Sep 13, 2021

Deputy Chief Academic Officer

$120,000 yearly
  • Guilford County Schools
  • Greensboro, NC, USA
Full-Time Education/Training Executive Management (CEO/ED)

Job Description

About Guilford County Schools (GCS)

Guilford County Schools (GCS) is the third-largest district in North Carolina, serving nearly 72,000 students across 126 schools in urban, suburban and rural areas. Superintendent Sharon L. Contreras, Ph.D., is leading the district through a pivotal phase in its development, focused on graduating students who are ready to be successful citizens and leaders of the world. Members of GCS’s leadership team will play a critical role in helping the district reach its top priorities which focus on student achievement, equity and excellence, talent development, school choice, and organizational effectiveness.

About the Deputy Chief Academic Officer Position

Reporting directly to the Chief Academic Officer (CAO), the Deputy Chief Academic Officer supports the team in executing the academic strategy and the instructional framework and pedagogical approach to GCS’s academic programs and is a key lever to accomplish GCS’ key goals outlined in the strategic plan, Ignite Learning. The Deputy Chief Academic officer must be an experienced and accomplished instructional leader, advocate and expert in curriculum, instruction, pedagogy, and learning. This role works closely with the CAO and academic teams to develop and execute the short and long-term instructional vision and academic priorities for GCS and collaboratively establishes a culture of high expectation and shared responsibility for equitable access to high quality and culturally relevant instruction. The Deputy Chief Academic Officer ensures that the academic team is partnering across the district departments, working closely with the Chief Schools Officer and principal supervisors to ensure alignment of district resources with school needs, to implement an instructional plan for the district that ensures effective teaching in every classroom, and to create conditions that ensure systemic improvement of practice over time in every classroom.

Hiring Organization

Guilford County Schools


Minimum Training & Experience

  • A clear track record of improving academic outcomes for students and closing opportunity gaps.
  • Master’s degree in educational administration, or a related field from an accredited college or institution. Doctorate preferred.
  • Six years of supervisory/administrative/management experience, preferably in a large urban school district. Experience as a teacher and/or school leader with documented success in improving student outcomes preferred.
  • Experience building high quality, highly functional teams with clear expectations for serving schools and achieving student success.
  • Ability to navigate uncertainty and ambiguity, and to prioritize work efforts to execute overall strategy.
  • Knowledge of best practices, and current on national trends and research for the instruction of diverse and multilingual learners
  • Eligible for NC Administrator license preferred, but not required.
  • Eligible for valid NC driver’s license at time of hire.

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Salary for this position is competitive commensurate with prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

The Guilford County Board of Education believes in the dignity of all individuals and in the worth of their labors. To this end, the Board will ensure that all applicants for employment and all employees are employed, assigned, supervised, promoted, compensated, and terminated in full compliance with state and federal equal opportunity statutes. No applicant for employment or current employee will experience discrimination based on race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, physical handicap, sexual orientation or disability.

Application Instructions

Please submit and cover letter by clicking here: Deputy Chief Academic Officer

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