The Associate Superintendent of Student and Community Services provides executive level leadership to oversee the implementation of K-12 student support including targeted systems, curriculum, and supports; assess status of and develop a long-range plan that incorporates district-wide risk, safety, security, and emergency planning protocols & systems; provide oversight to ensure the successful execution of district athletics and activities; implement and monitor a multi-year communication and community engagement plan including strategies for all community stakeholder groups; and ensure a high-quality communications program that encompasses print, digital, and other relevant mediums. The Associate Superintendent will provide leadership and oversight that is focused on closing achievement and opportunity gaps in alignment with the district’s vision of “Every Student Future Ready.” The Associate Superintendent develops, monitors, and implements the district’s Community Engagement plans including the development and implementation of a Family Welcome center. The Associate Superintendent provides vision, leadership, and direction, assuming responsibility for the success of the departments of Student Services, Risk & Safety, Athletics & Activities, Equity, Opportunity, & Inclusion, Communications & Community Engagement. This Cabinet-level position reports directly to the Superintendent and is accountable for the overall success of the Student and Community Services division in accomplishing strategic goals. The Associate Superintendent assists the Superintendent in achieving district objectives and key performance indicators, ensuring alignment with law, policy, and priorities established by the Board of Directors.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Washington State Administration Credential required.
Valid Washington State Superintendent Credential preferred.
5+ years experience in district level leadership which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the work and to meet the certification requirements.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to students’ rights & responsibilities including regulations governing student discipline, harassment, intimidation and bullying of students, sexual harassment, and Title IX.
Demonstrated leadership of the integration of student mental health supports with other Tier I, II, and III supports.
Demonstrated ability to develop a vision for a department by analyzing, planning, and implementing change.
Demonstrated ability to effectively plan for appropriate communication to multiple interest groups and stakeholders.
Knowledge of effective methods of program development, implementation and evaluation of methods, practices and techniques.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to effectively prepare and present visual materials.
Ability to effectively present and speak publicly.
Ability to think strategically and creatively problem solve.
Ability to organize, plan and execute within timelines.
Ability to organize and coordinate workload.
Ability to learn and operate a variety of software programs.
Ability to work well under pressure and use sound judgment, including appropriate handling of confidential matters.
Ability to analyze complex situations and synthesize diverse information.
Ability to both take direction and provide guidance and direction to staff and promote a team environment.
Ability to facilitate and promote collaborative decision-making and/or make effective independent decisions when situation requires.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of others both within and outside of the district.
Ability to facilitate conflict resolution.
Additional Salary Information: Additional $3300.00 for administrator with Doctorate; additional cell phone/mileage allowance and 5,500.00 annuity. Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance.
Internal Number: 2147
About Lake Washington School District
Lake Washington School District (LWSD) is a high-performing public-school district located east of Seattle. LWSD spans 76 square miles and serves more than 29,500 students in the cities of Kirkland, Redmond and about half of Sammamish. LWSD is at the heart of a growing knowledge economy, attracting a diverse population which has grown an average of 700 students per year since 2010. It is currently the third largest district in Washington state. LWSD includes four comprehensive high schools, seven comprehensive middle schools and 27 comprehensive elementary schools. In addition, we offer 14 choice programs/schools serving students at multiple grade levels. LWSD's class of 2017 had a 93% on-time graduation rate, which is the highest graduation rate of the largest 49 districts in Washington state. In addition, 84% of LWSD students enter a two- or four-year college directly after high school. LWSD is renowned for its comprehensive academic programs, instructional excellence, student achievement, high levels of parent involvement, commitment to equity, low staff turnover and strong community support.