The Montebello Unified School District is looking for a strong leader who has demonstrated a successful trajectory in a large public school district. A biliterate, 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 Executive Cabinet, performs assigned managerial responsibilities, exercises delegated authority assigned under Education Code, Federal Regulations, State of California laws, Administrative Code, and/or Board Policy/Administrative Regulations. The Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources is responsible for all functions and services related to personnel. Ensures compliance with policies, regulations, practices, and procedures.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with the Superintendent of Schools, Executive Cabinet members, school personnel, and advisory committees to regularly assess District Vision and Mission, monitor annual measurable outcomes, and revise actions/services outlined in the District’s Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
Work with the Superintendent of Schools, Executive Cabinet members, school personnel, and advisory committees to identify instructional priorities and develop policies and practices that promote establishing and maintaining a high quality instructional program that meets the diverse needs of all students.
Develop a strategic approach and work with stakeholders to adopt, implement, monitor, and evaluate evidence-based programs that support meeting the appropriate grade level Common Core State Standards and other course of study standards.
Effectively use data to monitor personnel assignments to make informed decisions as it pertains to budget, programs, and personnel.
Work cooperatively with district, school administrators, and appropriate personnel to manage and effectively evaluate staffing assignments.
Analyze the District’s systems and structures to foster and continuously improve high quality teaching and learning with an emphasis on closing any achievement gaps that may exist.
Facilitation and capacity building for District leaders to engage in frequent and regular data-based review of progress and subsequent implementation of warranted actions.
Promote the development and increasing support of community partnerships.
Work with District and school personnel to develop the District Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), Local Educational Agency Plan (LEAP), Single Plan for School Achievement (SPSA), Multi-Year Budget, etc.
Ensure the timely and accurate completion of federal, state, and local mandated reporting and plan writing.
Work with District and school personnel to develop, implement, monitor, and evaluate school programs and summer school/extended school year.
Provide leadership, supervision, and oversight to all areas associated with Human Resources including Certificated and Classified personnel; and to school administrators as determined by the Superintendent of Schools or as necessary.
Clearly articulate and communicate the District Vision and Mission, expectations, and priorities with personnel, parents, and community.
Work collaboratively with other school district representatives to establish and maintain articulation efforts, professional networking, and positive inter-district relationships.
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.
Provides leadership in the development of professional learning opportunities District-wide and for individual schools.
Delivers periodic reports and presentations to the Governing Board, school personnel, and parents and community regarding professional learning opportunities, programs and program evaluation, and budget expenditures.
Directs, administers and supervises the Human Resources work of the district and delegates duties and assignments as may be appropriate.
Represents the Board as chief spokesperson in collective bargaining and in all matters of employer-employee relations.
Directs and supervises the programs of recruitment, selection, and assignment of certificated and classified personnel; ensures the proper credentialing of certificated personnel.
Recommends salary schedules and provisions and supervises the setting of salaries according to salary schedule provisions, thereby maximizing fiscal resources.
Oversees employee requests for transfers, leaves of absence, promotions, sick leaves, grievances, terminations, or retirements from service.
Enforces Board policies, rules and regulations related to Human Resources; develops and recommends policies related to Human Resources as deemed appropriate.
Executes decisions of the Superintendent of Schools and Board of Education; performs other related responsibilities as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.
The California Education Code related to Human Resources.
Federal, State, and Board regulations, policies, and laws.
California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (CPSEL).
California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP).
California Longitudinal Pupil Achievement Data System (CALPADS).
California Program Standards of Quality and Effectiveness for Pupil Personnel Services Credentials.
California Teacher Induction Program Standards.
Administrative Services Credential Program Standards.
Proficient use of data to inform decision making, program implementation, and monitor effective allocation of human resources.
Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF); Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP); Federal/State Program (Categorical Programs); English Learner Teacher Authorizations; Administrator Induction Program; Career Technical Education (CTE) Authorizations; Bilingual Education Authorizations; Professional Learning Communities (PLC).
Human Resources practices and procedures.
District staffing/master schedule.
Instructional practices and technology.
Communicate effectively and tactfully, both orally and in written form.
Implement the policies of the District and the Board of Education; work effectively with students, parents, and personnel at all levels.
Establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Five years of successful management/supervisory experience within an educational environment.
Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university in Educational Leadership or related field of study.
Experience as a school principal; Valid California Administrative Credential.
Valid California teaching credential.
Successful experience involving negotiations with employee organizations.
Ability to work effectively in a multi-ethnic learning community.
Doctorate or evidene of coursework leading to Doctorate in Education Administration or related field.
At least three (3) years in a district office/County office of Education position.
Successful experience in Human Resources and/or administration at the district office level, in a district with 1,000 or mor employees.
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 and Closing Date: All applicants shall apply online at www.edjoin.org by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 31, 2020. All applications must include the following:
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 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 California 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.