Benefits: Highly Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, EASE, and Long Term Care; 30 Paid Vacation Days per Fiscal Year
The Montebello Unified School District is looking for a strong educational leader who has demonstrated a successful trajectory in a large public school district. A dynamic and innovative individual who will work effectively with all stakeholders and will maintain a commitment to partnerships among students, parents, personnel, and community. A proven leader who has the ability to maintain procedures and protocols in order to sustain a professional culture built upon collaboration and teamwork at all levels.
Under the general direction of the Superintendent of Schools, as a member of the Executive Cabinet, performs assigned managerial responsibilities, exercises delegated authority as assigned under Education Code, Federal Regulations, State of California laws, Administrative Code, and/or Board Policy/Administrative Regulations.
The Assistant Superintendent, Student Services, is responsible for the following areas: special education, attendance, health services, community affairs, counseling, mental and physical health, Independent Studies, and continuation education-opportunity classes.
Fosters continuous school improvement in academic content standards, teaching and learning, professional learning opportunities, parent engagement, governance and funding. Ensures compliance with policies, regulations, practices, and procedures.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Personnel in this job classification may perform any combination of the duties and responsibilities shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge or abilities associated with this classification, but are intended to accurately reflect the principle job elements.
Prepares monthly student enrollment reports.
Conducts the annual ethnic survey and prepares reports for local, state, and federal programs.
Supervises the public information officer, including press releases.
Assists the Superintendent of Schools with the district’s public relations.
Maintains board policies and administrative regulations current, including legal opinions related to education.
Conducts research and makes recommendations for student attendance areas and boundary changes.
Reviews all student injury reports and alerts insurance companies to cases needing attention.
Coordinates and submits Public Records Act (PRA) requests, and handles all program audits/reviews-findings and recommendations.
Prepares memorandums to the Superintendent of Schools.
Makes annual projection of student enrollment by each grade and school.
Convenes student services personnel periodically for professional discussions and reviews recommendations.
Represents the Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Education at district advisory council meetings.
Reviews all student suspensions and expulsions.
Seeks opportunities for professional learning in field of assignment.
Reviews applications for student visas (I-20) to determine eligibility.
Maintains and exemplifies appropriate adult behavior as a worthy model for students to emulate.
Clearly articulate and communicate District vision and mission, expectations, and priorities with personnel, parents, and community.
Collaborate with District and school personnel, advisory committees, businesses, and community organizations to seek donations, identify and write grants, and explore opportunities for additional funding.
Work collaboratively with other school district representatives to establish and maintain articulation efforts, professional networking and positive inter-district relationships from Transitional Kindergarten through Adult.
Provides leadership in school improvement processes, programs, and systems, including the development of accountability measures and high expectations and standards for quality teaching and learning.
Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel.
Other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.
The California Education Code with relation to Student Services.
Federal, State and Board regulations, policies, and laws.
Common Core State Standards, Content Standards, Next Generation Science Standards.
Principles and practices of finance, student enrollment, average daily attendance, and special education services.
Successful evidence-based intervention models.
California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL).
California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP).
California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
Current evidence-based practices for instructional and professional learning effectiveness.
Proficient use of data to inform decision making, program implementation, and monitoring student learning.
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF); Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC); Federal/State Program (Categorical Programs); English Learners; Independent Studies; Continuation Education; Community Day Schools; Non Public Schools; Mental Health; Foster Youth; Homeless; Professional Learning Communities (PLC).
Work effectively with personnel.
Communicate and implement the policies and regulations of the Board of Education.
Work effectively in a diverse ethnic learning community.
Possession of a valid California Administrative Services Credential.
Five years of successful administrative experience.
Successful Principal experience.
Successful teaching experience; Valid California teaching credential.
Successful experience in a diverse ethnic learning community.
Possession of a doctorate degree or evidence of coursework leading to doctorate in education or related field of study.
English Learner (EL) Authorization.
At least three (3) years in an administrative district office position.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Mobility: Must possess mobility of arms to reach and dexterity of hands to grasp and manipulate small objects such as would be needed to use a pen or a keyboard. Must possess sufficient mobility to operate a vehicle, to travel to school and community sites, and other meetings at a wide variety of locations. There is a frequent requirement to attend meetings and make presentations which may involve prolonged periods of sitting and standing.
Vision: Must possess vision (which may be corrected) to read small print and computer screens.
Speech/Hearing: Must possess hearing (which may be corrected) to use a telephone and to hear discussions and questions during public and school meetings. The individual is required to speak clearly and distinctly, to make lengthy oral presentations and to converse by telephone.
Mental/Emotional: The individual is required to establish effective relationships with a wide range of people, to give direction and to exercise tact, diplomacy, empathy, and firmness in sometimes highly emotional situations.
Other Conditions: The individual is required to use a personal vehicle to visit district and community sites, to attend periodic evening meetings and/or travel within and out of the county boundaries to attend meetings. The individual may be required to work for extended hours beyond a normal work day. This position is exempt from overtime compensation.
Application Procedures: Complete application on EDJOIN at www.edjoin.org
Letter of Introduction (wet signature).
Resume providing biographical information about educational preparation, experience and achievements, community and special interests.
Three current (signed and within the last 12 months) letters of recommendation regarding the applicant's performance in his/her present position and previously held positions. One letter must be from an immediate supervisor.
Copy of transcript with Bachelor’s, Master’s Degree, or Doctorate posted. (Official transcripts will be required, if hired/or not on file)
Copy of a valid Administrative Credential authorizing service appropriate to the position for which application is being made.
Failure to include the above required documents will result in disqualification.
Applicants are advised that, should there be a significant number of persons applying for the position the paper screening process may include one or more of the desirable qualifications or the amount of experience in current or previous positions.