The Deputy Superintendent serves as the Superintendent in the absence of the Superintendent; provides day-to-day leadership for the School District; provides leadership and direction to all the departments to ensure alignment and attainment of strategic plan objectives and goals; represents the Superintendent, as appropriate, at official school and community functions; and informs the Superintendent of changes in trends, laws, rules, or regulations. The Deputy Superintendent also advises the Superintendent on issues within the school district; ensures compliance with state and federal regulations; and supervises all other staff as appropriate.
Participate with the Superintendent and other senior staff to develop goals, objectives, and policies for administrative services which facilitate and support improved learning and achievement for all students enrolled in Schenectady City Schools.
Participate with the Superintendent and other senior staff to create and maintain systems and decision making processes that eliminate inequities across the range of student differences and their intersections.
Direct all facets of the daily operations of the Office of the Superintendent to ensure compliance with Board of Education policies and all local, state and federal regulations.
Provide communication counsel and support to the Superintendent to ensure the District's strategy, objectives and performances are effectively communicated to external and internal audiences.
Attend all Board of Education and cabinet meetings; providing assistance in the preparation and execution of these meetings to the superintendent.
Liaison with Board of Education Committees, external regulatory agencies, and the public as assigned, serving as the Superintendent's representative.
Plan agendas, facilitates meetings, organizes staff participation and communicates the results of meetings at the direction of the superintendent.
Regularly evaluate program effectiveness utilizing stakeholder feedback to improve service delivery.
Monitor departmental budgets and ensures alignment with District Improvement Plan.
Plan and coordinate the evaluation program for District personnel.
Assist the Superintendent with supervision of all district and building administrative staff.
Review and recommend changes appropriate to the maintenance of a positive district image to fellow cabinet staff.
Monitor and report Audit results and assist in the development and implementation of corrective action plans.
Assist in the preparation and development of the budget; including participation in public communication regarding the budget and the development process.
Analyze and manage sensitive issues that arise frequently in the rapidly changing environment of the Superintendent's office where improper handling may have serious consequences for the school district.
Address the needs of parents in the office when the Superintendent is not available.
Assist Human Resources and Pupil Support offices in supervising investigations of complaints against staff and students.
Protect confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and certification assigned by the superintendent and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.
Permanent certificate in a teaching field
NYS Administrator Certification (School District Administrator or School District Leader)
Minimum five (5) years as successful experience as a school principal
Excellent integrity, good moral character and initiative
A commitment to a school district mission of eliminating Race, Economics, and Disability as predictors of student achievement
A commitment to a school district mission of being an Anti-Racist Organization that focuses on eliminating oppressive systems since all systems of oppression are interlocked and interwoven.
A background in or experience with culturally responsive education and anti-racism work
Has experience in labor management and an understanding of a collaborative approach to working with all Bargaining Unit Leaders.
Enthusiasm and interpersonal skills to relate well with staff, students, parents and community members
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms of English
Valid driver's license
Skill in word processing, spreadsheets, and the use of data in a problem solving process
Knowledge of and some skills in the field of Organizational Development
About Schenectady City School District
With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement. Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.