2019-2020 Chief Academic Officer

  • Florence School District Three
  • Apr 12, 2019

Job Description

Job Purpose:
The Chief Academic Officer is responsible for advising the implementation of innovative
districtwide initiatives  and  programs  that  directly focus  on  accelerating  the  pace  of                closing the achievement  gap, elevating  achievement  of  all  students,  and  increasing  the graduation  rate  in  Florence  County  School District Three.  The Chief Academic Officer will supervise the Instructional Directors of Curriculum and Instruction to include oversight of principal management. This position provides support and leadership to the offices of Curriculum,Early Learning, Instructional Delivery, Support and Alternative Services, Innovation and Digital Learning, Quality Assurance and Accountability, and Professional Development.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements:
•    SC certification or eligibility for SC certification as SC State Board of Education
      Superintendent required;
•    Master’s Degree; Educational Specialist degree strongly preferred or in a program
•    Prior experience as a Principal in high poverty setting preferred
•    Prior experience supervising Principals
•    Knowledge of school reform and student support strategies
•    Advanced degree in Education with an emphasis on curriculum, instruction, and school
•    Demonstrated success leading strategic educational initiatives

Selected candidates must have the ability to:
•    Executes the academic initiatives as identified in the District’s strategic plan through the
      use of measurable goals and strategies
•    Oversees and coordinates the implementation of the core curriculum, MAP Testing, and core
•    Implements research-based initiatives to improve student achievement as measured by South
     Carolina’s State Tests, including SC Ready, SCPASS, End-of-Course examinations, ACT, and ACT WIN
•    Designs, implements, and monitors strategic plans for school improvement
•    Ensures the utilization of data to develop and monitor educational goals and initiatives that
     promote improved academic achievement for all students

 •  Develops a comprehensive program of early intervention with the lowest performing students to
     improve their performance
•    Oversees the development of the annual instructional needs to support school-based programs
•    Evaluates and re-aligns federally funded programs and personnel to improve the performance of
     underachieving schools
•    Leads and supervises the administrative duties and evaluates the performance of the leadership
     for all Instructional Directors.
•    Counsels and advises the Superintendent and Leadership Teams on research-supported strategies
      that focus on innovative districtwide initiatives and programs
•    Establishes and maintains relationships and represents the district with colleges, community
     organizations, and other school districts to support the Florence School District Three Strategic
•    Coordinates academic districtwide initiatives and programs
•    Possesses strong content knowledge and experience in literacy
•    Collaborates with district and school leadership to ensure support for execution of academic
•    Represents the Superintendent and District in professional and community settings
•    Leads and/or attends committee and sub-committee meetings as assigned by the Superintendent
•    Participates in professional networks
•    Keeps abreast of “best practices” and national research
•    Performs additional duties as assigned by the Superintendent


Florence School District Three


Position: Chief Academic Officer

Start Date: July 1, 2019

Responsible To: Superintendent

Salary: District Administrative Salary Scale, Level I, 240 Days plus Supplement

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Additional Information

Application Deadline: Open until filled

*Please note the application deadline date is for the convenience of the District.

We reserve the right to extend the deadline.

Apply online:  https://www.applitrack.com/florence/onlineapp/