DIRECTOR OF ACTIVITIES, ATHLETICS, ARTSSTANDARD POSITION DESCRIPTIONFirst screening on 6/9/17, but open until filled. Our website is www.nthurston.k12.wa.us and has the full posting and job description.We look forward to hearing from you.Classification: Director Location: District OfficeReports to: Assistant Superintendent FLSA Status: ExemptBargaining Unit: NoThe job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer andemployee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.Part I: Position Summary:North Thurston Public Schools recognizes the importance of having all students connected to school. Academic achievement and enjoyment of the school experience is significantly improved when our students have the opportunity to experience, both inside and outside of the normal school day, an activity, sport, or performance. The Director of Activities, Athletics, Fine & Performing Arts, and Health & PE Programs is a new position and the leader will be responsible for providing guidance, support and instructional assistance to building administrators, staff and teachers under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services. Duties include evaluating and implementing the alignment of instructional materials to standards, ensuring compliance, assisting in grant development, and developing and overseeing programs at all district schools. This position is also responsible for overseeing the scheduling of events at our stadium and arts facilities. The District represents a diverse community with a population of approximately 40% students with diverse backgrounds. We seek an individual who has successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities. The selected candidate must demonstrate a commitment to strengthening community engagement and communication with the District’s diverse populations.Part II: Supervision and Controls over the Work:Serves under the broad guidance and administrative supervision of the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services or Superintendent’s designee. Is held responsible for results in terms of effectiveness of planning, policies, and programs, and for achievement of district goals and objectives. Work is guided by, and must be in compliance with, federal and state law, policy direction of the School Board, and compliance with state and local regulatory agencies.Part III: Major Duties and Responsibilities listed may include, but are not limited to the following: Program Leadership: As part of the administrative team responsible for activities, athletics, fine & performing arts, and health & PE programs, provides leadership to all assigned programs and functions. 1. Planning and Programming: Maintains familiarity with educational research and best practice in activities, athletics, fine & performing arts, and health & PE. Participates in discussions on evolving demands and expectations and the impact those demands and expectations will have on assigned programs. Participates in school improvement planning. Coordinates staffing, program locations and resource allocations in cooperation with building administrators. Oversees the scheduling of events at the stadium and various art venues using established protocols. Participates in parent involvement activities as appropriate.2. Program Supervision: Provides regular oversight over all activities, athletics, fine & performing arts, and health & PE programs to assure compliance and effectiveness. Represents the District in meetings with external parties and agencies. Provides district level support to buildings in development of school-wide or program plans. Advises and assists building administrators in addressing community, parent, student and staff concerns. Collaborates with the District's Teaching and Learning instructional team in efforts to improve student learning including successful implementation of a Response to Intervention Academic Model. Monitor programs and gathers staff input to develop and implement system improvements.3. Financial Management and Strategic Planning: Advises the Assistant Superintendent on the financial implications of education programs. Assists with development of and administers programs within approved budget parameters. Maintains records and documents necessary to support state and federal funding requests. 4. Policy Formulation and Guidance: Recommends to the Assistant Superintendent the need for and formulates policies necessary to assure effective implementation and operation of assigned programs. Assists in developing and monitoring policies and procedures to implement regulations as required under State and Federal regulations. 5. Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining: Contributes to planning and as required, participates in the collective bargaining process to include identifying and researching bargaining issues related to activities, athletics, fine & performing arts, and health & PE programs. Participates in labor management meetings to address programs and operations as needed. 6. Program Direction and Staff Supervision: Supports Assistant Superintendent in assuring that positions are effectively allocated and staffed to assure fulfillment of student and program needs and to comply with regulatory and statutory requirements. Assures staff possesses and practices the skills, abilities, and values necessary to achieve the level of program delivery that is essential to a highly effective program and compliance with State requirements. Assists in the design and implementation of the department’s professional development plan for certificated staff. Provides support to building teams with implementation of regulations in assessment/reevaluation activities, program recommendations and record keeping. Mentors and supervises assigned certificated instructional staff. Establishes an environment in which all staff members are comfortable and forthcoming in sharing their ideas, needs and concerns, and in which the staff collaboratively work together to seek solutions. 7. Program Evaluation, Analysis and Feedback: Establishes a system of data collection and analysis that provides for continuous assessment of program effectiveness and/or changing needs. Prepares structured presentations to the Assistant Superintendent and other audiences to share program evaluation results and related information. 8. Required to follow Board policy and stay abreast of updates/changes. 9. Performs other duties as assigned.Part IV: Minimum Qualifications: 1. Applicants must have successful experience in working with culturally diverse families and communities, or have otherwise demonstrated a commitment to strengthening engagement of a diverse community and skill in communicating with a diverse population. 2. Master’s Degree and/or educational administration certificate required (Washington State Principal or Program Administrator’s Certification required). 3. Minimum of five years of leadership/administrative experience. 4. Minimum of five years of teaching experience. 5. Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and understanding of “client-centered” support and services. 6. Demonstrated ability to use positive interpersonal skills in assisting school staff with program implementation and compliance requirements by exhibiting excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 7. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively. 8. Ability to organize work, set priorities, and meet deadlines. Ability to establish effective working relationships at all levels of the organization. Knowledge and experience in working with computers, data and word processing. 9. Ability to remain calm, deliberate, and tactful in stressful and emotional situations. A reputation of respectful, productive relationships with others, both professionally and personally. 10. Knowledge of curriculum materials, instructional techniques and behavior management. 11. Knowledge of current state and federal regulations. 12. Knowledge of state/federal rules and regulations (i.e. student discipline, teacher evaluation, Perkins, Work-based Learning). 13. Demonstrated sensitivity to cultural, developmental, religious and ethnic diversity of students, staff and community. 14. Demonstrated leadership and supervisory ability.Part V: Physical and Environmental Requirements of the Position:The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, lift, carry, move about, hear and speak. Employee may be required to perform extensive work at a computer display terminal. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 25 to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee may sit or stand for longer than 2 hours at a time, may lift objects repeatedly, and may undertake repeated motions.
Master's Degree and educational administration certificate required (WA State Principal Program Administrator's Certification required. Minimum of five years of leadership / Administrative experience. Minimum of five years of teaching experience. Knowledge of state / federal rules and regulations (i.e. student discipline, teacher evaluation and WIAA requirements). Knowledge of curriculum materials, instructional techniques and behavior management. More found online in our job posting at www.nthurston.k12.wa.us.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation package includes; competitive salary and benefits including 15 additional compensated work days, medical, dental, vision and life.
North Thurston Public Schools was founded in 1953, 13 years before the City of Lacey. What began as a small rural district has continued to grow, and we are now educating over 14,500 students each year and expected to reach over 19,000 by 2034. With 13 elementary schools, 5 middle schools (including a performing arts magnet school), 3 comprehensive high schools and one high school of choice, the D...istrict is the largest in Thurston County and the 23rd largest of Washington State. The student population is the most ethnically-diverse in the South Sound region, serving African American, Pacific Islander, Asian, Native American, Hispanic and other populations.
The District is located one hour south of Seattle and encompasses 74 square miles serving Lacey and northeast Thurston County.
Over 14,500 students enrolled (PreK-12th grade)
22 schools consisting of:
13 elementary schools
5 middle schools (including a performing arts magnet school)
3 comprehensive high schools
1 high school of choice
18 Washington Achievement Awards
6 Schools of Distinction Awards
100+ National Board-Certified Teachers
American Indian/Alaskan Native 1.4%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander 2.3%
Black/African American 5.2%
Hispanic/Latino of any race(s) 18.9%
Two or more races 13.7%
+$173.8 million annual budget