Friday, June 22, 2018
Position Details: 


Position:                         Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services

REPORTS TO:                Superintendent

JOB GOAL:                     The Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services is responsible for implementing the District’s vision for an exemplary and compelling K-12 education to prepare all students for 21st century scholarship, citizenship and leadership.  To this end, the Assistant Superintendent oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of the District's instructional and professional learning programs.  In addition, the Assistant Superintendent works closely with the Superintendent to ensure that academic and curricular programs reflect the values and vision of the Brighton Community, as well as the Board of Education. The Assistant Superintendent must be adept in managing all supervisory, budgetary, and compliance related duties associated with the position while providing extraordinary leadership and guidance as the district continues its quest to be a state and national academic leader.


  1. Master’s degree in Educational Administration or Curriculum.
  2. Five (5) years of experience in public school administration.
  3. Possess a Michigan Teacher and School Administrator Certificate.
  4. Knowledgeable in all aspects of curriculum, instruction and assessment.

Desired Qualifications

  1. Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Educational Administration or Curriculum
  2. Ten (10) years of experience in public school administration.


  1. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership that results in teamwork and collaborative relationships.
  2. Demonstrates leadership in the ability to communicate a clear vision and to work cooperatively with colleagues to attain the vision.
  3. Demonstrates a willingness to take professional risks to improve opportunities for students.

Language Skills:

  1. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from administrators, students, staff, the Board of Education, Superintendent, and the general public consistent with the duties of this position.
  2. Ability to read and interpret documents such as grants, journal articles, governmental forms and handbooks and is able to follow instructions and complete applications as applicable.
  3. Superior ability to express self clearly; both orally and in writing.
  4. Excellent grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills.

Reasoning Ability:

  1. Ability to solve complex problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists consistent with the duties of this position.
  2. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form consistent with the duties of this position.
  3. Exhibit high level of professionalism with the ability to handle confidential information, use good judgment, plan and handle complex projects, and maintain a flexible attitude.
  4. Ability to work well under pressure.
  5. Ability to see tasks through to successful conclusion.

Interpersonal Skills:

  1. Possess excellent communication skills with a stakeholder-centered focus.
  2. Ability to build rapport with others ad to serve a diverse population.
  3. Ability to work with individuals and groups of students to support academics and behavior management.
  4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff members, and the school community.
  5. Ability to take the initiative, work well with others as a collaborative team member, and exhibit good communication skills.

Knowledge and Skills:

  1. Strong knowledge base in curriculum, instruction and assessment.
  2. Strong understanding of using data to maximize student learning, prioritize needs, and assess programs.
  3. Ability to develop and implement effective and intentional professional learning opportunities for staff within a long-term framework.
  4. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and Board policies.
  5. Professional demeanor in appearance and behavior.
  6. Ability to react well under pressure, handle and balance multiple demands at one time, work with frequent interruptions and perform duties and tasks at expected levels of professionalism with minimal supervision.
  7. Ability to learn new skills, flexibility and willingness to perform a variety of tasks.
  8. Proficient in problem solving skills.
  9. Accurate and detail oriented.
  10. Ability to work well with others including administrative and support staff team, and follow written and oral directions.
  11. Knowledge of state and federal mandates, programs, and grants.

Technical Skills:

  1. Ability to use both personal computer (PC) and Macintosh platform devices and applications in a networked environment.
  2. Strong knowledge of productivity applications such as Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software), Google platform applications (Classroom, Docs, Sheets) and others are required.
  3. Remains current and updated regarding computer technology.
  4. Ability to create documents that are well organized and display information that is logical and graphically appealing.
  5. Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  6. Ability to utilize technology to organize, prioritize, and work independently, as well as cooperatively with diverse groups.
  7. Attention to detail and ability to edit documents to ensure error free communication.


Curriculum and Instruction:

  1. Develops, implements and monitors the District’s curriculum review cycle aligned to adopted standards.
  2. Prioritizes and secures instructional resources aligned to the curriculum review cycle.
  3. Provides an online, transparent and collaborative curriculum management system for the District
  4. Understands instructional “Best Practices” and supports the District-wide implementation of these practices.

Assessments & Data:

  1. Develops and monitors a District-wide balanced assessment system.
  2. Supervises all federal, state and District assessments.
  3. Provides and supports a District-wide data warehouse system.
  4. Facilitates data dialogues with administrators.

Professional Development:

  1. Develops and monitors a long-term professional learning plan that supports the District’s strategic plan.

School Improvement Process:

  1. Develops and implements a District improvement plan aligned to the AdvancED framework
  2. Ensures all schools develop and implement school improvement plans aligned to the AdvancED framework and the district improvement plan
  3. Facilitates any Quality Assurance Reviews for accreditation

State and Federal Programs:

  1. Understands and adheres to compliance requirements of all state and federal grant programs
  2. Develops a plan to allocate state and federal grant funding aligned to the District's strategic plan and district and school improvement plans
  3. Works closely with the Business Department to adhere to all state and federal grant requirements.

Other Duties:

  1. Serves on Superintendent cabinet team.
  2. Responsible for District and School annual reports.
  3. Creates and maintains district web pages pertaining to the District's educational programs.
  4. Creates and implements new initiatives pertaining to curriculum, instruction, and assessments.
  5. Attends board meetings and prepares reports to the Board.
  6. Maintains regular predictable attendance.
  7. Other duties as assigned.

Evaluation:                   Performance will be evaluated annually by the Superintendent

Annual Salary:            $115,000-$130,000

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