Plans, organizes, manages, and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Educational Services Department. Responsible for professional development, association conferences, academies, on-line learning, credentialing programs, and workshops, state affiliation and national liaison activities and direct support to regions and charters. Serves as a member of the Association’s senior leadership team.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Reports to and receives general direction from the Chief Operations Officer
Works independently and methods of performing tasks are the responsibility of the employee
Manages and directs Educational Services staff
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Directs, supervises and evaluates department staff, monitors work flow, reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures.
Coordinates departmental activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations
Researches, develops and implements a wide variety of professional programs which are responsive to membership needs, current research, educational trends and state/federal policies; evaluates and revises programs as necessary.
Provides highly technical program and professional development support to individuals, districts, County Offices of Education, charters, regions, other associations and educational partners.
Responsible for planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Educational Services related portions of Strategic Plan.
Provides oversite, direction and advisement of Administrative Services Credential Programs
Implementation and delivery of online-learning, hybrid and in-person professional learning and development programs.
Designs and coordinates academies and evaluates and reviews program content.
Develops relationships with educational partners and agencies to establish collaborative initiatives.
Responsible for overview of the New Superintendents Seminar Series.
Serves as staff liaison and/or support staff to assigned Councils and Committees.
Prepares and monitors department programs and assigned Councils and Committee budgets.
Attends and participates in various Association Council and Committee meetings.
Prepares and presents Board agenda items related to area of assignment.
Establishes and reviews department goals and objectives with Chief Operations Officer.
Initiates, negotiates, reviews and monitors all Educational Services contracts between business, educational partners and consultants.
Works collaboratively with other departments to ensure delivery and promotion of services.
Other related duties as assigned.
Sitting for long hours, working at a computer workstation for extended periods
Some travel (10-20%) may be required by land or air, with occasional overnights
Educational policy issues and school administration policies and practices
Current research and trends in professional learning development and design, including but not limited to Quality Professional Learning Standards (QPLS), needs analysis, planning, development, implementation and evaluation
Budget and personnel management principles and practices
Trends in educational leadership, human resources, school budget, curriculum, instruction, communication, SEL, Special Education and Student Services, superintendency
Association purposes, governance and structure (state, region, charter)
California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSEL) Administrative and technical skills.
Commission on Teacher Credential Accreditation standards and procedures
State Board of Education policies.
Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and cloud-based collaboration tools (google drive/Microsoft 365, Learning Management Systems, and related technolog to perform work
Effective interpersonal skills
Prioritize and coordinate several projects at once, balancing requests and demands of the entire association (ex. members, other departments/ teams, the board)
Speak effectively before large audiences and verbally articulate complex, controversial and/or sensitive information and positions
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals
Interpret and apply Association policies, procedures, rules and regulations and develop and implement department policies and procedures
Supervise, evaluate, and motivate staff and gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion
As a member of the senior leadership team, maintain sensitive and confidential information and uphold the Association’s Code of Conduct
Write effective, persuasive and descriptive materials and establish and convey goals, objectives, and policy positions
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, association members and leaders, and diverse external populations
EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Six years of progressive responsibility for professional development and learning programs, including planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluating, as well as District/County Office Education experience
Two years of significant project management experience
Experience in the delivery of professional development for adult learners
Experience relevant to educational or association activities desirable.
Master’s degree with major coursework in education.
About Association of California School Administrators
The Association of California School Administrators is the largest umbrella organization for school leaders in the United States, serving more than 17,000 California educators.
ACSA’s top priority is advocating for public school students in kindergarten through grade 12, as well as adult learners. Our mission is to be the driving force of education in California and beyond.
Administrators in California had long talked of forming an umbrella organization that encompassed their varied professional functions. Formed in July, 1971, ACSA became the first operative united administrator organization in the nation.
Since ACSA’s inception, administrator associations in 39 states have moved toward some form of consolidated or umbrella organization. ACSA is the only association in the nation that encompasses the broad spectrum of the management/leadership team.
ACSA serves administrators in 19 regions throughout California, each made up of local charters.