Summary

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Description

REPORTS TO:  Superintendent of Schools

WORK YEAR:  Full-time, 260 days per year

SALARY:  Competitive salary and benefit package.
 
The Chief Academic Officer of Rochester Public Schools (RPS) leads a district-wide initiative to strengthen teaching and learning to enable and empower each RPS student to thrive in school and in life. 
 
Position Summary:
The RPS Chief Academic Officer performs the following functions in Rochester Public Schools:

  1. Provides strategic leadership for and supervision of departments in the school district’s central administration that are responsible for early childhood education, curriculum and instruction, special education, multilingual learning, research and innovation, multi-tiered systems of support in reading and mathematics, and deeper learning in all academic subject areas. 
  2. Leads the design and implementation of initiatives to continuously improve instruction through professional development, coaching, and other supports. 
  3. Leads the ongoing review and improvement of curriculum in all academic subject areas. 
  4. Leads the development and implementation of multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) that provide all students with a strong educational program and that provide students who need additional support with effective and appropriate assistance 
  5. Leads delivery of educational services to students with disabilities that is aligned with best practices in the field and that is integrated into the school district’s multi-tiered system of supports. 
  6. Leads delivery of services for multilingual learners that is aligned with best practices in the field and that enables those students to become proficient in the English language while also maintaining and further developing the primary language(s) their families speak at home. 
  7. Leads the delivery of services for advanced learners (often referred to as “gifted and talented” students) from diverse backgrounds that are aligned with best practices in the field.
  8. Leads research and innovation efforts that promote continuous improvement in schools and district-wide systems and that generate new knowledge and solutions through research-to-practice partnerships with external scholars and organizations.
  9. Leads efforts to integrate deeper learning that combines mastery, identity, and creativity into all aspects of the school district’s educational agenda. 
  10. Works with the Superintendent of Schools, other members of the superintendent’s cabinet, and leaders throughout Rochester Public Schools to align academic initiatives with other priorities and initiatives of the Rochester Public Schools Strategic Plan.

Qualifications:

  1. A record of success in classroom teaching 
  2. A record of success in leadership at the school, district, state, or federal levels 
  3. Understanding of and ability to implement best practices in curriculum 
  4. Understanding of and ability to implement best practices in instruction
  5. Understanding of and ability to implement best practices in professional development 
  6. Understanding of and ability to implement best practices in research and evaluation 
  7. Understanding of and ability to implement best practices in serving students with disabilities 
  8. Understanding of and ability to implement best practices in serving multi-language learners 
  9. Understanding of and ability to implement best practices in serving accelerated learners 
  10. Understanding of and ability to implement best practices in multi-tiered systems of support   
  11. Understanding of and ability to implement best practices in deeper learning.

Commitment to Equity:
Rochester Public Schools is committed to diversifying its workforce to better reflect the community we serve.  We believe the practices used in recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supporting, and promoting staff must include and honor, at every level, those who represent the diverse identities of our schools and community.

https://www.rochesterschools.org/equity-statement

Common and Shared Accountabilities for All Positions 
Employees of the Rochester Public School District #535 are expected to support the goals, model and promote an environment that is respectful for all, and work collaboratively with other staff to focus on the needs of the learner. A quality, customer focus that conveys a welcome attitude, an adaptability to change, and a desire for continuous improvement is also expected of all employees. In addition, staff are to respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the schools, and be dependable and accountable employees.

District Information:  Visit www.rochesterschools.org to learn more about Rochester Public Schools.