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Job Title: Chief of Staff
Job Location: Saint Louis Public Schools
Beginning: Jul 01, 2021
Deadline: Mar 12, 2021**
District: St. Louis City
St Louis, MO 63101
Telephone: 314-345-2379
Job Description:
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(Complete Application on Website)

Position Summary: 
The Chief of Staff ensures that the vision and strategic priorities of the District translate effectively into action across all District departments and levels. 

Essential Functions: 
  • Provides oversight and direction related to district relations, media relations, parental and community involvement, legislative matters and change management
  • Supports the Superintendent’s Cabinet in implementing and monitoring strategic priorities and goals in alignment with the district’s strategic plan and other priorities of the Superintendent and the Board
  • Participates with the Superintendent and other senior staff in strategic planning, policy development and problem resolution of complex issues and needs
  • Interacts with government, community, industry officials and the Board of Education in the representation and development of strategic program initiatives
  • Prepares and contributes to the preparation of reports, briefings, presentations and responses on strategic issues as appropriate
  • Directs all facets of the daily operations of the Office of the Superintendent to ensure compliance with board policies and regulations and local, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Support special projects and initiatives, as needed to ensure strategic priorities and the mission of the District are accomplished
  • Attends Board of Education meetings, and attends and presides over such other meetings as directed by the Superintendent
  • Analyzes and manages sensitive issues that arise frequently in the rapidly changing environment of the Superintendent’s office
  • Provides communication counsel and support to the Superintendent to ensure the district’s strategy, objectives and performance are effectively communicated to external and internal audiences
  • Assists with matters related to policy development, legislation, intergovernmental relations and lobbying with exceptional analytical communication skills
  • Continuously updates professional knowledge by reading professional journals and research papers, attending seminars, conferences and workshops
  • Manages, supports and supervises the Alternative Education Program
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Highly visionary, with a belief that all children and adults are capable of greatness 
  • Deep understanding of how systems operate and how to lead change efforts internally 
  • Compelling communicator with the ability to invest key stakeholders in prioritized work 
  • Effectively collaborative, working across teams at various levels of the organization to ensure effective implementation of strategic priorities 
  • Deep understanding of equity, especially in an educational context, at an individual contributor, team, department, school, and district level 
  • Highly self-aware of identity, biases, and characteristics and how those impact one’s own leadership  
  • Deeply committed to growing and accepting feedback with a demonstrated track record of receiving feedback well and implementing feedback effectively 
  • Highly-organized and detail-oriented with the ability to organize information, prepare materials, audit reports, etc. with a high level of attention to detail, precision, and accuracy
  • Effective leader of others with a strong ability to influence others across departments and teams both horizontally and vertically 
  • Considerable knowledge of state, local and school system fiscal regulations, policies and procedures
  • Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration
  • Considerable knowledge of the ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
  • Leadership experience in a setting similar to that of St. Louis Public Schools (preferred)
  • Experience as a principal or central office administrator (required)
  • Administrative experience as an assistant or associate superintendent (preferred)
  • Master's Degree or Administration Certification in the state of Missouri (required)
(Complete Application on Website)

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