The P-20 Learning Community Director is responsible for ensuring that students, teachers, principals, and P-20 Learning Community (P-20 LC) Support Team members have the resources, development, support and accountability needed to ensure the acceleration of learning for every APS student. Specific duties include: Leading and supervising all aspects of the work of the P-20 Learning Community; Engaging the P-20 group of schools in working together to accelerate the learning of all students; supervising, evaluating and ensuring the development of principals; hiring, development, evaluation and leadership of the P-20 LC Support Team; ensuring the effective development and full implementation of the P-20 LC strategic plan, school level Unified Improvement Plans (in support of the school principal), P-20 LC/School reciprocal agreements and principal/teacher effectiveness programming (evaluation and professional learning); developing and ensuring the capacity of the P-20 LC Support Team to provide the following facilitative services to schools - Instructional supports for standards, curriculum and assessment, Multi-Tiered Support Systems implementation, intentional culture creation, Equity-based school culture and instructional practices, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) , restorative justice, Post-secondary Workforce Readiness including the implementation of Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAPS) and Plans of Study; data team and standards-based teaching and learning cycles and other services to be identified; actively working with the school leadership team to improve teaching and learning by connecting the school with content experts, participating in learning walks, observing/supporting professional learning and instruction and providing critical feedback with clear, measurable targets toward progress; planning and developing professional learning experiences and engaging school leaders, P-20 Support Teams, horizontal/leveled school leader groups (HS, MS, P-8 and/or Elem) and others in professional learning activities; through application of the Quality Standards for the principal role, identifying evidence of performance and growth related to professional learning targets and experiences and provide principals with timely and effective feedback, ensuring that responses to feedback are implemented; support the development and facilitation of professional learning programming for teacher leaders and developing and new school leaders; engage appropriate levels of mentoring and coaching for school leaders; ensuring that school-level conflicts are mediated and resolved in an effective manner; ensuring that school budgets are developed and implemented in a manner that is supportive of the school's strategic plan and in a manner that is fully accountable to the district and community; being a model for leadership and learning in the P-20 LC and school district, consistently demonstrating a high level of professionalism, responsiveness to feedback and engaging in ongoing professional learning; being highly responsive and fully accountable to the district leadership team and the board of education; serving as a team member with other P-20 LC Directors and in the Division of Equity in Learning; ensuring that schools, principals and P-20 LC Support teams are compliant in all areas of law, statute, policy and directives from supervisors; engaging in other duties as assigned by the Chief Academic Officer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Supervise and evaluate the effectiveness of equity in the learning experiences of APS students through effective evaluation of the school site programs and leader(s) in the identified P-20 Learning Community and ensuring that resources are effectively employed in support of this interest; visit school sites on a daily basis; meet with school teams to identify challenges and develop solutions, analyze evidence of effective practice and results associated with observations and student learning data, ensure implementation of Unified Improvement Plans, support with monitoring student achievement and teacher development, research, developing and recommending professional learning opportunities; interview and hire for school leadership roles and ensure the effective implementation of hiring and evaluation practices for all school personnel.
Hire, supervise, develop and employ the P-20 Support Team to ensure that facilitation and support services are aligned to the needs of schools in the P-20 LC, develop and implement school-P-20 Support Team reciprocal agreements to align the school UIP (goals and strategies) to the specific efforts that will be utilized by the P-20 team, align and ensure the preparedness and responsiveness of district resources to the planned and ongoing needs at school sites, listen to and problem-solve with principals and school teams while connecting and engaging the P-20 Support Team and district resources that will support and strengthen the work of the school.
Be a full partner with all member of the Division of Equity in Learning, support the work of all divisions in APS, work cross-functionally to identify and resolve issues and to develop plans for the growth of all schools, support planning, communication, implementation and accountability at the district level in cross-functional areas such as standards-implementation, assessments, report cards, etc., which may include facilitating the work of task forces and specific APS and Division of Equity in Learning initiatives.
Develop and facilitate professional development for Principals and other groups, as identified.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master's degree, Ph.D. or Ed. S.
Over 5 years experience as a building principal or in education leadership in a comparable role.
Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal, public relations, instruction, curriculum, facilitation, management, decision making, collaboration and organizational skills. In-depth knowledge of instruction, standards-based education and leadership. Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computer and office software.
Valid Colorado Principal's License.
Directly supervises Principals and Support Team members. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, disciplining and terminating employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Assist the Chief Academic Officer with developing, administering, monitoring and coordinating the Division budget. Assess the viability of grant applications from elementary and secondary schools. Review and approve Principals' expenditures from PPA (per pupil allotment) budgets. Participate in initiating and validating requisitions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to analyze, communicate, coordinate, instruct, synthesize, evaluate and use interpersonal skills. The employee is frequently required to negotiate. The employee is occasionally required to compare, copy, compute and compile.
Aurora Public Schools - Job Description - Director, P-20 Learning Community