This job posting will close on 4/23/2021. Please view the "How to Apply" section in order to submit an application.
Who We Are
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 55,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 136 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.
What It Means to Work Here
When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014, SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives.,SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As a CORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.
Who We Want
We want talented people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission, steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and problem solvers who are comfortable in a community of continuous learning.
The Early Education Department (EED) serves approximately 4,000 children and has an annual operational budget of $40 million. The Executive Director for Program Quality and Enhancement is responsible for monitoring the delivery of Quality Supports to 34 Early Education and PK-5 Co-located Schools, including Curriculum & Instruction, Family Partnership, Behavioral RTI, and Inclusive Practices.
Plays an instrumental leadership role in the integration of the district’s early education and elementary school services to create a solid foundation for a P-12 (PreK through grade 12) district and Promote Kindergarten Readiness.
Works collaboratively with other Executive Directors and/or Directors of the Early Education Department so that there is alignment between school-based plans and the support provided.
Works in partnership with other district partners (such as School Operations and Instructional Support and Academic and Professional Development) to integrate and align early education and K-12 curricula, professional development, and direct services for children.
Is an active member of the Early Education Department Executive Team, which meets to communicate and plan department objectives.
Cultivates and sustains positive working relationships with various stakeholders (within and outside the district), such as district departments and elementary school administrators, higher education institutions, non-profit early education organizations, city agencies, foundations and other funding organizations, and parents and caregivers.
Ensures EED is engaged and actively participates in PreK through grade 3 initiative for the district.
Supports and monitors the delivery of quality early education programs at early education schools and elementary-based preschool programs; oversees curriculum, professional development, evaluation and testing assessment.
Familiar with early childhood curriculum (i.e. Creative Curriculum, HighScope, Project Approach) Provides coaching and support in the development of specific plans to meet identified school targets; assists in determining and acquiring support services.
Attends or chairs a variety of meetings; represents the Chief of Early Education as needed in collaborative/partnerships/task forces with the City, County, human services agencies; institutions of higher education, business/industry, and judicial and law enforcement agencies.
Collaborates with First 5 San Francisco, The Office of Early Care and Education, principals, and other District departments in the implementation of assessments.
Collect documentation of various assessments for yearly reports for state and philanthropic agencies.
Familiar with formative and summative assessments, such as Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ), Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP), Kindergarten Observation Form (KOF), Fontes and Pinnell (F&P), Phonological Awareness Literacy Screen (PALS), Early Childhood Environmental Rating Scale (ECERS-r), and Classroom Assessment Scoring System (CLASS). Coordinates all assessment processes and research projects in the EED.
Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; interviews and selects employees and recommends transfers, reassignments, terminations and disciplinary actions. Oversees professional development budgets, expenditures, and reporting.
Able to develop leadership skills of a diverse workforce
Evidence of strong conceptual, analytical, organizational, and management skills and demonstrated leadership ability.
Valid California Administrative Services Credential and/or California Early Education Child Development Program Director Permit required
5 years of administrative experience, preferably in early education or elementary
Must have knowledge or experience of Title V, Title 22, and Title 1 regulations.
Must possess effective written and oral communication skills.
Must be an effective collaborator.
What We Offer
SFUSD offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits plan including dental and vision plans, a defined benefit pension plan, disability, life insurance, flexible spending account options and vacation time. We also offer an inclusive and equity-centered environment where we encourage staff to bring their whole selves to work.
How to Apply
For external candidates who are not currently employed with SFUSD:
For internal candidates who are currently employed with SFUSD:
Visit http://empowersf.sfusd.edu/ and login with your SFUSD email address and password. After logging in, navigate to the Career Page from the drop down menu at the top left corner of the page to search for open positions and begin your application.
You will be prompted to electronically attach a letter of interest, resume, references, and administrative credentials/licenses.
Our Human Resources team will then review your entire application to determine your eligibility status and contact you directly should you move forward in the process
San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities.For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.
About San Francisco Unified School District
The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose, and that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, and equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21 st century.
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