Job Title: Self Governed Schools Assistant Superintendent
Posting Date: July 27, 2012
Closing Date: July 30, 2012
Salary Range: $87,152.00 - $145,000.00 (annually)
Salary is pre-concession
Job Type: Administrative
Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as illness and vacation days.
Reports to: Chief Innovation Officer
Location: DPS Charter School Office on 9th Floor of Fisher Building
The new DPS Self-Governing Schools Group is charged with the oversight and support of ten self-governing high schools. This charge combines the activities of a charter authorizer with the support services often identified with a charter management organization. The Deputy Director for Operations is responsible for working closely with the Chief Innovation Officer on a broad range of issues, especially during the months this initiative is being launched. The Deputyï¿½s role includes figuring out how to provide these schools with the administrative services they require to operate without impairing the Principalï¿½s role as the instructional leader; helping principals organize the teacher hiring process; organizing enrollment campaigns for the schools; developing budgets for each school; and participating in the training of the Governing Councils for each school. In short, sharing virtually all of the tasks that fall on the Chief Innovation Officer with respect to the launch of these ten self-governing schools in the fall.
Applicants must possess and provide evidence of a Masterï¿½s Degree in education, business, social science, or a law degree, or a Bachelorï¿½s Degree in education, business, or the social sciences with two years of relevant experience in urban education
Applicants must have two years of experience of working with urban schools, their operations, and their budgets, and have working knowledge of the administrative functions and processes of DPS.
Regular Attendance is critical; must have an exemplary attendance record.
Must be able to verify whether U.S. citizen, resident alien, or otherwise authorized to accept employment in the U.S.
Must be physically able to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined with or without accommodations.
Under the direction of the Chief Innovation Officer the Deputy Director of School Support will:
Organize options for the Governing Councils of self-governing schools to provide critical administrative services for their respective schools
Assist the Principals through the teacher and support staff hiring process
Help the Principals develop school budgets to submit to their Governing Council
Mobilize the Principals and their community partners to undertake formal student recruitment campaigns to ensure full enrollment in the fall
Negotiate processes whereby the self-governing schools can meet the compliance requirements of the District
Participate in deciding which administrative services self-governing schools will buy from DPS, and which they will purchase in the private marketplace
Work with Principals and their academic partners on plans to produce the curriculum and lesson plans for the schools for the coming year
Communicate both within DPS and to the broader community the mission and goals of the self-governing school portfolio within DPS
If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit Public Schools security clearance.
At point of offer to hire, please be advised that you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $62.75 by cashier's check, certified check or money order, payable to the I.I.S. (Identix Identification Services). DO NOT SUBMIT PAYMENT WITH APPLICATION.
There is an option to pay by MasterCard or Visa.
All fingerprinting appointments will be scheduled by Detroit Public Schools, Human Resources Department.
If you are a current Detroit Public Schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit Public Schools security clearance.
Applicants MUST apply through the online application system. ONLY applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position. All applicants are to attach a copy of their transcripts, most recent resume and cover letter. A copy of your valid teacher certification should also be attached if certification is required for the position you are applying for.
Applicants will receive an automated confirmation once they have successfully applied for a position.
Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Service outside of the Detroit Public Schools must be verified by the applicant's employer(s) prior to hire.
It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. All documentation must be submitted along with the letter of interest. Due to the high volume of candidates applying for positions, we regret that we are unable to pull individual personnel files to retrieve/copy documents. Therefore, to assure the application process is not delayed, if you are applying for multiple positions with the district, we strongly encourage you to have available several photocopies of your credentials to be submitted for each position for which you apply. Documentation will not be accepted subsequent to the closing date of the announcement. Incomplete information will not be considered. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Recruitment and Employment Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit does not discriminate against, deny benefits to or exclude participation by any person in its programs, activities or employment on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, creed, religion or handicap.