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Assistant Superintendent

Canby School District

Canby School District is hiring an Assistant Superintendent for the 2022-23 school year. This position is a 235 work day position reporting to the Superintendent.
Position Summary:
Direct the development, implementation, and evaluation of the district’s K-12 curriculum, instruction, assessment, evaluation, and staff development. Plan and lead administrator and instructional staff development focused on ensuring instructional staff have the instructional skills, materials, and background knowledge to increase student achievement and ensure a culture of high expectations, provides every student with equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction. Be visible in the district’s schools, providing innovative, visionary leadership, and oversight of staff development, curriculum and achievement at all levels. Responsible for supervision and evaluation of assigned principals. Serves as the acting Superintendent in their absence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1) Program Operations:
a) Provide leadership in defining and implementing an instructional framework that supports the learning of all students, with a focus on historically underserved and leads to equitable student outcomes.
b) Collaborate, support and lead building and department administrators in assuring high quality curriculum, instruction and assessment (CIA).
c) Provide leadership for the development of a comprehensive professional development program for all instructional staff, including ongoing administrative professional development and support in enhancing instructional practices. The professional development program is fiscally responsible and ensures increased probability that teachers and administrators will change their practice. Work closely with administrators, teachers, instructional coaches and other departments to identify best practices and to improve instructional practice.
d) Direct the articulation of curriculum across the K-12 spectrum. Review district instructional and curricular programs for cultural responsiveness. Collaborate with other relevant stakeholders to continually improve the inclusivity of instructional methods and curriculum.
e) Oversees organizational management in all assigned areas, including supervising and evaluating assigned staff and administrators.
f) Ensure the development of effective instructional support methods, including instructional coaching. Work with administrators, teachers, and instructional coaches in selecting, developing, and aligning curriculum consistent with state academic standards and district philosophy and goals.
g) Lead the development of the District Improvement Plan and support School Improvement Plans (SIPs). Provide leadership and consultation to schools on the development and implementation of their SIPs. Responsible for developing, communicating and implementing State wide mandated initiatives.
h) Establish a system of data collection and analysis that provides for continuous assessment of instructional program effectiveness and changing needs. Conducts comprehensive assessment review of all programs to determine their level of effectiveness, contribution to the mission of the district and to identify problem areas, areas of high success, and areas in need of change. Prepares structured presentations to the Superintendent and Board, and other relevant stakeholders to share the program evaluation results.
i) Provide leadership in supporting school administrative teams to analyze data to inform best practice and develop systemic responses to improve academic and social and emotional growth for all students.
2) Serve as a member of the district leadership team, including:
a) Working with the leadership team to problem-solve all major areas of school concern and to plan, short-term and long-term, for school success.
b) Listening and responding to areas of concern identified by teachers, students, parents and community and being thoughtful in designing solutions.
c) Recruiting, hiring and assigning of staff.
d) Fostering effective teaming and collaboration within the staff and with other instructional staff.
e) Creating effective communications with staff to ensure that all staff is timely and effectively informed of department policies, issues, guidance, and operational requirements and expectations.
f) Creating an environment in which staff can provide open and candid feedback and suggestions. Working closely with staff to resolve conflict and collaboratively work together to seek solutions and resolutions.
g) Participating in the performance evaluation of staff to include intervention when performance fails to meet expectations.
3) Customer Service and Communication: Assist in creating a customer service culture that ensures the operational program is responsive and sensitive to the needs of students, administrators and school staff. Assist in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment and providing flexibility to respond to the needs of staff and community. Assist in preparing school and parent communications. Respond to school and parent inquiries.
4) Accounting and Budgeting: Responsible for department budget preparation and in assuring the department operates within with the approved budget and financial control requirements.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.
Minimum Qualifications:
• Minimum of five (5) years successful educational leadership experience.
• Successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, and/or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to equity and strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population.
• Possess or ability to obtain an Oregon administrative
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Bilingual in Spanish.
2. Successful experience as a Principal.
3. Experience in teaching and learning and knowledge of current research on most effective instructional strategies.
4. Knowledge of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Strong current knowledge of K-12 curriculum, assessment, and program evaluation techniques and core instructional practices, including intervention and support programs.
2. Demonstrated excellence in classroom literacy practice and a deep understanding of literacy theory for the purpose of modeling best practices in literacy and improving student achievement levels.
3. Knowledge of culturally responsive methods and procedures for use in classroom instruction.
4. Skill in staff professional development assessment, strategies and methodologies.
5. Skill in developing and maintaining relationships with a diverse community.
6. Effective oral and written communications; strong analytical ability, and the ability to prepare efficient and effective studies and reports.
7. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively.
8. Ability to organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
9. Demonstrated supervisory ability in observing, evaluating, and developing administrators, teachers and support staff.

In addition to salary, district pays the employee's 6% contribution to PERS. Salary listed is based on the 2021-2022 salary schedule.

All district employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination, or documentation of a medical or non-medical exception using the Oregon Health Authorities form.

Canby School District is an equal opportunity employer and educator. It is the policy of the Canby School District Board of Education and School District that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, national origin, age or disability in any educational programs, activities or employment. Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact the Human Resources Office at the Canby School District Office, 503-266-7861.
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