The Assistant Superintendent, under the direction of the Superintendent of Schools, assures that the Catholic Schools develop and maintain curriculum, teaching, and professional development programs for administrators and teachers which integrates Catholic values and sound education practices. The Assistant Superintendent provides guidance to principals regarding school administration, policies and procedures.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Serving as a resource to schools and school councils in providing professional development and or orientation programs for administrators, teachers and support staff.
Serving as curriculum consultant.
Being available to school councils.
Providing updated instructional materials as recommended by appointed committees.
Assist schools with alignment of curriculum, instruction and assessment.
Implementing within the schools all federal and state regulations and updating the schools on federal and state rules.
Visit schools regularly to assess any needs; visit during schools Masses, visit classrooms, meet with principals etc.
Establishing and maintaining strong and productive relationships with school systems, institutions, agencies, community organizations, and the general public.
Preparing statistical reports for the Diocese, federal, and state agencies for educationally-related organizations.
Coordinating the Diocesan-wide standardized testing program.
Preparing the annual budget for the Catholic Schools Office.
Assisting schools in the preparation of their budgets, if necessary, and studying the financial reports at the end of each fiscal year.
Attending such conventions and conferences as are necessary to keep abreast of latest educational trends.
Serving as a resource to assist schools in all facets of operation.
Assisting schools in evaluating the quality of teaching and seeking to improve teaching effectiveness (i.e., evaluations, setting goals, accreditation process).
Periodic review and revision of the Catholic Schools Handbook.
Maintaining close communications with pastors, directors and principals, informing them of opportunities and programs offered by Catholic universities, and state and federal education departments.
Work with the Superintendent to update diocesan Catholic Schools’ policies.
Assist schools as needed with access to available state and federal funding.
Work with the Superintendent to provide quality professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators
Participate in training for ongoing professional growth and to fulfill Effective Instructional Leadership Act requirements.
Assist the schools with enrollment management.
Manage the activities of the Catholic Schools Foundation.
Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent, Chancellor or Bishop.
The Assistant Superintendent shall be evaluated annually by the superintendent, with evaluative data submitted by principals contributing to the process.
The characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, operate a computer, including use of a keyboard, reach with hands and arms; talk and hear and occasionally required to climb stairs, balance, stoop, or kneel. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 10 pounds.
Education, Training, Abilities and Experience:
Commitment to Catholic Identity and the mission of the schools
Master’s Degree or higher in Education (preferred)
Minimum of five years’ teaching experience
Minimum of three years’ experience in school administration
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written communication, public speaking)
Human relations and interpersonal skills
Willingness to travel and work on evenings or weekends if needed
Competence in technology
Successfully complete a criminal history and background check.