Work Schedule/FLSA Status: Exempt, per contract agreement
Social Security Contribution: Ineligible
The Springfield, Missouri Public School District is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Deputy Superintendent - Academics. The Springfield School District is Missouri’s largest public school district and has built a reputation of academic excellence based on the outstanding performance of our students and schools. About 25,000 students attend 36 elementary schools, an intermediate school, 9 middle schools, 5 high schools, and a variety of alternative education and choice programs.
The Deputy Superintendent - Academics is responsible for supporting the execution of the district’s vision and direction for improving instructional quality for all students by developing engaging learning experiences for all students. Lead the aligned integration of the district’s curriculum and instruction, assessment, professional learning, and language and cultural services teams with the goal of developing powerful and engaging experiences for all students. Support schools by developing instructional programs designed to improve achievement and ensuring high quality instructional tools and systems are available to teachers and school leaders.
Qualifications and Requirements
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include:
A strong belief in the vision, mission and educational model of Springfield Public Schools with the ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, flexible and autonomous environment.
Strong analytic, performance management, accountability and systems-thinking orientation needed to inform strategic planning and execution.
Innovative, forward thinker with demonstrated competency in strategic thinking and leadership.
Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills with a keen ability to navigate among all levels of the organization, the school network and with external stakeholders.
Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with others to support the operations of the school district.
Demonstrates cultural competency and a deep understanding of and empathy for students, families, staff and the community.
Demonstrates excellent execution and project management skills.
Knowledge of and demonstrates excellence in effective change management for culture, systems and practices.
Builds coalitions and works collaboratively with diverse stakeholders at all levels, including but not limited to, district personnel, students, families and the community.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in job-related area, required;
Doctorate degree in job-related area, preferred.
Five years’ of recent and relevant school leadership experience within a specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required, with proven experience leading effective teams, individuals, managing organizational change and initiating key innovations.
Background clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required
Certificates and Licenses
Educator Certification as required by the MO Department of Education, required.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST GO TO WWW.SPS.ORG AND APPLY IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED.
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SPRINGFIELD R-12 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER PARTICIPATING IN THE E-VERIFY PROGRAM.
Internal Number: 881
About Springfield R-12 Public Schools
Springfield Public Schools is Missouri’s largest school district. We have built a reputation of academic excellence based on the outstanding performance of our students and schools. More than 25,000 students attend 35 elementary schools, an intermediate school (grades 5 – 6), nine middle schools, five high schools, Phelps Center for Gifted Education and four early childhood centers. In addition, we offer more than a dozen Choice Programs that cater to the diverse needs of many students including the International Baccalaureate program, Wonders of the Ozarks Learning Facility (WOLF), Academy of Exploration at Discovery Center, Health Sciences Academy at Mercy and the Middle College Program. All five of our district high schools are designated Missouri A+ Schools.Each of our schools and programs align with our three primary district goals of improving student achievement and our graduation rate, and ensuring effective and efficient use of resources. So, while we offer much variety, there is consistency in our effort to provide the best education possible to all our students.
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