TASK 1: PERFORMS AS EDUCATIONAL LEADER OF THE SCHOOLS 1.1 Supervises and evaluates assistants. 1.2 Oversees planning and evaluation of curriculum and instruction. 1.3 Maintains a current knowledge of developments in curriculum and instruction. 1.4 Prepares long- and short-term goals for the district, including student achievement. 1.5 Communicates vision/mission to school personnel. 1.6 Participates in professional activities to enhance knowledge and skills.
TASK 2: SERVES AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE SCHOOL BOARD 2.1 Implements policies of the school board. 2.2 Reports to the school board about the status of programs. 2.3 Recommends actions and alternatives to the board. 2.4 Acts as liaison between the school board and school personnel. 2.5 Informs the board about rules and regulations of the Georgia Board of Education and state and federal laws. 2.6 Informs the board about current trends and developments in education.
TASK 3: OVERSEES STAFF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 3.1 Has a recruitment plan and organizes recruitment of personnel. 3.2 Recommends the assignment of personnel to schools and offices. 3.3 Ensures administration of human resource policies and programs 3.4 Plans and implements a personnel evaluation system that differentiates the performance of employees in the district. 3.5 Maintains up-to-date job descriptions for all personnel. 3.6 Oversees the planning and evaluation of the professional learning program.
TASK 4: OVERSEES OPERATIONS AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT 4.1 Prepares long- and short-range plans for facilities and sites. 4.2 Ensures the maintenance of school property. 4.3 Monitors any construction, renovation, or demolition of school facilities. 4.4 Maintains and implements policies for the use of school property. 4.5 Oversees and implements policies for safe school facilities.
TASK 5: OVERSEES FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT 5.1 Prepares budget subject to approval by the Board of Education. 5.2 Ensures that expenditures are within limits approved by the school board. 5.3 Monitors compliance with policies and laws. 5.4 Reports to the school board on the financial condition of the school district. 5.5 Establishes and monitors procedures for procurement of equipment and supplies.
TASK 6: DIRECTS COMMUNITY RELATIONS ACTIVITIES 6.1 Articulates educational programs and needs to the community. 6.2 Maintains contact with news media. 6.3 Participates in community affairs. 6.4 Involves the community in planning and problem-solving for the schools.
TASK 7: OVERSEES STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES 7.1 Monitors student support services. 7.2 Monitors student data collection and state reporting. 7.3 Implements policies and programs relating to behavior and discipline of students. 7.4 Maintains programs for the health and safety of students. 7.5 Acts as liaison between schools and community social agencies. 7.6 Monitors the student transportation district.
Education: Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree or higher in Administration and Supervision or Educational Leadership is required, doctorate preferred; must hold or be eligible for a Tier Two L6 or higher Georgia Leadership Certificate in Educational Leadership.
Essential Knowledge/Skills: Knowledge of Board policies, Georgia statutes, policies and procedures of the Georgia Board of Education, and regulations of the Georgia Department of Education. Awareness of community attitudes toward the schools, sources of school support, community expectations for the schools, curriculum and instructional theory and practices, management principles and financial planning, management information systems and leadership techniques are essential. The position requires, among other qualities, managerial, observational, communications, and leadership skills and abilities, or any equivalent combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Shall be of good moral character and not convicted of any crime involving moral turpitude.
Experience: Minimum of fifteen-years’ educational experience, including three-years as a district level administrator; three years as a school principal; five-years’ experience as a classroom teacher; concentration in administration, supervision, curriculum, finances and personnel management.
The Columbia County Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for all positions are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.
About Columbia County School District
The Columbia County School District has established a pattern for consistent excellence and achievement making it one of the premier school systems in the state of Georgia. Our schools form an award-winning, nationally recognized school district with 18 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, and 5 high schools. Situated in the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia, our school district is located 10 miles northwest of Augusta, approximately 135 miles east of Atlanta, and 70 miles west of Columbia, SC. Our school district serves the students living in the cities of Grovetown and Harlem, and the communities of Appling, Evans and Martinez. Our teachers enjoy competitive salaries and an outstanding benefits plan. Thank you for your interest in our organization.