Executive Director of School Leadership
Holyoke Public Schools

Job Order #: 16779581

Holyoke, MA 01040

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 5/10/2022

EXPIRES 8/8/2022

Job Description

POSITION OVERVIEW

Holyoke Public Schools (HPS) is recruiting a visionary and action-oriented leader to be the Executive Director of School Leadership.  Reporting to the Assistant Superintendent, the Executive Director of School Leadership is charged with driving exceptional academic achievement and positive school cultures across a portfolio of schools. The Executive Director of School Leadership will directly supervise a designated number of principals and will collaborate closely with district leadership. The Executive Director of School Leadership is accountable for school and staff performance, with a particular focus on increasing student engagement and ownership, student on-track rates, attendance rates, and student performance on state assessments.

This is an ideal position for a focused, organized and motivational turnaround leader with a proven track record of improved student achievement and outcomes in a turnaround context. The Executive Director of School Leadership will help the Superintendent and Chief of Schools  build and manage a fast-paced and dedicated team that works together to provide the children and families of the Holyoke Public Schools with the highest possible level of education and service pursuant to the district?s turnaround plan. Together, we will realize our vision of a pathway for every student.  

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Priority 1: High Quality Instruction for All Students
Priority 2: Personalized Pathways
Priority 3: Engaged Students, Family and Community
Priority 4: An Effective and Thriving Workforce
Priority 5: Supporting Empowered Schools

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:



Experience, skills, traits, and beliefs:

A minimum of five years of managerial experience required, with a track record of effective turnaround school-level leadership preferred
A strong understanding of Common Core State Standards, pedagogy and proven track record of using assessment data to drive student achievement gains in an urban setting
A deep and unwavering commitment to anti-racism and equity
A commitment to high expectations for all students, particularly the traditionally underserved student populations (i.e., students of color, students with disabilities, limited language proficiency, and low socio-economic status) and unwavering belief that all students can excel
Proven ability to coach others towards becoming strong managers of their own teams, ideally in a turnaround environment
Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly, succinctly and persuasively such that expectations are clear, timelines are delineated, and excellence is defined
Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a track record of working collaboratively with staff and partners to build consensus and deliver exceptional results
A commitment to high expectations for all students, particularly the traditionally underserved student populations (i.e., students with disabilities, limited language proficiency, and low socio-economic status) and unwavering belief that all students can excel
Ability to manage multiple priorities from a variety of sources, organizing and prioritizing effectively to impact areas of greatest need
Experience organizing and running effective and efficient meetings across an organization
Ability to analyze complex problems and develop coherent, actionable strategies
A bachelor?s degree required; graduate degree in a related field strongly preferred
Superintendent/Asst Superintendent/Director/Principal license


Primary Location    TALENT/ HR
Salary Range    FULL TIME (12 MONTH)
Shift Type    Full-Time

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Please apply at: https://holyoke.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

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Holyoke, MA 01040

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