I submitted an open records request to the Franklin Public Schools for “the complete contract agreement with newly-hired FPS Assistant Superintendent Jessica Moe. Please include specific salary and benefit package information if it is not outlined in the contract.” I also requested Moe’s job description.
I’m not sold at all that FPS needs another high-priced administrator.
Despite my rather straightforward request the response by FPS did not include Moe’s benefit package details, so I’ve requested that data again.
DRAFT: JOB DESCRIPTION
Position Title: Assistant Superintendent for Continuous Improvement
Relationships: Reports to: Superintendent
Supervises: Principals, Director of Teaching & Learning, and Director of
Student Services, Data Integration Specialist, System Specialist in
Charge of Strategic Assessment
Works With: Superintendent, District Leadership Team, Board of
Education, certified and non-certified staff, students, parents, community
Experience, Education, and Licensure
- Current Wisconsin Superintendent License
- Three or more years of a district-level leadership role.
Required Skills and Abilities
The Assistant Superintendent for Continuous Improvement is an influential
collaborator and leader.
1. Adept at thinking strategically, translating plans into action, and exhibiting
2. Demonstrates skill and understanding in assessment, data analysis, and
accountability systems. Ability to analyze, interpret, and use data to
collaborate, identify best practices and areas for improvement, and drive
results at the district level.
3. Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals, exhibit flexibility
and drive results.
4. Knowledge of applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
5. Forward-thinking ability to identify areas for improvement and take decisive
and timely action to bring about desired change.
6. A realistic view of change in an establish organization and the ability and tenacity to craft incremental efforts to achieve longer-term objectives.
7. Ability to supervise and motivate a skilled district-level leadership team.
8. Ability to set and meet high standards of service to develop a workforce that
embraces a culture of quality and service.
9. Knowledge of research-based practices in leadership and teacher
10. Communicates effectively, verbally and in writing, to a diverse audience.
11. Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information.
12. Works effectively, professionally and tactfully with District Administrator,
District staff, Board of Education, and the public.
13. Exhibits a professional, businesslike appearance and demeanor.
14. Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate interaction with the workforce.
The Assistant Superintendent of Continuous Improvement is a strategy developer and a strategy implementer. Roles include:
Internal Consultant: focused on strategy formulation and deployment.
Specialist: specialized skills that are not otherwise present within an organization.
Supervisor and Coach: to provide information and feedback to strategy creators and
facilitate communication between teams, team members, and stakeholders.
Change Agent: facilitate and enable.
● Assist the Superintendent with developing, communicating, executing, and sustaining
the district Coherence Plan.
● Provide supervision of the leadership responsible for the overall development,
coordination, communication, and supervision of educational programming for all
students grades 4K-12 that maximize and support learning systems.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Lead and supervise the implementation of the District’s Coherence Plan.
2. Provide oversight of research-based, data driven instruction to the students of the Franklin Public School District.
3. Facilitating and driving key strategic initiatives through the inception phase.
4. Ensuring departmental/building strategic planning actions and school improvement
plans reflect organizational strategic priorities.
5. Developing inclusive planning processes.
6. Translating strategies into actionable and quantitative plans.
7. Ensuring progress-monitoring strategies are deployed.
8. Mobilizing and managing teams of individuals charged with executing strategies.
9. Acting as a resource across an organization to increase broad cohesion for strategic
10. Lead assessment and measurement of data related to the Coherence Plan.
11. Report to the Superintendent and Board on the instructional program.
Along with the District Administrator:
1. Ensure implementation of the District Coherence Plan.
2. Ensure Integration and coordination in the delivery of educational programming and
instruction to meet the needs of all students.
3. Responsible for the development, interpretation, and implementation of board policy as it relates to curriculum, instruction, and educational programs.
4. Communicate educational programs, philosophies, and policies to staff, students, and community.
Human Resources Leadership
1. Provides collaborative leadership for the design and implementation of effective
2. Evaluate system specialists and staff under direct supervision.
3. In conjunction with the Superintendent, assist with the evaluation of and professional development of designated District administrative instructional staff.
1. Assist in preparing budgets for the implementation of the Coherence Plan.
2. Generates aligns and leverages resources for the implementation of effective instructional strategies.
3. Review and approve annual teaching and learning and student services department
Community and School Relations
1. Attends community functions, visits schools regularly, and is readily accessible to
school employees, various parent groups, and others to interpret curriculum,
evaluation progress and policies.
2. Consult with administrators, staff, community and others regarding framework, goals, outcomes, instructional materials, and other curricular concerns, and leads action needed to continuously improve student achievement.
3. Implement ongoing communication plans to effectively communicate with various audiences to ensure understanding of curriculum and instruction initiatives.
Facilitate Long Term Planning for Improved Programs, Instruction, and Assessment
1. Create a culture of equity through respect, understanding, sensitivity and
appreciation for students, staff and other stakeholders, and model those attributes
2. Keep current with research on best practices and professional literature.
3. Engage in proactive collaboration and partnerships with school and district
colleagues to promote, support and enhance the vision, mission and goals of the
4. Attend approved conferences for instructional planning and leadership.
5. Facilitate sessions for staff, which address long-term curriculum planning,
instructional improvement, and/or leadership development.
6. Facilitate the long-term strategic plan with the Superintendent and the Board of
Education with respect to curriculum and instruction.
Physical Demands of Essential Functions:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
1. Regularly required to sit and talk or hear, and rely on close vision, depth perception and
ability to adjust focus,
2. Occasionally required to stand, walk, and carry up to 25 l bs.,
3. Occasionally required to work extended hours,
4. Frequently required to write with prolonged use of keyboard,
5. Frequently required to meet multiple demands from several people,
6. Reports to work on a regular basis and is absent only for reasons of illness, emergency or
other approved leaves.
Responsibilities frequently require meetings at various school sites and travel to meeting in Wisconsin and out of State.
Terms of Employment: 260 days per year
NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed. These statements are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, tasks and skills required of an employee in this position.
The District reserves the right to require that other tasks be performed when warranted (for example, by emergencies, changes in personnel or workload, reorganization, or technical development). The District also reserves the right to revise this job description.
My signature below acknowledges that I have read this job description and I am able to perform the essential functions and responsibilities of the position.
I have reviewed the above job description and understand the requirements of this position.
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Communicating and implementing the District’s strategy internally so that learning community
understands the strategic plan and how it carries out the District’s overall goals.
● Driving decision-making that results i n short-term and long-term improvement.
● Establishing and reviewing key strategic priorities and translating them into a
comprehensive strategic plan.
● Monitoring the execution of the strategic plan.
● Facilitating and driving key strategic initiatives through inception phase.
● Ensuring departmental/building strategic planning projects and school improvement plans reflect organizational strategic priorities.
● Partnering with the Directors, Principals, special committees, and staff to support
execution of key initiatives.
● Developing inclusive planning processes.
● Translating strategies into actionable and quantitative plans.
● Ensuring progress-monitoring strategies are deployed.
● Mobilizing and managing teams of individuals charged with executing strategies.
● Acting as a resource across an organization to increase broad cohesion for strategic plans
The Director of Strategic Leadership is a strategy developer and a strategy implementer. Roles include:
Internal Consultant: focused almost exclusively on strategy formulation.
Specialist: have specialized skills that are not otherwise present within an organization.
Coach: work to provide information to strategy creators and facilitate communication
between teams, team members and stakeholders.