Assistant Superintendent of Instruction / 1

Job Title:Assistant Superintendent of InstructionWage/Hour Status: Exempt

Reports to:Superintendent of SchoolsPay Grade:Schedule III, Category 7

Dept./School:Central OfficeDate Revised: 06/15/2015

Primary Purpose:

Provide educational leadership and management for all the overall educational operations of the school district. Primary responsibilities include personnel management, planning, accountability, budgeting, program improvement and quality control of instruction.



  • Master’s degree in educational administration from an accredited college or university
  • Valid Texas administrator certificate with Mid-management
  • Certified Instructional appraiser in PDAS

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Thorough knowledge of organizational design, management and improvement of instructional programs
  • Thorough knowledge of personnel management
  • Thorough knowledge of design and delivery of curriculum and instructional programs which includes alignment and allocations of resources based upon program needs, goals, and priorities
  • Exceptional communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to write in a variety of formats
  • Ability to conduct program evaluations using statistical methods and tools for quality control checks


  • Minimum of five years of leadership experience in school administration
  • Minimum of three years as a principal preferred

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Research and Development

  1. Provide leadership and coordinate, direct, supervise, and evaluate the work of personnel, including, but not limited to the following departments: Special Education; Special Programs; Curriculum; Instructional Technology; Staff Development; Health Services; Community and Volunteer Programs; Counseling; Alternative School; Testing and Assessment; Human Resources.
  2. Apply research and best instructional practices to achieve outcomes as determined by the district plan and board goals.

Instructional Management

  1. Provide leadership and oversight to design and deliver all curriculum and instructional programs for the district.
  2. Supervise staff in development, implementation, and revision of curriculum documents based on current review and analysis of student performance.
  3. Provide leadership to the staff at the district and campus level to work for continuous improvement and to maintain focus on implementing the district’s strategic plan and mission.
  4. Prepare reports and assist the superintendent, board, and staff in evaluating the effectiveness of the district’s plans, programs and other indicators of productivity.

School or Organization Improvement

  1. Lead the implementation of PLC and RTI at the district level.
  2. Assist the superintendent in implementing the comprehensive planning process as required by law, pertaining to the use of district-level decision making process and site-based decision making.
  3. Conduct annual evaluations of all programs and operations to determine needed improvements and make recommendations based on data.
  4. Participate in the district-level decision making process to establish and review the district’s goals, objectives and key measures of performance.
  5. Lead the implementation of all training and programs designed for the improvement of student achievement.
  6. Demonstrate skills in anticipating, managing, and resolving conflict.
  7. Provide for open communication with all district personnel.
  8. Employ collaborative decision-making processes, foster and promote collegiality and team building.

Personnel Management

  1. Assume leadership in developing policies and procedures for all areas of responsibility.
  2. Submit annual staffing proposals and include financial impact.
  3. Recommend to the superintendent the appointment and assignment of all personnel in consultation with principals and other administrators.
  4. Transfer, suspend, or recommend dismissal of district employees subject to the approval of the superintendent who shall make recommendations to the Board of Trustees.
  5. Promote a positive work environment and encourage positive staff morale within the district.
  6. Provide leadership and oversight in maintaining accurate personnel records and in preparing monthly personnel recommendations to the superintendent for the Board of Trustees.
  7. In cooperation with the superintendent and other staff, develop and recommend pay systems.
  8. Chair the district level appeals process for job classification.

Staff Development and Assessment

  1. Assume major responsibility for coordinating the planning, implementation, and monitoring of the district/campus staff development plan.
  2. Provide leadership and oversight in developing and implementing a state approved administrator and teacher assessment/appraisal process, which includes appropriate professional development for personal selected areas of growth.

Technology and Resource Management

  1. Provide leadership and direction to the faculty and staff in the effective use and integration of technology, including individual training and staff development activities.
  2. Provide leadership and assistance in developing and implementing policies and procedures for the use of technology in the district.
  3. Provide leadership in developing and implementing the district technology plan.
  4. Coordinate integration of technology and instruction/curriculum development.

Administration Fiscal/Facilities Management

  1. Oversee the budget for all educational operations, including Title I, State Compensatory, personnel, technology, and community outreach partnerships.
  2. Assist the business department in preparing and analyzing the budget to ensure departmental productivity and cost effectiveness.

Partnerships and Community Outreach

  1. Coordinate and direct the work of the Community Outreach and Volunteer Program.
  2. Be aware of district-community needs and provide leadership and assistance in addressing those needs through paternal/community and school developed initiatives.
  3. Represent the districtin activities involving the parents, business partners and community members and agencies.
  4. Keep the superintendent informed on issues, needs, and operations of the district.
  5. Articulate the district’s mission, instructional philosophy, and curriculum implementation strategies to the community and solicit their input and support in realizing those identified needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • .Provide leadership and coordinate, direct, supervise, and evaluate the work of personnel, including, but not limited to the following departments:
  • Special Education
  • Special Programs
  • Curriculum
  • Instructional Technology
  • Staff Development
  • Health Services
  • Community and Volunteer Programs
  • Counseling
  • Alternative School
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Human Resources

Equipment Used:

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Copier
  • FAX

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands:

  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
  • Ability to coordinate district functions
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress

Physical Demands/Environment Factors:

  • Frequent district wide and state wide travel
  • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours

The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.

Approved by


Superintendent Date

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