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Chief of Staff

POSITION TITLE: Chief of Staff

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in business, education, public administration, or a related field. Master’s degree is preferred. A minimum of eight or more years with increasingly responsible administrative or executive managerial experience, preferably within a large urban school district or public sector employer. Must have extensive experience at the executive level directing and managing support services. Should have significant experience in overseeing, implementing, and managing various administrative projects. Ability to lead and direct the activities of the Business and Governmental Relations, Communications, and Americans with Disabilities Act Services. Must have the ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action. Excellent communication skills including public speaking and writing skills. Demonstrated ability to structure large amounts of information in written documents that are clear and easy to understand. Must be able to interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and district logistical studies. Ability to supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff. Organizational development, strategic planning, staff development, and performance management skills at the executive level are required.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS: Represents the Superintendent and is the liaison between the Superintendent's office and a variety of other internal and external offices, to include the Cabinet members. Supervises the workflow of the Superintendent's office to ensure quality and timeliness including reports, position papers, correspondence, and related items. Supervises the interaction between the Superintendent's office and the Board of Education and handles quality control issues for all Board of Education materials that originate from the Superintendent's office. Leads the Superintendent's Cabinet staff meetings including preparation of agenda items and interaction with the Cabinet in the preparation of materials. Resolves problems between and among offices that require Superintendent-level involvement. Supports the planning of the Superintendent's meetings with administrators and community members. Provides leadership and management of services and support for the educational functions of the school division. Serves as a member of the Superintendent’s Cabinet and leadership team. Duties include planning, organizing, controlling, directing, staffing, and evaluating the administrative and support services of assigned departments and/or programs. Implements a systemic process for identifying and responding to the needs of the schools, central offices, and various programs. Supervisor to the Director of Communications and Media Relations. Serves as a liaison and point of contact for Communications, Americans with Disabilities Act Services, and serves as the Superintendent’s designee in appeals regarding student and employee matters. Establishes specific goals and objectives aligned with and in support of the instructional program mission, goals, and objectives. Works in a cooperative and collaborative manner with numerous internal and external constituents. Performs other related duties as assigned.

GENERAL DEFINITION AND CONDITIONS OF WORK: Performs senior executive level leadership in an office environment. Work requires frequent standing, sitting, walking, and light lifting up to 10 pounds. Effective verbal and written communication skills for expressing or exchanging ideas, hearing to perceive information at a normal spoken word level, and visual acuity for preparing and analyzing written or computer data.

REPORTS TO: Superintendent

PAY SCHEDULE: Unified Pay Schedule, Pay Grade 139

LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 260 Days (12 months)

FLSA: Exempt