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Assistant Superintendent of Professional Learning and Human Resources

The Winnetka Public Schools District 36 is seeking an Assistant Superintendent of Professional Learning and Human Resources starting July 1, 2019.
JOB TITLE: Assistant Superintendent of Professional Learning and Human Resources
LOCATION: District Office
CHARACTERISTICS: Administrator, twelve-month contract
LICENSURE: Professional Educator License (PEL) with GADM Endorsement
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
SUPERVISES: Certified & Classified employees
EVALUATION: Evaluated annually by the Superintendent
OVERVIEW OF THE POSITION
The Assistant Superintendent of Professional Learning and Human Resources is responsible for professional learning of all licensed and classified support staff and developing and maintaining a personnel system, which ensures that the school district is staffed with excellent employees. This individual provides leadership, guidance, and direct support to the Superintendent and supports the district leadership team in professional learning and personnel matters and promotes the general welfare of district employees.
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provides direct support and counsel to the Superintendent of Schools. Oversees the Winnetka University program and monitors content and effectiveness of the curriculum, student services, and technology departments while coordinating with the Business Office.
Builds and oversees professional learning system for all employee groups with responsibility for ensuring that all staff are appropriately trained and meet all state and federal requirements for positions.
Executes a leadership development plan with recruitment and retention of top talent within the District.
Provides assistance to the District Leadership Team in the allocation, selection, assignment, and evaluation of personnel.
Routinely prepares and posts job descriptions for position vacancies and maintains a repository of job descriptions for reference.
Directs the recruitment program for certified and classified staff.
Works with the principals in reviewing/recommending staff transfers.
Oversees the staff evaluation program and manages student growth in the teacher evaluation process.
Provides assistance, counsel, and support in the evaluation of staff who are not meeting district expectations.
Administers a system of employee records, which includes state certification, tenure, professional growth, seniority, salary, and employment status.
Manages contractual agreements with employee groups and may serve as a Board of Education representative in collective bargaining.
Supervises preparation of personnel reports.
Administers the substitute teacher program.
Prepares personnel recommendations for superintendent and Board of Education approval.
Works with principals to administer pre-service programs such as student teaching and internships.
Coordinates the annual staff recognition/retirement program.
Serves on the District Communications Committee with Winnetka Education Association leadership.
Directs the District Curriculum and RIF Committee Processes.
Prepares for state audits; prepares and submits varied reports to IBSE.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs other duties as directed by the Superintendent.
EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION/ CERTIFICATES/ QUALIFICATIONS
Valid Illinois Professional Educator License with Administrative endorsement.
Masters Degree in Human Resources or equivalent experience preferred.
Experience in recruitment, selection, and devlopment of personnel; employee discipline, staff supervision and evaluation; collective bargaining.
Must have strong organizational, communication, and public relations skills.
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must demonstrate exemplary interpersonal skills in dealing with colleagues, staff, outside officials, and general public.
Must be patient, persistent, and positive.
Excellent technical competencies in a variety of areas including writing and editing, organization, problem-solving, multi-tasking, statistical record keeping, prioritizing, technology use, and the like.
Successful teaching experience required.
Clearance of FBI & IL State Police background check required.
Physical Exam within last year of hire date.
Valid First Aid/CPR Cards preferred.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Moderate degree of physical stamina with occasional lifting of 10 to 15 pounds and occasional lifting up to 50 pounds required in the physical assistance of students with special needs. Ability to move freely to various locations within the classroom, office and other community settings. Frequent standing, walking, sitting, and bending. Frequent repetitive activities including hands, arms, and legs for clerical related work. Exposure to noise and activity of a school setting. Exposure to outdoor weather conditions.
Interested applicants should apply online. Please include a letter of background and interest, resume, copies of certification, transcripts and references.


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