Assistant Superintendent

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Flint Community Schools
Position Details: 

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Flint Community Schools, an urban public school system with campuses throughout the City of Flint, Michigan, has a long and rich tradition of community education.  Flint Community Schools provide a range of academic, extended services and extracurricular activities at the elementary and secondary levels to meet the needs of our students and their families.

Essential Functions:

  1. Follow all rules, policies and procedures of Flint Community Schools, along with state and federal regulations pertaining to instruction and academic issues.
  2. Provide leadership for short and long range planning for all curriculum and instruction and staff development initiatives.  Such planning involves vision, goals, program objectives/strategies/activities, human and fiscal resources, training, evaluation, and collaboration with others.
  3. Oversee and align the efforts of curriculum and instruction services to reflect horizontal and vertical continuity and articulation of the instructional program throughout the system.
  4. Develop, implement and supervise curriculum and instruction policies and procedures.
  5. Assist all school administrators with implementing building-level improvement plans in accordance with local, state, and federal guidelines.
  6. Develop, oversee and evaluate school system plans for Title I, Part A, curriculum development, professional development, instructional materials adoptions and course additions, minority achievement, curriculum and instruction initiatives, and student standards and accountability.
  7. Provide leadership in implementing the superintendent’s goals and develop plans accordingly.
  8. Facilitate feedback loops to alert central office staff when there is a breakdown in the coordination of academic and operational support.
  9. Promote a positive working relationship with staff through consistent responsive behavior and teamwork.
  10. Evaluate principal and assistant principal performance.
  11. Attend and participate in local, regional, state and national meetings and conferences to keep abreast of current researched best teaching practices and programs.
  12. Provide opportunities for system-wide articulation and acquisition of knowledge and best practices through monthly professional and curriculum meetings.
  13. Plan and coordinate the curriculum development process for all core curriculum areas.
  14. Assist the superintendent in planning and implementation of special projects such as school bonds, alternative programs, system-wide school improvement survey, special school intervention and assistance.
  15. Serve as clearinghouse of information on curriculum and instruction issues, educational trends, school improvement process, best instructional practices, staff development issues, student standards and accountability issues.
  16. Serve as contact for all curriculum and instruction related communication.
  17. Initiate collaboration with other agencies to share resources that enhance the educational community’s learning environment.
  18. Provide a communication model for instructional support staff to better serve the schools.
  19. Assist the superintendent in communicating his/her goals to the Board of Education, school personnel and the community.
  20. Assist in selection and placement of administrative personnel, in delegating and supervising staff responsibilities and in evaluating staff.
  21. Provide professional growth opportunities as needed.
  22. Plan, supervise, and maintain curriculum and instruction, staff development and Title I budgets and records in accordance with local/state/federal guidelines.
  23. Oversee budget preparation and budget implementation process for assigned personnel.
  24. Assist in researching and developing grants and external funding opportunities to support the schools’ improvement goals.
  25. Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested by the Superintendent.

The information contained in this job description is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Other duties within the classification and the physical demands of the job may be assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily.  The essential functions listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • Master’s Degree or higher.
  • Michigan Department of Education Administrative Certification required.


  • At least 5 years of successful experience in school administration, preferably as a principal, director of district-wide program or member of central office with direct staff responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in working with students, staff, parents, and the public.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:           

  • Thorough knowledge of principles, procedures and practices of public school administration.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing public school students.
  • Thorough knowledge of personnel and management principles, practices, and techniques as they relate to the administration of student support, policy development, employee relations and related services.
  • Comply with confidentiality requirements and ethical guidelines for local, state and federal laws, policies and statutes.

Other Requirements:

                         Residence within a 60-mile radius of the borders of the District is required; residence within the City of Flint is preferred.  Newly hired employees must satisfactorily pass: 1) physical examination by a medical doctor; 2) police clearance; 3) reference check, including digital fingerprinting; and 4) 5-panel drug test.  Must comply with Student Safety Initiative Legislation, as amended.


Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Exempt Administrative Salary Schedule personnel.

Special Job Considerations

Certification:  Required     X      Not Required           Desirable_____       

Type of Certification:  Administrative     X       Teacher            Other ______

Bargaining Unit Position:  Yes_____ No__X___    

Executive Salary Schedule: Grade 12, 245 Days

Reports To:  Superintendent

Supervision:  Athletic Director, LSS Director, School Health Programs Director, Alternative Education Director, Parent & Student Services Director, Supervisor Early Literacy & Numeracy, School Improvement Facilitator, Instructional Specialists, MTSS Supervisor, Director of State, Federal, and Local Programs, and Coordinator of Research, Evaluation, Assessment & Data.

Physical Demands:  Sedentary Work (see U.S. Department of Labor Guidelines)            

Date: 1-30-18