the district new teacher induction related to curriculum and instruction.
- Providing leadership development to aspiring teacher leaders and administrators.
- Managing a process to assess and subsequently accept/decline requests for outside research.
- Statement of duty/responsibility: Research, develop and implement, curriculum, instruction, and educational standards by:
- Coordinating ongoing review of district curriculum, programs, and services to assess effectiveness and alignment with the strategic plan.
- Facilitating curriculum development that aligns with the district plan for school improvement.
- Developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum for improvement of instruction to produce equitable student achievement.
- Researching new programs, practices, or strategies that will benefit the teaching and learning process and implement for continuous improvement.
- Developing and communicating requirements for each phase of the program improvement process and ensure implementation.
- Coordinating program needs and services with other district departments.
- Establishing standards for new course proposals and managing the new course approval process.
- Supervising implementation of the program improvement process, including implementation of advisory teams and other work groups.
- Advising the assistant superintendents regarding issues and communication needs related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the Minnesota Academic Standards.
- Establishing mechanisms for communication related to curriculum, instruction and educational standards for staff, students, and community members.
- Designing, communicating, evaluating, and annually revising a comprehensive plan for implementation of the Minnesota Academic Standards.
- Designing and supervising all committee structures and processes related to the Minnesota Academic Standards, including the District Parent Advisory Council.
- Developing and distributing communication tools and documents related to the Minnesota Academic Standards.
- Statement of duty/responsibility: Lead and manage implementation and continuous improvement of district-wide Title 1 and Talent Development, Academic Enrichment, and Gifted Support (TAG) programs by:
- Leading and facilitating the Title I and TAG budget planning, allocation, and management processes in collaboration with the K-12 Operations Coordinators.
- Leading collaborative work to develop, monitor and implement the Title I plan (including leadership and support of the budget and programming.
- Collaborating with DLTL leaders on integrated budget processes to ensure comprehensive support of department key essential services.
- Monitoring, supporting, and evaluating systems and procedures used to process and track goods purchased with grant and categorical funds to meet auditing and accountability requirements.
- Producing internal reports as requested in relation to individual grants and categorical funding sources.
- Ensuring inclusion through an equity lens in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum and professional development by collaborating with others in the learning and achievement department.
- Ensuring continuous improvement of Title I and TAG programs.
- Performs other comparable duties of a like or similar nature as assigned by: Performing other comparable duties of a like or similar nature as assigned.
- Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Administration. Education Specialist Degree preferred.
- Knowledge and training in curriculum, instruction, assessment, staff development, and the Minnesota Academic Standards.
- Three years of experience serving in district or building leadership position(s).
- Five years of supervisory experience.
- Pre-K-12 literacy experience.
- Must hold a Minnesota Principal or Administrative License.
- Prior administrator/principal experience and/or prior experience in staff development/curriculum & instruction is preferred.
Essential knowledge and specialized subject knowledge:
- Knowledge and understanding of mission statement, goals, and philosophy as it impacts area of responsibility and the characteristics of an effective and equitable system-wide program.
- Knowledge of programmatic improvement process including research, development, and evaluation.
- Knowledge of laws, state mandates, regulations and procedures related to areas of responsibility.
- Understanding of culturally responsive administrative and teaching practices.
- Knowledge and understanding of budgeting and revenue sources and ability to recommend budgets based on system needs.
- Ability to collect, organize and report data required by the Minnesota Department of Education.
Salary: View salary grids on Pages 3 – 4, Section 1. of the Directors and Confidential Managers agreement
Job type or FTE: full-time
Bargaining unit: Directors and Confidential Managers
Desired start date: July 1, 2024
Osseo Area Schools offers:
Meaningful and impactful work
Opportunities to grow professionally
A variety of benefits
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Osseo Area School District ISD 279 is an Equal Opportunity, and veteran-friendly employer.
Osseo Area School District ISD 279 ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, color, marital status, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or disability. Osseo Area School District is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the district and strongly encourages persons to apply who can strengthen our diversity. For more information, view the District’s Equal Opportunity and Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Policy.
Veteran’s Preference: If you are an eligible veteran, please submit a legible copy of your DD214 with your application.
Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the selection process, please email Human Resources at [email protected] or call 763-391-7007.
Background Check Process Upon Conditional Offer:
Background checks are conducted upon receiving a conditional offer. Employees must complete a background check and are responsible for the background fee. A passing background is required. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.