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CLASSIFICATION TITLE: CHIEF OF ADMINISTRATION FLSA Status: EXEMPT Salary Range: Managerial Reports to: Superintendent Date Approved by the Board: September 25, 2006 Date Revised by the Board: April 27, 2009 GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES To serve as staff officer to the Superintendent including, but not limited to, keeping him/her informed as to all school based issues and concerns. Directs and supervises principals in the management and operations of schools. Coordinate all staffing and allocations of school-based personnel. Directs and supervises the Safe Schools Department. SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. Direct the implementation and monitoring of the staff allocation formula to include position control. Serve as a permanent member of the district’s Management Collective Bargaining Team (instructional and non-instructional) or as Chief Negotiator if designated by the Superintendent. Direct, advise and counsel school and district-level administrators in all aspects of contract (collective bargaining) compliance. Communicate directly with representatives of employee organizations on issues of concern and contract compliance. Interact with parents, outside agencies, business and community to enhance the understanding of district initiatives and priorities and to elicit support and assistance. Respond to inquiries and concerns in a positive manner. Keep the Superintendent informed of potential problems or unusual events. Serve on district, state or community councils or committees as assigned or appropriate. Assist in the interpretation of programs, philosophy and policies of the district to staff, students, parents and the community. Work closely with district and school staffs to support school improvement initiatives and processes. Provide leadership and oversight for the district’s leadership development/principal training program. Formerly Titled: Assistant Superintendent for School Administration and School Safety 1 Direct, lead and evaluate new and existing prevention programs to facilitate a positive and safe learning environment for all students. Direct the development, implementation and monitoring of procedures and policies to ensure student safety. Direct proceedings in accordance with legal counsel for all due process hearings in cooperation with the Chief Human Resources Officer. Direct the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program. Direct the district-wide emergency response crisis management plan. Keep informed and disseminate information about current research, trends and best practices in areas of responsibility. Maintain expertise in assigned areas. Facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of staff development activities in assigned areas. Attend training sessions, conferences and workshops as assigned or appropriate to keep abreast of current practices, programs and legal issues. Model characteristics of citizenship, charter education and literacy. Serve on Superintendent’s Executive Leadership Team. Ensure the School Board policies are up-to-date. Represent the district in a positive and professional manner. Develop or assist in developing the division budget and monitor its implementation as required. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals and make recommendations for appropriate employment action. Prepare or oversee the preparation of all required reports and maintain all appropriate records. Develop annual goals and objectives consistent with and in support of district goals and priorities. Perform other incidental tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position. Provide leadership and direction for assigned areas of responsibility. Assist in implementing the district’s goals and strategic commitment. Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the district. Set high standards and expectations for self and others. Utilize appropriate strategies and problem-solving tools to make decisions regarding planning, utilization of funds, delivering services and evaluation of services provided. Collaborate with other district leaders and contribute to the planning and operation of the district. Demonstrate initiative in identifying potential problems or opportunities for improvement and take appropriate action. Formerly Titled: Assistant Superintendent for School Administration and School Safety 2 Use appropriate styles and methods to motivate, gain commitment and facilitate task accomplishment. Perform other duties/tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position or as directed by the Superintendent. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of the collective bargaining process. Knowledge of Florida law as it pertains to human resources management. Knowledge of Florida law as it pertains to the employment process in public schools. Skills in managing conflict resolution. Knowledge of the Florida Administrative Code. Knowledge of federal rules and regulations governing the employment process. Knowledge of Florida’s funding mechanism and budgeting. Ability to prepare and manage budgets. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to use high level interpersonal skills in order to maintain effective working relationships. Possess skills related to problem-solving, planning, supervising, organizing and scheduling. Ability to handle highly sensitive personnel matters in a timely and professional manner. Knowledge of the interface activities between the mainframe computer and the division/department data management function. MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Master’s Degree from an accredited educational institution. Certification in Educational Leadership, Administration and Supervision or related field from an accredited state educational agency with certification standards compatible with the State of Florida. Experience in labor relations, contract management and safety. Ten (10 years of experience in Public Education Administration. Five (5) years of school-site based administrative experience. Lake County School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Lake County School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Formerly Titled: Assistant Superintendent for School Administration and School Safety 3
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