Chief Academic Officer
Office of Deputy Superintendent
Other - Position - Valid PA Certificate
Job Number 4600145927
Start Date
Open Date 10/18/2017
Closing Date
Reports To Deputy Superintendent
Salary
Commissioned Employee (Base salary of $148, 336 annually, plus the opportunity to earn performance-based annual increments and/or bonuses)
Qualifications
Candidate must be committed to continuous improvement with the fundamental goal of advancing student achievement in an urban public school district. In addition, we are seeking candidates with the following educational and experiential requirements and knowledge, skills, and abilities:

- A Pennsylvania Superintendent's Letter of Eligibility is required.
- Demonstrated knowledge of curricular frameworks, standards, curriculum materials, pedagogy and assessments for PreK-12 core content areas.
- Knowledge of research, practice, as well as local, state and federal education policies and requirements.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills in leadership, organization, supervision and building staff capacity.
- Experience serving as a Principal, Director of Curriculum, or similar role, especially in an urban environment, preferred.
- Ability to plan, lead, prioritize and delegate projects and initiatives to accomplish district academic goals.
- Strategic and analytic skills with a problem-solving mindset.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Knowledge of and experience in urban environments and the diverse cultures and backgrounds represented by the District's population.
- Ability to effectively work with and communicate to a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders for a variety of purposes, including cross-functional teams representing multiple Central Office departments responsible for school effectiveness and student performance.
- Demonstrated use of internal and external data to guide, define, evaluate, and make informed decisions related to curricula, assessment, teaching and leadership practices
- Knowledgeable of teacher and principal professional growth and performance evaluation systems
- Technology skills including utilizing Microsoft Office and other relevant software to perform work activities.
Residency Requirements No Residency Requirement
Essential Job Functions
1. Develops and implements strategies for achieving academic excellence by improving the quality of teaching and learning and instructional programs.

2. Supervises and leads the District's PreK-12 curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development.

3. Ensures all students are offered an appropriate academic program that possesses the rigor necessary to prepare them for college and/or career success.

4. Monitors the rigor of the academic offerings in all schools and defines the education delivery model to create consistency for student offerings across the District.

5. Ensures that the curricula are consistent with the District's goals for increasing student achievement, and that there is an appropriate and logical alignment to District, State and Federal accountability programs.

6. Understands and develops culturally relevant pedagogy in order to provide educational opportunities irrespective of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, disability, gender, or national origin.

7. Ensures that English as a Second Language (ESL) programming is effective and efficient in meeting the needs of the district's English Language Learners.

8. Uses multiple sources of data, including student performance data, to effect changes in curriculum, assessment, programs, teaching and leadership practices, as well as the attitudes of stakeholders about needed changes.

9. Differentiates curriculum and instructional offerings to meet the needs of all students.

10. Performs other responsibilities as assigned by the Deputy Superintendent, School Support and Accountability.
The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities, career and technical education programs or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. It is the policy of the Pittsburgh School District to make all services, programs and activities available and to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please make requests for accommodations at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. For more information regarding accommodations, civil rights grievance procedures, please contact: Yvonne Mathis, Office of Employee Relations, 341 S. Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412-529-HELP (4357).