Mesa Public Schools is Arizona’s largest school district serving approximately 61,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The district is located just east of Phoenix in a diverse residential community supportive of education. Mesa students are frequently recognized for accomplishments in academics, the arts, career and technical education and athletics.
Applications are being accepted for the position of Executive Director of Teaching and Learning with the Mesa Unified School District. This Executive Director will report to the Deputy Superintendent. The starting date is approximately July 1, 2019. The salary and benefits package for this twelve-month position are commensurate with responsibilities.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Upholds the mission that every child is known by name, served by strength and need, and graduates prepared for college, career and community
Directs the administration and coordination of the Teaching and Learning Division
Works collaboratively with Cabinet leaders to implement the vision and mission and goals of Mesa Public Schools so that all students learn at high levels
Supervises and evaluates teaching and learning division directors who provide services to schools, administrators, and teachers based upon the Professional Learning Community Framework
Interprets state statutes and/or district policies, regulation and programs to school personnel and district patrons
Develops plans with timelines and implementation measures to enhance principal and teacher effectiveness through alignment of the curriculum, instruction, and assessment for students
Provides timely leadership for teaching and learning, management, evaluation and revision
Builds and fosters a collaborative team to ensure that directors are working with principals and teachers for improved student learning
Oversees development and revision of curriculum, instruction, guides and materials
Coordinates the evaluation and purchase of instructional textbooks, other supplementary materials, and instructional software
Develops, manages and oversees budgets for curriculum and related facilities
Assists district leaders and principals in instructional planning and improvement
Supports development of assessments and interprets data to measure student achievement and program effectiveness
Develops and coordinates the revision of curriculum-related documents
Supervises professional development for administrators, teachers and staff members
Gives direction and oversight to the development and revision of academic reports to parents and community
Manages available resources effectively and efficiently
Oversees development, implementation and management of district-level programs, projects and grants
Participates and/or supervises teaching and learning-related school or community-based committees
Participates in Governing Board meetings and study sessions
Performs other duties as assigned
State of Arizona administrative certificate. Applicants must have on file in the Human Resources Department a copy of the appropriate valid certificate by the time interviews are scheduled or documentation that the certificate application and fingerprint card have been submitted to the Arizona Department of Education at least three months prior to the tentatively scheduled date.
Administrative experience through internship and/or employment
Knowledge of educational philosophy, law, educational research, methods and techniques of instruction, curriculum, staff development, current educational issues, and district policies
Professional growth evidenced in program completion in educational administration
Emphasis will be given to evidence about the applicant which indicates:
Effective professional relationships with students, teachers, administrators, parents and the community
Effective educational leadership in the profession through membership and participation in the community and in the professional organizations as well as activities with students, teachers, community and individual projects
Effective organizational ability in all aspects of educational programs
Skill in effective decision-making
Ability to communicate effectively
Forward-looking in educational views and evidence of a willingness to accept change
Candidates must complete an online application, a letter of intent, three letters of recommendation, and transcript of credits, and appropriate certification.
The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion,
sex or gender, sexual orientation, disability, age or marital status.